Biodiesel Quality

January 20, 2022

Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright

BY Erin VoegeleAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Equipment manufacturers, fleets highlight importance of biodiesel

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America An panel of diesel equipment manufacturers and fleets at the National Biodiesel Conference said that biodiesel, renewable diesel and SAF are a key part of their current and future product development plans on the path to a low-carbon future. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Biodiesel blends battle snow and ice in the Windy City

BY National Biodiesel Board With much of the country facing the onslaught of winter weather and the challenges it can bring, many fleets will power their diesel vehicles with biodiesel blends throughout the winter months, including the Chicago Park District. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

Bp, Maersk Tankers carry out successful marine biofuel trials

BY bp bp and Maersk Tankers, with support from the Danish Maritime Authority, have successfully completed trials using biofuel-blended marine fuel in product tankers, demonstrating that sustainable biofuels can be used as a marine "drop-in fuel." READ MORE

November 30, 2021

Airbus: In-flight 100% SAF emissions study shows early promise

BY Airbus Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100 percent SAF on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The study involved Airbus, Rolls-Royce, German research centre DLR and SAF producer Neste. READ MORE

November 08, 2021

REG discusses Geismar expansion, Houston shutdown in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleCynthia (CJ) Warner, president and CEO of REG, provided an update on the expansion of the company's Geismar renewable diesel plant and elaborated on plans to shut down the company’s Houston biodiesel plant during a third quarter earnings call. READ MORE

July 21, 2021

Neste MY Renewable Diesel receives TOP TIER certification

BY Neste Neste MY Renewable Diesel is the first renewable diesel brand to receive TOP TIER Diesel Fuel certification for its high quality and powerful performance. The standard was introduced in 2017 and has been endorsed by many engine manufacturers. READ MORE

July 09, 2021

More than 450 biofuel producers set to attend FEW

BY BBI International The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, will feature more than 150 speakers, next week, July 13-15, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 450 biofuel producers are set to attend. READ MORE

June 11, 2021

In Depth: Renewable Diesel Backs into UCO

BY Tom BryanThe low-quality, low-carbon byproduct of restaurant fryer grease, once largely reserved for modestly-sized biodiesel production, is now a darling input of the industry's new mega plants. Used cooking oil is in high demand as renewable diesel booms. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Ethanol Producer Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place July 13-15, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. READ MORE

March 05, 2021

Record cold temps no problem for ADM trucks running on B100

BY Illinois Soybean Association Temperatures that plunged as low as negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit in Central Illinois were no trouble for a fleet of ADM trucks that ran more than 23,500 trouble-free miles on sustainable B100 biodiesel in February. READ MORE

February 08, 2021

Bill aims to incentivize the production of SAF

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Feb. 3 reintroduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, which aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the establishment of an aviation-only Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

February 08, 2021

NBB hires director of communications

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has appointed Liz McCune as director of communications. With an in-depth background in strategic communications, McCune is passionate about storytelling and building relationships with industry partners. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Proposed ASTM standard will test blendability of B100

BY ASTM International ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants is developing a proposed standard that will provide a rapid, portable means to rate the filter blocking potential of a B100 biodiesel blend. READ MORE

January 22, 2021

Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry on the ‘RISE’ in 2021

BY National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE”. This week the NBB hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the direction of the industry. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

Opinion: Industry Rebirth

BY Ron KotrbaRon Kotrba, editor in chief of Biodiesel Magazine, discusses the contents of the Summer 2020 print issue in his latest editor’s note, particularly in context of the health crisis and overall biofuel policy environment in the U.S. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Technology Tools of the Trade

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights the upcoming Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, Aug. 24-26 in Omaha, Nebraska, and Imerys’ CynerSorb filterable adsorbent for pretreatment of low-quality feedstock. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Proof of Quality

BY Ron KotrbaA new biodiesel fuel quality report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory surveying U.S. and Canadian BQ-9000 producers suggests the North American biodiesel industry has learned the lessons of its past. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

US DOE funds 7 ‘performance-advantaged’ biofuel projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 2 the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

2 biodiesel cold flow improvers pass new AGQM no-harm test

BY Ron KotrbaOnly two of seven additives tested passed AGQM’s new no-harm test for biodiesel cold flow improvers, and both are manufactured by Chimec. The new test procedure, developed by Germany’s AGQM, is called the No-Harm Test BDFI and consists of two parts. READ MORE

April 30, 2020

New report shows excellence in German biodiesel fuel quality

BY AGQM Germany’s biodiesel quality management association AGQM published its Biodiesel Quality Report 2019 based on results from unannounced sampling of biodiesel producers and warehouse operators. Results show excellent quality and improvement over 2018. READ MORE

April 27, 2020

2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26

BY BBI International BBI International has moved the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo and co-located Biodiesel Production Technology Summit to Omaha Aug. 24-26 due to COVID-19. The events were originally scheduled to be held in Minneapolis this June. READ MORE

April 10, 2020

Opinion: The Value of Shared Accountability

BY Paul Nazzaro For nearly two decades, Paul Nazzaro has been committed to advancing Bioheat to create a pathway forward for the oilheat industry. Now, he calls upon stakeholders to stand up against misinformation about biodiesel from noncommitted service companies. READ MORE

April 09, 2020

In Depth: Opportunity Knocking

BY Ron KotrbaBioEconomy Solutions plans to create 200 jobs in South Carolina through operation of a new crush facility while commercializing a little-known crop for the biomass-based diesel industry. READ MORE

April 07, 2020

VTT to assess bio and waste oils suitable for power plants, ships

BY VTT In a Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT and partners are exploring suitability of fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics for power plants and ship engines. The aim is to determine an economical and ecological replacement for fossil fuels. READ MORE