Industry News

  • NBB shows US EPA higher 2020 biodiesel volumes are achievable

    August 17, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board filed comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2020, urging the EPA to increase volumes in both categories in the final RFS rule and to fully account for exemptions.
  • Inspiration Moves Me

    August 17, 2018
    In his Editor's Note from the Summer 2018 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, Editor Ron Kotrba discusses the contents of the latest edition and how the stories came to be.
  • Go Big with Data, or Go …Out of Business?

    August 17, 2018
    As a CPA focused on the world of biofuels, it has become abundantly clear that energy will, sooner rather than later, be interconnected with massive computing power, data collection and storage capabilities—and will change how we all do business.
  • NBB asks Farm Bill conferees to support biodiesel programs

    August 16, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to leaders of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, reiterating the industry's strong support for passage of a new five-year Farm Bill that includes funding for programs that support biodiesel.
  • ADM to acquire Brazilian oilseed facilities from Algar Agro

    August 16, 2018
    Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced Aug. 16 that it has reached an agreement to purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro, including oilseeds processing facilities in Uberlândia in the state of Minas Gerais, and Porto Franco in Maranhão.
  • Global soybean production in 2018-’19 could reach record level

    August 16, 2018
    The USDA has raised its forecast considerably for 2018-’19 U.S. soybean production, now expecting a bumper crop. USDA projects world soybean production in 2018-’19 at 367 million metric tons, up 30 million tons year-on-year.
  • On the Road Again—Legally

    August 15, 2018
    Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve seen so many times, the biodiesel industry shone in the face of adversity.
  • Argent Energy appoints Rietkerk CEO following Amsterdam deal

    August 15, 2018
    Rietkerk takes over leadership of Argent from the former managing director, Jim Walker, following the company's recent agreement to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam. Rietkerk comes to Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a trading firm in the Netherlands.
  • Suncor helps Vancouver city fleet transition to renewable diesel

    August 15, 2018
    The City of Vancouver has entered into a new fuel contract with Suncor. All of the city's diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 levels by the end of next year.
  • NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality

    August 14, 2018
    Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations and incentives for alternative fuels can be complex and overwhelming.