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Volkswagen fuels race cars with biodiesel

Houston-based race fuel supplier Hyperfuels was recently selected to provide biodiesel-blended fuel for Volkswagen's 2009 Jetta TDI Cup race season. Volkswagen's race cars will be fueled with a synthetic B5 sold by Hyperfuels as "SynDiesel." This is the first year Volkswagen will use biodiesel in its racing cars.READ MORE

Earth Biofuels changes name, hires Falkner

Texas-based biodiesel production, marketing and distribution company Earth Biofuels Inc. plans to change its name to Evolution Energy Inc. by the end of March. As well, the company recently announced it has appointed Douglas Faulkner, a former USDA official, to its advisory board.READ MORE BBI Bioenergy Australasia

North American camelina industry forms association

The camelina industry has formed the North American Camelina Trade Association to promote research, production and the development of new markets for camelina, including biodiesel production.READ MORE

Scientists argue against indirect land use

On March 2, 111 of the nation's top scientists submitted a letter to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger questioning the California Air Resources Board's plan to include an indirect land use change for biofuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, under the state's intended Low Carbon Fuel Standard.READ MORE

JatrophaBioJet to source jatropha for aviation fuel

Abundant Biofuels Corp., a jatropha plantation company has joined forces with environmental stewardship and carbon credit project consultants to form JatrophaBioJet Corp., a company that plans to develop the jatropha oil feedstock market for aviation fuels.READ MORE

Nova Biosource Fuels to idle biodiesel plants

According to a Feb. 27 document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Nova Biosource Fuels Inc.'s board of directors has authorized management to idle the company's Seneca, Ill.-based biodiesel plant and suspend plans to restart its Clinton, Iowa-based biodiesel refinery.READ MORE

President's budget includes renewable energy

The proposed U.S. government budget for fiscal year 2010 proposed by President Barack Obama contains an unprecedented spending total of $3.55 trillion, of which billions in new spending has been allocated for renewable fuels-related projects.READ MORE

EBB: Europe's tariff will level playing field

A meeting held March 3 by the EU Anti-Dumping Committee could result in a decision to impose tariffs on U.S.-produced biodiesel, according to European Biodiesel Board Secretary General Raffaello Garofalo. The EU Commission will publish a definitive confirmation, but all indications are that tariffs of varying rates will be imposed on U.S. biodiesel beginning March 13.READ MORE
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