Biodiesel Production

December 16, 2014

REG completes upgrades at Newton, Iowa, biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. On Dec. 15, Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy nameplate biodiesel plant in Newton, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce an even higher purity biodiesel from a wider variety of raw materials. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Viesel develops continuous enzymatic biodiesel process

BY Brent Chrabas The revolutionary Viesel Skunk Works Continuous Enzymatic Process provides for simpler, faster conversion of cheap feedstocks to make biodiesel. In collaboration with Tactical Fabrication and Novozymes, the process will soon be offered commercially. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

USDA's advanced biofuel payments: Who's getting what?

BY Ron KotrbaA detail of payments to biodiesel producers after USDA's announcement that it was granting $5.6 million to advanced biofuel producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, plus quotes from select biodiesel producers about their payments READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Washakie Renewable Energy expands biodiesel production capacity

BY Ron KotrbaPlymouth, Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy is doubling its biodiesel production capacity from 20 MMgy to 40 MMgy. Production at the plant is currently down while additional reactors, settling capacity and a water-wash column are being installed. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

Novozymes' Eversa enzymatic biodiesel solution ready for market

BY Ron KotrbaAfter working with a handful of biodiesel producers over the past several years to prove out its technical and economic viability, Novozymes is making its Eversa enzymatic processing solution commercially available to the biodiesel industry. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

JM Davy earns prestigious award for reactive distillation process

BY Ron KotrbaThe team at Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies was recognized at the prestigious annual IChemE Awards last month by winning the Sustainable Technology Award for its development of a reactive distillation process for biodiesel production. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

KSU Biodiesel Initiative gives students hands-on experience

BY Katie Allen, K-State Research and Extension By converting cooking oil into sustainable biodiesel fuel, the Kansas State University Biodiesel Initiative allows for collaboration among many campus departments and industry organizations. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

REG holds ceremony to celebrate Geismar plant grand opening

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The event marked the successful start-up of the 75 MMgy nameplate capacity plant that REG acquired in June. Beginning production on Oct. 14, REG Geismar LLC has already produced more than 4.7 million gallons of renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE