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CONTENTS 2017 WINTER ISSUE VOLUME 14 ISSUE 1

FEATURES

14 Biodiesel Renaissance INDUSTRY

The U.S. sector is coming off its best comeback year yet as hordes of production facilities expand, improve and change hands—but will it last?

BY RON KOTRBA Feedstock & 14 24 Alternative Process Technology Overview FEEDSTOCK

The industry is leveraging more lower-quality feedstock, but production must be ready to meet the more stringent processing requirements

BY WILL SMITH

30 A 20-Year-Old Startup BUSINESS

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World Energy, once solely an importer, distributor and marketer now boasts one of the U.S.’s largest fleets of commercial-scale biodiesel plants

BY GENE GEBOLYS

34 REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, COMPANY

Success & Continuous Improvement The U.S.’s largest biodiesel producer moves from narrow, humble Midwest beginnings to a diverse, international company

BY ANTHONY HULEN

38 A Proven Biodiesel Process PROFILE

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Technology Track Record

Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International celebrates 20 years of partnerships, progress and proven process techniques

BY RON KOTRBA

Advertiser Index 22-23 21 18 43 2 29 12 7 28 13 36 27 26 19 37 33 44

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo 2018 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo AMERIgreen Energy AOCS American Oil Chemists BDI - BioEnergy International AG Desmet Ballestra North America Dexsil Corporation EcoEngineers Future International Diversified Inc. Global Refractory Installers and Suppliers IMERYS Iowa Central Fuel Testing Lab Jatrodiesel, Inc. Lanxess Energizing Chemistry Louis Dreyfus Company NBB National Biodiesel Board Renewable Energy Group

DEPARTMENTS 4 Editor’s Note

7 Events Calendar

INDUSTRY REVIVAL

8 Inside NBB

BY RON KOTRBA 5 Legal Perspectives

Maintaining Effective Patent Portfolios in the Biodiesel Industry

42 Equipment

Behind the Scenes BY RON KOTRBA

BY BENJAMIN C. SPEHLMANN 6 Talking Point

Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry BY KARYN JONES www.BiodieselMagazine.com

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INDUSTRY REVIVAL

www.BiodieselMagazine.com E D I T O R I A L Tom Bryan President & Editor in Chief tbryan@bbiinternational.com

Ron Kotrba

Editor Biodiesel Magazine rkotrba@bbiinternational.com

Tim Portz Vice President of Content & Executive Editor tportz@bbiinternational.com Ron Kotrba Editor rkotrba@bbiinternational.com Anna Simet Associate Editor asimet@bbiinternational.com Katie Fletcher Associate Editor kfletcher@bbiinternational.com Jan Tellmann Copy Editor jtellmann@bbiinternational.com P U B L I S H I N G Mike Bryan Joe Bryan

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Chairman mbryan@bbiinternational.com CEO jbryan@bbiinternational.com

Matthew Spoor

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John Nelson

Marketing & Sales Director jnelson@bbiinternational.com

Howard Brockhouse Chip Shereck Jeff Hogan

Business Development Director hbrockhouse@bbiinternational.com Senior Account Manager cshereck@bbiinternational.com Account Manager jhogan@bbiinternational.com

Jessica Tiller

Circulation Manager jtiller@bbiinternational.com

Marla DeFoe

Marketing & Advertising Manager mdefoe@bbiinternational.com

Jaci Satterlund

A R T Art Director jsatterlund@bbiinternational.com

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In late December 2015, I predicted in our 2016 issue of Biodiesel Magazine that the U.S. industry was poised for a major comeback. And, boy, was I right. Six days into the new year, Kolmar Americas bought Greenleaf Fuels, and so began a year of M&As, plant expansions, upgrades, and project completions. It seemed as if every week a new project, plant purchase or opening was announced. This lasted all year, straight through until just days before press time when the idled 40 MMgy Delta American Fuel plant in Helena, Arkansas, was acquired by a Singapore-based joint venture. The big unknown now is how the new Republican Trump administration coupled with a Republican-controlled Congress will treat biodiesel and affect markets. For more industry activity over the past year and perspectives on what 2017 will bring, be sure to read my article on page 14, titled, “Biodiesel Renaissance.” Two big-name companies—the U.S.’s largest producer and a globally renowned process technology provider—celebrated major anniversaries in 2016. Renewable Energy Group Inc. hit the 10-year milestone as an independent company. REG holds the single-greatest number of biodiesel plants in the U.S., including a large renewable diesel facility and a biochemical plant, and nearly a half-billion gallons of biomass-based diesel production. REG owns production assets in Germany too. Read more about the biodiesel powerhouse on page 34 in Anthony Hulen’s article, “REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement.” I was fortunate to celebrate BDI-BioEnergy International AG’s 20th anniversary with the company, its international customer-producers and partners in Vienna this September. After covering BDI developments for 12 years at Biodiesel Magazine, it was great to learn more about the company from an even more personal level. For my profile article on BDI, “A Proven Biodiesel Process Technology Track Record,” turn to page 38. In addition, Gene Gebolys, the founder of World Energy, a company making plenty of news this year with two significant acquisitions, celebrated his 20th year in the industry. To learn about the company’s beginnings, changes in direction and rise to become a major biodiesel producer, read Gene Gebolys’ article on page 30, “A 20-Year-Old Startup.” Finally, I am happy to announce that the industry turnaround is prompting Biodiesel Magazine’s publisher, BBI International, to print a second issue this year to be released in time for the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis this June co-located with the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. Biodiesel producers can get two free passes, so I hope to see many of you there!

