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Posted September 22, 2010



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REG acquires New Mexico biodiesel facility

Renewable Energy Group and ARES Corp. announced on Sept. 22 that REG will acquire biodiesel assets in Clovis, N.M., from ARES, which will concurrently invest an additional $8 million into REG in an all common stock transaction.READ MORE

Vaporizing biodiesel for natural gas turbines

LPP Combustion LLC has successfully demonstrated the clean generation of green, dispatchable, renewable electric power from a 30kW Capstone C30 gas turbine using biodiesel. The LPP Combustion skid-based technology vaporizes liquid fuels into an inert gas, creating a substitute natural gas trademarked LPP Gas, which is then used to power combustion devices.READ MORE 2011 Biodiesel Industry Directory

Aurora Algae announces milestone transition

California-based Aurora Algae, previously known as Aurora Biofuels, recently announced its transition from pilot-scale to commercial-scale algae production. "For the past four years we have focused on developing high-performance, versatile strains of algae in preparation for full-scale commercialization-and to be able to say we have reached the end of that development process is exciting," said Aurora CEO Greg Bafalis in a press release announcing the development.READ MORE

Tax credit stalled again

The biodiesel tax credit will have to wait once again. Congress passed the small business bill shortly after returning from recess, but it did not include the extension as it previously had. Before the August recess, an earlier version of the bill contained the biodiesel tax extension proposed by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and was also approved by both the Democrats and the Republicans, but in a move to keep the bill alive, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., stripped all amendments attached to the bill.READ MORE

On-site SMO production systems offered

Golden, Colo.-based SelectIon Technologies Inc. is now offering a new product solution within its ion-transport technology called NaSelect; an on-site and on-demand sodium methylate production system available to the biodiesel industry.READ MORE

Follow-up: Webinar dissects state policies' role

State policies and mandates continue to play an important role in the growth of the biodiesel industry, and during a webinar titled Biodiesel Policies and Mandates: What's Really Involved, the issue was addressed by several speakers with state-level experience. Sponsored by the Diesel Technology Forum, the webinar featured Shelby Neal, director of state governmental affairs for the National Biodiesel Board.READ MORE
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