NY Bioheat tax credit extended for five years

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation into law extending the state's Refundable Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit for five years. The personal tax credit gives consumers back a cent per percentage point blended for each gallon, up to B20.

EBB releases new European production, capacity statistics

The European Biodiesel Board has released a new set of statistics that show that the region's domestic biodiesel production decreased during the first two quarters in 2011. Comparatively, the EU experienced moderate production growth in 2010.

Australian algae facility passes environmental permitting process

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Act will give Algae.Tec the go-ahead to build a demonstration facility called Shoalhaven One near the Manildra Group's ethanol facility south of Sydney. The permit is effective immediately.

UK biodiesel producer to supply B30 to client

U.K. biodiesel producer Argent Energy has announced that leaflet marketing specialist EAE Ltd. is using its B30 blend of fuel to help reduce carbon emissions. EAE aims to become carbon neutral by 2015. Argent makes about 13.5 MMgy of biodiesel.

Dow partners with Solazyme to develop biobased fluids

Through a developmental agreement, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, formerly Dow Wire & Cable, will work with Solazyme Inc. to develop algal oils for use in biobased Dielectric Insulating Fluids. The market for DIF is estimated at $2 billion.

USGS biofuel researcher receives presidential award

A researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey who is pursuing a biofuels project has been recognized with a highly prestigious award. Research Ecologist Sasha Reed recently received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

SarTec gets DOE grant to support pennycress, camelina cultivation

Anoka-Minn.-based SarTec Corp. has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. DOE as part of a project to enhance the use of inedible energy crops for production of advanced biofuels using the one-step Mcgyan biodiesel process at Ever Cat Fuels.

Greenleaf Biofuels secures funding for new plant

Connecticut-based Greenleaf Biofuels LLC has closed on full project funding with Sovereign Bank for its 10 MMgy biodiesel plant in New Haven, Conn., using a Greenline system and working with Jatrodiesel and Innovative Design Engineering Associates.

Industry Events

Algae Biomass Summit

October 24-27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Southeast Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

November 1-3, 2011
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Pacific West Biomass
Conference & Trade Show

January 16-18, 2012
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, California

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 16-19, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 4-7, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biorefining
Conference & Trade Show

November 27-29, 2012

Houston, Texas

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