North America

August 27, 2014

Kelley Green Biofuel showcases biodiesel ingenuity at CBC event

BY Ron KotrbaSmall-scale biodiesel producers have long been a source of ingenuity, and the minds behind Kelley Green Biofuel simply confirm this assertion. Kristopher Kelley and Link Shumaker presented at the Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

BY Ron KotrbaA demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

US EPA sends long-awaited renewable fuels rule to White House

BY The National Biodiesel Board The EPA sent the proposed final rule for the 2014 RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget late last week. The NBB's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel urged a quick turnaround to get the biodiesel industry back on track. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

Canola genome sequence reveals evolutionary 'love triangle'

BY James Hataway, University of Georgia An international team of scientists including researchers from the University of Georgia recently published the genome of canola (Brassica napus) in the journal Science. Their discovery paves the way for improved versions of the plant. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel labeling rule clarified to Oregon motor fuel stations

BY Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture has sent notices to approximately 417 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel fuel blended with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel may not to be marketed as "diesel" fuel, by law. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

CEO of US Coachways embraces National Biodiesel Foundation

BY US Coachways Ed Telmany, CEO of US Coachways, discussed the commitment his company has to the National Biodiesel Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing popular support for biodiesel. Telmany has been proud to implement green travel policies. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Oilman discusses biodiesel issues, distribution at CBC event

BY Ron KotrbaThird-generation oilman Brian Potter spoke at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C., Aug. 14-17, about how Potter Oil & Tire Co. Inc. selects its biodiesel suppliers, and his company's views on the biodiesel industry. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel consultant gives advice for would-be producers at CBC

BY Ron KotrbaConsultant Rudy Pruszko has trained more than 500 people in the U.S. and 22 countries on how to build a successful biodiesel business. He spoke at the Collective Biodiesel Conference and offered attendees advice and tips from his experience. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

EcoComplex tour highlights benefits of applied industrial ecology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Catawba County EcoComplex, co-located with the 800-acre Blackburn Landfill in western North Carolina, underscores the importance of co-location and resource utilization to produce renewable energy with minimal carbon intensity. READ MORE