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Posted December 31, 1969



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Florida, New York companies to make biodiesel

Florida-based alternative energy development company Renew Energy Resources Inc. and The Doe Fund, a New York-based nonprofit, announced Sept. 16 they will partner to produce biodiesel from waste grease in New York City.READ MORE

Cargill opens rapeseed crushing plant in France

Cargill Inc. recently inaugurated a new 65 million ($93 million) rapeseed crushing plant in the port of Montoir in western France. The company is the majority shareholder in the partnership with French oilseed finance group, Sofiproteol. The facility will produce 250,000 metric tons of rapeseed oil per year, as well as 350,000 metric tons of meal.READ MORE Munich Trade Fairs

Alabama partners to study MSW-to-diesel conversion

The city of Bay Minette, Ala., has been awarded $195,000 to work with Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., and Cello Energy in Bay Minette, Ala., to explore the feasibility of converting the city's municipal solid waste into a synthetic fuel that is similar to No. 2 diesel (ASTM D396 specification) fuel oil.READ MORE

Gushan resumes biodiesel production

Chinese biodiesel producer Gushan Environmental Energy Ltd. announced Sept. 22 that operations at the company's Beijing plant have resumed. Gushan temporarily suspended operations Aug. 1 through Sept. 20 due to government regulations put in place for the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.READ MORE

Beatrice Biodiesel files for bankruptcy

Beatrice Biodiesel LLC has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as its idle 50 MMgy biodiesel facility in Gage County, Neb., has become the property of Minnesota-based AgStar Financial Services.READ MORE

Hurricanes prompt a temporary TxLED waiver

On Sept. 15, the U.S. EPA issued a special diesel fuel waiver specific to Texas and its low emission diesel (TxLED) requirement as a result of disrupted fuel supplies from back-to-back Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The waiver allows diesel fuel to temporarily be suspended from being required to meet TxLED criteria, which is separate from the federal ultra low sulfur diesel mandate.READ MORE

U.S. House passes energy bill

On Sept. 16, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new energy bill, H.R. 6899, by a vote of 236 to 189. The legislation would require all retail fuel stations owned by major oil companies to have at least one alternative fuel pump, along with necessary infrastructure and storage facilities, available to dispense B20 or renewable diesel, E85, natural gas or hydrogen by Jan. 1, 2018.READ MORE

U.S. Senate extends renewable energy tax credits

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Senate passed the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 by a vote of 93 to 2. The bill includes an increase and extension through 2009 of income and excise credits for biodiesel and renewable diesel. However, foreign-produced fuel that is used or sold for use outside the United States would not qualify for the biofuel credits.READ MORE
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