SeQuential finalizes expansion, increases biodiesel production


SeQuential, the Oregon-based biodiesel producer in operation since 2005, has completed an expansion at its Salem plant increasing production capacity by 30 percent. The current run-rate of the plant is more than 1 million gallons a month.
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Pacific Biodiesel makes first B100 delivery to Hamakua Energy


Pacific Biodiesel Technologies made its first delivery of biodiesel Nov. 4 to the Hamakua Energy power generation facility on Hawaii Island as part of the biodiesel supply contract the company signed last month with the Pacific Current subsidiary.
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REG commits to profitability with or without BTC in Q3 financials


REG released its Q3 financial results Nov. 5. Revenues for the third quarter were $584.4 million on 187.5 million gallons of fuel sold. Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter was $10.6 million compared to $39.4 million in the third quarter of 2018.
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40 House Democrats urge Pelosi, Neal to pass biodiesel tax credit


U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer and Kendra Horn led a Democratic caucus letter to House leadership urging action on extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The lawmakers are asking for extensions of the biodiesel and other biofuel-related tax credits.
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New report demonstrates importance of biodiesel tax credit


The National Biodiesel Board released a new report Nov. 12, titled, “The Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit,” showing how the emerging biodiesel industry relies on the combined values of the tax credit and RIN credits to compete with diesel fuel.
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Malaysian hotel group partners for conversion of UCO to biodiesel


Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, announced a partnership Nov. 12 with FatHopes Energy to recycle its used cooking oil into biodiesel. Six of Sunway’s Malaysian properties are participating.
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Midwest senators submit comments on EPA’s RFS waiver proposal


Seven U.S. senators submitted comments to the Federal Register regarding the EPA’s supplemental rule on RFS. In individual letters to Wheeler they expressed concerns about how the agency plans to calculate reallocation of gallons lost to SREs.
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Coalition of 60 biofuel, ag groups asks Trump to uphold SRE deal


A coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs under the RFS.
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Neste’s IMO 2020 low-sulfur marine fuel available in Germany


Neste and the German BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH signed a partner agreement concerning distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5. The fuel contains only 0.5 percent sulfur and became available in Bremerhaven, Germany, in early November.
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Oil Heat Institute of RI rebrands to reflect evolving market


The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island has changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island. The trade group’s board of directors voted in favor of the change at its monthly meeting held Oct. 16 at Maria’s Cocina in Providence.
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