On October 4, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 1032, an act to amend Sections 60501 and 60505.5 of the Revenue and Taxation code, relating to taxation, into law. The bill adds biodiesel to the list of fuels that are eligible for tax refunds when they are used for nontaxable purposes. Starting on January 1, 2016, the State Board of Equalization will provide refunds on the portion of nontaxable biodiesel removed from the terminal to those that can show that they have already paid the tax on the fuel.
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WTO Rules on EU AD Measures On Biodiesel from Indonesia
On January 25, 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a ruling on anti-dumping (AD) measures on biodiesel from Indonesia, following Indonesia’s request for consultations with the European Union (EU) in June 2014. The ruling is the latest in a series of legal challenges to EU AD duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina that were established in 2013. Similar to the WTO ruling for Argentina, the panel ruled in favor of several challenges to the AD duties for Indonesia. For instance,...
NBB Announces New Report On Biodiesel Benefits
On January 22, 2018, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that a new study on lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of biodiesel updates and reaffirms the benefits of using the renewable fuel. The report was published jointly by ANL, Purdue University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Researchers gathered data on the energy and emissions from farming soybeans, the feedstock for approximately half of U.S. biodiesel. Among the data collected was the largest survey of...
Odor Control at Biodiesel Plant - Case study
Customized ozone solution from Primozone proves to be the key to removing odor created by biodiesel plant in Lithuania. Mestilla is an environmentally friendly producer of biodiesel. The biodiesel is produced from vegetable (canola) oil and during the process of pressing the oil a distinctive smell of hydrogen sulfide is formed. This distinctive smell is a nuisance to the neighborhood as the plant is situated in a densely populated area in the port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Removal of H2S At the Mestilla plant...
Measurement of oxygen during the purification of glycerin – Case Study
Background informationGlycerin is a basic chemical which is used in creams and ointments, in antifreeze and brake fluid for vehicles, as a plasticizer, and as a base for paints and lacquers. Glycerin is produced as a by-product during the manufacture of soap. This was the main source of glycerin for many years. However, the production of biodiesel has increased greatly in the last decade, and glycerin is also a by-product of this process. All vegetable oils contain glycerin, a heavy trivalent alcohol. During the...
RICanada welcomes Quebec Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements
Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), a principal stakeholder representing Canadian producers of clean-burning renewable fuels, announced that the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the 2030 Energy Policy included, for the first time, renewable fuel volume requirements for fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The renewable fuel blending requirement was set at 5% for gasoline and 2% diesel and is expected to increase after 2020. RICanada stated that the “announcement on renewable...