Category: Producer News

Coleman Oil identified as source of biodiesel spill in Columbia River

Coleman Oil identified as source of biodiesel spill in Columbia River

March 28, 2017 |

In Washington state, a coordinated investigation by state and federal authorities in Wenatchee has identified Coleman Oil, Inc., a fueling facility near the Columbia River, as the source of the biodiesel spill that has been leaking into the river. The search for the source narrowed last week when spill responders identified the product as biodiesel. […]

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Europe T2 ethanol prices falling as supplies set to increase for April

Europe T2 ethanol prices falling as supplies set to increase for April

March 28, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, T2 ethanol prices have slid to a three-month low on the back of new expectations for supply availability. Although some production is offline for seasonal maintenance, those plants are only minor suppliers to the European market, leaving trade unconcerned about availability so in turn prices have begun to come off the 15-month […]

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Convicted biodiesel tax fraudster appealing federal prison sentence

Convicted biodiesel tax fraudster appealing federal prison sentence

March 28, 2017 |

In Indiana, a man convicted of $55 million in illegal profits from biofuel tax credit fraud is seeking to appeal his six-year federal prison sentence, likely believing that it was too high despite agreeing to a plea deal. Both the US Attorney’s Office who prosecuted the defendant as well as the National Biodiesel Board believe […]

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Edeniq and Aemetis toss lawsuits at each other over failed merger

Edeniq and Aemetis toss lawsuits at each other over failed merger

March 28, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq announced that it has filed a cross-complaint against Aemetis, Inc. for fraud and negligent misrepresentation among other claims. Edeniq terminated its merger agreement with Aemetis, Inc. in August 2016 and is defending itself against a lawsuit Aemetis filed shortly thereafter. Edeniq is confident that it will prevail in its defense against the […]

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New life on the cards for Illinois biodiesel project

New life on the cards for Illinois biodiesel project

March 28, 2017 |

In Illinois, a new proposal for a biodiesel plant in Newton would be double the size of the original project planned but never brought to full production capacity. The 100 million gallon per year facility would require an additional investment of more than $28 million, a deal the city council is currently negotiating with the […]

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CARB approves 12 new biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways

CARB approves 12 new biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways

March 28, 2017 |

In California, the Air Resources Board has approved eight new biodiesel pathways and another four for renewable diesel under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard using its CA-GREET 2.0 model. The biodiesel pathways are for tallow, soy oil and UCO feedstocks produced at Delek Renewables’ facilities in Texas and Arkansas, two for REG’s Newton, Iowa biodiesel […]

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The Secret Word is Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Secos

The Secret Word is Plastics: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Secos

March 28, 2017 |

SECOS Group Limited was formed through the merger of Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group in April 2015. It develops, manufactures and markets its proprietary high quality cast films and patented renewable resource-based materials and finished products derived from its proprietary Cardia technology for the global packaging and plastic products industries. Here’s the latest investor […]

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Neste pleased with Sweden’s draft laws to boost biofuels use for carbon emissions reductions

Neste pleased with Sweden’s draft laws to boost biofuels use for carbon emissions reductions

March 27, 2017 |

In Sweden, Neste welcomed the Swedish government’s draft law proposals for the emission reduction mandate for traffic fuels and the continued tax exemption for high-blend biofuels. Long-term perspective and ambitious targets provide a much-needed basis for innovation and investments in the biofuels sector, while ensuring the necessary carbon emission reductions in transportation. “Sweden is showing […]

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Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

Indonesia already filed WTO complaint against US’s biodiesel anti-dumping duties

March 27, 2017 |

In Indonesia, just days after the US’s National Biodiesel Board announced anti-dumping duties would be lobbed on Indonesian and Argentine biodiesel imports issued by the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, Indonesia’s trade minister said the government had already filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization. In 2016, nearly 94% […]

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DSV testing Mercedes-Benz hybrid electric-HVO trucks

DSV testing Mercedes-Benz hybrid electric-HVO trucks

March 27, 2017 |

In Sweden, DSV Sweden is currently testing a unique Atego Hybrid truck from Mercedes-Benz in Malmo city distribution. The truck runs on both electricity and the new biofuel HVO 100. After a six-month test period in Malmo city traffic, the project will be evaluated. The results will help determine if electric hybrids can become long-term solutions to distribution […]

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