RMA announces pilot crop insurance program for camelina

The USDA's Risk Management Agency has developed a pilot program to insure camelina. The program, which will be available in selected counties in Montana and North Dakota for the 2012 crop year, will have a sales closing date of Feb. 1, 2012.

Metro acquires Rocky & Marciano Fuel Oil on Long Island

Brooklyn-based Metro Fuel Oil continued its expansion on Long Island to better serve its residential heating oil and Bioheat customers by acquiring Rocky & Marciano Fuel Oil, a family company with more than 100 years of experience in heating.

FCStone, Lee Enterprises form strategic alliance

FCStone's Renewable Fuels Group's expertise covers the entire spectrum of activities related to renewable fuels, from a full understanding of inputs such as oilseeds, fats, energy and grains, to outputs including biodiesel, glycerin and more.

Greenleaf secures feedstock, offtake agreement with Tenaska

Greenleaf Biofuels and Tenaska BioFuels have signed an exclusive, multiyear agreement for Tenaska to supply feedstock to and sell biodiesel from Greenleaf Biofuels' 10 MMgy production facility in New Haven, Conn., currently under construction.

Poet corn oil enough for 12 MMgy of biodiesel by year's end

Poet owns 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol refining capacity and the company has been selling its trademarked Voila corn oil into the biodiesel and feed markets out of its 56 MMgy Poet Biorefining-Hudson facility in Hudson, S.D., for nearly a year.

Calif. grease theft crackdown pilot program underway

Grease theft isn't new but reports of a recent uptick in activity is cause for concern to biodiesel producers who rely on used cooking oils or yellow grease, an upgraded, commoditized version that can be used as animal feed or biodiesel feedstock.

Ky. power station to implement algae carbon capture project

The staff at East Kentucky Power Co-op's Dale Power Station in Winchester, Ky., is excited about a new project led by the University of Kentucky's Center for Applied Energy Research that will bring algae photobioreactors to the co-op's power station.

Blue Sun to offer biodiesel at Knoxville, Tenn., terminal

Blue Sun Biodiesel announced that it plans to deliver mechanically blended biodiesel to the Cummins Terminal located in Knoxville, Tenn., from a heated 546,000-gallon biodiesel tank through three of the six lanes at the terminal's truck loading rack.

Industry Events

California Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Conference

January 16-16, 2012
San Francisco Marquis Mariott
San Francisco, California

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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