North America

14 hours ago

Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

BY DOE/Sandia National Laboratories In a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy. READ MORE

15 hours ago

Ensyn biocrude receives CARB approvals for refinery coprocessing

BY Ron KotrbaEnsyn Corp. announced it has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the LCFS on the company's application for its renewable fuel oil (RFO) to be used in coprocessing by California oil refineries. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

Biodiesel taking a bite out of emissions in the Big Apple

BY Tom Slunecka New York City has been a trailblazer in its approach to improving air quality. The city blends biodiesel with standard heating oil to create Bioheat for its buildings. A group of Minnesota soybean farmers recently toured NYC to see Bioheat in action. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

Super Bowl kicks off with clean diesel tech, renewable diesel

BY The Diesel Technology Forum The widely attended fan festivals and transportation to the NFL championship football game in San Francisco Feb. 7 are the latest in a long line of entities to recognize advanced biofuels in meeting climate, clean air and sustainability goals. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

REG to acquire Sanimax biodiesel plant in Wisconsin

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced Feb. 3 that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy LLC to acquire Sanimax's 20 MMgy nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisconsin. This is REG's 11th active U.S. plant. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Howell says 2016 may be busiest year yet for biodiesel at ASTM

BY Ron KotrbaAn abundance of biodiesel activities at ASTM may make 2016 the busiest year yet at the organization, said National Biodiesel Board senior technical advisor Steve Howell, who detailed ongoing and future technical work to expand biodiesel markets. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Biodiesel board honors climate champs, career-long achievements

BY The National Biodiesel Board Landmark climate efforts, heavy-duty vehicle market dominance and lifetime careers dedicated to the advancement of biodiesel were all honored by the Nat'l Biodiesel Board late January during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

NREL conducts biodiesel stability study in HPCR fuel systems

BY Ron KotrbaNREL's Robert McCormick presented results at the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference from a recent study on biodiesel stability in high-pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel systems for diesel engines. The results show current standards are adequate. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

What biodiesel producers should know about FSMA

BY Ron KotrbaIf your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act READ MORE