North America

June 18, 2018

NATSO launches Alternative Fuels Council, biodiesel quality plan

BY NATSO Inc. Among its initial offerings, NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council unveiled a new Biodiesel Fuel Quality Plan designed to help biodiesel blenders, marketers and distributors ensure their final product sold to consumers meets a minimum quality standard. READ MORE

June 13, 2018

National Biodiesel Board hires 2 to communications positions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board welcomes two key additions to its communications staff team this week, announcing new Director of Communications Kaleb Little and Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications Paul Winters, formerly with BIO. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

NJ producer pleads guilty to releasing wastewater into sound

BY U.S. Department of Justice An Elizabeth, New Jersey, biodiesel producer—Fuel Bio One LLC—pleaded guilty to discharging more than 45,000 gallons of wastewater from its commercial plant into the Arthur Kill, a narrow waterway that separates New Jersey from Staten Island. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Trump rejects deal allowing exported biofuel RINs for compliance

BY Erin Voegele Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst announced June 5 President Trump has rejected a deal on the RFS that would have implemented year-round E15 availability, but also allowed RINs attached to exported biofuel volumes to be used for RFS compliance. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Community Fuels offers ADF-compliant, NOx-neutral biodiesel

BY Community Fuels Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Community Fuels intends to provide NOx-neutral biodiesel for all B99 loaded at its Port of Stockton terminal. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Targray opens Minn. biodiesel distribution center in Twin Cities

BY Targray Targray announced the opening of its Minnesota biodiesel distribution center, serving the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The new biodiesel terminal will help address the rapid growth in regional demand for biodiesel in the Twin Cities. READ MORE

June 05, 2018

Biodiesel producers implore President Trump to keep his promises

BY The National Biodiesel Board In a letter to President Trump, biodiesel producers, advocates and agriculture leaders implore that biodiesel not be ignored in the Trump administration's efforts to navigate differences between petroleum refiners and the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Midwest Trump voters losing faith in his commitment to biofuels

BY The National Biodiesel Board New polling shows that voters across three Midwestern states—Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri—are disappointed with Trump administration decisions they view as broken promises of support for local agriculture and renewable fuels industries. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

German biodiesel exports in Q1 2018 up more than 30 percent

BY UFOP In the first quarter of 2018, Germany's biodiesel exports increased more than 30 percent from same period last year to 128.67 million gallons. Around 84 percent of exports were shipped to EU countries. U.S. imports of German biodiesel grew the most. READ MORE