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January 15, 2018

llinois claims top soybean production spot in 2017

BY The Illinois Soybean Association Illinois continues to top the nation in soybean production, a title it has claimed four of the past five seasons. If Illinois were a country, it would be the fourth largest soybean-producing country in the world after the U.S., Brazil and Argentina. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Inside NBB: Discovery Channel Documentary Spotlights Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board 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. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

EPA proposes distillers sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock

BY Erin Voegele 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. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel Agents of Change

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel 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. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

In Depth: Fat and the City

BY Hermann Stockinger and Stefan Divjak 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. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

MSU gets grant for power plant emission reduction, algae growth

BY PHYCO2 PHYCO2 will collaborate with Michigan State University under a $1 million U.S. DOE grant to develop technologies to transform the efficiency and operating costs to reduce power plant emissions of CO2 and create marketable chemicals. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

BDI to build RepCat biodiesel plant at Crimson Renewable Energy

BY Ron KotrbaOne year after Austrian biodiesel engineering firm BDI completed upgrades at Crimson Renewable Energy in Bakersfield, California, including process optimization and expansion, the company announced another milestone project at the same facility. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Penn researchers mimic giant clams to enhance biofuel production

BY The University of Pennsylvania The lustrous cells on the surface of the clam scatter bright sunlight, efficiently converting it into fuel. Using what they learn from these giant clams, the University of Pennsylvania researchers hope to improve future production of biofuel. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Germany consumed more UCO biodiesel last year than RME

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) has published an evaluation and progress report for 2016 in which it shows that, for the first time, consumption of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO) exceeded that of rapeseed biodiesel (RME). READ MORE