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Posted December 30, 2009



National Biodiesel Conference
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New hedging tool for biodiesel anticipated

The new year may bring a new hedging tool for biodiesel producers, when a new trading instrument being proposed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group receives approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Last year the group received approval for a new group of swaps for corn, wheat and beans and are seeking approval now for another set of swaps for soybean oil and palm.READ MORE

Nobel biodiesel technology set to deploy

Yves Chauvin, Robert Grubbs and Roger Schrock-a Frenchman and two Americans-received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005 for their development of a process now known as olefin metathesis, which can convert soybean oil, inedible corn oil, animal fats and other raw materials into jet fuel, high value specialty chemicals and biodiesel.READ MORE Advanced Biofuels Workshop

FINRA warns investors of green energy scams

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority issued an Investor Alert today warning investors to be wary of green energy investments that promise large gains from investing in companies purportedly involved in developing or producing alternative, renewable or waste energy products.READ MORE

Biodiesel summit to tour Willie's Place

The seventh annual Sustainable Biodiesel Summit is scheduled for Feb. 6-7 in Grapevine, Texas. Bill Holmberg, longtime champion of biofuels and sustainable new wealth, will be the keynote speaker at the event targeted at community activists, backyard brewers, farmers and others interested in the future of sustainable, community-based biodiesel. The schedule features a series of action-oriented roundtable discussions at a small, local winery, and a trip to Willie's Place at Carl's Corner to visit the truck stop and biodiesel production facility. The summit is scheduled to coincide with the National Biodiesel Board's annual conference and exhibition also being held in Grapevine, Feb. 7-10.READ MORE

Heat demand, 'speculation' drive oil

Biodiesel risk managers often use the price of heating oil for discovery purposes, because methyl esters have no futures product of their own. Heat drove the price of crude oil up in late December because of cold temperatures throughout much of the U.S. As of Dec. 29, crude had settled at a price between $79 and $80 a barrel.READ MORE
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