Tag: biodiesel

Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

Kentucky filling station says no to biodiesel until it can stop its leak

December 7, 2016 |

In Kentucky, the Love’s Travel Stop filling station to blame for a fishkill in a nearby creek following the accidental release of about 5,000 gallons of biodiesel says it will stop supplying the fuel until it can sort out the problem. The decision was made following an inspection of the facility. The biodiesel storage tank […]

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EIA sees biodiesel production reaching 104,000 bpd in 2017

EIA sees biodiesel production reaching 104,000 bpd in 2017

December 6, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency expects biodiesel production to pass the 100,000 bpd market to 104,000 bpd in 2017, compared to 99,000 bpd in 2016 and up 20% from 84,000 bpd the year prior. Biomass-based diesel imports are expected to rise, however, to 51,000 bpd next year from 45,000 bpd this year and 31,000 […]

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Gas station biodiesel storage tank leak likely culprit for fishkill in Tennessee

Gas station biodiesel storage tank leak likely culprit for fishkill in Tennessee

December 5, 2016 |

In Tennessee, a storage tank at a gas station in northern Scott County is expected to be the source of up to 5,000 gallons of biodiesel that has leaked into a nearby creek, leading to at least 2,000 dead fish. The state’s department of natural resources is investigating the spill and hopes to have an […]

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Biodiesel fraudsters sentenced to federal prision

Biodiesel fraudsters sentenced to federal prision

December 5, 2016 |

In Indiana, United States Attorney Josh Minkler and Assistant Attorney General John C. Cruden for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced the sentencing of two individuals who defrauded investors and biodiesel purchasers of millions of dollars. Jeffrey Wilson and Craig Ducey were sentenced to serve prison terms of 120 months and […]

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Biodico makes first biodiesel delivery to UCSB

Biodico makes first biodiesel delivery to UCSB

November 29, 2016 |

In California, Biodico Inc. announced Nov. 29 that it has made its first delivery of biodiesel to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The biodiesel, which was produced from used cooking oil collected at the university, will fuel tractors and other diesel-powered equipment at UCSB. Biodico produced the biodiesel at its Zero Net Energy Farm […]

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Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

Germany biodiesel blending rate falls in September and for the year

November 29, 2016 |

In Germany, biodiesel blending fell in September to 172,728 metric tons, accounting for about 5.07% of the diesel fuel consumed during the month, compared to 187,090 tons in August that achieved a 5.63% rate. The volumes include both conventional biodiesel and HVO. Even so, total biodiesel blending is up more than 4% on the year […]

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South African wine tram powered by biodiesel

South African wine tram powered by biodiesel

November 28, 2016 |

In South Africa, a biodiesel-powered tram is using narrow gauge track built more than a 100 years ago to transport wine connoisseurs around 14 wineries in the Franschhoek region of the Western Cape. The tram has been so successful that nine bus routes have been added to connect with the tram to transport wine buffs […]

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Costa Rican researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from cheese whey

Costa Rican researchers develop method to produce biodiesel from cheese whey

November 24, 2016 |

In Costa Rica, researchers have been working for the past four years to develop commercial biodiesel production from cheese whey in an effort to reduce the vast amounts of the waste product from being dumped in wastewater and to find other feedstocks for biodiesel that wouldn’t lead to deforestation. The first two years of the […]

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Argentine biodiesel production seen at 2.5 million tons this year

Argentine biodiesel production seen at 2.5 million tons this year

November 23, 2016 |

In Argentina, production is expected to hit 2.5 million metric tons this year with much of the 1.5 million of those tons exported headed to the US. Thanks to exports, the industry is expected to earn about $1.2 billion in foreign exchange. But even so, only about 55% of the production capacity will be used […]

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Argentina worried Trump era trade restrictions would dry up biodiesel imports

Argentina worried Trump era trade restrictions would dry up biodiesel imports

November 22, 2016 |

In Argentina, the biodiesel industry is worried that a Trump presidency in the US would lead to cuts in demand for imports, despite the US biofuel industry staying positive that Trump won’t mess with the RFS. Most of Argentina’s biodiesel exports are going to the US after losing market access to the EU. Argentina isn’t […]

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