EPA supplemental proposal is not the same ‘deal’ struck by Trump


EPA issued a supplementary proposal Oct. 15 on how it should project SRE volumes in setting annual RFS requirements. Stakeholders say it is not the same deal struck by Trump, administration officials, legislators, and oil and biofuel refiners.
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New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome


The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted.
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Quebec’s draft biofuel regulations ‘disappointing’ for biodiesel


While the minister of energy and natural resources is confident the “ambitious” targets will result in growth and investment in Quebec, a 2 percent biodiesel standard represents zero increase beyond the federal requirement in place for 10 years.
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Industry Know-How


From a company whose software facilitates small feedstock generators landing big contracts to a comprehensive report on biomass-based diesel, and a tax specialist with new solutions, the industry knowledge in this spotlight edition runs deep.
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Algae Oil to Biodiesel: A Practical Application


Within the All-Gas Project of Europe’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, BDI-BioEnergy International demonstrates algae oil extraction, characterization and conversion to biodiesel using its RepCat process.
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Industry veterans introduce comprehensive market, policy analysis


Over the past three years Playmaker Strategies, based in Washington, D.C., and Rock House Advisors of Jefferson City, Missouri, have teamed up to write and produce “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Policy, Regulatory and Market Perspectives.”
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National voter poll shows strong support for RFS, biodiesel use


The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of a national poll of registered voters to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies. The results show a candidate’s support for biodiesel can influence votes.
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Targray opens new biodiesel terminal in Antwerp, Belgium


Biodiesel marketer and distributor Targray has opened a new biodiesel terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. Targray began taking orders at the new terminal in the third quarter and supplies commercial volumes of biodiesel from a variety of feedstocks.
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Van Sleet takes on new executive role at Evonik Oil Additives USA


Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. announced Oct. 15 that Richard Van Sleet has been appointed regional president in the Americas. He will retain his current responsibilities as global head of marketing for lubricant additives.
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Feeling the Effects


In his editor’s note from the Fall 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the tough market and policy conditions that materialized this past summer, how it is impacting biodiesel producers, and the resiliency of this industry.
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