North America

October 17, 2014

Major Indo-US Advanced Bioenergy Consortium launches

BY Washington University in St. Louis The government of India's Department of Biotechnology, Indian corporate leaders and Washington University in St. Louis has invested $2.5 million to launch the Indo-U.S. Advanced Bioenergy Consortium for Second Generation Biofuels. READ MORE

October 17, 2014

New fueling permit brings biodiesel back to Maalaea Harbor

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Divers and crew aboard Aqua Adventures Maui are no longer breathing petroleum exhaust when they begin their diving experience from the swim step of the vessel. The company has switched from fossil fuel to 100 percent locally produced biodiesel. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

NC attorney proudly logs thousands of miles a month on biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaFor the past eight years, Asheville attorney Lakota Denton has been powering his vehicle with biodiesel from Blue Ridge Biofuels. He's passionate about biodiesel because it supports local business while reducing emissions and his carbon footprint. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Small biodiesel producer gets resourceful in tough times

BY Ron KotrbaThrough a state grant, community-scale biodiesel producer Midlands Biofuels has been able to supply discounted B20 to local markets, in turn helping the plant to keep more employees on staff and operations afloat READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Biodiesel teen Cassandra Lin honored with Nickelodeon HALO Award

BY Ron KotrbaRhode Island teen Cassandra Lin, founder of TGIF, the organization that gets donated used cooking oil and turns it into biodiesel for heating homes of families in need, received a Nickelodeon HALO Award and a $10,000 check for her education. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Advanced biofuel industry leaders discuss policy issues at NABCE

BY Anna Simet President of the Advanced Biofuels Association Michael McAdams, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Joe Jobe, and the Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discussed policy uncertainty at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference. READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Keene State undergrads study biodiesel particulate toxicity

BY Ron KotrbaTwo undergraduate research teams at Keene State College in New Hampshire are studying the toxicity of biodiesel particulates from exhaust emissions and their impact on human health, research considered to be graduate-level work. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Community Fuels gets $4.1M grant to expand process capabilities

BY Ron KotrbaThe CEC approved a grant award of $4.18 million to biodiesel producer Community Fuels to support installation of new equipment that will increase efficiencies and expand the range of low-carbon feedstocks its Port of Stockton plant can process. READ MORE

October 08, 2014

Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

BY Ron KotrbaThe rendering company seeks to add value to the fats and oil it produces through biodiesel production READ MORE