News Category: Biodiesel News
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]

July 4, 2016
Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii-based renewable fuels and the only commercial biofuel producer in the state, has rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel by 9 cents per gallon – the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect today. Maui... [Read More]

July 1, 2016
Fonterra, a New Zealand-based dairy cooperative, will be using biodiesel from Wellington-based Z Energy for its tankers. Z Energy is currently commissioning its $21 million Wiri plant and production is expected to start in mid-July. The plant can produce 20 million litres of biodiesel annually and that can be doubled if the energy company spends another $4 million... [Read More]

June 23, 2016
In Thailand, the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangchak Petroleum and three logistics operators to use B20 biodiesel in their heavy vehicles. According to Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat, this pilot project will spend 115 million baht (€2.8m) from the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund... [Read More]

June 23, 2016
In the US, disputes over the current state and the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) VP of federal affairs Anne Steckel testified to the US Congress about the benefits of biodiesel. Biodiesel is delivering the vast majority of advanced biofuel under the RFS and is poised for continued growth with strong policy,... [Read More]

June 22, 2016
Biox Corp., a Canadian renewable energy company, has acquired a 50 million litre nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Ontario, Canada, from Methes Energies Canada. The 21-acre facility in the village of Sombra, near Sarnia, with good logistics including on site rail, changed hands at a price of US$4.5 million (€3.9m). Originally constructed in 2009, the facility... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
Malaysia is preparing to roll out B10 biodiesel to its national fuel supply, but the decision is causing controversy between the country’s automotive industry and biodiesel producers. B10 biodiesel, containing 10% biofuel, will be implemented in the Southeast Asian county this June as part of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities’ biodiesel... [Read More]