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December 17, 2018

Crown announces process upgrade for biodiesel manufacturers

BY Crown Iron Works Crown Iron Works has unveiled a new process upgrade for biodiesel producers with the acronym ACRE, which stands for advanced catalyst reduction and economization. The ACRE process can provide savings of 3 cents per gallon and increase uptime. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

BY Erin Voegele Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have approved the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill. The House passed the bill Dec. 12 in an overwhelming 369-to-47 vote, a day after the Senate approved it 87 to 13. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Preliminary agenda announced for 2019 Int'l Biomass Conference

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine announced Dec. 12 the agenda for the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place March 18-20 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. The agenda is divided into four tracks. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

BY Ron KotrbaNeste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Benefuel looking to British Columbia for new biodiesel facility

BY Benefuel Inc. The total project will produce 150 MMly and will reduce GHG emissions by more than 550,000 metric tons per year, which is equal to roughly 10 percent of British Columbia's 2030 target reduction for transportation as detailed in the CleanBC Report. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

EU Commission begins antisubsidy process against Indonesia

BY UFOP UFOP calls for urgent action by application of customs duties on imports of palm oil biodiesel. The EBB warns that import duties to be applied in 2019 will be circumvented by the increased import of palm oil for production of biodiesel in the EU. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biodiesel cos. ask Congress for long-term extension of tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB and more than 50 member-companies and affiliated organizations delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders, urging them to enact a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive before Congress adjourns. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Low river levels in Germany continue to push biodiesel prices up

BY UFOP The key issue affecting the product chain of rapeseed processing and biodiesel production in Germany is the uncertain transport situation due to low water levels in Germany's rivers that have curtailed the flow of goods and led to rising prices. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renewable Energy Group names Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner as CEO

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced Dec. 6 that its board of directors has named Cynthia (CJ) Warner to the position of president and CEO effective Jan. 14, 2019, at which time she will also join the board of directors. Randy Howard will remain on the board of directors. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

NBB insists on rigorous review of Argentina's biodiesel subsidies

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition submitted comments for the record Dec. 3 on how the U.S. Department of Commerce should conduct recently initiated changed circumstances reviews of U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

Lockheed Martin invests $4 million in Forge Hydrocarbons

BY Lockheed Martin Canada-based Forge Hydrocarbons Corp., a small technology company developing its lipid-to-hydrocarbon renewable diesel process, announced that it has received a USD$4 million investment from aerospace company Lockheed Martin. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Mobile, Alabama

BY Evonik Corp. Following U.S. EPA's decision to grow the biomass-based diesel standard under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Evonik has announced that the company is expanding its sodium methylate production capacity in Mobile, Alabama, to 90,000 metric tons per year. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

National Biodiesel Foundation elects new board of directors

BY The National Biodiesel Board National Biodiesel Foundation directors recently voted to elect Dave Walton to the board. The foundation's mission is to accomplish outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Biodiesel industry provides mixed reactions to RFS final rule

BY Ron KotrbaWhile many biodiesel industry stakeholders told Biodiesel Magazine they were encouraged by higher volumes in the final 2019-'20 RFS rule, the associations that represent them criticized EPA for its decision to not address small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

AGQM publishes new leaflet on cold properties of biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe new leaflet, Cold Properties of Biodiesel, provides important, clear and concise information on dealing with biodiesel. It explains basic parameters and standards and provides deeper insight into different FAME types and fatty acid patterns. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

Study: Biodiesel adds billions to US economy, tax credit critical

BY FTI Consulting A new study released Nov. 29 by FTI Consulting analyzed the financial and socioeconomic impact of the U.S. biodiesel industry and found that the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit is essential to the industry's growth and prosperity. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Groups write Trump on review of Argentine biodiesel duties

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association and the National Renderers Association wrote President Trump to express concern over the U.S. commerce department's review of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Biodiesel tax credit extension, phaseout proposed in US House

BY The National Biodiesel Board A proposal by Rep. Kevin Brady was released for a multiyear extension to keep the biodiesel tax credit at its current rate of $1 per gallon for 2018 through 2021 but gradually reduce it to 33 cents per gallon by 2024 and then allow it to expire. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Shimkus, Flores release discussion draft to reform biofuel laws

BY Ron KotrbaReps. Shimkus and Flores released a discussion draft of their 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act Nov. 21.The legislation would reform the RFS through 2022 and provide a pathway to regulations of federal renewable fuels requirements through 2032. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Innoltek centralizes production, halts Thetford Mines operations

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing its acquisition of the 19 MMly Evoleum biodiesel plant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Innoltek Inc. has ceased operations at its 5 MMly biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, and has concentrated production in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

B100 helps Phil Sharp take 3rd place in Route du Rhum ocean race

BY Ron KotrbaB100 produced by REG and purified with Cynersorb, a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys, helped skipper Phil Sharp take third place out of dozens of participants in this year's Route du Rhum yacht race in the Class40 category. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

Green Energy Biofuel receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

BY Ron KotrbaThe South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its 2018 Biomass Project of the Year Award recipient, Green Energy Biofuel, in Warrenville. Green Energy Biofuel won the award in recognition of its new GEB3 plant. READ MORE

November 15, 2018

Renewable diesel made up 10 percent of Calif. diesel supply in Q2

BY Ron KotrbaThe net supply of renewable diesel to California's fuel market reached 100 million gallons during the second quarter of this year, topping 10 percent of the total diesel supplied to the state in the quarter, according to a report from the U.S. EIA. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

Biodiesel leads UK in biofuels that meet sustainability criteria

BY Erin Voegele The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018. Of the biofuel that has met sustainability criteria, 59 percent was biodiesel, followed by 38 percent ethanol. READ MORE

November 14, 2018

EPA extends comment period on RFS information collection request

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA is extending the comment period on a previously announced information collection request (ICR) that aims to consolidate and update recordkeeping and reporting burden and cost estimates related to the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

60 organizations sign tax extenders letter to Congress

BY Ron KotrbaA group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has sent a letter to leaders in U.S. Congress on the pressing need to address the tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

Nat'l Biodiesel Board members elect governing board leadership

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB members voted Nov. 13 to elect their trade association leadership. The board reflects the wide range of member companies in the biodiesel industry from feedstock operations to producers. The election was held to fill eight board member spots. READ MORE

November 13, 2018

EU Parliament approves REDII; biofuels stakeholders react

BY Erin Voegele The European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). READ MORE

November 08, 2018

US to conduct 'unprecedented review' of biodiesel import duties

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. Department of Commerce granted a request from Argentina to initiate "changed circumstances" reviews of U.S. trade duties imposed on Argentine biodiesel companies. What's changed is Argentina has raised its biodiesel export taxes and prices. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Diamond Green Diesel approves major expansion to 675 MMgy

BY Ron KotrbaOn the heels of completing a major expansion project at its renewable diesel production facility in Norco, Louisiana, from 160 MMgy to 275 MMgy, Diamond Green Diesel will add another 400 MMgy of production capacity expected to come online in 2021. READ MORE

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