New Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility opens in Nebraska

Sapp 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.
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German biodiesel exports up slightly over last year

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.
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First commercial US biodiesel plant completes major expansion

AGP recently completed a major expansion project at its Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, biodiesel production facility—the nation's first commercial-scale biodiesel plant, built in 1996. Production capacity in Sergeant Bluff has doubled from 30 to 60 MMgy.
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Aemetis completes enzymatic biodiesel production unit in India

The Aemetis subsidiary in India, Universal Biofuels, plans to export its biodiesel to the U.S. to help make up for the shortfall in imports after duties were imposed on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Purdue study shows biodiesel benefits undervalued for years

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

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

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

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.
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D3MAX signs contract for design of first commercial plant

Pilot testing of the patented D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful, allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment—the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin.
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