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Biofuel Feedstock Overview

The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown tremendously from 2007 to 2017. According to the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS), 2.65 billion gallons were purchased in 2017, up from just 450 million in 2007. Of these 2.65 billion, just 8…
The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown tremendously from 2007 to 2017. According to the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS), 2.65 billion gallons were… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-feedstock-overview/

Top Trends in the Heating Oil Market and How to Apply Them This Season

Heating oil season is just beginning, so let’s examine some of the key takeaways from last winter and how they could impact this season:
Heating oil season is just beginning, so let’s examine some of the key takeaways from last winter and how they could impact this season: Up and down temps Supply challenges… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/top-trends-heating-oil-market-and-how-apply-them-season/

With Winter Approaching, Biodiesel Is Showing Its Value

Two events are approaching that should make biodiesel top of mind for fuel marketers, including those doing business in the heating oil market in the Northeast.
Two events are approaching that should make biodiesel top of mind for fuel marketers, including those doing business in the heating oil market in the Northeast. One is updated… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/winter-approaching-biodiesel-showing-its-value/

“Exploring Biodiesel” in Boston and Philadelphia

How does the biodiesel supply chain actually work? Isn’t there already some biofuel in all distillate? How much higher can we expect these these blends to go? What are the pricing points downstream? What about best practices? Who are these incentives for,…
How does the biodiesel supply chain actually work? Isn’t there already some biofuel in all distillate? How much higher can we expect these these blends to go? What are the pricing… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/exploring-biodiesel-boston-and-philadelphia/

The Science Behind the Supply

Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. In an industry built around fuel production, refinement, delivery, and consumption, it’s easy to overlook the law of conservation, which is key to our understanding of all physical relationships, including the …
Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. In an industry built around fuel production, refinement, delivery, and consumption, it’s easy to overlook the law of conservation,… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/science-behind-supply/

Biodiesel Tax Credit Welcomed, But Uncertainty Lingers

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included short-term extensions to certain business and individual tax provisions, or “tax exte…
In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-tax-credit-welcomed-uncertainty-lingers/

DOE Publishes Guidelines for Biodiesel Blending

The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on biodiesel blending. Most biodiesel users purchase finished B20 or lower blen…
The U.S. Department of Energy recently published the Fifth Edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide. The following information is excerpted from the manual’s section on… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/doe-publishes-guidelines-biodiesel-blending/

One Step Closer

Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, which would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil sold for use in any building within the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and West…
Legislation introduced by New York State Senator Phil Boyle and New York State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, which would require that “on and after July 1, 2018, all heating oil… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/one-step-closer/

Sulfur & Bioheat Requirements Chart

This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
This chart, updated annually by NEFI Director of Legislative Affairs Jim Collura, lists sulfur limits and biofuel-blending requirements for each state in the Northeast and… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/sulfur-bioheat-requirements-chart/

Is New York City’s B5 Standard Becoming THE Standard?

A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore) introduced Senate Bill S5422. If signed into law, it would require that “On and after…
A uniform biodiesel-blending standard could be coming to the New York Metro Area by July 2018. On March 27, 2017, New York State Senator Phil Boyle (R, C, I – Bay Shore)… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/new-york-citys-b5-standard-becoming-standard/

GAO Criticizes Renewable Fuel Standard

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance. The RFS is important to the heating oil industry because it provides financial…
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released two reports on the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that raised concerns about the program’s performance.… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/gao-criticizes-renewable-fuel-standard/

NYC Will Move to B5 Next Year and Then to B20

New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy. The New York City Council last month overwhelmingly approved a new law that changes the city’s heating oil st…
New York City is increasing the biodiesel blend rate in Bioheat® Fuel as an integral part of its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction strategy. The New York City Council last… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/nyc-will-move-b5-next-year-and-then-b20/

REG Energy Services Brings Biodiesel Downstream

The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downstream and working to popularize biodiesel blending. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a publicly traded company based in Ames, IA, operating 12 biorefineries around the coun…
The nation’s largest producer of biodiesel is increasing its presence downstream and working to popularize biodiesel blending. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) is a publicly… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/reg-energy-services-brings-biodiesel-downstream/

Biodiesel Blend Margins – The Art and The Science

The distribution of biodiesel-blended fuel has grown dramatically over the past 15 years in the heating oil sector. There are important, positive attributes of biodiesel-blended fuels such as reduced toxic emissions; a cleaner and better performing fuel; …
EDITOR’S NOTE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of New England Fuel Institute.  … http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-blend-margins-art-and-science/

Biodiesel Industry Is Buoyant About 2016

It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today known as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), was formed with seven members f…
It was only 23 years ago that a University of Missouri researcher first powered a pickup truck on oil squeezed from soybeans, and the National Soy Diesel Development Board, today… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-industry-buoyant-about-2016/

Biodiesel 2016 – Strength & Certainty

In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was aggressively determined and tenacious as ever, navigating the uncertainties o…
In 2015, the U.S. biodiesel market showed itself to be as unpredictable as we have seen in several years. Even with its unpredictability, the net effect was an industry that was… http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-2016-strength-certainty/

RINderella – A Fuel Story

“How do RINs work and who profits?” Those were the questions Sandra Dunphy attempted to answer at the Southern New England Energy Conference, September 25. It’s a tall order for anyone, because the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market is notorious…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rinderella-fuel-story/

Study Indicates Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel Are Increasing

Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted recently by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Macon, GA. The workshop e…
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/study-indicates-carbon-benefits-biodiesel-are-increasing/

Massachusetts Looks Ahead to APS Rollout

By this time next year (or maybe sooner), Massachusetts retailers selling bio-blended heating oil could potentially be collecting financial incentives as high as 65 cents per gallon of biodiesel delivered to their customers. To get to the “why” and “how” …
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/massachusetts-looks-ahead-aps-rollout/

Biodiesel Is King in California

New data from California’s Air Resources Board confirms key role of biodiesel and renewable diesel in CO2 reductions
http://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-king-california/

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