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Aug 17, 2018
NBB asks Farm Bill Committee to support biodiesel
BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 15, 2018
Major waste-based biofuel producer Argent Energy has announced the appointment of Erik Rietkerk as the company's new CEO. Rietkerk takes over leadership of the company from Jim Walker, the former managing director. Rietkerk has joined Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a listed trading company in the Netherlands. According... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 9, 2018
US biofuel producer Hero BX is aiming to drastically boost the capacity of a shutdown biodiesel facility it recently purchased in South Roxana, Illinois.   As reported by Biodiesel Magazine, the acquisition of the 12MGY facility was made in an auction held by Maas Companies,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 8, 2018
Major US biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group has published its financial results for the second quarter 2018. The figures cover the quarter ended 30 June, and they reveal a dramatic year on year improvement for the company. Net income per diluted share was $33 million over the period,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
The Indonesian government is planning to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from 1 September, according to Reuters. According to the wire service, Indonesia’s Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana announced the government’s ambitious aim on 1 August. Indonesia’s president,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 31, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filled an opening brief in its lawsuit objecting to EPA’s methodology for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). Significantly, NBB’s brief is the first to hit US courts arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must account for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
French biodiesel producer Avril’s plants are running at full capacity for the first time since June, according to Reuters. However, the company’s CEO says it could soon be pushed back to part-time operation due to Argentine imports. The boost in production is explained by strong oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
Argent Energy has taken over the biodiesel production assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam, as well as associated tank storage and tank cleaning facilities. The deal comes as part of a broader acquisition by biofuel producer Argent Energy’s parent company, the conglomerate John Swire & Sons. Alongside Dutch investment... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its members have asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Testifying at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Public Hearing for Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 11, 2018
More than $38 million in industrial revenue bonds has been approved to help fund Cargill’s new biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas, according to the Wichita Eagle. Currently, Cargill has a soybean processing plant, grain elevator and rail bulk loadout operation at the Wichita site. The site... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 4, 2018
A recent survey among vehicle manufacturers shows that the widespread use of biodiesel in the commercial vehicle sector is ‘technically possible’, according to the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM). AGQM, along with the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and the Association of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 20, 2018
California based Fuel Delivery Services (FDS) has switched to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, the Finnish renewable fuels producer is reporting. FDS is a Stockton, CA based bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. The company provides transportation services to a variety of clients including major oil companies. Starting March... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 19, 2018
The EU’s biofuels industry is continuing to react to the news last week that an informal agreement has been made on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). On 14 June it was announced that the European Parliament, Commission and Council had reached a preliminary agreement on REDII.... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 5, 2018
In Porto Marghera, Italy, Eni has started collecting used cooking oil (UCO) from the homes of its employees to be used as feedstock for advanced biofuels. According to the Italian oil and gas giant, it is the first company in the world to take a traditional refinery... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Total’s La Mede biodiesel refinery is facing controversy, with France’s largest farmer’s union calling for a nationwide blockade of oil refineries in response to the facility’s intention to use imported palm oil. Last week the French government allowed limited use of palm oil feedstock at the oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Polls sponsored by the US National Biodiesel Board show that voters in three Midwestern states think it is important that President Donald Trump keeps his campaign promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. While campaigning to be president, Trump told the January 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels... [Read More]