Europe

December 19, 2014

REG, Neste settle patent lawsuits, enter into license agreement

BY Ron KotrbaFinland'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. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

AGQM's 9th No-harm Test Round on oxidation stabilizers begins

BY AGQM 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. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

REG to acquire majority ownership of Germany's Petrotec AG

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. and IC Green Energy Ltd. announced Dec. 9 that REG, through a wholly owned subsidiary, will acquire ICG's majority equity ownership position in German biodiesel producer Petrotec AG. Closing is expected by year's end. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

UFOP: Conservation through legally binding conventions, not ILUC

BY UFOP Germany-based Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) demands the continuation of a sustainable European biofuel policy after 2020 that involves statutory measures for habitat conservation instead of questionable ILUC factors. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

JM Davy earns prestigious award for reactive distillation process

BY Ron KotrbaThe team at Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies was recognized at the prestigious annual IChemE Awards last month by winning the Sustainable Technology Award for its development of a reactive distillation process for biodiesel production. READ MORE

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