Inside January/February 2014


Elegant Engineering

BY Ron KotrbaA recently issued U.S. patent, the culmination of more than five years of lab-scale and pilot-plant research at Texas Tech University, provides simplicity and holds great promise for economical, large-scale biodiesel production. READ MORE

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production

BY Ron KotrbaAs federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing of cheaper, lower quality feedstocks, is paramount. Biodiesel Magazine provides a cross-section of new technologies being deployed. READ MORE


The Cruze Offers B20 Mass Appeal

BY Jenna Higgins Rose MTV brought music videos to the masses. Can the diesel Chevy Cruze do the same for B20? The Cruze is a potential game changer because it bridges the gap between biodiesel and the average consumer/motorist, delivering the first B20-approved sedan. READ MORE

Commercializing Enzymatic Biodiesel Production

BY Rebecca HobdenViesel Fuel, in collaboration with Novozymes and Tactical Fabrication, has developed and implemented a biodiesel production process using enzymes to produce at a rate of 5 MMgy. The company says its process can be easily scaled to larger capacities. READ MORE

Front End - Biodiesel News & Trends

Inside NBB

Coming Off Record Year, RFS Proposal Poses Significant Challenge

BY Joe Jobe EPA's proposal to keep the biomass-based diesel RFS standard at 1.28 billion gallons has potential to do serious damage to the industry, and the NBB needs your help. We will not be successful without vocal and aggressive outreach from stakeholders. READ MORE

A gold medal strategy: Jim Craig to give keynote address at biodiesel conference

BY NBB Winning as an underdog is something the National Biodiesel Conference keynote speaker knows about. Olympic gold medalist Jim Craig, best known as goalie for 1980 USA "Miracle on Ice" Hockey Team, will show us what can happen when you don't give up. READ MORE