North America

13 hours ago

An in-depth review of the National Advanced Biofuels Conference

BY Ron KotrbaThe National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, co-located with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop, took place this summer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This in-depth review covers the event's technical sessions on biojet, biogas and biodiesel. READ MORE

14 hours ago

Biodiesel-fueled power on Oahu draws nearer

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. finally broke ground on a new 50-megawatt power plant on the island of Oahu that will run on both conventional fuels and biodiesel READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Speakers, agenda announced for the 2016 Energy Conference

BY The 2016 Energy Conference The 2016 Energy Conference, Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa, will bring public and private entities together to discuss energy policy, climate change, and to network. Its purpose is to create profit-driven opportunities for energy independence. READ MORE

August 22, 2016

Texas A&M to host course on plant operations, process engineering

BY Texas A&M University The Process Engineering R&D Center at Texas A&M University is offering a hands-on short course in plant operations and process engineering for solvent and biofuel facilities Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

US EPA commits to meeting statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding that two of the agency's offices have not complied with certain statutory reporting and analysis requirements concerning the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 18, 2016

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance seeks qualified auditors

BY Ron KotrbaTo help keep costs down, the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance wants to develop a nationwide database of regional resources for certification candidates. The organization is requesting CVs from qualified auditors across the country to accomplish this. READ MORE

August 17, 2016

Truck stop association against redefining obligated party in RFS

BY Erin Voegele The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has issued a statement opposing efforts to move the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners and importers to rack sellers, a position supported by oil lobby AFPM. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

Sacramento County fleet to run on renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing the California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Carlsbad, Sacramento County is also making the switch from petro to renewable diesel for its heavy-duty fleet. More than 400 public works and specialty vehicles are involved. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Big Oil petitions US EPA to redefine obligated party under RFS

BY Erin Voegele Big Oil's industry association AFPM filed a petition for rulemaking with EPA asking the agency to move the point of obligation under the RFS to the owner of hydrocarbons at the rack, which is the same point where fuel excise taxes are are collected. READ MORE