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November 23, 2016

How a 19% higher advanced biofuel RVO is an 83% growth opportunity for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWith the 2017-'18 final RFS RVOs out, undifferentiated advanced biofuels are growing from 353 million biodiesel-equivalent gallons in 2016 to 646 million gallons in 2017, which means an 83 percent growth opportunity for biodiesel in this category READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Another planned biodiesel plant acquisition

BY Ron KotrbaAs biodiesel M&A activity spikes this year in the U.S., a Canadian plant acquisition is now in the works READ MORE

November 02, 2016

Making algae better oil producers

BY Ron KotrbaA new discovery at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center may provide a breakthrough to enhance algae's ability to produce and store oil READ MORE

October 19, 2016

US to import more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2016

BY Ron KotrbaLast year the U.S. imported about 670 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel, a record that is soon to be broken, according to Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the NBB READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Biodiesel producer settles alleged major RFS violations

BY Ron KotrbaHear the 30 MMgy Iowa-based biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel's side of the story on its settlement with the government over some serious RFS and RIN violation allegations READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Celebrating a major biodiesel anniversary in Vienna

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International celebrated its 20-year anniversary in Vienna in mid-September, and Biodiesel Magazine was there READ MORE

September 07, 2016

The biofuels event of the fall

BY Ron KotrbaChristianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference Oct. 17-18 in Minneapolis is tailored for both biodiesel and ethanol producers READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Biodiesel-fueled power on Oahu draws nearer

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. finally broke ground on a new 50-megawatt power plant on the island of Oahu that will run on both conventional fuels and biodiesel READ MORE

August 10, 2016

Sustainability certifications 'not fully reliable' says EU court

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report from an EU court says achievement of the 10 percent transport target may be questionable as statistics might be overestimated because member states could report biofuels as sustainable when its sustainability was not verified READ MORE

July 22, 2016

New report evaluates vehicle GHG, fuel economy program

BY Ron KotrbaThe government's draft technical assessment report, a midterm evaluation of the national program for GHG emissions and fuel economy standards for light-duty cars and trucks, predicts 2025 standards are attainable with a wide range of technologies READ MORE

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