News Category: Biodiesel News
May 26, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency has published its Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) generation data for April 2017. Created in 2005 under that year’s Energy Policy Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a national policy requiring a certain volume of renewable fuel to replace or reduce the... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) rates on cars that run on biodiesel, as well as hybrid vehicles, according to Times of India’s The Economic Times. GST rates announced last week would... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Scientists are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main by-products of biofuel production, glycerol. The chemical products obtained from the process are valuable to medicine, agriculture, the cosmetics industry and other sectors. Published in the journal Current Organic Synthesis, the study was completed by scientists... [Read More]

May 25, 2017
Aemetis has announced that its India-based subsidiary Universal Biofuels has signed a three-year biofuels supply agreement with BP Singapore (BPS), the regional trading arm of BP, which has an expanding biofuels portfolio.   "The agreement sets forth the logistics, pricing and other terms of the supply... [Read More]

May 24, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has testified before Congress on the harm caused by biodiesel imports from Indonesia. At a public hearing at the US Department of Commerce, held in response to executive order 13786 calling for an omnibus report on high trade deficits, NBB described... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
A team of biologists and biochemists have successfully sequenced the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. The single celled organism is one of the most prolific producers of a type of lipids called triacylglycerols, which are used in biofuel production. In a statement, the genome... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
Two Iowa-based trade bodies have welcomed Kim Reynolds as Iowa Governor. The trade body that represents the biodiesel industry in Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) welcomed the new governor. ISA president Rolland Schnell of Newton and Grant Kimberley, ISA director of market development and... [Read More]

May 23, 2017
Sweden’s largest airport operator Swedavia has received its first volume of aviation biofuels for 2017 at Gothenburg Airport. With this delivery, Swedavia takes a next step in reducing its entire business travel footprint from flying through its partnership with Fly Green Fund. The aviation biofuel is produced by... [Read More]

May 19, 2017
Can it be that we need to stop using diesel?” asks Seppo Mikkonen, a research and development fellow at Neste, on the company’s blog. Judging from his post on the matter, the answer is a clear no. Diesel has become a hugely controversial issue, as scientists and the... [Read More]

May 18, 2017
Pacific Biodiesel Technologies is expected to begin the first harvest of its Maui sunflower biofuel crop this month, once the flowers have fully matured, according to Lahaina News. The company has recently taken delivery of a combine harvester, purchased from a family farm in northern California, which... [Read More]

May 18, 2017
Beverly Hills based diversified holding company SuperBox has signed a joint venture agreement with PK Clean Technologies, a developer of waste plastic-to-fuel technologies. SuperBox will acquire an 80% interest in one of PK Clean’s operating plants once it raises enough funds to double the size of an... [Read More]

May 16, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to President Trump’s Executive Order 13777, “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda”. The order called for input on regulations that might be in need of repeal, replacement or modification –... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
The Iowa Biodiesel Board IBB has praised Governor Terry Branstad for signing the Iowa Infrastructure Fund Bill, which provides $3 million in funding for the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure (RFI) programme. Branstad has been a long term supporter of Iowa’s biofuels industry. “Governor Branstad has been exceptionally supportive of... [Read More]

May 15, 2017
A new breakthrough could allow 720,000 tonnes of biodiesel to be produced each year from spent coffee grounds. Lancaster University researchers say that the high calorific value of coffee waste could be exploited with a more efficient technique than at present, producing a greener, commercially competitive biofuel. As... [Read More]

May 11, 2017
Aemetis has won a $6 million (€5.5 million) contract to provide biodiesel to Indian government owned oil companies. The Universal Biofuels subsidiary of Aemetis won the bumper contract to supply the Indian government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) through a public tender process. India’s total diesel market stands at... [Read More]

May 10, 2017
A group of investors is looking to develop a new biodiesel refinery in Cowlitz County, Washington, according to tdn.com. Over a year ago the same group of Houston based investors had proposals for oil, propane and biodiesel projects rejected by the Port of Longview. Now, they are... [Read More]