The F.A.M.E. FORUM Blog

February 08, 2017

Speak up and let your biodiesel expertise be known

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. biodiesel sector is coming off its greatest year yet and there are so many stories to tell. Consider telling yours by submitting a speaker abstract for the 2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 19-21 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Making Trump a biodiesel believer

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy notes and quotes from the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and my own perspective on what could truly make Trump a biodiesel believer READ MORE

January 11, 2017

Spain's Cepsa bids for strategic biodiesel investment

BY Ron KotrbaA Spanish oil refiner makes an offer on a strategically located biodiesel asset READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Preview: Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaA sneak peak at the contents of our 2017 Winter print edition of Biodiesel Magazine READ MORE

December 14, 2016

Gain free insight into new biodiesel, ethanol process improvements

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine is hosting a free webinar Thursday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. CST, on how MSA from BASF, available in two different concentrations, can improve efficiency and performance at biodiesel and ethanol production facilities. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

How a 19% higher advanced biofuel RVO is an 83% growth opportunity for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWith the 2017-'18 final RFS RVOs out, undifferentiated advanced biofuels are growing from 353 million biodiesel-equivalent gallons in 2016 to 646 million gallons in 2017, which means an 83 percent growth opportunity for biodiesel in this category READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Another planned biodiesel plant acquisition

BY Ron KotrbaAs biodiesel M&A activity spikes this year in the U.S., a Canadian plant acquisition is now in the works READ MORE

November 02, 2016

Making algae better oil producers

BY Ron KotrbaA new discovery at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center may provide a breakthrough to enhance algae's ability to produce and store oil READ MORE

October 19, 2016

US to import more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2016

BY Ron KotrbaLast year the U.S. imported about 670 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel, a record that is soon to be broken, according to Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the NBB READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Biodiesel producer settles alleged major RFS violations

BY Ron KotrbaHear the 30 MMgy Iowa-based biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel's side of the story on its settlement with the government over some serious RFS and RIN violation allegations READ MORE

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