Sandals explores expanding biodiesel project beyond St. Lucia


Following the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in St. Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring ways to expand its model of oil collection, conversion and biodiesel use on all islands where Sandals and Beaches resorts operate.
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Saola Energy, NextChem partner for int’l renewable diesel venture


NextChem of Italy and Kansas-based Saola Energy have formed a partnership to license renewable diesel technology to the international market. NextChem will be the licensor of the combined technology and provide clients with EPC services and training.
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Sustainable biofuels from crops must be part of EU’s ‘Green Deal’


Sustainable biofuels from cultivated biomass must be a part of the overall strategy toward the decarbonization of the agricultural and transport sectors. UFOP Chairman Wolfgang Vogel emphasized this in a letter to members of the European Parliament.
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Forge secures Shell investment for Ontario renewable diesel plant


Forge Hydrocarbons secured an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a 28.4 MMly renewable diesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, Canada, at a cost of CAD$30 million.
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Biodiesel Production Technology Summit abstract deadline extended


The deadline to submit speaker presentation abstracts for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit in Minneapolis June 15-17 has been extended. Abstracts are now being accepted through Feb. 21. Submit your idea at biodieseltechnologysummit.com.
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Registration open until Feb. 28 for AGQM round robin tests


For the first time, all three round robin tests for fatty acid methyl esters (FAME, or biodiesel), vegetable and used cooking oils and pharmaceutical glycerol will be offered at the same time by Germany’s biodiesel quality management association.
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IRS revises Form 8849 Schedule 3 for 2018-’19 BTC claims


On Feb. 14 the IRS issued a revised Form 8849 Schedule 3 necessary to file claims for the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit for 2018 and 2019. The IRS issued guidance Jan. 15 on the special one-time claim procedure.
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Plans abandoned for soybean crush facility in Spiritwood, ND


After more than three years, $6 million of investment and thousands of hours of management time, North Dakota Soybean Processors announced that it is abandoning its efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota.
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Delta agrees to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from NWABF


Building on its $2 million investment for an ongoing feasibility study with Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind to purchase sustainable aviation fuel, if produced, from NWABF.
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