Biodiesel Production

January 27, 2015

Report highlights China's growth in biodiesel, ethanol production

BY Erin Voegele A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service shows that China's biodiesel production grew last year, reaching nearly 300 million gallons, up 5 percent from 2013. This year, production is expected to exceed 314 million gallons. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

UPM's $206M renewable diesel plant begins commercial production

BY Ron KotrbaCommercial operations have begun at UPM's Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, UPM announced Jan. 12. The 32 MMgy plant uses a hydrotreatment process to convert crude tall oil from wood pulping operations into renewable diesel, branded BioVerno. READ MORE

January 08, 2015

2014 Iowa biodiesel production down slightly from 2013 record

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Iowa biodiesel production was 227 million gallons in 2014, down slightly from the 2013 record of 230 million gallons. Iowa's biodiesel production is expected to account for roughly 16 percent of total U.S. production for 2014. READ MORE

January 07, 2015

Researchers study new nanocatalyst for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe catalyst was obtained by calcination of a mixture of potassium fluoride and gamma aluminum oxide at 500 degrees Celsius for three hours READ MORE

January 07, 2015

Report: Advanced biofuel production likely to double in 3 years

BY Sue Retka Schill E2's report projects that by 2017, as many as 180 companies are expected to produce 1.7 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. For biodiesel, E2 counts the volume coming from nonvirgin feedstocks in its definition of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

Blue Ridge Biofuels expands biodiesel production

BY Ron KotrbaBlue Ridge Biofuels is expanding biodiesel production by renting space and installing processing equipment at the Catawba County EcoComplex, a LEED Silver certified facility in western North Carolina. BRB plans to nearly triple production this year. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

In Depth: Realizing the Vision to Reclaim, Recycle, Refuel

BY Ron KotrbaWith help from Viesel Fuel, Novozymes and Tactical Fabrication, Buster Halterman, the CEO of Buster Biofuels, is on the cusp of fulfilling his mission in cutting-edge ways by building the first enzymatic biodiesel plant on the West Coast. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

Opinion: Immobilized Enzyme Technology Enters Commercial Stage

BY Ahmed Tafesh TransBiodiesel supplies its flagship product to the biodiesel production industry under the brand name TransZyme A, providing the best use cost when dealing with high-FFA feedstock, delivering greater yields and efficiencies to biodiesel producers. READ MORE