Industry News

  • The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifts off in San Diego

    January 22, 2019
    The biodiesel industry came together in January to engage, innovate and grow during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The national event of the year lifted off Jan. 22 in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership.
  • New York sets new goals for 100% clean power, 70% renewables

    January 18, 2019
    On Jan. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that calls for the state to achieve 100 percent clean power by 2040. It also aims to set new renewable energy mandates.
  • Civic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuel

    January 18, 2019
    A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles civic leaders to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability.
  • Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown

    January 17, 2019
    On Jan. 16, a U.S. Senate committee held a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as EPA administrator after serving as acting administrator since Scott Pruitt stepped down. He discussed the government shutdown and possible delays.
  • EU imports of US soybeans balloon during trade war with China

    January 16, 2019
    Following China’s ban on U.S. soybeans, the U.S. has been in need of new buyers. The EU-28 benefits from this situation as its imports of U.S. soybeans have multiplied. Three-quarters of EU soybean imports are now coming from the U.S.
  • Iowa governor’s budget includes $3M for renewables infrastructure

    January 15, 2019
    Gov. Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal Jan. 15. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers offer higher blends of biofuels.
  • Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

    January 11, 2019
    A new study commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy shows biodiesel and other biofuels can help Washington cut the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by up to 16.5 percent by 2030.
  • Universal Biofuels completes 2-year upgrade project in India

    January 11, 2019
    The upgrades at the Kakinada plant included installation of a pretreatment unit to process waste oils; expansion of boiler and other utility capacities; and implementation of environmental systems to enable full production of 50 MMgy of biodiesel.
  • EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

    January 10, 2019
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. Comments are due Feb. 25.
  • Biodiesel an underutilized solution as US carbon emissions climb

    January 8, 2019
    Rhodium Group is estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4 percent in 2018, the second-largest annual gain since 1996. Greater biodiesel use can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport and building sectors.

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