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REG Completes Iowa Biodiesel-Plant Upgrades

Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) recently announced that it completed upgrades to its 30 million-gallon-per-year (mgpy) biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which will allow the facility to produce biodiesel from a wider variety of raw materials.

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Watchdog Group Sues U.S. EPA Regarding 2014 RFS

The U.S. watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over failure to comply with a records request for providing documentation regarding possible oil-industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2).

International Developments

ZeaChem, Leaf Energy Collaborate on Cellulosic-Sugar Feedstock

Australia-based Leaf Energy Ltd. and its subsidiary, Leaf Resources, has signed a collaboration agreement with Lakewood, Colo.-based biorefiner ZeaChem Inc. to evaluate potential incorporation of Leaf Energy’s trademarked “Leaf Glycell” process for producing cellulosic sugars from poplar inputs.

International Developments

Revving Up

Englewood, Colo.-based biobutanol developer Gevo Inc. recently announced that it is selling its renewable iso-octane to French energy firm Total for formulation into Formula 1 racing fuel.

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