Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds

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Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply for the cost share funding to assist with the purchase and installation of blender pumps and underground storage tanks. Applications must be received at the Iowa Department of Agriculture …

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Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill

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Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has introduced the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016” (H.R. 5994). The bill extends the tax credit through 2018 and according to Black, would help fuel retailers continue to sell biodiesel blends at a cost competitive price as compared to traditional …

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High Plains Bioenergy Acquires #Biodiesel Plant

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High Plains Bioenergy (HPB) is expanding its biodiesel business with the acquisition of a biodiesel plant located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The new biorefinery will operate as HPB- St. Joe Biodiesel. Under the HPB brand, the biodiesel facility will use regionally sourced feedstocks and feature technology that will produce biodiesel with lower cloud point specifications. The plant is in production …

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Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects Tom Brooks New Chair

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Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, was elected as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) during the organization’s annual meeting on September 14, 2016. Brooks will lead the organization for the next year with the option of being elected to a three-year term. “This is an exciting time for biodiesel in Iowa, with our state leading …

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New Data Supports #Biodiesel Carbon Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted an alternative fuels workshop in Macon, Georgia this week that reviewed the sustainability of feedstocks, such as soybean oil, used when producing biodiesel or biojet fuel. During the event, Purdue University Professor Wally Tyner presented the latest findings from a team research project (funded by the James and Louis Ackerman endowment) focused on …

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Duonix Beatrice #Biodiesel Plant Begins Production

Joanna Schroeder

The Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant is online and producing ASTM biodiesel; the first of its kind using Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. The project is a collaboration between Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel and the biodiesel facility uses feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil. Once the biorefinery is at full capacity, it will produce 50 million gallons of …

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REG Repays GoZone Bonds Ahead of Schedule

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Energy Group (REG) has paid off Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds valued at $100 million ahead of schedule. The bonds were issued to help finance construction of the company’s 75 million gallon per year renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery located in Geismar, Louisiana and were provided by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA). In connection with payment in full, the …

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Biodiesel will Help California Reach Climate Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week which require the state to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and biodiesel is part of the plan to make that happen. “The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright,” said National Biodiesel Board Director of State Governmental Affairs …

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Report Says #Biofuels Can Help Fight Climate Change

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new report from the 2016 Farm Progress Show biofuels can help combat climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). ICF International conducted the research entitled, “Charting a Path to Carbon Neutral Agriculture: Mitigation Potential for Crop Based Strategies,” and found that widespread adoption of recommended practices could potentially result in more than 100 million metric …

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