Industry News

  • USDA: US soybean ending stocks down 42% from September 2019

    September 30, 2020
    The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its latest quarterly Grain Stocks report on Sept. 30, reporting that old crop soybeans stored in all positions on Sept. 1 totaled 523 million bushels, down 47 percent from a year ago.
  • NBB solicits student applications for conference scholarships

    September 30, 2020
    The NBB invites university students majoring in scientific fields of study, and who have a passion for biodiesel as an energy innovation on the rise, to apply for a scholarship to the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.
  • IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

    September 29, 2020
    Jobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018.
  • Report: Australia’s biofuel consumption to remain minimal in 2020

    September 29, 2020
    The production and consumption of liquid biofuels in Australia are expected to remain minimal in 2020, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
  • Researchers grow algae without sunlight

    September 29, 2020
    Elizabeth Hann, a doctoral student in plant biology at UC Riverside, is using the two-year, $60,000 fellowship to test whether she can grow algae for biofuels completely in the dark using solar-generated electricity.
  • DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

    September 28, 2020
    The Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace.
  • Review of antidumping duty order on Indonesian biodiesel canceled

    September 28, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Commerce announced on Sept. 21 it is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on biodiesel from Indonesia for the period of review April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
  • NBB names Matt Herman as director of environmental science

    September 28, 2020
    The NBB has welcomed Matt Herman as the organization's new director of environmental science. He has experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and their supply chains.
  • USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

    September 25, 2020
    The USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021.
  • Farmers: Canada’s CFS misses the mark on biofuels

    September 25, 2020
    Grain Farmers of Ontario has deep concerns about the current Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) proposed by the Canadian government, is opposed to the criteria for land use, and asks for transparency around carbon numbers and any certification processes.