Europe

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

September 21, 2016

EU court annuls tariffs against Argentine, Indonesian biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe General Court of the European Union has annulled antidumping measures imposed three years ago on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The court made its ruling Sept. 15 in five separate judgements addressing cases brought by six companies. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

RSB reaccredited weeks after EU court slams certification system

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission recently reaccredited RSB's EU Renewable Energy Directive sustainability program. The re-recognition came just weeks after the EU Court of Auditors said the EU certification system for sustainability is not fully reliable. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

Biodiesel blending in Germany rose considerably in June

BY Ron KotrbaThe German government reported that biodiesel demand for blending amounted to 61 million gallons in June, the largest monthly quantity in more than a year. The total biodiesel volume blended in the first half of 2016 was 330.2 million gallons. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Select stations in Finland to sell 100 percent renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste plans to sell 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate in the centennial celebration of Finland's independence from Russia in 1917. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Germany's biodiesel trade gap narrows as imports up, exports down

BY Ron KotrbaGerman exports are down by about a fifth in the first half of 2016 compared to the same time period last year, while imports reached 390,000 tons (117.1 million gallons), a 46 percent jump over to the first half of 2015, according to Germany's UFOP. READ MORE

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

BDI-BioEnergy International achieves considerable sales increase

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Austria-based biodiesel technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG's implementation of major projects in Great Britain as planned, and a good financial result, made sure the company performed successfully in the first half of 2016. READ MORE