Biodiesel Production

November 12, 2020

Renewable fuel production begins at Preem's refinery in Lysekil

BY Preem AB For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel at Preem's refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters of renewable fuel by 2024. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier

BY RMIT University Researchers at RMIT University have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

November 09, 2020

USDA: Soybean oil use for biodiesel to increase through 2030-‘31

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Nov. 6 released select commodity tables from its Agricultural Projections to 2030 report, which is scheduled to be released in full in February. The report predicts a slight growth in soybean oil use for biodiesel over the next decade. READ MORE

November 09, 2020

CVR Energy considers second renewable diesel conversion

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy is progressing with plans to convert one production unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma to renewable diesel production and is considering the implementation of a similar project at the company’s refinery Coffeyville, Kansas. READ MORE

November 05, 2020

REG reports Q3 financial results

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. on Nov. 5 announced its financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020. Revenues for the three-month period were $576 million on 176 million gallons of fuel sold. READ MORE

November 04, 2020

Marathon announces progress with 2 renewable diesel projects

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum is in the process of starting up its renewable diesel facility in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is progressing with plans to covert its Martinez, California, refinery to renewable diesel production. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

US biodiesel production up in August

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel production reached 163 million gallons in August, up 1 million gallons when compared to the previous month and up 7 million gallons when compared to the same month of 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 30. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Diamond Green Diesel expands capacity with Honeywell technology

BY Erin VoegeleHoneywell UOP announced on Nov. 2 that a second Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day will more than double the annual production capacity of Diamond Green Diesel’s renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Neste to acquire Bunge facility adjacent to Rotterdam biorefinery

BY Neste Neste has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The facility is connected to Neste's adjacent plant via pipeline and consists of a pretreatment facility, tank farm, and jetties. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Alfa Laval to supply processing line to US renewable diesel plant

BY Alfa Laval Alfa Laval has won an order to supply a processing line to HollyFrontier Corp. to support the production of renewable diesel in the U.S. The order includes high speed separators, various compact heat exchangers, and other equipment. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

BDI to supply technology for Cargill biodiesel plant in Belgium

BY BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH has announced it will supply process technology to a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant being developed by Cargill at its existing site in Ghent, Belgium. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Neste reports solid Q3 performance for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released third quarter financial results on Oct. 22, reporting solid performance despite the COVID-149 pandemic. Demand for the company’s renewable diesel remained good and sales volumes were relatively stable. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Valero reports strong Q3 for renewable diesel, ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 22. The company reported an overall net loss. Results for the company’s ethanol and renewable diesel segments, however, were improved when compared to the same period of 2019. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Cargill constructs biodiesel plant in Belgium

BY Cargill Cargill is constructing a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Ghent, Belgium. The plant will use the latest technology from BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

EPA: 1.63 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released data in mid-October showing 1.63 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in September, up from 1.61 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

BioCube launches new website to fuel energy independence

BY BioCube BioCube has announced the launch of a new website focused on its self-contained, transportable, mini biodiesel refinery that converts a variety of raw and used oils into biodiesel. The system can help communities become self-sufficient. READ MORE

October 05, 2020

Colombia’s production, use of biofuels expected to fall in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleColombia’s production and use of biofuels is expected to fall this year due to impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s biofuel imports are also expected to fall, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS GAIN. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

A vision of feedstocks

BY Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel and renewable diesel industries have a vision to exceed 6 billion gallons by 2030 and with advancements in feedstocks, 15 billion gallons by 2050. The NBB believes the industry can reach that goal. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

House passes bill that includes COVID-19 relief for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 1 passed an updated version of the Heroes Act by a vote f 214 to 207. The $2.2 billion COVID-19 stimulus package includes direct support for certain processed commodities, including biofuels. READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Report: China’s biodiesel production up despite lower consumption

BY Erin VoegeleWhile China’s current biodiesel use is low, a report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network notes that increasingly stringent environmental measures are driving prospects for expanded use of the fuel. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

Report: Australia’s biofuel consumption to remain minimal in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleThe production and consumption of liquid biofuels in Australia is expected to remain minimal in 2020, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

NBB names Matt Herman as director of environmental science

BY National Biodiesel Board The NBB has welcomed Matt Herman as the organization's new director of environmental science. He has experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and their supply chains. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

BPTS addresses biodiesel history, technology advancements

BY Erin VoegeleBBI International’s Biodiesel Production Technology Summit kicked off on Sept. 16 with the star-studded story of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies unique history and a general session panel focused on emerging biodiesel technologies. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

REG breaks ground on wind turbine in Albert Lea, Minnesota

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. broke ground on Sept. 21 on a single wind turbine that will provide power to the company’s biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The project will be constructed and operated by Minnesota-based Juhl Energy. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Report: Brazilian biodiesel production to increase 6% in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian biodiesel production is expected to reach 6.27 billion liters (1.66 billion gallons) this year, up 9 percent when compared to 2019, according to report recently filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE