In Canada, Methes Energies International has shipped about 500,000 gallons since Sept. 1, the equivalent to about 22 railcars, but it doesn’t expect to close any more offtake agreements before the end of the year.
In Hong Kong, the biodiesel industry is calling for tighter regulations on used cooking oil to keep unscrupulous traders out of the market instead of pushing up prices—pegging used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil—filtering it and putting it back into the human consumption market. That oil would then fall to prices where recycling into […]
In Austria, BDI – BioEnergy International has signed a contract to refit the Crimson Renewable Energy biodiesel plant in Bakersfield, California. Crimson Renewable Energy has operated the plant since 2010 using self-developed technology and is currently the largest biodiesel producer in California. BDI will supply engineering services and equipment for several important process phases in […]
In Texas, contaminated biodiesel received from a supplier caused problems in some truck engines who tanked up at the Pilot Travel Center in Von Ormy, Texas. After a driver notified the station manager of the issue, the fuel was investigated and the contaminated fuel identified. The pump has since been cleaned out and put back […]
In Indonesia, biodiesel blending is expecting to reduce diesel imports by 28.6%. In addition to lower consumption of foreign exchange, the government will also benefit from a wide range of increased taxes from land and building taxes to corporate taxes. The food affairs minister says the country’s palm oil industry still has room to expand […]
In New York state, United Metro Energy expects that it will have its new used cooking oil-based biodiesel facility in Brooklyn online by next spring. The facility is expected to produce 50 million gallons of biodiesel annually, intended for the local bioheat market.
In Argentina, biodiesel exports have taken off since May when the government cut export taxes to 11% from 21%, allowing producers to begin recouping lost exports after the European Union imposed anti-dumping tariffs in 2012. Biodiesel exports could now hit 1.4 million metric tons this year, double last year’s measly 700,000 tons.
In New Hampshire, researchers at Keene University are studying the toxicology of biodiesel particulates. The team mounted particle impactors in the operator’s cabs in machinery at the Center, collecting samples of both petroleum diesel and biodiesel exhaust. The impactors can separate out different sizes of extremely tiny particles, which lets the researchers see exactly what […]
In Germany, biodiesel exports are up nearly 18% on the year through July for a total of 282.7 million gallons. About a third of those exports went to the Netherlands, up a third over the same period last year, while 12.6 million gallons went to Spain. Last year the country imported just 45,330 gallons from […]
In Michigan, as agricultural and construction manufacturers increasingly accommodate the use of biodiesel fuels in their vehicles, components used to seal engines and transmissions against contamination and leaks must be made of tested, validated elastomeric materials that withstand unique operating conditions or they will prematurely fail. That’s the message Joseph Walker, global director, Advanced Materials […]