Industry News

  • US biodiesel leadership sends RFS letter to President Trump

    November 16, 2017
    Executive leaders of the National Biodiesel Board have sent a letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump on the 2018-'19 final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which the White House Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing.
  • Western Iowa Energy acquires 15 MMgy California biodiesel plant

    November 15, 2017
    Agron Bioenergy closed the sale of its biodiesel plant in Watsonville, California, to Western Iowa Energy. The assets include a biodiesel refinery designed to produce 15 MMgy and patents encompassing Agron's centrifuge system and distillation steps.
  • Discovery Channel documentary ‘Hot Grease’ spotlights biodiesel

    November 15, 2017
    They've been following National Biodiesel Board workers and members around for almost two years. Now, finally, the story of biodiesel will be shared with a large, national audience as Discovery's Hot Grease makes its on-air debut Thursday, Nov. 16.
  • Pacific Biodiesel to supply fuel to new Schofield power plant

    November 14, 2017
    Hawaiian Electric Co. and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies signed a three-year biodiesel supply contract for the new 50-MW Schofield Generating Station, 8-MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility, and other Oahu generation facilities.
  • Diamond Green Diesel considers expanding production to 550 MMgy

    November 13, 2017
    Valero and Darling Ingredients announced they will initiate an engineering and construction cost review to analyze an additional project that would grow production at their Diamond Green Diesel renewable diesel facility in Louisiana to 550 MMgy.
  • BDI to build RepCat biodiesel plant at Crimson Renewable Energy

    November 13, 2017
    One year after Austrian biodiesel engineering firm BDI completed upgrades at Crimson Renewable Energy in Bakersfield, California, including process optimization and expansion, the company announced another milestone project at the same facility.
  • EU vote shows Parliament strongly divided on crop-based biofuels

    November 9, 2017
    The EU Parliament Transport Committee decision to reject MEP Bas Eickhout's opinion, and not to endorse the hardline Environment Committee position on biofuels, is yet another sign of the divisions over where EU biofuel policy should be heading.
  • US upholds stiff duties in biodiesel imports subsidies case

    November 9, 2017
    The commerce department issued its final determination in the case of subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Importers must pay cash deposits of more than 70 percent for Argentine and 34 to 65 percent for Indonesian biodiesel.
  • Hero BX hosts terminal event, unveils new branded Bioheat trucks

    November 8, 2017
    Lake Erie Biofuels, dba Hero BX, celebrated one year of business at its blending and distribution terminal in North Hampton, New Hampshire, in grand style by hosting an open house and appreciation event Nov. 2 for customers and the community.
  • US biodiesel coalition to testify at ITC imports hearing Nov. 9

    November 8, 2017
    The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing Nov. 9 concerning biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Members of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition will testify, as well as two U.S. senators.