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Biodiesel prices fall, glycerin prices rise
Posted January 20, 2010



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FRB signs LOI for $250M green diesel plant

Flambeau River Biofuels (FRB) has executed a letter of intent to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the largest second generation "green diesel" plant in the United States at an existing pulp and paper mill in Park Falls, Wis. The $250 million project, funded in part with a grant from the U.S. DOE, is expected to be fully operational by 2013.READ MORE

Catilin announces new algae project

Biodiesel catalyst technology company Catilin Inc. announced a new three-year, $5.3 million project as part of the $44 million U.S. DOE Investment for Advanced Biofuels Research and Fueling Infrastructure award made to Catilin's consortium, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. Catilin and its partner, Iowa State University-Center for Catalysis, will provide key extraction, sequestration and conversion technologies. The NAABB consortium is made up of 26 groups from both the private and public sector and is led by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.READ MORE Biodiesel Magazine

Intercrop planting at biodiesel farms

Australian jatropha developer, Jatoil Ltd., is preparing integrate a crop into its Asian biofuel farms that is valued for its sweet leaves, being 40 times sweeter than sugar. Along with two other Australian firms, Nuflora and Floraquest, Jatoil will "intercrop" Stevia, a member of the sunflower family with origins in the Americas, which is said to be in strong demand from global food and beverage manufacturers as a natural low-calorie sweetener.READ MORE

NBB offers buy one registration, get one free

With the 2010 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo only weeks away (Feb. 7 10 in Grapevine, Texas), the National Biodiesel Board is enticing people who have yet to sign up by offering a buy-one-get-one-free registration offer. Those who have already registered can also qualify for the deal. This could be a savings of as much as $775.READ MORE

Tax credits announced as biodiesel still suffers

The Obama administration coming out with billions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to increase "clean energy manufacturing" could seem almost like a taunt to biodiesel producers. President Barack Obama announced "awardees" of the $2.3 billion clean energy manufacturing tax credits as existing biodiesel producers languish over the lapse of their specific federal blender tax credit. "Projects are assessed based on the following criteria: commercial viability, domestic job creation, technological innovation, speed to project completion, and potential for reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions," the White House stated on Jan. 8.READ MORE

CFTC to shackle energy speculators

Some companies have lost billions of dollars betting the wrong way on agricultural and energy contracts. In the biofuels industries alone, there's VeraSun Energy Corp.'s corn bidding tragedy, which put it in the position for Valero Energy Corp. to swoop in. And certainly, biodiesel plants have been shuttered or sit idle because of "volatility in the marketplace."READ MORE
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