News Category: Biodiesel News
September 25, 2017
A biofuels bunkering pilot project has been agreed in Singapore, and is expected to take place early in 2018. The agreement comes after a closed door roundtable between the Marine and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels Marine. The event brought together shipowners of different... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
US-based biofuels producer Cargill has announced plans to produce a $90 million (€75 million), “state-of-the-art” biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open in January 2019, the new biodiesel facility will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. “This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
Britain’s biggest congealed mass of fat, oil and wet wipes, is to be transformed into biofuels. The fatberg, which was found beneath the streets of Whitechapel, east London, weighs around 130 tonnes and is 250 metres long. It will be turned into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel. The... [Read More]

September 20, 2017
New research into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive has shown it could deliver cleaner and more efficient combustion. The authors of the study claim their findings have the potential to shed new light on the applicability of biofuels. Scientists have long been researching additives... [Read More]

September 14, 2017
The governor of New York has signed a bill to increase the use of biodiesel in domestic heating oil. In a statement, trade body National Biodiesel Board said this “Bioheat” fuel will help New Yorkers to benefit from cleaner air. The legislation was signed by New York governor... [Read More]

September 11, 2017
Biodiesel is helping improve air quality in the US’ most visited national park Visited by more than 11 million people each year (according to National Geographic), Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is a sight of spectacular natural beauty, one which actively works to reduce its... [Read More]

September 5, 2017
Scania is set to deliver 140 buses to Norway, all of which can run on biodiesel and 70 of which have hybrid technology. The buses will be used in the public transport system of Kristiansand, a town south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. “This is an example of... [Read More]

September 1, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has formally called for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass based diesel in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard RFS for 2018 and 2019. “NBB is extremely concerned with the proposed rule’s unprecedented cut to... [Read More]

August 31, 2017
The benefits of biodiesel are even better than previous models have suggested, according to new scientific research. New modelling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10%. “This latest research verifies biodiesel is an ideal option to support American-made energy and... [Read More]

August 29, 2017
A new catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria could make the production of biofuels cleaner and greener, according to researchers from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute. Biofuels are costly to produce because the precursor product, bio-oil, must be processed before it is sent to... [Read More]

August 24, 2017
US based HelioBioSys has patented a group of three single celled, algae like organisms that, when grown together, produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories is now working with HelioBioSys to determine whether farming the organisms on a large scale would... [Read More]

August 24, 2017
US soyoil prices rose by 1.8%, while biomass-based diesel fuel credits also gained, following Washington’s decision to impose duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel imports, according to Reuters. The gains come as investors and industry expect an increased demand for domestic supplies following the issuing of the... [Read More]

August 23, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a preliminary countervailing duty determination from the Commerce Department regarding subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commerce Department found that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to their biodiesel producers in violation of international trade rules. In addition,... [Read More]

August 23, 2017
Scientists in India have investigated ways in which toxic algal bloom can be used for cultivating Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a freshwater algae increasingly considered a candidate for biodiesel production. Although algae are naturally occurring, excessive amounts of nutrients in a body of water can lead to rapid multiplication... [Read More]

August 17, 2017
US biofuels marketer Targray has announced the launch of a new turnkey biodiesel solution for the convenience and fuelling retailing segment. The new ‘24/7 biodiesel solution’, aims to simplify biofuel procurement for the convenience store sector. Created following a two year pilot programme and a range of... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
A German green group is pushing for court enforced diesel bans in 16 cities, according to Reuters. The news comes in the wake of prosecutors widening the investigation into German car manufacturer Volkswagen, which two years ago admitted to deliberately cheating US pollution tests. According to Reuters, the... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
SCB Brokers, the ‘world’s largest’ biofuel brokerage group of companies, has become the newest member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). With a significant advocacy presence in Washington, SCB brings over a decade of experience in the biofuel industry to the NBB. “We are excited to have SCB... [Read More]