Senate extenders bill includes $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit

The "Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012" proposes to reinstate the credit retroactive back to Jan. 1, 2012, the day after it expired, through Dec. 31, 2013. It also aims to expand the cellulosic biofuel credit to include algae.

RFS2 compliance: little known facts can have a big impact

A question that might be asked is, does an approved pathway exist for the production of biodiesel from off-spec methyl ester, if the methyl ester originated from approved feedstock? To answer this question, we have to go back to RFS2 fundamentals.

US biodiesel production at 112 MMg for June, 557 MMg year-to-date

The U.S. EPA said 112 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in June, reporting year-to-date production of 557 million gallons through the first six months of the year. At this rate, the industry is on track to match its 2011 record production.

REG, Maxum strike deal to offer biodiesel near Long Beach, Calif.

Under the supply agreement, the terminal will offer REG-9000 biodiesel to jobbers or large fleets beginning mid-August. Maxum Petroleum is one of the largest independent energy logistics companies in North America and will operate the terminal.

8 trade organizations form Biofuel Producers Coordinating Council

Eight biofuel trade organizations (ABFA, AEC, ABO, ACE, BIO, GE, NBB, RFA) announced the formation of the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council to advocate for national policy for increased energy security through domestic biofuel production.

Midwestern Governors Association urges all OEMs to support B20

The Midwestern Governors Association formally asked every major diesel engine and vehicle manufacturer to support the use of biodiesel blends of at least 20 percent (B20) in all diesel-powered equipment. MGA sent a letter to 23 OEMs and automakers.

Raleigh lands grant for biodiesel production at wastewater plant

The city of Raleigh has received a $100,000 grant from the Biofuels Center of North Carolina to purchase processing equipment and begin biofuel production at the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project will serve as a model training site.

Methes to hold grand opening for Sombra biodiesel plant Aug. 10

Methes Energies Canada Inc. is holding a grand opening ceremony for its new 50 MMly (13 MMgy) multifeedstock biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 10, a date known to many as International Biodiesel Day. The event begins at 11:00am.

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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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