Tom Bryan

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December 20, 2021

Pillars of New Production

As the number of operational biodiesel plants in North America has dropped by a third over the past two years, a surge of renewable diesel production rises. READ MORE

December 17, 2021

Going Low in Louisiana

A few hours north of New Orleans, where two massive renewable diesel plants already operate, a smaller project with huge implications for both biofuels and CCS is moving forward. READ MORE

June 15, 2021

From the Feedstock Front Lines

Biodiesel Magazine's Tom Bryan previews the feature articles in the publication's 2021 summer edition, which includes in-depth coverage of the new demand for used cooking oil and the pretreatment platforms required for renewable diesel production. READ MORE

June 11, 2021

Renewable Diesel Backs into UCO

The low-quality, low-carbon byproduct of restaurant fryer grease, once largely reserved for modestly-sized biodiesel production, is now a darling input of the industry's new mega plants. Used cooking oil is in high demand as renewable diesel booms. READ MORE

June 10, 2021

Getting It Renewable Ready

As renewable diesel producers source an array of low-quality, low-carbon inputs, they’re tapping biodiesel’s seasoned pretreatment technology providers for customized feedstock preparation solutions, both on and offsite. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

U.S. Biodiesel Producers Weathering Pandemic Well

Generally, U.S. biodiesel plants have managed the pandemic adeptly, keeping production online and people working. Most reported only moderate hits to their business operations, and many are investing in new technologies, right now, despite COVID-19. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Holding Strong: U.S. Biodiesel Producers Surveyed

FROM THE WINTER ISSUE: Biodiesel Magazine’s late-2020 survey of producers tells the story of a resilient, changing industry that’s taken mostly indirect hits from the pandemic. Many producers lowered, but later ramped back up, production in 2020. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Renewable Diesel's Rising Tide

An update on U.S. renewable diesel projects—operational, expanding, under construction and proposed—giving new purpose to aging oil refineries. The report represents a transformative volume of nearly 5.5 billion gallons of new or potential capacity. READ MORE

September 26, 2012

Algae industry counseled on sustainability objectives at summit

The algae industry's ambition to build a global industry that is fundamentally sustainable, safe and responsible was the chief topic of discussion on Day Two of the 2012 Algae Biomass Summit, held Sept. 24-27 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. READ MORE

September 25, 2012

Algae Biomass Summit: producers say commercialization is close

Small American companies are directing the global algae industry's commercialization approach. With Big Oil, Big Food and big money behind them, U.S. algae startups continue to scale up, build out, and tap into the infrastructure of industrial hosts. READ MORE