News Category: Biodiesel News
August 17, 2015
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing approximately $63 million (€57 million) in loans and grants into 264 renewables projects, including biofuels and renewable energy projects. The investments are a part of USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). ‘This funding will have far-reaching economic and environmental... [Read More]

August 14, 2015
Malaysia's biodiesel exports surged twelvefold year on year to 46,601mt in July, bolstered by an open arbitrage to Europe. Exports are at their highest level since the Malaysian Palm Oil Board began reporting statistics in January 2008. The July total was up from 3,610mt... [Read More]

August 13, 2015
Propel Fuels has begun offering Neste’s renewable NexBTL diesel at 13 Southern California locations. The provided fuel is marketed as Diesel High Performance Renewable (HPR) and it consists of 98.5% NexBTL. Diesel HPR has also been launched in commercial and bulk availability across California, with the fuel bundled... [Read More]

August 10, 2015
Iranian researchers have produced biodiesel from flixweed as a potential renewable energy substitute for fossil fuels.  Under a project to deliver a new generation of green transport fuel, researchers at the Islamic Azad University (IAU) produced 2 litres of biomass which could be turned into biofuel. ‘Engine and field... [Read More]

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]