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Asia’s Climate Arsenal: Are Biofuels Back?

by Beth Walker (The Third Pole)  Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UTech, Jamaica and Elhydro Limited Sign MoU for Biodiesel Production and Research

by Michelle Beckford (go-Jamaica.com/University of Technology, Jamaica)  The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) and Elhydro Limited on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise collaboration

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Oman Goes Green with Fuel from Food Waste

by Sheikha Al Maqhus (Times of Oman)  Oman is setting up four biogas plants to produce energy from more than half a million tonnes of food waste, the cost of which

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines

by Roger Gilroy (Transport Topics)  Diesel fuel still has a large role to play in achieving greater emissions reductions in heavy-duty trucks, experts said during a recent conference in San Francisco.

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Shows Higher 2020 Biodiesel Volumes Are Achievable in Comments on Annual RFS Rule

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB also proposes multiple solutions to accounting for small refinery exempted volumes  —  Today, the National Biodiesel Board filed comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019 and

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Funnel Trials New Biofuel and Expands Fleet

by Rebecca Moore  (Passenger Ship Technology)  Red Funnel has been spinning several plates this year – from beginning construction of a £10M (US$14M) ferry to launching its latest catamaran, Red Jet

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

The Key to Big Profits in Clean Energy: Animal Fats

by Sarah Kent (Wall Street Journal)  In the global push for cleaner energy, one Finnish oil company fuels its growth by making diesel from animal fat  —  One of the best-performing stocks

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Jet Fuel and Diesel, at Scale: The Digest 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Established in 2013, AltAir Fuels was created to produce low carbon fuels and chemicals derived from sustainable feedstock. For its first commercial project, AltAir partnered with

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

AD Industry Responds to Vegan Energy

(Bioenergy Insight)  … The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has responded to the Ecotricity campaign, noting that it has served to highlight the issue of waste generated by society.

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Minister Humphreys Announces College Group’s €10m expansion

(College Group)  Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD today announced that College Group will invest €10m in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Some Delmarva Farmers Are Freezing Dead Chickens

by Katie Peikes (Delaware Public Media)  Long considered the most beneficial way to dispose of dead chickens, composting has become a management tool of the past for some Delmarva poultry farmers.

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch on Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French oil major Total is continuing talks with farmers opposed to its planned La Mede biodiesel refinery and plans to use 50,000 tonnes of French rapeseed to

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada Approves COMM SCI Project in Benefuel

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada)  Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. Its goal is to help Ontario and Canada become globally recognized leaders in the field of

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Rockin’ It This Month

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Neste reaches 1B gallons renewable diesel sale, runs in fire trucks, ambulances and school vehicles  —  In Texas, Neste U.S., Inc. is celebrating its 1 billionth gallon

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Historic Flight: Commercial Jet Flies on 100 Percent Biofuel

by Glenn Farley (K5 News)  In the Boeing test, a 777 freighter, ran on residual animal fats and plant oils. — In a historic first, Boeing has flown the first commercial jet

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesels Produced from Certain Feedstocks Have Distinct Properties from Petroleum Diesel

by Steve Hanson, Neil Agarwal (U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Agency) Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from various feedstocks, including refined vegetable oils, recycled cooking oils, and rendered animal fats.

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Trial to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

(Red Funnel Ferry)  Red Funnel has announced that it is trialing the use of Green D+ fossil-free fuel on its ro-pax fleet of ships which operate between Southampton and the

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Stanley Council to Decide Fate of Proposed Biofuel Plant

by Bill Poteat (Gaston Gazette)  … Walyak Energy has proposed building the $45 million facility on vacant land at the intersection of N.C. 27 and El Remarko Drive. In an April

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Was There Ever Really a “Sugar Conspiracy”?

by David Merritt Johns, Gerald M. Oppenheimer (Science Magazine)  Over the past quarter-century, historical research has revealed how major industries from tobacco to lead to petroleum have meddled in science to

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-JBS Biodiesel Adds New Raw Materials and Projects Increase in Production

by  Roberto Samora (Reuters (Google translation))  JBS Biodiesel, a biofuel unit of global meat giant JBS, will invest R $ 5.5 million to add chicken and pork fats to biodiesel production

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Stands Its Ground, Won’t Back Down: New B20 Vehicles, Emissions Cuts, Highlight NBC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The makers of the world’s favorite advanced biofuel — a/k/a the biodiesel industry — descended upon Texas to mingle, make and renew ties at the 2018

February 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Reduced Global Climate Emissions by 8.3 Million Tons in 2017

