Biodiesel Production

February 24, 2015

Plant built by Pacific Biodiesel up for online auction Feb. 24-26

BY Ron KotrbaA 2.5 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel plant built by Pacific Biodiesel is being sold in an online auction by West Auctions, with bids being accepted 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Feb. 24 through 10 a.m. PT Feb. 26. The courts ordered the plant to be sold. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biofuel statistics

BY Erin Voegele The NREL report states biodiesel was the fastest growing biofuel type in 2013. U.S. production increased by 64 percent, while global production increased 17 percent. U.S. biodiesel production in 2013 was 360 times greater than production in 2001. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Access the experts behind a revolutionary biodiesel process

BY Ron KotrbaRegister now for a free webinar on the latest biodiesel process technology: Continuous Enzymatic Processing READ MORE

February 04, 2015

SRS Int'l, Biodiesel Experts partner to offer enzymatic process

BY Ron KotrbaThe new partnership combines SRS International's proven biodiesel technology for traditional chemical processes and Biodiesel Experts' enzymatic technical process knowledge, allowing SRS to supply turnkey enzymatic biodiesel production facilities. READ MORE

February 04, 2015

Heridge forms Atlantic Biodiesel to manage former GLB plant

BY Ron KotrbaThe former Great Lakes Biodiesel plant in Welland, Ontario, Canada, has new ownership after GLB lender Heridge S.a.R.L.'s stalking horse bid won the assets from a recent bankruptcy auction. Heridge formed Atlantic Biodiesel to manage operations. READ MORE

January 30, 2015

Greenergy acquires Harvest Biofuels' UK biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaGreenergy announced Jan. 30 that it has acquired Harvest Biofuels' biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands on Teesside, England. The acquisition will allow Greenergy to help meet its national blending obligations with domestic product. READ MORE

January 30, 2015

BDI to upgrade Scotland-based Argent Energy biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaBDI-BioEnergy International AG signed a $12.4 million contract with Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd., a 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland, to construct an esterification plant for conversion of waste fats with high free fatty acid content. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

Report highlights China's growth in biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Erin Voegele A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service shows that China's biodiesel production grew last year, reaching nearly 300 million gallons, up 5 percent from 2013. This year, production is expected to exceed 314 million gallons. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

UPM's $206M renewable diesel plant begins commercial production

BY Ron KotrbaCommercial operations have begun at UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, UPM announced Jan. 12. The 32 MMgy plant uses a hydrotreatment process to convert crude tall oil from wood pulping operations into renewable diesel, branded BioVerno. READ MORE