Abstract deadline for new biodiesel technology event approaching


The Feb. 14 deadline for submitting presentation ideas to speak at the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit taking place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020, is approaching. Submit your abstract today at biodieseltechnologysummit.com.
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Detailing the data behind the latest US biodiesel quality report


Teresa Alleman, a senior fuel chemist with National Renewable Energy Laboratory, made her first appearance on the stage in several years at the National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa to discuss the biodiesel industry’s latest fuel quality report.
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Court strikes down 3 small refinery exemptions approved by US EPA


In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the U.S. EPA’s approach to granting SREs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit late struck down three exemptions Jan. 24 that were improperly issued by EPA.
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Industry veterans introduce BTC bridge loan funding for producers


Joe Jobe of Rock House Advisors and Peter Behrle of PB Renewables are making bridge loan funding available for biodiesel producers expecting IRS refunds so they don’t have to wait months for their 2018 and 2019 biodiesel tax credit refunds.
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Manitoba to increase biodiesel, ethanol blend requirements


Manitoba will increase the biodiesel content requirement in diesel fuel from 2 to 5 percent and the ethanol requirement in gasoline from 8.5 to 10 percent. Industry, stakeholder and citizen consultations will take place in the coming months.
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2020 Eye on Biodiesel winners showcase an image of success


The National Biodiesel Board’s annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to biodiesel. The commercial biodiesel industry wouldn’t be where it is today without them. Here are the 2020 recipients.
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Young scientists present next-gen biodiesel research in Tampa


Student scientists from universities across the country converged in Tampa, Florida, at the National Biodiesel Conference to showcase their work as part of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. Four presented their work on a panel.
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HollyFrontier picks HydroFlex tech for renewable diesel process


HollyFrontier announced it has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex process technology for production of renewable diesel at its Navajo refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. The 125 MMgy project is expected to cost $350 million and be operating in early 2022.
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President Trump signs USMCA trade deal into law, Canada to follow


President Donald Trump signed the USMCA agreement into law Jan. 29, a trade deal supplanting the North American Free Trade Agreement that has been in effect for the past 26 years. Mexico has already acted on USMCA and Canada is expected to soon.
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Grants help WPI professor hone bio-oil process from mixed waste


WPI associate professor Michael Timko has been awarded a $2 million grant from DOE and $275,000 from MCEC to expand his earlier research to mix food waste with municipal green waste and, through hydrothermal liquefaction, make an energy-dense oil.
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