Industry News

  • Report: Boost in consumption of US biomass-based diesel expected

    March 27, 2020
    According to a new report released March 26 by the Fuels Institute, biomass-based diesel has increased its share of the diesel fuel market from 0.5 percent volume in 2010 to 5 percent in 2018 and is projected to reach 10 percent by 2022.
  • EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

    March 27, 2020
    The U.S. EPA announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s small refinery exemption (SRE) ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued.”
  • ADM commits $1 million to aid in COVID-19 response

    March 27, 2020
    Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced March 27 that it is has committed approximately $1 million to various organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19, including the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, regional and local charities, and more.
  • ADM commits $1 million to aid in COVID-19 response

    March 27, 2020
    Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced March 27 that it is has committed approximately $1 million to various organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19, including the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, regional and local charities, and more.
  • Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant accepting applications

    March 27, 2020
    Students are invited to apply online for a grant award of up to $2,000 through the Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant, established by the National Biodiesel Foundation to help full-time students interested in biodiesel sustainability.
  • NBB welcomes administration’s decision not to appeal SRE ruling

    March 25, 2020
    The National Biodiesel Board welcomes President Trump’s decision not to appeal the January court ruling that invalidated three small refinery exemptions that the U.S. EPA granted retroactively for the 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • Vegetable oil prices under pressure due to coronavirus pandemic

    March 25, 2020
    The spread of the coronavirus sent global prices of crude oil and vegetable oil on a downward spiral. Diesel sales are in steep decline, and the demand for and use of biodiesel, and biodiesel producers’ demand for vegetable oil, are down.
  • Oil refineries challenge Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

    March 24, 2020
    Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier filed petitions with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling that struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the U.S. EPA.
  • Alfa Laval to supply equipment for St1 renewable diesel plant

    March 23, 2020
    Alfa Laval has won a $5.8 million contract to supply various pieces of equipment for a process line to remove impurities in waste fats and oils at St1’s renewable diesel biorefinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Equipment deliveries are scheduled for 2021.
  • Iowa ethanol, glycerin donated for hand sanitizer production

    March 23, 2020
    Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association members sent the first donated shipment of Iowa ethanol and glycerin to the state of Iowa to be used by Iowa Prison Industries for the production of hand sanitizer during the national shortage.