Biodiesel Business

December 19, 2014

REG, Neste settle patent lawsuits, enter into license agreement

BY Ron KotrbaFinland's Neste Oil and Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group both announced Dec. 19 that the companies have settled their patent infringement lawsuits against each other regarding renewable diesel processes and have entered into a new license agreement. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

Algae.Tec to raise more funds for pilot plant working capital

BY Ron KotrbaAlgae.Tec Ltd. announced an agreement with its largest partner, Reliance Industrial Investments, to raise $AUD2.4 million ($USD1.94 million) to provide additional working capital for development of an algae pilot plant in Jamnagar, India. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

REG completes upgrades at Newton, Iowa, biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. On Dec. 15, Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy nameplate biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce an even higher purity biodiesel from a wider variety of raw materials. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

45 MMgy Canadian biodiesel plant assets up for sale

BY Ron KotrbaThe facility features Desmet Ballestra production technology, 8.5 million liters of on-site storage capacity and a rail/truck terminal to service 12 to 14 railcars per day. KPMG is the receiver. Bids must be received by 10:00 a.m. Jan. 7. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Weaver launches fuel regulations Compliance Navigator app

BY Weaver The app's features include a searchable index of the EPA's Code of Federal Regulations (Title 40, Part 80), one of the most visited set of regulations by fuels industry professionals. The app allows users to search the full text of the regulations. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

REG to acquire majority ownership of Germany's Petrotec AG

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. and IC Green Energy Ltd. announced Dec. 9 that REG, through a wholly owned subsidiary, will acquire ICG's majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG. Closing is expected by year's end. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Opinion: New US Sanctions Against Russia Impact US Biofuels Companies

BY Richard Weiner and Sharon K. Freier The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine, which can make doing business in Russia a risky proposition. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Inside NBB: The Biodiesel Event You Can't Afford To Miss

BY Donnell Rehagen The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 19-22 in Fort Worth, Texas, is specifically designed to gather biodiesel decision makers from throughout the U.S. and the world in one place for education, and to jumpstart the year's business. READ MORE