57 minutes ago

M&A transactions help define current US biodiesel era

BY Ron KotrbaFor better or worse, the U.S. biodiesel industry continues to consolidate. While 2014-'15 has been a rough period in the sector, the fallout has presented undeniable opportunities for key players with strong balance sheets and keen business acumen. READ MORE

3 hours ago

RFS rule heads to White House OMB for review

BY Erin Voegele U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard volumes for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2018 to the White House Office of Management and Budget Oct. 19. OMB review marks a last step before a final rule is issued. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

BDI strengthens US market position as Crimson upgrades completed

BY Ron KotrbaBDI-BioEnergy International's RetroFit technology is behind the upgrades and expansion at Crimson Renewable Energy's Bakersfield, California, biodiesel plant, which held an unveiling ceremony showcasing the facility's new capabilities this month. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

US to import more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2016

BY Ron KotrbaLast year the U.S. imported about 670 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel, a record that is soon to be broken, according to Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the NBB READ MORE

October 19, 2016

HPB celebrates grand opening of biodiesel production plant

BY High Plains Bioenergy High Plains Bioenergy celebrated the grand opening of its newest biodiesel production plant, HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Oct. 17. The plant will use vegetable oils as the primary feedstock to produce up to 28 MMgy. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs biodiesel heating oil bill into law

BY Ron KotrbaNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the city over the next two decades. Come 2034, B20 heating oil will be the standard. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

Report: Global FAME market to surpass $22 billion by 2021

BY Ron KotrbaA new report produced by India-based MarketsandMarkets indicates that the fatty acid methyl ester market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1 percent from 2016-'21, equating to global market growth of $17.26 billion in 2016 to $22.13 billion in 2021. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

EU farmers stress essential role of biodiesel post-2020

BY The EBB, FEDIOL and EOA The European Oilseed Alliance, the European Biodiesel Board and FEDIOL held a dinner debate Oct. 12 in the European Parliament where panelists from all backgrounds discussed the role of sustainable biodiesel in the low-carbon economy post-2020. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

2 more Hoosiers plead guilty to RIN, tax credit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated more than $60 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits at Triton Energy LLC in Waterloo, Indiana. READ MORE