The EPA continues to undermine biodiesel … and we’ve had enough


Trump vowed to protect and defend American farmers. He calls them patriots. But his actions will put the biodiesel producers those same farmers depend on for their market, out of business. It’s having a devastating impact on rural communities.
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RFS waivers by Trump’s EPA push World Energy to close 3 plants


World Energy is closing three biodiesel plants in Georgia, Mississippi and Pennsylvania as a direct result of the Aug. 9 decision by Trump’s EPA to grant 31 new small refinery waivers from the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard to oil companies.
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Biodiesel industry condemns EPA’s grant of 31 new RFS exemptions


The National Biodiesel Board condemned the U.S. EPA’s granting of 31 retroactive small refinery exemptions for 2018 as a fundamental failure to uphold the RFS. The Trump administration’s actions represent a fundamental betrayal, according to the NBB.
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California approves B20 biodiesel in underground storage tanks


Through an effort lasting more than 10 years, the NBB, several member companies and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance provided the state water board with data necessary to demonstrate B20 compatibility in underground storage tanks.
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Petroleum companies ramp up HVO production in Europe


Production of hydrotreated vegetable oil in the EU has picked up pace since 2012. The key reason is the iLUC regulation introduced in 2015 permits biofuels from waste to be counted double. Also, pressure on feedstock prices has increased globally.
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Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership


Neste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon.
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UFOP: Planned antisubsidy duties on palm biodiesel ineffective


Germany-based UFOP has drawn the conclusion that the preliminary antisubsidy duties of 8 to 18 percent on Indonesian biodiesel will not reduce imports of palm methyl esters. The organization calls on the EU Commission to impose higher tariffs.
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Renewable Energy Group reports Q2 financial results


REG’s revenues for the second quarter were $560.6 million on 197.4 million gallons of fuel sold. The company sold nearly 15 percent more fuel in Q2 this year compared to Q2 2018. Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was negative $42.3 million.
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Gevo, Air Total enter into biojet fuel purchase, sale agreement


Gevo Inc. announced Aug. 13 that Air Total International SA and Gevo have entered into a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe.
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