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New Mexico algae project receives funding

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that $200,000 in Recovery Act funding has been awarded to New Mexico State University. A portion of that funding will go to the university's Renewable Energy, Water and Arid Lands Task Force to support an algae biodiesel project.READ MORE

Potential for drop-in biofuels in New Zealand

A report recently published by New Zealand Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright calls for a more strategic approach to biofuels development within the nation. The report, titled "Some biofuels are better than others: Thinking strategically about biofuels," addresses the pros and cons of various biofuels. According to Wright, in order for biofuels to play a significant role in New Zealand's energy future, drop-in biodiesel made from wood must be developed.READ MORE Biomass Industry Directory

Alfa Laval acquires Ageratec

Alfa Laval, a leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company, has acquired the remaining shares in the Swedish biodiesel company Ageratec AB. Ageratec will be fully integrated into Alfa Laval and the company stated it will become an application center for biodiesel in the market unit vegetable oil technology segment, located in Norrkoping, Sweden.READ MORE

Cargill to build biodiesel plant in Argentina

Looking to bolster its biodiesel footprint in Latin America, Cargill Inc.'s Argentinean operating branch Cargill Argentina (Cargill SACI) invested $112 million towards the cost of building a 240,000 metric-ton (72 MMgy) biodiesel plant in the rich soybean-growing region of Villa Governador Galvez within the Santa Fe Province in Argentina.READ MORE

Bloomberg signs biodiesel bill

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially made the Big Apple and biodiesel-blended heating oil synonymous. During an official signing in the Blue Room at City Hall, Bloomberg signed Intro 194-A, requiring all grades of heating oil sold in the city to contain at least 2 percent biodiesel starting in October 2012. "I actually call it sexy," said Danny Falcone, wholesale manager for Ultra Green Energy Services LLC. There's no denying this looks good to the industry, Falcone said.READ MORE

Alabama's newest plant opens in Enterprise

Employees at the Enterprise, Ala., Public Works Facility can add a new duty to their job descriptions: biodiesel production. After 15 years of development, the city officially announced its new biodiesel facility is up and running, with major supporter Gov. Bob Riley in attendance. Businesses such as the Greenside Grill, McDonald's, and the local high school will all provide waste cooking oil to the plant, helping the community-scale biodiesel refinery scaled at 70,000 gallons a year secure local feedstock. The plant will only run at 30 percent now, however, producing about 21,000 gallons of biodiesel per annum.READ MORE

EC launches anti-circumvention investigation

The European Commission launched an investigation into imports of U.S.-based biodiesel to Europe as it seeks to find out if anti-dumping measures that were imposed on the U.S. in March 2009 are being circumvented. Specifically, the EU intends to probe into whether U.S.-based biodiesel containing B20 or higher blends are entering European ports. B19 blends are not covered by last year's tariffs, according to the European Biodiesel Board, whose members produce 80 percent of the region's fuel.READ MORE
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