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LEGAL PERSPECTIVE

Maintaining Effective Patent Portfolios in the Biodiesel Industry BY BENJAMIN C. SPEHLMANN

evolve significantly. Also, further information regarding competitor activities will become available. Consultation with technical experts is required to understand and consider these factors, which can critically impact the process of negotiating the scope of the patent owner’s each based on certain inventive aspects of rights. This process frequently involves the technology that are described in a single amending the patent claims that define the patent application, are pursued by filing corscope of these rights to overcome initial rejecresponding family member patent applications in countries of greatest strategic interest. tions. Even if claim amendments are deemed to sufficiently distinguish an inventive process The total number of patent applications and over the prior art, the resulting claims may patents in a technology portfolio, essentially nonetheless (i) fail to read on the contemthe product of the number of families and number of countries for each family, can easily plated commercial design or otherwise (ii) be easily avoided (i.e., designed around). In either grow into the hundreds. An important, emerging biofuel produc- scenario, the value of the resulting patents in a patent family is severely compromised. tion process is the IH2 Process, which has Technical experts are also most familiar been developed by Gas Technology Institute with the story behind their inventive activiin Des Plaines, Illinois. This technology is ties, which led to the substantial investment in currently licensed worldwide by CRI Catalyst seeking broad-based patent protection in the Co., which is part of CRI/Criterion Inc., the first place. Patent examiners in the biodiesel global catalyst technology company of the 2 area, by virtue of their scientific—typically Shell Group. The IH Process can achieve chemical engineering—backgrounds, are essentially complete deoxygenation of biogenerally receptive to in-depth technical argumass, including plant-based (lignocellulosic) feedstocks, rendering diesel boiling-range and ments as to why the inventor’s solution would other hydrocarbons that are indistinguishable not have been obvious in view of the existing knowledge in the field. Having an inventor from their petroleum-derived counterparts. present in an examiner interview at the U.S. The prevalence of suitable starting materials patent office, for example, can lead to a deeper has been a factor in the decision to maintain appreciation of what might otherwise be a broad-based patenting strategy for the 2 dismissed as “attorney argument.” IH process, which is protected by patent families having, as exemplary domestic patent Alignment with Business Objectives family members, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,492,600; As with technical developments, busi8,841,495; 8,859,831; 8,915,981; 9,447,328; and ness objectives may change over time. Certain 9,512,364, as well as a number of U.S. pending starting materials (lignocellulose, algae), end applications. product properties (sulfur content, cetane number), byproducts (methane, char, CO2) Ongoing Input and their uses, and process flow schemes, may Delays between the filing of family member patent applications and the time they become more or less economically attractive or significant in terms of customer requireare first examined by patent offices of the ments. As new patent applications are added various countries are often more than a year. During this time, a contemplated commercial to a developing portfolio, they should include updated information, for example by expandtechnology undergoing development can ing the feedstock definition or description of

Breakthrough technologies with promising commercial potential must be patent protected using a comprehensive and robust approach. Often, multiple patent families,

how the technology might be integrated with conventional refining processes. Patent claims can be directed only to the subject matter that is described in the application as originally filed. Adding to and updating what is normally considered boilerplate information increases flexibility in how an invention can be defined.

Mining Relevant Property

The initial set of claims drafted for a patent family might not cover all patentable concepts described in the application. Otherwise, multiple claim formats may be presented but regarded under the laws of the local patent office to cover multiple inventions, from which one must be selected. In either situation, more than a single patent application could be required to realize the full value of the inventors’ contribution to the state of the art. For example, a parent application of a family might present claims directed to unique and advantageous operating conditions, such as those used for generating sufficient hydrogen from biomass to sustain the claimed process. However, a continuation or divisional—with the designation often depending on the particular country—might be necessary to protect important properties of the resulting diesel boiling-range hydrocarbons, such as their low oxygen content. Any subject matter that is disclosed in a patent application, but not ultimately claimed, becomes dedicated to the public. For this reason, the potential for filing further applications in a patent family should always be evaluated. Overall, effective, global patent protection requires developing a portfolio with an understanding of not only the technology itself, but also the inevitable, ongoing refinements in its envisioned design and implementation. Such refinements arise from both technical and business considerations. Author: Benjamin C. Spehlmann Attorney, Banner & Witcoff Ltd. 202-824-3000 bspehlmann@bannerwitcoff.com

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Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry BY KARYN JONES

The U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule, published in the federal register Nov. 16, proposes a wide-range of regulatory and compliance changes that affect the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and the entire range of renewable fuel types. Most notably,

EPA has proposed additional registration and compliance regulations around “biointermediate” feedstocks that will have far-reaching impacts on feedstock suppliers and the biodiesel industry as a whole.

What Is a Biointermediate Feedstock?

REGS states that a biointermediate feedstock is an approved feedstock (such as soybean oil, canola oil, waste oils/fats/ grease, etc.) that is processed in such a way that it is “substantially altered” at a different location than the biofuel plant where it is ultimately processed into renewable fuel. EPA provides an example where cellulosic biomass (such as woody material) is converted into pyrolysis oil at one facility and then transferred to the biofuel facility for final processing into a renewable fuel. The conversion of woody material into a pyrolysis oil constitutes a “substantial alteration” and, since this conversion occurs upstream from the renewable fuel facility, it is considered to be a biointermediate feedstock. Processing the woody material into pyrolysis oil at the biofuel facility would not make the oil a biointermediate feedstock.

What Isn’t in the Definition?

While REGS states that a mere “form change” to renewable biomass is not considered to be a “substantial alteration” and does not create a biointermediate, the list of approved types of form changes

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is limited and does not encompass all feedstock industry processing activities. Approved processing methods listed in the REGS rule include chopping, pressing, grinding, filtering, degumming, drying and adding water. Omissions to this list include heating, solvent extraction, bleaching and deodorizing. Early in 2016, EPA contacted key industry stakeholders, including EcoEngineers, to weigh in on the draft REGS rulemaking. During these conversations, EPA had indicated that any chemical processing activities—including heating, solvent extraction, bleaching and deodorizing—would be treated as a substantial alteration and would result in a biointermediate feedstock. It is interesting to note that these discussions about chemical vs. physical processing are not included in the proposed REGS rule and examples of chemical processing were omitted from the approved form change list.

Potential Impact on Feedstock Suppliers, Biodiesel Producers

The final definition of biointermediate feedstock will have a significant impact on the feedstock supplier and biodiesel production industry. Soybean and canola oils undergo refining with chemicals to create a refined, bleached, and deodorized (RBD) oil prior to entering a biodiesel plant. Used cooking oil (UCO) and tallow suppliers often heat the feedstock in order to remove impurities to produce a refined used cooking oil or choice white grease for sale to a biodiesel plant. Since EPA omitted discussion of these types of processing activities in the REGS rule, it is unclear whether these feedstocks classify as a biointermediate. This distinction is important to biodiesel producers since processing biointermediate feedstocks is prohibited

