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Methes to install its first PP-MEC pretreatment system in Ontario

BY Methes Energies International Ltd. The buyer, Drain Bros., will become the first facility in the world to use Methes' pretreatment system using the PP-MEC catalyst to process corn oil from a local ethanol plant. The company is also buying a Denami 600 biodiesel processor from Methes. READ MORE

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 25, 2015

US military base in Afghanistan to make biodiesel from UCO

BY Springboard Biodiesel Springboard Biodiesel has been selected to provide its biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 will be used to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel for use on base. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ASTM D7861 validates use of portable biodiesel blend analyzers

BY Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company ASTM method D7861 for measuring biodiesel blend ratios enables users to take full advantage of the speed, convenience and durability provided by portable infrared analyzers, such as those offered by Wilks - a Spectro Scientific Company. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

ASTM releases B20 heating oil specifications

BY Ron KotrbaD396-15a adds parameters for stability and allows a slightly higher distillation temperature for the blends, the same changes included in the D7467 specification passed by ASTM in 2008 for 6 to 20 percent biodiesel in on- and off-road diesel fuel. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

AEE report: Global biodiesel sales grew 23 percent from 2011-'14

BY Erin Voegele According to an Advanced Energy Economy report, biodiesel sales and new biodiesel refinery infrastructure took a 3 percent dip in 2014 compared to the year before, but biodiesel sales volumes grew by 1.4 billion gallons (23 percent) from 2011-'14. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

WRE to pay $3M settlement for generating 7.2M invalid RINs

BY U.S. EPA The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy LLC that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

US EPA opens comment period on pennycress oil GHG analysis

BY Erin Voegele According to the EPA, its analysis indicates biofuels produced using the feedstock could qualify as biomass-based diesel or advanced biofuel if typical fuel production process technologies are used. The comment period closes April 20. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

UK biodiesel co. Greenergy earns RSB sustainability certification

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Greenergy, one of Europe's leading makers of waste-based biodiesel, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for production of biodiesel from used cooking oil at its facilities in Immingham and North Cave. READ MORE