North America

21 hours ago

National Biodiesel Board members elect governing board

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB members selected their trade association leadership in November, electing five returning governing board members and two new members to serve in leadership roles. Steven J. Levy, Sprague Operating Resources, remains the chairman. READ MORE

22 hours ago

REG holds ceremony to celebrate Geismar plant grand opening

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The event marked the successful start-up of the 75 MMgy nameplate capacity plant that REG acquired in June. Beginning production on Oct. 14, REG Geismar LLC has already produced more than 4.7 million gallons of renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Iowa advanced biofuel producers urge passage of extenders package

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The IRFA reported Nov. 19 that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Inside NBB: Final advocacy push for biodiesel tax incentive in lame duck session

BY The National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel incentive will likely be considered as part of a comprehensive tax extenders package that includes many other tax breaks. It's important for biodiesel supporters to urge their representatives to take action. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Opinion: New US Sanctions Against Russia Impact US Biofuels Companies

BY Richard Weiner and Sharon K. Freier The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine, which can make doing business in Russia a risky proposition. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

In Depth: Global Biodiesel Additive Research Roundup

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report issued by Grand View Research indicates the global market for specialty fuel additives is expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2020. Clearly there is money to be made, and room for improvement, in the biodiesel additive market. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Buster Biofuels to employ Viesel Fuel enzymatic biodiesel process

BY Ron KotrbaA 5 MMgy plant in San Diego will be producing biodiesel using the latest process technology of enzymatic production. Buster Biofuels is working with Viesel Fuel and Tactical Fabrication to build the first enzymatic biodiesel plant on the West Coast. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Tulsa man leverages biodiesel to change food truck industry image

BY Ron KotrbaTulsa, Okla.-based Wil Braggs, known as The Cheese Guy, is working to change people's perceptions of the food truck industry by going green. He is trying to raise enough money to build a new food truck that will run on solar power and biodiesel. READ MORE