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Posted February 11, 2009



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February 4-7, 2013 - Las Vegas Nevada

Germany adopts B7 standard

The standards are in place for B7 to be commercially launched in Germany, according to the Berlin-based oilseed and biofuel promotional group, UFOP (Union zur Forderung von Oel und Proteinpflanzen e.V.). The new fuel will be identified by the DIN 51628 label at the fuel dispenser.READ MORE

Jatoil appoints former Shell exec to CEO

Australia-based Jatoil Ltd. has appointed former Royal Dutch Shell PLC executive Dr. Phil Hodgson as its chief executive officer. He replaces Dr. Mike Taverner, who has served as executive chairman since January 2008 and will continue as non-executive chairman.READ MORE BBI Bioenergy Australasia

Wal-Mart to test biodiesel in hybrid truck fleet

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has made a commitment to conduct a pilot-scale program testing two new types of heavy-duty commercial hybrid trucks and two alternative-fueled heavy-duty trucks. The vehicles will operate on B20, waste greases, diesel-electric hybrid power systems and liquid natural gas.READ MORE

Indiana city launches biodiesel production

On Feb. 5, the city of Kokomo, Ind., unveiled its new biodiesel processor at the city's waste water treatment plant. The city plans to collect approximately 1,800 gallons of waste vegetable oil from participating restaurants, businesses and homeowners. Within 18 months the city expects to reach its goal of producing 30,000 gallons of biodiesel per year.READ MORE

San Francisco to use BlackGold Biofuels technology

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has named BlackGold Biofuels as the technology provider for the city's demonstration-scale biodiesel plant that will convert brown grease into ASTM-quality biodiesel. The new facility, which is expected to be completed in November, will produce 100,000 gallons of biodiesel per year.READ MORE

Fire damages GreenHunter Biofuels facility

GreenHunter Biofuels LLC reported Feb. 7 that its 105 MMgy Houston biodiesel refinery sustained minor damages due to a small fire caused by a mechanical seal failure on a circulation pump. According to the company, damage was estimated at less than $50,000.READ MORE

Researchers successfully test B2, B5 use in Alberta

The Alberta Renewable Diesel Demonstration, Canada's largest cold-weather study of renewable diesel fuels, has published its final report detailing a 10-month study that gauged the operability of biodiesel blends under various climatic conditions. The study confirmed the operability of B2 in cold-weather conditions and B5 in moderate- to warm-weather conditions.READ MORE

WASDE: Soybean exports up, domestic use down

The Feb. 10 USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report reduced its projected U.S. soybean ending stocks for the current marketing year to 210 million bushels, down 15 million bushels from last month. Domestic soybean oil disappearance was also reduced, mainly due to lower projected use for biodiesel production.READ MORE
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