Inside March/April 2014


The Next Generation of Biodiesel Coproduct Research

BY Ron KotrbaThe uses of glycerin - crude, USP-grade or otherwise - and other byproducts from biodiesel production are virtually limitless. Profiled here is the glycerin and coproduct research of three Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. READ MORE

Biodiesel Separation, Washing and Polishing: Upstream and Downstream Considerations

BY Ron KotrbaSeveral methods to cleanse and polish biodiesel are utilized, but the story on how well these work begins upstream. Therefore, the cost-effectiveness of biodiesel purification methods should be evaluated based on composition of upstream product. READ MORE


Breaking New Ground with Glycerin

BY Atul Deshmane Whole Energy became interested in glycerin in 2006 while planning development of a vertically integrated, regional biodiesel company. Although it decided to narrow focus on marketing and distribution, the company has kept glycerin top of mind. READ MORE

Front End - Biodiesel News & Trends

Inside NBB

Industry submits wave of RFS comments, advocacy continues

BY NBB Staff The U.S. EPA closed the comment period Jan. 28 on the pending proposal for volumes under the RFS. After weeks of discussions, NBB and its members submitted thousands of comments on behalf of a strong biodiesel volume in 2014 and 2015. READ MORE

Quality assurance plans bring confidence to RIN markets

BY NBB Staff QAP provides additional value not just for producers with smaller balance sheets or for producers who are new to the industry, but also for larger, well-established producers. READ MORE

Biodiesel conference showcases latest, greatest biodiesel-powered vehicles

BY NBB Staff One of the highlights of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was the ride-and-drive event where attendees had the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the newest biodiesel-powered diesel vehicles to hit showroom floors. READ MORE

Highest biodiesel awards honor industry champions

BY NBB Staff As the industry honored those who have made significant impacts on the biodiesel industry during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego recently, it is fitting that multiple award winners reside within the Golden State. READ MORE

2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo sets the stage for success

BY NBB Staff More than 1,100 members of the biodiesel industry joined forces in San Diego at the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in late January. READ MORE