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under current regulation and could result in invalid RINs. Under the proposed REGS rule, each biointermediate feedstock supplier must register their facility with EPA, maintain product transfer documents and batchspecific recordkeeping, and participate in a mandatory Quality Assurance Program during the interim period immediately following the final rulemaking. Depending on the definition of biointermediate in the final rule, biodiesel feedstock suppliers, including soybean and canola crush plants, UCO aggregators and animal tallow processors may find themselves subject to these additional compliance requirements if they want their feedstock to be used to produce RIN-generating biodiesel. More clarity is needed in this regulation in order for the biodiesel industry to feel secure about its regulatory compliance. While it is unlikely that EPA’s intent is to regulate the entire biodiesel feedstock industry through REGS, the omission of key types of established industry processing from the proposed rulemaking is concerning. EPA is seeking industry comment on this proposal through Jan. 17. The biodiesel industry should support current feedstock processing practices through their comments to this proposal. You can submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OAR–2016–0041, at http://www.regulations.gov. Author: Karyn Jones Senior Regulatory Consultant, EcoEngineers 515-985-1268 kjones@ecoengineers.us


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JUNE 19-21, 2017

San Diego Convention Center San Diego, California

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The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the biggest biodiesel event of the year and registration is now open for the 2017 Conference in San Diego, California January 16-19. Whether you are an industry veteran, or just getting your feet wet in the biodiesel world, the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo has plenty of reasons to attend this year. Speakers will present thought provoking and engaging sessions, with keynote speeches and roundtable discussions presented by industry experts. The expo hall offers attendees the chance to network with other professionals from around the country, and events like the famous opening reception and Biodiesel Ride & Drive will showcase the latest diesel vehicles and bring plenty of fun and business networking to the week.

From its inception, the mission of this event has remained constant: The FEW delivers timely presentations with a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production—from quality control and yield maximization to regulatory compliance and fiscal management. The FEW is also the ethanol industry’s premier forum for unveiling new technologies and research findings. The program extensively covers cellulosic ethanol while remaining committed to optimizing existing grain ethanol operations. 866-746-8385 www.fuelethanolworkshop.com

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Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Organized by BBI International and produced by Biomass Magazine, this event brings current and future producers of bioenergy and biobased products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors and policy makers. It’s a true one-stop shop—the world’s premier educational and networking junction for all biomass industries.

With a vertically integrated program and audience, the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo is tailored for industry professionals engaged in producing, developing and deploying advanced biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol, biobased platform chemicals, polymers and other renewable molecules that have the potential to meet or exceed the performance of petroleum-derived products.

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Biodiesel Industry Continues Growth through Unified Efforts, Challenges Remain The U.S. biodiesel industry is on a path for growth that continues to make it America’s most widely available advanced biofuel in the country. That growth can largely be attributed to members of the industry coming together under the umbrella of the National Biodiesel Board, where as a collective we are able to achieve more than any individual Donnell Rehagen, CEO, effort could. National Biodiesel Board Although we continue to face many challenges, 2016 saw continued bipartisan support for biodiesel in Congress; science again affirmed biodiesel as a significant option for reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and state and local policies were expanded and upheld, which will continue to drive demand. Policy stability is a major driving force for our industry and the end of 2016 brought good and bad in the finalization of the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes and another lapse of the biodiesel tax incentive. The U.S. EPA’s action to finalize volumes ahead of the statutory deadline for 2017 RFS volumes and 2018 biomass-based diesel volumes in and of itself helps provide stability within our industry. Beyond that, growth in the total renewable fuels and advanced biofuels categories above the volumes originally proposed in spring were a welcomed sign. Combined with a 2-billion-gallon volume for biomass-based diesel in 2017, we are likely to see volumes of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel approach 3 billion gallons in the marketplace this year—a record year for our industry. A key factor in reaching that 3-billion-gallon market potential is the state of the biodiesel tax incentive. Allowed to lapse again Dec. 31, NBB and its members worked exceptionally hard to secure a seamless transition. While we weren’t successful in doing so, with the help of our champions in Congress, we laid the groundwork for enacting legislation to extend the incentive through 2019 and to provide a key reform to a domestic production credit vs. a blenders credit.

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Under the new Congress we anticipate tax reform talks to heat up once again early this year. And NBB and its members will be deeply involved in those discussions. While policy stability continues to be a driving force, other efforts at NBB build the foundation needed to convince policymakers that biodiesel deserves their support. This includes market development, OEM outreach, technical support, the BQ-9000 fuel quality program, our environmental and sustainability education, advertising and communication efforts, feedstock programs, and more. With efforts from NBB and our members, state and regional markets continue to increase demand as they embrace biodiesel. Mandates have grown in Minnesota from 2 to 10 percent. Illinois has reauthorized its tax incentive for biodiesel blends above 10 percent, creating the largest demand for biodiesel of any state in the nation. Couple this with the various biodiesel and Bioheat mandates around the country, and the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) requirements on the West Coast, and we now enjoy nearly a billion gallons of statelegislated or state-incentivized demand. In 2016, the U.S. saw more than 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel cut GHG emissions by more than 18 million tons, or the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions of 3.8 million cars. This market supports some $8.4 billion in economic impact, nearly 48,000 jobs, and $1.9 billion in wages paid. However, at slightly more than 5 percent of the on-road diesel pool, there is significant room for growth. NBB is here to help make that industry growth a reality. NBB should be looked at as your business partner, helping to make your organization more successful. We are your team, and one of our greatest assets is each of our individual members pulling collectively forward to advance the industry. When we do that, our track record for success is proven as our market has grown from 250 million gallons to more than 2.5 billion gallons over the past decade. I urge the entire industry to come together, and stay together, as we grow into the future. Donnell Rehagan CEO National Biodiesel Board


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NBB NBB Members Set Direction of Industry through Representation, Collaboration The National Biodiesel Board is a member organization that works for, and with, its members on a daily basis to advance the interests of the biodiesel industry. Everything the organization does is at the direction of members. Fifteen representatives from member companies are elected by the membership to sit on the board for two-year terms and have historically represented all aspects of the industry. Members guide the daily activities of staff through involvement on the board, in standing committees, strategic planning, the program development process, membership surveys, regional and national member meetings, daily conversations with staff, and more.

Representation—Your NBB Governing Board

Fifteen representatives from member companies are elected by the membership to represent all segments of the biodiesel industry.

