In Kentucky, the state’s soybean board is encouraging farmers to ask their fuel distributors for biodiesel blends this spring during planting season in an effort to help boost demand for locally-produced biodiesel as well as to show distributors the market opportunities available within the agricultural community. Currently finding B20 for agricultural machinery is difficult in […]
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In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that biodiesel production in February fell to 84.86 million gallons, down 6.84 million gallons from January and down almost 23% from February 2014. The production trend reversed from 2014 when February production was higher than in January as had happened every year since 2011.
In Germany, biodiesel exports grew more than 5% in 2014, reaching 506.7 million gallons. Exports in 2013 were up 32% over 2012, however, so export growth has slowed down significantly. The Netherlands took about 35% of the 2014 exports, while half that volume went to France — double what it imported from Germany in 2013. […]
In Afghanistan, Springboard Biodiesel announced it has been selected to provide its turn-key, small-scale biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan. Springboard Biodiesel’s BioPro 380EX and SpringPro T76 comprise a small-scale biodiesel processing system designed to inexpensively convert the base’s used cooking oil (UCO) into ASTM-grade biodiesel that can then […]
In Indonesia, the government continues to roll out new policies in hopes of stimulating the local biodiesel industry, this time by lowering the price index for transforming CPO into biodiesel to $125 per metric ton, down from $188 per ton. The move is meant to make biodiesel cheaper and therefore encourage Pertamina to buy more.
In Utah, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million Renewable […]
In the UK, Greenergy has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ sustainability certification for its production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. In addition to operating two biodiesel manufacturing facilities in Immingham and North Cave, Greenergy currently supplies more than a quarter of the UK’s road fuel. The company’s pre-processing enables the use of a […]
In Hawaii, Hawaii State Department of Transportation Director Ford Fuchigami said, “We are committed to convert all of our diesel fuel equipment and vehicles to B20. This fuel is a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel. We support initiatives to buy local and promote the use of clean energy fuels.” At the same […]
In China, if the oil majors blended biodiesel as they may be mandated to by the government, domestic demand would grow to 8 million metric tons, up from the 1 million tons currently consumed. Sinopec has said it doesn’t want to foot the bill for investing in required tanks and infrastructure to support biodiesel blending. […]
In Iowa, the Western Dubuque Biodiesel plant has been mothballed until the RFS sets the blending quota for biodiesel. The plant ran at 50% production capacity in 2015, adding 25 cents per gallon to operating costs, which was still below the 57% capacity the 30 million gallon per year plant ran at last year. Dozens […]