News Category: Biodiesel News
September 21, 2016
Petrobras, Brazil’s state-led oil company, intends to exit the biofuels business as part of the company’s plan to cut spending and reduce its debts. Part of Petrobras’ 2017-2021 strategic plan, dropping biofuels – along with other cuts in LPG, fertiliser, and petrochemical sectors – will see the company’s spending fall from $98.5 billion... [Read More]

September 9, 2016
US production of biodiesel was 135 million gallons in June 2016, marking a 2 million gallon increase from the previous month, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region (Petroleum Administration for Defense District 2) accounted for 68% of the US total, the EIA’s Monthly Biodiesel Production Report states. Production... [Read More]

September 9, 2016
Oil refiner and renewable solutions developer Neste is planning to start selling diesel produced entirely from renewable raw materials at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year. Majority of the feedstock Neste uses to refine the renewable diesel consists of waste and residues. The product launch is one of Neste's ways to participate in the centenary... [Read More]

September 8, 2016
US biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has redeemed in full of the $100 million (€88.7m) Gulf Opportunity Zone (GOZone) bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA) to help finance construction of the company’s 75 million gallon renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery in Geismar,... [Read More]

September 1, 2016
A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are testing a novel biodiesel reactor that could lower the cost of biofuel production. Developed in collaboration with Tadweer – Abu Dhabi’s Center of Waste Management the integrated chemical reactor produces high-quality biodiesel from fats, including... [Read More]

September 1, 2016
US biodiesel producer World Energy has acquired from Elevance Natchez (ENI) a 72 million gpy biorefinery located on the Mississippi River in Natchez, Mississippi, US.  World Energy has been supplying BQ9000-certified biodiesel from the currently fully staffed and operational plant under a production contract with ENI since January 2013. Customers, employees, suppliers,... [Read More]

August 26, 2016
The US Army and Hawaiian Electric Co. have broken ground on a partially biodiesel-powered 50MW power plant on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The plant, located on land at the Schofield Barracks on the island, will burn both biodiesel and fossil fuels. Being developed, owned, and operated by Hawaiian Electric, the plant is expected to come online in early 2018. The plant... [Read More]

August 9, 2016
US-based international agribusiness company Earth Gen-BioFuel will sponsor two international industry symposiums to promote the use of caster bean oil in the manufacture of biodiesel.  The first symposium will be in the US and the second is planned for Southeast Asia. George Shen, president, said:  "EarthGen believes that the best way to expand the market for... [Read More]

August 8, 2016
For the first time since the start of the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in 2008, no palm oil has been used in the renewable biodiesel that is blended into fossil diesel, according to official figures. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) reported that volumes have dropped sharply since 2012 and UK biodiesel is now largely made from waste feedstocks,... [Read More]

August 5, 2016
Global Green Chemicals, a Thai oleochemicals company, has announced plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity by setting up a second methyl-ester plant in Chon Buri province, located in the southeast of Bangkok GCC plans to increase biodiesel output, which uses oil palm as a raw material, to accommodate increasing demands for biofuel, including state-of-the-art... [Read More]

August 5, 2016
Global agribusiness Cargill has announced that it will sell two of its European-based oilseed processing plants and businesses to Bunge. The plants are based in the Netherlands and France. In the Netherlands, the transaction includes the soybean and rapeseed crush and soybean oil refining facility in the Port of Amsterdam as well as part of the bulk port terminal... [Read More]

July 21, 2016
Terra Biodiesel Holding has closed the sale of its Missouri, US, biodiesel plant to an undisclosed strategic buyer, with Ocean Park Advisors (OPA) acting as an exclusive advisor. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed for the St. Joseph-based biodiesel refinery situated on an approximately 13 acre parcel of land. The sale also includes a license agreement for... [Read More]

July 14, 2016
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is significantly underestimating biodiesel’s capacity to deliver more advanced biofuel to US consumers, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says. NBB has called in a public comment on the EPA to strengthen the biodiesel and overall advanced biofuel volumes under the proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) before they... [Read More]

July 11, 2016
Pacific Biodiesel president Robert King has attended the formal signing by Hawaii’s Governor David Ige of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in the state. This move supports Hawaii’s commitment to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2045. Hawaii State Act 202 is a non-refundable... [Read More]

July 6, 2016
Biox Corp. and Boston-based biodiesel company World Energy have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to acquire and operate a 90 million gallon (341 million litre) biodiesel production facility. The facility, formerly known as Green Earth Fuels, is located within the Kinder Morgan Liquids terminal on the Houston Ship Channel in Texas and is the third largest biodiesel production... [Read More]

July 4, 2016
In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corp. (KSRTC) is set to launch a 100% biodiesel bus as part of its efforts to reduce fuel expenditure and air pollution. This India’s first solely biodiesel-fuelled bus, operating a line between Bengaluru and Chennai, will be inaugurated by transport minister Ramalinga Reddy, according to The New Indian Express. Last... [Read More]