German biodiesel exports in Q1 2018 up more than 30 percent


In the first quarter of 2018, Germany's biodiesel exports increased more than 30 percent from same period last year to 128.67 million gallons. Around 84 percent of exports were shipped to EU countries. U.S. imports of German biodiesel grew the most.
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Sapp Bros. opens another biodiesel blending terminal in Nebraska


Sapp Bros., owner of 17 travel plazas and more than 30 wholesale locations across the U.S., celebrated the opening of its newest biodiesel blending terminal in Columbus, Nebraska, May 24. Last August Sapp Bros. opened a terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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Biodiesel summer conference series kicks off June 12


For the first time, the National Biodiesel Board, with funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, is taking biodiesel on a cross-country tour for a series of one-day workshops from coast to coast.
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Benefuel advances modular plant engineering with support from BIC


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada has approved a project with Benefuel through BIC's COMM SCI initiative program. The purpose of the project is to support a front-end engineering design study for Benefuel's modular 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ontario.
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Neste to acquire majority control of Dutch animal fat trader


Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, and animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V. have agreed that Neste acquires sole control and 51 percent of the shares of IH Demeter B.V., making Neste the controlling shareholder.
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Industry Innovations


In his Editor's Note from the Spring 2018 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the nature of editors' notes, the Spotlight feature in this latest edition of the magazine, and the need to sometimes step back.
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Pioneering Achievements


Biodiesel Magazine spotlights eight companies—four process technology providers, two commodity firms, a blending equipment manufacturer and an adsorbent supplier—forging new paths in their respective fields.
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Whirlwind of Uncertainty in Washington Damaging, but Not New


In a column from the Spring 2018 Edition of Biodiesel Magazine, NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses how the three-legged policy stool biodiesel stands on—the RFS, trade and tax—has seen real challenges and successes since the calendar last turned over.
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The New Feedstock Frontier


Cutting-edge research and development has the potential to turn conventional wisdom on its head and revolutionize how, and from where, plant oils are obtained.
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AGQM issues quality check material for pharmaceutical glycerin


The new QC material offering for PhGly can be used internally to check various analysis methods for glycerin from the European Pharmacopeia such as glycerin and water content, along with additional standard methods such as color via EN ISO 6271-2.
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Our Own Infinity Wars: Trade, Tariffs, Tax and Waivers


In the face of relentless attacks on biodiesel, we are not alone. Like the Avengers, the biodiesel industry has assembled a powerful group of mighty heroes to defend against its adversaries.
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The Faces Behind the Statistics


While the economic effect biodiesel manufacturing has on small towns is quantifiably beneficial, the human effect is immeasurably invaluable.
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Biodiesel Fly-in, Member Meeting Gathers Industry in DC


The National Biodiesel Board will be hosting its annual summer membership meeting and fly-in June 25-27 in Washington, D.C., to focus on association business and critical federal policy initiatives.
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Co-locating: Look Before You Leap


While co-locating two facilities can offer both financial and operational benefits to both parties, there are additional risks that should be considered and mitigated before two facilities decide to pursue such a project.
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