The F.A.M.E. FORUM Blog

February 10, 2016

Safety first, second, third, fourth

BY Ron KotrbaThe recent tragic accident at a biodiesel plant in Spain reinforces the need to put safety first, last and at all points between READ MORE

January 27, 2016

What biodiesel producers should know about FSMA

BY Ron KotrbaIf your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act READ MORE

January 13, 2016

Oregon pushes renewable diesel use

BY Ron KotrbaThe Oregon Department of Energy is helping public entities across the state tap into the emerging renewable diesel market READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Preview: The 2016 Print Edition of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaWhat's in store for the next printed issue READ MORE

December 16, 2015

New European B20/B30 biodiesel standard published

BY Ron KotrbaA new B20/B30 European fuel standard for fleets has been published, but it doesn't mean higher blends will be offered overnight READ MORE

December 02, 2015

Precedent set for continued biodiesel growth

BY Ron KotrbaEPA has committed to increasing biodiesel volumes in its final RFS ruling while getting the program timelines back on track, meaning the 2018 proposal for biomass-based diesel is just months away READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Large glycerin refinery about to open

BY Ron KotrbaLouis Dreyfus Commodities' new glycerin refinery in Claypool, Indiana, will soon be operational. The company says the new 80-million-pound-per-year plant will be the second-largest in the U.S. producing USP-grade Kosher refined glycerin. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Indonesian fire finger-pointing

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's UFOP says while EU's biofuel policy is falsely being pointed at as a driver of Indonesia's fires, continued EU and Indonesian inaction are really to blame since RED requirements and increased sustainability measures preclude such activity READ MORE

October 20, 2015

SG Preston locks in renewable diesel EPC contractor

BY Ron KotrbaPhiladelphia-based bioenergy firm SG Preston chooses IHI E&C as EPC contractor for renewable diesel facilties READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Time to turn up the biodiesel heat—literally

BY Ron KotrbaA comprehensive overview of several heating oil and related biodiesel news items that bode well for oilheat consumers moving into the winter season READ MORE

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