Biodiesel Business

August 01, 2018

IRFA launches online resource for those seeking biodiesel experts

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Biodiesel Speakers Bureau is now live on the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website. It is a collection of biodiesel experts from across the state who share the goal of educating Iowans about the benefits of using biodiesel. READ MORE

July 31, 2018

Exploring Biodiesel series heads west to Los Angeles, Portland

BY Brian Davidson After a strong start in Boston and Philadelphia, the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) Regional Seminars will head west to Los Angeles Aug. 7, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 9, and over to Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 18, for the final three stops of its five-city tour. READ MORE

July 24, 2018

Missouri farmers break ground on Center for Soy Innovation

BY The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Missouri soybean farmers broke ground on a new building in western Jefferson City July 24, kicking off an 18-month project to develop the Center for Soy Innovation. Soybean farmers highlighted the need to be a resource for farmers and the community. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

UK producer Argent Energy to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam facility

BY Ron KotrbaU.K.-based Argent Energy Group, a subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Ltd., has reached an agreement under Argent Energy Netherlands B.V. to acquire Amsterdam-based Simadan Group's biodiesel production, tank storage and cleaning facilities. READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Neste aims to use waste plastic for fuels, new plastic production

BY Neste Corp. Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining. The company aims to proceed to industrial-scale trial in 2019. Its target is to process more than 1 million tons of waste plastic a year by 2030. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

REG Ultra Clean Diesel powers Incredible Adventures fleet

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel—a proprietary, patent-pending blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel—to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a leading adventure travel company. READ MORE

June 28, 2018

Bridgeport Biodiesel retains M&A specialist Equity Partners HG

BY Equity Partners HG Bridgeport Biodiesel 2 LLC, a fully permitted, commercial-scale biodiesel refinery with a capacity of 13 MMgy, has retained Equity Partners HG to find an investor or buyer for the company. The plant is just 50 miles north of New York City. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Colo. business owners indicted for $7M biodiesel tax credit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice Matthew Taylor and Martin Fields owned businesses in Colorado and New Jersey and allegedly conspired with the owner of a Colorado-based home heating oil business, Shintan Inc., to file more than $7 million in false tax credit claims with the IRS. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Attis Industries acquires clean technology licensing business

BY Attis Industries Inc. Attis Industries closed on a series of transactions with GreenShift Corp., resulting in its acquisition of an 80 percent stake in Flux Carbon LLC, a new joint venture company that holds the rights to an expansive portfolio of clean technologies. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

National Biodiesel Board hires 2 to communications positions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board welcomes two key additions to its communications staff team this week, announcing new Director of Communications Kaleb Little and Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications Paul Winters, formerly with BIO. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

NJ producer pleads guilty to releasing wastewater into sound

BY U.S. Department of Justice An Elizabeth, New Jersey, biodiesel producer—Fuel Bio One LLC—pleaded guilty to discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial plant into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Targray opens Minn. biodiesel distribution center in Twin Cities

BY Targray Targray announced the opening of its Minnesota biodiesel distribution center, serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The new biodiesel terminal will help address the rapid growth in regional demand for biodiesel in the Twin Cities. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Neste to acquire majority control of Dutch animal fat trader

BY Neste Corp. Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, and animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V. have agreed that Neste acquires sole control and 51 percent of the shares of IH Demeter B.V., making Neste the controlling shareholder. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Benefuel advances modular plant engineering with support from BIC

BY Ron KotrbaBioindustrial Innovation Canada has approved a project with Benefuel through BIC's COMM SCI initiative program. The purpose of the project is to support a front-end engineering design study for Benefuel's modular 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ontario. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Sapp Bros. opens another biodiesel blending terminal in Nebraska

BY Ron KotrbaSapp Bros., owner of 17 travel plazas and more than 30 wholesale locations across the U.S., celebrated the opening of its newest biodiesel blending terminal in Columbus, Nebraska, May 24. Last August Sapp Bros. opened a terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

Opinion: Industry Innovations

BY Ron KotrbaIn his Editor's Note from the Spring 2018 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the nature of editors' notes, the Spotlight feature in this latest edition of the magazine, and the need to sometimes step back. READ MORE

May 23, 2018

In Depth: Pioneering Achievements

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights eight companies—four process technology providers, two commodity firms, a blending equipment manufacturer and an adsorbent supplier—forging new paths in their respective fields. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Opinion: Co-locating: Look Before You Leap

BY Joe Leo While co-locating two facilities can offer both financial and operational benefits to both parties, there are additional risks that should be considered and mitigated before two facilities decide to pursue such a project. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

Biodiesel summer conference series kicks off June 12

BY Ron KotrbaFor the first time, the National Biodiesel Board, with funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, is taking biodiesel on a cross-country tour for a series of one-day workshops from coast to coast. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

In Depth: The Faces Behind the Statistics

BY Tom Slunecka While the economic effect biodiesel manufacturing has on small towns is quantifiably beneficial, the human effect is immeasurably invaluable. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

Valero acquires Pure Biofuels del Peru

BY Valero Energy Corp. Valero Energy Corp. has purchased Pure Biofuels del Peru, the third largest fuels importer in Peru. The transaction, funded with cash, also includes refined products terminals in in Callao, near Lima, and in Paita, near Piura in northern Peru. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

REG cites strong biodiesel margin environment in Q1 financials

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. In Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s first-quarter financial results, REG President and CEO Randy Howard said the margin environment for biodiesel continues to look strong as a result of a combination of higher energy and lower feedstock prices. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

Biodiesel maker Hero BX opens research lab at Penn State Behrand

BY Hero BX Located at Knowledge Park in the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center, the Hero BX lab advances the company's efforts to diversify and develop biodiesel products for new markets while utilizing the skills of Penn State Behrend students. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

REG Ultra Clean Diesel launched as new California fuel solution

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group launched its latest innovation in diesel fuel, trademarked REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, May 1. The fuel is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Bridgeport Biodiesel files for bankruptcy, seeks buyer

BY Ron KotrbaThe refinery was engineered as a 13 MMgy continuous flow plant and built next door to the original, smaller batch facility in Bridgeport. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with CEO Brent Baker and Mark Mauss of technology firm Lutros about the bankruptcy. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

BDI to engineer scale-up of phosphorus recycling plant in Germany

BY Ron KotrbaAustrian plant engineering firm and biodiesel tech provider BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted for a scale-up project funded by the German environmental ministry to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge with Remondis and Hamburg Wasser. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Benefuel plans to build a 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Ontario

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel technology developer Benefuel Inc. is exploring construction of a new 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. Engineering is underway and the company anticipates breaking ground by end of year, according to CEO Rob Tripp. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Futures plunge as China retaliates with tariffs on US soybeans

BY Ron KotrbaThe escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is taking its toll on America's soybean farmers, as soybean futures dropped nearly 40 cents a bushel April 4 following China's announcement of a 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

World Energy acquires AltAir biojet, renewable diesel assets

BY World Energy LLC The purchase includes a 63-acre complex consisting of a 45 MMgy renewable jet/renewable diesel production facility, 1.7 million barrels of product storage, a truck rack with 28,000 barrels per day of throughput capacity, rail storage and pipelines. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

UK-based Vertas Group acquires waste management firm

BY Ron KotrbaVertas Group provides catering for approximately 400 schools and MMB Environmental—now being rebranded as Vertas Environmental—has been converting the used cooking oil into biodiesel since 2016. The company says it plans to continue this practice. READ MORE