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Commission Grant Gives Processing Industry Food for Thought

(California Energy Commission)  Funding Also Awarded for Biofuel, Solar, and Hydrogen Fuel Infrastructure Projects  —  The California Energy Commission is helping the state’s $82 billion food industry become more energy efficient. …

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

US Government Report Strengthens Consensus on Biodiesel Benefits

(National Biodiesel Board)  Argonne National Laboratory, US Dept. of Agriculture, and Purdue University affirm impressive emissions reductions  —  A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates

January 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Forging New Sources for Biodiesel and Hydrocarbon-Based Products

by Cheryl Croucher (Troy Media)  Part 3 of a 10-part series: Forge Hydrocarbons, a U of A spinoff, turns low-grade fats and oils into valuable fuel  —  New technology employed by Forge

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Government of Alberta Establishes New Advanced Biofuel Leadership

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire) Advanced Biofuels Canada applauds government for new funding to support biofuels in Alberta and expand the province’s lower carbon economy. —  The government of Alberta announced today new

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) said Thursday. This was at the expense of

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

(DEUTZ)  …   DEUTZ has now approved the engine series TCD 2.9 / 3.6 / 4.1 / 6.1 / 7.8 / 12.0 / 16.0 under the current EU Stage IV /

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

BDI Receives Further Order from US-American Customer

(BDI) The Austrian plant engineering company BDI – BioEnergy International AG (“BDI”) was awarded a contract for a new BioDiesel plant in the United States featuring BDIs latest technology. Recycling

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Dreaming Green with Biodiesel

by Portia Mlilo (The Voice) Despite a recent setback, Mogotsi Samotongwa is determined not to give up on his dream.  The Botho University accountancy student wants to produce biodiesel from animal fat

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable oil and waste fill the gap to combat climate change

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

by Niamh Boyle (Biodiesel Magazine/Prima Markets)  Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels, including U.S. policy drivers and waste feedstock consumption, along with

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images of industrial-scale agriculture with cornstalks as far as the eye

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Academic Study: Biodiesel Benefits Under-Valued for Years

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Mandate Key to Biofuels Boost

(My Sunshine Coast)  The Australia biodiesel industry is still trying to negotiate deals with oil companies to ramp up production, despite the introduction of a second State mandate, Chief Executive

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Goes Carbon Negative, Signs Commercial-Scale Deal with SBI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Petroleum fuels emit 94 grams of CO2 per megajoule of energy. Shell’s latest deal with SBI Bioenergy gives it access to a fuel that emits Minus 14. That

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … Today, diesel engines are used worldwide for transportation, manufacturing, power generation, construction, and farming, …. Their success comes from their efficiency, economy, and

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Made in the USA Biodiesel Supports Jobs, Fourth of July Values

(National Biodiesel Board)  America’s Advanced Biofuel powers energy independence and clean energy  —  As the nation celebrates its independence, American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Celebrates 10-Year Renewable Diesel Milestone

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  In its latest announcement, Neste is touting a 10-year renewable diesel milestone, having reduced greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from traffic by more than 33 million tons

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Austrian Market Is Fully Supplied with Biodiesel of Domestic Manufacture

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Such facts were published by ARGE, that unites six Austrian biodiesel manufacturers. As the facts indicate, it was produced 269 000 tones of biodiesel in 2014. In

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Pyrolysis Comes of Age

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  After many years of development biomass pyrolysis is finally maturing as a commercial technology. Pyrolysis is not incineration. The goal is to use

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Deepens Its Knowhow on the Circular Economy – Waste Plastics Now in Focus

(Neste)  Neste deepens its knowhow on the circular economy – waste plastics now in focus —  Neste, the world’s leading biofuel producer in the circular economy, is putting a large

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Tallowmasters Transaction with Darling Ingredients

by Monika Donimirska (SatPRNews)  Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) has acquired the assets of Tallowmasters, LLC, a family owned rendering and recycling company with headquarters in Medley, Florida and processing

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to Meet June 9 on B20 Mandate

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Aemetis Enters into Multi-Year Biodiesel Supply Agreement with BP

(Aemetis, Inc.)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India has signed a three-year biofuels supply agreement with BP Singapore Pte Limited (BPS), the regional

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Eni and CONOE Sign Agreement for the Transformation of Used Vegetable Oils into Biofuels

(Eni) The agreement will see Eni’s refineries in Italy capitalize on a national energy resource by creating high quality biofuels from used vegetable oils, representing the final stage of the virtuous

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea

by Jin-Suk Lee and Kyu-Young Kang (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Since Korea imports over 95% of its energy demand, thus energy security has always been an important driver in the national agenda.

