February 25, 2015
The European Parliament's Environment Committee passed a draft law Feb. 24 capping first-generation biofuels at 6 percent of transportation energy consumption by 2020
January 30, 2015
Greenergy announced Jan. 30 that it has acquired Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. The acquisition will allow Greenergy to help meet its national blending obligations with domestic product.
January 30, 2015
BDI-BioEnergy International AG signed a $12.4 million contract with Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd., a 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland, to construct an esterification plant for conversion of waste fats with high free fatty acid content.
January 27, 2015
On the occasion of a high-level policy conference in Brussels organized by the biodiesel supply chain, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding the readiness of the ILUC science.
January 14, 2015
France's energy ministry recently issued an order to up the allowable biodiesel concentration in diesel fuel sold at public fueling stations across France. Ministerial order DEVR1431074A increases the allowable concentration from 7 to 8 percent.
January 12, 2015
Commercial operations have begun at UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, UPM announced Jan. 12. The 32 MMgy plant uses a hydrotreatment process to convert crude tall oil from wood pulping operations into renewable diesel, branded BioVerno.
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Dec. 29 that its wholly owned subsidiary has completed the acquisition of IC Green Energy's majority equity ownership position (69 percent) in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG.
December 19, 2014
Finland's Neste Oil and Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group both announced Dec. 19 that the companies have settled their patent infringement lawsuits against each other regarding renewable diesel processes and have entered into a new license agreement.
December 16, 2014
The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started a new test round of biodiesel oxidation stabilizers. The sophisticated tests aim at eliminating possible detrimental interactions of additives when blended with diesel fuel.