North America

11 hours ago

Calif. governor signs bill to curb grease theft

BY Ron KotrbaThe new law increases registration requirements for grease haulers, stiffens penalties for noncompliance of record-keeping, and gives law enforcement authority to seize vehicles involved in grease theft READ MORE

18 hours ago

US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels

BY U.S. DOE In support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. READ MORE

19 hours ago

ABO launches White House petition to encourage CO2 recycling

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a "We the People" petition to the White House and called for those who support common sense, market-driven, job-creating and emissions-reducing technologies to sign the petition. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Increased 2014 biodiesel mandate is subject of API letter to EPA

BY Ron KotrbaAPI sent EPA a letter stating it has learned the agency is considering increasing the 2014 biomass-based diesel standard under RFS, and reminding EPA of the statutory lead time needed to do so. NBB says this is more of API playing politics with RFS. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

First-of-its-kind biodiesel plant prepares to start production

BY Ron KotrbaA biodiesel plant under construction at the 50 MMgy Adkins Energy ethanol refinery in Lena, Ill., will soon be making its first gallons of fuel. Adkins Energy General Manager Ray Baker said he anticipates production to begin in early October. READ MORE

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