March 12, 2013

Biofuel News Roundup

A lot of activities going on within the biofuel sector -- M&As, the EPA's proposed RIN changes, increasing biofuels use in aviation  -- and coming from the ag industry, continued developments for new industrial crops suitable for biofuel use. The latter, I will try to post more especially information coming from my recent attendance at the Plant Bio-Industrial Oils conference last week.

Meanwhile, also check out some of the tweets today coming from the ongoing World Biofuels Market conference in the Netherlands.

Bunge Brazil starts biodiesel plant
Bunge Brazil has inaugurated its $60m biodiesel plant with a capacity of 150m liters/year, located in Nova Mutum, Mato Grasso. The facility, built next to an existing soybean crushing facility, will supply biodiesel in the Midwest, Southeast and Northern parts Brazil.

Extreme Biodiesel in oil recycling
Extreme Biodiesel has initiated discussions to acquire a Southern California based oil recycling company, which has developed a business model built on the successful conversion of used cooking oil that can be used as feedstock for biodiesel manufacture. Extreme Biodiesel also recently announced that its proprietary biodegradable glycerin based form and asphalt release product has successfully concluded its initial real world testing, with positive results.

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