Mission completes sale of 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Kuantan Port

Mission NewEnergy Ltd. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Mission Biotechnologies, has completed the sale of its 100,000 ton per year (30 MMgy) biodiesel plant in Malaysia's Kuantan Port to Felda Global Ventures Downstream for $11.5 million.

Iowa Gov. Branstad thanked for expanding biofuel availability

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association thanked Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad for launching the Fueling Our Future program, which aims to expand E30 and biodiesel availability, building upon Iowa's history as a leader in production of renewable fuels.

Hong Kong commerce secretary Gregory So tours new biodiesel plant

On Oct. 10, Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, visited the new biodiesel plant of ASB Biodiesel (Hong Kong) Ltd in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate. The multifeedstock plant is scaled at 30 MMgy.

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO host Hawaii sustainable agriculture tour

Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour to exhibit the community-based biofuel production model that is developing on Hawaii Island; a model that supports green jobs, local ag, livestock and the community.

Evogene, DuPont Pioneer extend joint work to fight soybean rust

Evogene and DuPont Pioneer have extended and expanded their multiyear research collaboration for developing soybean varieties resistant to Asian Soybean Rust, a major disease that strikes the crop in prime growing regions of North and South America.

Renewable Energy Group to report Q3 financial results Nov. 5

The largest U.S. biodiesel producer, Renewable Energy Group, announced it will release financial results for the third quarter 2013 after the market closes on Tuesday, Nov. 5. An investor conference call will follow at 4:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. CDT.

Desmet to install CTI Nano Reactor in Brazilian soy oil refinery

The Brazilian refinery where Desmet will install Cavitation Technologies' Nano Neutralization Reactor System processes approximately 500 tons of soybean oil daily. Desmet projects that system installation will be completed and operational by June 30.

Neste says its Pro Diesel complies with WWFC 5 spec, FAME doesn't

While the revised WWFC 4 spec allows up to 5 percent conventional fatty acid methyl ester biodiesel, Neste stated that the WWFC 5 specification excludes FAME biodiesel, favoring hydrotreated vegetable oil and biomass-to-liquid blend stocks.

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