In Missouri, Blue Sun has received BQ-9000 producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission and National Biodiesel Board. This places Blue Sun in a select group of fewer than 50 companies that have received the certification. The NBAC’s National Biodiesel Accreditation Program, BQ-9000®, is a cooperative and voluntary program for the accreditation of producers […]
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In New York state, the biodiesel blending factor rose to its highest level since Aug. 8 at minus 28.43 cents/gal despite lackluster demand as buyers wait to see if D4 RIN prices improve. Fifteen straight sessions saw the factor climb eight times, but never rose for more than two days in a row.
In Brazil, Recoleo will begin collecting used cooking oil from more than 800 McDonalds around the country for processing into biodiesel. Before this new contract, the company was already collecting 400,000 liters of used oil per month from 1,500 households and 3,500 businesses while selling biodiesel to 5,000 clients.
In Vermont, fields of sunflowers growing in Newbury and Shaftsbury will have an unusual future: the flowers’ seeds will be converted to biodiesel and livestock feed. The fuel will be used in Green Mountain Power’s fleet of vehicles and for building heating, saving GMP’s customers money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. The […]
In Hawaii, Honolulu City adopted a resolution last week to develop a biodiesel initiate for the city’s existing mass transit diesel vehicles. The adoption of resolution 14-169 will allow the Department of Transportation and the City to look to further the use of biodiesel in TheBus and TheHandi-Van fleets comprised of more than 650 vehicles. […]
In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group (REG) Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone has been named the next chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. IBB has a nine member executive board of directors, and Stone has served on that board since 2010. Last year, Stone was voted one of the top 300 people in the bioeconomy in […]
In Utah, biodiesel made from algae and safflower seeds has been used to blow past a small-engine diesel truck speed record, racing across the Bonneville Salt flats at 135 miles per hour. The fuel, created by researchers at Utah State University, “stacked up” to traditional fuels, according to one of the team’s scientists, Michael Morgan. […]
Methes Energy attains QAP-B RIN assurance status for biodiesel following recent introduction of PP-MEC catalyst
In Nevada, Methes Energy has attained Quality Assurance Plan (QAP-B) RIN assurance status. The company retained Genscape as its QAP provider for RIN verification, and has worked over the last three months to ensure that the process complies with EPA requirements. Methes’ QAP-B assurance status, with a first assured production date of July 1st, 2014, […]
In Texas, Southwest Research Institute has installed a new piece of technology that will allow biodiesel producers to evaluate the quality and profitability of their catalysts at a rate of half a liter per hour, allowing more tests to be run in a shorter time. The experimental circulating fluidized bed (CFB) helps convert heavy crude […]
In the Emirates, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi have inked a two-year R&D pact to explore imporvemtns in tehcnologies for the conversion of waste cooking oil to biodiesel. The groups will be joined in the project by Australia’s Laboratory for Turbulence Research in […]