Each November, members vote to fill half of the positions on the governing board. In 2016, members elected to begin their two-year term include Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board; Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel LLC; Mike Cunningham, American Soybean Association; Tim Keaveney, Hero BX; Steven J. Levy, Sprague Operating Resources; Mike Rath, Darling Ingredients Inc.; and Ben Wootton, World Energy. Governing board The NBB governing board members who are serving the second year elected Kent Engelbrecht, of their term in 2017 include Kent EngelADM, as 2017 chairman. brecht, Archer Daniels Midland Co.; Ron Heck, Iowa Soybean Association; Ed Hegland, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council; Ron Marr, Minnesota Soybean Processors; Steve Nogel, Ag Environmental Products; Amy Sigg Davis, Ohio Soybean Council; Robert Stobaugh, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board; and Chad Stone, Renewable Energy Group Inc. Each year the new governing board elects officers with Kent Engelbrecht serving as the new chairman, Mike Cunningham as vice chairman, Greg Anderson as treasurer, and Chad Stone as secretary. “The biodiesel industry is fortunate to have a strong team of leaders from all sectors of the industry,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “The membership is united, optimistic, and will continue to grow into the future under the direction of the board.”

member dues dollars because of NBB’s ability to secure outside funding. But the real value lies in the ability of members to direct where those resources can be most impactful in moving the industry forward. “Gathering resources from all sectors of the industry and beyond, and pooling them in one place where they can be strategically focused on the top priorities of our industry, is just sound business,” said NBB Director of Operations and Membership Doug Whitehead. “Being able to come together, identify our strengths and weaknesses, and then go out and execute in the areas that will help us the most is one of the biggest advantages we have as an industry.” Members provide their input on industry priorities through a number of avenues including biodiesel technical workshops, the fall NBB membership meeting, NBB standing committee discussions including regulatory, trade, technical and marketing committees, and an extensive online survey. All of this input comes together and defines where staff will spend time and resources during the year.

NBB—Your Membership Organization

The biodiesel industry has achieved much in its relatively short existence through strong leadership and a determined, unified commitment to purpose. Engaged participation is crucial to ensure that momentum continues. NBB member companies vary from Fortune 100 companies to small, family-owned businesses. This diverse membership base has provided a strong foundation for industry growth with member companies in 44 of the 50 states. Collaboration—Development of Program Plan No matter your involvement in the industry, NBB has a lot to offer. One of the greatest values of NBB membership is the ability of the organization to leverage membership dues dollars with outside funding resources. Less than a third of NBB’s total revenue last year came from www.BiodieselMagazine.com

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NBB’s 2016 biodiesel ad campaign earned millions of impressions, helping shape public opinion critical for favorable industry outcomes.

NBB Programs Lay Foundation for Industry Growth Each year the National Biodiesel Board secures more than $8 million dollars of funding outside of dues dollars to support research, testing and promotion of biodiesel to advance the industry. Efforts span technical, sustainability, communications, feedstock development and other areas. This allows member dues dollars to be used for critical regulatory and advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels.

State Biodiesel Markets Driving a Billion Gallons

While federal policies like the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and the biodiesel tax incentive continue to be the biggest drivers of biodiesel industry growth, state and regional markets are becoming increasingly impactful. For the first year ever, state biodiesel markets will exceed 1 billion gallons in total volume through various policies such as statewide requirements, consumption incentives and low carbon fuel standards. Implementation of California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) is expected to increase the biodiesel and renewable diesel volumes in that state to 800 million gallons by 2022. Oregon has a similar policy in place that should create a 100-million-gallon market by 2023. And Minnesota’s landmark statewide requirement is scheduled to go from B10 to B20 in 2018, resulting in 80 million gallons of total annual demand. These are just a few examples of the exciting things that NBB and its members have accomplished as a collective through state policy efforts.

to decline relative to petroleum, and confidence in these results grows with additional study. A consensus report from the Coordinating Research Council is the latest evidence in support of biodiesel as a low carbon fuel and supports the conclusions of noteworthy analysis conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, U.S. EPA, USDA, and the California Air Resources Board. Each of these institutions has affirmed that U.S. biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 percent, and often as much as 85 percent, compared to petroleum diesel fuel. This assurance has helped lead biodiesel’s growth at the state, regional and national policy level, and NBB programs have been an integral part in developing the data necessary to quantify biodiesel’s sustainability profile.

Communications Efforts Influence Public Opinion

NBB’s communications efforts help amplify the biodiesel story, supporting market growth and maintaining a shared voice among fuel users, consumers and key targets. NBB’s role as the single voice for a diverse membership base is at the heart of the organization’s mission. Communications is the foundation that allows for favorable outcomes in every facet of America’s advanced biofuel’s growth and effort. It is central to biodiesel opportunity. NBB works to tell the industry’s story in a way that would be impossible without a collective effort. A small snapshot of the annual efforts includes managing 1,000-plus requests for information, distribution of 30-plus news Biodiesel’s Sustainability Profile releases, monitoring thousands of biodiesel Continues to Improve Carbon emissions from biofuels continue news stories and articles, and maintaining the BIODIESEL MAGAZINE 2017 WINTER EDITION 10 l

most comprehensive and reliable biodiesel data source online with flagship websites (www.biodiesel.org and www.nbb.org) generating more than 660,000 unique visitors and 15 million page views annually. Each of these and many other tasks work to support biodiesel’s strength in the marketplace and hold down negative opinion and misinformation, allowing the industry to do what it does best—produce and sell biodiesel.

Technical Programs Clear Hurdles

The NBB technical program is designed to clear hurdles in the marketplace that would limit biodiesel growth with two key audiences in mind—original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the EPA. NBB continues to press remaining OEMs toward B20 approval with a big success last year as PACCAR announced B20 approval in all of its Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, including legacy vehicles. NBB directed extensive testing that showed current stability levels for biodiesel are adequate for real-world users. And with pipeline projects recently completed, blends of B5 will soon see commercial shipments on multiproduct pipelines carrying jet fuel. The ASTM biodiesel specifications continue to be touted as the model for new fuels wanting further access into the marketplace. Many OEMs and biodiesel blenders are publicly stating that the quality of biodiesel in the marketplace has never been better. These are just a few key results of recent efforts, building on more than 20 years of technical work to ensure biodiesel’s seamless use once it hits the marketplace.


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NBB Membership Testimonials Kirk Leeds, CEO, Iowa Soybean Association, Ankeny, Iowa

“As NBB gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary, what a great time to step back and consider how far NBB and the entire industry has come. From its earliest days, the founders brought energy and determination to an industry that did not yet exist. With a focus on getting excess soybean oil off the market, soybean farmers began to invest farmer checkoff dollars in basic performance research and demonstration projects. Industry investments followed, and today NBB is recognized as a results-focused organization with outstanding staff that brings together all facets of the growing biodiesel industry. The future of the industry is bright and a big reason is due to the unified approach NBB has taken from its earliest days.”

