January 03, 2019

California Fueling files suit over biodiesel NOx additive

BY California Fueling LLC California Fueling filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and Technology Corp., dba “Best Corp.,” asserting claims for, among other things, unfair business practices under California’s Business & Professions Code. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Opinion: Adapt and Innovate

BY Ron KotrbaIn his Editor's Note from the Winter 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, editor Ron Kotrba provides an overview of the issue's contents including several feature articles, columns and more. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Iowa produces 365 million gallons of biodiesel in 2018

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association After a slight decrease in biodiesel production in 2017, Iowa’s 12 biodiesel plants rebounded with a record-breaking 365 million gallons of biodiesel production in 2018, roughly 80 million gallons more than the previous year. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup

BY Ron KotrbaArmed with a scrappy, do-it-yourself attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s success is a testament to its—and the biodiesel industry’s—perseverance. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Aviation leaders to showcase viability of biojet fuels Jan. 17

BY World Energy Paramount Los Angeles-area civic leaders will join business aviation leaders on Jan. 17 to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: World Energy’s Big Year

BY Ron KotrbaBoston-based World Energy had a busy 2018 buying plants and expanding its reach. READ MORE

January 01, 2019

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Success Stories—Celebrating Our Biodiesel Leaders

BY The National Biodiesel Board Five years ago, the National Biodiesel Board was determined to identify and publish stories of prominent influencers that were making a difference in an industry that required strong leadership to ensure success individually and for the industry. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

In Depth: A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

December 29, 2018

Inside NBB: ‘Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel’ Student Members Attend National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB founded NGSB in 2010, with 2011 being the first year of the conference scholarships. Since then, it is estimated that more than 100 students have attended on scholarship, with approximately another 50 attending for a reduced registration rate. READ MORE

December 29, 2018

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Benefits Animal Agriculture, Too

BY The National Biodiesel Board American Soybean Association farmer-leader Rob Shaffer and the National Biodiesel Board’s senior feedstock advisor Alan Weber were featured on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s program Cattlemen to Cattlemen recently. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel’s Cutting Edge

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles nine companies whose process technologies, products and services are on the frontline of change in this industry. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

BY Jeff Hove Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, provides perspective on current political, regulatory and market events relating to biodiesel blending, and how a myriad of potential changes will affect downstream operators. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Inside NBB: What’s Ahead in Washington for 2019

BY The National Biodiesel Board Although the biodiesel industry accomplished some important goals in 2018 and has much more work ahead in 2019, the 116th Congress presents many opportunities and challenges. Rest assured the National Biodiesel Board is staying on top of the issues. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Opinion: Biodiesel’s Past, Present and Future

BY Marc Kellens Marc Kellens, the global technical director for Desmet Ballestra, takes us through the history and future of biodiesel production, identifying key milestones and cultural shifts, including the introduction and proliferation of renewable diesel. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Opinion: NBB Fighting to Protect the Biodiesel Industry from Trade Decisions

BY Donnell Rehagen National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses the disconcerting circumstances surrounding the U.S. Department of Commerce's initiation of "changed circumstances" reviews of recently imposed tariffs on U.S. imports of Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

8 new small refinery waivers filed with US EPA in past month

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the RFS, reporting that seven new waiver petitions for the 2018 compliance year and one new petition for the 2017 compliance year were filed from Nov. 10 to Dec. 18. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill into law

BY Ron Kotrba and Erin Voegele Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law Dec. 20, reauthorizing several Energy Title programs including the Biorefinery Assistance Program, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels and $2 million a year for the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

National Biodiesel Board hires new regulatory affairs director

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has hired Kate Shenk as director of regulatory affairs. Shenk comes to NBB from BIO, where she led a regulatory affairs committee and developed analyses and comments on regulatory policies. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri wraps first year of partnerships

BY The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri During its December meeting, the coalition's board of directors heard from members on joint efforts to support training programs and connect with youth on opportunities surrounding biodiesel, and to set the course for 2019. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel-powered vehicles 'wrapped' just in time for Christmas

BY The National Biodiesel Board In keeping with the spirit of the season, five biodiesel users have unveiled new vehicle wraps that are helping to share their stories of sustainability and emissions reductions with area residents from Maine to the Midwest. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

Minnesota marks more alternative fuel milestones in 2018

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota The state that led the region in the growth and use of alternative fuels last year set even higher milestones in 2018, says the American Lung Association in Minnesota. These include moving to B20 and having more E85 stations than any other state. READ MORE

December 19, 2018

Biodiesel producer American GreenFuels launches Bioheat campaign

BY Ron KotrbaConnecticut biodiesel producer American GreenFuels LLC, part of Kolmar Americas Inc., has recently launched a new campaign to educate consumers about the branded biodiesel-blended heating oil known as Bioheat. The campaign is "You Are What You Heat." READ MORE

December 17, 2018

Crown announces process upgrade for biodiesel manufacturers

BY Crown Iron Works Crown Iron Works has unveiled a new process upgrade for biodiesel producers with the acronym ACRE, which stands for advanced catalyst reduction and economization. The ACRE process can provide savings of 3 cents per gallon and increase uptime. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

BY Erin Voegele Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have approved the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill. The House passed the bill Dec. 12 in an overwhelming 369-to-47 vote, a day after the Senate approved it 87 to 13. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Preliminary agenda announced for 2019 Int'l Biomass Conference

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine announced Dec. 12 the agenda for the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place March 18-20 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. The agenda is divided into four tracks. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

BY Ron KotrbaNeste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Benefuel looking to British Columbia for new biodiesel facility

BY Benefuel Inc. The total project will produce 150 MMly and will reduce GHG emissions by more than 550,000 metric tons per year, which is equal to roughly 10 percent of British Columbia's 2030 target reduction for transportation as detailed in the CleanBC Report. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

EU Commission begins antisubsidy process against Indonesia

BY UFOP UFOP calls for urgent action by application of customs duties on imports of palm oil biodiesel. The EBB warns that import duties to be applied in 2019 will be circumvented by the increased import of palm oil for production of biodiesel in the EU. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biodiesel cos. ask Congress for long-term extension of tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB and more than 50 member-companies and affiliated organizations delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders, urging them to enact a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive before Congress adjourns. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Low river levels in Germany continue to push biodiesel prices up

BY UFOP The key issue affecting the product chain of rapeseed processing and biodiesel production in Germany is the uncertain transport situation due to low water levels in Germany's rivers that have curtailed the flow of goods and led to rising prices. READ MORE