October 29, 2014

Bridgeport Biodiesel expansion officially underway

BY Ron KotrbaIn September, Tri-State Biodiesel's Brent Baker told Biodiesel Magazine permits were in hand to begin a major expansion of the Bridgeport Biodiesel facility. Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off the project. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Study shows air-quality benefits of biodiesel in city buses

BY Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Among other test results, "Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling," found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle modes. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Survey says voters give a strong 'Yes!' to biodiesel policy

BY The National Biodiesel Board Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week's elections, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Moore Information Opinion Research released Oct. 28. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

REG begins production, sales of renewable diesel from La. plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The first truckloads of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the former Dynamic Fuels' 75 MMgy biorefinery in Geismar, La., since REG acquired it in June left the plant Oct. 23. The fuel is branded REG-9000/RHD. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

New EU sanctions against Russia impact European biofuel companies

BY Richard Weiner The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member states of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

REG completes upgrades at 30 MMgy Mason City biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated Oct.23 the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce biodiesel from a wide variety of raw materials. The project took about one year. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

Students can apply for scholarship to Nat'l Biodiesel Conference

BY The National Biodiesel Board Science students are invited to apply for a travel scholarship to attend or even present their biodiesel-related work at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 19-22 in Fort Worth, Texas. The application deadline is Nov. 24. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

People, Prosperity and the Planet

BY Ron KotrbaBringing EPA's latest P3 award information to you on National Bioenergy Day READ MORE

October 22, 2014

CREW sues EPA for documents regarding 2014 RFS

BY Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE