Biodiesel Distribution

October 19, 2016

US to import more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2016

BY Ron KotrbaLast year the U.S. imported about 670 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel, a record that is soon to be broken, according to Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the NBB READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Chemoil to retire more than $71M in RIN credits under settlement

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA and the Department of Justice allege that San Francisco-based Chemoil Corp. exported at least 48.5 million gallons of biodiesel from 2011 to 2013, but failed to retire the more than 72 million RINs that were generated for the exported fuel. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

UK's Argent Energy wins awards for waste-based biodiesel supply

BY Argent Energy Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership's Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year Award and the Grand Prix Award. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

EU court annuls tariffs against Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe General Court of the European Union has annulled antidumping measures imposed three years ago on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The court made its ruling Sept. 15 in five separate judgements addressing cases brought by six companies. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

REG's biodiesel sales volume hits new heights in August

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 13 it sold more than 50 million gallons of biomass-based diesel last month, a first in the company's history. REG has 12 active biorefineries across the U.S. and an expansive distribution network. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Germany's biodiesel trade gap narrows as imports up, exports down

BY Ron KotrbaGerman exports are down by about a fifth in the first half of 2016 compared to the same time period last year, while imports reached 390,000 tons (117.1 million gallons), a 46 percent jump over to the first half of 2015, according to Germany's UFOP. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

Record year in store as June biodiesel imports highest since 2013

BY Will Martin On June 29, the Ardmore Seahawk delivered its second load of Argentine biodiesel to Jacksonville, Florida. The shipment of1.47 million gallons capped off an unusually active June in what is shaping up to be an unusually active year for imports. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Maui County eliminates biodiesel road tax, price drops 9 cents

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel July 1 by 9 cents per gallon, the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect July 1. READ MORE