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Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?
May 19, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is $1.22 per gallon, which translates to $51.24 per barrel. Now, on an energy basis — …

$20 Oil? $200 Oil? Does It Matter? Part 1 of the 3-Part Digest series: Carbon 2017
May 10, 2017 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the world of renewable fuels — the only significant carbon legislation on the books, it really doesn’t matter what the oil price is. The RFS creates a separate market for …

NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit
May 9, 2017 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(NATSO, Inc./PR Newswire)  NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations representing the entire biodiesel supply chain, urged Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit as it …

New Facility Brings Biodiesel Blending to Western South Dakota
May 9, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(NewsCenter1.tv)  … The automated skid system receives biodiesel fuel from rail cars and stores it. Utilizing a code, contracted customers can pump the fuel into trucks that normally transport diesel to then take back and distribute …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

Railways Goes Slow on Biodiesel Blending Due to Fluctuating Prices
April 5, 2017 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(The Hindu Business Line)  Indian Railways has gone slow on bio-diesel blending due to fluctuating prices, according to the Railway Convention Committee (RCC) report, tabled in Parliament recently.
According to the Chairman of the Railway Board, …

Biodiesel: From Deep Fryer to Engine
December 7, 2016 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

CRISPY, sweet and a little bit salty, the pisang goreng is enjoyed as favourite tea time snack.

Roadside stall owner Johar Melan uses vegetable oil to fry the banana fritters.

Now, the used vegetable oil that is …

BIOHEC-LIFE – Advanced Biodiesel in Circular Economy for Low Carbon Public Transports.
November 8, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(European Commission)  …   Used cooking oils (UCOs) are processed from food industry and catering waste; cheap and widely available, they are playing an increasing role in the development of advanced biofuels. However, although the …

What’s Up with RINs Prices?
October 7, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  RINs prices have been making headlines in recent months, with prices at times crossing the psychologically important $1 per gallon mark. Echoing earlier complaints (farmdoc …

New Zealand’s First Commercial Biodiesel Plant Prepares to Open
August 4, 2016 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Z Energy, a $26 million biodiesel processing facility in New Zealand, has begun the commissioning phase at its 5.3 MMgy plant in Wiri, Auckland. On Aug. 2, the company received …

Pacific Biodiesel Rolls Back Maui #Biodiesel Prices
July 6, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Maui drivers using #biodiesel have a reason to celebrate today as city eliminated its 9 cents per gallon on-road biodiesel fuel tax effective July 1, 2016. In response, Maui’s own Pacific …

In a First, Karnataka’s Transport Authority May Produce Biofuel. Here’s How
June 9, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

By Arka Bhattacharya (The Economic Times)  …   Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is in talks with Hyderabad-based Advait Bio Fuel to jointly establish a bio-diesel production facility in the state, potentially becoming the first transport …

Arkansas State University Biodiesel Lab Helps Power, Feed University Farm
June 8, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett  (Delta Farm Press)  Surrounded by educational posters and a large dry board full of mathematical equations, Kevin Humphrey sits explaining how the biodiesel lab in adjacent rooms came to be.

“I’ve been here …

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating
June 2, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT. 642 on May 25. The legislation would ensure more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the …

REG’s Rolling Thunder: What Did Not Kill Them (Falling Oil Prices), Made Them Stronger
April 5, 2016 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … It’s been a couple of years since we visited REG and the difference is palpable. The company has become a little ADM, rather than a big Amyris or TerraVia. You …

Dilma Sanctions Law Increasing Addition of Biodiesel in Diesel
March 25, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Leonardo Goy (Reuters; Google translation)  President Dilma Rousseff signed on Wednesday the law which provides for the gradual increase in biodiesel blend in diesel, from the current 7 percent to 8 percent in March …

Think Crude’s Cheap? Biodiesel’s Going for Free in Some Places
February 2, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  … Biodiesel’s become so cheap in the U.S. that some refiners are being paid to use it.  Midwest refiners are paying as little as 64.5 cents a gallon for the fuel …

