North America

54 minutes ago

EcoEngineers hires new RFS program manager to oversee compliance

BY Ron KotrbaRIN management company EcoEngineers has hired a new RFS program manager, Anita Maher-Lewis. In her new role, Maher-Lewis oversees EcoEngineers' compliance program, including RFS registration, RIN management and quality assurance programs. READ MORE

16 hours ago

Quebec biodiesel producer changes name, rebrands

BY Ron KotrbaQFI Biodiesel, a 19 MMly (5 MMgy) biodiesel manufacturing plant based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, has changed its name to Evoleum to reflect the evolution of oil, the company stated. The company also launched a new website. READ MORE

18 hours ago

Governor's signature on tax bill to boost California biodiesel

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax problem and clearing the way for a significant increase in the volumes of biodiesel blended in the state. The bill adds biodiesel to the law allowing for refunds on nontaxable fuel. READ MORE

23 hours ago

Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates 'first pour' in Welland, Ontario

BY The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association Less than four months after opening its state-of-the-art, 45 MMgy biodiesel manufacturing facility in Welland, Ontario, Atlantic Biodiesel has celebrated the first pour of its high-quality biodiesel suitable for cold-weather applications. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

US EPA invites comments on GHG emissions analysis of jatropha oil

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production and transport of jatropha oil for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels to qualify as part of the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Time to turn up the biodiesel heat—literally

BY Ron KotrbaA comprehensive overview of several heating oil and related biodiesel news items that bode well for oilheat consumers moving into the winter season READ MORE

October 06, 2015

REG acquires various KiOR plant assets for $1.5 million

BY Ron KotrbaAfter receiving court approval, REG Synthetic Fuels is purchasing certain equipment from the bankrupt KiOR cellulosic diesel plant in Mississippi, including a 12-million gallon hydrotreating unit, distillation column and tankage, for $1.5 million. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Hawaii regulators approve biodiesel contract for HECO plants

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies The contract between Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies to supply biodiesel for Oahu power generators has been approved by Hawaii regulators. The two-year contract starts in November and is for a minimum of 2 MMgy and up to 3 MMgy. READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area on West A Street in Hayward, California. Marketed as Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL renewable diesel. READ MORE