North America

December 09, 2016

EIA forecast: US biodiesel production, imports trending up

BY Erin Voegele and Ron Kotrba EIA has released a December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook. EIA says U.S. biodiesel production in 2015 was 1.26 billion gallons with net imports at 475 MMgy. In 2017, production is forecast at 1.6 billion with net imports of 782 MMgy. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

Biodiesel production, consumption expected to continue increasing

BY Sue Retka Schill Two prolific biofuel market analysts and ag economists from the University of Illinois, Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, say the U.S.'s annual production and consumption of biomass-based diesel is likely to continue to increase through 2022. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

US President-elect Trump nominates Scott Pruitt to lead EPA

BY Erin Voegele and Ron Kotrba U.S. President-elect Donald Trump nominated Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as EPA administrator. Pruitt has been vilified by environmentalists, but representatives of bioenergy industries say they look forward to working with him. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

3 sentenced in final chapter of Imperial Petro, e-Biofuels fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice Jeffrey Wilson and Craig and Chad Ducey were sentenced to years in prison for their roles in the multimillion dollar fraud schemes involving biodiesel tax and RIN credits, and shares of Imperial Petroleum. Four others were previously sentenced. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

Grant funds test market potential for biojet fuel research

BY Washington State University Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. The team has demonstrated a new process for making biojet fuel. READ MORE

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

US biodiesel leaders take message of jobs, energy security to DC

BY The National Biodiesel Board Three dozen biodiesel leaders from Kansas to Rhode Island took to the halls of Congress to champion America's advanced biofuel. Biodiesel is a true American success story. The U.S. market has grown by nearly 2 billion gallons in the past 10 years. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

GAO RFS reports paint incomplete picture of advanced biofuels

BY Ron KotrbaThe GAO issued two reports on how the RFS is unlikely to meet its targets for reducing GHG emissions and expanding advanced biofuel production. The biofuel industries can attribute this shortfall back to the federal government in various ways. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

Biodico Zero Net Energy Farm delivers 1st biodiesel batch to UCSB

BY Biodico Inc. Biodico announced Nov. 29 it made its first delivery of biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The biodiesel produced from used cooking oil collected at the university will fuel tractors and other diesel-powered equipment at UCSB. READ MORE