Here’s One Transportation Fuel Ending 2015 on a Positive Note
January 4, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg Business)  … Spot biodiesel prices have jumped at least 10 percent because of moves in Washington since Nov. 30, when the Obama administration increased consumption targets for the fuel. About three weeks later, …

Viewpoint: US Biodiesel Imports to Grow in 2016
December 28, 2015 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(Argus)  Imported biodiesel’s share of the US on-road diesel pool is set to double in 2016 as suppliers in Argentina and elsewhere boost volumes after the US government issued clearer rules for blending tax credits …

Biofuel Way We Can All Aid Climate Goals, Says Z
December 14, 2015 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Gray, Sophie Ryan (New Zealand Herald)  Z Energy says committing to using biofuel is one way people can contribute to the global effort to reduce climate change outlined in the Paris Agreement.

New Zealand …

With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon
December 11, 2015 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when the Chennai-Mysuru Shatabdi Express will be run on diesel blended with biodiesel.

Hubballi railway station was …

EU Biodiesel Premiums Hit New Highs as Global Energy Prices Tumble
December 9, 2015 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Biodiesel premiums to the underlying ICE gasoil futures in Europe rose steeply Monday, as energy prices tumbled further after Friday’s OPEC meeting, and supported by high feedstock prices.

The RED RME premium Monday hit its …

All RTC Buses to Run on Biodiesel Soon
October 4, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  The Transport Department has decided to run all State Road Transport Corporation (RTCs) buses on biodiesel in the next four months.
The first batch of 10 buses running on biodiesel was flagged off by …

Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs
October 3, 2015 – 12:18 am | No Comment

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  The cost of biodiesel would be lower if more of the U.S. production capacity was put to use.  National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott tells Brownfield the country could …

MTA Wins Round in Biodiesel Battle
September 28, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Bray (Truck News)  … That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck West recently that after the Manitoba government decided to up the biodiesel mandate above the …

Walnut Creek Switches City Fleet to Renewable Diesel Fuel
September 15, 2015 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Bea Karnes (Walnut Creek Patch)  The fuel is used in street sweepers, dump trucks, backhoes, lawn mowers and other equipment. — Walnut Creek got a little greener last week after the city started pumping renewable …

Relevance of Biofuel as UAE Petrol Sector Evolves
September 4, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Alexander Pieri  (ConstructionWeekOnline)  … But when a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, a viable alternative to costly petrol needs to be considered. Such is the case with Transguard …

B100 Available at Root Fuel’s Wallisville Road Station in Houston
July 27, 2015 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Six months after opening its Wallisville Road fuel station in Houston selling B20, Root Fuel is now offering B50 and B100 at the same location. “It’s a big, big day,” …

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

Govt to Use 20% Diesel Requirements through Bio-Diesel
June 25, 2015 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Jayanta Mallick (The Hindu)  The Union Shipping Ministry has decided to utilise 20 per cent of its diesel requirement through bio-diesel at 12 major ports. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping after …

Propel Fuels Relocates Headquarters to Sacramento
April 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels)  Announces new management and directors, strategic focus and operating milestones.   Propel Fuels, California’s largest retailer of low-carbon liquid fuels, has announced it will move its headquarters from Redwood City to Sacramento. As California’s …

Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness
March 26, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Imran Khan (Lootah Biofuels/Renewable Energy World)  … Crude oil is refined to produce diesel and petrol and the cost of crude oil is the most crucial factor affecting fuel prices over time. However, with the shortage …

Once-Golden Biofuels Market Flattened by Cheap Diesel
February 8, 2015 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Fleisher (Trib Total Media)  Last fall, Ed Vescovi planned to restart a dormant biodiesel plant in Beaver County.  The market for biofuel was shaky. But a new owner, Weavertown Environmental, pledged to get …

Gasoline Price Plunge in U.S. Slowed by Higher Ethanol Costs
January 8, 2015 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The biggest plunge in U.S. gasoline prices since 2008 is slowing as higher ethanol boosts the cost to make the motor fuel.  Ethanol futures surpassed gasoline last month for the first …

Kahului Biodiesel Price Lowest in Hawaiʻi
December 11, 2014 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

(Maui Now)  Pacific Biodiesel’s Hobron fueling station now has the lowest diesel price in the state, according to a press release issued by the company today.  B20, which is a blend of 20% biodiesel and …

Vermont Sunflowers to Help Provide Power
September 18, 2014 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Green Mountain Power)  GMP collaborates on Innovative Farm-to-Energy Biodiesel Test

Beautiful fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed.  The …

Biodiesel Growth Complements Clean Diesel Trend
August 22, 2014 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Ben Evans  (National Biodiesel Board/Diesel Technology Forum)  The dramatic growth in availability of new technology diesel engines and vehicles for the U.S. market is welcome news for consumers and fleets that want the tremendous …

The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and Advanced Biofuels
August 1, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell.   And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right …

The 25 Hottest Topics in the Advanced Bioeconomy
July 31, 2014 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1. The Hot 50 and Hot 30:  A perennial favorite. This year, Solazyme topped the list while LanzaTech slipped into second place.  …

2. The Top 100 People:  Another perennial. This …

OECD-FAO Outlook Report Predicts Growth in Ethanol Production
July 21, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new agricultural outlook report published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations predicts that the consumption and …

2014 Ram 2500 Biodiesel Testing – Final Gear Editorial
July 18, 2014 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Jason Gonderman  (Diesel Power Magazine)  … I started my informal biodiesel test with a familiar face, a 2014 Ram 2500, the same truck used for our 1500 vs. 2500 test (“Sibling Rivalry,” March 2014). Why …

A Biodiesel Business Is Opening in Plainfield
July 10, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Kathryn Flagg (Seven Days Vermont) … While Vallee’s Red Store sits vacant, Black Bear Biodiesel is gearing up to open its doors — and pump its first gallons of recycled vegetable oil — later this …

Bitter Disappointment on the Biodiesel Market
June 30, 2014 – 9:37 am | No Comment

(GreanEA Team)  Contrary to the high expectations of European biodiesel producers, the demand and prices of biodiesel in Europe fell down significantly. The situation does not seem to improve even with the summer season approaching, which …

25x’25 Statement on CBO Renewable Fuel Standard Report
June 27, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25/Biofuels Journal)  How the Congressional Budget Office reached the conclusion in a report released Thursday that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will raise gas and biodiesel prices is a mystery, given the deep price discount …

Fuels America Campaign Reminds Drivers of Savings
May 28, 2014 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Just as a good-sized portion of the country is hitting the road for Memorial Day weekend, Fuels America launches an ad campaign to remind drivers just how much they are saving at the …

2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry
January 14, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry” report to their offering.

“2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry”, provides an overview of …

How Much Will You Pay for Renewable Fuels?
January 2, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In early December, The Digest undertook a voluntary survey on renewable fuels and pricing, inviting its global readership to answer four questions relating to the price of ethanol, biodiesel, jet fuel …

Smyrna Finds Success with Biodiesel but Needs a Hand with Supply
December 6, 2013 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Nikki Wiley  (The Marietta Daily Journal)  A year-old program weaning Smyrna off of diesel is seeing success but needs the help of residents.

Smyrna began converting cooking oil into biodiesel for its truck fleet last …

How Much Would You Pay for Renewable Fuels?
December 5, 2013 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here, as the EPA delves into the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, today is your response on who would pay what for which renewable fuel.

The highlights

1. For E85, you …

The 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels
October 4, 2013 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Matt Horton, CEO of Propel Fuels, relates the tale, he hears the 4 Monster Myths of Renewable Fuels, also known as the “conventional wisdom,” all too often.   Turns out …

House GOP Push Repeal of Government ‘Big Thumb’ Biofuel Program
July 18, 2013 – 7:22 pm | No Comment

by Julian Hattem (The Hill Reg Watch)  A group of House Republicans are urging an end to the federal program that calls for gasoline to be mixed with renewable biofuel like ethanol.

The lawmakers heard from …

Palm Oil Climbs as Crude Above $100 Increases Demand for Biofuel
July 5, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Ranjeetha Pakiam  (Bloomberg)  Palm oil gained for the first time in six days after West Texas Intermediate crude surged above $100 a barrel for the first time since September, boosting demand for vegetable oils as …

Answers to Your Questions about Parity-Priced, Algae-Based Fuels
March 8, 2013 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Wondering when affordable algae-based transportation fuels might arrive at your local retail outlet?   Might be sooner than you think. Here’s the lowdown.

…Further, we have to take into account that, …

Deputy Assistant Secretary Of The Navy For Energy Visits Military’s Biodiesel-Fueled Steam Plant
November 29, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(America’s Navy)  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy) Tom Hicks toured a steam plant at St. Julien’s Creek Annex in Portsmouth now running on B20, a 20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent number two fuel …

The Biofuels Era – A Changing of the Guard?
November 8, 2012 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Darrel Good and Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  …We begin our analysis by tracing out the implications for biofuels consumption over the next three years based on one potential scenario involving all of the …

Local Energy Company Makes It Easy for Customers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
October 24, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(Bourne’s Energy)  Bourne’s Energy announces the grand opening of their local biofuel blending facility that produces cleaner and greener fuel for vehicles and home heating.

Bourne’s Energy is thrilled to announce a new milestone in Vermont’s green energy history …

Platts Unveils Comprehensive Biofuels News and Pricing Service
September 5, 2012 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

(Platts/PR NewsWire)  Consolidates News, Analysis and Pricing in Three Biofuels-Specific Products

A comprehensive array of news, market analysis and pricing is now available to the burgeoning biofuels sector through three new products from Platts, a leading …

Biodiesel on the March; REG Reports Record Revenues for Q2
August 15, 2012 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …As is sometimes overlooked, the advanced biofuels pool in the US Renewable Fuel Standard is not only a qualifying pool for cellulosic biofuels – which have struggled to come to …

How Not to Lose an Energy Policy in 10 Days
March 7, 2012 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  BIO’s industrial biotech czar says that governments should resist attempts to derail the commercialization of advanced biofuels, and not be beguiled by the Solyndra Syndrome

In 2011, consumers spent …

Agency Gets Another State Grant
October 26, 2011 – 8:09 am | No Comment

by Carole Duran (Reading Eagle.com)  Berks County Intermediate Unit has been awarded a $100,000 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection to continue offsetting the difference in diesel and biodiesel fuel costs.

…The grant …

Propel Fuels Offers B20 at Three New Locations in Bay Area
August 17, 2011 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  In an effort to bring increasingly sustainable fuels to California drivers, Redwood City-Calif.-based fuel retailer Propel Fuels is now offering B20 at three of its stations in the San Francisco …

Biodiesel Industry Revs up Ad Push
June 27, 2011 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  …The biodiesel industry is embarking on a multimillion-dollar nationwide outreach campaign — its first ever — intended as a coming out party after spending its initial years lurking in the shadows …

Scania to Deliver Biodiesel Buses to Arriva
June 15, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Biodiesel Magazine)  Danish bus operator Arriva recently placed an order with Sweden-based Scania AB for more than 100 new diesel buses for use in Cophenhagen. The vehicles will be fueled with a …

Environmentally Friendly Biodiesel Now on Sale
June 9, 2011 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(The Star)  Biodiesel is now available in the market. Beginning this month until October, the supply of the new fuel will be available in stages starting at Putrajaya followed by Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur …

Extreme Biodiesel Reports Significant Increase in Demand for Biodiesel
May 5, 2011 – 6:28 am | No Comment

(MarketWire/Extreme Biodiesel)  BookMerge Technology, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Extreme Biodiesel, is experiencing a significant increase in demand for its biodiesel which is at an all-time high of $4.09/gallon. Recent diesel #2 retail pricing …