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April 28, 2016

Iowa legislature unanimously extends blender pump program funding

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa legislature voted 94-0 in the House of Representatives and 49-0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state's very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

REG begins $7 million upgrade project at DeForest biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biorefineries April 26 with a ribbon cutting at REG Madison. The event also served as a groundbreaking for roughly $7 million of additional investment into the biorefinery. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Latest diesel quality trends revealed in biennial survey

BY Infineum International Ltd. Infineum has revealed initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace. The survey collected samples from eight countries. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance certifies Big Island Biodiesel

BY The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance With a production capacity of 5.5 MMgy and utilizing state-of-the art distillation technology to produce the highest quality biodiesel in the country, the plant is the first biodiesel facility of its kind in the U.S. to earn this certification. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Iowa lawmakers vote to extend, expand state biodiesel incentives

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa House passed legislation to extend and expand state biodiesel incentives, including a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive, and a retailer's credit that entices fuel retailers to carry biodiesel blends. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Diamond Green Diesel plans major expansion project

BY Ron KotrbaDiamond Green Diesel, the 160 MMgy renewable diesel facility in Louisiana, is expanding production to 275 MMgy. Completion is expected late 2017, with production to ramp-up in early 2018. The plant will operate at full capacity during the expansion. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Crop update: Fewer soybeans from Argentina?

BY UFOP The 2015-'16 South American soybean production could be much smaller than has long been expected because of weather-induced losses in Argentina. In Brazil, harvest figures more or less match forecasts as the harvest is coming to a close. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Proposed 2018 RFS biomass-based diesel rule at OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard, including RVOs for renewable fuel, advanced and cellulosic biofuel, and the 2018 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget April 15. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA clarifies provision of RFS Quality Assurance Program rule

BY Erin VoegeleAccording to documents published by the EPA, the agency added product transfer document (PTD) requirements for renewable fuels to the final QAP rule. The words 'custody or' were inadvertently added, but its finalized amendment clarifies its position. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Distribution of Neste Pro Diesel expands to Latvia

BY Neste Corp. Neste Pro Diesel is now available from the most of the Neste stations in Latvia. Pro Diesel supplements the range of Futura fuels launched previously in the Baltic region and Russia. Neste Pro Diesel is available in Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

New Leaf Biofuel celebrates 10 years, new BQ-9000 certification

BY New Leaf Biofuel The San Diego biodiesel producer's 10-year anniversary comes hand-in-hand with a new fuel quality accreditation. Ten years providing environmentally friendly biodiesel is a significant milestone for the young biodiesel industry. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Average biodiesel blend bought in Iowa reaches 11 percent

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in Iowa reached 11 percent in 2015, an increase from the 9.4 percent average blend in 2014 and a new all-time record. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Minnesota breathes easier after 10 years with biodiesel standard

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota's commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The state is the first to require 10 percent biodiesel. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

AGQM, FAM invite participants in biodiesel round robin testing

BY AGQM In cooperation with the Mineral Oil and Fuels Standardization Committee within DIN (FAM), the Association Quality Management Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM) is again organizing a round robin test for biodiesel and rapeseed oil fuel. The deadline is April 24. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Algae.Tec receives additional work orders from India's Reliance

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec announced receipt of additional works orders from India’s Reliance Group, increasing the size and scope of its original contract by $1.14 million. Algae.Tec is building a pilot plant at Reliance's massive oil refinery in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Austrian biodiesel technology provider wins award for BTL process

BY Ron KotrbaBDI-BioEnergy International AG received an innovation award for its biomass-to-liquid technology, called BioCrack, March 29 during Austria's State Awards Innovation 2016 ceremony held by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Industry. READ MORE

March 31, 2016

EBB reacts to WTO panel report on Argentine complaint

BY The European Biodiesel Board A World Trade Organization panel published its report March 29 in the case brought by Argentina regarding the EU antidumping measures on Argentinian biodiesel imports. The EBB regards the panel decision as a first episode in the legal battle. READ MORE

March 29, 2016

Brazil's President Rousseff signs biodiesel increase into law

BY Ron KotrbaAt the presidential palace March 23, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the mandatory percentage increase of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel from 7 percent currently to 8 percent by 2017, and moving up to 10 percent by 2019. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

Importing to meet California demand

BY Ron KotrbaIncreased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels, and imports. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

Agenda published for 2016 Int'l Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

BY BBI International The 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The show is June 20-23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

March 24, 2016

Biodiesel No. 1 alternative fuel choice for fleet owners

BY Ron KotrbaA new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the work truck industry association NTEA shows biodiesel is the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market. According to survey data, 18 percent of fleets currently use biodiesel. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

RSB-certified North African biodiesel producer to double capacity

BY Ron KotrbaRecently certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Ben Arous, Tunisia-based Biodex-sa told Biodiesel Magazine that the company plans to double production capacity from 2.1 MMgy to 4.2 MMgy by the second half of this year. READ MORE

March 18, 2016

ISA, Chicago Area Clean Cities partner to promote biodiesel

BY The Illinois Soybean Association As part of the March 18 celebration of National Biodiesel Day, the Illinois Soybean Association's B20 Club is proud to announce its diamond-level sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition. The B20 Club helps promote biodiesel use. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

9 facts to rev you up on National Biodiesel Day

BY The National Biodiesel Board March 18 is National Biodiesel Day, and it's no coincidence we celebrate the occassion on Rudolf Diesel's birthday. There are many reasons to celebrate America's advanced biofuel. Read on to view nine facts about biodiesel that will rev you up. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

Strong demand for German biodiesel continued in 2015

BY UFOP Although German foreign trade in biodiesel was not quite as brisk in 2015 as a year earlier, export figures recently published verify that interest in biodiesel from Germany continued to be high. Germany exported roughly 430 million gallons in 2015. READ MORE

March 16, 2016

EBB: ILUC impact modelization lacks transparency, academic value

BY The European Biodiesel Board An additional land use change impact modelization, the Global Biosphere Management Model (Globiom), has been published. Globiom is based on a model that has still not been disclosed nor validated by peers. Its findings are inconsistent with CARB's. READ MORE

March 16, 2016

REG closes acquisition of Sanimax biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. completed its acquisition March 15 of Sanimax Energy's 20 MMgy biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisconsin, the company announced March 16. REG paid Sanimax $11 million in cash and 500,000 shares of its common stock. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

National Advanced Biofuels Conference to co-locate with FEW

BY BBI International This year the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is co-located with the world's largest ethanol conference, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. The event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

Biodiesel technology exhibit attracts attention of Canada's PM

BY Ron KotrbaCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the exhibit hall of the Globe 2016 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2-4, where one of the technologies he was introduced to was BioCube Corp.'s transportable biodiesel refinery. READ MORE

March 11, 2016

United Airlines begins using biojet fuel in routine LAX flights

BY United Airlines United Airlines made history March 11 by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from LAX International Airport. READ MORE

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