North America

September 23, 2016

Biodiesel tax credit positioning intensifies as expiration nears

BY Ron KotrbaWith a contentious election and the end of the legislative year looming, stakeholders are stepping up measures and urging Congress to renew or reform key tax incentives. U.S. biodiesel producers want reform while others support the status quo. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

JetBlue makes one of history's largest biojet purchase agreements

BY JetBlue JetBlue announced a 10-year renewable jet fuel purchase agreement with SG Preston, a bioenergy company, Sept. 19. This marks one of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreements in aviation history. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Iowa Biodiesel Board elects Western Dubuque's Brooks as new chair

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board A new Iowa Biodiesel Board chair was elected Sept. 14 during the organization's annual meeting. Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa, will lead the IBB for the next year up to a three-year term. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Biodiesel's ILUC emissions further reduced in Purdue modeling

BY The National Biodiesel Board Wally Tyner, a professor at Purdue University, presented his research team's latest findings regarding GHG emissions of producing biodiesel from soybeans, which show land use change emissions could be up to 70 percent lower than what CARB adopted. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

High Plains Bioenergy acquires former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaSeaboard Foods subsidiary High Plains Bioenergy has acquired the former Blue Sun Biodiesel plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. The facility has been renamed HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel and will produce 28 MMgy when running at full capacity. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

Duonix Beatrice begins commercial-scale biodiesel production

BY Flint Hills Resources After a lengthy retrofit project, Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel Inc. announced Sept. 13 the startup of the 50 MMgy Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant and the first successful commercial-scale application of Benefuel's innovative Ensel technology. READ MORE

September 13, 2016

REG's biodiesel sales volume hits new heights in August

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 13 it sold more than 50 million gallons of biomass-based diesel last month, a first in the company's history. REG has 12 active biorefineries across the U.S. and an expansive distribution network. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM signed a three-year contract for a supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The fuel is produced by the local biorefinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG. LAX is the world's second airport to incorporate biofuel into regular refueling. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs major climate bills into law

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed two major climate bills into law Sept. 8, SB 32 and AB 197. The new laws require the state to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and invest in communities hardest hit by climate change. READ MORE