North America

April 19, 2019

Soy Innovation Campus for NW Minn. gaining traction in Saint Paul

BY The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association Funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel plant in Crookston has passed a key hurdle in the Minnesota legislature. The proposed Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston will receive $5 million in funding as part of a new bill. READ MORE

April 19, 2019

US EPA: 40 SRE applications now pending for compliance year 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions April 18, reporting that there are now 40 pending SRE applications for compliance year 2018, up from 39 pending as of March 28. No other changes were made to the data. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Pacific Biodiesel eyes California as federal, local support wanes

BY Ron KotrbaAs the U.S. biodiesel sector pushes forward in an unsupportive federal environment, producers like Pacific Biodiesel find it necessary to operate outside their norm to continue operations. Pacific Biodiesel is considering shipping fuel to California. READ MORE

April 18, 2019

Neste expands partnership with city of Oakland, California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste announced an expanded partnership with the city of Oakland, California, in which waste oil from the city is being collected and shipped overseas to Singapore for processing into renewable diesel, after which Neste will ship the biofuel back. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Biodiesel more cost competitive under Canada’s new carbon tax

BY Ron KotrbaCanada’s federal government implemented a carbon pollution tax on fuels this month, and while the tax means consumers and truckers will pay more for fossil fuels at the pump, it also means higher biodiesel blends are becoming more cost competitive. READ MORE

April 15, 2019

Alabama governor awards Auburn University grant to study carinata

BY The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs A $39,757 grant awarded by Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey will enable Auburn University to determine if an oilseed crop can be successfully grown and marketed in Alabama as a biofuel and become another cash crop for the state’s farmers. READ MORE

April 12, 2019

US EPA seeks comments on SRE portion of proposed REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced April 12 that it will reopen the comment period on one aspect of proposed rule issued in 2016 in an effort to “expand transparency surrounding the small refinery exemption program and provide further opportunity for input.” READ MORE

April 09, 2019

New study exposes absurdity of NWF land use change claims

BY The Renewable Fuels Association A new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation. READ MORE

April 08, 2019

Inside NBB: National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Fuels 2019 with Industry ‘Engagement’

BY The National Biodiesel Board America’s largest celebration of biodiesel returned to California in January for a record sixth visit. More than 800 biodiesel producers, distributors, retailers and other industry advocates gathered in San Diego to immerse themselves in biodiesel. READ MORE