Biodiesel Use

December 09, 2016

Biodiesel production, consumption expected to continue increasing

BY Sue Retka Schill Two prolific biofuel market analysts and ag economists from the University of Illinois, Darrel Good and Scott Irwin, say the U.S.'s annual production and consumption of biomass-based diesel is likely to continue to increase through 2022. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

Grant funds test market potential for biojet fuel research

BY Washington State University Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. The team has demonstrated a new process for making biojet fuel. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Industry welcomes updated DOE biodiesel guide

BY The National Biodiesel Board The Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of biodiesel in engines and boilers. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

Post-2020 EU biofuel reduction bad for environment, farmers, jobs

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Commission issued its proposal for the post-2020 RED. The EU plans to reduce first-gen biofuels from 7 to 3.8 percent. Biodiesel interests say this is a victory for fossil fuels at the expense of farmers, jobs and the environment. READ MORE

November 29, 2016

GAO RFS reports paint incomplete picture of advanced biofuels

BY Ron KotrbaThe GAO issued two reports on how the RFS is unlikely to meet its targets for reducing GHG emissions and expanding advanced biofuel production. The biofuel industries can attribute this shortfall back to the federal government in various ways. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Illinois Soybean Association welcomes 2 new members to B20 Club

BY The Illinois Soybean Association The Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are the newest members of the B20 Club, funded by the ISA checkoff program to support biodiesel use. ISA sponsors the B20 Club with the American Lung Association in Illinois. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Renewable diesel powers Hamburg airport's heavy-duty ground fleet

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable diesel will power heavy-duty vehicles in Hamburg airport’s ground fleet, complementing other alternative energies used on-site, making it the first major international airport to replace all fossil fuels with renewables in its entire fleet. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

AGQM starts 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers

BY Ron KotrbaGermany-based biodiesel quality management association AGQM has started its 11th no-harm test for biodiesel oxidation stabilizers and its second no-harm test for biodiesel heating oil. In the past 10 test rounds, 47 of 69 tested additives passed. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

REG delivers first Life Sciences commercial product

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG developed, produced and delivered approximately 1 metric ton of the renewable, multifunctional specialty fatty acid to Aroma Chemical Services International, a leading specialty manufacturer and supplier of flavor and fragrance ingredients. READ MORE