US Coast Guard conducts B100 trial in 49-foot BUSL boat

The Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat will operate in its normal capacities over a one-year period while the USCG collects data on boat performance and fuel behavior. The next stage of the three-year project is scheduled to start this spring.

AMERIgreen offering biodiesel at new NY blending terminal

Lancaster, Pa.-based fuel dealer AMERIgreen Energy Inc., in partnership with International Petroleum Traders LLC, recently opened a state-of-the-art biodiesel blending terminal in Rensselaer, N.Y., featuring ratio blending and a new storage tank.

Biodiesel RIN task force set, first meeting scheduled for Feb. 28

After two high-profile cases of RIN fraud last year, NBB CEO Joe Jobe said he had asked Gary Haer, NBB chairman, to establish a RIN task force to restore confidence in the market. The 12-member panel is formed and will have its first call this week.

Energy Information Administration releases monthly stats

Biodiesel imports dropped in November to 66,000 barrels. In October the U.S. imported 82,000 barrels. About 628,000 barrels of biodiesel was imported during the first 11 months of 2011, an increase over the 512,000 barrels in the same period of 2010.

Biodiesel supporters ask legislators to help Iowa stay No. 1

Members of the Iowa Biodiesel Board showcased the industry's many contributions to the state with legislators today during the group's annual Day on the Hill. They asked legislators to continue pursuing policies that help Iowa biodiesel keep strong.

REG posts record fourth-quarter profit, year-end earnings up

Ames, Iowa-based biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group reported record profits of $29.5 million for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, compared to $5.5 million for the same time in 2010. It generated $267 million in revenues for the quarter.

Solazyme releases financial results for last fiscal year

Solazyme's total revenue for fiscal year (FY) 2011 was $39 million, which represents a slight drop compared to the $38 million in revenue posted for FY 2010. FY 2011 net losses attributable to the company's common stock holders was $54 million.

Biodiesel garners more attention in the Middle East

Biodiesel seems to be gaining more traction in the United Arab Emirates. On Feb. 22, the Dubai Road and Transport Authority recognized McDonald's UAE and licensed biodiesel fuel refiner Neutral Fuels for their commitment to sustainable transport.

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