Biodiesel Business

February 10, 2016

California Biodiesel Conference to focus on regulatory stability

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance An absolute must for anyone doing or wanting to do business in the Golden State, the California Biodiesel Conference, to be held Feb. 24, will focus on new realities and possibilities as the state's industry enters an era of regulatory stability. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

REG to acquire Sanimax biodiesel plant in Wisconsin

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced Feb. 3 that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy LLC to acquire Sanimax's 20 MMgy nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisconsin. This is REG's 11th active U.S. plant. READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Insolvent biodiesel maker ARFuels enters voluntary administration

BY Ron KotrbaAustralian Renewable Fuels announced its board of directors has placed the company into a state of voluntary administration, which is a form of insolvency arrangement. The firm cites declining oil prices and federal policy uncertainty as reasons. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

In Depth: Poised for the Best Year Yet

BY Katie FletcherThe U.S. biodiesel industry had to prove its durability in 2015, but the release of finalized RVOs and reinstatement of the blender tax credit offer many a hopeful outlook for 2016. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Kolmar acquires 15 MMgy Greenleaf Biofuels biodiesel facility

BY Ron KotrbaA 15 MMgy biodiesel plant in New Haven, Connecticut, formerly known as Greenleaf Biofuels, has been acquired by Kolmar Americas Inc., a subsidiary of Swiss firm Kolmar Group AG, and renamed American GreenFuels. Kolmar made the announcement Jan. 5. READ MORE

December 10, 2015

Finnish court says UPM not infringing on Neste patent

BY Ron KotrbaThe Finnish Market Court has ruled in an infringement suit filed by Neste against UPM. According to the court's decision, the process used at the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is not within the scope of Neste's patent (FI 100248). READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Hero BX purchases former Veros Energy biodiesel plant in Alabama

BY Hero BX Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC doing business as Hero BX announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, Alabama. The plant will be operated under the name Hero BX Alabama LLC. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

Joule, Red Rock Biofuels announce intent to merge

BY Ron KotrbaJoule, technology developer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and Red Rock Biofuels, a developer of renewable jet and diesel fuel biorefineries, announced their intent to merge. The transaction is expected to close by mid-December. READ MORE

November 13, 2015

BDI Q3 report discusses new algae business, UK biodiesel contract

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG BDI-BioEnergy International started a new business segment in Q3 and began construction of an industrial plant for production of algae products. BDI was also commissioned with construction of a biodiesel plant in the U.K., worth 30 million euros. READ MORE