History of NBB

Based in Jefferson City, Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board is the nonprofit trade association dedicated to coordinating the biodiesel industry and educating the public about the fuel. State soybean commodity groups, which funded several biodiesel research and development programs with checkoff dollars, founded the National Soy Diesel Development Board

Curtis Wright, Division Manager, Imperial Western Products, Coachella, California

“The National Biodiesel Board has been invaluable to our business over the years. As a biodiesel producer in California, we are faced with the strictest regulations in the world. NBB has been with us all the way, fighting for biodiesel’s place in the fuel supply in California. As past chairman of the California Biodiesel Alliance, NBB was a crucial partner in helping us in Sacramento on the regulatory, technical and policy fronts. NBB continues to work with CBA to help solve barriers to biodiesel’s widespread use in California. Thank you NBB.”

in 1992. The board changed its name to the National Biodiesel Board in 1994 to reflect the need for all feedstock sources. NBB membership is comprised of state, national and international feedstock and processor organizations, biodiesel suppliers, fuel marketers, distributors and technology providers. Membership of the National Bio-

Jason Lawrence, Vice President of Operations and Procurement, Amerigreen Energy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

“A m e r i green’s mission is to work every day to improve America’s energy freedom and sustainability for today and future generations. The National Biodiesel Board’s partnership with our organization is strategic and mutually beneficial. We align ourselves with the tenets of the NBB, continually supporting a strong RFS, as well as promoting a domestic producer’s tax credit for Americanmade biodiesel. We are actively engaged with policy discussions, marketing strategy, and outreach to further the advancement of biodiesel usage nationwide. As a marketer, it is important for us to stay current with our industry’s environment, and the NBB provides us with a platform to do just that. The daily communications, emails and alerts are essential for Amerigreen to maintain an accurate representation in the marketplace about the future of biodiesel. We look forward to our continued work together in the development of America’s leading advanced biofuel.”

diesel Board has grown significantly since it’s inception. Starting with seven members in 1992, NBB now counts more than 170 companies as members. Our diverse membership provides a strong base for the industry to solicit and gain the support of Congress with member companies from coast-to-coast, representing nearly all 50 states.

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SILENT NO MORE: Russell Leighton, plant manager at the 50 MMgy Duonix biodiesel plant in Beatrice, Nebraska, stands outside the recently completed plant. The retrofit overhaul took Flint Hills Resources and Benfuel Inc. years to finish. PHOTO: FLINT HILLS RESOURCES

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Renaissance The past year saw a resurgence in U.S. project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As unlike any in recent history BY RON KOTRBA

The U.S. biodiesel sector experienced a revival period in 2016 unlike any other, thanks to favorable market conditions resulting from stabilized renewable fuel standard (RFS) policy and the December 2015 passage of the two-year retroactive biodiesel tax credit, effective Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016. Despite sustained low diesel prices, more biodiesel plant expansions, upgrades, and mergers and acquisitions (M&As) were announced in 2016 than in any time in recent memory, signaling a sound industry future by strategic investors. U.S. market consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel was expected to reach upwards of 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel. In November, just as biodiesel producers settled into a newfound, welcomed market stability, a different kind of uncertainty was introduced: a newly elected Donald J. Trump. The election results brought rampant speculation on how the new president and a Republicancontrolled Congress would affect biodiesel policy. Mixed messages on the campaign trail—Trump’s outspoken support for RFS before the Iowa caucuses juxtaposed with his declarations to dismantle the U.S. EPA—and his subsequent nominations of fossil fuel industrialists and advocates to cabinet posts have made Trump’s position on biodiesel difficult to predict. But just two weeks after the elections, Obama’s EPA issued its final RFS ruling before the new administration took over, and its message was strong—keep RFS and renewables growth on track. The 2017 advanced biofuels category was boosted by 19 percent from 3.61 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons (2.41 billion biodiesel gallons) in 2016 to 4.28 billion ethanol gallons in 2017. Moreover, the agency increased the category by 7 percent from its proposal in May of 4 billion ethanol gallons. The 2018 biomass-based diesel subset of the advanced category was finalized at 2.1 billion gallons, up 100 million over 2017. The picture is not entirely rosy though. At press time, the tax credit was set to lapse again and the positive, bullish domestic market has brought an influx of imports, anticipated to hit new highs following 2015’s record of 670 million gallons—a trend U.S. producers and

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THE ORIGINAL: AGP’s Sergeant Bluff facility, the U.S.’s first commercial biodiesel plant, is undergoing an expansion that will double capacity to 60 MMgy. PHOTO: AGP INC.

the National Biodiesel Board hope to curb in 2017 by reforming the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit to a domestic producers credit. “We need to move the needle on biodiesel in the U.S., and imports are a critical issue for us,” says Donnell Rehagen, NBB’s new CEO. “It makes for a challenging time for producer-members who are making investments in their plants.”

Project Expansions, Upgrades

Hundreds of millions of gallons of U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel productive capacity project expansions are either currently underway or have been recently completed. “The investments we’re seeing in increasing production capacity indicates the future is bright for biodiesel,” Rehagen says. John Campbell, a managing director with Ocean Park Advisors, says his tally of Campbell the additional annual capacity these project expansions bring approaches 400 MMgy. “These project expansions and M&As we’ve seen over the past year are a show of confidence,” he says. The U.S.’s first commercial-scale biodiesel plant, AGP Inc.’s 30 MMgy facility in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, is in the midst of a major expansion project. The plant, built in 1996, is doubling capacity from 30 to 60 MMgy. Matt Caswell, an AGP vice president, says the project 16

