Ron Kotrba

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October 01, 2015

Propel sells Diesel HPR renewable diesel at new Bay Area location

Propel Fuels is now offering Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel in the San Francisco Bay Area at the “880 Gas” station on West A Street in Hayward, California. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

A Trending On-site Power Option

More and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

The U.S. EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act on Sept. 18 to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

Researchers from Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales have developed a way to increase the yield of biodiesel by using simple catalysis to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

A drop in soybean oil prices since June has led to a decline in biodiesel prices, reducing the blend margin. Since D4 RIN values are a function of the blend margin and the two generally correlate, RIN prices have fallen too. READ MORE

September 14, 2015

Matching Pellet Supply With Growing Demand

Despite fluctuations, producers and distributors agree: Good relationships and communication can help keep stores stocked with wood pellets during the busy heating season. READ MORE

September 09, 2015

AGQM to start first glycerol round robin test

For the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol. READ MORE

September 04, 2015

REG's Geismar renewable diesel plant catches fire again

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Sept. 4 that another fire occurred at its 75 MMgy Geismar, Louisiana-based renewable diesel production complex. The fire began around midnight and it was declared completely extinguished by 4:20 a.m. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

Study highlights importance of biofuel trade

A new report has been released by the USDA’s Economic Research Service that overviews the growth of the global biofuels industry. READ MORE

September 01, 2015

Alabama technology firm ends deal for exclusive licensing rights

Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based Inventure Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of Singapore-based holding company Inventure International (Pte) Ltd., has ended its relationship with Alchimia Inc. READ MORE