Tag: diesel

Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

Alon Bakersfield Refinery to be retooled into renewable diesel facility

May 11, 2020 |

In Texas, Global Clean Energy Holdings bought the Alon Bakersfield Refinery in California from Delek US Holdings for $40 million cash. Primoris Services Corporation announced ARB Industrial was awarded a $200 million contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of a renewable diesel facility at the refinery. The retooled facility will produce renewable diesel from […]

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CVR Energy looking to convert some refinery capacity to renewable diesel production

CVR Energy looking to convert some refinery capacity to renewable diesel production

May 7, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that CVR Energy is looking to convert some of its refining capacity to renewable diesel production. The company has claimed that its RIN exposure has negatively impacted its bottom line, so by producing renewable diesel it would reduce that exposure that was $19 million in Q1 2020, $6 million higher than […]

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Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

Belgium to boost biofuel blending to 9.6% from January 1

December 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, the Brussels Times newspaper reports that both gasoline and diesel are expected to increase by 2 cents per liter at the pump from January after biofuel blending is increased to 9.6% in order to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive. Most European countries have rushed to get the […]

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Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

December 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, researchers from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) conducted a study on microalgae for renewable biodiesel development. In the study, there were two types of Indonesian microalgae strains used, Nannochloropsis oculata and chlorella vulgaris. Uniquely, both have the same main growth component but differ in the type of micronutrients (trace elements). For in-situ method, microalgae cells […]

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Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

Danish researchers find rare microalgae enzyme to improve renewable diesel production

December 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, Researchers have found an unusual, light-dependent enzyme in microalgae. A new project at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, will use the enzyme in a system to produce drop-in fuels from waste oils and fats. A grant of DKK 3 million (EUR 0.4 mill.) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will kick-start a new […]

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HollyFrontier to invest $350 million in renewable diesel production

HollyFrontier to invest $350 million in renewable diesel production

November 18, 2019 |

In Texas, HollyFrontier plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia refinery. The RDU will have a production capacity of approximately 125 million gallons a year and allow HollyFrontier to process soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks into renewable diesel. This investment will provide HollyFrontier the opportunity to meet the demand […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions looking to do a JV for renewable diesel plant in Alberta

Cielo Waste Solutions looking to do a JV for renewable diesel plant in Alberta

August 1, 2019 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Renewable U Lethbridge Inc. to build a renewable diesel refinery in the City of Lethbridge, Alberta. Renewable U LA and Cielo are now working towards entering into a joint venture agreement that will provide the framework to build and operate a […]

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Valero’s Q2 ethanol profits crash while renewable diesel doubles

Valero’s Q2 ethanol profits crash while renewable diesel doubles

July 25, 2019 |

In Texas, the Houston Chronicle newspaper reports that high corn prices have squashed Valero’s Q2 ethanol operating profits to just $7 million, down 83% from last year’s $43 million. Contrary to its poor ethanol results, its renewable diesel results more than doubled to $77 million from $30 million last year as production doubled and sales […]

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REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

REG opens first diesel fueling stations in Seneca, Illinois

July 17, 2019 |

In Illinois, the Renewable Energy Group celebrated the grand opening of the company’s first diesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. Construction on the around-the-clock, fully-automated station began earlier this year. Diesel customers from trucking fleets to local diesel vehicle owners will be able to fill up with biodiesel blended fuel to conveniently reduce harmful greenhouse […]

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Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, according to UFOP, selling prices for palm oil and diesel fuel have recently converged to the same level, after the former had even been at a lower price for six months. UFOP fears that the use of palm oil will increase, because palm oil prices have tumbled to a very low level since […]

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