US biodiesel market hits new high, imports pass 1 billion gallons

U.S. consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by 38 percent. Domestic production surpassed 1.8 billion gallons while imports surged to more than 1 billion gallons.
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Underdog industry rallies for continued growth at annual event

Biodiesel has spent most of its existence fighting as the underdog and often winning against the odds. This year will be no different, as the story was told by industry leaders at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego.
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Technical work lays foundation for biodiesel market growth

At the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego this month, experts presented the latest information and data on efforts to grow biodiesel's presence in the market through further improving its technical standing.
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Biodiesel industry honors year of achievements, industry growth

This year's National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions who've had a major impact on biodiesel use. Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet vehicle influencers, and lifetime biodiesel advocates were all honored in San Diego.
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Automakers fuel US market with more biodiesel-capable models

Several automakers' new 2017 diesel models were featured at the San Diego Convention Center as part of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase event is presented by NBB and General Motors Fleet.
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90 MMgy Houston biodiesel plant begins operating at full capacity

World Energy Biox Biofuels, a joint venture between World Energy and Biox, has completed commissioning of its 90 MMgy biodiesel facility in Houston. The plant was purchased by the JV in summer 2016 and began operating at full capacity in December.
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Montana State University scientist wins grant to improve camelina

A Montana State University scientist received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. DOE's Office of Science to research ways to improve the usefulness of camelina, an ancient crop that the modern world has come to value as a potential source of biofuel.
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Trump nominates Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

On Jan. 19, President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead USDA. The nomination, subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, represents Trump's final cabinet selection. Perdue served as Georgia governor from 2003-'11.
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Hero BX offers branded Bioheat distributor program

Hero BX's new program offers heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the Hero BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat supply contracts. Hero BX has biodiesel plants in Pennsylvania and Alabama.
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As EPA administrator Pruitt vows to fulfill congressional intent

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed.
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6th annual Calif. Biodiesel Conference, 'Thrive,' set for March 1

The California Biodiesel Alliance presents its sixth annual California Biodiesel Conference, highlighting how businesses can thrive in the state's flourishing but complex biodiesel market, March 1 at the Capitol Ballroom in downtown Sacramento.
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Industry Events

2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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