EPA issues final QAP rule, phases out more costly QAP-A option

The U.S. EPA released its much-anticipated final rule on the RFS quality assurance plan (QAP). EPA finalized both QAP-A and QAP-B options through 2014, but beginning in 2015, the program will consist of a single QAP option that resembles Option-B.

Opinion: Building the Bioheat Bridge - keys to playing offense

It seems obvious; building the Bioheat Bridge is simply the act of blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with ASTM D396 heating oil. What's not obvious is recognizing the opportunities and various bridges that can be built through biodiesel marketing.

Benefuel pulls $11M in first tranche of Series C stock offering

Irving, Texas-based biodiesel technology and production firm Benefuel Inc. announced it has closed $11 million in the first tranche of its offering of Series C Preferred Stock. A U.S. subsidiary of Canada's Suncor Energy was the primary subscriber.

Opinion: The fuel quality and tank design disconnect

People rarely notices fuel storage tanks, nor does the consumer think about how fuel quality could be impacted by tank design. To appreciate what may be happening to these systems, we need to understand how the petroleum supply chain functions.

Aemetis biodiesel receives US EPA approval, EU ISCC certification

Aemetis Inc. announced that it has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils. The fuel also recently earned the EU's ISCC Category 2 certification.

Neste's renewable diesel to reduce carbon footprint of Flow Fest

Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year's Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Held Aug. 8-10, the festival is known for prioritizing the environment.

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2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference

August 14-17, 2014
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October 13-14, 2014
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April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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