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Masdar, Tadweer launch Emirates effort to improve waste cooking to biodiesel conversion tehcnology

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 […]

September 1, 2014 More

China biodiesel demand to double by 2017: report

In China, a new report from ResearchinChina says biodiesel consumption in China is expected to double by 2017 from 2013 levels, to as much as 2.,5 million tons per year or higher. The report authors said that in 2013, China’s total capacity of biodiesel exceeded 3.7 million tons per year, but output attained 1-1.2 million […]

September 1, 2014 More

Olivefield: Benefuel announces JV with Felda for Malaysian biodiesel retrofit

There’s greenfield construction – new plants. There’s brownfield — redeveloping disused industrial sites. Now, there’s olivefield. Transforming existing sites with new technology that diversify the inputs, reduce the carbon scores, or broaden the product set. As a new JV between Benefuel and Felda exemplifies. In May in “The Neodiesel revolution” we wrote: “Here comes Neo […]

August 31, 2014 More

Kelley Green Biofuels demos innovative methanol-recovery method in biodiesel production

In North Carolina, Kelley Green Biofuels presented an innovative approach to biodiesel production and methanol recovery at the 2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference this month in Pittsboro. With the technology, the company’s biodiesel exits the reactor containing 4-6% methanol by volume, at which point the fuel is sent through a flash drum which recovers up to […]

August 28, 2014 More

Iowa voters support biodiesel in RFS, will vote on the issue

In Iowa, a survey of registered voters asserts that 77% of respondents support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel in the fuel supply, and 69% said a Congressional candidate’s position on the RFS was “very” or “somewhat” important. The study shows Iowans have a positive opinion about biodiesel in general. Additionally, after a series of […]

August 24, 2014 More

Australian biodiesel producer looks to waste fuel oil as feedstock

In Australia, ASHOIL is expanding its biodiesel production business by using waste engine oil as feedstock as well to supplement its waste cooking oil feedstock supply. The company produces 500,000 liters per year but the resources boom means less supplies available from mining camp kitchens.  

August 22, 2014 More

EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

In Washington, with the EPA expected to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014 in September at the earliest, the biodiesel industry is suffering from sinking prices as buyers wait on the sidelines until the mandate is announced. The preliminary rule announced in November saw the 2014 mandate mimic the 2013 mandate of 1.28 billion gallons […]

August 22, 2014 More

All Your Biodiesel Are Belong To Us: The 10 Top Mistakes in Covering Renewable Fuels

How bad, bent, half-baked, bungled, pettifogged, misconstrued, out-of-date, misleading or agenda-laden can coverage of renewable fuels get? This week, America’s favorite advanced biofuel, biodiesel, gets a hit job. The Digest investigates. In 1994, there were fewer than 1,000 websites. By 2013, there were 672 million. The proliferation of content has resulted in wildly uneven coverage of renewable fuels, if […]

August 21, 2014 More

Indonesia’s diesel imports fall by a third in large part to biodiesel boost

In Indonesia, increased biodiesel consumption and lower demand from the mining sector means the country will import about a third less diesel than usual this year. Imports have fallen to 3 million to 4 million barrels per month from 5 million to 6 million barrels per month last year.  

August 21, 2014 More

Greenergy’s Immingham biodiesel plant running at 98% efficiency

In the UK, Greenergy has invested £63 million in repairs and upgrades following a tidal surge that devastated its UCO biodiesel facility at the Port of Immingham six months ago. The plant is back up and running at 98% efficiency. Upgrades included installation of a biomass plant and installation of a wastewater treatment process.  

August 20, 2014 More