Biodiesel Business

September 23, 2016

Biodiesel tax credit positioning intensifies as expiration nears

BY Ron KotrbaWith a contentious election and the end of the legislative year looming, stakeholders are stepping up measures and urging Congress to renew or reform key tax incentives. U.S. biodiesel producers want reform while others support the status quo. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Celebrating a major biodiesel anniversary in Vienna

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International celebrated its 20-year anniversary in Vienna in mid-September, and Biodiesel Magazine was there READ MORE

September 21, 2016

JetBlue makes one of history's largest biojet purchase agreements

BY JetBlue JetBlue announced a 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company, Sept. 19. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

High Plains Bioenergy acquires former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaSeaboard Foods subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy has acquired the former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. The facility has been renamed HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel and will produce 28 MMgy when running at full capacity. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

The biofuels event of the fall

BY Ron KotrbaChristianson & Associates' Biofuels Financial Conference Oct. 17-18 in Minneapolis is tailored for both biodiesel and ethanol producers READ MORE

September 07, 2016

REG Geismar pays off $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of maturity

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced the redemption in full of the $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company's 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant. READ MORE

September 07, 2016

Tesoro to acquire Virent for commercialization of BioForming tech

BY Virent Independent oil refiner and marketer Tesoro will become Virent's new strategic owner. The acquisition will support the scale-up and commercialization of Virent's BioForming technology for the production of low carbon biobased fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

World Energy acquires 72 MMgy biodiesel plant in Mississippi

BY Ron KotrbaWorld Energy announced Aug. 31 that it has acquired Elevance Natchez Inc.'s 72 MMgy biodiesel refinery located on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi. World Energy has been supplying BQ-9000-certified biodiesel from the plant since 2013. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Biox announces closing of CAD$1.8 million credit facility

BY Biox Corp. Biox Corp. announced that in connection with its acquisition earlier this year of a 50 million liter per year (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, the company has obtained a CAD$1.8 million credit facility from Farm Credit Canada. READ MORE