REG to sell life sciences unit, confident BTC will be reinstated


REG announced its financial results for Q4 and all of 2018. In the release, CJ Warner, president and CEO, said she is confident Congress will reinstate the blenders tax credit. REG's board has also decided to pursue selling its life sciences unit.
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New life breathed into biodiesel tax credit on Capitol Hill


Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Wyden introduced the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019 on Feb. 28. The questions for biodiesel producers and blenders now become whether this will make it to a floor vote, and how soon.
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Brazil’s ECB Group to build renewable diesel complex in Paraguay


A first-of-its-kind South American renewable diesel project has moved one step closer to construction. Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benítez and ECB Group President Erasmo Carlos Battistella met at Palacio de los López where an MOU was signed Feb 25.
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Muenzer’s 1st community-scale UCO biodiesel plant in India opens


Construction of the community-scale biodiesel plant in Navi Mumbai began last year, and the official opening of the new production facility just recently took place. The plant is scaled at 3,000 tons, or more than 900,000 gallons, per year.
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EU biodiesel imports double 2016-’17, nearly triple 2017-’18


After the antidumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia were suspended, European imports showed a steep rise. In previous years, biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia only played a secondary role, but this has changed.
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Targray opens European biodiesel trading desk in Geneva


Part of a broader investment plan to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU, the Geneva trading desk will leverage off Targray’s global franchise and in-house expertise to create differentiated value for biodiesel consumers throughout Europe.
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Report: German biodiesel hits quality mark despite challenges


High summer temperatures and cheap imports causing producers to push limits of economic efficiency didn't stop the German industry from making quality biodiesel last year. For 1,260 analysis values recorded, only 26 limit violations were identified.
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Rock House Advisors announces major expansion


Rock House Advisors, the business consulting firm founded by Joe Jobe—former longtime CEO of the National Biodiesel Board—is expanding. Mike Marsch has joined Rock House as senior vice president to further strengthen its leadership team.
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LSU grad student uses E. coli to create biodiesel feedstock


Tatiana Mello of Piracicaba, Brazil, a mechanical engineering graduate student at Louisiana State University, is currently working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner.
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XBX Exploring Biodiesel is back with 5 locations set for 2019


The successful XBX Exploring Biodiesel regional seminar series that kicked off last year is back, with five free workshops in five different cities, starting March 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and wrapping up in Long Beach, California, this June.
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