North America

August 16, 2019

RFS waivers by Trump’s EPA push World Energy to close 3 plants

BY World Energy World Energy is closing three biodiesel plants in Georgia, Mississippi and Pennsylvania as a direct result of the Aug. 9 decision by Trump’s EPA to grant 31 new small refinery waivers from the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard to oil companies. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

The EPA continues to undermine biodiesel … and we’ve had enough

BY Donnell Rehagen Trump vowed to protect and defend American farmers. He calls them patriots. But his actions will put the biodiesel producers those same farmers depend on for their market, out of business. It’s having a devastating impact on rural communities. READ MORE

August 10, 2019

Biodiesel industry condemns EPA’s grant of 31 new RFS exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board condemned the U.S. EPA’s granting of 31 retroactive small refinery exemptions for 2018 as a fundamental failure to uphold the RFS. The Trump administration’s actions represent a fundamental betrayal, according to the NBB. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

Renewable Energy Group reports Q2 financial results

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG’s revenues for the second quarter were $560.6 million on 197.4 million gallons of fuel sold. The company sold nearly 15 percent more fuel in Q2 this year compared to Q2 2018. Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was negative $42.3 million. READ MORE

August 07, 2019

California approves B20 biodiesel in underground storage tanks

BY The National Biodiesel Board Through an effort lasting more than 10 years, the NBB, several member companies and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance provided the state water board with data necessary to demonstrate B20 compatibility in underground storage tanks. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Finnair offers biofuel flights from San Francisco to Helsinki

BY Finnair On both Aug. 5 and Aug. 7, the Finnair flight departing San Francisco Airport bound for Helsinki, Finland, will be flown with a biofuel mix of 12 percent, reducing the total C02 emissions for the two flights by approximately 32 tons. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

NBB asks US EPA to raise 2020 RFS and 2021 biodiesel volumes

BY The National Biodiesel Board National Biodiesel Board executives criticized the EPA proposal for the 2020 RFS and 2021 biodiesel volumes in testimony at a hearing hosted by EPA in Michigan, emphasizing that the agency is sending a negative signal to the biodiesel industry. READ MORE

July 31, 2019

IBB implores US EPA to raise biodiesel gallons under RFS

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board At a July 31 hearing in Michigan, the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board and a farmer leader from the Iowa Soybean Association requested U.S. EPA to reconsider its proposed requirements for biodiesel under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE