Industry News

  • Pacific Biodiesel receives grant for equipment, facility upgrades

    August 31, 2018
    Pacific Biodiesel has received grant funding from the Hawaii Technology Development Corp. to help reimburse recent facility upgrades and equipment purchases at its biodiesel plant on the big island of Hawaii and waste oil collection center on Oahu.
  • Swiss authorities nix Neste biojet fuel project at Geneva Airport

    August 30, 2018
    The Swiss authorities have decided not to commit to a biojet fuel project with Neste Corp. announced last year, which would have replaced 1 percent of the conventional jet fuel used at Geneva Airport with renewable jet fuel made by Neste.
  • Several RIN, tax credit fraud cases move through courts in August

    August 27, 2018
    Three biodiesel-related cases have made justice department headlines in August, including an indictment against Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy executives for allegedly scheming to file more than $500 million in false tax credit claims.
  • Senators urge EPA to boost RFS volumes, account for exemptions

    August 23, 2018
    A group of 39 U.S. senators is urging the U.S. EPA to increase volume obligations for biodiesel and overall advanced biofuels while also advising the agency to ensure any small refiner economic hardship exemptions are appropriately accounted for.
  • National Biodiesel Board hires new communications manager

    August 22, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board welcomes a new addition, Communications Manager Samantha Turner, to its staff this week. Turner comes to NBB from Monsanto, where she served as the food and nutrition engagement communications manager.
  • NBB shows US EPA higher 2020 biodiesel volumes are achievable

    August 17, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board filed comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2020, urging the EPA to increase volumes in both categories in the final RFS rule and to fully account for exemptions.
  • Inspiration Moves Me

    August 17, 2018
    In his Editor's Note from the Summer 2018 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, Editor Ron Kotrba discusses the contents of the latest edition and how the stories came to be.
  • Go Big with Data, or Go …Out of Business?

    August 17, 2018
    As a CPA focused on the world of biofuels, it has become abundantly clear that energy will, sooner rather than later, be interconnected with massive computing power, data collection and storage capabilities—and will change how we all do business.
  • NBB asks Farm Bill conferees to support biodiesel programs

    August 16, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to leaders of the Farm Bill Conference Committee, reiterating the industry's strong support for passage of a new five-year Farm Bill that includes funding for programs that support biodiesel.
  • ADM to acquire Brazilian oilseed facilities from Algar Agro

    August 16, 2018
    Archer Daniels Midland Co. announced Aug. 16 that it has reached an agreement to purchase certain assets of Brazil-based Algar Agro, including oilseeds processing facilities in Uberlândia in the state of Minas Gerais, and Porto Franco in Maranhão.

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