News Category: Biodiesel News
August 10, 2015
Indian Central Railway (CR) has completed its first year of biodiesel production at its workshop in the Parel area of Mumbai. The plant has produced nearly 20,000 litres of biodiesel with an aim to provide cleaner alternatives for CR’s diesel locomotives.  ‘We have successfully achieved... [Read More]

August 5, 2015
Algal oil could be a future renewable fuel source, scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine (SAMS) Science say. Using a new technique to examine micro-algae strains in the Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) – an internationally recognised algal storage based at SAMS in Oban,... [Read More]

August 3, 2015
The Indian government took a step towards allowing 100% biodiesel to be pumped into vehicles when the Ministry for Road Transport and Highways released a draft notification for mass emission standards for biodiesel. The move aims to reduce India’s dependence on the import of fossil oil and... [Read More]

August 3, 2015
Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Imperium Renewables have announced that they have signed an asset purchase agreement where REG would acquire substantially all the assets of Imperium. The assets to be acquired by REG include a 100 million gallon nameplate capacity biomass-based diesel refinery and deepwater port... [Read More]

July 31, 2015
The Danish fuel, oil, and energy company OK has introduced a new sustainable biodiesel into its petrol stations. The new biodiesel is produced from the residue left over in the production of first generation biodiesel from rapeseed. Previously, this residue was discarded, but using an enzymatic process it... [Read More]

July 30, 2015
Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by powering their profitability. That was the message at Western Dubuque Biodiesel’s plant, where soyabean groups hosted a tour of the biodiesel facility and gave an economic presentation to members... [Read More]

July 30, 2015
North American advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals Renewable Energy Group (REG) has expanded its line of credit agreement with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, from $40 million to $60 million (€36.5 million to €54.5 million). In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, REG... [Read More]

July 23, 2015
In the US, renewable biofuels company Red Rock Biofuels says it will produce approximately 3 million gallons a year of renewable jet fuel for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. The agreement runs through 2024, with first delivery expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in... [Read More]

July 20, 2015
US biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has commenced a $31 million (€28.6 million) upgrade of its Danville, Illinois, biodiesel refinery The refinery, with the production capacity of 45 million gallons, will be made capable of distilling biodiesel to eliminate impurities and produce a pure form of... [Read More]

July 14, 2015
Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan. The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels (INAF) – a consortium of... [Read More]

July 14, 2015
Portugal-based IncBio, an engineering company and specialist in fully automated industrial ultrasonic biodiesel plants, has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000 tonne per year biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy in Santa Marta, Colombia. The facility will produce biodiesel directly from crude palm oil... [Read More]

July 9, 2015
Green3Power Operations, a wholly owned subsidiary of BioPower Operations, has been granted permission to build a $175 million (€158.5 million) biofuels plant in Florida's St. Lucie County, US. The energy facility will convert waste into ultra-low sulfur synthetic green No. 2 diesel fuel using G3P's gasification technology... [Read More]

July 7, 2015
United Airlines has invested $30 million (€27 million) in Fulcrum Bioenergy and will have the option to directly participate in Fulcrum's waste-to-jet fuel plants across North America. United will also have the opportunity to purchase 90 million gallons per year of Fulcrum's cost-competitive, sustainable jet fuel under... [Read More]

July 1, 2015
Industrial bioscience company Amyris and Total Energies Nouvelles Activités USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total S.A., (Total) have announced plans to restructure their existing fuels joint venture The agreement will allow Amyris to proceed with the commercialisation of its jet fuel technology over the coming years.... [Read More]

July 1, 2015
Methes Energies has entered into agreements with certain institutional investors for a registered direct placement of approximately $1.25 million (€1.1 million) of common stock at a price of $0.5435 per share. In addition, the company will issue to the investors warrants to purchase an aggregate of 1,781,292... [Read More]

June 30, 2015
Amyris, an industrial bioscience company, has announced the successful completion of a diesel demonstration program with Volkswagen of America. The program was designed to test the commercial readiness of Amyris renewable diesel and its ability to enhance VW’s diesel technology. The collaboration included evaluating emissions reductions and demonstrating... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
Atlantic Biodiesel has officially opened its state-of-the-art renewable fuel facility located in the Niagara Greenbelt in Welland, Ontario. 'Our facility is up and running. We are excited to be a part of this community and to support the local economy. We are making a commitment today; where... [Read More]