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October 06, 2017

Nordic oil firm signs Haldor Topsoe for renewable diesel plant

BY St1 Nordic energy firm St1 plans to produce renewable diesel alongside petro-diesel at its oil refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, by 2020. St1 signed an engineering design package and license deal with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

As Argentine imports loom, France's Saipol cuts biodiesel output

BY Ron KotrbaMajor French biodiesel producer Saipol, a subsidiary of Avril, is cutting biodiesel production and rapeseed crushing activities in the wake of a recent decision by the EU to drastically lower antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

38 senators urge Pruitt to issue strong 2018 RFS volumes

BY Erin Voegele On Oct. 5, a bipartisan group of 38 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to ensure the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements promote growth in the U.S. biofuels sector and the U.S. economy. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Biodiesel industry helps drive American manufacturing

BY The National Biodiesel Board Manufacturing Day 2017, the first Friday in October, is an appropriate time to reflect on the biodiesel industry's economic contributions, as it is a driving force in America's manufacturing sector supporting more than 64,000 clean energy jobs. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Short 15-day comment period opens on NODA to reduce RFS volumes

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S EPA published in the Federal Register Oct. 4 its Notice of Data Availability concerning potential reductions in volume requirements for the 2018-'19 RFS, officially opening the 15-day comment period. Comments are due Oct. 19. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Censky confirmed as new USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture

BY Ron KotrbaLongtime CEO of the American Soybean Association, Steve Censky, was confirmed by the Senate Oct. 3 as the new Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. Censky, who has led the ASA as CEO since 1996, was nominated by President Donald Trump in July. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

Biofuel groups implore Trump to stop EPA from harming US workers

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB joined other leading biofuels advocates to send a letter to President Trump, urging the White House to act quickly to prevent actions at the U.S. EPA that threaten jobs in rural America and undermine energy security goals of the RFS program. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Iowa Biodiesel Board urges Trump to stop EPA from gutting RFS

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa Biodiesel Board is urging President Trump to stop the U.S. EPA from slashing biodiesel volumes under the RFS program. EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's actions are unprecedented and driven by oil interests, said the state trade association. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

EU biodiesel industry to launch antisubsidy case vs. Argentina

BY The European Biodiesel Board The European Biodiesel Board is preparing to launch an antisubsidy case against Argentinean biodiesel imports, following the recent decision by the European Union to significantly lower the antidumping duties for the country. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

Minnesota biodiesel essay scholarship winners announced

BY Ron KotrbaFirst- and second-place winners have been announced for the 2017 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship, sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and administered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

Grassley floor speech criticizes EPA proposal to reduce biodiesel

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 26, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered a floor speech to the Senate expressing his disappointment in recent action taken by the U.S. EPA proposing reductions in 2018 and 2019 volume requirements for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

EPA blindsides biodiesel industry with 'outrageous' proposed cuts

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA issued a Notice of Data Availability Sept. 26 to provide public notice and opportunity to comment on potential reductions in biodiesel and overall advanced biofuel categories, after the comment period for its RFS proposal already closed. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

Federal grant to help MSU researchers boost camelina oil yields

BY Michigan State University Michigan State University will lead a $10 million U.S. DOE grant to explore ways to boost oil yields in camelina. The research team's end goal is to achieve up to a 300 percent increase per acre in oil production for the nonfood oilseed crop. READ MORE

September 22, 2017

Solfuels USA begins loading railcars, trucks with biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaSolfuels USA, a newly retrofitted 40 MMgy biodiesel plant in Helena, Arkansas, is now making commercial sales of biodiesel. In September the plant loaded its first trucks and railcars of fuel, and discharged its first barge of soybean oil. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

Cargill to build 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas

BY Ron KotrbaCargill announced plans Sept. 21 to build a 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. The facility is expected to cost $90 million and open in early 2019. Construction will begin this December. This will be Cargill's third U.S. biodiesel plant. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms

BY NNFCC Ltd. Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.'s Department for Transport said it intends to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market

BY FOP, UFOP French and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Registration opens for 2017 no-harm test of biodiesel stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's AGQM has opened registration for its latest round of no-harm tests on oxidation stabilizers for biodiesel. The no-harm tests ensure that additives do not cause negative interactions with the fuels. Registration is open until Oct. 15. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EU-28 biodiesel imports likely to increase significantly

BY UFOP Following the recent EU decision to substantially lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel, spurred by a World Trade Organization ruling last year, imports into the EU-28 are likely to rise sharply, producing considerable shifts in the market. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Geneva International Airport to incorporate biojet fuel next year

BY Neste Corp. By late next year, renewable jet fuel will comprise at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport. The Switzerland-based airport had 16.5 million passengers in 2016. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

US DOE funds $8.8 million for innovations in algae technology

BY The U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE selected four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques to reduce the cost of algal biofuels. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

EU vote to lower Argentine biodiesel duties prompts add'l action

BY Ron KotrbaAccording to information provided by the European Biodiesel Board, only six countries voted in favor of the proposal, while 10 voted against it and 12 abstained. EU ag and biodiesel groups are joining forces on antisubsidy measures against Argentina. READ MORE

September 07, 2017

Biodiesel improves air quality at Great Smoky Mtns. Nat'l Park

BY The National Biodiesel Board In 2016, the park's biodiesel use resulted in a 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 percent reduction in both hydrocarbon and sulfur dioxide; and a 12 percent reduction in particulate matter. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

New Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility opens 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 new biodiesel blending terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska, Aug. 30. The biodiesel is procured from BQ-9000-certified facilities. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

2018 print version of US & Canada Biodiesel Plant Map debuts soon

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine's 2018 U.S. and Canada Biodiesel Plant Map is in production and scheduled for printing this month. The most recent version of this longstanding, go-to industry staple features numerous updates since the 2017 printed map. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

IRFA to EPA: Follow the law to improve final RFS rule

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments Aug. 31 on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2018 and 2019, arguing the proposed rule falls short of Congressional intent to provide market access for renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Nat'l Biodiesel Board says RFS proposal thwarts Congress' intent

BY The National Biodiesel Board On the final day to submit comments on the RFS proposal, the NBB formally called for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. The U.S. biodiesel industry welcomes the opportunity to outperform any goal placed in front of it. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

German biodiesel exports up slightly over last year

BY UFOP In the first six months of 2017, German biodiesel exports slightly exceeded the previous year's figures. More specifically, Denmark and Great Britain purchased more biodiesel from German production. By contrast, demand from the U.S. slumped. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Purdue study shows biodiesel benefits undervalued for years

BY The National Biodiesel Board A new paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10 percent. READ MORE

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