North America

September 13, 2017

New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. 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 07, 2017

Biodiesel improves air quality at Great Smoky Mtns. Nat'l Park

BY The National Biodiesel Board In 2016, the park's biodiesel use resulted in a 15 percent reduction in carbon dioxide; 12 percent reduction in carbon monoxide; 20 percent reduction in both hydrocarbon and sulfur dioxide; and a 12 percent reduction in particulate matter. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

New Sapp Bros. biodiesel blending facility opens in Nebraska

BY Ron KotrbaSapp Bros., owner of 17 travel plazas and more than 30 wholesale locations across the U.S., celebrated the opening of its new biodiesel blending terminal in Norfolk, Nebraska, Aug. 30. The biodiesel is procured from BQ-9000-certified facilities. 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

IRFA to EPA: Follow the law to improve final RFS rule

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments Aug. 31 on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2018 and 2019, arguing the proposed rule falls short of Congressional intent to provide market access for renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Nat'l Biodiesel Board says RFS proposal thwarts Congress' intent

BY The National Biodiesel Board On the final day to submit comments on the RFS proposal, the NBB formally called for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. The U.S. biodiesel industry welcomes the opportunity to outperform any goal placed in front of it. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

German biodiesel exports up slightly over last year

BY UFOP In the first six months of 2017, German biodiesel exports slightly exceeded the previous year's figures. More specifically, Denmark and Great Britain purchased more biodiesel from German production. By contrast, demand from the U.S. slumped. 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