Renewable Energy Group reports Q4, full year 2014 financials

The largest U.S. biodiesel producer sold 287 million gallons of biomass-based diesel in 2014, pulling in revenues of $1.27 billion for the year. Its production capacity increased to 332 MMgy in 2014 while expanding its product lines and into Europe.
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Neste Oil claims world leadership in biofuels from waste, residue

In 2014, Neste Oil produced more than 420 million gallons of renewable fuel from waste and residues, enough to power all 650,000 diesel cars in Finland for two years. Waste and residues comprised 62 percent of its feedstock last year.
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New test proposed to determine origin of biodiesel feedstock

This article proposes the development of a technique to easily determine the source of oil or biodiesel based on carbon isotope ratio in different regions of the world. It would be like a litmus test to check the source of oil for biodiesel.
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Wyo. imposes 24-cent-per-gallon tax on alternative fuels

Wyoming Gov. Matthew H. Mead recently signed a bill (HB0009) into law imposing a fuel tax on previously exempt alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. The new rate of taxation on alternative fuels beginning July 1 is 24 cents per gallon.
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U. of Saskatchewan receives funding for glycerin purification

With more than $500,000 in government funding, researchers will be able to purchase highly specialized equipment for the development and commercialization of new, more efficient and affordable glycerol purification and conversion technologies.
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Constructing a Full-Service Vision

In the early stages of project development, startup company SG Preston has big plans for renewable diesel and its brand. Formed in 2012, the company has four business units: biomass, wood pellets, bioenergy and biofuels.
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Gevo sells its alcohol-based biojet fuel to NASA

Gevo announced that NASA bought its biojet fuel for aviation use at its research center in Cleveland, Ohio. Gevo's biojet fuel is manufactured at its demonstration biorefinery located in Silsbee, Texas, using renewable isobutanol made in Minnesota.
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Industry Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

106th AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases

May 3-6, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

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