Biodiesel Business

November 06, 2018

Clariant, Neste partner to develop biobased industrial solutions

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. and Clariant have signed an agreement to partner in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of industries. Clariant will start by making ethylene and propylene from Neste's renewable diesel. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Phillips 66, REG to build renewable diesel plant in Washington

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Phillips 66 and REG announced Nov. 1 that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant adjacent to Phillips 66's Ferndale Refinery in Washington State. The plant will use REG's proprietary BioSynfining technology. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Crown Iron Works breaks ground on global HQ, innovation center

BY Crown Iron Works Crown Iron Works has broken ground on its new global headquarters to support the 140-year-old company's commitment to growth and innovation. The new center will serve as a resource to leading global manufacturers in the oilseed processing industry. READ MORE

October 30, 2018

NJ-based Woolley Fuel commemorates 10 years of biodiesel service

BY Woolley Fuel Woolley Fuel celebrates its 10th year as a distribution location providing high-quality biodiesel to consumers across New Jersey. Founded in 1924, Woolley Fuel became the first company in New Jersey to offer biodiesel to the public 10 years ago. READ MORE

October 26, 2018

As fuel prices rise, biodiesel production margins widen

BY Ron KotrbaCrude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. Information from Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH shows biodiesel prices are up 22 percent since spring. READ MORE

October 25, 2018

Opinion: Issues of the Day

BY Ron KotrbaFrom his Editor's Note, Ron Kotrba highlights the contents of the Fall 2018 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine in the political context of what has ensued this autumn on Capitol Hill. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

World Energy invests $350M to expand Paramount biofuel production

BY World Energy LLC World Energy plans to invest $350 million to complete conversion of its partially converted petroleum refinery in Paramount, California, acquired from Delek US Holdings in March, and expand biofuel production on-site from 40 MMgy to 306 MMgy. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

In Depth: The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

BY Ron KotrbaWhile oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

In Depth: Consultative Expansion

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights a producer whose recent acquisition fulfills increased feedstock demand, a consulting firm that assists in market entry and production efficiencies, and the expansion of one of today's fastest-growing biodiesel refiners. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

Opinion: Fueling Growth in the Biodiesel Industry

BY Donnell Rehagen Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, recaps some of the more notable progress the U.S. biodiesel industry and its national association have made over the past year. READ MORE

October 23, 2018

EFT licenses its Fischer-Tropsch technology to Red Rock Biofuels

BY Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. has executed a license agreement with Red Rock Biofuels LLC under which EFT will provide its TL8a Fischer-Tropsch technology to provide additional FT capacity for Red Rock Biofuels' biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Inside NBB: NBB National Ad Campaign Shows Strong ROI

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board's annual advertising campaign hit airwaves this summer with biodiesel education aimed to influence key decision makers on the many benefits of biodiesel. Early results show a strong ROI for this campaign. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Inside NBB: Engage at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the place to see and be seen in the world of biodiesel. Claim your spot at the 2019 conference in San Diego—where all the key players will come together for a week of learning, networking and discovery. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

West Coast biodiesel consolidation: Crimson acquires SeQuential

BY Ron KotrbaCalif.-based biodiesel maker Crimson Renewable Energy has acquired Ore.-based producer and UCO collector SeQuential. Crimson gains feedstock supply options for its Bakersfield plant and expands its ability to supply biodiesel to West Coast customers. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Students can apply for scholarship to biodiesel event by Nov. 19

BY The National Biodiesel Board University-level science majors interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a $600 travel scholarship and free registration to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21-24 in San Diego. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

NATSO Alt Fuels Council unveils RFS RIN Management Service

BY NATSO Inc. NATSO and the Alternative Fuels Council launched a new RIN Management Service Oct. 1 designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program and manage their RINs. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

BDI-BioEnergy restructures to adapt to changing times, markets

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel technology firm BDI-BioEnergy International has recently completed organizational restructuring. Management tells Biodiesel Magazine that, as a result, it is better equipped for the future and to react more quickly to market changes. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

10 years in, So. Carolina biodiesel producer expands, diversifies

BY Ron KotrbaWinnsboro, South Carolina-based Green Energy Biofuel, formerly known as Midlands Biofuels, has acquired an idle 40 MMgy biodiesel plant in Warrenville, South Carolina. The 10-year-old company is rapidly expanding and diversifying its offerings. READ MORE

September 26, 2018

Hero BX acquires biodiesel facility in Clinton, Iowa

BY Hero BX The former Clinton County Biodiesel facility in Clinton, Iowa, is officially under new ownership. Lake Erie Biofuels, dba Hero BX, purchased the assets of the facility from Tenaska Commodities LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska Inc., on Sept. 21. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Exploring Biodiesel series adds 2 new dates, venues

BY Ron KotrbaPreviously dubbed "Five Cities, One Vision," the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) regional seminar series has added two new cities to its coast-to-coast tour—Newport, Rhode Island, on Sept. 24; and Syracuse, New York, on Sept. 27. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Pacific Biodiesel subsidiary launches natural sunscreen product

BY Ron KotrbaA wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel, Maiden Hawaii Naturals, has introduced Kuleana Sunscreen, a natural, reef-safe product. Made from plant-based oils, minerals and other natural ingredients, the sunscreen contains no harmful chemicals. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

Iowa Biodiesel Board elects leaders at regional annual meeting

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Iowa biodiesel producer Tom Brooks of Western Dubuque Biodiesel will serve a third term as chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. The directors elected officers during the IBB and Nat'l Biodiesel Board Regional Annual Meeting Sept. 12-13 in Des Moines. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

NBB celebrates 10 years in green office space with ceremony

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB celebrated 10 years in its current Jefferson City, Missouri, office Sept. 10 and commemorated a decade of growth and milestones with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site, which was previously vacant and remodeled 10 years ago. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

UK biodiesel producer Greenergy makes major int'l investments

BY Ron KotrbaU.K. biodiesel producer Greenergy has just acquired Singapore-based used cooking oil exporter Rexon Energy. The acquisition comes less than two months after purchasing an idle biodiesel facility in Amsterdam from Oiltanking Amsterdam B.V. READ MORE

September 05, 2018

Neste completes acquisition of Dutch animal fat trader IH Demeter

BY Ron KotrbaNeste's acquisition of 51 percent of the shares and controlling interest in animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V., first announced in May, is now complete. The former owners remain co-owners and the new name of the company is Neste Demeter B.V. READ MORE

August 31, 2018

Pacific Biodiesel receives grant for equipment, facility upgrades

BY Ron KotrbaPacific Biodiesel has received grant funding from the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. to help reimburse recent facility upgrades and equipment purchases at its biodiesel plant on the big island of Hawaii and waste oil collection center on Oahu. READ MORE

August 27, 2018

Several RIN, tax credit fraud cases move through courts in August

BY Ron KotrbaThree biodiesel-related cases have made justice department headlines in August, including an indictment against Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy executives for allegedly scheming to file more than $500 million in false tax credit claims. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Opinion: Go Big with Data, or Go …Out of Business?

BY Donna Funk As a CPA focused on the world of biofuels, it has become abundantly clear that energy will, sooner rather than later, be interconnected with massive computing power, data collection and storage capabilities—and will change how we all do business. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Argent Energy appoints Rietkerk CEO following Amsterdam deal

BY Argent Energy Rietkerk takes over leadership of Argent from the former managing director, Jim Walker, following the company's recent agreement to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam. Rietkerk comes to Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a trading firm in the Netherlands. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

Opinion: NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality

BY Jeff Hove Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations and incentives for alternative fuels can be complex and overwhelming. READ MORE