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October 20, 2016

BDI strengthens US market position as Crimson upgrades completed

BY Ron KotrbaBDI-BioEnergy International's RetroFit technology is behind the upgrades and expansion at Crimson Renewable Energy's Bakersfield, California, biodiesel plant, which held an unveiling ceremony showcasing the facility's new capabilities this month. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

HPB celebrates grand opening of biodiesel production plant

BY High Plains Bioenergy High Plains Bioenergy celebrated the grand opening of its newest biodiesel production plant, HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Oct. 17. The plant will use vegetable oils as the primary feedstock to produce up to 28 MMgy. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs biodiesel heating oil bill into law

BY Ron KotrbaNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the city over the next two decades. Come 2034, B20 heating oil will be the standard. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

Report: Global FAME market to surpass $22 billion by 2021

BY Ron KotrbaA new report produced by India-based MarketsandMarkets indicates that the fatty acid methyl ester market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1 percent from 2016-'21, equating to global market growth of $17.26 billion in 2016 to $22.13 billion in 2021. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

EU farmers stress essential role of biodiesel post-2020

BY The EBB, FEDIOL and EOA The European Oilseed Alliance, the European Biodiesel Board and FEDIOL held a dinner debate Oct. 12 in the European Parliament where panelists from all backgrounds discussed the role of sustainable biodiesel in the low-carbon economy post-2020. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

2 more Hoosiers plead guilty to RIN, tax credit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated more than $60 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits at Triton Energy LLC in Waterloo, Indiana. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

Students urged to apply for trip to biodiesel event in San Diego

BY The National Biodiesel Board College science students who are members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel can apply by Nov. 18 for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Jan. 16-19 in San Diego, and to present a poster on their work. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

Crimson Renewable Energy showcases newly expanded biodiesel plant

BY Crimson Renewable Energy LP The recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy's biodiesel production facility leads to a tripling of production and puts Kern County on the map as California's leading producer of advanced biofuels. The company held an unveiling event Oct. 6. READ MORE

October 06, 2016

REG completes $34.5 million upgrade project at Danville plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The upgrades at the 45 MMgy plant include the addition of biodiesel distillation and other manufacturing upgrades, plus logistical upgrades, a new warehouse and office space, and the acquisition of 13 million gallons of fuel and feedstock storage. READ MORE

October 05, 2016

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission antibiofuels report skewed, flawed

BY Renewable Industries Canada The report, Course Correction - It's Time to Rethink Canadian Biofuels Policies, uses information that ignores independent biofuels cost benefit analyses and omits current government data and reports as the basis of its recommendations. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Renewable Energy Group expands line of credit to $150 million

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Oct. 4 that it has signed an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank Capital Finance, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, and Fifth Third Bank to expand the company's line of credit to $150 million from $60 million. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

US EPA proposes numerous revisions to RFS regulations

BY Erin Voegele On Oct. 3, the U.S. EPA released its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, which aims to enhance the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and related fuel regulations to support the growth of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Agenda, experts set for Biofuels Financial Conference Oct. 17-18

BY BBI International Produced by Christianson & Associates and organized by BBI, the event, taking place in Minneapolis, focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today's ethanol and biodiesel industries. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Chemoil to retire more than $71M in RIN credits under settlement

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA and the Department of Justice allege that San Francisco-based Chemoil Corp. exported at least 48.5 million gallons of biodiesel from 2011 to 2013, but failed to retire the more than 72 million RINs that were generated for the exported fuel. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Minnesota prevails in lawsuit over state biodiesel mandate

BY Ron KotrbaIn a Sept. 29 ruling by the United States District Court, a judgment has been issued in the lawsuit against four Minnesota state officials regarding implementation of the state's biodiesel mandate. The verdict is a victory for biodiesel. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

DC Water taps into biodiesel's sustainability benefits

BY The National Biodiesel Board Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water's fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230 diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

10-year anniversary videos offer unique glimpse inside REG

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company's—and the biodiesel industry's—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Louis Dreyfus Company inaugurates Claypool glycerin refinery

BY Louis Dreyfus Company LLC Louis Dreyfus Company LLC announced Sept. 28 the official inauguration of the new glycerin refinery at its subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana, sized to produce 80 million pounds of USP-grade kosher glycerin a year. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

NYC passes legislation to increase biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board The bill, which passed 47-3 on Sept. 28, will increase the amount of biodiesel in New York City's heating oil from 2 to 5 percent by Oct. 1, 2017. The blend level then moves to 10 percent in 2025, 15 percent in 2030, and 20 percent in 2034. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Will changing the point of obligation improve the RFS?

BY John Campbell Moving the point of obligation would not change RIN supply and demand fundamentals. There may be a better way to improve the ride: EPA should reconsider allowing biofuel producers to separate the RIN from the physical gallon. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Eaton launches new hoses for high-percentage blends of biodiesel

BY Eaton Unlike standard fuel hoses that only last one to two years, Eaton's GH100 and GH101 solutions are engineered for maximum performance in systems with a variety of fuel types, featuring a unique polymer that more effectively resists degradation. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

ISU, Chevron team up to develop solvent liquefaction pilot plant

BY Iowa State University This latest pilot plant at Iowa State's BioCentury Research Farm is a joint project with Chevron U.S.A. The technology converts biomass such as wood chips into a bio-oil that can be processed into fuels or chemicals and biochar that can enrich soil. READ MORE

September 26, 2016

Lame duck Missouri Gov. Nixon pulls a dine-and-dash on biodiesel

BY The Missouri Soybean Association Missouri's biodiesel fund is currently $9.6 million in arrears. The legislature had fully funded repayment during the springtime legislative session, but Gov. Nixon's budget cuts this summer and again in September turned that black ink back to red. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Biodiesel tax credit positioning intensifies as expiration nears

BY Ron KotrbaWith a contentious election and the end of the legislative year looming, stakeholders are stepping up measures and urging Congress to renew or reform key tax incentives. U.S. biodiesel producers want reform while others support the status quo. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

JetBlue makes one of history's largest biojet purchase agreements

BY JetBlue JetBlue announced a 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company, Sept. 19. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

UK's Argent Energy wins awards for waste-based biodiesel supply

BY Argent Energy Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership's Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year Award and the Grand Prix Award. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

EU court annuls tariffs against Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe General Court of the European Union has annulled antidumping measures imposed three years ago on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The court made its ruling Sept. 15 in five separate judgements addressing cases brought by six companies. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Iowa Biodiesel Board elects Western Dubuque's Brooks as new chair

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board A new Iowa Biodiesel Board chair was elected Sept. 14 during the organization's annual meeting. Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa, will lead the IBB for the next year up to a three-year term. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Biodiesel's ILUC emissions further reduced in Purdue modeling

BY The National Biodiesel Board Wally Tyner, a professor at Purdue University, presented his research team's latest findings regarding GHG emissions of producing biodiesel from soybeans, which show land use change emissions could be up to 70 percent lower than what CARB adopted. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

High Plains Bioenergy acquires former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaSeaboard Foods subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy has acquired the former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. The facility has been renamed HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel and will produce 28 MMgy when running at full capacity. READ MORE

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