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October 25, 2018

Inside NBB: BioFry 2018 Draws Hundreds for French Fries, Biodiesel Facts

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual Capitol Hill BioFry Sept. 25 to educate congressional staff about biodiesel and the U.S. companies that produce it. Hundreds enjoyed a free French fry snack while learning about biodiesel. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

World Energy invests $350M to expand Paramount biofuel production

BY World Energy LLC World Energy plans to invest $350 million to complete conversion of its partially converted petroleum refinery in Paramount, California, acquired from Delek US Holdings in March, and expand biofuel production on-site from 40 MMgy to 306 MMgy. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

In Depth: The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

BY Ron KotrbaWhile oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Inside NBB: NBB Rallies Industry for a Stronger, More Accountable RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board recaps its efforts in pushing the administration and the U.S. EPA to grow the advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel standards under the RFS while holding the agency more accountable for small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

In Depth: Consultative Expansion

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today's fastest-growing biodiesel refiners. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Opinion: Fueling Growth in the Biodiesel Industry

BY Donnell Rehagen Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, recaps some of the more notable progress the U.S. biodiesel industry and its national association have made over the past year. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

EFT licenses its Fischer-Tropsch technology to Red Rock Biofuels

BY Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. has executed a license agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC under which EFT will provide its TL8a Fischer-Tropsch technology to provide additional FT capacity for Red Rock Biofuels' biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Inside NBB: NBB National Ad Campaign Shows Strong ROI

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board's annual advertising campaign hit airwaves this summer with biodiesel education aimed to influence key decision makers on the many benefits of biodiesel. Early results show a strong ROI for this campaign. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data show that two additional petitions were filed for the 2017 compliance year and four new ones were filed for 2018 in the past month. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Inside NBB: Engage at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the place to see and be seen in the world of biodiesel. Claim your spot at the 2019 conference in San Diego—where all the key players will come together for a week of learning, networking and discovery. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

West Coast biodiesel consolidation: Crimson acquires SeQuential

BY Ron KotrbaCalif.-based biodiesel maker Crimson Renewable Energy has acquired Ore.-based producer and UCO collector SeQuential. Crimson gains feedstock supply options for its Bakersfield plant and expands its ability to supply biodiesel to West Coast customers. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Opinion: The Road to Feedstock Flexibility

BY Chris Abrams Imerys personnel have spent much of 2018 talking about new and diverse feedstocks for biodiesel production, and how to help biodiesel manufacturers incorporate them into their existing processes. Here is an overview of that discussion. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

NBB letter calls on EPA to end demand destruction for biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB delivered a letter Oct. 17 to U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking that the agency fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules and end the demand destruction for biodiesel. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

White House releases timeline for RFS reset, other rules

BY Erin Voegele The Trump administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a reset of statutory blending targets. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins D3MAX plant construction at Wisconsin facility

BY BBI International D3MAX and Ace Ethanol announced they have started construction of the first D3MAX facility at Ace Ethanol's plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol producer to integrate the patented D3MAX technology in its dry mill plant. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Targray opens biodiesel terminal in Fargo to meet growing demand

BY Targray Targray, a leading North American biofuels marketer and distributor, has announced the opening of its Fargo Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 fuel distribution center serving wholesale fuel buyers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

PHYCO2 algae pilot program with MSU reaches new milestones

BY PHYCO2 PHYCO2 reached a new milestone in its three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, announcing the operation of its new, scalable algae PBR, which will reduce the level of carbon emissions produced by electric power generation boilers. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Students can apply for scholarship to biodiesel event by Nov. 19

BY The National Biodiesel Board University-level science majors interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a $600 travel scholarship and free registration to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21-24 in San Diego. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

BY Erin Voegele Norway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. On Oct. 4, the country's Ministry of Climate and Environment announced it will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new peak

BY UFOP As global vegetable oil production is set to break records, crude petroleum oil prices are rising. Rising vegetable oil stocks has put downward pressure on biofuel feedstock prices, causing renewable fuels to become more economically attractive. READ MORE

October 05, 2018

Baseball teams knock it out of the park with biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Sports fans nationwide are celebrating sustainable practices this weekend as Oct. 6 marks Green Sports Day. Ballparks throughout the country are recycling used cooking oil into clean-burning biodiesel, which reduces carbon emissions by 80 percent. READ MORE

October 04, 2018

Keystone Biofuels director pleads guilty to biodiesel tax fraud

BY Ron KotrbaDavid Tielle, business development director of Pennsylvania-based Keystone Biofuels, pleaded guilty Oct. 3 in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the IRS, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He faces five years in prison. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

German biodiesel exports hit record high in first half of 2018

BY UFOP In the first half of 2018, German biodiesel exports climbed considerably. Demand from the U.S., Sweden and Austria increased sharply. Total exports surged more than 14 percent for the first six months of 2018 compared to the same time last year. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

EU biodiesel stakeholders urge commission to reconsider duties

BY Ron KotrbaAn important meeting of the Trade Defence Instruments Committee looms Oct. 3 at the European Commission, one for which European biodiesel advocates are calling on member states to raise the issue of reinstating tariffs on Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

NATSO Alt Fuels Council unveils RFS RIN Management Service

BY NATSO Inc. NATSO and the Alternative Fuels Council launched a new RIN Management Service Oct. 1 designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program and manage their RINs. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

BDI-BioEnergy restructures to adapt to changing times, markets

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel technology firm BDI-BioEnergy International has recently completed organizational restructuring. Management tells Biodiesel Magazine that, as a result, it is better equipped for the future and to react more quickly to market changes. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Biodiesel tax incentive extension receives bipartisan support

BY The National Biodiesel Board On Sept. 27 the National Biodiesel Board thanked 46 members of Congress—led by Rep. David Young, R-Iowa; and Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa—who voiced their strong support for a multiyear extension of the biodiesel tax incentive. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

10 years in, So. Carolina biodiesel producer expands, diversifies

BY Ron KotrbaWinnsboro, South Carolina-based Green Energy Biofuel, formerly known as Midlands Biofuels, has acquired an idle 40 MMgy biodiesel plant in Warrenville, South Carolina. The 10-year-old company is rapidly expanding and diversifying its offerings. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Hero BX acquires biodiesel facility in Clinton, Iowa

BY Hero BX The former Clinton County Biodiesel facility in Clinton, Iowa, is officially under new ownership. Lake Erie Biofuels, dba Hero BX, purchased the assets of the facility from Tenaska Commodities LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska Inc., on Sept. 21. READ MORE

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