Biodiesel Production

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90 MMgy Houston biodiesel plant begins operating at full capacity

BY Ron KotrbaWorld Energy Biox Biofuels, a joint venture between World Energy and Biox, has completed commissioning of its 90 MMgy biodiesel facility in Houston. The plant was purchased by the JV in summer 2016 and began operating at full capacity in December. READ MORE

January 16, 2017

In Depth: REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement

BY Anthony HulenThe U.S.'s largest biodiesel manufacturer, Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., matures from its single plant, single feedstock origins to a multifeedstock, multinational business. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: Biodiesel Renaissance

BY Ron KotrbaFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this cover article dives into the past year's resurgence in U.S. biodiesel project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As. It was a time unlike any in recent history. But what will 2017 bring? READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: A 20-Year-Old Startup

BY Gene GebolysFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Gene Gebolys, the founder and president of World Energy, takes us on his and World Energy's fantastic journey through the ups and downs of biodiesel over the past 20 years. READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Opinion: Behind the Scenes

BY Ron KotrbaNo matter a biodiesel plant's scale and irrespective of what pretreatment, reaction and purification techniques are employed, the utilization, selection and positioning of key equipment—often ignored in the press—are critical to efficient operations. READ MORE

January 11, 2017

In Depth: Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview

BY Will SmithFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Will Smith, the owner of Springhouse Consulting, reviews available lower-quality biodiesel feedstocks and the commercial processes employed for successful biodiesel conversion. READ MORE

January 10, 2017

Pilot-scale project to produce fuels from wastewater sludge

BY The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation A consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has been selected by the U.S. DOE for award negotiations to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

In Depth: A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record

BY Ron KotrbaOn BDI-BioEnergy International's 20-year anniversary, Biodiesel Magazine takes a look back at the company's beginnings, accomplishments and biodiesel production technology. READ MORE

January 03, 2017

Statement from Iowa Renewable Energy on recent plant fire

BY Iowa Renewable Energy LLC At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Dec. 24, a small fire began in a single piece of equipment at the Iowa Renewable Energy biodiesel facility in Washington, Iowa. Ron Lutovsky, the plant's CFO and COO, issued a statement on the accident. READ MORE