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No compromise of LCFS in new California climate bills

BY Ron KotrbaThe California State Senate and Assembly passed what are being hailed as a pair of groundbreaking climate bills, SB 32 and AB 197, which Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to sign. The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition said the bills keep the LCFS intact. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

An in-depth review of the National Advanced Biofuels Conference

BY Ron KotrbaThe National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, took place this summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This in-depth review covers the event's technical sessions on biojet, biogas and biodiesel. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Biodiesel-fueled power on Oahu draws nearer

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. finally broke ground on a new 50-megawatt power plant on the island of Oahu that will run on both conventional fuels and biodiesel READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Speakers, agenda announced for the 2016 Energy Conference

BY The 2016 Energy Conference The 2016 Energy Conference, Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa, will bring public and private entities together to discuss energy policy, climate change, and to network. Its purpose is to create profit-driven opportunities for energy independence. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Texas A&M to host course on plant operations, process engineering

BY Texas A&M University The Process Engineering R&D Center at Texas A&M University is offering a hands-on short course in plant operations and process engineering for solvent and biofuel facilities Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

US EPA commits to meeting statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two of the agency's offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance seeks qualified auditors

BY Ron KotrbaTo help keep costs down, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance wants to develop a nationwide database of regional resources for certification candidates. The organization is requesting CVs from qualified auditors across the country to accomplish this. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Truck stop association against redefining obligated party in RFS

BY Erin Voegele The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers, a position supported by oil lobby AFPM. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE