Industry News

  • Corn Oil One’s Bob Riley receives leadership award

    March 22, 2018
    The Iowa Biotechnology Association Executive Director Joe Hrdlicka and Cultivation Corridor Executive Director Billi Hunt have presented the 2018 Cultivation Corridor Iowa Biotech Leadership Award to Robert G. Riley Jr., owner of Corn Oil One.
  • No renewal of biodiesel tax credit in omnibus spending bill

    March 22, 2018
    Congress is expected to pass an omnibus spending bill March 22 to fund the U.S. government, which does not include a reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit. In February, Congress passed a retroactive extension of the incentive for 2017 only.
  • Scientists say California can get tougher on clean fuels

    March 21, 2018
    California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year, by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard, according to a new analysis.
  • World Energy acquires AltAir biojet, renewable diesel assets

    March 20, 2018
    The purchase includes a 63-acre complex consisting of a 45 MMgy renewable jet/renewable diesel production facility, 1.7 million barrels of product storage, a truck rack with 28,000 barrels per day of throughput capacity, rail storage and pipelines.
  • UK-based Vertas Group acquires waste management firm

    March 20, 2018
    Vertas Group provides catering for approximately 400 schools and MMB Environmental—now being rebranded as Vertas Environmental—has been converting the used cooking oil into biodiesel since 2016. The company says it plans to continue this practice.
  • 10-day comment period on PES settlement agreement closes March 26

    March 19, 2018
    The 10-day comment period opened after publication in the Federal Register on the proposed consent decree and environmental settlement agreement lodged by the U.S. Department of Justice with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the PES bankruptcy case.
  • Aemetis completes construction of biodiesel pretreatment unit

    March 19, 2018
    Aemetis announced that its 50 MMgy Universal Biofuels subsidiary in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India, has completed construction of a biodiesel pretreatment unit to process low-cost feedstocks, which was part of a supply deal inked with BP Singapore.
  • 2018 International FEW announces technical sessions agenda

    March 19, 2018
    The 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference taking place June 11-13 in Omaha, Nebraska, has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 150 speakers and four comprehensive tracks.
  • Powerful reasons to celebrate National Biodiesel Day March 18

    March 16, 2018
    While the biodiesel industry is celebrated by many people every day of the year for its creation of jobs, support of farmers, use of byproducts and waste for clean energy, and its important role in helping the environment, March 18 is special.
  • 2 new members join REG board of directors, 1 resigns

    March 16, 2018
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. has appointed two new members, Debora Frodl and James Borel, to its board of directors. Frodl comes from General Electric and Borel from DuPont. Director Michael Jackson has resigned from the board after serving 12 years.