November 20, 2015
Supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce 500,000 tons (170 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year. This is only the second oil refinery to make such a conversion.
November 13, 2015
BDI-BioEnergy International started a new business segment in Q3 and began construction of an industrial plant for production of algae products. BDI was also commissioned with construction of a biodiesel plant in the U.K., worth 30 million euros.
November 06, 2015
At October's end, Germany's wholesale price for biodiesel stood at around 75.60 euro cents per liter (USD $3.066 per gallon), excluding energy tax, exceeding the price for agricultural diesel by nearly 10 euro cents per liter (USD $0.416 per gallon).
November 03, 2015
Avril Group subsidiary Saipol announced two major industrial investments in the French biodiesel sector totaling 28.5 million euros, including additional biodiesel production capacity in Sete, France, along with installation of a biomass boiler.
November 03, 2015
Germany's UFOP says while EU's biofuel policy is falsely being pointed at as a driver of Indonesia's fires, continued EU and Indonesian inaction are really to blame since RED requirements and increased sustainability measures preclude such activity
October 29, 2015
BDI-BioEnergy Int'l and Brau Union Österreich, part of the Heineken family, celebrated the opening of a new spent-grain fermentation plant at the Göss Brewery in Austria, the last milestone in a series of efforts to make the plant carbon-neutral.
October 28, 2015
The European Investment Bank is considering investing 38 million euros in Biom d.o.o.'s 100,000-ton multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Croatia, to be built by Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International. The total project cost is 50 million euros.
October 26, 2015
UPM is to start field tests in October of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and Transdev Finland.
October 16, 2015
The city of Oakland, California, began filling up its vehicles with Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel in order to reduce the emissions of its municipal fleet. Oakland is the first major U.S. city to convert its entire fleet to renewable diesel.