Jul 17, 2019
Renewable Energy Group opens first biodiesel fuelling station
Biodiesel News
Jul 16, 2019
Aemetis’ subsidiary Universal Biofuels India has announced boosted revenues of over $50 million (€44.5 million) per year run rate, thanks to shipments of biodiesel that began in May. The biodiesel shipments are part of a previously announced $23 million (€20.5 million) supply contract with three Indian government-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs). “The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 15, 2019
The US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California has fined American Biodiesel for violations of the Clean Water Act at the company’s site in the Port of Stockton. On 8 July, US District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller sentenced the producer to probation after American Biodiesel, also known as Community Fuels, admitted to allowing the discharge of industrial... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 3, 2019
Flint Hills Resources has announced its decision to halt production at its Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, US, as first reported by the Beatrice Daily Sun. The decision to idle the 50 million gallon per year biodiesel plant was made due to tough economics driven by low soybean prices. “Corn oil was less expensive,” Michael Wilhelmi, manager... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 9, 2019
VERBIO Group subsidiary VERBIO Diesel Canada has completed the purchase of a biodiesel plant located in Dain City, Ontario, Canada. Previously announced in May, the purchase agreement was signed between VERBIO and Atlantic Biodiesel, subject to various conditions, which have now been satisfied. The biodiesel plant has an annual capacity of approximately 150,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 5, 2019
Total has commenced production at the La Mède biorefinery in the southeast of France, reporting first production of biofuel. The former oil refinery has been converted into a ‘new energies’ facility through a project that began in 2015 with a total capital expenditure of €275 million. The La Mède facility includes: a biorefinery, with a capacity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2019
A team of researchers from South Korea has developed a new strategy to efficiently produce fatty acids and biofuels from glucose. In a study published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have shown how glucose and oleaginous microorganisms can be transformed into microbial diesel fuel, through direct... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 1, 2019
North American biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has launched a new website that offers resources about biodiesel and renewable diesel. Educational, product and technical information is available on regi.com to those wanting to learn more about cleaner burning fuels. “For more than 20 years, REG has been transforming renewable resources into cleaner... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 28, 2019
Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced it will set up a Monarch Fueling Station at its biodiesel plant near Newton, Iowa, US. The habitat for monarch butterflies will cover approximately one and a half acres of land. According to REG, the biorefinery will initially spray the area to eradicate non-native grasses this summer and again in the autumn, before carrying out... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 27, 2019
Maas Companies has announced the auction of Global Fuels’ $11 million (€9.67 million) biodiesel plant, located in southeastern Missouri, US. The facility, which has a capacity of 5 million gallons of biodiesel per year, was built in 2007 with an initial capacity of 3.1 million gallons per year. The capacity was increased after a technology upgrade in 2013, which... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 26, 2019
Aerospace company Boeing will invest $1 million (€880,000) in Brazil’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. In an attempt to help the country develop this nascent industry, Boeing’s investment will focus on initiatives that maximise social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities that are developing feedstock used in the production... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 25, 2019
Renewable fuel producer Gevo announced earlier in June that Virgin Australia has reached 1 million kilometres of flights powered by sustainable aviation jet fuel (SAJF). The milestone was reached for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when Gevo’s renewable jet fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. The first container of SAJF was... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 24, 2019
Danish shipping giant Maersk is now offering carbon neutral biofuel under pilot projects to customers deploying sustainable supply chain solutions. According to Maersk, the biofuel is the same blend of used cooking oil that has already been tested and validated in a trial with the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition and Shell, carried out earlier this year. H&M Group... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 18, 2019
Jan De Nul Group has announced its commitment to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 15% per year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort marina in Belgium. Under a collaboration with the Flemish government, the company also intends to include a minimum requirement of 15% CO2 reduction in 80% of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders by 2020. With... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 14, 2019
Sapp Brothers Petroleum has added a 30,000 gallon biodiesel tank to its facility in Sioux City, Iowa, enabling wholesale buyers to purchase the fuel and sell it on to customers at gas stations, Siouxland News reports. "It's a green product, so it's a cleaner burning fuel, obviously the stock that makes this biodiesel is predominantly made out of soybeans which are locally... [Read More]