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French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market

BY FOP, UFOP French and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

US DOE funds $8.8 million for innovations in algae technology

BY The U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE selected four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques to reduce the cost of algal biofuels. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

2018 print version of US & Canada Biodiesel Plant Map debuts soon

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine's 2018 U.S. and Canada Biodiesel Plant Map is in production and scheduled for printing this month. The most recent version of this longstanding, go-to industry staple features numerous updates since the 2017 printed map. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Purdue study shows biodiesel benefits undervalued for years

BY The National Biodiesel Board A new paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10 percent. READ MORE

August 25, 2017

First commercial US biodiesel plant completes major expansion

BY Ron KotrbaAGP recently completed a major expansion project at its Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, biodiesel production facility—the nation's first commercial-scale biodiesel plant, built in 1996. Production capacity in Sergeant Bluff has doubled from 30 to 60 MMgy. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

Unique biofilm reactor could advance biodiesel from algae

BY Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering Researchers at Washington State University developed a unique biofilm reactor that recycles gases and uses less water and lower light than typical reactors. Because of a removable membrane, it was also easier to harvest than typical systems. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

In Depth: Breaking New Ground

BY Ron KotrbaA Georgia-based joint venture is combining enzymatic and resin technologies with advanced distillation to convert brown grease to low-sulfur biodiesel. The plan is to prove out the process and make the technology available to the entire industry. READ MORE

August 11, 2017

MSU researchers identify new enzyme to boost oil yield in crops

BY Michigan State University In a recent study published in the journal The Plant Cell, researchers at Michigan State University demonstrate that the chloroplast—where plant photosynthesis occurs—also participates in new ways to provide seed oil precursors. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

In Depth: Spotlight: Here to Serve the Biodiesel Industry

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles seven companies providing invaluable services, expertise and products that have helped build, grow and sustain the biodiesel manufacturing sector. READ MORE