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Dec 5, 2019
Eni signs MoU to investigate castor cultivation for sustainable biofuels in Tunisia
Biodiesel News
Dec 5, 2019
Since the start of December, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) in the US state of California, has transitioned away from fossil-based diesel and will now fuel its fleet with renewable diesel. The transition towards the cleaner burning fuel does not require any changes to existing infrastructure, and the new fuel can be dispensed into the same tank that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 4, 2019
Evonik is planning to increase capacity for sodium methylate at its Rosario/Santa Fe facility in Argentina from 60,000 metric tons to 90,000 metric tons until 2021. The expansion is driven by increased demand for biodiesel in South America, particularly in Argentina and Brazil. Sodium methylate is used as a catalyst in large-scale biodiesel production. “Confirmed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 4, 2019
The US state of Iowa’s biofuels industry has received a boost in the form of the recently signed Executive Order 5, which requires all new contracts for the purchase of state vehicles with diesel engines to have written support from the manufacturer to use biodiesel blends. The order, which was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 3, 2019
The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in New Orleans has been awarded a $7.2 million (€6.5 million) grant to purchase 19 new buses powered by biodiesel. The grant, awarded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), forms part of the organisation’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, which makes federal resources available to replace, rehabilitate and purchases... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 29, 2019
South African Airways (SAA) has welcomed the scaling up of the local sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply in South Africa, as the country’s OR Tambo International Airport looks to introduce biodiesel into its ground-handling operations. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiary Mango Airlines, SAA made history in 2016 as the first airline in Africa to operate commercial... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 28, 2019
US biodiesel association the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has submitted comments asking the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to properly account for small refinery exemptions. In comments submitted to the agency’s Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standards, the NBB urged the EPA “to properly account for small refinery... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 28, 2019
Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has received its inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its facilities in Montreal, Canada, reinforcing the company’s commitment to sustainable flying. The delivery is the first step in Bombardier’s plan to secure long-term partnerships with fuel suppliers to deploy SAF to all of its facilities, as global supply... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 27, 2019
Employees at Western Iowa Energy’s biodiesel plant have recently carried out a dormant seeding at the company’s Monarch fuelling station. The seeding included native grasses and other plants that attract pollinators, including milkweed, which is the only plant monarch butterflies can lay their eggs on. According to Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s habitat... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 26, 2019
Oil analysis company TestOil has launched a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional fuel. The test is a response to requests from industrial customers that need to ensure the fuel they use meets OEM requirements for biodiesel content. “We have received inquiries from customers asking if we had the capability to test for biodiesel content,” explained... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 22, 2019
Connecticut, US-based biofuel producer American GreenFuels has achieved two UL Environmental Claim Validations for its biodiesel product. The two validations include: Recycled Content – biodiesel produced by American GreenFuels contains and average of 42% post-consumer recycled content; and By-product Synergy – biodiesel produced by the company contains an average... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 21, 2019
Biofuels association Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) is continuing to expand its membership, with the addition of new members including fuel marketers, global technology developers and strategic intelligence services providers. The new members include: Argus Media, an independent provider of energy and commodity price benchmarks; Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 21, 2019
US biodiesel association the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has elected new industry representatives to serve on its governing board at its annual fall meeting in Washington, DC. “As the national trade association representing America’s Advanced Biofuel it is critical that we are led by a strong team of advocates from all sectors of the industry,” said Donnell... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 20, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste is working with Salesforce to help reduce the carbon emissions of the software company’s annual Dreamforce Conference, held in San Francisco in the US. Through using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in more than 25 of its shuttle buses during the conference, which runs from 19 to 22 November, Salesforce will be able to reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 20, 2019
Members of the US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) met with 88 Congressional offices to discuss the status of the biodiesel tax incentive in Washington, DC. Production of biodiesel in the US has declined partly due to uncertainty over the tax incentive, which was last addressed in February 2018 to retroactively cover 2017, however has not been extended since. "Biodiesel... [Read More]


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