Europe

November 30, 2016

Post-2020 EU biofuel reduction bad for environment, farmers, jobs

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission issued its proposal for the post-2020 RED. The EU plans to reduce first-gen biofuels from 7 to 3.8 percent. Biodiesel interests say this is a victory for fossil fuels at the expense of farmers, jobs and the environment. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Biodiesel's presence in future EU policy revealed in leaked draft

BY Ron KotrbaA leaked draft of annexes from the EC's revised Renewable Energy Directive shows that fuels produced from food or feed crops, such as sustainable biodiesel from rapeseed oil, will continue to serve a role in the post-2020 EU transport fuel sector. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Renewable diesel powers Hamburg airport's heavy-duty ground fleet

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable diesel will power heavy-duty vehicles in Hamburg airport’s ground fleet, complementing other alternative energies used on-site, making it the first major international airport to replace all fossil fuels with renewables in its entire fleet. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

AGQM starts 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaGermany-based biodiesel quality management association AGQM has started its 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers and its second no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil. In the past 10 test rounds, 47 of 69 tested additives passed. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l reports sound Q3 financials, plans delisting

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International AG increased sales by 43.6 percent in Q3 to a total of 28.6 million euros (USD$31 million), up from 19.9 million euros in Q3 2015 due to the implementation and completion of various projects on schedule. 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 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

September 21, 2016

Celebrating a major biodiesel anniversary in Vienna

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International celebrated its 20-year anniversary in Vienna in mid-September, and Biodiesel Magazine was there READ MORE

September 21, 2016

UK's Argent Energy wins awards for waste-based biodiesel supply

BY Argent Energy Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership's Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016: the Low Carbon Fuel Initiative of the Year Award and the Grand Prix Award. READ MORE