June 2006

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Acciona, Repsol sign global biodiesel production agreement



A Model of Success

By Ron Kotrba and Tom Bryan

When SoyMor Biodiesel came on line with its 30 MMgy biodiesel facility in Glenville, Minn., last year, it debuted as one of the biodiesel industry's first turnkey-plant designs of its size. The project was not without its challenges, but at the end of the day, REG delivered what it promised: a state-of-the-art biodiesel facility. What the builder learned from the experience was invaluable.

Proposed Biodiesel Plant List

By Anduin Kirkbride McElroy, Holly Jessen, Nicholas Zeman, Ron Kotrba and Dave Nilles

Biodiesel Magazine's second edition of its annual Proposed Biodiesel Plant List indicates some interesting trends, most notably the obvious-growth. It's apparent this industry is itching to explode with expansion.

Man on a Mission

By Nicholas Zeman

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Robert Cole is as good with engines as he is with business and politics, and he doesn't just want northwest Florida to start using biodiesel-he wants to see the renewable fuel made there.

Making Magic Happen

By Holly Jessen

Overcoming the loss of its original European investors and dealing gracefully with the reality of having one of the world's largest biodiesel plants in it's backyard, Dakota Skies Biodiesel continues to defy the odds and work towards financial close.

Ultimate Makeover

By Anduin Kirkbride McElroy

Imagine what goes down drains at fast food restaurants, steakhouses and cafeterias in cities across America. Now imagine a process technology that converts that gunk-trap grease-into high-quality biodiesel. Industry experts have questioned the process for years. The creators of Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel see things differently.

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