Biodiesel Business

February 25, 2019

Brazil’s ECB Group to build renewable diesel complex in Paraguay

BY Ron KotrbaA first-of-its-kind South American renewable diesel project has moved one step closer to construction. Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benítez and ECB Group President Erasmo Carlos Battistella met at Palacio de los López where an MOU was signed Feb 25. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

Rock House Advisors announces major expansion

BY Rock House Advisors Rock House Advisors, the business consulting firm founded by Joe Jobe—former longtime CEO of the National Biodiesel Board—is expanding. Mike Marsch has joined Rock House as senior vice president to further strengthen its leadership team. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

Targray opens European biodiesel trading desk in Geneva

BY Targray Part of a broader investment plan to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU, the Geneva trading desk will leverage off Targray’s global franchise and in-house expertise to create differentiated value for biodiesel consumers throughout Europe. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Next Renewable Fuels, Shell enter long-term offtake agreement

BY Next Renewable Fuels Inc. Next Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) Co. have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for renewable diesel from NRF’s planned Port Westward, Oregon, facility. The company plans to make 600 million gallons a year beginning in 2021. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

National Biodiesel Foundation elects new directors

BY The National Biodiesel Foundation The National Biodiesel Foundation elected three new directors to the board last week during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo: Danielle Brannan, New Leaf Biofuels; Mike Devine, World Energy; and Chris Hill, American Soybean Association. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Quick Oil Co. receives Iowa’s 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig awarded Quick Oil Co. with this year’s Biodiesel Marketing Award and Casey’s General Stores with the Ethanol Marketing Award. The awards were presented to the honorees at FUELIowa’s annual meeting Jan. 15. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Shaw says Iowa renewable fuels are ‘hurting but hopeful’

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Between the fight for year-round E15, small-refinery exemptions and more, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw said at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit that 2018 was his toughest year yet working for the industry. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

PMCI changes name to FUELIowa

BY FUELIowa PMCI has changed its name to FUELIowa. According to association representatives, the new branding strategy succinctly captures the important role played by independently owned local businesses that provide fuel for vehicles, equipment and heating. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Industry honors biodiesel champions, reflects on history

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board's annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to biodiesel. The commercial biodiesel industry wouldn't be where it is today without these individuals. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifts off in San Diego

BY The National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel industry came together in January to engage, innovate and grow during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The national event of the year lifted off Jan. 22 in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. Comments are due Feb. 25. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

California Fueling files suit over biodiesel NOx additive

BY California Fueling LLC California Fueling filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and Technology Corp., dba “Best Corp.,” asserting claims for, among other things, unfair business practices under California’s Business & Professions Code. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup

BY Ron KotrbaArmed with a scrappy, do-it-yourself attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s success is a testament to its—and the biodiesel industry’s—perseverance. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Aviation leaders to showcase viability of biojet fuels Jan. 17

BY World Energy Paramount Los Angeles-area civic leaders will join business aviation leaders on Jan. 17 to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: World Energy’s Big Year

BY Ron KotrbaBoston-based World Energy had a busy 2018 buying plants and expanding its reach. READ MORE

January 01, 2019

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Success Stories—Celebrating Our Biodiesel Leaders

BY The National Biodiesel Board Five years ago, the National Biodiesel Board was determined to identify and publish stories of prominent influencers that were making a difference in an industry that required strong leadership to ensure success individually and for the industry. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

In Depth: A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel’s Cutting Edge

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles nine companies whose process technologies, products and services are on the frontline of change in this industry. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

BY Jeff Hove Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, provides perspective on current political, regulatory and market events relating to biodiesel blending, and how a myriad of potential changes will affect downstream operators. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri wraps first year of partnerships

BY The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri During its December meeting, the coalition's board of directors heard from members on joint efforts to support training programs and connect with youth on opportunities surrounding biodiesel, and to set the course for 2019. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel-powered vehicles 'wrapped' just in time for Christmas

BY The National Biodiesel Board In keeping with the spirit of the season, five biodiesel users have unveiled new vehicle wraps that are helping to share their stories of sustainability and emissions reductions with area residents from Maine to the Midwest. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

Biodiesel producer American GreenFuels launches Bioheat campaign

BY Ron KotrbaConnecticut biodiesel producer American GreenFuels LLC, part of Kolmar Americas Inc., has recently launched a new campaign to educate consumers about the branded biodiesel-blended heating oil known as Bioheat. The campaign is "You Are What You Heat." READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Preliminary agenda announced for 2019 Int'l Biomass Conference

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine announced Dec. 12 the agenda for the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place March 18-20 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. The agenda is divided into four tracks. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

BY Ron KotrbaNeste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Benefuel looking to British Columbia for new biodiesel facility

BY Benefuel Inc. The total project will produce 150 MMly and will reduce GHG emissions by more than 550,000 metric tons per year, which is equal to roughly 10 percent of British Columbia's 2030 target reduction for transportation as detailed in the CleanBC Report. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Low river levels in Germany continue to push biodiesel prices up

BY UFOP The key issue affecting the product chain of rapeseed processing and biodiesel production in Germany is the uncertain transport situation due to low water levels in Germany's rivers that have curtailed the flow of goods and led to rising prices. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Renewable Energy Group names Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner as CEO

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced Dec. 6 that its board of directors has named Cynthia (CJ) Warner to the position of president and CEO effective Jan. 14, 2019, at which time she will also join the board of directors. Randy Howard will remain on the board of directors. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

Lockheed Martin invests $4 million in Forge Hydrocarbons

BY Lockheed Martin Canada-based Forge Hydrocarbons Corp., a small technology company developing its lipid-to-hydrocarbon renewable diesel process, announced that it has received a USD$4 million investment from aerospace company Lockheed Martin. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Mobile, Alabama

BY Evonik Corp. Following U.S. EPA's decision to grow the biomass-based diesel standard under the Renewable Fuel Standard, Evonik has announced that the company is expanding its sodium methylate production capacity in Mobile, Alabama, to 90,000 metric tons per year. READ MORE

December 03, 2018

National Biodiesel Foundation elects new board of directors

BY The National Biodiesel Board National Biodiesel Foundation directors recently voted to elect Dave Walton to the board. The foundation's mission is to accomplish outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel. READ MORE