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Dartmouth Energy Plan Could Bring Changes to Power Plant in Center of Hanover

by Rob Wolfe (Valley News)  …   The current plant, which features a 175-foot brick smokestack, is located to the east of the Hood Museum of Art and burns roughly 3.5

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

ACI: Bill Would Permanently End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act,” Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform Package  —  Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

New Plant Will Make Biodiesel from Waste Fats

(Lambton Shield)   $25-m Sombra operation would take shape on part of plant bought last year  —  A 25-million litre capacity plant that would occupy a small slice of a 24-acre site

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Testing Hybrid Trucks in Sweden

(DSV)  Using a combination of biodiesel and electricity to power trucks will reduce unhealthy carbon dioxide emissions.  —  DSV Sweden is currently testing a unique Atego Hybrid truck from Mercedes-Benz

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Bugs Delay Z’s Biodiesel

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald) Z Energy hopes to get its biodiesel plant producing commercial fuel within the next two months after months of delays. The company had hoped to start supplying

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Diesel in North America

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste recently announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel in San Diego, California, during its customer seminar and appreciation event. Neste replaces its “Neste Renewable Diesel” and

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Wham Bam Thank You Ham: Neste Produces Renewable Diesel from Waste Fat

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  Renewable diesel company Neste has produced 10,000 litres of renewable diesel from waste produced from ham fat. It took the waste fat from 40,000 Finnish

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Far-Reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

by Karyn Jones (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule, published in the federal register Nov. 16, proposes a wide-range of regulatory and compliance changes that

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  On BDI-BioEnergy International’s 20-year anniversary, Biodiesel Magazine takes a look back at the company’s beginnings, accomplishments and biodiesel production technology.  —  In September, dozens of

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview

by Will Smith (Springhouse Consulting/Biodiesel Magazine)  While the majority of U.S. biodiesel is still produced from soybean and canola oil, the role of alternative feedstock has increased steadily over the

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Automakers Fuel the U.S. Market With More Biodiesel Capable Diesel Vehicle Models

(National Biodiesel Board)  U.S. auto manufacturers have introduced a record number of new biodiesel capable diesel vehicle options for consumers as the push for increased fuel efficiency, performance, and sustainability

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: The Great Crash of Australia’s ‘Fish and Chip Cooking Oil’ Renewable Fuel Industry

by Emilia Terzon (ABC News)  Former chef-cum-Darwin’s “biodiesel warrior” Greg Henderson was elbow-deep in an industry of second-hand grease when

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows

(National Biodiesel Board)  USDA data show cost of food has declined  —  As Americans set the table for another holiday

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Agritrade Acquires Its First Biodiesel Plant with Solfuels

(Biofuels International)  Agritrade Resources, an integrated energy and shipping solutions provider, in entering into renewable energy with Solfuels Holdings, an

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Botswana Unveils Experimental Biodiesel Vehicle

(Univeristy of Botswana)  The University of Botswana took its research programme to loftier heights when it launched an experimental vehicle

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

OMCs Are Buying Biodiesel to Blend with Regular Diesel

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to buy a total of 20 million

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Whale Carcass on Devon Beach to Be Used for Biofuel

(BBC News)  Teignbridge District Council said the 30ft (9.1m) fin whale on Red Rock Beach near Dawlish is being taken

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  New York City passes legislation to increase cleaner-burning biodiesel in heating oil  —  The City of

September 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice Reaches Commercial-Scale, with Signature Advances in Cost-Reduction, Feedstock Flexibility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CEC to Commercialise Biodiesel Plant

by Kelly Njombo (Zambia Daily Mail)  THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) is to commercialise its biodiesel plant after approval from Zambia

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

UK’s Argent Energy Wins Awards for Waste-Based Biodiesel Supply

(Argent Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  Argent Energy, one of the U.K.’s leading suppliers of sustainable biodiesel, has won two awards at the

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel

by Melissae Fellet (C&EN)  Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels  —  This year, renewable jet fuel took

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

New Data Reaffirms Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic modeling by Purdue University continues to reduce predicted emissions of ‘indirect land use change’  —  Biomass-based

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Welcome to Aviation Biofuels Math Class with Mr. Mercutio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were reading BBC’s coverage of the aviation biofuels space yesterday, you would have

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from the Right Sources Can Burn More Cleanly than Regular Diesel: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium at San José State University released a study

