Biodiesel Articles

  • RHEINISCHE BIOESTER - Anaerobic wastewater treatment in biodiesel production - Case Study

    Some processes during the production of biodiesel, such as glycerine evaporation, fatty acid and methyl ester drying (vapour condensate), generate wastewater which is highly contaminated with organic substances. The most significant substances in the wastewater are glycerine, methanol and free fatty acids. EnviroChemie supplies biological wastewater treatment plants with biogas recovery for the ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • RFS: There are no lost gallons to reallocate

    In the final days before EPA issues the 2020 volumes for the federal biofuel mandate and makes a ruling on the supplemental proposal offered in October, it’s critical to acknowledge that all available data shows there are no “lost gallons” of ethanol that need to be reallocated as part of these announcements. If anything, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates should be ...

  • The Chorus Grows: Hardship Waivers Do Not Justify an RFS Increase

    From top officials at the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency to the pages of Forbes and official hearings in the Heartland, Americans are weighing in to dispel the myth of corn ethanol demand destruction and on the EPA’s proposal to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is currently under consideration.  Official data from the U.S. Energy ...

  • How RFS Biofuel Mandates Drive Imports

    It should come as a surprise to congressional supporters of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), that their 2007 votes to expand the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to advance “homegrown energy” would lead to historic U.S. imports of biodiesel. Here’s a look at how exactly that’s happening: Though the conventional requirement can be met with various biofuels, ...

  • Environmental ingenuity: These creative business ideas aim to be both sustainable and successful

    Picture this: Out in the open ocean, rows of farmed kelp spanning an area about the size of Mexico. Once harvested and processed, this rapid-growing seaweed would be turned into a fuel that you could pump into your car. No more relying on fossil fuels that take millions of years to form—and whose emissions into the atmosphere are the biggest contributor to the Earth's rising temperatures. ...


    By Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

  • Wheeler Announces Proposed Rule to Set RVOs for 2020

    On July 5, 2019, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposed rule to set the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in 2020, as well as the biomass-based diesel volume standard for 2021 under the Renewable Fuel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Irish Biofuels uses Peak generators for QC testing of biodiesel - Case Study

    Irish Biofuels have utilized Peak Precision series in their lab for QC testing of bio diesel. Irish Biofuels is a manufacturer of high quality biodiesel which is compliant with FAMEs EN14214. Currently supplying the Irish and UK bio diesel market, Irish Biofuels has plans in place to expand export of its product to ...

  • Diesel & Biodiesel Moisture Matters

    Welcome to Moisture Matters – the show where we take your everyday and not so everyday objects and test them to see which has more moisture. Today we’re testing fuel! Which do you think has more moisture, diesel or biodiesel? The Computrac Vapor Pro XL is a chemical-free Karl Fischer alternative that ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • Maintaining biodiese quality standards - Case study

    A problem that is sometimes encountered with biodiesel blends is inaccurate blend ratios. This article describes a quick analytical method to assess blend ratios and ensure fuel performance According 10 a study' done by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the chief problem found with biodiesel blends was inaccurate blend ratios. Retail customers and fleet managers do not typically worry ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • NBB Announces New Report On Biodiesel Benefits

    On January 22, 2018, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that a new study on lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects of biodiesel updates and reaffirms the benefits of using the renewable fuel.  The report was published jointly by ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WTO Rules on EU AD Measures On Biodiesel from Indonesia

    On January 25, 2018, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a ruling on anti-dumping (AD) measures on biodiesel from Indonesia, following Indonesia’s request for consultations with the European Union (EU) in June 2014. The ruling is the latest in a series of legal challenges to EU AD duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The effect of mixing on fermentation of primary solids, glycerol, and biodiesel waste

    In this study, the effect of mixing on volatile fatty acid (VFA) production and composition was investigated through running five identical bench-scale reactors that were filled with primary solid and dosed with either pure glycerol or biodiesel waste. Experimental results revealed that there was an inverse correlation between the mixing intensity and the VFA production. The total VFA ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • RICanada welcomes Quebec Renewable Fuel Volume Requirements

    Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), a principal stakeholder representing Canadian producers of clean-burning renewable fuels, announced that the Quebec Government’s 2017-2020 Action Plan under the 2030 Energy Policy included, for the first time, renewable ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EIA Issues Short-Term Energy Outlook Report

    On July 11, 2017, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) issued its June Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).  EIA considered EPA’s recent rulemakings on the 2017 RFS volume requirements and proposed 2018 RFS volume requirements when developing its STEO for 2017 and 2018.    Biodiesel ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Assessing biodiesel quality parameters for wastewater grown Chlorella sp.

    Microalgae are reported as the efficient source of renewable biodiesel which should be able to meet the global demand of transport fuels. Present study is focused on assessment of wastewater grown indigenous microalga Chlorella sp. for fuel quality parameters. This was successfully grown in secondary treated waste water diluted with tap water (25% dilution) in glass house. The microalga ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cavitation Reactors

    By combining the developments in acoustics, hydrodynamics and chemical kinetics, a new promising device is entering the market: the cavitation reactors, used for processing of suspensions, emulsions and for intensification of chemical processes in solutions. These devices are can be used either separately (in laboratory test-benches) or in industrial mixing processes. In today’s market, two ...

  • BIO Writes Open Letter To Congress Encouraging Multi-Year Extension Of Biofuel Incentives

    On October 18, 2016, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the House Ways and Means Committee Chairs calling for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax credits. The Second ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Guide to Measuring Biofuel Blending

    As the global commitment to renewable energy sources grows, the importance of using biodiesel as a blending component with diesel fuel has increased. Biodiesel consists of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) which are produced by the transesterification of certain feedstock oils, such as soy, rapeseed, canola, and others. The ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • DC Water Taps Into Biodiesel’s Sustainability Benefits

    Sustainability is more than a buzzword at DC Water. Ingrained throughout the agency, sustainability is in high gear at DC Water’s fleet division where biodiesel fuel powers all 230-diesel vehicles, and emissions are closely monitored. “Biodiesel just makes sense,” said Timothy Fitzgerald, Director Fleet Management for DC Water. “We switched to biodiesel in 2007 ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Brazil Backtracks From Plan To Increase Ethanol Use Through Tax Breaks

    On August 24, 2016, Brazil's government announced that it would not be extending a tax break on ethanol sales that is due to expire in December 2016. During the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, Brazil pledged to increase cane-based ethanol and biodiesel to nearly 18 ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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