Industry News

  • USITC votes 4-0 that US biodiesel industry injured by imports

    December 5, 2017
    The U.S. International Trade Commission determined in a 4-0 vote that the U.S. biodiesel industry is materially injured by biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which the U.S. Department of Commerce previously determined are subsidized.
  • RICanada launches ad campaign to push for higher biofuel mandates

    December 5, 2017
    RICanada launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed Facts Don’t Lie, the campaign is designed to educate the public on how biofuels reduce carbon emissions from transportation.
  • NBB elects governing board made up of full biodiesel value chain

    December 5, 2017
    While in Washington, D.C., to advocate for U.S. biodiesel industry jobs, National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership Nov. 30. The board reflects the wide range of member companies in the biodiesel industry.
  • MSU gets grant for power plant emission reduction, algae growth

    December 1, 2017
    PHYCO2 will collaborate with Michigan State University under a $1 million U.S. DOE grant to develop technologies to transform the efficiency and operating costs to reduce power plant emissions of CO2 and create marketable chemicals.
  • First RFS rule from Trump EPA a big disappointment for biodiesel

    November 30, 2017
    The U.S. EPA released its final rule for renewable volume obligations under the RFS Nov. 30, and the Trump administration's first final rule is a big disappointment for biodiesel producers. The rule stalls biodiesel volumes at 2.1 billion gallons.
  • NBB members on Hill to urge reinstatement of biodiesel tax credit

    November 29, 2017
    Starting Nov. 28, nearly 100 members of the National Biodiesel Board are in Washington, D.C., to participate in their biannual fly-in to the nation's capital. NBB members plan to storm the Hill to encourage reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit.
  • US EPA officially maintains current RFS point of obligation

    November 28, 2017
    The U.S. EPA has officially announced its denial of several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation (POO) under the RFS. In 2016, several groups petitioned the EPA, asking that the agency shift the POO.
  • Air Liquide to engineer, supply Cargill biodiesel plant in Kansas

    November 27, 2017
    Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has built six biodiesel plants for Cargill. Now, its leading-edge Lurgi biodiesel technology, which offers a complete oleochemical production chain, will be the heart of Cargill's new 60 MMgy Kansas plant.
  • Deutz approves engines for use of alternative fuels

    November 21, 2017
    Electrification is gaining popularity, but for medium- and heavy-duty applications, there is no replacement for diesel power. Deutz has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with renewable diesel and biodiesel.
  • NJ school district achieves 20-year milestone with biodiesel

    November 16, 2017
    Medford Township Public Schools in New Jersey is celebrating its 20-year anniversary of transitioning to cleaner-burning biodiesel in its school bus fleet. Medford is the U.S.'s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet.