North America

September 19, 2014

DOD awards 3 biofuel contracts under Defense Production Act

BY Anna Simet Red Rock Biofuels, Fulcrum Bioenergy and Emerald Biofuels have been awarded contracts under the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Protection Act to construct and commission biorefineries that will produce a collective 100 MMgy of drop-in biofuels. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Blue Sun Biodiesel earns BQ-9000 Producer status

BY Blue Sun Biodiesel Blue Sun Biodiesel has received BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission and the National Biodiesel Board. There are fewer than 50 companies that have achieved this milestone recognition. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Vermont power company leverages local biodiesel model

BY Ron KotrbaGreen Mountain Power will heat its buildings and power its fleet with biodiesel from locally grown sunflower seeds READ MORE

September 15, 2014

REG's chief financial officer named chair of Iowa Biodiesel Board

BY Ron KotrbaChad Stone, the chief financial officer for REG, has been named the new chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. Stone joined REG as its CFO in August 2009. Prior to that, he spent more than 17 years in public accounting and consulting in various roles. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

USU's Mike Morgan sets more biodiesel-powered speed records

BY Utah State University Using a biodiesel blend made at USU from algae, Morgan drove a privately owned Dodge Rampage in a heavy headwind to 132.620 mph. In the same vehicle, powered with USU-made, 100 percent safflower biodiesel, he cruised to 133.815 mph. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Honolulu city council adopts resolution for biodiesel initiative

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city's existing mass transit diesel vehicles. The city and county of Honolulu have a commendable track record with biodiesel. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Methes breaks biodiesel production record; gets QAP-B RIN status

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies International outpaced its own biodiesel production record in August, making 412,000 gallons at its Sombra, Ontario, facility, beating a previous monthly record of 308,000 gallons. The firm's RINs also recently attained QAP-B status. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

In Depth: US Army Corps of Engineers Powers Floating Plants with Biodiesel

BY Bob Leitch and Tim Welp In 2009, an executive order was issued requiring federal agencies to reduce energy consumption, GHG emissions and fossil fuels, and increase renewable energy use. The USACE is using biodiesel to help comply. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

In Depth: QAP 2.0: The Final Rule

BY Ron KotrbaTraversing the maze of U.S. EPA's proposed RIN Quality Assurance Plan was daunting, but after 16 months, the final rule provides a simpler pathway to getting markets back on track. READ MORE