North America

July 30, 2015

UPS makes deals with Neste, REG, Solazyme for renewable diesel

BY UPS UPS announced on July 29 agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

NBB to EPA: 2017 biodiesel standard should be 2.7 billion gallons

BY The National Biodiesel Board On July 27 the National Biodiesel Board called on the U.S. EPA to strengthen its proposal for biodiesel volumes under RFS. In extensive comments submitted to the agency on the pending RFS rule, NBB cited compelling benefits of increased production. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Winners announced in Minnesota biodiesel essay contest

BY Ron KotrbaWinners have been announced for the 2015 Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship open to Minnesota high school seniors. Brianna Bredeson, a recent graduate of Willmar Senior High, took first place. Sydney Benson of Burnsville placed second. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

B100 available at Root Fuel's Wallisville Road station in Houston

BY Ron KotrbaSix months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. CEO Justin Heller said he is selling B100 for $2.399 a gallon, 20 cents less than his B20 blends. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

San Francisco mayor says city fleet to use renewable diesel

BY The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee announced his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out use of petroleum diesel in the city fleet and replacing it with renewable diesel by year's end. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Senate committee passes 2-year biodiesel tax credit extension

BY Ron Kotrba and Erin Voegele The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The committee also accepted an amendment that changes the incentive from a blenders credit to a production credit. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

State-of-the-Art Algae Photobioreactors

BY Ron KotrbaPhotobioreactor manufacturers, including Algae Systems LLC, Algenol LLC and Heliae Development LLC, detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Bipartisan group of 36 US senators calls for biodiesel growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the United States urged the Obama administration July 20 to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending RFS proposal from the EPA. A letter was signed by senators on both sides of the aisle from 24 states. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

REG announces $31M upgrade to Danville, Illinois, biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it will invest $31 million to upgrade and enhance the company's 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Danville, Illinois. The upgrades will include distillation, pretreatment capacity improvements and other optimizations. READ MORE