April 21, 2017

NBB set to argue advanced biofuel mandate in RFS should be higher

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board will speak during oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit April 24 regarding the 2014-’16 RFS. NBB challenged U.S. EPA's interpretation and use of its waiver authority. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Biodiesel helps UConn gain green rating at all 8 dining halls

BY Stephanie Reitz, UConn Communications UConn's accomplishments include eliminating the use of Styrofoam in its facilities, operating a comprehensive recycling program, recycling grease to result in biodiesel fuel, and saving water and energy by using high-efficiency sprayers. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

German biodiesel exports for 2016 revised up slightly

BY Ron KotrbaGerman biodiesel exports in 2016 increased by 4.8 percent over the previous year, to 1.56 million metric tons, according to German government data. This is up from the export tally originally announced in March, which was 1.54 million tons. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Amerigreen opens 2nd annual energy solutions video essay contest

BY Amerigreen Energy Students are invited to express their views on energy solutions for the future in a 30-second video. The contest begins April 17 and is open to students in grades 6-12, and undergraduate college students in Amerigreen Energy's fuel dealer regions. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Court rules against CARB on LCFS, preserves 2017 status quo

BY Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman, Latham & Watkins LLP While POET succeeded in forcing ARB to conduct further CEQA analysis, this opinion was far from a total loss for ARB. Indeed, this opinion represents something of a best-case-scenario for ARB, and for the biodiesel industry, under the circumstances. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

UFOP welcomes EU vote to exclude palm oil for biofuel use

BY UFOP The European Parliament supports the move to exclude palm oil as a raw material for energetic use from 2020, at the same time acknowledging the sustainability of biofuels made from oil plants (rapeseed and sunflower) grown within Europe. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

US biodiesel industry testifies on illegal trading at ITC hearing

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. Commerce Department announced April 13 initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. U.S. producers testified on the same date to the International Trade Commission. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

D3MAX pilot test results at Ace Ethanol even better than expected

BY BBI International With pilot test results at Ace Ethanol exceeding expectations, D3MAX, a bolt-on technology to convert corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol, plans to begin designing the first commercial-scale plant this summer with construction expected to begin by fall. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

NJ feedstock processor sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owner of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor was sentenced April 7 for his role in a scheme that generated more than $7 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits connected to the purported production of biodiesel. READ MORE