Industry News

  • Cargill’s Wichita biodiesel plant online, operating at capacity

    October 16, 2019
    Cargill’s 60 MMgy biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas, is now operating at capacity. Plans for the $90 million project were unveiled in September 2017. Air Liquide Engineering & Construction provided engineering, using its Lurgi process technology.
  • Van Sleet takes on new executive role at Evonik Oil Additives USA

    October 16, 2019
    Evonik Oil Additives USA Inc. announced Oct. 15 that Richard Van Sleet has been appointed regional president in the Americas. He will retain his current responsibilities as global head of marketing for lubricant additives.
  • EPA supplemental proposal is not the same ‘deal’ struck by Trump

    October 15, 2019
    EPA issued a supplementary proposal Oct. 15 on how it should project SRE volumes in setting annual RFS requirements. Stakeholders say it is not the same deal struck by Trump, administration officials, legislators, and oil and biofuel refiners.
  • New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome

    October 14, 2019
    The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted.
  • Feeling the Effects

    October 11, 2019
    In his editor’s note from the Fall 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the tough market and policy conditions that materialized this past summer, how it is impacting biodiesel producers, and the resiliency of this industry.
  • Quebec’s draft biofuel regulations ‘disappointing’ for biodiesel

    October 11, 2019
    While the minister of energy and natural resources is confident the “ambitious” targets will result in growth and investment in Quebec, a 2 percent biodiesel standard represents zero increase beyond the federal requirement in place for 10 years.
  • National Biodiesel Board Premieres on Rural America Live

    October 10, 2019
    Biodiesel was the featured topic of an hour-long segment on RFD-TV’s flagship series Rural America Live in August. Steve Howell, NBB senior technical advisor, and Greg Anderson, an NBB governing board member and farmer leader, were guests.
  • Biodiesel Websites Get Major Upgrade

    October 10, 2019
    The National Biodiesel Board recently unveiled its full redesigns of three of its most popular websites. The organization says the new sites offer abundant information in a clean, modern style, enhanced with mobile optimization.
  • Industry veterans introduce comprehensive market, policy analysis

    October 9, 2019
    Over the past three years Playmaker Strategies, based in Washington, D.C., and Rock House Advisors of Jefferson City, Missouri, have teamed up to write and produce “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Policy, Regulatory and Market Perspectives.”
  • National voter poll shows strong support for RFS, biodiesel use

    October 9, 2019
    The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of a national poll of registered voters to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies. The results show a candidate’s support for biodiesel can influence votes.