North America

11 hours ago

Algae Biomass Organization announces new board leaders

BY Ron KotrbaThe Algae Biomass Organization announced that Tim Burns (BioProcess Algae) and Martin Sabarsky (Cellana) will be leading the organization's board for the 2014-'16 term. Burns has been appointed chair and Sabarsky has been appointed vice chair. READ MORE

12 hours ago

CRFA appoints Kent president following Thurlow's departure

BY Holly Jessen The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association has announced that W. Scott Thurlow has stepped down from his position as president and Andrea Kent, previously vice president of communications, has been appointed to the position. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Bridgeport Biodiesel expansion officially underway

BY Ron KotrbaIn September, Tri-State Biodiesel's Brent Baker told Biodiesel Magazine permits were in hand to begin a major expansion of the Bridgeport Biodiesel facility. Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony officially kicked off the project. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Study shows air-quality benefits of biodiesel in city buses

BY Mineta National Transit Research Consortium Among other test results, "Combustion Chemistry of Biodiesel for Use in Urban Transport Buses: Experiment and Modeling," found that using biodiesel could effectively reduce the mass of particulate matter released in both hot and cold idle modes. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Survey says voters give a strong 'Yes!' to biodiesel policy

BY The National Biodiesel Board Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week's elections, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Moore Information Opinion Research released Oct. 28. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

REG begins production, sales of renewable diesel from La. plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The first truckloads of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the former Dynamic Fuels' 75 MMgy biorefinery in Geismar, La., since REG acquired it in June left the plant Oct. 23. The fuel is branded REG-9000/RHD. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

REG completes upgrades at 30 MMgy Mason City biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated Oct.23 the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce biodiesel from a wide variety of raw materials. The project took about one year. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

Students can apply for scholarship to Nat'l Biodiesel Conference

BY The National Biodiesel Board Science students are invited to apply for a travel scholarship to attend or even present their biodiesel-related work at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 19-22 in Fort Worth, Texas. The application deadline is Nov. 24. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

People, Prosperity and the Planet

BY Ron KotrbaBringing EPA's latest P3 award information to you on National Bioenergy Day READ MORE