April 23, 2015

Biodiesel wholesaler Amerigreen celebrates 10-year anniversary

BY Ron KotrbaLancaster, Pennsylvania-based Amerigreen Energy Inc., a domestic fuel and biodiesel wholesaler, is celebrating 10 years in business, and as the company has matured, it's had to change with the times. But Amerigreen has never wavered from its roots. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

San Francisco gets new biodiesel-electric bus; many more to come

BY San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has taken delivery of its first New Flyer Industries electric trolley and biodiesel-electric hybrid buses. SFMTA has purchased 61 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses, but it may procure up to 163. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

US EPA releases March, Q1 2015 RIN generation figures

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March. More than 191 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs (128 million gallons) were generated in March, bringing the net total for Q1 2015 to 472.28 million RINs. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Minnesota B10 lawsuit: Big Oil's new, old angle

BY Ron KotrbaA new lawsuit in an old Big Oil agenda seeks an end to Minnesota's B10 biodiesel mandate; the latest tactic in a long history of opposition to change and market share erosion READ MORE

April 17, 2015

Cima Green's Joseph Furando pleads guilty to biodiesel RIN fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice Joseph Furando, together with two companies he operated in New Jersey, pleaded guilty April 15 for their parts in an Indiana-centered scheme with e-Biofuels to defraud biodiesel buyers and U.S. taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel incentives. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel

BY Ashley Duvelius University of Cincinnati researchers developed a breakthrough synergistic technology that uses anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich food waste into biogas and fertilizer while using the CO2 fraction of biogas to grow algae for biodiesel. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Total to convert oil refinery to renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaTo curb financial losses, French oil company Total announced plans to invest $216 million to convert its La Mede oil refinery in southern France to a renewable diesel facility that will produce up to 500,000 tons per year (more than 160 MMgy). READ MORE

April 15, 2015

State report: Biodiesel use continues to grow in Iowa

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association A report from the state's revenue department showed that biodiesel sales (B100) increased by more than 15 percent over 2013 to an all-time-high of 33.3 million gallons. In turn, biodiesel now accounts for 4.6 percent of Iowa's total diesel supply. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

European biofuels cap 1 step closer to parliamentary approval

BY Erin Voegele and Ron Kotrba On April 14, the environment committee of the European Parliament voted to endorse a deal struck earlier this year that aims to cap the use of first-generation biofuels at 7 percent. Germany's UFOP and other EU organizations provide their take. READ MORE