North America

August 07, 2020

Biofuel fraudster gets 7 years for scamming US gov’t, customers

BY U.S. Department of Justice A jury convicted David Dunham, owner of Smarter Fuel in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, and co-owner of Allentown-based Greenworks Holdings, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the U.S., wire fraud, filing false tax documents and obstruction. READ MORE

August 04, 2020

Q2 results show pandemic impact on REG business begins to subside

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG released its Q2 financial results Aug. 4. “With the impacts of the pandemic on our business beginning to subside, the feedstock complex and energy markets improved since late April, as represented by improved margins,” said CJ Warner, CEO of REG. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

US DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. Some funding is going toward SAF and algae projects, to name a few. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

Velocys delivers 4 FT reactors to Red Rock Biofuels in Oregon

BY Ron KotrbaVelocys has completed manufacturing and delivery of four Fischer-Tropsch reactors to Red Rock Biofuels. Red Rock Biofuels plans to convert 136,000 tons of waste woody biomass into more than 15 MMgy of renewable diesel and SAF in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

US biodiesel production ticks up in May, soybean oil use hits 70%

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel manufacturing in the U.S. hit 147 million gallons in May, four million gallons higher than April and four million gallons less than March. Use of soybean oil feedstock grew again, making up a 70 percent share of the feedstocks consumed. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

REG enters supply agreement with Hunt & Sons for REG Ultra Clean

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced July 29 that the company has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry sees growth with new members

BY The National Biodiesel Board The final months of 2019 and the first half of 2020 have brought the addition of seven organizations to the National Biodiesel Board, organizations that are making an impact in the biodiesel and renewable diesel marketplace. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of this year. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Law firm investigating possible securities violations by REG

BY Ron KotrbaLowey Dannenberg P.C. is investigating possible violations of federal securities laws on behalf of investors of Renewable Energy Group after stock prices fell 20 percent following REG’s downward revision of its expected Q2 adjusted EBITDA. READ MORE