North America

January 15, 2018

Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott wins 2018 Biodiesel Marketing Award

BY Ron KotrbaThe Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, has been awarded the 2018 Biodiesel Marketing Award by Bill Northey, the state's agriculture secretary. Iowa 80 Truckstop began offering biodiesel in 2002. Today it offers blends from B11 to B20 year-round. READ MORE

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 12, 2018

Innoltek acquires Evoleum biodiesel plant in Quebec

BY Ron KotrbaCanadian biodiesel producer Innoltek Inc., based in Thetford Mines, Quebec, where it operates a 5 MMly biodiesel facility, has acquired the 19 MMly Evoleum biodiesel plant formerly known as QFI Biodiesel in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

National Biodiesel Conference to celebrate 25 years of growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board This year’s conference, Jan. 22-25 in Fort Worth, Texas, will be a special celebration as the National Biodiesel Board is honored for 25 years of service providing research and representation for the industry in Washington, D.C., and across the U.S. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

California Advanced Biofuels Conference to be held March 1

BY The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance The theme of the seventh annual conference—Evolve—denotes the changes being encountered by California's advanced biofuels industry. State agency staff and key experts will detail the range of important compliance changes under various regulations. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

NYC to study feasibility of using alt fuels in city ferries

BY Erin Voegele New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation that requires a two-year feasibility study to be conducted regarding the use of renewable fuels and technologies—including biodiesel and renewable diesel—to power the city's ferries. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Opinion: 15 Years of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaIn his editor's note from the Winter 2018 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba celebrates the 15th year of publication for the magazine and provides a brief overview of what the issue has in store for readers. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

In Depth: Against the Odds

BY Ron KotrbaContinued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview of some of the activity, plus a special sidebar story from Joe Jobe. 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