France increases biodiesel limit to 8 percent in diesel fuel

France's energy ministry recently issued an order to up the allowable biodiesel concentration in diesel fuel sold at public fueling stations across France. Ministerial order DEVR1431074A increases the allowable concentration from 7 to 8 percent.

Houston fueling station prepares for B100, B50 dispensing

Construction is nearly complete at Root Fuel's revamped Wallisville Road retail fueling location where Houston area truckers will soon be able to fill up on B100 and B50. The location currently sells B20, and next month B50 will go on sale.

UPM's $206M renewable diesel plant begins commercial production

Commercial operations have begun at UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, UPM announced Jan. 12. The 32 MMgy plant uses a hydrotreatment process to convert crude tall oil from wood pulping operations into renewable diesel, branded BioVerno.

Market challenges, policy to take center stage at biodiesel show

The National Biodiesel Conference, to be held Jan. 19-22 in Ft. Worth, Texas, will highlight current market challenges facing the biodiesel industry, such as low oil prices, along with federal policy issues like EPA's overdue RFS volume requirements.

2014 Iowa biodiesel production down slightly from 2013 record

Iowa biodiesel production was 227 million gallons in 2014, down slightly from the 2013 record of 230 million gallons. Iowa's biodiesel production is expected to account for roughly 16 percent of total U.S. production for 2014.

TruMarx intro's biodiesel, RINs transaction capability on COMET

COMET, an on-demand platform for custom bilateral OTC transactions created by TruMarx Data Partners, now supports direct bilateral transactions for biodiesel and assigned RINs, separated D4 RINs, and RINless biodiesel (wet gallons).

Algae.Tec positions to enter greater China region

Algae.Tec Ltd. has entered into an agreement with China Finance Strategies Investment Holdings Ltd. to get its technology to market in the greater China region, including the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

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January 19-22, 2015
Fort Worth Convention Center
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

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

106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases

May 3-6, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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