Mission NewEnergy petitions EPA for palm oil pathway

Australia-based Mission NewEnergy Ltd. recently announced the development of an improved palm oil supply chain process called Mission g-Palm that is designed to maximize greenhouse gas savings when producing biodiesel. EU markets have accepted it.

Filta expands waste oil collection network

A growing number of restaurants and other industrial facilities that use cooking oil will be frying green as Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions opened three new franchise locations in the U.S. in North Dakota, Florida and Virginia.

2 alternative biodiesel processes unveiled at Biorefining show

The International Biorefining Conference in Houston wasn't exclusively about biobased chemicals and next-gen biofuels. In fact, the event featured two speakers who presented novel biodiesel technologies that are on the verge of commercialization.

Research addresses global agricultural intensity improvements

The results of a project undertaken by University of Minnesota and Wisconsin researchers show that closing agricultural "yield gaps" around the world could lead to more efficient agricultural production, allowing more biofuel from less land.

Linnaeus lands funding for oilseed crop development

Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. has been awarded $1.2 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to advance the production of camelina and safflower-based oils to be used as renewable feedstocks in nonfuel applications such as polymers.

Udall renewable fuel parity bill introduced in Senate

U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, introduced a bill on Sept. 15 that aims to level the playing field for advanced biofuels by altering certain elements of the renewable fuel standard to make it more "technology neutral."

Evonik breaks ground on new catalyst facility in Argentina

Leading biodiesel catalyst supplier Evonik Industries expands global presence by breaking ground on the construction of a new 60,000-metric ton catalyst production plant in Puerto General San Martin, Argentina.

UK biodiesel producer looking to expand capacity

When the founders of U.K.-based Organic Drive decided to leave their industrial and operational consulting positions, the team wanted to find an industry that was growing. They chose biodiesel for several reasons, and haven't looked back.

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