UK biodiesel maker Greenergy no longer suspect in investigation


U.K.-based biodiesel producer and midstream oil company Greenergy announced Dec. 11 that the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office has advised that the company and its employees are no longer suspects in an ongoing investigation first announced in May.
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Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Rosario, Argentina


Chemical company Evonik will increase its production capacity for the biodiesel catalyst sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility in Argentina from 60,000 to 90,000 metric tons. The increased capacity will be built out in two stages.
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Greasezilla FOG separation tech to be installed in SE Virginia


Greasezilla announced Dec. 3 it has been selected by Hampton Roads Sanitation District to provide the most cost-effective and ecologically sound FOG (fats, oils and grease) separation technology for the Nansemond Treatment Plant in Suffolk, Virginia.
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Chicago Area Clean Cities names green leadership award winners


Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced its 2019 Leadership Award winners at its annual meeting. The awards are given annually to organizations and individuals that take actions to locally reduce petroleum consumption and improve air quality.
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Iowa governor directs agencies to buy diesels with B20 support


The state of Iowa once again leads by example, with Gov. Kim Reynolds issuing an executive order Dec. 3 requiring state agencies to purchase diesel engines and vehicles with manufacturer support for at least a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20).
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Neste to supply KLM additional biojet fuel for Schiphol flights


KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent compared to fossil kerosene.
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Village of Carol Stream, Illinois, commits to clean air with B20


The village of Carol Stream, Illinois, is a new member of the B20 Club, a partnership between the ISA checkoff program and the ALA, in recognition of the municipality’s work to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for its residents.
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Evonik focuses on additives for plastics, rubber recycling


Evonik is engaged in R&D work to come up with solutions for recycling plastics and rubber. One aspect of this includes using alkoxides, which function as a catalyst in biodiesel production, to break down PET bottles into monomers.
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NBB asks EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions


NBB submitted comments on the U.S. EPA’s supplemental proposal for the 2020 RFS. NBB urges EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions, address the remand of the 2016 standards and increase the 2021 biomass-based diesel volume.
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Neste, Mantsinen Group to combat social exclusion among youth


Renewable diesel producer Neste and crane maker Mantsinen Group are working together to tackle social exclusion of impoverished youths living in developed countries. One in five children in developed countries lives in poverty, according to UNICEF.
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