Biodiesel Production

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

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

August 30, 2017

D3MAX signs contract for design of first commercial plant

BY BBI International Pilot testing of the patented D3MAX corn fiber-to-ethanol process has been successful, allowing D3MAX to move to the next stage of commercial deployment—the design of a full-scale D3MAX plant at Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 28, 2017

Aemetis completes enzymatic biodiesel production unit in India

BY Aemetis Inc. The Aemetis subsidiary in India, Universal Biofuels, plans to export its biodiesel to the U.S. to help make up for the shortfall in imports after duties were imposed on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel by the U.S. Department of Commerce. READ MORE

August 25, 2017

First commercial US biodiesel plant completes major expansion

BY Ron KotrbaAGP recently completed a major expansion project at its Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, biodiesel production facility—the nation's first commercial-scale biodiesel plant, built in 1996. Production capacity in Sergeant Bluff has doubled from 30 to 60 MMgy. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

US biodiesel production, imports remain strong amid uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaWith U.S. EPA's July RIN generation figures now out, production of domestic and imported volumes of biodiesel remain strong despite uncertainty resulting from the new administration, a lapsed biodiesel tax credit, and concerns over RFS's growth. READ MORE

August 15, 2017

In Depth: Breaking New Ground

BY Ron KotrbaA Georgia-based joint venture is combining enzymatic and resin technologies with advanced distillation to convert brown grease to low-sulfur biodiesel. The plan is to prove out the process and make the technology available to the entire industry. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

Biox suspends Sombra plant upgrades until shareholder vote

BY Ron KotrbaBiox is postponing completion of upgrades at its Sombra, Ontario, biodiesel facility pending an upcoming shareholder vote Sept. 7. The vote would approve going private and selling all outstanding common shares to FP Resources and CFFI Ventures. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

Researchers use waste tires as new biodiesel catalyst ingredient

BY Ron KotrbaResearchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have demonstrated that carbon from waste tires can be functionalized with sulfonic acid to catalyze esterification of oleic acid or a mixture of fatty acids into biodiesel. READ MORE