Biodiesel Business

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

November 29, 2018

Study: Biodiesel adds billions to US economy, tax credit critical

BY FTI Consulting A new study released Nov. 29 by FTI Consulting analyzed the financial and socioeconomic impact of the U.S. biodiesel industry and found that the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit is essential to the industry's growth and prosperity. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Innoltek centralizes production, halts Thetford Mines operations

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing its acquisition of the 19 MMly Evoleum biodiesel plant in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Innoltek Inc. has ceased operations at its 5 MMly biodiesel plant in Thetford Mines, Quebec, and has concentrated production in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. READ MORE

November 16, 2018

Green Energy Biofuel receives 2018 Project of the Year Award

BY Ron KotrbaThe South Carolina Biomass Council held an award ceremony Nov. 15 on the grounds of its 2018 Biomass Project of the Year Award recipient, Green Energy Biofuel, in Warrenville. Green Energy Biofuel won the award in recognition of its new GEB3 plant. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Diamond Green Diesel approves major expansion to 675 MMgy

BY Ron KotrbaOn the heels of completing a major expansion project at its renewable diesel production facility in Norco, Louisiana, from 160 MMgy to 275 MMgy, Diamond Green Diesel will add another 400 MMgy of production capacity expected to come online in 2021. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Better margins, more gallons sold boost REG net income in Q3

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced its financial results for Q3 2018. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $24.3 million in Q3 2018 compared to net loss of $11.4 million in Q3 2017. The improvement reflects better margins as well as more gallons sold. READ MORE

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