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April 21, 2015

Minnesota B10 lawsuit: Big Oil's new, old angle

BY Ron KotrbaA new lawsuit in an old Big Oil agenda seeks an end to Minnesota's B10 biodiesel mandate; the latest tactic in a long history of opposition to change and market share erosion READ MORE

April 08, 2015

The renewable fuel, RIN 'custody' debacle

BY Ron KotrbaWith the addition of the word custody in a proposed EPA amendment to the sulfur rule, confusion abounds as concerned parties speculate the number of required RFS registrants could double or triple as a result READ MORE

March 25, 2015

German biodiesel exports, imports up in 2014

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's biodiesel imports increased by more than 2.5 percent in 2014, while exports were up nearly 6 percent READ MORE

March 09, 2015

US biodiesel production, import/export data for 2014

BY Ron KotrbaDetails from the EIA's 2014 U.S. biodiesel production and feedstock survey results, and parsing out the year's import/export data compared to 2013 READ MORE

February 25, 2015

EU biofuels policy winner is petroleum

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Parliament's Environment Committee passed a draft law Feb. 24 capping first-generation biofuels at 6 percent of transportation energy consumption by 2020 READ MORE

February 11, 2015

Access the experts behind a revolutionary biodiesel process

BY Ron KotrbaRegister now for a free webinar on the latest biodiesel process technology: Continuous Enzymatic Processing READ MORE

January 28, 2015

The real cost of cheap oil

BY Ron KotrbaWhen petroleum's external costs are internalized, the real cost of cheap oil has a price tag few of us are willing to pay READ MORE

January 14, 2015

New clean diesel truck unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

BY Ron KotrbaNissan unveiled its new 2016 Nissan Titan powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine at the Detroit Auto Show READ MORE

January 07, 2015

Researchers study new nanocatalyst for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe catalyst was obtained by calcination of a mixture of potassium fluoride and gamma aluminum oxide at 500 degrees Celsius for three hours READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Editor's choice: 'The Best Of 2014' biodiesel blog

BY Ron KotrbaA reposting of my favorite blog entry from the past year: A big year at ASTM for biodiesel READ MORE

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