North America

May 24, 2017

Steckel testifies on Indonesian imports at trade deficit hearing

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB testified last week in a hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce on significant biodiesel trade deficits with Indonesia. The hearing was held in response to an executive order calling for an omnibus report on significant trade deficits. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to meet June 9 on B20 mandate

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota's Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in the capital city of Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move Minnesota's biodiesel mandate from 10 to 20 percent on May 1, 2018. READ MORE

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 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds new governor of Iowa

BY Ron KotrbaFormer Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a longtime champion for biofuels who has served the state as its chief since 2011, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassador to China. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be Iowa's 43rd governor. 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 22, 2017

REG sells 25 percent more fuel in Q1 vs. same period last year

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. In its Q1 2017 financial results, Renewable Energy Group Inc. reports its revenues were $418.9 million on 122.1 million gallons of fuel sold. This is 24.6 percent more gallons compared to Q1 2016, resulting in an increase in revenue of 40.6 percent. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

SunPower Biodiesel plant, retail stations to be auctioned off

BY Ron KotrbaAn auction will be held mid-June that includes a 3 MMgy biodiesel plant and equipment, and other related items. Maas Companies will be holding the auction June 15 at 10 a.m. at the former SunPower Biodiesel LLC site in Cumberland, Wisconsin. READ MORE

May 17, 2017

Trump order prompts biodiesel advocates to submit comments to EPA

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel advocacy groups such as the National Biodiesel Board and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments to the U.S. EPA in response to an executive order by President Donald J. Trump aimed at reducing burdensome regulations. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

US EPA sends 2018-'19 RFS proposal to OMB for review

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard and 2019 biomass-based diesel volume proposal under RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. OMB review marks a final step before public release. READ MORE