ATRI Releases Fleet Fuel Economy Survey

Joanna Schroeder Leave a Comment

A new fleet fuel economy and fuel usage study has found that the median fleet-wide fuel economy of 6.5 miles per gallon is being achieved through a number of technologies including biodiesel. The survey was released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and was sponsored by ExxonMobil. For truck-tractors, aluminum …

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HPB – St. Joe #Biodiesel Has Grand Opening

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High Plains Bioenergy (HPB) celebrated the grand opening of HPB – St. Joe Biodiesel this week in St. Joseph, Missouri. The plant, which was just purchased by the subsidiary of Seaboard Foods last month, will use vegetable oils as the primary feedstock to produce up to 28 million gallons of biodiesel annually. The grand opening celebration marks High Plains Bioenergy’s …


Crimson Renewable Energy Expands Biodiesel Plant

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Crimson Renewable Energy has completed an expansion of its biodiesel plant located in Kern County, California more than tripling annual production. The company says that their plant is a model for the benefits of biodiesel including job creation, local economic support, greenhouse gas emission reductions and air quality improvement. The company held an unveiling event to showcase its updated facility. Several …

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REG Gray’s Harbor Set for Improvements

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REG Grays Harbor, LLC is set for several improvements with compliments of an additional $5 million credit facility from Umpqua Bank. The bioefinery is the largest of all of Renewable Energy Group’s (REG) biodiesel plants with a nameplate capacity of $100 million gallons of biodiesel per year. This is just one major plant upgrade investment REG has recently made. Last …

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Young Scientists Scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

College science students interested in learning about all aspects of the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 16 – 19 in San Diego. The application process is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for scholarships, and to present a poster on their research or outreach …

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REG Completes $34M Danville Biorefinery Upgrade

Joanna Schroeder

The biodiesel biorefinery located in Danville, Illinois is showing off its new upgrades and enhancements. REG, the owner of the 45 million gallon per year biodiesel plant that has expanded from 8 acres to nearly 30 acres, invested $34.5 million into the facility. REG hosted a public celebration to showcase the completed project that included a ribbon cutting. On hand …

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Lee Enterprises Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

Lee Enterprises Consulting is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The organization began as a small biodiesel consulting practice in 1955 and today has grown to a consultancy with over 100 international experts. Lee Enterprises now has seven divisions with emphases on biodiesel, ethanol, emerging technologies, biomass power, renewable chemicals, biogas/AD and business/finance. “This has been a pretty amazing journey,” said Founder …

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Chemoil Settles RIN Dispute

Joanna Schroeder

The largest mis-use of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) since the inception of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been settled this week. The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have ordered Chemoil Corporation to retire 65 million fuel credits to resolve violations. When factoring in the current market value of the credits, combined with an additional 7.7 million …

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Minnesota #Biodiesel Mandate Stands Firm

Joanna Schroeder

Minnesota has been and continues to be a leader in the support of biofuels and was the first state to pass a biodiesel mandate requiring B20 (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent diesel), to be used in 2018. Last year a motley group of oil, gas, trucking, auto manufactures and dealers and trade groups, sued four key Minnesota state legislators directly …

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