Biodiesel Production

July 21, 2014

BEI partners with Advanced Enzymes, deploys several new systems

BY Ron KotrbaErnie DeMartino, founder of Biodiesel Experts International, talks with Biodiesel Magazine about his new partnership with Advanced Enzymes and provides project updates on BEI's enzymatic biodiesel systems being deployed in the U.S. and abroad. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Innovative catalysts open new opportunities in biodiesel market

BY William Summers Benefuel Inc.'s Chief Science Officer William Summers discusses the benefits of his company's Ensel fixed-bed process for biodiesel. The durable metal oxide catalyst is largely insensitive to water and effectively converts every feedstock tested. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

US DOE awards $6 million to advance cost-competitive biofuels

BY U.S. DOE DOE has announced $6 million for two projects to develop next-generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass. The award recipients are SRI Int'l and the Research Triangle Institute. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Petrixo to build biojet fuel refinery in UAE using UOP technology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Honeywell company UOP LLC announced this month that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce biojet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Enzyme-catalyzed biodiesel made from low-quality oils

BY P.M. Nielsen Blue Sun Biodiesel and Viesel Fuel are producing biodiesel based on lipase as catalyst. Novozymes has been the enzyme supplier and partner, and this accomplishment of full-scale enzymatic production is the result of lengthy, dedicated R&D work. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Palladium-gold nanocatalysts used for faster glycerol conversion

BY Rice University Chemical engineer Michael Wong has spent a decade amassing evidence that palladium-gold nanoparticles are excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, but even he was surprised at how well the particles convert glycerol to valuable chemicals. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Evonik to raise sodium methylate prices in North America

BY Evonik Industries AG Effective July 1, or as contracts allow, Evonik Corp. will increase list and off list prices for all concentrations of sodium methylate solution in North America. Evonik is one of the world's largest producers of sodium methylate solution. READ MORE

June 18, 2014

Mo. high school breaks ground on biodiesel center

BY Ron KotrbaRockwood Summit High School held a groundbreaking ceremony June 16 on its new, expanded biodiesel education center READ MORE

June 16, 2014

IncBio delivers 36 MMgy biodiesel reactor for South America

BY Ron KotrbaIncbio announced delivery of a 120,000 ton per year (36 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel reactor to be installed in South America. The unit will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the world's largest biodiesel plant manufacturers. READ MORE