North America

February 24, 2015

Iowa road funding bill passes with reduced tax rate for B11

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning biodiesel. READ MORE

February 24, 2015

Plant built by Pacific Biodiesel up for online auction Feb. 24-26

BY Ron KotrbaA 2.5 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel plant built by Pacific Biodiesel is being sold in an online auction by West Auctions, with bids being accepted 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Feb. 24 through 10 a.m. PT Feb. 26. The courts ordered the plant to be sold. READ MORE

February 23, 2015

Iowa 'gas tax' proposal would spur growth of biodiesel use

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa Biodiesel Board registered Feb. 20 in support of legislation that would raise the state's fuel tax. A provision of the legislation would give a partial exemption to the new tax for diesel blended with at least 11 percent biodiesel (B11). READ MORE

February 20, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biofuel statistics

BY Erin Voegele The NREL report states biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type in 2013. U.S. production increased by 64 percent, while global production increased 17 percent. U.S. biodiesel production in 2013 was 360 times greater than production in 2001. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Arizona high school students take part in biodiesel project

BY Arizona Charter Academy Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a high school math and science teacher from Arizona Charter Academy and a group of enthusiastic high school students, a diesel bus will soon driving down the road, powered by biodiesel made by the students. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Scholarships bring 30 next-gen scientists to biodiesel show

BY The National Biodiesel Board In January, up-and-coming scientists joined 900 biodiesel supporters at the National Biodiesel Conference in Texas. About 30 student members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel traveled to the event, many on scholarships through the NBB. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Biodiesel's role in meeting AB 32 goals presented at Calif. event

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance The fourth annual California Biodiesel Conference, produced by the California Biodiesel Alliance, was held in Sacramento on Feb. 4 and featured key California regulatory, legislative, and environmental leaders and biodiesel industry professionals. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

CARB issues LCFS pathway for Sustainable Oils' patented camelina

BY Sustainable Oils Inc. Sustainable Oils has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of camelina-based fuels under the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS). Its camelina-based biodiesel has a CI of 19 g/MJ. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

California GHG reporting obligations extend to biodiesel

BY Graham Noyes As a result of California's Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions program (MRR), biofuel producers, position holders and companies that import biodiesel into California are subject to reporting obligations based on specified thresholds. READ MORE