Biodiesel Production

January 21, 2020

Phillips 66, REG cancel Washington renewable diesel project

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Phillips 66 and REG are discontinuing their joint effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington, the companies announced Jan. 21. The project has been canceled due to permitting delays and uncertainties. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Crown unveils innovative pretreatment system for renewable diesel

BY Crown Iron Works Crown introduces its game-changing Renewable Diesel Pretreatment System that doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields the industry’s highest output of pretreated product, and guarantees product quality specifications, regardless of feedstock. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Copper-based catalyst used to convert glycerin to DHA, hydrogen

BY Tokyo Institute of Technology Scientists at Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech developed a cheap, efficient, copper-based catalyst to convert glycerin into the high-value chemical dihydroxyacetone (DHA). In addition, this same process produces hydrogen molecules from water. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

In Depth: Coming Full Circle

BY Ron KotrbaCelebrating 25 years, the Hawaii-based company that has built biodiesel plants across the U.S. and Japan has gone back to its roots, focusing on sustainability and local energy independence for the archipelago. READ MORE

January 07, 2020

In Depth: 2020 Biodiesel Plant Map Reflections

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine highlights industry changes as discovered during the 2020 U.S. & Canada Biodiesel Plant Map data collection efforts. READ MORE

January 06, 2020

In Depth: Innovations in Biodiesel Technology

BY Ron KotrbaNew biodiesel process technologies continue to emerge, promising optimization of production through greater efficiencies and lower costs. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

In Depth: Making Biodiesel Profitable Without Tax Credits?

BY Etienne Sturm Many U.S. biodiesel producers have faced financial challenges due to absence of the blenders tax credit, but a novel process can be retrofitted into existing facilities and improve economics by up to $1.30 a gallon. READ MORE

December 31, 2019

EU produces a third of global biomass-based diesel output

BY Ron KotrbaGlobal biodiesel, renewable diesel and coprocessed renewable diesel production reached 41 million metric tons in 2018, or roughly 12.3 billion gallons, according to UFOP. The EU’s share was 34 percent, or approximately 4.2 billion gallons. READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Evonik to expand sodium methylate capacity in Rosario, Argentina

BY Ron KotrbaChemical company Evonik will increase its production capacity for the biodiesel catalyst sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility in Argentina from 60,000 to 90,000 metric tons. The increased capacity will be built out in two stages. READ MORE