Biodiesel supporters to voice RFS concerns with EPA

Nearly two dozen representatives of the U.S. biodiesel industry are slated to testify at an EPA hearing Thursday about the threat to their businesses and surrounding communities under the EPA's proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for biodiesel.

September US biodiesel imports up, exports down from August

U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel in September nearly doubled August volumes, according to the latest figures from the Energy Information Administration. U.S. exports of biomass-based diesel, however, fell significantly in September from August.

German biodiesel exports up this year; EU countries absorb most

German biodiesel exports have rocketed this year. The German Federal Statistical Office puts foreign sales between January and September 2013 at 1.1 million metric tons (330 million gallons), almost 14 percent up on the same period in 2012.

London buses to use Honeywell Enraf biodiesel blending technology

Honeywell has been selected by Transport for London to provide its Fusion4 technology to allow biofuels used in London buses to be blended directly at London bus depots, rather than blending at Scottish refineries and transporting blends to London.

PGF Biofuels gets Canada's first RSB cert for Resonance carinata

PGF Biofuels Ltd., in conjunction with Paterson Grain and the RSB Services Foundation, announced that PGF Biofuels has received the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials' certification for Resonance carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard.

Report evaluates role of biofuels in EU transport sector

Consulting firm E4tech has published a report that shows biofuels and vehicle efficiency will be essential in helping the European transportation sector reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet its decarbonization targets.

Castor proteins mapped; difficult work ahead altering structure

A team of researchers from the University of Southern Denmark along with researchers from Brazil have succeeded in mapping proteins of the bean, but the researchers' work shows altering the bean's structure to get more out of it may not be easy.

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