Biodiesel Business

October 21, 2016

M&A transactions help define current US biodiesel era

BY Ron KotrbaFor better or worse, the U.S. biodiesel industry continues to consolidate. While 2014-'15 has been a rough period in the sector, the fallout has presented undeniable opportunities for key players with strong balance sheets and keen business acumen. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

Report: Global FAME market to surpass $22 billion by 2021

BY Ron KotrbaA new report produced by India-based MarketsandMarkets indicates that the fatty acid methyl ester market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1 percent from 2016-'21, equating to global market growth of $17.26 billion in 2016 to $22.13 billion in 2021. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Renewable Energy Group expands line of credit to $150 million

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Oct. 4 that it has signed an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank Capital Finance, a division of Wells Fargo Bank, and Fifth Third Bank to expand the company's line of credit to $150 million from $60 million. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Agenda, experts set for Biofuels Financial Conference Oct. 17-18

BY BBI International Produced by Christianson & Associates and organized by BBI, the event, taking place in Minneapolis, focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today's ethanol and biodiesel industries. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

10-year anniversary videos offer unique glimpse inside REG

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company's—and the biodiesel industry's—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Louis Dreyfus Company inaugurates Claypool glycerin refinery

BY Louis Dreyfus Company LLC Louis Dreyfus Company LLC announced Sept. 28 the official inauguration of the new glycerin refinery at its subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, Indiana, sized to produce 80 million pounds of USP-grade kosher glycerin a year. READ MORE

September 28, 2016

Will changing the point of obligation improve the RFS?

BY John Campbell Moving the point of obligation would not change RIN supply and demand fundamentals. There may be a better way to improve the ride: EPA should reconsider allowing biofuel producers to separate the RIN from the physical gallon. READ MORE

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