In Canada, Methes Energies International Ltd. announced that it has received C$250,000 as initial payment for the sale of a Denami 600 biodiesel processor and a PP-MEC pretreatment system to be installed in Havelock, Ontario, Canada. Additional scheduled payments are due in the near future upon shipment and installation of the equipment, and the balance is […]
In Nicaragua, Plastic Energy is conducting a feasibility study into the development of a biodiesel plant from plastic waste in Managua. About 50 metric tons of plastic waste would be collected daily to supply the plant.
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 […]
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 Missouri, ASTM released new performance specifications for blends of 6-to-20 percent biodiesel with traditional heating oil. The existing No. 1 and No. 2 grades in ASTM D396 already cover 5 percent biodiesel or less.The blend is branded Bioheat® fuel. The new B6-B20 grade is a blend of all the parameters contained in the existing […]
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 New York state, a proposal to include 2% biodiesel in all heating oil across the state has passed the state Assembly’s Committee on Environmental Conservation. The bill also includes tax breaks for producers. The API is against the proposal, saying it may boost heating oil prices, while a range of NGOs and farmer groups […]
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 […]