Sanimax expanding Wis. biodiesel plant, adds Apache tankage

Renderer and biodiesel producer Sanimax is building out production capacity at its 20 MMgy manufacturing facility in DeForest, Wis. Apache supplied to Sanimax an atmospheric stainless tank and three pressure vessels within the past month.

Pending ASTM biodiesel blend method for filter-based IR analyzers

An ASTM method that provides a fast, easy-to-use and inexpensive infrared method for measuring FAME content in diesel fuel is now in the process of full committee voting. Wilks Enterprise says it should be approved and accepted by the end of 2013.

REG signs agreement to buy 30 MMgy Soy Energy biodiesel plant

REG executed a purchase agreement to acquire a 30 MMgy biodiesel plant from Soy Energy LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, REG will acquire the Mason City, Iowa, biodiesel plant for $11 million in cash and the issuance of a $5.6 million promissory note.

Hard Rock's Willie Nelson line to benefit sustainable biodiesel

Willie Nelson and Hard Rock Int'l are launching the limited-edition Willie Nelson Artist Spotlight merchandise program, benefiting the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and Animal Welfare Institute. The line includes a shirt, bandanna and pins.

Ontario government commits to provincial biodiesel mandate

As announced by Finance Minister Charles Sousa in the budget released May 2, the government of Ontario will seek to repeal the existing biodiesel tax exemption and undertake a formal consultation on the creation of a renewable diesel mandate.

UC-Davis publishes Calif. low carbon fuel standard status update

According to the report, low carbon fuels displaced approximately 6.2 percent of California's gasoline and diesel transportation fuels in 2012. About 9 percent of credits under the program were generated from biodiesel and renewable diesel.

Lignol acquires majority interest in Territory Biofuels Ltd.

Lignol announced it has provided a $510,000 loan to Australia-based Territory Biofuels in exchange for receiving 2.5 million stock options, making Lignol the majority shareholder of TBF on a fully diluted basis with a 51.9 percent shareholding.

World's first algae house produces green energy at IBA Hamburg

As a part of the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) House is the world's first building to have a bioreactor facade comprised of a five-story vertical algae farm with an integrated bioreactor.

Biodiesel producer REG closes strongest first quarter ever

Gross profit this quarter is up 409 percent over Q1 2012. "This was our strongest first quarter ever for production and gallons sold," said Daniel J. Oh, president and CEO. "Biodiesel demand is being driven by a number of positive factors..."

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