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Posted March 10, 2010



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Mega-shipper tests biodiesel

Maersk Line, the large Denmark-based liner shipping company that services customers all over the world, used more than 9 million tons of bunker fuel in 2009 and has set a corporate target to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by "20 percent per container moved" by 2017. On Mar. 5, Maersk announced that they were testing biodiesel in hopes that the fuel could help achieve those goals.READ MORE

NBB says biodiesel is a pipeline fuel

After Argonne National Laboratory told Biodiesel Magazine in February that it was developing pipeline-ready biofuels-and that the institution did not consider biodiesel to be one of them-the National Biodiesel Board took offense. "Kinder Morgan is currently moving B5 on the Plantation Pipeline, and B5 has been piped in Europe for years," said Steve Howell, NBB technical director. "So saying that biodiesel isn't a pipeline fuel is just wrong."READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

Soybean industry sets policy direction

Soybean producers gathered in Anaheim, Calif., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association. One hundred thirty three producers from ASA's 25 state affiliates served as voting delegates in this annual process that guides the association as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability. The voting delegates' session was held on March 6, following the close of the Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. What follows are the most significant additions and modifications covering a variety of important soybean issues.READ MORE

Springboard to host production workshop

Springboard Biodiesel, manufacturer of the trademarked BioPro line of biodiesel processors, will host a comprehensive, introductory workshop on small-scale production at its facility in Chico, Calif., March 26 and 27. The course is designed to help people who want to make their own biodiesel, or for those who wish to polish their biodiesel skills and learn more, said Matt Roberts, vice president of marketing.READ MORE

Bioheat trademark dispute settled

A dispute over the Bioheat trademark was recently settled in favor of the registered trademark holder, the National Biodiesel Board. Earlier this year, the NBB initiated a lawsuit against Tarm USA Inc., a New Hampshire-based company that was using the term "BioHeatUSA" in relation to unrelated products. The recent settlement over Tarm USA's unlicensed use of the word Bioheat calls for discontinued use of the BioHeatUSA term within six months, as well as changing its Web site domain name ( MORE

CME Group to launch palm oil futures

On May 23, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group will launch a palm oil futures contract. Palm oil is the most abundant and widely consumed edible oil in the world and has strong ties to the biodiesel industry. Each contract will be equivalent to 25 metric tons of crude palm oil.READ MORE
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