Europe

March 23, 2017

Groups take predictable sides as US biodiesel trade war develops

BY Ron KotrbaJust hours after the NBB filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition claiming Argentine and Indonesian companies violate trade laws by flooding the U.S. with dumped biodiesel, other groups began taking sides in the developing trade war. READ MORE

March 15, 2017

Registration open for 2017 biodiesel round robin test

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's biodiesel quality management association (AGQM) and the mineral oil and fuels standards committee have begun registration for their annual round robin test for biodiesel and rapeseed oil fuel for 2017. Registration is open until April 7. READ MORE

March 07, 2017

German biodiesel imports rise sharply, exports grow modestly

BY Ron KotrbaGerman biodiesel exports in 2016 reached approximately 463 million gallons, up 3.4 percent. Imports increased 38 percent to roughly 216 million gallons, the highest since 2012. U.S. imports of German biodiesel rose by nearly seven times. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

REG completes Petrotec acquisition, sales top 2 billion gallons

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced several recent milestones, including five months of continuous full production in Geismar, 100 percent ownership of Petrotec's assets in Germany, and surpassing 2 billion gallons sold with the second billion coming in just 33 months. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Neste evaluates investing in US renewable diesel production

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Corp. is evaluating investment in new production capacity in Singapore and the U.S. The news comes after its most profitable year yet in renewables and speculation on how the new U.S. administration will view subsidized imported product. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Portuguese biodiesel firm develops new palm oil extraction tech

BY Ron KotrbaPortuguese biodiesel plant manufacturer IncBio has developed a new crude palm oil extraction technology that the company says can achieve an oil extraction rate of more than 25 percent, thereby increasing oil extraction by an additional 25 percent. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Brookfield acquires majority stake in UK biodiesel producer

BY Greenergy U.K. biodiesel producer Greenergy announced an agreement for Brookfield Business Partners to invest in the business with the aim of accelerating growth. Brookfield is acquiring 85 percent while Greenergy management will retain a 15 percent share. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

French, German farmers urge EU to keep 7 percent biofuel target

BY UFOP The future development of renewable energies does not have to compromise the existing rapeseed biodiesel industry, which also produces protein meal, but rather it should take into account its benefits while simultaneously promoting advanced biofuels. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

In Depth: REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement

BY Anthony HulenThe U.S.'s largest biodiesel manufacturer, Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., matures from its single plant, single feedstock origins to a multifeedstock, multinational business. READ MORE