News Category: Biodiesel News
January 22, 2016
The board of directors of Australian Renewable Fuels (ARFuels), the country’s largest biodiesel producer, has placed the company into voluntary administration. Under Australian law, voluntary administration is a form of insolvency arrangement, which creates an opportunity for flexible approaches to bring about a better outcome for stakeholders... [Read More]

January 20, 2016
Brazilian biodiesel producer BSBIOS will invest BRL80 million (€18.3m) to double production at its Marialva unit. The company expects the expansion to be concluded in 2017, boosting the site's biodiesel production capacity from the current 208 million litres per year to 416 million. BSBIOS has signed a memorandum... [Read More]

January 19, 2016
The implementation of the Indonesian B20 biodiesel programme may be delayed due to low crude oil prices. The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) suspects the B20 programme will not be fully implemented this year as was announced earlier in January. According to executive director of GAPKI, Dr. Mohamad... [Read More]

January 15, 2016
Biodiesel production in the US state of Iowa has set a new record of 242 million gallons in 2015, according to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). Biodiesel production was up from 227 million gallons in 2014 and topped the previous record of 230 million gallons set in... [Read More]

January 5, 2016
Kolmar Group, a Switzerland-based petrochemicals specialist, has acquired a biodiesel plant in Connecticut, US. The company bought the Greenleaf Biofuels facility via its US arm and hopes to expand into the renewable energy sector, according to Bloomberg. The plant, now called American GreenFuels, marks Kolmar's first foothold in... [Read More]

December 18, 2015
Z Energy, a New Zealand energy producer has moved towards completing New Zealand’s first commercial scale biodiesel plant in Wiri, Auckland, with the installation of a biodiesel distillation column. The plant, which will move into the testing phase early next year, will turn inedible tallow, a by-product... [Read More]

December 16, 2015
A new contract between the State of California and Golden Gate Petroleum may help the state make a huge leap towards meeting its aggressive emission goals. The emission targets were mandated by Governor Jerry Brown’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40% lower than... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
Co-op Power, a consumer-owned sustainable energy cooperative, expects its new biodiesel plant in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to come online in early 2016. The plant will take in used cooking oil (UCO) from local restaurants, schools, and institutions and convert it into millions of gallons of biodiesel. According to Co-op... [Read More]

December 14, 2015
The Indonesian government expects the country’s biodiesel consumption to have diminished by nearly half this year compared to 2014. Government officials say that in 2015 the country is expected to have consumed a total of 825,000 kilolitres of biodiesel, which marks a dramatic 49% decline from the... [Read More]

December 4, 2015
Biodico Westside, a California-based biorefinery producer, has opened its 20 million gpy biodiesel production facility in Five Points, California. The facility is designed to be able to produce fuel from all fats and oils available and will specialise in producing low carbon intensity fuels under California’s Low Carbon Fuel... [Read More]

December 3, 2015
Uruguay's Alcoholes del Uruguay (AdU), a subsidiary of state-owned oil company Ancap, expects to register its highest biofuel production this year with over 130 million litres (34.3m gallons). The company will by the end of the year report 57 million litres of biodiesel and around 70 million... [Read More]

December 3, 2015
Lagosur, a US-based renewable fuels company, has started business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to deliver renewable biofuel to the mining and transportation industries in Chile, Peru, and Mexico. The mining and transportation... [Read More]

December 2, 2015
The Argentinian government and the CENT 35 university have begun the installation and commissioning work of a biodiesel production facility. The 600-liters-a-day plant will serve as a training and demonstration tool for CENT 35 technical department students on processing used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel. It is also... [Read More]

December 2, 2015
Hamburger giant McDonald’s vehicle fleet in the United Arab Emirates has completed 5 million kilometres of running entirely on biodiesel. To reach the total distance, McDonald’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) partnered with the Dubai-based biodiesel producer Neutral Fuels. The renewable fuel is produced from the used cooking oil... [Read More]

November 24, 2015
A research team from National Taiwan University have formulated a synthetic nanoparticle that is able to extract oil from algae and turn it into biodiesel. The team, led by NTU chemistry professor Wu Chia-wen, synthesised a magnetic nanoparticle for harvesting microalgae, extracting algae oil, and converting the... [Read More]

November 23, 2015
The government of Japan has launched a project in the Philippines to produce biodiesel from used cooking oil. The project, located in Davao City, aims to collect used cooking oil (UCO) from households and businesses for use in biodiesel production. The Davao project marks the first time this... [Read More]