EPA RFS proposal gives biodiesel a modest trajectory of growth

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA finally issued its long-awaited volume proposals for the RFS. The proposal calls for 1.63 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2014, 1.7 billion gallons for 2015, 1.8 billion gallons for 2016 and 1.9 billion gallons for 2017. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Renewable share of US energy consumption highest since 1930s

BY The U.S. Energy Information Administration Renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

NORA releases comprehensive biodiesel/Bioheat report

BY The National Oilheat Research Alliance Pursuant to law, Congress requires the National Oilheat Research Alliance to prepare a report on the utilization rate and analysis of the use of biofuels in oilheating equipment. The report, the most comprehensive of its kind, was released in May. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

US Coachways reaches $10,000 donation mark with NBF

BY The National Biodiesel Board US Coachways has topped $10,000 in donations to the National Biodiesel Foundation, making it the single largest donor independent of the biodiesel industry to date. The company donates to help support sustainable practices in the motorcoach industry. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

UN Sustainable Energy for All deploys global bioenergy initiative

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials UN FAO, RSB, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Methes to devote part of biodiesel capacity to other bioproducts

BY Methes Energies International Ltd. Methes Energies announced it will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol from its Sombra, Ontario, biodiesel production facility. The company will convert 20 percent of its 13 MMgy capacity to produce ESO and natural polyol. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

A new era of predictability for US biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaDon't miss this free opportunity to hear the latest news about 2014-'17 RFS volumes and other pressing policy matters from Joe Jobe of the NBB, along with market perspectives from three innovative biomass-based diesel project developers READ MORE

May 19, 2015

National Biodiesel Board launches new ad campaign

BY The National Biodiesel Board To celebrate biodiesel's benefits that touch cities and towns, fields and farms, water and air, a new advertising campaign demonstrates how it is fueling America as a low-carbon, renewable energy source. The TV ads focus on biodiesel in motion. READ MORE

May 18, 2015

Aemetis expands biodiesel sales to truck operators in India

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis has expanded sales activity in India since January when the government of India allowed biodiesel manufacturers to sell to customers directly, without distributing through the three national oil marketing companies. READ MORE