Researchers develop one-step algae harvesting, FAME conversion

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a proof-of-concept design to harvest, dewater and convert the dried algae to biodiesel in a one-step process using resins. They detail the process in a recently published paper.

Whole Energy expands Calif. biodiesel offering with REG-9000

Biodiesel is now available via truckload from REG's new biodiesel location in Rancho Dominguez outside of Long Beach. The first truckload was picked up by Whole Energy, a regional distributor and retailer with locations all along the West Coast.

US produced 100M gallons of biodiesel in July, 658M gallons YTD

EPA said Aug. 30 that 100 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in July, reporting year-to-date production of just less than 658 million gallons through the end of the month. Last year the industry set a record with nearly 1.1 billion gallons.

Europe looks into dumped Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel imports

Upon a July 17 complaint lodged by the European Biodiesel Board, the European Commission initiated antidumping proceedings Aug. 29 on imported biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. If found to be true, sanctions must be imposed within nine months.

UFOP questions science of recent GHG study on rapeseed biodiesel

Experts from UFOP question the scientific quality of the recent study, "Uncertainties about the GHG Emissions Saving of Rapeseed Biodiesel," which said rapeseed biodiesel doesn't meet the 35 percent threshold of GHG reductions under the EU directive.

Biofuel groups file an intervenors' brief in API lawsuit over RFS

Seven biofuel organizations, including NBB, filed an intervenors' brief Sept. 4 in the American Petroleum Institute case against the U.S. EPA challenging the 2012 cellulosic and advanced biofuel requirements under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

Pacific Biodiesel fuel sales manager wins 2012 SMEI award

Pacific Biodiesel Fuel Sales Manager Jenna Long was the winner of the 2012 Sales & Marketing Executives International Honolulu Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award Competition in the Green Services Category. Currently Long is working toward her MBA.

UK biodiesel firm Panama Green Fuels visits Buckingham Palace

British Biodiesel experts Panama Green Fuels recently met with Panama's President, Ricardo Martinelli, and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, during a meeting at Buckingham Palace to welcome President Martinelli to the U.K. and further trade relations.

Industry Events

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
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International Biomass
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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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