Tweet In Colorado, Bio Plant Technologies LLC and GHP Biodiesel USA Inc. signed an agreement to join forces and are setting up a new biodiesel plant in Boulder. The plant has an annual capacity of 11.5 million gallons and is fully integrated in the joint used cooking oil (UCO) collection business. ClearEcos uses the byproducts of the biodiesel [...]
Tweet In Argentina, the biodiesel industry is looking to circumvent its trade spat with Europe by exporting instead to the US. The Argentine biofuel chamber Carbio told Reuters that it is currently working to get EPA environmental approval, a process which takes time to work through. It applied to generate RINs last year but expects [...]
Tweet In Spain, the National Energy Commission has changed the import rules again for biodiesel, now allowing biodiesel origins from any country and not just those within the European Union. The new rule also includes a new grace period during which demonstrating sustainability will be high suggested but not mandatory.
Tweet In Aruba, the country’s only biodiesel produce Aruba Biodiesel has signed a deal to buy and install a Denami 600 biodiesel processor from Methes Energies Canada. Aruba biodiesel has already completed two pilot projects including one at the airport and plans to use the 5 million liter per year model as a way to [...]
Tweet In the Netherlands, Ecofuels plans to invest $130,000 in order to further improve its second generation biodiesel production process from waste oils. The company is receiving support from the Province of Groningen to undertake the additional R&D.
Indonesia will likely file a WTO complain if EU proceeds with penalties over biodiesel subsidies and dumping
Tweet In Indonesia, Reuters reports that representatives of industry and Indonesian government officials have concluded two days of talks with EU delegates concerning its investigation into illegal subsidies and dumping of biodiesel. Paulus Tjakrawan, general secretary of industry body the Indonesian Biofuel Producers’ Association is quoted, “They will impose penalties because of politics. It is [...]
Tweet In Wisconsin, Sanimax partnered with Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. to provide stainless steel tanks to support growing production of B100 Biodiesel fuel. The Sanimax facility in DeForest, Wisconsin is dedicated to the processing of 100% renewable Biodiesel fuel. Apache supported their need for increased capacity by supplying one atmospheric stainless tank and three pressure [...]
Tweet In Arkansas, a researcher from Arkansas State University has been investigating ranch-sized biodiesel facilities that can use animal fat, waste oil or oilseeds with real potential for ranchers to produce their own fuel either individually or in groups. He hasn’t yet used animal fats but says it’s a viable option.
Tweet In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group executed a purchase agreement to acquire a 30-million gallon per year capacity biodiesel plant from Soy Energy, LLC. Pursuant to the agreement, REG will acquire the Mason City, Iowa biorefinery for $11 million in cash and the issuance of a $5.6 million promissory note to Soy Energy. The acquisition [...]
Tweet In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group reported Q1 2013 adjusted EBITDA of $22.0 million on adjusted revenues of $172.7 million — compared to adjusted EBITDA of $12.7 million for Q1 2012. REG sold 38.9 million gallons of biodiesel in the first quarter, an increase of 14% compared to the same period in 2012. In operating [...]