US biodiesel production down slightly in April, soy oil use rises


U.S. production of biodiesel fell by 8 million gallons in April as lockdowns amid the health crisis strengthened. Soybean oil feedstock use rose, however, while DCO and yellow grease consumption fell as ethanol producers and restaurants closed.
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CUHK scientists develop novel enzyme generation for biodiesel


Researchers at The Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a novel method for extracting enzymes from bacteria, lowering production costs and improving enzyme stability. It also opens up a new avenue for the enzymatic production of biodiesel.
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San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste


Neste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth.
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Pushing Through the Pandemic


Several U.S. biodiesel producers share their experiences during the height of the coronavirus crisis, painting a picture of the industry’s health during these uncertain times.
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Bettering Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel


Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, discusses the hardship endured by the broader agricultural industry this spring during the coronavirus pandemic and highlights good deeds performed by U.S. biodiesel producers as a result.
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Mo. soybean farmers offer matching biodiesel infrastructure funds


A commitment from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Association provides up to $200,000 for entities to build or retrofit existing biodiesel infrastructure, from blending and distribution to fleet and retail locations.
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Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program.
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DC Public Works expands B100 use with Optimus Technologies system


The D.C. Department of Public Works increased the number of heavy-duty fleet vehicles capable of running on B100 by installing Optimus Technologies’ Vector System onto 17 new refuse trucks. The DPW began its evaluation of the technology in 2018.
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Circular-economy partnership formed in the Netherlands


Used cooking oil (UCO) from McDonald’s Netherlands will be turned into renewable diesel by Neste, and then the fuel will be used to power HAVI trucks that both collect UCO from and deliver goods to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands.
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Approving gap SREs would deal ‘devastating blow’ to soy farmers


The American Soybean Association this week urged the U.S. EPA to immediately reject the pending retroactive small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions listed on the agency website and stand with U.S. soybean growers in support of the RFS.
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