Brazil implements B10 mandate a year ahead of schedule

Brazil's nationwide biodiesel mandate has increased from 8 to 10 percent on March 1, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The National Energy Policy Council approved the increase in December, one year ahead of schedule.
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CARB approves Targray's NOx mitigating biodiesel additive

The California Air Resources Board has announced the certification of a NOx mitigating biodiesel additive solution developed by BQ-9000-certified biofuels marketer Targray to help meet the latest requirements of the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
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2017 German biodiesel exports up 4.4 percent from 2016

German biodiesel exports amounted to around 1.61 million metric tons, or more than 483 million gallons, in 2017. Exports exceeded the previous year's level by 4.4 percent and are a major support for rapeseed oil demand in Germany.
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Biodiesel’s role in RFS not at issue in White House discussions

On March 1, a second meeting was held at the White House to discuss possible reforms to the Renewable Fuel Standard with stakeholders, legislators and administrators. REG's CEO Randy Howard said no one in the room had an issue with biodiesel.
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US Department of Commerce issues final antidumping determination

The commerce department found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the U.S. below fair value, and the cash deposit requirements on imports from these countries will be updated based on the final amount of dumping found.
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US EPA approves new fuel pathway for REG Geismar

The U.S. EPA approved a fuel pathway for the Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery that will allow the facility to generate D5 advanced biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs) for naphtha and liquefied petroleum gas.
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Biodiesel group honors California clean fuel leader

California skylines are greener thanks to one industry leader's contributions. At the California Advanced Biofuel Alliance annual conference on March 1, the National Biodiesel Board honored that leader, Celia DuBose, with the Climate Leader Award.
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No deal reached at White House RFS meeting; follow-up set March 1

No deal on Renewable Fuel Standard reform was reached during a Feb. 27 meeting at the White House. President Trump has requested to meet with representatives of the biofuel and oil industries March 1 to continue the talks on possible RFS reform.
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Revived Calif. plant celebrates low-carbon biodiesel production

An open house and ribbon-cutting Feb. 21 drew supporters from the Midwest to the West Coast to celebrate the reopening of Agron Bioenergy, a 15 MMgy biodiesel production facility in Watsonville, California, recently acquired by Western Iowa Energy.
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US Senate finally confirms Northey for USDA leadership position

The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Feb. 27 as USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation. Northey was nominated in September, but his confirmation was held up for months by Ted Cruz.
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US DOE grants $10.6M to produce more biodiesel, biojet fuel

The U.S. DOE awarded the University of Illinois a $10.6 million, five-year grant to transform two of the most productive crops in America into sustainable sources of biodiesel and biojet fuel. The new research project, ROGUE, kicked off Feb. 25.
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California biofuel event showcases dynamics of evolving industry

The California Advanced Biofuels Conference was held March 1 in Sacramento. The one-day event focused on various regulations and legislation in the Golden State, including AB 1745, which some are calling a ban on internal combustion engines.
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National Biodiesel Board adds 4 new members

Four companies have recently become new members of the National Biodiesel Board, the 25-year-old U.S. trade association representing biodiesel’s entire value chain. The firms are EcoEngineers, Eagle Transport, WWS Trading and All-Line Equipment.
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Neste touts more GHG reductions, new rank on the Global 100 list

Weeks after Neste landed second place on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world, the oil refiner and renewable diesel maker stated its renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million metric tons last year.
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Diesel Bros. to show off new biodiesel truck at Commodity Classic

The stars of Discovery's Diesel Brothers will be at the Commodity Classic exhibit hall Feb. 27 at the convention center in Anaheim, California, to show off their latest creation—a custom-built Ford F550 6x6 fueled by biodiesel.
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