Industry News

  • The New Feedstock Frontier

    May 17, 2018
    Cutting-edge research and development has the potential to turn conventional wisdom on its head and revolutionize how, and from where, plant oils are obtained.
  • The Faces Behind the Statistics

    May 16, 2018
    While the economic effect biodiesel manufacturing has on small towns is quantifiably beneficial, the human effect is immeasurably invaluable.
  • Whirlwind of Uncertainty in Washington Damaging, but Not New

    May 16, 2018
    In a column from the Spring 2018 Edition of Biodiesel Magazine, NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses how the three-legged policy stool biodiesel stands on—the RFS, trade and tax—has seen real challenges and successes since the calendar last turned over.
  • Volvo Ocean Race stays on sustainability course with biodiesel

    May 16, 2018
    Supplying biodiesel for the Volvo Ocean Race's North American stopover is local producer Newport Biodiesel, which has used recycled cooking grease from restaurant "galleys" throughout New England to produce biodiesel for more than a decade.
  • Free biodiesel webinar May 22 on advanced elemental analysis

    May 15, 2018
    Biodiesel Magazine is holding a free webinar May 22 titled New Advances in Detection Technology for Biodiesel Impurities. The webinar, the latest in the Biodiesel Magazine Webinar Series, is sponsored by Spectro Analytical Instruments. Register here.
  • Valero acquires Pure Biofuels del Peru

    May 14, 2018
    Valero Energy Corp. has purchased Pure Biofuels del Peru, the third largest fuels importer in Peru. The transaction, funded with cash, also includes refined products terminals in in Callao, near Lima, and in Paita, near Piura in northern Peru.
  • US EPA delivers proposed 2019 RFS volumes to White House OMB

    May 14, 2018
    On May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment.
  • REG completes major expansion project at Ralston biodiesel plant

    May 10, 2018
    Renewable Energy Group wrapped up a $32 million expansion and upgrade project at its Ralston, Iowa, biodiesel plant. Production capacity in Ralston has more than doubled, from 12 to 30 MMgy, and its logistics and storage capabilities were upgraded.
  • RIN cap declared dead, export scheme resurfaces at RFS meeting

    May 8, 2018
    The latest in a series of politicized, high-level meetings on RFS took place at the White House where Ted Cruz's scheme to cap prices on RINs has finally fallen flat, but talk of exported gallons qualifying for domestic obligations resurfaced.
  • REG cites strong biodiesel margin environment in Q1 financials

    May 8, 2018
    In Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s first-quarter financial results, REG President and CEO Randy Howard said the margin environment for biodiesel continues to look strong as a result of a combination of higher energy and lower feedstock prices.

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