Inside July 2009


Winds of Change: German Biodiesel Industry Faces Challenges

BY Susanne Retka SchillVibrant splashes of yellow festoon the German landscape each May as fields of fall-sown rapeseed begin to blossom. Just as soybeans are the base of the U.S. biodiesel industry, rapeseed is the German industry's base. Biodiesel Magazine takes a look at Europe's largest biodiesel-producing nation. READ MORE

Adjusting the Quality Spec Won't Alleviate Post-Production Concerns

BY Nicholas ZemanThe possibility of imposing a monogylceride limit for biodiesel to comply with ASTM guidelines was discussed at the National Biodiesel Conference. It's a sensitive issue, according to industry insiders. In fact, several sources contacted by Biodiesel Magazine either had no comment or asked to remain anonymous when the conversation was about tweaking the quality parameters. READ MORE

A Solid Catalyst Unlike the Rest

BY Susanne Retka SchillCatilin Inc. is rolling out T300, a solid catalyst that sidesteps the need for a fixed bed. The company is also making progress in nanocatalyst and nanofarming technologies. READ MORE

Brewing Biobutanol in Salem

BY Anna AustinSalem, Ore.-based Diesel Brewing is working to implement a unique business model for the gasification of waste biomass into biobutanol and other valuable energy products. READ MORE

A Lasting Legacy

BY BBI Editorial StaffFriends and colleagues of Kathy Bryan share stirring memories of her inspirational life and career. READ MORE

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