WDB ‘running like gangbusters,’ implements distancing measures


“We had to make changes to how we load trucks, and how we deal with drivers and even our own employees,” said Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa. “A lot of changes have been made because of the coronavirus.”
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Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released


BBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online.
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W2Fuel targets June startup for Michigan, Iowa biodiesel plants


“It’s frustrating, but we’re doing the best we can,” W2Fuel President and CEO Roy Strom told Biodiesel Magazine, referring to the coronavirus pandemic and how the crisis is affecting the restart of his two biodiesel plants in Michigan and Iowa.
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2 biodiesel cold flow improvers pass new AGQM no-harm test


Only two of seven additives tested passed AGQM’s new no-harm test for biodiesel cold flow improvers, and both are manufactured by Chimec. The new test procedure, developed by Germany’s AGQM, is called the No-Harm Test BDFI and consists of two parts.
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FAO vegetable oil price index falls to 8-month low


The April FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 percent, compared to the previous month, to 131.8 points. This was the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in three months running.
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Biofuel feedstock reimbursement act introduced in US Senate


Legislation was introduced May 19 in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar, which would provide assistance to biofuel producers adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from the health crisis.
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USDA accepting applications for HBIIP grants through Aug. 13


USDA began accepting applications May 15 for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants for activities designed to expand the sale and availability of ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Online applications must be submitted by Aug. 13.
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US Supreme Court denies review of RFS point of obligation issue


The U.S. Supreme Court announced May 18 that it has denied a petition filed by Valero Energy asking the court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery


As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment.
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Estimates suggest European soybean planting up 11% year-on-year


The area in the EU-27 planted with legumes for the 2020 crop will presumably be up 9 percent at 2.5 million metric tons. Soybeans account for the largest hectarage and see the biggest increase in area relative to other legume crops.
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