Biodiesel Production

July 17, 2015

REG announces $31M upgrade to Danville, Illinois, biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced it will invest $31 million to upgrade and enhance the company's 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Danville, Illinois. The upgrades will include distillation, pretreatment capacity improvements and other optimizations. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

IncBio to supply 22.5 MMgy biodiesel plant to Colombia

BY Ron KotrbaPorto, Portugal-based IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000-ton-per-year (22.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy S.A. in Santa Marta, Colombia. Production is expected to begin by next May. READ MORE

July 06, 2015

Company to develop $175 million waste-to-diesel plant in Florida

BY BioPower Operations Corp. BioPower Operations Corp. announced its wholly owned subsidiary Green3Power will build a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic diesel plant at the St. Lucie County Solid Waste Management Facility in Florida. G3P is working with Vanderweil Engineering. READ MORE

June 29, 2015

Major changes to USDA Biorefinery Assistance Program in new rule

BY Erin Voegele The program is now open to renewable chemical and biobased product manufacturers. Also, the requirement that the majority of the biorefinery production must be an advanced biofuel to be eligible has been removed, in addition to more changes. READ MORE

June 25, 2015

Atlantic Biodiesel celebrates opening of 45 MMgy plant in Ontario

BY Ron KotrbaAtlantic Biodiesel officially opened its 45 MMgy biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, June 25. The former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant gained new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L. won the assets from a bankruptcy auction early this year. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Methes to devote part of biodiesel capacity to other bioproducts

BY Methes Energies International Ltd. Methes Energies announced it will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol from its Sombra, Ontario, biodiesel production facility. The company will convert 20 percent of its 13 MMgy capacity to produce ESO and natural polyol. READ MORE

May 12, 2015

BDI successfully completes biodiesel retrofit project in Spain

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG ecoMotion Biodiesel S.A., a company of the international SARIA Group, commissioned BDI for installation of a high-FFA esterification unit in its Barcelona biodiesel plant, which was recently completed. The plant can now use low-grade feedstocks. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

US EPA releases March, Q1 2015 RIN generation figures

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March. More than 191 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs (128 million gallons) were generated in March, bringing the net total for Q1 2015 to 472.28 million RINs. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel

BY Ashley Duvelius University of Cincinnati researchers developed a breakthrough synergistic technology that uses anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich food waste into biogas and fertilizer while using the CO2 fraction of biogas to grow algae for biodiesel. READ MORE