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Responding to those who see no future for biodiesel
Posted September 2, 2009



National Biodiesel Conference
February 4-7, 2013 - Las Vegas Nevada

Cognis launches new cold soak, oxidative stability tests

The latest system for cold soak filtration testing has hit the market, part of a trend over recent months that's seen several companies offering solutions for biodiesel producers to meet upcoming enforcement of new ASTM guidelines. Cognis Corp. announced that it has developed two new analysis capabilities for the Quality Trait Analysis (QTA) System for Biodiesel. "While already providing results in two minutes for 14 properties of biodiesel, the addition of the oxidation stability and cold soak filtration tests to the QTA System enables biodiesel producers and buyers to quickly assess the quality of their product," the company stated.READ MORE

ASA urges members to comment on RFS2

The American Soybean Association is encouraging all U.S. soybean producers, and their family members, neighbors and friends, to voice concerns with the U.S. EPA's proposed rule on the implementation of the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). With the future of the U.S. biodiesel industry at stake, ASA is issuing a national Call-to-Action for grassroots activism regarding the proposed rule.READ MORE 9-2

Illinois fleet mandate bumped from B2 to B5

State and local governments in Illinois will be boosting their biodiesel use as the result of legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. The new law increases the biodiesel blend required for use by diesel-powered vehicles owned by the state or local governments when refueling at a bulk central fueling facility from two percent to five percent.READ MORE

RSB puts indirect effects on hold as process moves forward

The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels is considering setting aside the issues surrounding indirect impacts for future consultation with experts as it continues to make progress towards devising an internationally-recognized system for certifying sustainable biofuels. RSB is looking for organizations to test the new standards in pilot projects, as well as recruiting membership in one of its 11 sector-specific chambers.READ MORE

Sen. Grassley, two EPA officials, to talk biodiesel at Iowa plant Thursday

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) plans to host two U.S. EPA officials at the 30-MMgy Central Iowa Energy biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, this Thursday, Sept. 3. EPA assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy, and EPA director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Margo Oge, were invited by Grassley to visit several Iowan destinations including a family farm, agricultural businesses and the Newton biodiesel plant.READ MORE

Ford announces approval of B20 in Super Duty trucks

As more public and commercial fleet managers take steps to green their operations, Ford Motor Co. has responded by making its 2011 line of F-Series Super Duty diesel pickup trucks compatible with biodiesel blends up to B20. "We have a fleet advisory board and we go through a very specific process of communication with our customers, and we are always asking them what they are looking for," said Ford spokesperson Anne Marie Gattari.READ MORE
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