Biodiesel Quality

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

Opinion: Industry Rebirth

BY Ron KotrbaRon Kotrba, editor in chief of Biodiesel Magazine, discusses the contents of the Summer 2020 print issue in his latest editor’s note, particularly in context of the health crisis and overall biofuel policy environment in the U.S. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Technology Tools of the Trade

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights the upcoming Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, Aug. 24-26 in Omaha, Nebraska, and Imerys’ CynerSorb filterable adsorbent for pretreatment of low-quality feedstock. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Proof of Quality

BY Ron KotrbaA new biodiesel fuel quality report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory surveying U.S. and Canadian BQ-9000 producers suggests the North American biodiesel industry has learned the lessons of its past. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

US DOE funds 7 ‘performance-advantaged’ biofuel projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 2 the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

2 biodiesel cold flow improvers pass new AGQM no-harm test

BY Ron KotrbaOnly two of seven additives tested passed AGQM’s new no-harm test for biodiesel cold flow improvers, and both are manufactured by Chimec. The new test procedure, developed by Germany’s AGQM, is called the No-Harm Test BDFI and consists of two parts. READ MORE

April 30, 2020

New report shows excellence in German biodiesel fuel quality

BY AGQM Germany’s biodiesel quality management association AGQM published its Biodiesel Quality Report 2019 based on results from unannounced sampling of biodiesel producers and warehouse operators. Results show excellent quality and improvement over 2018. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International BBI International has moved the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and co-located Biodiesel Production Technology Summit to Omaha Aug. 24-26 due to COVID-19. The events were originally scheduled to be held in Minneapolis this June. READ MORE

April 10, 2020

Opinion: The Value of Shared Accountability

BY Paul Nazzaro For nearly two decades, Paul Nazzaro has been committed to advancing Bioheat to create a pathway forward for the oilheat industry. Now, he calls upon stakeholders to stand up against misinformation about biodiesel from noncommitted service companies. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

In Depth: Opportunity Knocking

BY Ron KotrbaBioEconomy Solutions plans to create 200 jobs in South Carolina through operation of a new crush facility while commercializing a little-known crop for the biomass-based diesel industry. READ MORE

April 07, 2020

VTT to assess bio and waste oils suitable for power plants, ships

BY VTT In a Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT and partners are exploring suitability of fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics for power plants and ship engines. The aim is to determine an economical and ecological replacement for fossil fuels. READ MORE

April 03, 2020

Opinion: Our Vision for 2020 and Beyond

BY Donnell Rehagen In his column from the Spring 2020 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses policy achievements of 2019, highlights from the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and challenges that lie ahead. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Report: Boost in consumption of US biomass-based diesel expected

BY The Fuels Institute According to a new report released March 26 by the Fuels Institute, biomass-based diesel has increased its share of the diesel fuel market from 0.5 percent volume in 2010 to 5 percent in 2018 and is projected to reach 10 percent by 2022. READ MORE

February 25, 2020

ReadiJet SAF ready to take flight with inclusion in ASTM D7566

BY Ron KotrbaASTM has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel allowing up to a 50 percent blend of ReadiJet, a CHJ fuel produced through the Biofuels Isoconversion process developed by Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus Global. READ MORE

February 11, 2020

Registration open until Feb. 28 for AGQM round robin tests

BY AGQM For the first time, all three round robin tests for fatty acid methyl esters (FAME, or biodiesel), vegetable and used cooking oils and pharmaceutical glycerol will be offered at the same time by Germany’s biodiesel quality management association. READ MORE

January 06, 2020

In Depth: Innovations in Biodiesel Technology

BY Ron KotrbaNew biodiesel process technologies continue to emerge, promising optimization of production through greater efficiencies and lower costs. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

Ohio company TestOil offers new biodiesel content analysis test

BY Ron KotrbaOhio-based oil analysis company TestOil announced Nov. 25 a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test was developed in response to requests by industrial customers. TestOil offers same-day results for the test. READ MORE

November 22, 2019

American GreenFuels’ biodiesel earns UL environmental validations

BY American GreenFuels LLC American GreenFuels announced Nov. 21 that its biodiesel has achieved two Underwriters Laboratories environmental claim validations for recycled content and byproduct synergy. The company will relaunch its You Are What You Heat campaign this year. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Neste’s IMO 2020 low-sulfur marine fuel available in Germany

BY Neste Corp. Neste and the German BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH signed a partner agreement concerning distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5. The fuel contains only 0.5 percent sulfur and became available in Bremerhaven, Germany, in early November. READ MORE

October 16, 2019

Van Sleet takes on new executive role at Evonik Oil Additives USA

BY Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. announced Oct. 15 that Richard Van Sleet has been appointed regional president in the Americas. He will retain his current responsibilities as global head of marketing for lubricant additives. READ MORE

October 14, 2019

New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome

BY BBI International The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted. READ MORE

October 03, 2019

In Depth: Algae Oil to Biodiesel: A Practical Application

BY Robert Raudner Within the All-Gas Project of Europe’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, BDI-BioEnergy International demonstrates algae oil extraction, characterization and conversion to biodiesel using its RepCat process. READ MORE

September 25, 2019

Registration open for AGQM biodiesel antioxidant no-harm tests

BY Ron KotrbaRegistration is open until Oct. 11 for biodiesel antioxidant no-harm testing through Germany’s AGQM. Two test procedures were developed, one for biodiesel used as a diesel fuel component and the other for biodiesel to be blended into heating oil. READ MORE

September 19, 2019

Biodiesel prices up 30 percent in Germany over past month

BY UFOP Wholesale prices for biodiesel have seen a sharp rise since Aug. 14, from 70.5 euro cents per liter ($2.95 per gallon) in mid-August to recently 91.6 euro cents per liter ($3.82 per gallon). This translates to an approximately 30 percent increase. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon. READ MORE

August 06, 2019

Brazil’s ANP approves B15, raises minimum biodiesel level to 11%

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced Aug. 6 it has approved the sale and use of B15 and that, come Sept. 1, it is increasing the minimum biodiesel content required in diesel fuel from 10 to 11 percent. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

Opinion: Job No. 1

BY Ron KotrbaIn his editor's note from the Summer 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the contents of the issue and the importance of fuel quality. READ MORE

July 15, 2019

In Depth: Diesel’s Fuel Quality Imperative

BY Ron KotrbaAdvancements in diesel engine technology require a critical look at diesel fuel quality issues. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

In Depth: Quality Solutions

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles seven companies and organizations dedicated to improving biodiesel fuel quality and providing coproduct, feedstock collection and retail solutions. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

AGQM launches 1st no-harm test for biodiesel cold flow improvers

BY Ron KotrbaGermany’s biodiesel quality management association AGQM has launched a new no-harm test for cold flow improvers for use in biodiesel as a blend component in fuel. The no-harm test for cold flow improvers consists of testing B100 and a blended B10. READ MORE