Biodiesel Production

August 22, 2016

Texas A&M to host course on plant operations, process engineering

BY Texas A&M University The Process Engineering R&D Center at Texas A&M University is offering a hands-on short course in plant operations and process engineering for solvent and biofuel facilities Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Evonik increases sodium methylate production capacity in Alabama

BY Evonik Corp. Evonik recently completed a significant capacity expansion at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama. The company has increased capacity from 60,000 to 72,000 metric tons per year through operational excellence and infrastructure investments. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

New Zealand's first commercial biodiesel plant prepares to open

BY Ron KotrbaZ Energy, a $26 million biodiesel processing facility in New Zealand, has begun the commissioning phase at its 5.3 MMgy plant in Wiri, Auckland. On Aug. 2, the company received its first feedstock delivery. Production is expected by month's end. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

370 million D4 RINs, 1.7 billion total RINs, generated in June

BY Erin Voegele Nearly 370 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in June, bringing the net total for the first six months of the year to 1.63 billion. Most, 1.32 billion, have been generated for biodiesel, with 319.46 million for renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

Canadian, Quebec governments invest $76.5M in bio-oil facility

BY Ron KotrbaThe governments of Canada and Quebec announced in July they will provide a combined $76.5 million in funding to AE Cote-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues at its Port-Cartier facility. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Hawaii Gov. Ige signs renewable fuels production tax credit

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in the state. The credit takes effect in 2017. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Biox, World Energy JV closes on acquisition of 90 MMgy plant

BY Biox Corp. A 50/50 joint venture between Biox Corp. and World Energy announced June 30 that it has closed on the acquisition of a 90 MMgy biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas, formerly known as Green Earth Fuels. Start-up will occur in Q3. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

Biodiesel events past and present

BY Ron KotrbaAn overview of last week's National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee, a special thanks to five individuals who helped make the show spectacular, and a reminder about a free Biodiesel Magazine webinar Thursday, June 30, at 2pm C READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Australian govt. supports development of Queensland biorefinery

BY The Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $2.4 million for Southern Oil Refining to develop and construct a biocrude and biofuel laboratory in Queensland. The project will inform the feasibility of a biojet and renewable diesel biorefinery. READ MORE