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August 27, 2014

Kelley Green Biofuel showcases biodiesel ingenuity at CBC event

BY Ron KotrbaSmall-scale biodiesel producers have long been a source of ingenuity, and the minds behind Kelley Green Biofuel simply confirm this assertion. Kristopher Kelley and Link Shumaker presented at the Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

BY Ron KotrbaA demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Swiss firm MBP Group earns RSB sustainability certification

BY Ron KotrbaSwitzerland-based waste fats and oils collection company MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

US EPA sends long-awaited renewable fuels rule to White House

BY The National Biodiesel Board The EPA sent the proposed final rule for the 2014 RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget late last week. The NBB's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel urged a quick turnaround to get the biodiesel industry back on track. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna Simet From Q1 2013 to Q1 2014, ethanol consumption rose by only 1.1 percent, from 190 to 192 million liters. Biodiesel, however, saw a much larger increase. Consumption rose by 52 percent, from 128 million liters in Q1 2013 to 195 million in Q1 2014. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

BY James Hataway, University of Georgia An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of canola (Brassica napus) in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel labeling rule clarified to Oregon motor fuel stations

BY Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture has sent notices to approximately 417 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel fuel blended with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel may not to be marketed as "diesel" fuel, by law. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Renewable diesel reduces carbon footprint of major summer events

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki (45 percent electricity generated from NEXBTL) and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

CEO of US Coachways embraces National Biodiesel Foundation

BY US Coachways Ed Telmany, CEO of US Coachways, discussed the commitment his company has to the National Biodiesel Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing popular support for biodiesel. Telmany has been proud to implement green travel policies. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Oilman discusses biodiesel issues, distribution at CBC event

BY Ron KotrbaThird-generation oilman Brian Potter spoke at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C., Aug. 14-17, about how Potter Oil & Tire Co. Inc. selects its biodiesel suppliers, and his company's views on the biodiesel industry. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel consultant gives advice for would-be producers at CBC

BY Ron KotrbaConsultant Rudy Pruszko has trained more than 500 people in the U.S. and 22 countries on how to build a successful biodiesel business. He spoke at the Collective Biodiesel Conference and offered attendees advice and tips from his experience. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

EcoComplex tour highlights benefits of applied industrial ecology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Catawba County EcoComplex, co-located with the 800-acre Blackburn Landfill in western North Carolina, underscores the importance of co-location and resource utilization to produce renewable energy with minimal carbon intensity. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Canadian biodiesel producer Biox announces fiscal Q3 results

BY Biox Corp. Biox Corp. announced its fiscal 2014 third quarter (Q3 2014) financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended June 30. Biodiesel production was 13.8 million liters compared to 14.7 million liters in Q3 of fiscal 2013. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

BY Ron KotrbaAbatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Global glycerol market expected to reach $2.52 billion by 2020

BY Grand View Research Inc. The global market for glycerol is expected to reach $2.52 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Biodiesel emerged as the leading source of glycerol, accounting for over 1,400 kilo tons of glycerol production in 2013. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Florida Biodiesel delivers plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria

BY Ron KotrbaFlorida Biodiesel Inc. announced it has completed sale of a B-60 biodiesel processor to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The unit will be used for Avandith Energy's pilot transesterification facility. The B-60 will also be used for education. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Irwin RINs analysis points to rollback of proposed RFS cuts

BY Susanne Retka Schill The ratio between D6 ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) and D4 biodiesel RINs is a primary clue indicating the market expects the U.S. EPA to roll back its proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Largest US biodiesel producer REG reports Q2 financial results

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc.'s revenues for Q2 2014 were $332.9 million. Compared to Q2 last year, REG sold 11 percent more gallons of biomass-based diesel, while revenue decreased by 13 percent and adjusted EBITDA decreased by 86 percent. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

US EPA extends 2013 RFS compliance, attest deadlines again

BY Ron KotrbaEPA extended the deadlines for annual compliance and attest engagement reports for the 2013 compliance period under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program to 30 and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the 2014 RVO final rule. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Kan. ethanol plant to co-locate renewable diesel facility on-site

BY Ron KotrbaEast Kansas Agri-Energy plans to integrate renewable diesel production at its ethanol plant in Garnett, Kan., using distillers corn oil and other feedstocks, the company announced late July. WB Services is the technology provider on the project. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Int'l commercial flight completed with Amyris-Total biojet fuel

BY Amyris Inc. On July 30, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, departed from Orlando and traveled to Sao Paulo. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

RAE, ABB collaborate to build integrated algal production systems

BY Ron KotrbaPower and automation technology group ABB is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy for commercialization of integrated algal production systems to produce algae-based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition and renewable fuels markets. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

BY Ron KotrbaSG Preston is planning to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs. Pre-engineering begins next month. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Beatrice biodiesel plant announces first round of hires

BY Flint Hills Resources Flint Hills Resources has hired Russell Leighton and Jeremy Morse to lead the Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Neb. The biodiesel plant is part of a joint venture between Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel Inc., known as Duonix LLC. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Report helps guide major fuel buyers to sustainable biofuels

BY Natural Resources Defense Council Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major environmental degradation. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

In Depth: US Biodiesel Supply Kings

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth and opportunities in biodiesel distribution, and the challenges that lie ahead. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Inside NBB: States provide policy stability for biodiesel industry

BY NBB Minnesota and Iowa recently took steps in their already steadfast support of biodiesel. With the uncertainty surrounding the federal biodiesel tax incentive and RFS volumes, strong state policies help stabilize the industry and provide a baseline. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Opinion: Tax Extenders: A Harbinger for Tax Reform?

BY Mark M. Palmer Some suggest once the November elections pass, tax extenders legislation will make it through Congress and then to the president for his signature. As you recall, this seems to be a pretty common pattern in Washington with respect to extenders. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

Inside NBB: Next Generation Scientists program welcomes 3 new student leaders

BY NBB Three university students have been selected through a competitive process to help lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. Launched in 2010, the NBB program aims to educate young scientists with factual information about biodiesel. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

Inside NBB: Political Giving an Important Piece of Federal Policy Puzzle

BY Donnell Rehagen The biodiesel industry has long been commended for its advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and grassroots lobbying strength, but political fundraising remains an important component of supporting effective public policy. READ MORE

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