Europe

November 19, 2014

RSB, Elements Software partner to help track sustainability data

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials' participating operators comply with Europe's RED, including managing data associated with multiple feedstocks from around the world. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Opinion: New US Sanctions Against Russia Impact US Biofuels Companies

BY Richard Weiner and Sharon K. Freier The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine, which can make doing business in Russia a risky proposition. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

November 04, 2014

IncBio moving headquarters to accommodate business growth

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel process technology provider IncBio is moving its headquarters from Porto to Maia, Portugal, to accommodate growth. It expects the move to be complete early next year, with the manufacturing business segment moving in the next two months. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

New EU sanctions against Russia impact European biofuel companies

BY Richard Weiner The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member states of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Neste Oil renewable diesel blends now available in Lithuania

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced Oct. 8 that its Neste Pro Diesel, containing a minimum of 15 percent NExBTL renewable diesel, is now for sale in the Lithuanian market, distributed through the company's local retail network and its 51 stations. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

Neste Oil to move away from microbial oil R&D

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced the company is realigning its long-term R&D efforts from microbial oil research to other areas of technology using forestry and agricultural waste. The firm says the time is not yet ripe for a commercial-scale microbial oil plant. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

German biodiesel exports up 18 percent year-on-year

BY Ron KotrbaTotaling around 282.7 million gallons, biodiesel exports were up nearly 18 percent year-on-year. The Netherlands received more than one third of total exports, a 33 percent increase from last year, making it the largest importer of German biodiesel. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

US biodiesel industry challenges EU trade barriers

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board on filed comments Sept. 30 with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. The bottom line is that a lot has changed in five years. READ MORE