Feedstock

August 10, 2016

Sustainability certifications 'not fully reliable' says EU court

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report from an EU court says achievement of the 10 percent transport target may be questionable as statistics might be overestimated because member states could report biofuels as sustainable when its sustainability was not verified READ MORE

August 02, 2016

New Zealand's first commercial biodiesel plant prepares to open

BY Ron KotrbaZ Energy, a $26 million biodiesel processing facility in New Zealand, has begun the commissioning phase at its 5.3 MMgy plant in Wiri, Auckland. On Aug. 2, the company received its first feedstock delivery. Production is expected by month's end. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

1st sustainable flight in Africa fueled by tobacco-based biojet

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials On Boeing's 100th anniversary, South African Airways celebrated Africa's first sustainable biofuel flight. The flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737-800, used biojet fuel produced from Sunchem's nicotine-free tobacco plant. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

US DOE awards $15M to advance algae-based biofuels, bioproducts

BY DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The U.S. DOE announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts. The three recipients are Global Algae Innovations Inc., Algenol Biotech LLC and MicroBio Engineering Inc. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Brazil's Ubrabio, RSB partner to promote sustainable biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe Brazilian Biodiesel and Biojetfuel Union (Ubrabio) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials have joined forces in discussions and decision-making processes to promote sustainability in Brazil's biofuels and biomaterials production chain. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

CARB releases set of biodiesel, renewable diesel LCFS pathways

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways June 30 for biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways certified under the readopted low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) regulation using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. READ MORE

June 27, 2016

Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaWith nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Conventional, advanced biofuel leaders gather in Milwaukee

BY Ron KotrbaThe National Biodiesel Board's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel participated in a panel with other biofuel industry leaders at the 32nd Annual International FEW and co-located National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee June 21. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Scientists challenge food-vs.-fuel argument

BY Ron KotrbaA new report debunks public misperceptions about food security and biofuels development READ MORE