Biodiesel Use

May 23, 2017

Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to meet June 9 on B20 mandate

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota's Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in the capital city of Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move Minnesota's biodiesel mandate from 10 to 20 percent on May 1, 2018. READ MORE

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 22, 2017

California forecasts robust growth in biodiesel, feedstock demand

BY Graham Noyes ARB's models project California biodiesel demand in 2020 at 265 million gasoline gallons equivalent under three scenarios. In later years, biodiesel demand increases most rapidly under the business-as-usual scenario, reaching 791 million GGE in 2025. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

UFOP: Biodiesel potential to reduce GHGs not being exhausted

BY UFOP Demand for biodiesel is stagnating in Germany compared to 2015, according to UFOP, because the German government's stipulated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quota is set too low while biodiesel's GHG efficiency continues to increase. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

French researcher honored with 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award

BY Ron KotrbaChristophe Len, full Professor at the Université de Technologie Compiègne – UTC (France), has won the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award, sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute and National Biodiesel Board and presented at the AOCS annual meeting. READ MORE

April 30, 2017

Optimus Technologies receives award for B100 conversion system

BY Optimus Technologies Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies was awarded the 2017 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence from Pennsylvania's DEP for its B100 conversion system, which was installed in 25 city vehicles to optimize performance and emissions reductions. READ MORE

April 30, 2017

Nat'l Oilheat Research Alliance releases biodiesel use survey

BY National Oilheat Research Alliance The National Oilheat Research Alliance recently released the results of a survey from 139 respondents on the usage and potentials benefits and issues associated with the blending of traditional heating oil with renewable biodiesel for home heat use. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Court rules against CARB on LCFS, preserves 2017 status quo

BY Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman, Latham & Watkins LLP While POET succeeded in forcing ARB to conduct further CEQA analysis, this opinion was far from a total loss for ARB. Indeed, this opinion represents something of a best-case-scenario for ARB, and for the biodiesel industry, under the circumstances. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Minnesota leaders celebrate biodiesel milestone

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council hosted a gathering of people at the Minnesota Soybean office March 15 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the passing of Minnesota's biodiesel mandate. READ MORE