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is going well and is on schedule for completion in late 2017. A new soy crush facility is set to open on-site this spring. “It’s nice to have a dedicated feedstock on-site instead of shipping it in,” Caswell says. AGP has three plants—two in Iowa and one in Missouri—and once expansion in Sergeant Bluff is complete, it will have more than 150 MMgy of biodiesel production online. “We’re still strong believers in the biodiesel industry,” Caswell says. “There’s still market opportunities now and in the future for high-performing advanced biofuel with multiple benefits. There’s a strong policy foundation in place—at least for the next couple of years from Washington—and we believe the importance of biodiesel to the soy industry is wellknown.” In New Hampshire, White Mountain Biodiesel LLC is undergoing a major expansion at its biodiesel production facility in North Haverhill. Announced in February 2016, the two-year project will increase production capacity from 3 to more than 16 MMgy. The company says improvements will be made using proprietary technologies developed in-house over the past decade, and the project will result in significant cost reductions from increased efficiencies. Presby Construction will complete the new building addition, and the tank installation, piping, pumps and electrical improvements will be completed by the current White Mountain Biodiesel staff. BQ-9000 accreditation is also being pursued. The nation’s largest biodiesel producer, Renewable Energy Group Inc., began or completed several project expansions and upgrades at its facilities in the Midwest. In May, REG announced the addition of 14 million gallons of biodiesel and feedstock tank capacity at its Danville, Illinois, plant. In October, REG celebrated completion of more than $30 million in upgrades and enhancements in Danville, including the addition of biodiesel distillation and other manufacturing upgrades, allowing the 45 MMgy plant to use a wider array of lower-cost feedstocks. The project, which began July 2015, also included logistical improvements such as an additional truck loadout, new warehouse and office space. Earlier this year REG acquired Sanimax Energy’s 20 MMgy biodiesel plant in DeForest, Wisconsin. Shortly afterwards, REG began a $7 million upgrade project on-site to the renamed REG Madison plant. The upgrades include process improvements, a dedicated entrance for the plant, additional biodiesel storage and locker rooms for the team. REG also broke ground on a major expansion project in Ralston, Iowa, this November. The $24 million project will boost capacity from 12 to 30 MMgy. The adjacent Landus Cooperative soy crush facility was recently expanded and REG President and CEO Daniel J. Oh says the biodiesel plant expansion matches the greater output volume from the crushing facility. The project also includes logistics improvements and other site enhancements. Up to $20 million in long-term debt financing is expected to be provided for this project. The Ralston expansion will increase REG’s cumulative nameplate capacity from the company’s 11 active U.S. biomass-based diesel plants to 470 MMgy. In Louisiana, Diamond Green Diesel, a joint venture between Darling Ingredients Inc. and Valero Energy Corp., is expanding pro-


SUPPORTING GROWTH: Evonik expanded sodium methylate production in Mobile, Alabama, to help support the demand for catalyst as the U.S. biodiesel industry grows. PHOTO: EVONIK CORP.

duction at its 160 MMgy renewable diesel facility in Norco to 275 MMgy. The project includes expanded outbound logistics for servicing the many developing low-carbon fuel markets in North America and globally. Completion is expected late 2017, with production to ramp-up in early 2018. The plant is operating at full capacity throughout the expansion excluding minimal downtime for final tie-ins. After years of rework, Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel Inc. started commercial biodiesel production at Duonix LLC, the 50 MMgy plant formerly known as Beatrice Biodiesel in Nebraska. It’s the first commercial-scale application of Benefuel’s Ensel technology, a solid acid catalyst process capable of converting a range of lower-cost feedstocks into biodiesel. The multiyear project included an upgraded, backend distillation process. “The start of production at Duonix Beatrice is a major milestone and a significant step toward demonstrating the commercial viability of the Ensel technology,” says Rob Tripp, CEO of Benefuel. “The key question has been whether the technology can be scaled up and applied to a large production facility, so we’re very pleased to be able to say that production at Duonix Beatrice is now underway and the results are very encouraging. We believe this provides us with a strong base to grow additional production within the U.S. and worldwide.” Crimson Renewable Energy LP in Bakersfield, California, showcased its newly upgraded and expanded biodiesel plant in October. The expansion tripled production on-site to 24 MMgy, the company says, and upgrades performed by Austria-based biodiesel technology

provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG included expansion of steam and other existing systems, as well as the installation of new second-generation systems, which will enable the plant to reduce unit energy and water consumption by up to 15 percent. The plant is producing ultra-low carbon biodiesel made entirely from used cooking oils and other inedible raw materials, says Harry Simpson, Crimson’s president and CEO. BDI’s RetroFit program includes raw material preparation, esterification of feedstock with high free fatty acid (FFA) content, and biodiesel and glycerin distillation. “The excellent cooperation of the project teams of Crimson and BDI led to a smooth, fast workflow resulting in a successful commissioning of our newly expanded biodiesel plant,” Simpson says. BDI Chief Sales Officer Edgar Ahn says with the completion of this project, BDI strengthens its presence in the U.S. biodiesel market. “Our internationally successful retrofit program helped our customer to update its existing plant to the latest technology,” says Ahn. High Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, celebrated the grand opening of its newly acquired 28 MMgy biodiesel plant in October, HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel, located in St. Joseph, Missouri. The plant was formerly known as Blue Sun Biodiesel and was converted to enzymatic processing in 2013. Including its Guymon, Oklahoma, plant, HPB’s total biodiesel production capacity is now approximately 60 MMgy. Louis Dreyfus Company LLC inaugurated its new glycerin refinery at its subsidiary’s soybean crushing and biodiesel plant in Claypool, www.BiodieselMagazine.com

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Indiana. The refinery is the second largest in the U.S. producing USPgrade kosher refined glycerin, with a capacity of 80 million pounds per year. The company has marketed crude glycerin, a coproduct of biodiesel production, since the facility began operations in 2007. The new glycerin refinery allows the plant to process up to 100 percent of its crude glycerin production into kosher- and halal-certified USP food-grade glycerin, with a minimum 99.7 percent purity. To help support additional U.S. biodiesel production and demand, Evonik Corp. completed a capacity expansion at its sodium methylate plant in Mobile, Alabama. Sodium methylate is a base catalyst used in the transesterification process for biodiesel production. The company has increased capacity from 60,000 to 72,000 metric tons per year through operational excellence and infrastructure investments, the company says. “The U.S. market for biodiesel will continue to grow,� says Stefan Plass, head of business line functional solutions at Evonik. “Ensuring our customers have a key raw material they need, when they need it, is why we have invested our resources here in Mobile—to better meet our customers’ needs.� Alexander Weber, Evonik’s general manager and vice president North America, business line functional solutions, says this growth represents just the first phase of expansion plans for sodium methylate and demonstrates Evonik’s continuing commitment to the biodiesel industry. “Evonik has also increased its rail fleet for sodium methylate ensuring that the additional volume will be available throughout the U.S.,� he says.

Evonik also produces sodium methylate in Germany and Argentina.

