Tag: biodiesel

Congress renews tax breaks for wind, biofuel

The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.  More »

Report: Ethanol’s role could diminish as biofuels grow

Biofuels consumption will increase by more than 57 percent over the next decade, but the proportion that comes from ethanol is likely to decline, according to new projections from market research firm Navigant Research.  More »

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

The National Football League has sought to gradually reduce the footprint left behind by the Big Game, and the league is taking steps to make the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the most environmentally friendly yet, from planting trees to offset carbon emissions to composting food waste to using biodiesel to power generators.  More »

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.  More »

Biodiesel production rising amid fraud concerns

Biodiesel production has soared in recent months, although concerns about fraud in the market remain.  More »

API asks feds to reconsider 2013 biofuel quotas

Oil companies are asking the Obama administration to reconsider renewable fuel quotas for the year that they said were “unrealistic.”  More »

Valero revamps approach to renewable energy

The San Antonio refiner has quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant while a second plant in which it’s a partner started producing renewable diesel this summer.  More »

EPA lowers target for cellulosic biofuels in gasoline

The Obama administration on Tuesday formally told refiners to blend 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply this year, while paring some targets that the oil industry had criticized as too ambitious.  More »

Domestic biodiesel production hits record in May

U.S. biodiesel production hit a record level of 111 million gallons in May, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Biodiesel can solve the ethanol debate, supporters say

Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to kill a government mandate for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say they have a solution that could help everyone involved.  More »

Renewable Energy begins biodiesel production at Texas plant

The company said it plans to market the biodiesel from the New Boston plant to petroleum distributors, truck stops and oil refiners across the region.  More »

Valero plant will produce diesel from animal fat

Valero Energy Corp.’s investments in renewable fuel moved forward Thursday with the completion of a plant that soon will produce renewable diesel fuel from fat.  More »

Eco-marathon tests life in the slow — but eco-friendly — lane

The Shell Eco-marathon, three days of futuristic car craziness, has attracted teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Guatemala to compete on design and energy efficiency. The event starts Friday at Discovery Green in downtown Houston.  More »

Texas man faces sentencing in biodiesel scam

A West Texas businessman who pleaded guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges stemming from a $42 million biodiesel scam is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.  More »

Biodiesel makers join ‘fight’ for diesel over natural gas

The National Biodiesel Board has joined forces with a diesel group to battle for the fuel’s reputation in Washington and beyond in the face of growing support for natural gas.  More »
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