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Posted December 31, 1969



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U.K. protocol cuts red tape for waste oil feedstocks

A new draft quality protocol issued by the British government paves the way for producers in the United Kingdom to commercially convert waste cooking oil and rendered animal fats into biodiesel without having to treat biodiesel as waste. The Environment Agency, a non-departmental public body that is accountable directly to Parliament, together with the Waste and Resources Action Program, a non-profit organization, issued the protocol under the EA's Waste Protocols Project following a 2007 appeals court ruling that biodiesel manufactured from waste products is no longer a waste product and therefore doesn't need to be regulated as waste.READ MORE

Study: No difference between B20, ULSD

A year-long study conducted cooperatively by the National Biodiesel Board and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has concluded that a B20 biodiesel blend operates comparatively with petroleum-based ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD).READ MORE Methes

Biodiesel-powered train to carry message, music

The Green Train, a biodiesel-powered locomotive with 20 or more train cars, is scheduled to depart Portland, Ore., for Washington, D.C., in April 2009 to educate Americans about renewable energy. During the six-week tour the train will stop in seven major cities where country music performer and songwriter Merle Haggard, along with other musicians, will perform.READ MORE

U.K. agency releases monthly report

The United Kingdom's Renewable Fuels Agency, a government non-departmental public body that is the U.K.'s independent sustainable fuels regulator, has published its first monthly report on the supply of biofuel under the Renewable Transportation Fuel Obligation. The RTFO, which came into effect April 15, requires fossil fuel suppliers ensure that a specified percentage of the transportation fuel supplied to the U.K. is made up of renewable fuels. In 2008-'09 the RTFO requires that 2.5 percent of the fuel must be from renewable sources.READ MORE

Nova Biosource Fuels provides update on refineries

Houston-based biodiesel producer Nova Biosource Fuels Inc. recently announced that the company has maintained refinery production with all three 20 MMgy production trains at its biodiesel refinery in Seneca, Ill. Two trains are currently operating at approximately 75 percent of nameplate capacity, the other one is producing at approximately 65 percent.READ MORE

Louisville Clean Energy receives Kentucky funding

Louisville Clean Energy LLC plans to build five regional facilities across Kentucky that will use multiple feedstocks and processes to produce biodiesel, ethanol, and electricity. The $5 million Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund Program recently awarded $250,000 in investment capital for the biodiesel portion of the project.READ MORE

Oregon producers grow camelina for local plant

Twenty-six growers in eastern Oregon have planted camelina on marginal cropland. The oilseed crop will soon be harvested and taken to Williamette Biomass Processors Inc. in Rickreall, Ore., to be crushed and provided to a local biodiesel producer for use as a feedstock.READ MORE

Innovation Fuels ships biodiesel to the Netherlands

Innovation Fuels Inc., a New York-based renewable fuel company that manufactures, markets and distributes biodiesel globally, recently shipped more than 15,000 barrels of biodiesel from New York Harbor to Rotterdam, Netherlands. It's the first shipment of Innovation Fuels Europe, a joint agreement between the company and Arpadis Group.READ MORE

WASDE: Soybean production, stocks down

The sharp decline in oilseed and other commodity prices over the past month has resulted in the USDA's Aug. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report forecasting a drop in average soybean and product prices. That comes in spite of the USDA moving its production estimates for soybeans downward in the United States from last month's report. However, world oilseed production is forecast to be at a record high.READ MORE

EPA denies RFS waiver request

The U.S. EPA has denied the renewable fuels standard (RFS) waiver request submitted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry in late April. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson announced the decision Aug. 7 and said that, as a result, the required total volume of renewable fuels to be blended into the nation's fuel will remain 9 billion gallons for 2008 and 11.1 billion gallons in 2009. Perry had asked for the RFS to be reduced to 4.5 billion gallons for 2008.READ MORE
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