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June 21, 2018

Conventional soybean meal prices take a nosedive

BY UFOP Soybean meal prices have come down significantly since the beginning of May. Ample supply from Brazil, favorable growing conditions in the U.S. and an escalating trade dispute between China and the U.S. are putting downward pressure on prices. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Attis Industries acquires clean technology licensing business

BY Attis Industries Inc. Attis Industries closed on a series of transactions with GreenShift Corp., resulting in its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Flux Carbon LLC, a new joint venture company that holds the rights to an expansive portfolio of clean technologies. READ MORE

June 18, 2018

NATSO launches Alternative Fuels Council, biodiesel quality plan

BY NATSO Inc. Among its initial offerings, NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council unveiled a new Biodiesel Fuel Quality Plan designed to help biodiesel blenders, marketers and distributors ensure their final product sold to consumers meets a minimum quality standard. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EU reaches deal on REDII, sets new goals for renewables

BY Erin Voegele On June 14, negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a deal on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) that sets new targets for renewables. Various bioindustries respond to the outcome. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

Wilmar implements Inventure supercritical technology in China

BY Inventure Renewables Inventure Renewables announced successful implementation and nearly year-long operation of its Mixed Super Critical Fluid technology at a Wilmar International plant in Jiangsu province, China, to produce FAME for oleochemicals and biodiesel. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

National Biodiesel Board hires 2 to communications positions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board welcomes two key additions to its communications staff team this week, announcing new Director of Communications Kaleb Little and Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications Paul Winters, formerly with BIO. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Bio Clean Energy SA wins $36M Bolivian biodiesel supply contract

BY Ron KotrbaBio Clean Energy S.A. announced that its Bio Petro Biofuels subsidiary has won a contract to supply up to 9.5 million gallons of biodiesel to the Bolivian government-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos in a public tender process. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

French farmers unite in solidarity ahead of June 10 protests

BY Ron KotrbaThe French Federation of Oilseeds and Protein Producers is giving France's largest farmers' union, FNSEA, its complete support in planned blockades at strategic sites June 10 to protest policies and actions that jeopardize French crops and farmers. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

NJ producer pleads guilty to releasing wastewater into sound

BY U.S. Department of Justice An Elizabeth, New Jersey, biodiesel producer—Fuel Bio One LLC—pleaded guilty to discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial plant into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Trump rejects deal allowing exported biofuel RINs for compliance

BY Erin Voegele Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst announced June 5 President Trump has rejected a deal on the RFS that would have implemented year-round E15 availability, but also allowed RINs attached to exported biofuel volumes to be used for RFS compliance. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

3 new antioxidant additives included on AGQM’s no-harm lists

BY AGQM The current no-harm test round for antioxidants for biodiesel blended with diesel fuel or heating oil is complete. Two additives meant for biodiesel to be blended with on-road diesel fuel, and one for biodiesel to be mixed with heating oil, passed. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Community Fuels offers ADF-compliant, NOx-neutral biodiesel

BY Community Fuels Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Community Fuels intends to provide NOx-neutral biodiesel for all B99 loaded at its Port of Stockton terminal. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Targray opens Minn. biodiesel distribution center in Twin Cities

BY Targray Targray announced the opening of its Minnesota biodiesel distribution center, serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The new biodiesel terminal will help address the rapid growth in regional demand for biodiesel in the Twin Cities. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Biodiesel producers implore President Trump to keep his promises

BY The National Biodiesel Board In a letter to President Trump, biodiesel producers, advocates and agriculture leaders implore that biodiesel not be ignored in the Trump administration's efforts to navigate differences between petroleum refiners and the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Eni staff in Porto Marghera collects UCO for biofuel conversion

BY Eni S.p.A. Italian oil refining giant Eni will begin collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees for conversion to renewable diesel at its biorefinery. This pioneering initiative is part of its commitment to adopt a circular economy program. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Midwest Trump voters losing faith in his commitment to biofuels

BY The National Biodiesel Board New polling shows that voters across three Midwestern states—Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri—are disappointed with Trump administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable fuels industries. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

Despite palm oil polemic, Total's La Mède plant to start soon

BY Ron KotrbaAmid controversy over its planned use of imported palm oil, Total S.A. received an operating license for its La Mède biorefinery in the south of France. FNSEA called on farmers and consumers to protest the decision in support of French agriculture. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

German biodiesel exports in Q1 2018 up more than 30 percent

BY UFOP In the first quarter of 2018, Germany's biodiesel exports increased more than 30 percent from same period last year to 128.67 million gallons. Around 84 percent of exports were shipped to EU countries. U.S. imports of German biodiesel grew the most. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Neste to acquire majority control of Dutch animal fat trader

BY Neste Corp. Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, and animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V. have agreed that Neste acquires sole control and 51 percent of the shares of IH Demeter B.V., making Neste the controlling shareholder. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Benefuel advances modular plant engineering with support from BIC

BY Ron KotrbaBioindustrial Innovation Canada has approved a project with Benefuel through BIC's COMM SCI initiative program. The purpose of the project is to support a front-end engineering design study for Benefuel's modular 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ontario. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Sapp Bros. opens another biodiesel blending terminal in Nebraska

BY Ron KotrbaSapp Bros., owner of 17 travel plazas and more than 30 wholesale locations across the U.S., celebrated the opening of its newest biodiesel blending terminal in Columbus, Nebraska, May 24. Last August Sapp Bros. opened a terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

AGQM issues quality check material for pharmaceutical glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaThe new QC material offering for PhGly can be used internally to check various analysis methods for glycerin from the European Pharmacopeia such as glycerin and water content, along with additional standard methods such as color via EN ISO 6271-2. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

Opinion: Industry Innovations

BY Ron KotrbaIn his Editor's Note from the Spring 2018 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the nature of editors' notes, the Spotlight feature in this latest edition of the magazine, and the need to sometimes step back. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

In Depth: Pioneering Achievements

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights eight companies—four process technology providers, two commodity firms, a blending equipment manufacturer and an adsorbent supplier—forging new paths in their respective fields. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Opinion: Co-locating: Look Before You Leap

BY Joe Leo While co-locating two facilities can offer both financial and operational benefits to both parties, there are additional risks that should be considered and mitigated before two facilities decide to pursue such a project. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Biodiesel summer conference series kicks off June 12

BY Ron KotrbaFor the first time, the National Biodiesel Board, with funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, is taking biodiesel on a cross-country tour for a series of one-day workshops from coast to coast. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Fly-in, Member Meeting Gathers Industry in DC

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board will be hosting its annual summer membership meeting and fly-in June 25-27 in Washington, D.C., to focus on association business and critical federal policy initiatives. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

Opinion: Our Own Infinity Wars: Trade, Tariffs, Tax and Waivers

BY Grant Kimberley In the face of relentless attacks on biodiesel, we are not alone. Like the Avengers, the biodiesel industry has assembled a powerful group of mighty heroes to defend against its adversaries. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

In Depth: The New Feedstock Frontier

BY Ron KotrbaCutting-edge research and development has the potential to turn conventional wisdom on its head and revolutionize how, and from where, plant oils are obtained. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

In Depth: The Faces Behind the Statistics

BY Tom Slunecka While the economic effect biodiesel manufacturing has on small towns is quantifiably beneficial, the human effect is immeasurably invaluable. READ MORE

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