News Category: Biodiesel News
June 30, 2017
As 4th July draws closer, the National Biodiesel Board says biodiesel is central to the US’ economic independence. According to a statement from NBB, US produced biodiesel is supporting more than 64,000 jobs throughout the supply chain. “Biodiesel showcases the heart of July 4th – American independence. We are... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., has reached an agreement with SBI Bioenergy giving Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology. Edmonton, Canada based SBI has a patented process that can convert a wide range of waste oils,... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board is considering legal action over what it labels a constant flood of Argentinian biodiesel into the US market. In March 2017, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition filed petitions with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
Congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items and wet wipes stalk the sewers of London and the surrounding area, causing blockages and damage to water infrastructure. Now, Thames Water is working on an innovative solution to fight these fatbergs by turning them into biodiesel. The water utility has... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
In an interview with The Parliamentarian two MEPs have argued that biofuels have “an essential part” to play in the EU’s energy transition. German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, Parliament's ECR group shadow rapporteur on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources; and Croatian MEP Marijana Petir,... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
A new passenger train system currently under development in Florida will run on biodiesel fuel, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The Miami based company developing the Brightline train system has teamed up with Florida Power & Light Co. to use clean energy alternatives for fuel.... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a product called Bioheat fuel. Legislation passed by Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Phil Boyle would expand the state’s commitment to renewable... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
A planned political protest by Neste employees, set to have started on 26 June, has been cancelled. Personnel groups at the Finnish sustainable fuels provider announced on 20 June that they planned to arrange a political protest against the ownership policy in Finland. Representatives of employee groups... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) have gone to Capitol Hill in Washington to urge Iowa’s Congressional delegation to keep fighting for a reformed biodiesel tax incentive. The two biodiesel bodies claim that the changes to the incentive would save... [Read More]

June 22, 2017
International energy and climate consultancy Ecofys has completed a new study into crude tall oil (CTO) availability, current usage, whether the feedstock creates additional demand for land, and if the use of CTO in advanced biofuels can have a distortive effects on markets. The study was commissioned... [Read More]

June 20, 2017
Scientists from ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics (SGI) have taken a huge step towards producing algae biofuels on an industrial scale, developing a strain of algae capable of converting carbon into a record amount of energy rich fat. This fat can then be turned into biofuels. Using CO2... [Read More]

June 20, 2017
Dubai based Neutral Fuels is set to use crowd funding platform Eureeca to expand production and meet the ever growing demand for clean, green biofuels. It is believed to be the first time a biofuels company has raised capital in this way.   The company,... [Read More]

June 16, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release it proposals for renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 soon, perhaps within a matter of days, according to Reuters. Traders are apparently expecting no changes to conventional targets, and modest increases to biofuels volumes, the Reuters article... [Read More]

June 15, 2017
Oslo airport is using renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil as part of its fuel mix, but the fact this fuel is being imported from California has led to question marks about its real environmental credentials, according to Reuters. In 2016, Oslo became the first... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
The Norwegian parliament voted today to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil-based biofuel, according to media reports. According to media reports in Mongabay, the move may make Norway the world’s first country to ban palm oil in its public procurement. “The [Parliament] calls on the... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is aiming to use B10 biofuel for all of its diesel-powered vehicles by the end of the year, according to a press release from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. DBKL’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department engineer Muhammad Alif Muhammad Noor said that... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Minnesota are piloting a new plant which can convert by-products of wastewater treatment into biodiesel. A white, muddy substance produced during wastewater treatment, scum presents a significant waste disposal challenge. In general it is either sent to anaerobic digestion facilities to produce... [Read More]