Biodiesel Production

December 09, 2016

EIA forecast: US biodiesel production, imports trending up

BY Erin Voegele and Ron Kotrba EIA has released a December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook. EIA says U.S. biodiesel production in 2015 was 1.26 billion gallons with net imports at 475 MMgy. In 2017, production is forecast at 1.6 billion with net imports of 782 MMgy. READ MORE

December 09, 2016

Biodiesel production, consumption expected to continue increasing

BY Sue Retka Schill Two prolific biofuel market analysts and ag economists from the University of Illinois, Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, say the U.S.'s annual production and consumption of biomass-based diesel is likely to continue to increase through 2022. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

South African biodiesel producer recognized for ethical practices

BY Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan recognizes Biogreen Diesel with the 2016 South Africa Company of the Year Award. Biogreen has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality biodiesels that are sourced ethically and manufactured using the industry-best standards. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Post-2020 EU biofuel reduction bad for environment, farmers, jobs

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission issued its proposal for the post-2020 RED. The EU plans to reduce first-gen biofuels from 7 to 3.8 percent. Biodiesel interests say this is a victory for fossil fuels at the expense of farmers, jobs and the environment. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

GAO RFS reports paint incomplete picture of advanced biofuels

BY Ron KotrbaThe GAO issued two reports on how the RFS is unlikely to meet its targets for reducing GHG emissions and expanding advanced biofuel production. The biofuel industries can attribute this shortfall back to the federal government in various ways. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

Biodico Zero Net Energy Farm delivers 1st biodiesel batch to UCSB

BY Biodico Inc. Biodico announced Nov. 29 it made its first delivery of biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The biodiesel produced from used cooking oil collected at the university will fuel tractors and other diesel-powered equipment at UCSB. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

New chemical enhances biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Ron KotrbaBASF is introducing a new version of its Lutropur brand of methanesulfonic acid (MSA) with higher active concentration for multiple applications in biodiesel and ethanol processing. BASF's new Lutropur MSA-XP features 94 percent active concentration. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

How a 19% higher advanced biofuel RVO is an 83% growth opportunity for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWith the 2017-'18 final RFS RVOs out, undifferentiated advanced biofuels are growing from 353 million biodiesel-equivalent gallons in 2016 to 646 million gallons in 2017, which means an 83 percent growth opportunity for biodiesel in this category READ MORE

November 18, 2016

CWS to buy Western Biodiesel plant, convert to renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCielo Waste Solutions has agreed to buy the former Western Biodiesel plant in High River, Alberta, near Calgary. Once the purchase is complete, CWS plans to scale up its thermal catalytic depolymerization technology there to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE