Industry News

  • Technical sessions agenda announced for Int’l Biomass Conference

    December 23, 2013
    BBI International announced this week the agenda for the technical sessions of the 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place March 24-26 in Orlando, Fla.
  • Community Fuels awarded $4.9 million grant for expansion

    December 23, 2013
    The solicitation from the CEC was designed to provide funding for the development of commercial-scale, California-based biofuels production facilities that can sustainably produce at least 15 MMgy of low carbon transportation fuels.
  • Congress threatens jobs with inaction on biodiesel incentive

    December 20, 2013
    For the third time in five years, Congress is jeopardizing continued growth and job creation in the U.S. biodiesel industry by allowing a key tax incentive to lapse at year's end, biodiesel representatives said in a letter to Congressional leaders.
  • Argentina files formal complaint to WTO over EU biodiesel tariffs

    December 19, 2013
    On Dec. 19 the Argentine government announced it has submitted a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization against the definitive antidumping tariffs (24.6 percent) imposed by the European Union on biodiesel exports from Argentina to the EU.
  • JOil shows yield improvements from large jatropha field trials

    December 19, 2013
    JOil Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of jatropha, has achieved an average seed yield of 3.53 metric tons per hectare in the third year of its large-scale India field trials. Unpruned, the yield will be 4.42 t/h.
  • EPA issues Notice of Violation to Imperial Petroleum, e-Biofuels

    December 19, 2013
    U.S. EPA has finally issued a Notice of Violation to Imperial Petroleum and its wholly owned subsidiary e-Biofuels for generating more than 33.5 million invalid D4 renewable identification number credits under the renewable fuel standard program.
  • Sen. Baucus releases proposal to overhaul energy tax incentives

    December 19, 2013
    U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has released a discussion draft of legislation that aims to overhaul U.S. energy tax incentives. His office says the incentives are designed to be more predictable and technology neutral.
  • 54 US representatives tell Obama, EPA to increase biodiesel RFS

    December 18, 2013
    Fifty-four members of Congress representing 24 states called on the Obama administration to boost its proposal for biodiesel production under the renewable fuel standard next year. EPA has proposed stalling the biodiesel RFS at 1.28 billion gallons.

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