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Jul 18, 2018
Calls for EPA to raise RFS volumes
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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 30, 2018
Reuters is reporting that the Argentinian government is to raise biodiesel export tax from 8% to 15%. The measure takes effect from July 1. In April this year, The US International Trade Commission published a ruling that found Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel was being... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 29, 2018
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has approved a project to produce designs for a modular biodiesel plant. BIC is a not-for-profit business accelerator based in Ontario, Canada and hopes the new plant will lower construction costs and improve quality.  Its Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 25, 2018
Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, has entered into an agreement for sole control and 51% of the shares of IH Demeter. The current owners shall remain as co-owners. The transaction is awaiting regulatory approval. “This is an important step for Neste in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 24, 2018
Reuters is reporting that Indonesia is planning increase its biodiesel mandate from its current rate of 20% to 25% from 2019. The move is meant to increase palm oil consumption and cut fuel imports. According to 2015 legislation, Indonesia is to increase its biofuel mandate... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 11, 2018
The company says that it has more than doubled capacity at its flagship plant. May 10, Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced the completion of upgrades to its Ralston, Iowa biorefinery, increasing the production capacity from twelve million gallons (54.5 million litres) to thirty million gallons (136 million... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 26, 2018
The new pre-treatment unit passes first production tests required to supply BP Singapore under a three-year feedstock supply agreement.   Aemetis announced 25 April that its subsidiary Universal Biofuels has completed the production of high quality, distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high free fatty acid (FFA) waste feedstock... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 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]