News Category: Biodiesel News
March 28, 2017
The Indonesian government has submitted a complaint to the WTO over the US’ National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) petition to impose anti-dumping and countervailing duties against dumped and subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. “Of course we feel that this is a disadvantage for us. We have already... [Read More]

March 28, 2017
Investigators believe they have found the source of the mystery biodiesel spill in the Columbia River. Last week US officials confirmed that biodiesel had leaked into the Columbia River somewhere close to Wenatchee, Washington. Exactly where the spill originated remained a mystery, however. A coordinated investigation by state... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
A farmers’ cooperative in Iowa, USA, has staged a demonstration in the state to convince more farmers to switch to biodiesel. The United Farmers Cooperative, based in the town of Afton, compared two trucks head to head to highlight the benefits of biodiesel. One of the trucks... [Read More]

March 27, 2017
The Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) claims that high taxes are making biodiesel substantially more expensive than regular diesel in the country. The association has also called on India’s central government to continue with excise duty exemptions for the sector. “The industry is just not moving ahead... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has announced its support of the US’ National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) anti-dumping and countervailing duty complaints against dumped and subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. NBB reported that the US biodiesel market had suffered severe damage as a result of illegal... [Read More]

March 24, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said it has filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition with the US government to investigate imports from Argentina and Indonesia, saying the countries have violated trade laws by flooding the US market with dumped, subsidised biodiesel. The petition was filed with the US... [Read More]

March 23, 2017
US officials have confirmed that biodiesel has been spilled into the Columbia River, based in the state of Washington, Wenatchee.  According to the Associated Press (AP), tests revealed evidence of a spill. The Department of Ecology said that investigators can now narrow their search for the source of... [Read More]

March 22, 2017
US imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, increased by 65% in 2016 to reach a record level of 916 million gallons, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets and the recently expired biodiesel blender’s tax credit were strong... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
Indonesia plans to file a World Trade Organisation (WTO) complaint this month against European Union anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports from the Southeast Asian country, according to a report from Reuters. Indonesian trade officials said in a statement the EU duties on biodiesel were inconsistent with the WTO's Anti-Dumping... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
Petrochemical specialist Honeywell UOP announced that the Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, Louisiana, US, will expand its annual production capacity of renewable diesel from 10,000 barrels per day to 18,000 bpd, using Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining process technology. Diamond Green Diesel, which is owned by Valero Energy Corp. and... [Read More]

March 20, 2017
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a non-profit organisation, has announced that it has given a sustainability certificate to US biodiesel producer SeQuential for its “innovative and nearly zero-waste production of renewable fuel”. The SBA has developed and implemented an objective certification standard for measuring the sustainability of biodiesel... [Read More]

March 17, 2017
The US will celebrate National Biodiesel Day on 18 March, 2017, to highlight the benefits of biodiesel. Rudolf Diesel, who invented the engine that bears his name, ran early models on peanut oil, and was an ardent believer in vegetable oil-based fuel. That’s why the biodiesel industry... [Read More]

March 15, 2017
Kansas-based bioethanol producer Conestoga Energy Holdings has acquired the assets of VicNRG, a Texas-based marketing, distribution and terminal operating company for biodiesel. In a statement, Conestoga said that the purchase will enable Conestoga and VicNRG to better serve the needs of their customers in the energy and... [Read More]

March 13, 2017
US agribusinesses AgProcessing (AGP) is pushing ahead with a $38 million (€35m) expansion of its Port Neal biodiesel plant in Sioux City, Iowa, according to media reports. According to media reports in the Sioux City Journal, the company will also build a $90m vegetable oil refinery. Construction on... [Read More]

March 10, 2017
Finnish renewable diesel specialist Neste has said its product has helped its users to replace conventional diesel and reduce carbon emissions by 6.7 million tonnes in 2016. The amount equals the permanent removal of 2.4 million passenger cars from the roads for one full year. Neste has labelled... [Read More]

March 9, 2017
In Washington D.C., biodiesel industry leaders are meeting with key influencers to spotlight advanced US biofuels, with jobs and economic opportunities as the hot tickets. “It’s simple. Biodiesel can continue to grow American jobs and prosperity in communities throughout the nation,” said Donnell Rehagen, CEO at the... [Read More]

March 8, 2017
US investment bank Capital Corp Merchant Banking has given the green light to help fund a biodiesel project in California. In a statement, the bank said that the facility will be able to process multiple feedstocks of any quality level and turn it into B-100 biodiesel, which... [Read More]