Industry News

  • Global soybean production in 2018-’19 could reach record level

    August 16, 2018
    The USDA has raised its forecast considerably for 2018-’19 U.S. soybean production, now expecting a bumper crop. USDA projects world soybean production in 2018-’19 at 367 million metric tons, up 30 million tons year-on-year.
  • On the Road Again—Legally

    August 15, 2018
    Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve seen so many times, the biodiesel industry shone in the face of adversity.
  • Argent Energy appoints Rietkerk CEO following Amsterdam deal

    August 15, 2018
    Rietkerk takes over leadership of Argent from the former managing director, Jim Walker, following the company's recent agreement to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam. Rietkerk comes to Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a trading firm in the Netherlands.
  • Suncor helps Vancouver city fleet transition to renewable diesel

    August 15, 2018
    The City of Vancouver has entered into a new fuel contract with Suncor. All of the city's diesel vehicles will transition to 100 percent renewable diesel, reducing emissions to 50 percent below 2007 levels by the end of next year.
  • NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality

    August 14, 2018
    Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations and incentives for alternative fuels can be complex and overwhelming.
  • NBB Highlights Benefits of Biodiesel at Exclusive Ford Fleet Preview Event

    August 13, 2018
    The National Biodiesel Board was honored to have received an invitation from Ford Motor Co. to attend and exhibit at its exclusive, invitation-only Ford Fleet Preview and Pool Account Meeting at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.
  • Biodiesel Firestarter

    August 13, 2018
    From garage batches to nationwide distribution, Escogo exemplifies American ingenuity and determination as an underdog that took on the establishment and, against all odds, is winning.
  • Fuel Quality Focus

    August 10, 2018
    Biodiesel Magazine spotlights three companies—an adsorbent manufacturer, a quality assurance firm and an additive maker—whose disparate fields converge on biodiesel to help ensure quality fuel in the marketplace.
  • Reflection on 120 years of diesel

    August 9, 2018
    Twenty years plus a full century ago, on Aug. 9, 1898, one of what would be a series of patents was issued to a French engineer living in Berlin for an efficient, slow burning, compression ignition, internal combustion engine.
  • A Decade Deep: Positioned, Poised & Prospering

    August 9, 2018
    Rocked by the financial collapse of 2008, the son of a Boston bus driver and plumber who had no commodity or trading experience, and just a high school education, took a chance on becoming an entrepreneur in the biodiesel space. And it paid off.

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