Industry News

  • Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

    December 12, 2018
    Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have approved the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill. The House passed the bill Dec. 12 in an overwhelming 369-to-47 vote, a day after the Senate approved it 87 to 13.
  • Preliminary agenda announced for 2019 Int’l Biomass Conference

    December 12, 2018
    Biomass Magazine announced Dec. 12 the agenda for the 12th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place March 18-20 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. The agenda is divided into four tracks.
  • Neste to more than double renewable diesel capacity in Singapore

    December 12, 2018
    Neste made its final investment decision worth USD$1.6 billion to more than double its renewable diesel production in Singapore by adding an additional 1.3 million tons of annual production capacity. The plant exports significant volumes to the U.S.
  • Benefuel looking to British Columbia for new biodiesel facility

    December 11, 2018
    The total project will produce 150 MMly and will reduce GHG emissions by more than 550,000 metric tons per year, which is equal to roughly 10 percent of British Columbia's 2030 target reduction for transportation as detailed in the CleanBC Report.
  • EU Commission begins antisubsidy process against Indonesia

    December 11, 2018
    UFOP calls for urgent action by application of customs duties on imports of palm oil biodiesel. The EBB warns that import duties to be applied in 2019 will be circumvented by the increased import of palm oil for production of biodiesel in the EU.
  • EU Commission begins antisubsidy process against Indonesia

    December 11, 2018
    UFOP calls for urgent action by application of customs duties on imports of palm oil biodiesel. The EBB warns that import duties to be applied in 2019 will be circumvented by the increased import of palm oil for production of biodiesel in the EU.
  • Biodiesel cos. ask Congress for long-term extension of tax credit

    December 11, 2018
    The NBB and more than 50 member-companies and affiliated organizations delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders, urging them to enact a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive before Congress adjourns.
  • Low river levels in Germany continue to push biodiesel prices up

    December 11, 2018
    The key issue affecting the product chain of rapeseed processing and biodiesel production in Germany is the uncertain transport situation due to low water levels in Germany's rivers that have curtailed the flow of goods and led to rising prices.
  • Renewable Energy Group names Cynthia ‘CJ’ Warner as CEO

    December 6, 2018
    REG announced Dec. 6 that its board of directors has named Cynthia (CJ) Warner to the position of president and CEO effective Jan. 14, 2019, at which time she will also join the board of directors. Randy Howard will remain on the board of directors.
  • NBB insists on rigorous review of Argentina’s biodiesel subsidies

    December 4, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition submitted comments for the record Dec. 3 on how the U.S. Department of Commerce should conduct recently initiated changed circumstances reviews of U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel imports.

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