Biodiesel Business

December 02, 2016

Employee of feedstock company pleads guilty to conspiracy

BY U.S. Department of Justice An employee of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor, Unity Fuels, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme to alter and destroy documents following the company's receipt of a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

South African biodiesel producer recognized for ethical practices

BY Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality biodiesels that are sourced ethically and manufactured using the industry-best standards. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Industry welcomes updated DOE biodiesel guide

BY The National Biodiesel Board The Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel in engines and boilers. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

Strategic review of REG Life Sciences activities authorized

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc.'s board of directors authorized a review of strategic alternatives for its Life Sciences subsidiary, which develops renewable chemicals and fuels with its proprietary microbial fermentation process. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

CWS to buy Western Biodiesel plant, convert to renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCielo Waste Solutions has agreed to buy the former Western Biodiesel plant in High River, Alberta, near Calgary. Once the purchase is complete, CWS plans to scale up its thermal catalytic depolymerization technology there to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Another planned biodiesel plant acquisition

BY Ron KotrbaAs biodiesel M&A activity spikes this year in the U.S., a Canadian plant acquisition is now in the works READ MORE

November 16, 2016

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l reports sound Q3 financials, plans delisting

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG increased sales by 43.6 percent in Q3 to a total of 28.6 million euros (USD$31 million), up from 19.9 million euros in Q3 2015 due to the implementation and completion of various projects on schedule. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Bankrupt NM ethanol plant site to become biodiesel blend terminal

BY Ron KotrbaNatural Chem Group has acquired a bankrupt ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico, where it is developing a terminal to blend 1 million gallons of biodiesel a month for regional fleets. NCG plans to build a 90 MMgy biodiesel plant 20 miles north. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Ralston biodiesel plant breaks ground on major expansion project

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. broke ground Nov. 8 on a $24 million biodiesel plant expansion in Ralston, Iowa, a project that will boost capacity from 12 MMgy to 30 MMgy. REG expects up to $20 million in long-term debt financing will be provided. READ MORE