Biodiesel Production

April 22, 2015

US EPA releases March, Q1 2015 RIN generation figures

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March. More than 191 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs (128 million gallons) were generated in March, bringing the net total for Q1 2015 to 472.28 million RINs. READ MORE

April 17, 2015

UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel

BY Ashley Duvelius University of Cincinnati researchers developed a breakthrough synergistic technology that uses anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich food waste into biogas and fertilizer while using the CO2 fraction of biogas to grow algae for biodiesel. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

Total to convert oil refinery to renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaTo curb financial losses, French oil company Total announced plans to invest $216 million to convert its La Mede oil refinery in southern France to a renewable diesel facility that will produce up to 500,000 tons per year (more than 160 MMgy). READ MORE

April 06, 2015

Cause of fires at REG Geismar, Viesel Fuel under investigation

BY Ron KotrbaLast week, Renewable Energy Group's renewable diesel plant in Geismar, Louisiana, and Viesel Fuel's biodiesel facility in Stuart, Florida, both suffered devastating fires that are currently under investigation, according to the two companies. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Shut-off valve as a discharging valve when extracting glycerin

BY Seher Sevim In cooperation with biodiesel producer ecoMotion GmbH, Emil Kammerer GmbH provides the following case study for application of its shut-off valves as discharging valves when extracting glycerin from the waste products compound. READ MORE

March 30, 2015

Methes to install its first PP-MEC pretreatment system in Ontario

BY Methes Energies International Ltd. The buyer, Drain Bros., will become the first facility in the world to use Methes' pretreatment system using the PP-MEC catalyst to process corn oil from a local ethanol plant. The company is also buying a Denami 600 biodiesel processor from Methes. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

US military base in Afghanistan to make biodiesel from UCO

BY Springboard Biodiesel Springboard Biodiesel has been selected to provide its biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. The BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 will be used to convert used cooking oil into biodiesel for use on base. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

AEE report: Global biodiesel sales grew 23 percent from 2011-'14

BY Erin Voegele According to an Advanced Energy Economy report, biodiesel sales and new biodiesel refinery infrastructure took a 3 percent dip in 2014 compared to the year before, but biodiesel sales volumes grew by 1.4 billion gallons (23 percent) from 2011-'14. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

US biodiesel production, import/export data for 2014

BY Ron KotrbaDetails from the EIA's 2014 U.S. biodiesel production and feedstock survey results, and parsing out the year's import/export data compared to 2013 READ MORE