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August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/US-EPA-finalizes-2013-renewable-fuel-standard-decision-welcomed-by-industry-bodies_54285.html
August 1, 2013
Propilco (Bogotá), the polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) manufacturing subsidiary of Ecopetrol (Bogotá), reports a net profit of 2.2 billion Colombian pesos ($1.16...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Mixed-results-for-Ecopetrol-subsidiaries_54156.html
July 26, 2013
Researchers from the US Department of Energy (DoE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI; Berkeley, CA) have engineered the Ralstonia eutropha bacterium to produce fatty acid-derived, diesel-range methyl ketones, JBEI announced. Methyl ketones are naturally occurring aliphatic compounds used in fragrances and flavorings. The researchers at JBEI have shown that  methyl ketones also have high diesel fuel ratings, making them strong candidates as advanced biofuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/US-researchers-engineer-bacterium-to-produce-biodiesel_53932.html
July 24, 2013
John Swire & Sons (London), a diversified corporation has acquired, via its subsidiary Green Investments, Argent Energy (Motherwell, UK), a biodiesel producer, Argent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Swire-acquires-biodiesel-producer-Argent-Energy_53849.html
July 16, 2013
Galp Energia (Lisbon) has inaugurated Enerfuel, Portugal's first biorefinery operating on food waste and used cooking oil. The plant is located at the Sines Industrial and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Galp-Energia-opens-Portugals-first-food-waste-biorefinery_53668.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 8, 2013
Sofiprotéol (Paris), a biodiesel producer, has announced plans for the reorganization of its biodiesel production activities in France. The plans are "designed to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Biodiesel-producer-Sofiproteol-launches-reorganization-to-close-two-plants_53424.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 3, 2013
Brazil produced more than 1.15 billion liters of biodiesel in the 5 months to May 2013, according to figures released yesterday by Abiove (São Paolo), the country's association...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Brazil-biodiesel-output-up-41-percent-in-April_53359.html
July 2, 2013
The Department of Energy (DOE; Washington, DC) announced 4 R&D projects to bring next-generation biofuels to market faster and drive down the cost of producing fuels from biomass....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/US-Energy-Department-announces-funding-for-4-projects-to-speed-development-of-biofuels_53336.html
July 2, 2013
Algae.Tec (Perth, Australia), a biofuels producer, has signed an agreement with power company Macquarie Generation (Lambton, Australia) to site a production facility next to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Australias-Algae-Tec-signs-contract-with-Macquarie-Generation-to-build-carbon-capture-biodiesel-plant_53329.html
June 28, 2013
Diamond Green Diesel, a production joint venture between energy firm Valero (San Antonio, TX) and animal by-product recycler Darling International (Irving, TX) has reached mechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Diamond-Green-Diesel-starts-up-Louisiana-biorefinery_53197.html
June 20, 2013
The European Parliament's environment committee today voted in favor of setting mandatory targets to boost the use of second-generation biofuels, the parliament says. Second-generation...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/European-Parliament-votes-for-mandatory-targets-to-boost-second-generation-biofuels_52963.html
June 13, 2013
Alcoholes del Uruguay (ALUR; Montevideo) inaugurated on 12 June its second biodiesel production facility, the company has announced. The plant, at Capurro, Uruguay, has annual capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Uruguays-ALUR-inaugurates-second-biodiesel-facility_52809.html
June 10, 2013
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) says it closed on $29.9 million of its anticipated $100-million D-series financing that will fund construction of the company's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/US-firm-raises-funds-for-construction-of-commercial-biomass-fractionating-biorefinery_52718.html
June 3, 2013
Clariant has taken a step toward the commercialization of Sunliquid, the company's proprietary biodiesel technology, by widening the range of raw materials that can be used with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Clariant-widens-raw-material-range-for-its-second-generation-biodiesel-technology_52501.html
May 29, 2013
Benefuel (Irving, TX) has completed agreements with Flint Hills Resources (FHR; Wichita, KS) to develop biodiesel refineries in the United States using Benefuel’s patented Ensel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Flint-Hills-and-Benefuel-to-develop-biodiesel-refineries-jointly-in-the-US_52354.html
May 29, 2013
Lignol Energy Corp. (LEC; Vancouver) has become majority shareholder in Territory Biofuels (TBF; Darwin, Australia) after it acquired an additional 2.67 million shares in the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Canadas-Lignol-Energy-becomes-majority-owner-of-Australias-largest-biorefinery-production-to-restart-by-year-end_52327.html
May 22, 2013
The European Union will impose provisional antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, according to various media reports. Argentinean biodiesel will face a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EU-to-impose-dumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_52234.html
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