EBB worried doubtful ILUC science still central to EU policy

The indecisive results from today's EU Parliament plenary vote show that doubt persists in using a rather young discipline for policymaking, said the EBB. Europe can't afford to threaten nearly 220,000 jobs based on simplistic ILUC assumptions.

Researchers make biodiesel, filtration media from coffee grounds

University of Cincinnati researchers extracted oil from used coffee grounds to make biodiesel, then dried the remnant grounds and used them to filter impurities in biodiesel in a purification step, followed by burning the material for electricity.

US clean diesel auto sales increase 41 percent in August

August was a robust month for passenger vehicle sales in the U.S. and clean diesel and hybrid cars were no exception, with diesels showing a 41.8 percent increase compared to August 2012 and hybrids experiencing a 38.1 percent increase.

Bently Biofuels acquires Bay Area grease collection company

In August, Nevada-based biodiesel producer Bently Biofuels Co. expanded its used cooking oil collection program by purchasing the assets of Got Grease?, a Bay Area waste oil and grease trap pumping company, adding about 12 jobs to the area.

Bill signed requiring NYC municipal fleet to use biodiesel blends

The new law, signed by Mayor Mike Bloomberg Sept. 4, requires use of B5 by 2014 and B20 by 2016, during the warm weather months. The bill also calls for the city to conduct a pilot program to study the feasibility of using B20 year-round.

Jatrodiesel ranks 768 overall in Inc. 5000 list, 32 in energy

Ohio-based biodiesel technology provider Jatrodiesel Inc. made a strong showing in the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest growing companies, ranking 768 overall and 32 out of the top 100 energy companies. Hear from CEO Raj Mosali on the honor.

Lignol Energy to acquire stake in Dubai-based Neutral Fuels

Lignol Energy Corp. is providing A$4.07 million (USD$3.73 million) to acquire a 40 percent equity stake in Neutral Fuels Parent Company and a 51 percent interest in Neutral Fuels' Australia and New Zealand biodiesel operation, Neutral Fuels Pty Ltd.

TNO, Algae Food and Fuel to build mobile algae biorefinery

TNO and algae cultivator "Algae Food and Fuel" will be building a mobile algae biorefinery for use in a large number of spots where algae can be cultivated. The start-up phase is expected to be completed after the first quarter of 2014.

SkyNRG supplies Schiphol Airport with sustainable diesel

SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable fuels, has reached an agreement with Schiphol Airport, also in Amsterdam, to supply its ground transportation vehicles with a 30 percent sustainable waste-based diesel.

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