Pacific Biodiesel closes 18-year-old Maui-based prototype plant

Pacific Biodiesel was notified by the county that continuing the current operation would require multiple permits and extensive upgrades to comply with new requirements. With two years left on its contract, the firm couldn't justify the expenses.

Registration opens for 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference

Registration is now open for the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference, Aug. 14-17 in Pittsboro, N.C. This year's event is being hosted by Piedmont Biofuels. The theme of the event is "Think Differently." Keep reading to register or view speakers.

Neol to perform ag-waste-to-oil scale-up testing at CB2G

Grenada, Spain-based Neol Biosolutions announced it has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G) of the Spanish Nat'l Renewable Energy Center (CENER) for scale-up testing of its Microbioil-2.0 technology platform.

Senate Finance Committee passes tax package with biodiesel credit

The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders package April 3 that includes a two-year extension of the $1-per-gallon biodiesel credit through 2015, retroactive back to Jan. 1 after its expiration Dec. 31. NBB called on Congress to act swiftly.

Incbio to supply biodiesel plant to South American client

Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider Incbio announced it has secured an agreement to supply a 55,000 ton per year (16.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for an undisclosed South American client. Incbio expects the plant to be complete by December.

Lignol to use M Energy's pretreatment technology in Darwin plant

Lignol Energy Corp. signed an MOU between M Energy Co. Ltd. establishing the framework by which the two companies will work together to restart LEC's 140 MMly (37 MMgy) biodiesel plant and incorporate M Energy's proprietary pretreatment technology.

Renewable oil firm Solazyme Inc. raises $212.8M in gross proceeds

Solazyme closed the sale of its 5,750,000 shares of its common stock, and $149.5 million aggregate principal amount of 5.00 percent convertible senior subordinated notes due 2019, in each case pursuant to separate public offerings of the securities.

Scripps, UCSD algae biofuel programs rated top in US by DOE

A new report issued by the U.S. DOE ranked algal biofuels research programs at University of California San Diego as the two best in the United States. A program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography was rated the best in the nation.

Industry Events

WEBINAR: Getting the Most from Your National Supply Chain from Production to Consumption

April 10-10, 2014
Presented by Paul Nazzaro (NBB Petroleum Liaison) and Jeff Fetkenhour (Gorge Analytical)
Thursday, April 10, 1:00 PM EDT

WEBINAR: Commercializing Biodiesel Production at Ethanol Plants

May 8-8, 2014
Biodiesel Magazine Webinar Series
Thursday, May 8, 2:00 PM CDT

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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