North America

January 16, 2017

In Depth: REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement

BY Anthony HulenThe U.S.'s largest biodiesel manufacturer, Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., matures from its single plant, single feedstock origins to a multifeedstock, multinational business. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: Biodiesel Renaissance

BY Ron KotrbaFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this cover article dives into the past year's resurgence in U.S. biodiesel project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As. It was a time unlike any in recent history. But what will 2017 bring? READ MORE

January 13, 2017

Hero BX offers branded Bioheat distributor program

BY Ron KotrbaHero BX's new program offers heating oil retailers the opportunity to carry the Hero BX brand and supporting technical and marketing benefits in exchange for Bioheat supply contracts. Hero BX has biodiesel plants in Pennsylvania and Alabama. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: A 20-Year-Old Startup

BY Gene GebolysFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Gene Gebolys, the founder and president of World Energy, takes us on his and World Energy's fantastic journey through the ups and downs of biodiesel over the past 20 years. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Inside NBB: NBB Programs Lay Foundation for Industry Growth

BY National Biodiesel Board From the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this article from the National Biodiesel Board discusses how the organization uses its funding to strengthen biodiesel's position in the U.S. market through a variety of programs. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

In Depth: Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview

BY Will SmithFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Will Smith, the owner of Springhouse Consulting, reviews available lower-quality biodiesel feedstocks and the commercial processes employed for successful biodiesel conversion. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

Pilot-scale project to produce fuels from wastewater sludge

BY The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation A consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has been selected by the U.S. DOE for award negotiations to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Midwestern senators meet with Trump's pick to lead US EPA

BY Erin Voegele Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Topics discussed included the rule of law. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Opinion: Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

BY Karyn JonesThe issuance of U.S. EPA's proposed REGS rule has spurred many questions about what the final rule will look like, and what it will mean for the biodiesel industry. The final definition of biointermediate feedstock will have a significant impact. READ MORE