Biodiesel Production

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 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 10, 2017

Enzymatic biodiesel project under development in Georgia

BY Ron KotrbaTactical Fabrication LLC and The Smisson Group of Macon, Georgia, have formed a biodiesel joint venture, Smisson-Mathis Energy LLC, to retrofit an existing, idled biodiesel production facility in Laurens County, Georgia, with enzymatic technology. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

REG to purchase Geismar land, looks at renewable diesel expansion

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group will purchase the land it has leased for its 75 MMgy Geismar operations, as well as more than 61 adjacent acres, which it plans to improve and utilize to support existing production capacity and future expansion opportunities. READ MORE

May 03, 2017

US biodiesel production up slightly, imports spike in February

BY Ron KotrbaU.S. biodiesel production in February was up 1 million gallons from January, according to EIA data. Combined U.S. imports of biodiesel and renewable diesel totaled more than 33.43 million gallons, up more than 50 percent over January's imports. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

REG closes financing on $24M upgrade to Ralston biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group secured financing of up to $20 million from First Midwest Bank for the $24 million capacity-expansion project at the company's Ralston, Iowa, biodiesel refinery. The expansion will more than double capacity from 12 to 30 MMgy. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

D3MAX pilot test results at Ace Ethanol even better than expected

BY BBI International With pilot test results at Ace Ethanol exceeding expectations, D3MAX, a bolt-on technology to convert corn fiber to cellulosic ethanol, plans to begin designing the first commercial-scale plant this summer with construction expected to begin by fall. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California ethanol mill to build novel biodiesel refinery on-site

BY Ron KotrbaPixley, California-based Calgren Renewable Fuels has received a notice of proposed award from the CEC to help fund construction of a supercritical biodiesel plant on-site. Calgren Renewable Fuels is working with technology company Jatrodiesel Inc. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

EIA releases US biodiesel production, import data for January

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Energy Information Administration released its data on biodiesel production and import volumes for January. U.S. production of biodiesel in the first month of 2017 was 93 million gallons. January imports approached 22 million gallons. READ MORE