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August 07, 2020

Biofuel fraudster gets 7 years for scamming US gov’t, customers

BY U.S. Department of Justice A jury convicted David Dunham, owner of Smarter Fuel in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, and co-owner of Allentown-based Greenworks Holdings, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the U.S., wire fraud, filing false tax documents and obstruction. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

UK, German partners demo macaúba biofuel supply chain in Brazil

BY Ron KotrbaU.K.-based biodiesel technology and equipment supplier Green Fuels and Germany-based innovative oil and carbon solutions provider INOCAS GmbH are working together to develop a sustainable fuels value chain in Minas Gerais, Brazil. READ MORE

August 04, 2020

Q2 results show pandemic impact on REG business begins to subside

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG released its Q2 financial results Aug. 4. “With the impacts of the pandemic on our business beginning to subside, the feedstock complex and energy markets improved since late April, as represented by improved margins,” said CJ Warner, CEO of REG. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

US DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. Some funding is going toward SAF and algae projects, to name a few. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

Velocys delivers 4 FT reactors to Red Rock Biofuels in Oregon

BY Ron KotrbaVelocys has completed manufacturing and delivery of four Fischer-Tropsch reactors to Red Rock Biofuels. Red Rock Biofuels plans to convert 136,000 tons of waste woody biomass into more than 15 MMgy of renewable diesel and SAF in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

US biodiesel production ticks up in May, soybean oil use hits 70%

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel manufacturing in the U.S. hit 147 million gallons in May, four million gallons higher than April and four million gallons less than March. Use of soybean oil feedstock grew again, making up a 70 percent share of the feedstocks consumed. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

German biodiesel, HVO consumption projected to rise 13% in 2020

BY Ron KotrbaUFOP estimates German consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), will be approximately 780.5 million gallons for 2020, an increase of approximately 90 million gallons, or 13 percent, over 2019. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

REG enters supply agreement with Hunt & Sons for REG Ultra Clean

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced July 29 that the company has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry sees growth with new members

BY The National Biodiesel Board The final months of 2019 and the first half of 2020 have brought the addition of seven organizations to the National Biodiesel Board, organizations that are making an impact in the biodiesel and renewable diesel marketplace. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of this year. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Law firm investigating possible securities violations by REG

BY Ron KotrbaLowey Dannenberg P.C. is investigating possible violations of federal securities laws on behalf of investors of Renewable Energy Group after stock prices fell 20 percent following REG’s downward revision of its expected Q2 adjusted EBITDA. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

2020 EU biodiesel production remains stable, consumption down 6%

BY Ron KotrbaDue to COVID-19-related market impacts, consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel is expected to fall by 6 percent or approximately 301 million gallons in 2020, but the combined production volume of both is expected to remain relatively stable. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Pertamina to scale up renewable diesel production in Indonesia

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing a successful production trial of 100 percent renewable diesel in Dumai, Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina is ready to scale up its investments in renewable diesel. Pertamina plans two new standalone units in Plaju and Cilacap. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

Rapeseed oil remains primary feedstock for German biodiesel

BY UFOP In 2019, the German biodiesel industry produced approximately 3.4 million tons (1.02 billion gallons) of biodiesel, of which about 1.9 million tons were based on rapeseed oil. Used cooking oil was the second-most used feedstock for German biodiesel. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Chevron Lummus Global announces startup of Euglena biofuels unit

BY Chevron Lummus Global Chevron Lummus Global and Applied Research Associates Inc. announced the successful startup of Euglena Co. Ltd.’s integrated Biofuels Isoconversion unit in Yokohama, Japan. Its renewable diesel is being supplied to local bus services. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Nuseed lands multiyear offtake agreement with Saipol for carinata

BY Nuseed Nuseed Ltd. has executed a commercial offtake agreement with Saipol, the largest biodiesel producer in Europe, to supply Nuseed Carinata as a feedstock for certified low carbon oil for renewable fuels and high-protein, non-GMO meal. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Neste opens 4 new renewable diesel fueling stations in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste opened four new fueling stations for 100 percent renewable diesel in northern and central California. The stations, located near major commercial freight routes, are open 24/7 and designed to accommodate commercial fleet vehicles of all sizes. READ MORE

July 20, 2020

Marathon acquires Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska

BY Ron KotrbaMarathon Petroleum Corp. has purchased the 50 MMgy Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska. Marathon plans to use the facility to aggregate and pretreat feedstocks before shipping them to its renewable diesel refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

2020 FEW, co-located biodiesel summit to go virtual Sept. 15-17

BY BBI International The world’s largest ethanol event, the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, along with the inaugural co-located Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, will now be a virtual conference including live presentations and a virtual expo hall. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

City buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota, running on B20 biodiesel

BY The North Dakota Soybean Council This summer Cities Area Transit buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota, are running on a different fuel than normal. CAT recently switched to fueling its fleet with B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Petrobras concludes renewable diesel coprocessing tests in Brazil

BY Ron KotrbaPetrobras announced July 14 that it has concluded industrial-scale tests for coprocessing renewable diesel. The tests were performed at the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery in Araucária, Paraná, where 2 million liters of soy oil were processed. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Biodiesel project developer signs site lease for plant in Oman

BY Ron KotrbaA new, small-scale biodiesel project is being developed in Oman on the Arabian Peninsula, in the Khazaen Economic City. Wakud International, a joint venture involving U.K.-based Green Fuels, recently signed a lease on its new facilities. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Q&A: A model for low-carbon fuels in the global energy transition

BY Alan P. Mammoser Alan Mammoser, independent writer on renewable energy, interviews Karl Feilder, CEO of Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, on the role his biodiesel company and local business model play in the global transition to climate-friendly transportation fuels. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

US EPA’s RFS anti-backsliding study discounts biodiesel benefits

BY Ron Kotrba“Failure to account for the impacts of both higher and lower biodiesel blends ... does a disservice to the industry that is working to continuously improve [its] tailpipe emissions profile,”stated NBB in comments to EPA on its anti-backsliding study. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

Opinion: Industry Rebirth

BY Ron KotrbaRon Kotrba, editor in chief of Biodiesel Magazine, discusses the contents of the Summer 2020 print issue in his latest editor’s note, particularly in context of the health crisis and overall biofuel policy environment in the U.S. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Technology Tools of the Trade

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights the upcoming Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, Aug. 24-26 in Omaha, Nebraska, and Imerys’ CynerSorb filterable adsorbent for pretreatment of low-quality feedstock. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Proof of Quality

BY Ron KotrbaA new biodiesel fuel quality report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory surveying U.S. and Canadian BQ-9000 producers suggests the North American biodiesel industry has learned the lessons of its past. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Amazon Air secures SAF from Shell Aviation made by World Energy

BY Ron KotrbaAmazon Air, the cargo airline of e-commerce giant Amazon, has secured up to 6 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy out of its Paramount, California, biorefinery. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: Better. Cleaner. Now!

BY The National Biodiesel Board The new campaign—Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!—is aimed to drive the narrative about the myriad of ways that biodiesel and renewable diesel are a better choice for consumers, policymakers and the environment. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: (Virtual) Business as Usual

BY The National Biodiesel Board During state stay-at-home orders this spring, the National Biodiesel Board continued business as usual attending more than a dozen virtual conferences, holding numerous online meetings and hosting more than 10 educational webinars. READ MORE

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