Biodiesel Production

November 20, 2015

A Transformative Project: Total's La Mède Conversion

BY Ron KotrbaSupermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce 500,000 tons (170 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year. This is only the second oil refinery to make such a conversion. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Large glycerin refinery about to open

BY Ron KotrbaLouis Dreyfus Commodities' new glycerin refinery in Claypool, Indiana, will soon be operational. The company says the new 80-million-pound-per-year plant will be the second-largest in the U.S. producing USP-grade Kosher refined glycerin. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

Hero BX purchases former Veros Energy biodiesel plant in Alabama

BY Hero BX Biodiesel producer Lake Erie Biofuels LLC doing business as Hero BX announced Nov. 17 that it has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, Alabama. The plant will be operated under the name Hero BX Alabama LLC. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

Renewable diesel production, planned projects on the rise

BY The U.S. Energy Information Administration According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 10 renewable diesel plants currently exist across the globe, and five more projects are under development. In 2014, worldwide renewable diesel production approached 1.2 billion gallons. READ MORE

November 11, 2015

Biodiesel One Ltd.'s surplus equipment to be auctioned online

BY Maas Companies Maas Companies will auction surplus biodiesel process equipment for Biodiesel One Ltd. via a timed online auction ending Dec. 3 for piecemeal offers and Dec. 4 for entirety offers. The equipment is located in Southington, Connecticut. READ MORE

November 05, 2015

Supercritical biodiesel plant at ethanol refinery now operational

BY Ron KotrbaNearly two years after the project was announced, a 5 MMgy supercritical biodiesel plant in Annawan, Illinois, is operational. Designed and built by Jatrodiesel Inc., the innovative facility is co-located with a 125 MMgy CHS-owned ethanol refinery. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Saipol invests in additional biodiesel production, biomass boiler

BY Ron KotrbaAvril Group subsidiary Saipol announced two major industrial investments in the French biodiesel sector totaling 28.5 million euros, including additional biodiesel production capacity in Sete, France, along with installation of a biomass boiler. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Biodico gives results of 5-year study to Navy, California gov't

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel producer and technology provider Biodico presented results of its five-year joint R&D project with the Navy to Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, along with the California Energy Commission and Gov. Jerry Brown's staff. READ MORE

October 28, 2015

BDI-designed Croatian biodiesel plant may get EIB investment

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Investment Bank is considering investing 38 million euros in Biom d.o.o.'s 100,000-ton multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Croatia, to be built by Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International. The total project cost is 50 million euros. READ MORE