Energy Independence Day: new biodiesel terminal opens in Portland

July 5 will be the grand opening date of the new Beaver Biodiesel/Whole Energy biodiesel terminal in Portland, Ore., at 2505 NW 28th Ave. Beaver Biodiesel LLC Principal, Daniel Shafer, said the timing can be viewed as Energy Independence Day.

Austrian plant opens to pilot BDI's Biocrack biomass diesel tech

On July 2, BDI-BioEnergy International AG, formerly known as BDI-BioDiesel International, and partner OMV Aktiengesellschaft celebrated the opening of a plant in the northeastern Austrian town of Schwechat to pilot BDI's Biocrack technology.

Administration announces investments to advance biofuels industry

The USDA, Navy and DOE announced $30 million in federal funding to match private investments in commercial-scale advanced drop-in biofuels. The energy department is also announcing a total of $32 million in new investments for earlier stage research.

Biodiesel firm adds forestry consultant in expansion effort

As the latest move in its quest to become a major consulting firm in all alternative fuels as it has done in the biodiesel sector, Lee Enterprises added Gerald Kutney, managing director of Sixth Element Sustainable Management, as a forestry expert.

Quebec biodiesel plant receives funding, nears completion

A new biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, owned by Innoltek, has received a $200,000 loan from Canada Economic Development's Business and Regional Growth program to purchase and install a distillation system, boiler, reactors and more.

REG now offers biodiesel via new Lebanon, Ohio, terminal

Petroleum marketers now have access to high-quality, large-volume quantities of biodiesel from a new terminal in southwest Ohio. Renewable Energy Group announced on June 28 a new terminal agreement for B100/B99 splash blending near Lebanon, Ohio.

BP launches biodiesel blend into New Zealand retail market

BP has announced that from June 28, the company will be offering a BP biodiesel blend to Christchurch retail customers at BP Connect Hoon Hay. BP has partnered with local Christchurch company, Biodiesel New Zealand, to produce the BP biodiesel blend.

US, Canada cooperate on advanced biofuels, clean energy tech

The U.S. DOE and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan II on June 21. The plan outlines the next phase of activities the two countries plan to undertake to jointly advance clean energy technologies.

Industry Events

Collective Biofuels Conference

August 17-19, 2012
Temecula Creek Inn
Temecula, California

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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