Industry News

  • EU parliament committee denies prospects for domestic biofuels

    October 30, 2017
    The recent EU committee vote concerning reforms in biofuel policy from 2020-'30 would completely phase out RME by 2030. UFOP now places high expectations on the industrial committee, which is responsible for the RED II biofuel policy reforms.
  • Evonik increases price of potassium methylate biodiesel catalyst

    October 30, 2017
    Evonik Performance Materials GmbH recently announced a global price increase of 4 percent for its potassium methylate solution alkoxide, KM32, effective Nov. 1. The company stated, however, that all existing contracts will be honored.
  • National Education Campaign Supports Critical Policy Efforts

    October 26, 2017
    NBB continues to spearhead the only comprehensive national education campaign designed to promote biodiesel. The effort reaches audiences from national opinion leaders to local fleet managers, but a main component focuses on D.C. thought leaders.
  • Scientific Data the Cornerstone of Biofuels Policies

    October 26, 2017
    A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. More data is available now than ever before, and that data shows farmers are producing more on fewer acres.
  • EU committee vote on RED II wrongly penalizes crop biofuels

    October 26, 2017
    The European Parliament Environment Committee's vote to phase out the use of biofuels by 2030 seriously undermines the EU's climate and sustainability objectives. It diverges sharply from the latest draft proposal from the EU Council.
  • Students can apply for scholarship to attend biodiesel conference

    October 26, 2017
    The application process for no-cost registration, travel scholarships, biodiesel poster presentations, and even a shot at the podium is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. Student scientists must apply by Nov. 19.
  • Antidumping ruling places more duties on US biodiesel imports

    October 25, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Commerce found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the U.S. below fair value, so it imposed preliminary duties on imports from these countries based on the amount of dumping found.
  • Recent Developments Will Shape Future of RFS

    October 20, 2017
    From the Fall 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, attorneys from Latham & Watkins discuss in a Legal Perspectives column how three recent developments will shape the future of U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt backs off biodiesel cuts in RFS

    October 20, 2017
    In a letter to U.S. senators, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced two important biodiesel-related developments in RFS rulemaking: cuts to biodiesel will not happen; and the agency will officially deny moving the point of obligation.
  • NBB holds firm in request for 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel

    October 20, 2017
    On Oct. 19 NBB responded to EPA's NODA, focusing on the advanced biofuel standard for 2018 and the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel under the RFS. Late that day, EPA also released a letter providing assurances on different aspects of RFS.