Biodiesel Production

February 10, 2016

Safety first, second, third, fourth

BY Ron KotrbaThe recent tragic accident at a biodiesel plant in Spain reinforces the need to put safety first, last and at all points between READ MORE

February 03, 2016

REG to acquire Sanimax biodiesel plant in Wisconsin

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced Feb. 3 that it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Sanimax Energy LLC to acquire Sanimax's 20 MMgy nameplate capacity biodiesel refinery located in DeForest, Wisconsin. This is REG's 11th active U.S. plant. READ MORE

January 27, 2016

What biodiesel producers should know about FSMA

BY Ron KotrbaIf your glycerin or free fatty acids may find their way into the food or feed supply, you must comply with the daunting Food Safety Modernization Act READ MORE

January 26, 2016

ExxonMobil, REG to research biodiesel from cellulosic sugars

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. and Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Life Sciences subsidiary have announced an agreement to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

US biodiesel consumption hits nearly 2.1 billion gallons in 2015

BY The National Biodiesel Board Domestic production remained flat at about 1.42 billion gallons, compared with about 1.47 billion gallons in 2014 and 1.50 billion gallons in 2013. Meanwhile, imports rose from 510 million gallons in 2014 to an estimated 670 million gallons in 2015. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Arkema's MSA LC for biodiesel aids production, protects equipment

BY Arkema Inc. Arkema introduces its Methane Sulfonic Acid – Low Corrosion (MSA LC), a low-corrosion version of its MSA that provides a wide range of benefits to the esterification industry in general and the biodiesel industry in particular. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

In Depth: Standing On Its Own 2 Feet

BY Anna SimetDespite less than ideal economic and policy conditions, the biodiesel industry continues to move forward, and not just one project at a time. Here are several plants that have come on-line in late 2015 or are preparing to start operations in 2016. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Opinion: A New Acid for Your Biodiesel Process

BY Joseph BorstLutropur MSA can be used to improve process separations, eliminate formation of solids, allow processing of high FFA feedstocks and boost biodiesel yield. Lutropur MSA has several benefits over conventional acids used in biodiesel processing. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production breaks record in 2015

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association IRFA announced Jan. 13 that despite policy uncertainty for nearly all of 2015, Iowa biodiesel production set a new annual record of 242 million gallons. The use of soy oil decreased, but it remains the largest biodiesel feedstock at 66 percent. READ MORE