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U. of Saskatchewan receives funding for glycerin purification

BY The University of Saskatchewan With more than $500,000 in government funding, researchers will be able to purchase highly specialized equipment for the development and commercialization of new, more efficient and affordable glycerol purification and conversion technologies. READ MORE

February 27, 2015

New test proposed to determine origin of biodiesel feedstock

BY Ehsan Ali This article proposes the development of a technique to easily determine the source of oil or biodiesel based on carbon isotope ratio in different regions of the world. It would be like a litmus test to check the source of oil for biodiesel. READ MORE

February 25, 2015

EU biofuels policy winner is petroleum

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Parliament's Environment Committee passed a draft law Feb. 24 capping first-generation biofuels at 6 percent of transportation energy consumption by 2020 READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Iowa road funding bill passes with reduced tax rate for B11

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning biodiesel. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

US DOE awards $10M to develop innovative bioenergy processes

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. Energy Department's Bioenergy Technologies Office announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Plant built by Pacific Biodiesel up for online auction Feb. 24-26

BY Ron KotrbaA 2.5 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel plant built by Pacific Biodiesel is being sold in an online auction by West Auctions, with bids being accepted 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Feb. 24 through 10 a.m. PT Feb. 26. The courts ordered the plant to be sold. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Iowa 'gas tax' proposal would spur growth of biodiesel use

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa Biodiesel Board registered Feb. 20 in support of legislation that would raise the state's fuel tax. A provision of the legislation would give a partial exemption to the new tax for diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11). READ MORE

February 20, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biofuel statistics

BY Erin Voegele The NREL report states biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type in 2013. U.S. production increased by 64 percent, while global production increased 17 percent. U.S. biodiesel production in 2013 was 360 times greater than production in 2001. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Arizona high school students take part in biodiesel project

BY Arizona Charter Academy Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel made by the students. READ MORE