Biodiesel Production

July 21, 2017

REG celebrates completion of upgrades at German biodiesel plant

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. marked the completion of upgrades at its Emden, Germany, biorefinery July 19 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. REG invested €2.5 million for the installation of a new biodiesel distillation column and a thermal oil heater. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Europe's largest algae omega-3 plant uses Schott glass tubes

BY Schott North America Inc. After 18 months of testing, microalgae manufacturer ecoduna has selected Schott's glass tubes for a new photobioreactor site in Vienna, Austria, that will be Europe's largest plant dedicated to the harvest of omega-3 fatty acids from microorganisms. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

Whole Energy receives grant to research estolides from biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWest Coast biodiesel distributor and glycerin refiner Whole Energy Fuels Corp. has been awarded a federal SBIR grant for $100,000 to study whether a lower-cost pathway is possible to manufacture estolides, a type of lubricant, from biodiesel. READ MORE

July 03, 2017

Made in the USA biodiesel supports jobs, Fourth of July values

BY The National Biodiesel Board American-made biodiesel is powering fleets across the country and supporting more than 64,000 jobs throughout the supply chain. There are countless real-life examples of biodiesel supporting America's economic independence and jobs on this July 4th. READ MORE

June 29, 2017

North Dakota oil refinery plans to co-process renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaA Tesoro oil refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, has plans to co-process renewable feedstock along with regionally sourced Bakken crude oil to produce a 5 percent renewable diesel blend. Construction is planned for October with start-up in December. READ MORE

June 27, 2017

Arkansas-based Solfuels USA begins trial production of biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaSolfuels USA LLC, a 40 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel facility in Helena, Arkansas, successfully began trial production June 17, said CEO Henri Bardon. The former Delta American Fuel plant was purchased by a Singapore-based joint venture last year. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Firm buys WB's patents on integrating biodiesel at ethanol plants

BY Ron KotrbaSedgwick, Kansas-based WB Technologies obtained integration patents for co-locating biodiesel production at ethanol plants. When those patents subsequently went up for sale, Rayeman Elements acquired them and partnered with Saola Energy. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

Georgia biodiesel project moves closer to USDA loan guarantee

BY Ron KotrbaSmisson-Mathis Energy, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon and Tactical Fabrication, was selected by USDA to initiate Phase 2 of the Section 9003 program for its $6.75 million enzymatic biodiesel project in Laurens County, Georgia. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

DOE, USDA make up to $9 million in funding available through BRDI

BY The U.S. DOE USDA and DOE will make up to $9 million available through the interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative in fiscal year 2017 for feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis. READ MORE