North America

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4 individuals from Florida sentenced for biodiesel RIN, tax fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The defendants were all employees and officers of New Energy Fuels LLC, a business in Waller, Texas, that claimed to process animal fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel. The defendants subsequently relocated, operating a similar scheme in Ohio. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Expert panelists to focus on biodiesel distribution Sept. 1

BY Ron KotrbaRegister today for a free Biodiesel Magazine webinar, titled, Biodiesel Distribution: Progress, Obstacles and Opportunities, sponsored by Avalara Inc. and Amerigreen Energy Inc. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

REG completes acquisition of Imperium biodiesel plant, terminal

BY Ron KotrbaThe acquisition of Imperium Renewables' assets by Renewable Energy Group has been completed. The assets include a 100 MMgy biodiesel plant, now called REG Grays Harbor LLC, and deep-water port terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Washington. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

Minnesota poised to play a role in next-generation heating oil

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council At a forum sponsored by MSRPC, attendees listened as a diverse group of energy influencers described Bioheat, a blend of biodiesel and heating oil, as a 21st century heating oil that promises to increase the diversity of the U.S. energy supply. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Poll: Voters want presidential candidates who support biodiesel

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board An independent public opinion poll commissioned by the IBB shows 76 percent of Iowa voters support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel use. A majority of voters also said a presidential candidate's view on the RFS is important to their vote. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Propel brings Neste renewable diesel to Southern California

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels began offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel Aug. 12 at 13 Southern California locations serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Marketed as Diesel HPR, the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

2015 Collective Biodiesel Conference begins in 2 weeks

BY Ron KotrbaThis year's CBC will be held in Crestone, Colorado, co-located with the 26th Annual Crestone Energy Fair READ MORE

August 11, 2015

USDA invests $63M in 264 renewable energy, efficiency projects

BY USDA USDA announced $63 million in loans and grants for 264 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide through its REAP program. Lakeview Biodiesel will use a $3.3 million loan guarantee to purchase and improve a Missouri biodiesel plant. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Researchers gain better understanding of algae lipid production

BY Ron KotrbaA team led by scientists from the U.S. DOE Joint Genome Institute has analyzed the genes activated during algal lipid production, particularly the molecular machinery that orchestrates these gene activities inside the cell when it produces lipids. READ MORE