September 02, 2015

New study highlights importance of trade in int'l biofuel use

BY Ron KotrbaWritten by Jayson Beckman, an economist with USDA ERS, the report, Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade, focuses on the favorable market conditions and policies that have led to remarkable international growth in biofuels. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

Preliminary agenda out for Nat'l Advanced Biofuels Conference

BY BBI International A preliminary agenda has been announced for the 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo Oct. 26-28 in Omaha, Nebraska. The event will focus on integration opportunities for ethanol and biodiesel plants to produce advanced biofuels. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Missouri biodiesel plant gets new owners, lease on life

BY Ron KotrbaLakeview Energy LLC has purchased the assets of the former Producer's Choice Soy Energy facility in Moberly, Missouri, along with nearly 7 acres of land. The company plans to invest close to $5 million to upgrade the biodiesel production plant. READ MORE

August 31, 2015

Alabama technology firm ends deal for exclusive licensing rights

BY Ron KotrbaInventure Renewables, a subsidiary of Singapore-based holding company Inventure International (Pte) Ltd., has ended its relationship with Alchimia for exclusive licensing rights to Inventure’s patented process technologies in the western hemisphere. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

4 individuals from Florida sentenced for biodiesel RIN, tax fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The defendants were all employees and officers of New Energy Fuels LLC, a business in Waller, Texas, that claimed to process animal fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel. The defendants subsequently relocated, operating a similar scheme in Ohio. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

UK-based biodiesel producer Olleco acquires Convert2Green

BY Ron KotrbaU.K.-based biodiesel producer Olleco has acquired Convert2Green Ltd., a used cooking oil collection company and biodiesel manufacturer also located in the U.K. With the acquisition, the number of Olleco's depots across the U.K. has increased to 17. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Expert panelists to focus on biodiesel distribution Sept. 1

BY Ron KotrbaRegister today for a free Biodiesel Magazine webinar, titled, Biodiesel Distribution: Progress, Obstacles and Opportunities, sponsored by Avalara Inc. and Amerigreen Energy Inc. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scotland's Argent Energy commissions BDI for multifeedstock plant

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted to implement the next phase of construction, installation of multifeedstock technology, at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.'s 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scientists screen ocean-based algae for highest oil content

BY The Scottish Association for Marine Science Using a new technique, scientists examined microalgae strains in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, an internationally important algal store based at SAMS in Oban, to find out which ocean-based strains had the highest oil content. READ MORE