Industry News

  • CARB certifies new ADF-compliant biodiesel additive

    July 26, 2017
    The new additive ensures compliance with the Jan. 1, 2018, implementation of CARB's Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation. A 20 percent blend of biodiesel with VESTA 1000 reduced NOx by 1.9 percent and PM by 18 percent compared to CARB diesel.
  • Preliminary agenda announced for Biofuels Financial Conference

    July 26, 2017
    Produced by Christianson PLLP and taking place Sept. 27-28 in Minneapolis, the event focuses on the best ways for biofuels producers to become more familiar with the latest financial options in today's ethanol and biodiesel industries.
  • REG celebrates completion of upgrades at German biodiesel plant

    July 21, 2017
    Renewable Energy Group Inc. marked the completion of upgrades at its Emden, Germany, biorefinery July 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. REG invested €2.5 million for the installation of a new biodiesel distillation column and a thermal oil heater.
  • California legislators extend LCFS, cap-and-trade programs

    July 19, 2017
    With a bipartisan, two-thirds supermajority vote, California legislators passed AB 398, extending the cap-and-trade and LCFS programs from their initial end date in 2020 through 2030. The extension will help foster greater biodiesel growth.
  • Solfuels USA joins the National Biodiesel Board

    July 19, 2017
    The NBB welcomes the new membership of SolFuels USA. Through a partnership with Agritrade Resources, Solfuels recently completed the retrofit of an Arkansas biodiesel plant, which will produce 3 million gallons per month at full capacity.
  • Bill intro’d to extend, phase out biodiesel blenders tax credit

    July 18, 2017
    Under the proposed legislation to extend and phase out the biodiesel blenders tax credit, the value for the incentive would be $1 per gallon in 2017-'18, 75 cents in 2019, and 50 cents in 2020-'21. The tax credit would sunset Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Europe’s largest algae omega-3 plant uses Schott glass tubes

    July 18, 2017
    After 18 months of testing, microalgae manufacturer ecoduna has selected Schott's glass tubes for a new photobioreactor site in Vienna, Austria, that will be Europe's largest plant dedicated to the harvest of omega-3 fatty acids from microorganisms.
  • American Soybean Association CEO nominated as deputy ag secretary

    July 14, 2017
    American Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky has been nominated by U.S. President Trump to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. Censky has led the ASA as CEO since 1996. Censky worked at USDA under Reagan and Bush in various roles.
  • US EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal for Aug. 1

    July 13, 2017
    The U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., for its recently released proposal to set 2018 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
  • US biodiesel fair trade coalition files new claim in imports case

    July 10, 2017
    The critical circumstances provision in antidumping and countervailing duties laws allows for imposition of duties on imports that enter the U.S. prior to preliminary determinations of subsidization and dumping. NBB filed a new claim on this basis.

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