News Category: Biodiesel News
January 9, 2017
Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues under the brand name Neste MY Renewable Diesel at select service stations in the Helsinki region. The product enables up to 90% lower greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of the fuel compared to... [Read More]

January 9, 2017
Ethanol producer Abengoa has sold its 200,000tpy San Roque biodiesel operation to Spanish oil company Cepsa for €8 million.   According to media reports in El Economista, Abengoa sold its Spanish biodiesel operations via the courts. In a ruling dated 22 December 2016, Judge Ana Marín Herrero has approved... [Read More]

January 3, 2017
DP Lubrificanti has signed an agreement with technology firm Processi Innovativi for the design of plants based on DP Lubrificanti’s technology for the production of biodiesel. According to Processi Innovativi, a subsidiary dedicated to technology development and industrial applications in the field of ‘green’ chemistry and part... [Read More]

December 14, 2016
Agritrade Resources, an integrated energy and shipping solutions provider, is entering into renewable energy with Solfuels Holdings, an experienced biofuel operator, by acquiring a biodiesel plant in Arkansas, US. Agritrade will own 51%, while Solfuels Holdings will hold the remaining 49% of the biodiesel plant. The plant is... [Read More]

December 8, 2016
Nigeria needs 2.4 million litres of biodiesel daily to successfully implement the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Jatropha Growers, Processors and Exporters Association of Nigeria (JaGPEAN) says. The national president of JaGPEAN, retired Major General J. Omosebi, stated this at the second interactive meeting of the... [Read More]

December 6, 2016
UK engineering specialist Salunda has developed an advanced sensor technology for the accurate determination of the biofuel content of diesel blends used in a wide range of automotive and industrial power applications. According to the firm, its new technology, called DieselProve can also identify impurities such as... [Read More]

December 6, 2016
Two ex-biofuel bosses in Indiana, US, have been sentenced to prison for their roles in what federal authorities say was a multi-million dollar fraud scheme involving biodiesel. Jeffrey Wilson, Imperial Petroleum’s ex-CEO, and Craig Ducey, a co-owner of E-biofuels, were sentenced to serve prison terms of 120... [Read More]

December 5, 2016
Four major global metropoles are planning to ban diesel-powered transport by 2025 in favour of walking and cycling to improve air quality in the cities. The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens made the commitments in Mexico at a biennial C40 meeting of city leaders. Concerns about... [Read More]

December 2, 2016
Thousands of fish have been killed by 3,000 gallons of biodiesel that leaked into a river from a truck stop in Kentucky, US. The diesel leaked into Little Eagle Creek near Sadieville in early to mid-November from a branch of the national Love’s Travel Stop chain of... [Read More]

November 29, 2016
Finnish forest industry company UPM has announced that it has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. According to the frim its renewable diesel called UPM BioVErno, works just “like the best diesel fuels”. The laboratory tests of renewable UPM... [Read More]

November 25, 2016
A group of graduate biotechnologists from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) has for four years been conducting research with whey and its potential in biodiesel production. The entrepreneurial project – called Cibus 3.0 – seeks to utilise bacteria to convert the dairy by-product into biofuel usable in... [Read More]

November 23, 2016
Canadian renewable diesel technology specialist Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has signed a commercial purchase agreement with XR Resources to purchase a property located in High River, Alberta, on which there is an existing biodiesel refinery. This multi-feedstock processing plant was built in 2009 for an approximate capex... [Read More]

November 17, 2016
National Biodiesel Board members have voted to fill seven board member spots. The US trade association represents around 200 members involved in biodiesel and renewable diesel. “The biodiesel industry is fortunate to have a strong team of leaders from all sectors of the industry,"... [Read More]

November 15, 2016
The Malaysian government will defer implementation of its B10 mandate to a later date, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Mah Siew Keong, said. The government was due to introduce a higher biodiesel mandate for the transportation and industrial sector starting from 1 December, 2016. However, it... [Read More]

November 11, 2016
US biofuels firm Renewable Energy Group (REG) has broken ground at its Ralston, Iowa biorefinery to start a $24 million (€21.7m) expansion. The company intends to increase the annual nameplate capacity of the plant from 12 million to 30 million gallons. ”REG Ralston has been an efficient biorefinery... [Read More]

November 8, 2016
Hong Kong-based biodiesel producer ASB Biodiesel is planning to expand its operations to the Pearl River Delta region in South China starting in 2018. The company considers China a land of “big potential” due to the large amounts of waste oils available, EJ Insight reports. ASB is currently... [Read More]

November 3, 2016
In the US, the city of South Portland has launched a pilot programme to run a proportion of its municipal vehicles on locally produced biodiesel. During the year-long programme, the Maine city will trial the use of 20% biodiesel (B20) produced by Maine Standard Biofuels, which would... [Read More]