M&As

In addition to the REG acquisition of Sanimax Energy’s DeForest, Wisconsin, biodiesel plant, as well as HPB’s purchase of Blue Sun Biodiesel in Missouri, several other North American biodiesel M&As took place in late 2015 and 2016. In late 2015, Hero BX bought the former 15 MMgy Veros Energy plant in Moundville, Alabama, expanding the facility to 20 MMgy and renaming it Hero BX Alabama LLC. Production came online in 2016. Six days into 2016, Kolmar Americas Inc., an integrated petroleum, petrochemicals and renewable fuels marketing and trading firm based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, announced its in-state acquisition Greenleaf Biofuels, a 15 MMgy biodiesel facility in New Haven. “This is a very important acquisition for Kolmar,� says Raf Aviner, president of Kolmar Americas. “It is the first such acquisition in the company’s history, and it shows the deep commitment Kolmar has to Connecticut, the environment, the biodiesel industry, in general, and to the employees at the plant, in particular.� The plant has been renamed American Greenfuels LLC. In 2015, the plant made $1 million in capital improvements. In June, Canadian biodiesel producer Biox Corp. acquired Methes Energies Canada Inc.’s 50 MMly (13.2 MMgy) biodiesel facil-

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In November, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. signed a commercial purchase agreement with XR Resources Inc. to buy the former Western Biodiesel Inc. facility in High River, Alberta, an idled16 MMly (4.2 MMgy) biodiesel production plant. Don Allan, president and CEO of CWS, says once the purchase is complete, the new site will house CWSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scaled-up thermal catalytic depolymerization technology to produce renewable diesel from cellulosic-rich waste feedstock. The facility was built in 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in good shape,â&#x20AC;? Allan says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The plant shut down in 2013 and it only ran for maybe two years.â&#x20AC;? CWS has already awarded construction contracts for the project. Finally, in mid-December, days before press time, two Singaporebased companies, Agritrade Resources Ltd. and Solfuels Holdings Pte Ltd., jointly acquired the former Delta American Fuel biodiesel plant in Helena, Arkansas. Agritrade Resources stated it paid $2.97 million for its 51-percent share of the idled 40 MMgy plant. Henri Bardon, CEO of Solfuels, tells Biodiesel Magazine the joint venture has hired Frazier, Barnes & Associates to perform plant engineering services and that the facility, originally built to process vegetable oils, will be retrofitted with Solfuelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; multifeedstock technology. Solutions 4 Manufacturing brokered the deal, according to Bardon. The plant will operate as Solfuels USA LLC.

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mass-based diesel, a record that Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the National Biodiesel Board, says will likely be broken Kruse once 2016 final import volumes are tallied. Schafer spoke at Christianson & Associates’ Biofuels Financial Conference Oct. 17-18 in Minneapolis, where he said the U.S. is on track to receive more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel imports in 2016. In December, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Short-Term Energy Outlook. In the report, EIA said net imports of biomass-based diesel—gross imports minus exports—are expected to increase from 31,000 barrels per day in 2015 (475 MMgy), to 45,000 barrels per day in 2016 (690 MMgy) and 51,000 barrels per day in 2017 (782 MMgy). John Kruse, the principal and director of quantitative analysis of World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services, tells Biodiesel Magazine the often-ignored and underestimated source of biodiesel is imports. “Certainly Argentina has been underestimated as a source of biodiesel by many groups, but 2016 will provide a good flavor of its potential,” Kruse says. “The U.S. is on track to import nearly 400 million gallons of biodiesel from Argentina alone this year. Europe, Southeast Asia, Canada and Brazil all represent potential sources of imports depending on policy and economics.” Furthermore, Kruse notes U.S. imports of renewable diesel could exceed 275 million gallons in 2016. Rehagen says the challenge of imports has not gone unnoticed, which is why NBB and its producer-members are urging for reformation of the tax credit from a blenders to a producers incentive. Campbell says imports are part of a multiheaded Hydra and there’s a lot of

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forces at work. “You always have imports putting pressure on domestic margins and the domestic price is limited by the pressure from imports and the upward pressure on feedstock prices,” he says. “And the other is how many excess RINs are being cashed in, so obligated parties ask whether they should buy physical gallons, use excess RINs or import material, and producers have to weigh this up and know that they can’t count on the tax credit if it lapses, so they need to get enough out of their production to cash flow and not dig a hole for themselves.”

Outlook

No one knows what a Trump administration will mean for biodiesel, although industry stakeholders are trying to remain positive. “We’re hearing good things about a Trump administration, its interest in agriculture, energy and renewable energy, so we’re looking forward to working with him,” Rehagen says. “He’s an advocate of performance, it’s been one of his criticisms, and our industry is a performer.” Biodiesel is consistent with Trump’s platform of energy security and independence, the creation and retention of domestic jobs, and reforming the tax credit to exclude imports would support Trump’s call for the U.S. to stop sending dollars overseas to support foreign manufacturing. “I think we’re making headway with the Trump administration on the impact of Argentine biodiesel and its negative effect on domestic biodiesel producers,” Caswell says. “We’re starting to see material in real volumes come from Argentina and, with the budget question and allocation of resources being reexamined with the new administration, we don’t want to subsidize Argentine production. We’re hopeful on the outcome of that, and we’re doing our best to make a change.” “We still see 2017 as a period of growth,” Rehagen says. “We need to keep working hard at it though, nothing’s going to come easy for this industry. But I continue to be amazed at the resiliency of our industry in the face of challenge after challenge for 25plus years. Uncertainty is a certainty in our industry.”

