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Inland Empire Oilseeds sells first biodiesel batch

Inland Empire Oilseeds LLC, an 8 MMgy biodiesel plant in Odessa, Wash., announced Dec. 23 that it had sold its initial 33,000 gallons of B100, according to General Manager Steve Starr. Production at the facility, which uses canola oil as a feedstock, began in early November.READ MORE

Ghana biodiesel producer to supply Chilean utility

Gold Star Biofuels, a Goldstar Farms Ltd. company based in Ghana, has secured a contract to build small biodiesel production facilities throughout Chile to produce a combined total capacity of 77 MMgy from Chilean jatropha oil for Energy Partners Chile Ltd. A B20 biodiesel blend will be used to produce electricity at Energy Partners Chile's 43-megawatt power generation facility in Degan on the island of Chiloe.READ MORE National Biodiesel Conference

Toro expands biodiesel-ready equipment line

The Toro Co., a Bloomington, Minn.-based turf and landscape maintenance equipment and irrigation systems manufacturer, has announced that its 2009 model year Dingo TX 525 wide track and TX 525 narrow track compact utility loaders will be biodiesel-compatible for blends up to B20.READ MORE

Iowa's first biodiesel blender pump opens

Iowa's first biodiesel blender pump recently began operating at Ron's Five Point Mart in Dubuque. The station currently offers standard diesel, B2 and B5 through the pump.READ MORE

Santa Cruz Fryer to Fuel program flourishes

In partnership with the U.S. EPA, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transportation District, biodiesel producer Energy Alternative Solutions Inc., the California Restaurant Association, waste oil collector Salinas Tallow Co. and the city of Santa Cruz, Calif., have created a locally sustainable biodiesel market. The Ecology Action "Fryer to Fuel" program in Santa Cruz has already diverted 60,000 gallons of waste cooking oil grease from landfills.READ MORE

Air New Zealand tests jatropha biofuel blend

Air New Zealand successfully tested jatropha-based biofuel Dec. 30 in a jet flight around Auckland, New Zealand. The flight was a joint initiative between Air New Zealand, The Boeing Co., Rolls-Royce PLC and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company. One of four Rolls-Royce engines in an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 was powered by a biofuel blend.READ MORE
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