EPA proposes distillers sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock


The U.S. EPA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking related to fuel pathways using distillers sorghum oil as feedstock for advanced biofuel production, including biodiesel. A 30-day comment period on the proposal is set to close Jan. 26.
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German biodiesel exports stepped up first 9 months of 2017


Between January and September 2017, German biodiesel exports climbed around 11 percent to 1.16 million metric tons, or 348 million gallons. Roughly 94 percent was shipped to EU-28 countries. This was up 16 percent from the previous year.
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15 Years of Biodiesel Magazine


In his editor's note from the Winter 2018 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba celebrates the 15th year of publication for the magazine and provides a brief overview of what the issue has in store for readers.
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Natural Selection of Biodiesel Process Technology


Desmet Ballestra began researching biodiesel production in the early 1980s. In 1993, we built our first commercial-scale biodiesel plant. Today, Desmet Ballestra is positioned to supply multifeedstock plants from 50,000 to 500,000 tons per year.
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Brazil's president signs national biofuels policy into law


Brazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill Dec. 12.
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Against the Odds


Continued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview of some of the activity, plus a special sidebar story from Joe Jobe.
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NBB Celebrates 25 Years of Growth, Milestones, Challenges


The U.S. biodiesel industry has come a long way from those early days when the entire sector fit around a single boardroom table. Reflecting on our relatively brief time as an industry reveals some truly remarkable achievements.
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NYC to study feasibility of using alt fuels in city ferries


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation that requires a two-year feasibility study to be conducted regarding the use of renewable fuels and technologies—including biodiesel and renewable diesel—to power the city's ferries.
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Biodiesel Agents of Change


Biodiesel Magazine spotlights four companies—a respected producer, a service-oriented wholesaler, a 200-year old chemical firm, and a fuel conditioning company—that enable biodiesel's role as an effective change agent.
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Fat and the City


Nature knows no waste, but we all certainly do—at the end of the day we ourselves might be readily biodegradable, but the progress mankind made over the past thousand years undeniably came with a few side effects.
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Minnesota leads region in alternative fuels growth, use


Minnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels in 2017, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The state has 763 alternative fuel stations, nearly doubling that of Iowa.
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Iowa biofuel producers to help create monarch butterfly habitats


The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently launched the Monarch Fueling Station Project to help ethanol and biodiesel producers across the state establish monarch butterfly habitats on green spaces surrounding their respective facilities.
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M&As and Changing Biodiesel Market Conditions


While the RVO for biodiesel is known, there are a number of other macroeconomic and political issues at hand that could impact the industry in the foreseeable future. Here we will take a brief look at the possible implications to biodiesel M&As.
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Discovery Channel Documentary Spotlights Biodiesel


The Discovery Channel’s documentary Hot Grease made its official debut this fall. Directors Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson are set to appear on the main stage at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in January.
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NBB Members Elect Leadership, Collaborate, Leverage Resources


One of the greatest values of membership in the National Biodiesel Board is the ability of the organization to leverage membership dues dollars with outside funding resources. Less than a third of last year's revenue came from member dues dollars.
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