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Petrobras, Galp Energia invest in biodiesel plan

Brazilian oil company Petr�leo Brasileiro S/A (Petrobras) and Portuguese oil company Petr�leos e G�s de Portugal SGPS S.A. (Galp Energia) signed an investment agreement Oct. 10 to jointly produce, market, and distribute 150 MMgy of biodiesel.READ MORE

Argentina now third largest producer

Argentina jumped to third place in world biodiesel production for 2008, tripling its capacity from 2007. On Oct. 15, the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber released a summary of its first full analysis of the Argentine biodiesel market, which includes a list of producers, analysis of present and future capacity, as well as recommendations.READ MORE Munich Trade Fairs

California energy plan could benefit biodiesel

The California Air Resources Board recently unveiled its Proposed Scoping Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The plan, which may be implemented as early as 2009, could provide a significant boost for biodiesel demand, particularly for biodiesel produced in-state through the use of sustainable feedstocks.READ MORE

R&D Magazine recognizes biodiesel tool's significance

The i-SPEC Q-100, a handheld biodiesel analyzer developed by researchers at Paradigm Sensors LLC and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., will be honored by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 most significant technology products of 2008. The analyzer uses impedance spectroscopy to assess the chemical content of biodiesel.READ MORE

BioCentric Energy to implement algal technology

BioCentric Energy Inc. recently released details of five proposed projects that will occur over the next three years, most of which are centered on the development and use of algae as an emissions absorption agent, biodiesel feedstock and electricity generator.READ MORE

New York City biodiesel project moves forward

Renew Energy Resources Inc. has begun the preliminary permitting process for a 5 MMgy biodiesel production facility in New York City which will be operated by its subsidiary, Legacy Oil LLC. The project is expected to be complete and operational by mid-2009.READ MORE

Camelina crush plant to go on line this month

The Northwest Crush Plant, a camelina mechanical extraction crush plant in Union City, Pa., will be operational at the end of October. Data on the Camelina Project of Northwest Pennsylvania was presented during the second annual Energy from Biomass and Waste Exposition & Conference in Pittsburgh on Oct 14-16. In an effort to benefit biodiesel production, the project planted camelina, a low input no-till oilseed crop that contains 35 to 40 percent oil.READ MORE


AOCS seeks lab participants

The American Oil Chemists' Society is seeking participants for a biodiesel feedstock quality test series that will assess the proficiency of labs at measuring common aspects of feedstock quality prior to processing. Feedstock suppliers and producers who operate laboratories are encouraged to participate.READ MORE

Kinder Morgan conducts first test of B5 in pipeline

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP announced in mid-October that it is assessing biodiesel transport. The company is currently testing a movement of B5 in a segment of the Plantation Pipe Line Co. system that transports gasoline and diesel from Collins, Miss., to Spartanburg, S.C.READ MORE
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