The F.A.M.E. FORUM Blog

July 15, 2015

Biodiesel producer takes control of distribution, diversifies

BY Ron KotrbaDiversification of operations and controlling distribution has helped keep one biodiesel producer's doors open amid tough market conditions READ MORE

July 01, 2015

The US should take a page out of Australia's book

BY Ron KotrbaAustralia's long-term approach to phasing in biodiesel excise tax should teach the U.S. government a thing or two about the imperativeness of policy certainty for biodiesel growth READ MORE

June 17, 2015

Green Diesel CEO Rivkin pleads guilty to RIN fraud

BY Ron KotrbaNotorious RIN defrauder Phil Rivkin pleads guilty, faces more than 10 years in prison READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Co-located supercritical biodiesel project changes hands

BY Ron KotrbaThe Patriot Fuels Biodiesel project in Illinois, along with its much larger, co-located ethanol plant host, were bought by Cenex Harvest States READ MORE

May 20, 2015

A new era of predictability for US biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaDon't miss this free opportunity to hear the latest news about 2014-'17 RFS volumes and other pressing policy matters from Joe Jobe of the NBB, along with market perspectives from three innovative biomass-based diesel project developers READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Dumeignil honored with 2015 Glycerin Innovation Award

BY Ron KotrbaDr. Franck Dumeignil, a professor at Lille University in France, has been honored with the 2015 Glycerin Innovation Award for his work to overcome industrial processing issues for mass production of high-value chemical products from glycerin READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Minnesota B10 lawsuit: Big Oil's new, old angle

BY Ron KotrbaA new lawsuit in an old Big Oil agenda seeks an end to Minnesota's B10 biodiesel mandate; the latest tactic in a long history of opposition to change and market share erosion READ MORE

April 08, 2015

The renewable fuel, RIN 'custody' debacle

BY Ron KotrbaWith the addition of the word custody in a proposed EPA amendment to the sulfur rule, confusion abounds as concerned parties speculate the number of required RFS registrants could double or triple as a result READ MORE

March 25, 2015

German biodiesel exports, imports up in 2014

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's biodiesel imports increased by more than 2.5 percent in 2014, while exports were up nearly 6 percent READ MORE

March 09, 2015

US biodiesel production, import/export data for 2014

BY Ron KotrbaDetails from the EIA's 2014 U.S. biodiesel production and feedstock survey results, and parsing out the year's import/export data compared to 2013 READ MORE

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