Biodiesel Production

2 hours ago

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin Voegele The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. The forecast for biodiesel has actually been increased slightly, with 2020 production expected at 33 billion liters (8.7 billion gallons). READ MORE

7 hours ago

Methes Energies intro's PP-MEC catalyst, inks manufacturing deal

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies introduced its new biodiesel pretreatment process centered on a noncorrosive liquid catalyst it calls PP-MEC during an Aug. 28 Biodiesel Magazine webinar. The firm has inked a deal with Dorf Ketal to manufacture the new catalyst. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

Benefuel, Felda JV to retrofit 75 MMgy Malaysian biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaNew ownership and biodiesel process technology are planned for a 75 MMgy plant in Kuantan Port, Malaysia. Benefuel Int'l Holdings and a Felda Global Ventures subsidiary agreed to purchase the plant and retrofit it with Benefuel's Ensel technology. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

New biodiesel pretreatment process to be unveiled Aug. 28

BY Ron KotrbaThere's still time (but not much) to register for our free biodiesel technology webinar Aug. 28 READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Kelley Green Biofuel showcases biodiesel ingenuity at CBC event

BY Ron KotrbaSmall-scale biodiesel producers have long been a source of ingenuity, and the minds behind Kelley Green Biofuel simply confirm this assertion. Kristopher Kelley and Link Shumaker presented at the Collective Biodiesel Conference in Pittsboro, N.C. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo

BY Ron KotrbaA demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's first energy-generating wastewater treatment process, using carbon-negative technologies to yield biofuel and drinking water. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel consultant gives advice for would-be producers at CBC

BY Ron KotrbaConsultant Rudy Pruszko has trained more than 500 people in the U.S. and 22 countries on how to build a successful biodiesel business. He spoke at the Collective Biodiesel Conference and offered attendees advice and tips from his experience. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

EcoComplex tour highlights benefits of applied industrial ecology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Catawba County EcoComplex, co-located with the 800-acre Blackburn Landfill in western North Carolina, underscores the importance of co-location and resource utilization to produce renewable energy with minimal carbon intensity. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

BY Ron KotrbaAbatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE