Biodiesel Business

July 30, 2014

Beatrice biodiesel plant announces first round of hires

BY Flint Hills Resources Flint Hills Resources has hired Russell Leighton and Jeremy Morse to lead the Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Neb. The biodiesel plant is part of a joint venture between Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel Inc., known as Duonix LLC. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Opinion: Building the Bioheat Bridge - keys to playing offense

BY Michael Devine It seems obvious; building the Bioheat Bridge is simply the act of blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with ASTM D396 heating oil. What's not obvious is recognizing the opportunities and various bridges that can be built through biodiesel marketing. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Benefuel pulls $11M in first tranche of Series C stock offering

BY Ron KotrbaIrving, Texas-based biodiesel technology and production firm Benefuel Inc. announced it has closed $11 million in the first tranche of its offering of Series C Preferred Stock. A U.S. subsidiary of Canada's Suncor Energy was the primary subscriber. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

Renewable Energy Group completes Syntroleum acquisition

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced June 4 that its wholly owned subsidiary, REG Synthetic Fuels LLC, has closed acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Syntroleum Corp. A majority of Syntroleum shareholders approved the asset sale. READ MORE

June 04, 2014

Rio Valley Biofuels fire under investigation

BY Ron KotrbaStill under investigation, fire destroys Rio Valley Biofuels in New Mexico READ MORE

May 30, 2014

Springboard Biodiesel marks anniversary with 'True Blue 190'

BY Ron KotrbaChico, Calif.-based Springboard Biodiesel is celebrating six years of biodiesel equipment production in late May with the release of its "True Blue 190," a biodiesel processor with a powder-coated exterior. It's offering free shipping through June. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

Methes Energies earns BQ-9000 status, closes public offering

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies International received its BQ-9000 Producer and Marketer accreditation recently from the NBAC. The firm also recently announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2.5 million registered shares of its common stock. READ MORE

May 27, 2014

Opinion: Sustainable Feedstock Contracts

BY Todd A. Taylor If you are a biodiesel producer, you already believe in sustainability. You already have your RFS pathway and are making the best biodiesel and highest profits possible. Sustainability is part of your DNA, but is it part of your feedstock contracts? READ MORE

May 21, 2014

REG to buy Tyson's half of Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, an REG subsidiary would acquire Tyson Foods' 50-percent membership interest in Dynamic Fuels by paying Tyson approximately $18 million in cash at closing and up to $35 million in future payments. READ MORE