Biodiesel Production

October 23, 2014

REG completes upgrades at 30 MMgy Mason City biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated Oct.23 the completion of upgrades to its 30 MMgy biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, which allows the plant to produce biodiesel from a wide variety of raw materials. The project took about one year. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l contracted to optimize Calif. biodiesel plant

BY Ron KotrbaBDI-BioEnergy International announced it has signed a contract with Bakersfield, Calif.-based biodiesel producer Crimson Renewable Energy LP to increase plant capacity to 75,000 tons (22.5 million gallons) per year and modernize its process. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Community Fuels gets $4.1M grant to expand process capabilities

BY Ron KotrbaThe CEC approved a grant award of $4.18 million to biodiesel producer Community Fuels to support installation of new equipment that will increase efficiencies and expand the range of low-carbon feedstocks its Port of Stockton plant can process. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

First-of-its-kind biodiesel plant prepares to start production

BY Ron KotrbaA biodiesel plant under construction at the 50 MMgy Adkins Energy ethanol refinery in Lena, Ill., will soon be making its first gallons of fuel. Adkins Energy General Manager Ray Baker said he anticipates production to begin in early October. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Methes breaks biodiesel production record; gets QAP-B RIN status

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies International outpaced its own biodiesel production record in August, making 412,000 gallons at its Sombra, Ontario, facility, beating a previous monthly record of 308,000 gallons. The firm's RINs also recently attained QAP-B status. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Nat'l Cheng Kung University to scale up unique biodiesel process

BY National Cheng Kung University The three-year NCKU project using microwaves and SrO to convert UCO to biodiesel is now in its second year. NCKU is about to realize the project and conduct the experiment on a larger scale with a new processing station, according to the university. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Inside NBB: Biofuels tour educates through immersion

BY NBB Staff The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted an immersive, four-day tour through Iowa for federal and state agency officials and U.S. congressional staffers. This year's tour brought representatives from eight states to witness renewable achievements. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Bridgeport Biodiesel resumes operations, gets expansion permits

BY Ron KotrbaBridgeport Biodiesel is back up and running after Tri-State Biodiesel and its parent company, The Sustainable Biodiesel Company, partnered with Lard-NABF LLC to purchase and upgrade the plant. Expansion and upgrading is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Fulcrum receives $105M USDA loan guarantee for biojet fuel plant

BY USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA has closed on a $105 million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels LLC to build a biorefinery in Nevada to produce 11 million gallons of biojet fuel annually from municipal solid waste. READ MORE