Jon Van Gerpen: looking at the biodiesel process in a new way

Prof. Jon Van Gerpen said the biodiesel industry can learn from stepping back and looking at the production process in a new, microscopic way, and brings up questions that perhaps should have been asked 20 years ago when biodiesel was in its infancy.

Assessing the future of US EPA's biodiesel RIN credit regulation

Susan Olson with Genscape who leads the company's RIN Integrity Network reported on Genscape's analysis of what changes it expects to see in how the U.S. EPA regulates RFS2 specific to RIN validation and consequences for the purchase of bad RINs.

Small Argentine biodiesel producer addresses market concerns

Georges Breitschmitt of Recup-Oil spoke via Skype at the Collective Biofuels Conference about the ongoing developments in the Argentine market and his experience with small-scale production in one of the world's largest biodiesel-producing nations.

A value proposition for success in the local grease market

Jeff Rola is a grease collector in central Oregon who has beaten out much bigger competitors such as Baker to secure 50 percent of the used cooking oil market share in the region. How did he do this? "They have capacity, you have community."

Dynamic Fuels receives renewable gasoline registration from EPA

This designation enables Dynamic Fuels LLC, a renewable diesel producer, to generate 1.5 advanced biofuel, or D5, RINs for each gallon of its renewable gasoline blendstock when blended into petroleum gasoline at up to a 10 percent concentration.

Aemetis, Chevron LG enter biojet, diesel tech license agreement

Aemetis Inc., an advanced fuels and renewable chemical firm, signed a license agreement with Chevron Lummus Global for the inexpensive, rapid production of renewable jet and diesel fuel by the conversion of existing biofuels and petroleum refineries.

Soybean quality, yield susceptible to manmade materials in soil

Researchers contend that manufactured nanomaterials, now popular in consumer products such as shampoos, gels, hair dyes and sunscreens, may be detrimental to the quality and yield of crops, as reported in a paper from National Academy of Sciences.

Neste, Stora Enso end plans for joint renewable diesel project

Neste Oil and Stora Enso have decided not to progress with plans to build a renewable diesel plant, for which the two companies had applied for funding under the EU's NER 300 program. Their CEO's say even if they got funding they would have canceled.

Industry Events

Algae Biomass Summit

September 24-27, 2012
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

November 27-29, 2012
Hilton Americas - Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

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