Biodiesel Production

March 28, 2017

8 biodiesel, 4 renewable diesel LCFS pathways certified in March

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including eight for biodiesel and four for renewable diesel. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Groups take predictable sides as US biodiesel trade war develops

BY Ron KotrbaJust hours after the NBB filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition claiming Argentine and Indonesian companies violate trade laws by flooding the U.S. with dumped biodiesel, other groups began taking sides in the developing trade war. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

US biodiesel production, imports strong despite lapsed tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaEMTS data show biomass-based diesel volumes associated with D4 RIN generation in January and February approached 265 million gallons, surpassing last year's volumes when the credit was in effect. Of that, more than 82 million gallons was imported. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance certifies SeQuential plant

BY The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has announced the certification of Oregon-based SeQuential, the longest-running commercial biodiesel producer on the West Coast, for its innovative and nearly zero-waste production of renewable fuel. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Biox explores renewable diesel production in Sombra, Ontario

BY Ron KotrbaCanada-based biodiesel producer Biox is exploring co-locating a renewable diesel production facility next to the 50 MMly biodiesel plant it purchased from Methes Energies last year in Sombra, Ontario. Biox is working with Forge Hydrocarbons Corp. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

CBA event highlights California's thriving biodiesel market

BY Celia DuBose, the California Biodiesel Alliance Experts from California and all over the U.S. gathered in Sacramento in March to discuss biodiesel in the Golden State. The one-day event, the California Biodiesel Alliance's sixth annual show, addressed challenges and highlighted opportunities. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

New Leaf Biofuel plans to double biodiesel production capacity

BY Ron KotrbaSan Diego-based biodiesel producer New Leaf Biofuel has been approved for a grant from the California Energy Commission for nearly $3.8 million, which will help fund an expansion project to double production capacity on-site from 6 MMgy to 12 MMgy. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

REG 2016 results: Production up 48 percent, profit up 55 percent

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group reported its Q4 and full-year financial results. The company produced 445.5 million gallons of biomass-based diesel in 2016, up from 300.3 million in 2015, and gross profit hit $171.5 million compared to $110.5 million in 2015. READ MORE

March 03, 2017

REG completes Petrotec acquisition, sales top 2 billion gallons

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced several recent milestones, including five months of continuous full production in Geismar, 100 percent ownership of Petrotec's assets in Germany, and surpassing 2 billion gallons sold with the second billion coming in just 33 months. READ MORE