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The 2016 Print Edition of Biodiesel Magazine is nearly complete, and I would like to share some of its contents with you as we close out the 2015 calendar year.

The 2016 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, combined with the 2016 Biodiesel Industry Directory, is designed to have a 12-month shelf life and will be distributed at nine premiere industry events throughout the year, including circulation in attendee handbags at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida, this January. The predominant theme weaved throughout the 2016 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine is an outlook for the industry, and what the coming year has in store. Featured articles include:

Projects to Watch in 2016

Several unique and innovative U.S. biodiesel projects are moving forward with vigor, ready to capitalize on a new era of stability and growth following two years of uncertainty and downed markets. Read about the latest project developments in the sector.

Markets Outlook

A review of diesel, feedstock, biodiesel and RIN prices over the past year and predictions on what these markets will do in 2016 given EPA’s release of the final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), and the reinstatement of the biodiesel blender tax credit.

U.S. Companies Developing International Projects

Several U.S. biodiesel companies are working diligently to develop projects and demand for their products abroad to take advantage of growing international markets. Read about their motivations and progress.

Total’s Oil Refinery Conversion

Paris-based supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce renewable diesel using Axens’ Vegan process. Biodiesel Magazine interviews Philippe Billant, project director for Total and the head of the La Mède transformation, and reports on all the project details.  

Final RVOs and Industry Response

EPA’s final RFS rule, with RVOs for biomass-based diesel from 2014-’17 was released Nov. 30. What are producers and industry stakeholders saying about the new rule? The 2016 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine will have the answers.

A Supplier’s Perspective

A contribution article from biodiesel catalyst supplier Evonik Corp. on the global biodiesel market and how biodiesel programs across the world help combat climate change.

Why California Will Be the Biodiesel Market to Watch in 2016

A Legal Perspectives column from Keyes, Fox & Weidman Attorney Graham Noyes on California’s revised low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and other state measures, including AB 1032 and AB 692, all of which are expected to greatly increase biodiesel demand in the Golden State.

A New Acid for Your Biodiesel Process

A Talking Point column by Joseph Borst with BASF on the benefits of switching process acids to Lutropur MSA.

Inside NBB

The four-page section from the U.S. biodiesel trade association, the National Biodiesel Board, will feature the latest information and perspectives issues facing the industry.

And more, including my annual editor’s note, an events calendar and the 2016 Biodiesel Industry Directory.

Finally, I would like to thank those who advertised in the 2016 Print Edition of Biodiesel Magazine for their support:

American Controls Inc.

AMERIgreen Energy



BDI – BioEnergy International AG


Desmet Ballestra North America

Dexsil Corporation

Future International Diversified Inc.

GEA Westfalia Separator

Iowa Central Fuel Testing Lab

Lanxess Energizing Chemistry

Louis Dreyfus

National Biodiesel Board

Oil Trades Supply Corp.

Biodiesel Plantations International