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

£1.7m Boost for Biofuel Firm

(Motherwell Times)  A Newarthill project promoting the use of biodiesels has been awarded £1.7 million in EU funding. Argent Energy

August 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Navy’s ‘Great Green Fleet’ to Tap Australian Biofuel Hub

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg)  Renewable fuels may provide 50% of U.S. fleet’s power by 2020; Queensland seeks to create export-oriented green-fuel

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

SEAD the Diversification of Raw Material for Biodiesel

(Special Secretariat for Family Agriculture and Agrarian Development/Canal Jornal da Bioenergia (Google Translation))  Family farms will gain new market in

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

New Zealand’s First Commercial Biodiesel Plant Prepares to Open

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Z Energy, a $26 million biodiesel processing facility in New Zealand, has begun the commissioning

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

#Biodiesel Growth Discussed During #AgMedia Summit

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Did you know that in the past 10 years, the biodiesel industry has grown from a

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Forty Senators Call for Higher Biodiesel Targets in RFS

(National Biodiesel Board)  Lawmakers Ask EPA to Boost Volumes in Pending Proposal —  Forty U.S. senators from across the country

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Study Finds Biodiesel Industry Supports Nearly 48,000 Jobs

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for strong clean-fuels policy

June 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Mason for Biofuel RAS

by Janweb B. Lagazo (US Navy, USS Mason)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

In a First, Karnataka’s Transport Authority May Produce Biofuel. Here’s How

By Arka Bhattacharya (The Economic Times)  …   Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is in talks with Hyderabad-based Advait Bio Fuel

June 9, 2016 Read Full Article

The Used Vegetable Oil? Becomes Biodiesel and Natural Cosmetics

(Test Magazine (Google Translation))  Over 62 thousand tons of waste vegetable oil collected in 2015, an increase of 44% compared

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Can the U.S. Military Afford to Run on Biofuels?

by Rich Smith (The Motley Fool)  …  The beef tallow being used today, however, costs just $2.05 per gallon, making it

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Commends Proposed Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive Through 2019

(Biofuels Journal/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Republicans Propose Bill to Scrap Tax Credits for Animal Fat Biodiesel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, seven Republican US Representatives led by Randy Weber of Texas have submitted a

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Duel Fuel–Colocating Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Keith Loria (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Biodiesel tanks are popping up in the tank farms at some ethanol plants these

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it was granted a patent by Malaysia to produce diesel

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Make Haste with Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (W)hen you compare them to homogenized, uniform, high-yield, purpose-grown energy crops. residues may be

April 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Levy Cash to Finance Biodiesel Refinery in Edmonton

(CBC News)  Edmonton company promises cheaper, cleaner biodiesel on a commercial level  —  An Edmonton based company plans to commercially

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  North America’s top fleets have spoken, and their #1 choice for greening their fleet operations is

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Company to Produce New Kind of Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Edmonton, Canada-based SBI BioEnergy plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

UK’s Top Environmental Groups Lay Down Challenge to Next Mayor to Make London a Treener, Healthier City

(Green Alliance)  A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups,[1] including the National Trust, WWF, RSPB and Greenpeace, are today

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol

by Robin Young (NPR’s Here and Now) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the only member of the cabinet who’s been

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

From February 2016: Approval for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO): Mercedes-Benz Truck Models Approved for Alternative Fuel HVO

(Daimler)  Approval for trucks with heavy-duty OM 470, OM 471 engines as well as medium-duty OM 936 and OM 934

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels

(National Biodiesel Board)   US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Carrier USS John C. Stennis Leaves Kitsap-Bremerton for Great Green Fleet Deployment

by Sam LaGrone (US Naval Institute News)  Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Wash. for a

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Backers See Big Expansion of Niche Renewable Product in Florida

by William R. Levesque (Tampa Bay Times)  … But the biodiesel industry remains something of an enigma to most Americans despite

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

London’s Cutting Back on Smokes

(Clean Fuels Community)  After a successful two month trial period, one third of London’s bus fleet will soon by powered

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

(Volvo) Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks today (January 7, 2016) signed off on the use of renewable diesel

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

One Third of London’s Buses to Run on Waste Fats and Oils

(Transit for London)  Almost a third of London’s bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel,

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Benefits of One of the Oldest Technologies Still in Use

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Thanks to decades of innovation, clean diesel technology is helping to deliver significant reductions in GHG emissions

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks — United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Alberta Should Adopt Low-Carbon Fuel Standard: Bennett

(Business in Vancouver)  With world’s focus on Paris, energy minister challenges other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead  —  … Alberta’s NDP

