News Category: Biodiesel News
December 18, 2015
Z Energy, a New Zealand energy producer has moved towards completing New Zealand’s first commercial scale biodiesel plant in Wiri, Auckland, with the installation of a biodiesel distillation column. The plant, which will move into the testing phase early next year, will turn inedible tallow, a by-product of the New Zealand meat industry, into 20 million litres of... [Read More]

December 16, 2015
A new contract between the State of California and Golden Gate Petroleum may help the state make a huge leap towards meeting its aggressive emission goals. The emission targets were mandated by Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% lower than 1990 levels by the year 2030. The agreement will convert one of the largest... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
Co-op Power, a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative, expects its new biodiesel plant in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to come online in early 2016. The plant will take in used cooking oil (UCO) from local restaurants, schools, and institutions and convert it into millions of gallons of biodiesel. According to Co-op Power CEO Lynn Benander, the Northeast Biodiesel... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
The Indonesian government expects the country’s biodiesel consumption to have diminished by nearly half this year compared to 2014. Government officials say that in 2015 the country is expected to have consumed a total of 825,000 kilolitres of biodiesel, which marks a dramatic 49% decline from the 1.6 million kilolitres consumed last year. According to Bayu Krisnamurthi,... [Read More]

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December 4, 2015
Biodico Westside, a California-based biorefinery producer, has opened its 20 million gpy biodiesel production facility in Five Points, California. The facility is designed to be able to produce fuel from all fats and oils available and will specialise in producing low carbon intensity fuels under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Biodico provides... [Read More]

December 3, 2015
Uruguay's Alcoholes del Uruguay (AdU), a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Ancap, expects to register its highest biofuel production this year with over 130 million litres (34.3m gallons). The company will by the end of the year report 57 million litres of biodiesel and around 70 million litres of ethanol. The report comes after AdU launched Uruguay's largest ethanol... [Read More]

December 3, 2015
Lagosur, a US-based renewable fuels company, has started business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to deliver renewable biofuel to the mining and transportation industries in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. The mining and transportation... [Read More]

December 2, 2015
The Argentinian government and the CENT 35 university have begun the installation and commissioning work of a biodiesel production facility. The 600-liters-a-day plant will serve as a training and demonstration tool for CENT 35 technical department students on processing used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel. It is also intended to promote the proper disposal and handling... [Read More]

December 2, 2015
Hamburger giant McDonald’s vehicle fleet in the United Arab Emirates has completed 5 million kilometres of running entirely on biodiesel. To reach the total distance, McDonald’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) partnered with the Dubai-based biodiesel producer Neutral Fuels. The renewable fuel is produced from the used cooking oil (UCO) collected from the fast... [Read More]

November 24, 2015
A research team from National Taiwan University have formulated a synthetic nanoparticle that is able to extract oil from algae and turn it into biodiesel. The team, led by NTU chemistry professor Wu Chia-wen, synthesised a magnetic nanoparticle for harvesting microalgae, extracting algae oil, and converting the oil’s fatty acids into a methyl ester, which is used... [Read More]

November 23, 2015
The government of Japan has launched a project in the Philippines to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil. The project, located in Davao City, aims to collect used cooking oil (UCO) from households and businesses for use in biodiesel production. The Davao project marks the first time this particular technology is used outside of Japan, and the Japanese government... [Read More]

November 23, 2015
Ag Processing, a Nebraska, US-based soyabean processor, is set to expand its biodiesel plant near Sioux City. The £38 million (€35.7m) expansion to Ag Processing’s (AP) Port Neal plant, which was the first commercial-scale biodiesel plant in the US in 1996, will almost double its production. At the moment the facility is capable of producing up 30 million... [Read More]

November 19, 2015
Propel Fuels, a California-based fuel retailer, reports that Southern Califonia consumption of renewable diesel has increased three-fold. Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel has risen 300% compared to its former biodiesel product (B20). Propel's Diesel... [Read More]

November 18, 2015
Hero BX, a US biodiesel producer, has acquired the assets of the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundville, Alabama. The plant will operate under the name Hero BX Alabama. ‘We are excited to be expanding into Alabama. The preliminary renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes are growing and as they do, the Moundville facilities will too,’ says Hero... [Read More]

November 13, 2015
The Brazilian special committee on national development has approved a senate bill outlining the plan to increase the biodiesel blend in the nation’s fuel supply. The new bill mandates that 7% of biodiesel be blended into diesel fuel, and the amount is set to rise to 10% within three years. Calls have been made to further increase the blend to 15% if tests with... [Read More]

November 13, 2015
Flint Hills Resources is preparing for the launch of its Duonix plant in Nebraska, US, is preparing to run pre-commissioning tests. The 50 million gpy former Beatrice Biodiesel-facility is being retrofitted for multi-feedstock production using Benefuel’s catalytic process for refining high free-fatty-acid feedstock. This is the first time the Benefuel technology... [Read More]