November 03, 2015

Indonesian fire finger-pointing

BY Ron KotrbaGermany'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 READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Biodico gives results of 5-year study to Navy, California gov't

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel producer and technology provider Biodico presented results of its five-year joint R&D project with the Navy to Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, along with the California Energy Commission and Gov. Jerry Brown's staff. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

India exempts biodiesel input materials from central excise tax

BY Ron KotrbaThe Indian government issued a notice Oct. 19 stating it is exempting goods used for production of biodiesel from central excise tax. The specific biodiesel inputs that are now exempt are RBD palm stearin, methanol and sodium methoxide. READ MORE

October 15, 2015

Seattle suburb signs new, improved biodiesel contract

BY Ron KotrbaThe city of Bellevue, Washington, announced a new contract for blended biodiesel to be used in its fleet. The city will now utilize biodiesel made from used cooking oil instead of virgin crop oil, and it will increase the blend from 15 to 20 percent. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify as part of the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Michigan State, ExxonMobil enter $1M algae research partnership

BY Michigan State University A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels. The partnership will focus on improving algae photosynthesis. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Bagram Air Field converts UCO to biodiesel to power incinerators

BY Summer Barkley, DVIDS Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Fluor Corp. to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel using a Springboard Biodiesel automated unit, to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Global annual biofuel production capacity will expand by 6 billion gallons from 2014-'18. Ethanol and biodiesel will dominate with 96 percent of capacity in 2018, but novel fuels and feedstocks will help drive capacity growth, says Lux Research. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

EU-based Nidera earns RSB cert for UCO biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe sustainability certification includes Nidera's trading operations and its 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Spain READ MORE