North America

September 12, 2019

Colorado to evaluate feasibility of LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleColorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct an LCFS feasibility study. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Cape Cod Biofuels founder receives environmental merit award

BY Ron KotrbaAndrew Davison, founder of Cape Cod Biofuels, was presented an environmental merit award by the U.S. EPA Sept. 10 for his unique, circular biodiesel business model that improves the air and water and increases energy and community resilience. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Crown opens new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center

BY Crown Iron Works After years of planning and eight months of construction, Crown Iron Works unveils its new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center in Blaine, Minnesota. The 68,000 square-foot, $12 million facility includes classrooms, a pilot plant and much more. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Diamond Green Diesel evaluates new 400 MMgy plant in Texas

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. If plans proceed, this would be the first renewable diesel plant in Texas and would boost DGD’s production to 1.1 billion gallons per year, solidifying its position as the largest U.S. renewable diesel producer and second largest in the world. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Biodiesel producer testifies at hearing on clean energy jobs

BY The Office of Rep. Abby Finkenauer Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, led a hearing Sept. 10 on growing the clean energy economy as chairwoman of the RATE subcommittee. Finkenauer invited Iowan Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa, to testify. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Biodiesel cos., assns. ask Pres. Trump to save small producers

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board and 33 members sent a letter to President Trump asking that he save small biodiesel producers harmed by small refinery exemptions to RFS. The letter also highlights additional policy headwinds impacting the industry. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

Port approves 90-acre lease with Next Renewable Fuels

BY The Port of Columbia County The Port of Columbia County Commissioners approved in early September a long-term ground lease with Next Renewable Fuels for a 90-acre industrial site at Port Westward, Oregon, for an advanced green diesel production facility. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

Court ruling fuels frustration over small refinery exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The court dismissed NBB’s petition because the biofuel industry did not comment on the topic and provide EPA opportunity to address them. The court declined to examine EPA’s flood of small refinery exemptions but left room for future challenges. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Gevo develops low-carbon, no-particulate renewable diesel

BY Gevo Inc. Renewable fuels and chemical manufacturer Gevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel. READ MORE