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November 15, 2013
The government of Argentina has protested Spain's decision to exclude Argentinian producers of biodiesel from accessing the Spanish market, today said Héctor Timerman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Argentina-protests-ban-on-access-to-Spains-biodiesel-market_56724.html
October 9, 2013
BDI-BioEnergy International (Graz, Austria) signed a deal with Biom d.o.o (Zagreb) for construction of Croatia's first multi-feedstock biodiesel plant, BDi announced. The contract is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/BDI-BioEnergy-to-build-Croatias-first-multi-feedstock-biodiesel-plant_55777.html
September 18, 2013
Evofuel (Rehovot, Israel) has completed three years of successful field trials in Brazil for the development of castor beans as an alternative feedstock for production of biodiesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Israeli-firm-completes-trial-of-castor-beans-in-Brazil-for-biofuel-production_55235.html
September 4, 2013
EPA has granted Aemetis (Cupertino, CA), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, approval to produce bioethanol using grain sorghum and biogas with the plant’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/EPA-approves-Aemetis-plant-to-produce-D5-advanced-biofuels-using-sorghum-biogas_54898.html
September 2, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) and Raisioagro (Raisio, Finland) have launched a joint research project to investigate the potential of straw as a raw material for producing renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Neste-Oil-launches-project-to-assess-potential-of-straw-as-feedstock-for-biodiesel_54864.html
August 30, 2013
Researchers at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; Mexico City) are designing and building a pilot biodiesel plant that will consume used cooking oil (UCO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Mexican-researchers-to-build-countrys-first-pilot-biodiesel-plant-based-on-cooking-oil_54841.html
August 28, 2013
Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), a joint venture between Valero Energy (San Antonio) and Darling International  (Irving, TX), has reached full capacity for the production of biodiesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Diamond-Green-Diesel-biorefinery-reaches-full-capacity_54791.html
August 22, 2013
Lignol Energy Corp. (Burnaby, BC) will invest a further sum of up to A$1 million  ($903,000) in Territory Biofuels (TBF; Darwin, Australia), the owner of the largest biodiesel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/Canadas-Lignol-raises-stake-in-biodiesel-glycerine-facility-in-Australia_54644.html
August 7, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the purchase of a 30-million gal/year biodiesel plant at Mason City, IA. REG acquired the biorefinery for $11 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/alternative_fuels/biodiesel/REG-completes-acquisition-of-biodiesel-plant-restart-scheduled-for-year-end_54283.html
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
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