BIOX lands funding to install glycerin refining equipment

BIOX secured funding from Farm Credit Canada to upgrade its 67 MMly biodiesel refinery so it can produce technical-grade glycerin. The $4.8 million addition will process most of the 9 million pounds of glycerin produced annually at the facility.

Agrisoma eyes North American feedstock opportunity

The firm will join forces with Isreal-based Rosetta Green to identify new genes and traits that might apply to work Agrisoma is conducting to enhance carinata, a cousin of the canola plant. A Canadian development fund has given the effort $425,000.

Unlocking tallow tree's potential as a biodiesel feedstock

The tallow tree has virtually no insect problems, is fast-growing, has the capacity to sequester large quantities of carbon and can produce 25 to 40 times more oil per acre than soybeans.The Chinese have relied on it for more than 1,500 years.

Math model predicts how biofuel molecules degrade in atmosphere

A Copenhagen chemist has developed a mathematical tool that can help predict the environmental impacts of various methods of biofuel production. The tool promises to provide a cheaper, faster and safer way to develop new forms of biofuel.

New fuel economy standards call for 54 mpg by 2025

The White House has officially released its new fuel economy standards, and by 2025, cars and light trucks model years 2017-'25 will reach a performance equivalence of 54.5 mpg while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 163 grams per mile.

Canada's SDTC funds four biodiesel, biorefining projects

The Sustainable Development Technology Canada's SD Tech Fund invested $53 million in 17 new clean technology projects across Canada in the areas of agriculture, transportation, mining and energy, four of which involved biodiesel and biorefining.

Depreciation opportunities for biodiesel industry sunset Dec. 31

Those in the biodiesel industry who are looking at purchasing equipment for expansion, renovation, and those buying biodiesel plants, should explore tax deduction opportunities that exist in 2011, because they may not be around next year.

Biodiesel energy balance surpasses 5.5-to-1

A newly published report co-authored by researchers from the University of Idaho and the USDA found that for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, it returns a stunning 5.54 units of renewable energy. It was previously 4.56-to-1.

Wash. plant restarts biodiesel production, canola crushing

After sitting idle for a year and now under the direction of new general manager Joel Edmonds, Inland Empire Oilseeds LLC restarted production at its 8 MMgy canola-based biodiesel facility and canola crush plant in Odessa, Wash.

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