Feedstock

May 23, 2017

Biodiesel in Minnesota: 15 years in the blink of an eye

BY Tom Slunecka Minnesota Soybean Growers Association CEO Tom Slunecka pens a heartfelt recount of the state's trailblazing journey to a biodiesel mandate, from B2 to B5, then B10 to B20 next year. He says Minnesotans are on the right path and are not turning back. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

California forecasts robust growth in biodiesel, feedstock demand

BY Graham Noyes ARB's models project California biodiesel demand in 2020 at 265 million gasoline gallons equivalent under three scenarios. In later years, biodiesel demand increases most rapidly under the business-as-usual scenario, reaching 791 million GGE in 2025. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

UFOP: Biodiesel potential to reduce GHGs not being exhausted

BY UFOP Demand for biodiesel is stagnating in Germany compared to 2015, according to UFOP, because the German government's stipulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quota is set too low while biodiesel's GHG efficiency continues to increase. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Enzymatic biodiesel project under development in Georgia

BY Ron KotrbaTactical Fabrication LLC and The Smisson Group of Macon, Georgia, have formed a biodiesel joint venture, Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, to retrofit an existing, idled biodiesel production facility in Laurens County, Georgia, with enzymatic technology. READ MORE

April 30, 2017

Pacific Biodiesel prepares for first harvest at Maui biofuel crop

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies After hosting an Earth Day community event to celebrate the first blooms in its Maui sunflower biofuel crop, Pacific Biodiesel delivered its combine harvester to the crop site to prepare for the first harvest, expected to begin in the next month. READ MORE

April 20, 2017

Biodiesel helps UConn gain green rating at all 8 dining halls

BY Stephanie Reitz, UConn Communications UConn's accomplishments include eliminating the use of Styrofoam in its facilities, operating a comprehensive recycling program, recycling grease to result in biodiesel fuel, and saving water and energy by using high-efficiency sprayers. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

UFOP welcomes EU vote to exclude palm oil for biofuel use

BY UFOP The European Parliament supports the move to exclude palm oil as a raw material for energetic use from 2020, at the same time acknowledging the sustainability of biofuels made from oil plants (rapeseed and sunflower) grown within Europe. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

NJ feedstock processor sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owner of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor was sentenced April 7 for his role in a scheme that generated more than $7 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits connected to the purported production of biodiesel. READ MORE

April 06, 2017

Scientists engineer cane to produce 13 percent oil, more sugar

BY Claire Benjamin, Steve Long Lab A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois has proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar. READ MORE