Biodiesel Distribution

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

November 03, 2014

REG expands biodiesel offerings in Northeast, Midwest

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel along with biodiesel blends by offering additional biofuel blends in New York, Minnesota and Iowa, the company announced Oct. 31. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Small biodiesel producer gets resourceful in tough times

BY Ron KotrbaThrough a state grant, community-scale biodiesel producer Midlands Biofuels has been able to supply discounted B20 to local markets, in turn helping the plant to keep more employees on staff and operations afloat READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Neste Oil renewable diesel blends now available in Lithuania

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced Oct. 8 that its Neste Pro Diesel, containing a minimum of 15 percent NExBTL renewable diesel, is now for sale in the Lithuanian market, distributed through the company's local retail network and its 51 stations. READ MORE