December 02, 2016

Employee of feedstock company pleads guilty to conspiracy

BY U.S. Department of Justice An employee of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor, Unity Fuels, pleaded guilty to conspiracy for his role in a scheme to alter and destroy documents following the company's receipt of a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

South African biodiesel producer recognized for ethical practices

BY Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality biodiesels that are sourced ethically and manufactured using the industry-best standards. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Post-2020 EU biofuel reduction bad for environment, farmers, jobs

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission issued its proposal for the post-2020 RED. The EU plans to reduce first-gen biofuels from 7 to 3.8 percent. Biodiesel interests say this is a victory for fossil fuels at the expense of farmers, jobs and the environment. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Ralston biodiesel plant breaks ground on major expansion project

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. broke ground Nov. 8 on a $24 million biodiesel plant expansion in Ralston, Iowa, a project that will boost capacity from 12 MMgy to 30 MMgy. REG expects up to $20 million in long-term debt financing will be provided. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

RSB members vote to improve organization's principles, criteria

BY Ron KotrbaChanges include a new format that makes understanding how to apply the standard easier, streamlined and clear impact assessment requirements, integration of GHG calculation requirement with other measurement tools, a grievance mechanism and more. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

Canada showcases new algae biorefinery to reduce CO2 emissions

BY The National Research Council of Canada The project uses a 25,000-liter photobioreactor within a pilot-scale algal biorefinery to recycle CO2 and other airborne industrial pollutants into algal biomass that can be further converted into sustainable products, including renewable fuels. READ MORE

November 02, 2016

Making algae better oil producers

BY Ron KotrbaA new discovery at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center may provide a breakthrough to enhance algae's ability to produce and store oil READ MORE

October 19, 2016

HPB celebrates grand opening of biodiesel production plant

BY High Plains Bioenergy High Plains Bioenergy celebrated the grand opening of its newest biodiesel production plant, HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, on Oct. 17. The plant will use vegetable oils as the primary feedstock to produce up to 28 MMgy. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Biodiesel producer settles alleged major RFS violations

BY Ron KotrbaHear the 30 MMgy Iowa-based biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel's side of the story on its settlement with the government over some serious RFS and RIN violation allegations READ MORE