Industry News

  • REG Q3 meets guidance despite $25 million risk management loss

    November 8, 2017
    Revenues in Q3 were $627 million on 151.5 million gallons of fuel sold. Q3 revenues were essentially flat with the prior year period despite the lapse of the biodiesel tax credit. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $11.4 million.
  • Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance biofuel production

    November 7, 2017
    The lustrous cells on the surface of the clam scatter bright sunlight, efficiently converting it into fuel. Using what they learn from these giant clams, the University of Pennsylvania researchers hope to improve future production of biofuel.
  • Biodico introduces Master Community Design technology

    November 7, 2017
    Biodico introduced its Master Community Design technology at the Zero Net Energy Farm Summit hosted at Red Rock Ranch in Five Points, California. The tech connects farms and surrounding communities with clean, affordable energy and local jobs.
  • Germany consumed more UCO biodiesel last year than RME

    November 6, 2017
    Germany's Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) has published an evaluation and progress report for 2016 in which it shows that, for the first time, consumption of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO) exceeded that of rapeseed biodiesel (RME).
  • Canada’s 2017 Renewable Industries Forum deemed a success

    November 2, 2017
    The 2017 Renewable Industries Forum took place in Ottawa in October. The 14th annual event brought more than 100 experts from government, industry and academia together to address Canada's priorities in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Biodiesel helps fuel Tow Trucks for Tots in Illinois

    November 2, 2017
    The Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program is partnering with Tow Trucks for Tots to help bring toys to needy children, while educating tow truck drivers on the benefits of B20 biodiesel fuel. The annual event will take place Nov. 12.
  • Final 2018-’19 RFS rule sent to White House OMB for review

    November 2, 2017
    The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. EPA's final rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations, along with the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel. The move marks a final step before public issuance.
  • ExxonMobil, REG report progress in cellulosic biodiesel research

    November 1, 2017
    ExxonMobil and REG announced Nov. 1 that by utilizing REG's patented fermentation technology, the companies' joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of nonedible biomass sources into biodiesel.
  • NBB on US negotiations with Argentina: Market distortion must end

    October 31, 2017
    Ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board's CEO Donnell Rehagen said unless Argentina puts an end to its harmful differential export taxes, there is nothing to negotiate.
  • Hero BX to host open house at New Hampshire biodiesel terminal

    October 30, 2017
    Hero BX will celebrate one year of business at its blending terminal in North Hampton, New Hampshire, by hosting an open house and appreciation event on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers, the community and media are invited to attend.