News Category: Biodiesel News
August 14, 2017
Increases in the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirement have failed to prevent a fall in biodiesel consumption, according to the German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: UFOP). The GHG reduction requirement increased from 3.5% to 4%... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
Researchers from Michigan State University are experimenting with harvesting seed oil in the hope of developing a biofuel that could one day power jets and cars. In a recently published study detailing their work, the scientists demonstrate how chloroplast, where photosynthesis occurs, participates in new ways to... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
A Jamaican biodiesel research programme is now in the vehicular trials phase, according to a press release from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). PCJ has been working on the research with Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
Biodiesel production in Malaysia for 2017 is expected to be little changed from 2016, according to Reuters. According to the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA), forecasts have been revised down since the start of the year due to delays in meeting biofuel mandates. "(Last year) saw half a... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Minnesota is set to double its biodiesel standards to a 20% blend, following endorsement from the commissioners of the state's agriculture, pollution and commerce departments From next summer the state’s biodiesel standard will be 20%, up from the current 10%, the administration of Governor Mark Dayton announced... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
US researchers are examining discarded papayas as part of a zero-waste system to produce algal oils for biodiesel. In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using a type of green algae known as Auxenochlorella protothecoides (formerly Chlorella protothecoides). She... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
The European Commission (EC) has postponed a vote designed to set its response to Argentina's successful World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge to EU anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports, according to media reports. The vote was postponed on Thursday 27th July, 2017. The current anti-dumping duties for Argentina amount... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an “unrealistic policy”, according to renewable energy expert Devin Walker. Significantly, Walker also notes that in some circumstances the manufacture of electric cars themselves can actually produce even more... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the ‘cleanest’ proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the US. “Biodiesel has been a key to help California meet its intense carbon... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
The European biodiesel industry is urging the European Commission to stop its proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. Member States are to decide on the Commission’s proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The European... [Read More]

July 19, 2017
The co-owners of a Waterloo, Indiana based biofuel producer have been formally sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud, according to Inside Indiana Business. Fred Witmer and Gary Jury were the owners of Triton Energy and Gen2 Renewable Diesel. Witmer has been sentenced to... [Read More]

July 17, 2017
North Dakota’s Tesoro Refinery is looking to develop a vegetable oil-to-fuel facility, according to the Associated Press. The Dickinson, North Dakota based oil refinery is planning to implement an 8,000 barrel-per-day diesel hydrotreater to process soy or distillers corn oil into renewable diesel, a recent article in... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
Arriva has been named as the winner of the next contract to operate regional passenger rail services in Groningen and Friesland, the Netherlands. The move will see 18 new biodiesel trains added to the busy rail network in the area, a precursor to eventually transitioning to... [Read More]

July 11, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition has filed a new allegation with the US Department of Commerce claiming that “critical circumstances” exist regarding biodiesel imports to the US from Argentina. In US antidumping and countervailing duties laws, “critical circumstances” provision allows for the imposition of duties... [Read More]

July 10, 2017
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has heavily criticised what it deems unfairly low priced biodiesel exports from Poland, claiming they are causing serious harm to the EU internal market for renewable fuels, and to fuel operators in many countries. For more than a year Polish ‘fuel market... [Read More]

July 5, 2017
In an interview with Reuters, the CEO of commodity trader Louis Dreyfus has said he is “confident” Argentina would prevail in fighting what he labelled an “unjust” biodiesel dumping case in the US. Speaking at the Financial Times Commodities Americas Summit, Dreyfus’ Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena told Reuters... [Read More]

July 5, 2017
According to a new study, Neste MY Renewable Diesel usage reduces particulate emissions in working machines by up to 60%. The study, led by Tampere University of Technology, indicates that the usage of pure Neste MY Renewable Diesel in working machines such as street sweepers efficiently reduces... [Read More]