Biodiesel Production

September 24, 2015

Bagram Air Field converts UCO to biodiesel to power incinerators

BY Summer Barkley, DVIDS Three unrelated problems were solved by one simple solution devised by Fluor Corp. to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel using a Springboard Biodiesel automated unit, to help power solid waste incinerators at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Global annual biofuel production capacity will expand by 6 billion gallons from 2014-'18. Ethanol and biodiesel will dominate with 96 percent of capacity in 2018, but novel fuels and feedstocks will help drive capacity growth, says Lux Research. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

EU-based Nidera earns RSB cert for UCO biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe sustainability certification includes Nidera's trading operations and its 30 MMgy biodiesel plant in Spain READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaResearchers from U.K.-based Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales developed a way to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol. They reacted glycerin with water, to provide hydrogen, with a magnesium oxide (MgO) catalyst. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

REG holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for 100 MMgy Grays Harbor plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the formal opening of the newest addition to its fleet of biomass-based diesel refineries Sept. 14 with a ribbon cutting at REG Grays Harbor LLC. The plant is REG's 11th, and largest, biorefinery. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Another fire at REG's Geismar renewable diesel plant injures 4

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 4 that another fire has occurred at its Geismar, Louisiana-based renewable diesel production complex that injured four workers. The company was nearly done rebuilding the facility from April's fire. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

New study highlights importance of trade in int'l biofuel use

BY Ron KotrbaWritten by Jayson Beckman, an economist with USDA ERS, the report, Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade, focuses on the favorable market conditions and policies that have led to remarkable international growth in biofuels. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Missouri biodiesel plant gets new owners, lease on life

BY Ron KotrbaLakeview Energy LLC has purchased the assets of the former Producer's Choice Soy Energy facility in Moberly, Missouri, along with nearly 7 acres of land. The company plans to invest close to $5 million to upgrade the biodiesel production plant. READ MORE

August 26, 2015

Scotland's Argent Energy commissions BDI for multifeedstock plant

BY Ron KotrbaAustria-based BDI-BioEnergy International has been contracted to implement the next phase of construction, installation of multifeedstock technology, at Argent Energy (U.K.) Ltd.'s 13 MMgy biodiesel plant in Motherwell, Scotland. READ MORE