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Feeding the World

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Clean diesel engines and fuel will be a necessary technology to feed an additional 1 billion people

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Could Fuel Commercial Business

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  It started as an innovative way to inspire students, but with big business continuing to come

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Play All Our Cards on Climate, Including Biodiesel

by former Sen. Byron Dorgan (The Hill)  … Like a smart poker player, we have to capitalize on the good cards we

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Leaders Press Congress on Reformed Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Critical Incentive Has Remained Expired All Year  —  Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Preparing For Duonix Biodiesel Plant Start-Up

by  Doug Kennedy (KWBE)  A biodiesel plant at the northwest edge of Beatrice is getting ready for the start of

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Statoil Announces New Biodiesel Based on Offal

by Peder Qvale  (TU (Google translation))  Should cost as much as regular diesel.  —  For a few weeks back, the

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Firefighters Train with Duonix Biodiesel

by Jory Schweers  (Beatrice Daily Sun)   Beatrice Fire Department has been working with the Duonix Biodiesel plant west of town

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Santorum Tours Biodiesel Facility during Farley Visit

by William Garbe (TH Online)  GOP presidential hopeful listens to Western Dubuque Biodiesel general manager explain regulatory issues facing his

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

How to Profit from Government Mandates in Biofuels

(The Energy Report/Market Oracle)  New proposed EPA requirements for the renewable fuel standard program, combined with challenging sugarcane harvests in

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Help Slash U.S. Carbon Emissions — Report

by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Biodiesel can contribute significantly to U.S. carbon dioxide reduction goals, according to a new

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Grease Collection in the US: Feedstock for Biodiesel

by Ian Winner* (Optimus Technologies/special guest author for Advanced Biofuels USA)  Grease Collection Overview  —  When we talk about grease,

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Food Waste And Beef Fat Will Be Making Airplanes Soar

by Abbie Fentress Swanson (National Public Radio) … A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and

August 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Have Miles to Go for Biofuels

by V. Nilesh (Deccan Chronicle)  The government’s national policy on biofuels which aims to blend 20 per cent biofuels by 2017

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Works for Illinois Animal Agriculture

(Illinois Soybean Association)  Biodiesel Positively Impacts Poultry and Livestock Farmers’ Bottom Lines — Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Can Increase Livestock Production’s Profitability

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel is known for powering vehicles across the country—but it also works for poultry and livestock farmers by

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s U(o)P at UOP? The Renewables Story, Revealed.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For a decade, it’s (UOP’s) been an unquestioned leader in renewable fuels and chemicals development.

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Submits RFS Comments

(National Biodiesel Board)  Calls for Additional Growth in Biodiesel Sector — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) on Monday called on the

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses: Cleaner, Fuel-Saving Alternative for Public Transportation

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Hybrid Electric-Biodiesel Buses used in California, Washington and Michigan Model Lower GHG Emissions Options

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Refinery to Turn Fat and Vegetable Oil into Renewable Fuels

by Bill Mah (Edmonton Journal)  The company behind a refinery to turn fat and grease into renewable fuels says the

July 8, 2015 Read Full Article

United Airlines Flies Climate-Friendly Skies with Biofuel Powered Plane

(MalayMailOnline)  — Sometime this summer, a United Airlines flight will take off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for San

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Schepisi Bill Allowing Biofuel Production in New Jersey Approved by the Assembly

(RealEstateRama) Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Holly Schepisi paving the way for new jobs for New Jersey workers in the expanding

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Boeing Completes Flight Using 5% US Biodiesel

by Militsa Mancheva (SeeNews Renewables)   Under the latest stage of its ecoDemonstrator 757 programme, US aerospace group Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) successfully

June 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Voices from Europe, on Europe and Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … How does the European renewable fuels industry look at itself? Too focused on survival instead

May 26, 2015 1 comment Read Full Article

San Francisco Gets New Biodiesel-Electric Bus; Many More to Come

(San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees all transportation in the city, including the

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Administration Must Uphold Commitment to Biodiesel

by Anne Steckel (The Hill/National Biodiesel Board)  … Specifically, the Energy Independence and Security Act was passed by an overwhelming bipartisan

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

BDI Successfully Completes RetroFit Project in Spain

(BDI)  BDI – BioEnergy International AG has successfully completed the expansion of a BioDiesel plant in Spain. Oils and animal

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Kansas Plant Maximizes Value of Inputs by Adding Diesel Production

by Loretta Sorensen (Midwest Producer)  … But one Kansas ethanol company, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE), is taking steps to stabilize

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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