Biodiesel Distribution

March 25, 2015

German biodiesel exports, imports up in 2014

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's biodiesel imports increased by more than 2.5 percent in 2014, while exports were up nearly 6 percent READ MORE

March 18, 2015

Propel launches North America's first retail rollout of Neste HPR

BY Propel Fuels Propel's Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) consists of 98.5 percent Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel. Diesel HPR will be available at 18 Propel locations in Sacramento, San Jose, East Bay, Redwood City and Fresno. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

US biodiesel production, import/export data for 2014

BY Ron KotrbaDetails from the EIA's 2014 U.S. biodiesel production and feedstock survey results, and parsing out the year's import/export data compared to 2013 READ MORE

February 02, 2015

Revised ASTM standard expands trace FAME limit in jet fuels

BY ASTM A new revision to ASTM D1655, the jet fuel spec, increases the allowance of trace biodiesel from 5 to 50 parts per million. ASTM member David J. Abdallah with Exxon Mobil Research and Engineering says this could be raised to 100 ppm in the future. READ MORE

January 28, 2015

EPA decision on Argentine biodiesel imports riles US industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the RFS. The decision allows Argentinian biodiesel producers to use a survey plan for certifying feedstock. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

Moving biodiesel in the pipeline: sequencing matters

BY Ron KotrbaAt the National Biodiesel Conference, Rod Woodford of Explorer Pipeline discussed tests his company conducted in a segment of its pipeline. With the right sequencing, Woodford said there's a way to confidently move B5 in the same line as jet fuel. READ MORE

January 14, 2015

Houston fueling station prepares for B100, B50 dispensing

BY Ron KotrbaConstruction is nearly complete at Root Fuel's revamped Wallisville Road retail fueling location where Houston area truckers will soon be able to fill up on B100 and B50. The location currently sells B20, and next month B50 will go on sale. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

IRFA reminds diesel users biodiesel can stretch supply

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Following Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's emergency proclamation to allow for more transport of diesel products, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association reminded diesel users and suppliers that using biodiesel blends can help stretch tight supplies. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

In Depth: Reducing Risk of Spontaneous Combustion

BY Rob Fransham and Jon Van Gerpen Industry and academia work together to find a solution to the common biodiesel fire hazard of spontaneous combustion, which occurs when heat, resulting from chemical or biological reactions, accumulates in loosely piled flammable materials. READ MORE