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Savings available through biofuel vehicle ownership

We are all more than aware that fuel prices are starting to become untenable. A recently survey conducted by MoneySupermarket.com revealed that nearly one million motorists are now prepared to give up driving altogether due to rising fuel prices. The

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BAFA: Germany consumed 780 million gallons of biodiesel in 2010

Germany’s Federal Office for Economy and Export Control (BAFA) released figures recently on the nation’s total biodiesel sales in 2010. BAFA reports that approximately 2.6 million metric tons (780.5 million gallons) of biodiesel was sold into the German fuel market

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Biodiesel Production Poised for Outstanding Growth

The global biofuel industry has been witnessing sustainable growth and developments for the past few years in the backdrop of depleting fossil fuels and degradation of environmental conditions. Compared to ethanol, the global biodiesel industry is still at its infancy;

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Study finds biodiesel benefits livestock producers

A study recently completed by CENTREC Consulting Group LLC shows the U.S. livestock industry actually benefits from biodiesel production. Without biodiesel’s market presence, the study determined higher soybean meal prices would have cost the livestock industry $4.8 billion during the

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Finland’s Neste opens world’s biggest biodiesel plant in Singapore

Finnish oil refiner Neste Oil Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new biodiesel plant in Singapore, calling it the world’s largest facility for the production of renewable diesel. With an annual capacity of 800,000 metric tons, the 767-million-US-dollar plant would use

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Spain increases biodiesel use to curb impact of rising oil prices

Spain is taking action to reduce the economic impact of rapidly increasing oil prices in part by increasing the allowable content of biodiesel for blending in transportation fuels. According to Spain’s Vice President Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a €10 ($13.77) increase

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Biodiesel to power ‘American Idol’ bus tour

“American Idol” is kicking off its 10th season with a four-week, 16-city bus tour that will be powered by biodiesel. The bus tour, “Idol Across America Mobile Experience” will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 19, which is also the date of

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Oil Palm Plantations Expand on Degraded Land in Amazon

Brazil hopes to eventually become a major producer of palm oil, thanks to the expansion of this new exotic monoculture crop in the eastern Amazon jungle, where eucalyptus plantations are also mushrooming on broad swaths of already deforested land. The

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China to exempt consumption tax on biodiesel

China’s Finance Ministry has retroactively exempted consumption tax on pure biodiesel made from waste animal fats or vegetable oils, and will refund taxes already paid over the last two years. The policy is backdated to January 1, 2009, the ministry

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Singapore To Hold Biofuels Conference In March 2011

International academia, scientists and experts on biofuels will meet in Singapore in March to identify promising avenues to a viable biofuels future. The experts will discuss economic and environmental considerations of biofuel technologies and the integration of biofuels into the

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