News Category: Biodiesel News
April 13, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request in a bid to shed light on small refiner exemptions requested and issued under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In recent months the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has relieved two struggling oil refiners... [Read More]

April 10, 2018
German renewable fuel producer Natural Energy West is to reduce its biodiesel output by 50%. According to Reuters, the company is making the cuts in response to surging biodiesel imports from Indonesia and Argentina to the EU. Reuters reports that the company will cut output ‘immediately... [Read More]

April 3, 2018
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted that unfairly dumped biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia have unfairly harmed US industry. ITC voted 4 – 0 in favour of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of the imports.... [Read More]

March 23, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board has expressed its disappointment at the news Congress hasn’t renewed the biodiesel tax credit. On 22 March, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending package to fund the federal government until September and prevent another shutdown. NBB campaigned for a renewed biodiesel tax... [Read More]

March 23, 2018
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that its biodiesel facility in Mainz is to temporarily cease production. A representative for the company told Biofuels International over email that production was planned to come to a halt at the end of March, ‘once all sales have been... [Read More]

March 22, 2018
The EU has removed anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia, according to Reuters. It’s the latest development in what has been a long running controversy. Back in 2013, the European Union set import duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, claiming that both nations were... [Read More]

March 21, 2018
Enerkem has produced a new high-performance biofuel that it claims could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market as well as reduce their carbon footprint. The innovation has been achieved in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US. The Canadian... [Read More]

March 20, 2018
Advanced biofuel producer World Energy has completed the purchase of a number of assets from Delek US Holdings. These include Delek’s interests in renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount. World Energy has also acquired the Paramount Petroleum Refinery and adjacent tank farm from Delek, as well... [Read More]

March 20, 2018
Few topics in business today stir more debate than blockchain and digital coins. It is important, however, to not get distracted by the hype and polarisation of that discussion. Blockchain and digital coins are technologies that can bring important changes to the commodities markets, and for... [Read More]

March 19, 2018
Advanced renewable fuels and chemicals company Aemetis has announced that its Indian subsidiary has completed the construction of an advanced biodiesel pre-treatment unit to supply biodiesel to oil giant BP. Constructed by Universal Biofuels, Aemetis’ Indian subsidiary, the new facility will process low-cost feedstocks supplied to it... [Read More]

March 16, 2018
Renewable Identification Numbers produced at Velocys’ ENVIA Energy plant have been verified by an independent third party auditor. Auditing company Weaver has delivered the verification under the Quality Assurance Program approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Provided the Oklahoma City located ENVIA plant continues operating within... [Read More]

March 16, 2018
A representative from the US biodiesel industry has testified before the Ways and Means Subcommittee on the need to renew the biodiesel blender’s tax incentive through to at least 2018. Cal Meyer, CEO of Ag Processing, was acting as witness for the National Biodiesel Board (of which... [Read More]

March 14, 2018
Stakeholders in the US biodiesel industry have called for the biodiesel tax credit to be extended until 2018 “as soon as possible”. The call comes in a letter from the US National Biodiesel Board, addressed to a range of high-ranking US politicians including Speaker of the... [Read More]

March 14, 2018
UPM has joined forces with Norwegian packaging company Elopak and chemical producer Dow to convert its renewable naphtha into cartons. Alongside renewable diesel, the Finnish company’s UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces naphtha, an excellent raw material for bioplastics. The naphtha can be converted into renewable resins which can... [Read More]

March 6, 2018
The oil and gas company and its partner Synthetic Genomics has advanced to testing naturally occurring algae strains in California. The test will inform how the project scales up the technology in the commercial phase. The companies announced 6 March that their biofuels project has proceeded to... [Read More]

March 5, 2018
The mandate was increased 1 March after the country’s National Energy Policy Council approved the measure at the end of 2017. Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy anticipates that the new blend will see demand for biodiesel grow by 1 billion litres in 2018.  This introduction of... [Read More]

March 2, 2018
A cap on RIN prices and a waiver of the Environmental Protection Agency’s E15 ban were discussed to try and reach a ‘win-win’ solution to the competing interests of Big Corn and Big Oil in the biofuels debate. The meeting was of a mix of industry... [Read More]