Biodiesel Distribution

July 29, 2020

REG enters supply agreement with Hunt & Sons for REG Ultra Clean

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced July 29 that the company has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of this year. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Neste opens 4 new renewable diesel fueling stations in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste opened four new fueling stations for 100 percent renewable diesel in northern and central California. The stations, located near major commercial freight routes, are open 24/7 and designed to accommodate commercial fleet vehicles of all sizes. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Q&A: A model for low-carbon fuels in the global energy transition

BY Alan P. Mammoser Alan Mammoser, independent writer on renewable energy, interviews Karl Feilder, CEO of Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, on the role his biodiesel company and local business model play in the global transition to climate-friendly transportation fuels. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Amazon Air secures SAF from Shell Aviation made by World Energy

BY Ron KotrbaAmazon Air, the cargo airline of e-commerce giant Amazon, has secured up to 6 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy out of its Paramount, California, biorefinery. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste

BY Ron KotrbaNeste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

Colonial to purchase 3 terminals in southern US from Lincoln

BY Colonial Pipeline Co. Colonial Terminals Operating Company has entered into an agreement to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company Inc. The acquisition provides an opportunity for Colonial to move into the terminal business. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Mo. soybean farmers offer matching biodiesel infrastructure funds

BY The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council A commitment from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Association provides up to $200,000 for entities to build or retrofit existing biodiesel infrastructure, from blending and distribution to fleet and retail locations. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Circular-economy partnership formed in the Netherlands

BY Ron KotrbaUsed cooking oil (UCO) from McDonald’s Netherlands will be turned into renewable diesel by Neste, and then the fuel will be used to power HAVI trucks that both collect UCO from and deliver goods to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands. READ MORE

June 16, 2020

Iowa Legislature funds state’s biofuel infrastructure program

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature authorized another year of funding June 14 for the cost-share biofuel infrastructure program, a move that ensures access to biofuels will continue to grow throughout Iowa. The program has led to millions in private investment. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200,000 grant

BY The Missouri Department of Agriculture The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority partnered with the state biodiesel coalition and corn growers association to provide $2 million to support applicants of the USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Renewable diesel drives growth in biomass-based diesel imports

BY The U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel grew 26 percent in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day, ending two years in a row of decline. Imports increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery

BY The Diesel Technology Forum As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

51 additional stations in Finland carrying Neste renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste is making its trademarked renewable diesel available to dozens of new fueling stations in Finland this spring. With 51 additional locations carrying the renewable fuel, approximately 120 stations across Finland will now carry the product. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

USDA accepting applications for HBIIP grants through Aug. 13

BY USDA USDA began accepting applications May 15 for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants for activities designed to expand the sale and availability of ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Online applications must be submitted by Aug. 13. READ MORE

May 15, 2020

W2Fuel targets June startup for Michigan, Iowa biodiesel plants

BY Ron Kotrba“It’s frustrating, but we’re doing the best we can,” W2Fuel President and CEO Roy Strom told Biodiesel Magazine, referring to the coronavirus pandemic and how the crisis is affecting the restart of his two biodiesel plants in Michigan and Iowa. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

Neste further expands feed supply chain via terminal acquisition

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable diesel producer Neste Corp. furthered expansion of its raw material supply chain through acquisition of the Dutch Count Companies BV’s Count Terminal Rotterdam BV and its supporting entities, part of the First Dutch Group of Peter Goedvolk. READ MORE

May 07, 2020

US commerce department maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board In its final determination of the “changed circumstances review” of AD and CVD orders on imports of Argentine biodiesel, the U.S. commerce department determined that there are no “changed circumstances” that would warrant changes in U.S. duty rates. READ MORE

May 04, 2020

Cost-shared grants to increase access to higher biodiesel blends

BY Ron KotrbaOf the $100 million USDA is making available, $14 million will be available to support infrastructure for biodiesel blends above 5 percent. The grants will match up to 50 percent of eligible costs or $5 million, whichever is lower. READ MORE

May 01, 2020

US biodiesel production reaches 132 million gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel production reached 132 million gallons in February, down 2 million gallons when compared to January, but up 1 million gallons when compared to February 2019, according to data released April 30 by the EIA. READ MORE

April 29, 2020

Valero: Q1 loss for ethanol segment, profit for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleValero released first quarter 2020 financial results April 29. While the company’s operations are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the executive team confirmed that demand for transportation fuels is beginning to rebound. READ MORE

April 28, 2020

Bill authorizes $600 million to support biofuel infrastructure

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, announced April 28 the introduction of the Clean Fuels Deployment Act of 2020. The bill aims to provide funding for installing and converting fuel pump infrastructure to deliver higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 28, 2020

Neste reports record renewable diesel production in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleNeste Corp. released first quarter financial results on April 24. The company reported a solid start to the year considering the negative impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and said renewable diesel production was at a record high. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International BBI International has moved the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and co-located Biodiesel Production Technology Summit to Omaha Aug. 24-26 due to COVID-19. The events were originally scheduled to be held in Minneapolis this June. READ MORE

April 21, 2020

UK biofuel consumption up 24% in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government recently released updated energy statistics that show liquid biofuel consumption reached 2.351 billion liters (621.07 million gallons) last year, up approximately 24 percent from 2018. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

Report shows 70% of Iowa’s on-road diesel fuel contains biodiesel

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board A new report shows biodiesel-blended fuel represented 70 percent of the total reported sales of on-road diesel last year in Iowa. Blends of B11 or higher made up 58 percent of total on-road diesel sales in 2019, up from 47 percent the year before. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

In Depth: Opportunity Knocking

BY Ron KotrbaBioEconomy Solutions plans to create 200 jobs in South Carolina through operation of a new crush facility while commercializing a little-known crop for the biomass-based diesel industry. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

Iowa ethanol, glycerin donated for hand sanitizer production

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association members sent the first donated shipment of Iowa ethanol and glycerin to the state of Iowa to be used by Iowa Prison Industries for the production of hand sanitizer during the national shortage. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

German biodiesel exports of 2.3 million tons in 2019 break record

BY UFOP German foreign trade in biodiesel reached new record levels in 2019, both in imports and exports. Above all, exports were strikingly high, cracking the mark of 2 million tons for the first time and reaching 2.3 million tons, an 18 percent increase. READ MORE