North America

May 02, 2016

REG expands logistics, storage at Danville biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG Danville purchased a nearby tank complex for $1.5 million. The tanks are being connected to its existing infrastructure and will increase storage capacacity for feedstock by nearly 1 million gallons and biodiesel by up to 12 million gallons. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Iowa legislature unanimously extends blender pump program funding

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa legislature voted 94-0 in the House of Representatives and 49-0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state's very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

REG begins $7 million upgrade project at DeForest biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biorefineries April 26 with a ribbon cutting at REG Madison. The event also served as a groundbreaking for roughly $7 million of additional investment into the biorefinery. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance certifies Big Island Biodiesel

BY The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance With a production capacity of 5.5 MMgy and utilizing state-of-the art distillation technology to produce the highest quality biodiesel in the country, the plant is the first biodiesel facility of its kind in the U.S. to earn this certification. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Iowa lawmakers vote to extend, expand state biodiesel incentives

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa House passed legislation to extend and expand state biodiesel incentives, including a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive, and a retailer's credit that entices fuel retailers to carry biodiesel blends. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Diamond Green Diesel plans major expansion project

BY Ron KotrbaDiamond Green Diesel, the 160 MMgy renewable diesel facility in Louisiana, is expanding production to 275 MMgy. Completion is expected late 2017, with production to ramp-up in early 2018. The plant will operate at full capacity during the expansion. READ MORE

April 21, 2016

Crop update: Fewer soybeans from Argentina?

BY UFOP The 2015-'16 South American soybean production could be much smaller than has long been expected because of weather-induced losses in Argentina. In Brazil, harvest figures more or less match forecasts as the harvest is coming to a close. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Proposed 2018 RFS biomass-based diesel rule at OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard, including RVOs for renewable fuel, advanced and cellulosic biofuel, and the 2018 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget April 15. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA clarifies provision of RFS Quality Assurance Program rule

BY Erin VoegeleAccording to documents published by the EPA, the agency added product transfer document (PTD) requirements for renewable fuels to the final QAP rule. The words 'custody or' were inadvertently added, but its finalized amendment clarifies its position. READ MORE