Industry News

  • Biodiesel can help reduce injector deposit formation

    March 15, 2018
    Modern diesel engines utilize high pressure common rail fuel systems whose small injector gaps are highly sensitive to deposits. New research from the University of Rostock in Germany has shown that biodiesel use can help minimize deposit formation.
  • Oklahoma cellulosic diesel facility achieves D7 Q-RIN status

    March 15, 2018
    D7 RINs generated at a biorefinery in Oklahoma City producing cellulosic diesel fuel have been verified by Weaver and granted Q-RIN status. Envia Energy uses FT technology to convert landfill gas and natural gas into diesel fuel, naphtha and wax.
  • Chinese researchers boost algae lipids, reduce peroxidation

    March 15, 2018
    Researchers from Nanjing Tech University in China have published a paper in Biotechnology for Biofuels on their method to increase lipid content and reduce peroxidation in Schizochytrium sp., a marine microalgae rich in docosahexaenoic acid.
  • Biodiesel industry makes strong case for tax credit to Congress

    March 14, 2018
    National Biodiesel Board member company AGP testified before a tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives March 14 in support of the biodiesel tax incentive. Read the strong case AGP made for reinstating the biodiesel tax credit.
  • Biodiesel producer to testify at tax extenders hearing March 14

    March 13, 2018
    A ways and means tax policy subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing March 14 to discuss the importance of various tax extenders such as the biodiesel tax credit that were not addressed in the tax reform package.
  • NBB and Cummins have some fun with biodiesel

    March 12, 2018
    The rugged growl of an old diesel engine and the steady purr of newer diesel models could be heard across the Missouri River as NBB's Director of Sustainability Don Scott joined a group from Cummins Inc. for some high-powered diesel fun.
  • New Valtra tractors factory-filled with renewable diesel

    March 12, 2018
    Neste Corp. has announced that tractor manufacturer Valtra, part of AGCO Corp., is factory-filling its new tractors with Neste MY Renewable Diesel made from waste and residues. Valtra will use approximately 185,000 gallons a year of renewable diesel.
  • Oil industry study shows plan to undermine RFS

    March 9, 2018
    Iowa's renewable fuel groups held a press conference March 9 to discuss a just-revealed oil industry study that shows a RIN price cap would decimate current demand for biofuels. Another RFS meeting at the White House is expected to be held March 12.
  • Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending

    March 9, 2018
    On March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vermont, and Sen. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional and advanced biofuels, including biodiesel.
  • Cap on ethanol RINs would reduce biodiesel market significantly

    March 9, 2018
    A new analysis by the National Biodiesel Board and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services found that capping the price of conventional biofuels' RINs will significantly harm the production of biodiesel and related industries.