November 2009

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs: People, Partnerships & Deals

By Biorefining Staff

Advanced Biofuels


How catalytic approaches are being adopted by biobased chemical companies to accelerate product development

Local feedstock opportunities mean a diverse, ever-promising biorefining industry

Why biorefinery projects may not be afforded a loan guarantee

U.K. Accounting for Sustainability

By Susanne Retka Schill

The United Kingdom's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation gives a glimpse of the future.

Sustainability, the new buzz word, is likely to become the litmus test for biofuels. Biodiesel Magazine explores the sustainable dimensions of the American biodiesel industry.

South American Expansion

By Nicholas Zeman

Argentina and the EU are set for a trade showdown as the Brazilian demand floodgate bursts open. Plus, the Tupi oil discovery draws attention, biodiesel provides an alternative to narcotics production, and millions of dollars in credit opens for family farmers.


The Main Rotation

By Nicholas Zeman

Quality issues during biodiesel production typically revolve around distillation additives, process technologies and ASTM methods at the refinery level. A new emphasis, however, is being focused on the field, where biodiesel feedstocks such as canola are grown and harvested. A Canadian team is examining how to tweak environmental and agronomic conditions for a superior biodiesel feedstock.

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