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Caswell says, “We’re definitely looking toward uncertainty for 2017, primarily due to the election, but Trump has said strong things about RFS in his campaign. And while the tax credit will lapse, as it has done many times before, we don’t believe it has anything to do with a lack of support in Washington.” Q1 this year will be obviously slower, Campbell says, as producers sort through the lapsed tax credit, and if and when it’ll return, and in what form. “That uncertainty will require the gallon to carry the load,” he says. “And there’s a new ‘sheriff ’ in town, controlled by the Republicans, so we don’t know what tax reform and what extenders will look like, and anyone who says they do are being speculative. There’s far more uncertainty about an extension than in the past. And with that uncertainty, producers can’t afford to take those risks as much, so when they sell those gallons they’ll need to at least break even.” Campbell says he believes the tax credit will be part of an enormous tax reform bill put before Congress this year. Tax credit aside, Campbell says, “The RFS and the overall environment for biodiesel and renewable diesel is really positive. In my opinion, it’s highly unlikely Congress changes the RFS. It’s had its critics from day one. Congress has bigger fish to fry. And EPA has wide authority to manage RFS that doesn’t require legislative change. The boiling issue isn’t the program’s basic structure but rather the obligated parties don’t have downstream blending and they have to buy RINs to comply. The whole debate of point of obligation is front and center. I would look for battles to be around those sorts of implementation issues rather than need to get rid of RFS. Trump won those important states where renewables are so important, and I just don’t see those in the oil industry who don’t like it prevailing.” Author: Ron Kotrba Editor, Biodiesel Magazine 218-745-8347 rkotrba@bbiinternational.com


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Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview Reviewing the lower-quality biodiesel feedstocks available and the commercial processes employed for successful biodiesel conversion BY WILL SMITH

While the majority of U.S. biodiesel is still produced from soybean and canola oil, the role of alternative feedstock has increased steadily over the past decade. The lower production costs they

afford have had a significant effect on economic viability as the industry undergoes consolidation and weathers the political storms of tax credits and renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume revisions. Here we will take a look back at the past several years and examine trends in alternative feedstock usage from a technical perspective, and review technologies that have found commercial use in processing these feedstocks. The term “alternative feedstock” used in this article will include waste oils such as yellow and brown greases, crude corn oil from ethanol production, and fats derived from animal byproduct rendering. The U.S. Energy Information Administration has tracked the source of biodiesel inputs since 2010 and posts monthly consumption and production figures. Figure 1 uses EIA data to illustrate the amount of each alternative feedstock used over the past six years, as a percentage of the total feedstock inputs in U.S. biodiesel production. As a percentage of the total feedstock pool, alternative feedstock represent on average 39 percent of the feedstock used in U.S. biodiesel production from 2010-’16. The accompanying chart illustrates

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how yellow grease (YG) and crude corn oil (CCO) have emerged as the clear leaders in alternative feedstock use, with their volumes increasing significantly since 2011. While both feedstock have their own processing challenges, they have two things in common catapulting them to the front of the pack. Both YG and CCO are readily available in large quantities, and they represent feedstock with low carbon intensity, meaning there is less carbon dioxide emitted in producing the fuel compared to other feedstock sources. YG has been the most common alternative feedstock going back to the beginning of the industry in the late 1990s. In 2015, biodiesel production accounted for 62 percent of all YG produced in the U.S., according to EIA consumption data and National Rendering Association production data. The processing issues associated with yellow grease, including high levels of free fatty acids (FFA) and water/solids contamination have been known for many years, and a great number of producers have adapted to these characteristics. However, the biggest driver in recent years has been the favorable carbon intensity value assigned to YG biodiesel in California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), which has created additional revenue for producers able to reach that market. The amount of biodiesel produced from CCO extracted from ethanol plant stillage has increased nine-fold since 2010, to a little more than 1 billion pounds in 2015. The first extraction processes were brought online

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in the mid-2000s with ethanol producers quickly realizing the value of corn oil as a coproduct. ICM Inc. of Colwich, Kansas, is one of the leading providers of corn oil extraction systems and has installed more than 50 oil recovery systems in ethanol plants nationwide. Aaron Williamson, ICM product manager, estimates there are less than 10 percent of ethanol plants in operation that do not employ corn oil extraction. ICM has also worked extensively on improving the efficiency of the process, with yields of corn oil up to 100 percent higher than some early installations. In addition to being readily available with consistent quality and in large volumes, CCO has been assigned a very low carbon intensity value in California’s LCFS, making it very desirable. With FFA in the range of 10 to 20 percent, a majority of biodiesel pretreatment technologies can process crude corn oil, although the presence of waxes and other contaminants can require more substantial processing to meet cold soak filtration standards.


INCREASING POPULARITY: The drawbacks to distillation, such as the distillation and methanol recovery system from Big Island Biodiesel shown here, include yield loss and energy consumption. But these are often offset by the ability to process blends of very low-cost feedstock. PHOTO: WILL SMITH

Animal fats, preferred by some producers for their typically low FFA levels, have not grown significantly and, in some cases, have declined in use over the past six years, with the biggest challenge to widespread adoption being poor cold temperature properties of the finished fuel. However, the advent of renewable diesel technology has renewed interest in these feedstocks, as their saturated fats require less hydrogen to convert to hydrocarbons and there is typically less metal contamination than other low-cost feedstock like YG. In the late 2000s, a handful of companies seemed close to commercializing biodiesel from 100 percent brown greaseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the holy grail of low-cost feedstock. At half the price of YG, brown grease has always drawn a lot of attention. Presently, however, no dedicated facilities exist in the U.S. utilizing 100 percent brown grease. Substantial contamination is-

IDENTIFYING TRENDS: As demonstrated in this chart, which displays alternative feedstock as a percentage of total feedstock consumption, crude corn oil and yellow grease have significantly increased their presence in the U.S. biodiesel feedstock pool in the past six years. SOURCE: EIA

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sues, especially sulfur and polymers, have meant high capital costs for dedicated brown grease facilities. One method of dealing with these problems has been blending brown grease with other feedstock such as YG. Pacific Biodiesel’s Big Island Biodiesel plant is one facility making use of this blended feedstock approach, with the capability to use up to 50 percent brown grease in its feedstock mix. The blending approach results in lower operating costs while addressing the other major problem of brown grease: its relatively dispersed and low-volume availability. Brown grease is derived mainly from grease trap waste, which contains up to 90 percent water. Obtaining brown grease in substantial quantity means first setting up dewatering and wastewater treatment facilities for recovering the grease. While several dozen of these dewatering plants exist in the U.S., low feedstock prices have made it challenging for these processors. Additionally, there has been some competition for the grease trap waste from an-

aerobic digestion facilities, especially in the western U.S. Despite these challenges, tightening laws for disposal of grease trap waste in Florida, Michigan and elsewhere have spurred new interest in brown grease recovery. With further consolidation of production and a continued move within the industry toward biodiesel distillation, it is likely that we will continue to see brown grease as a small but growing piece of the feedstock market.

Pretreatment Technologies

Over the past 15 years, the technology required for pretreatment of high-FFA feedstock has been a major source of debate in the biodiesel production community. Many technologies have been proposed, and some such as enzymatic esterification and solid catalyst processes appear to hold promise, however, acid catalyzed esterification, fatty acid stripping, and glycerin esterification have emerged as the most popular techniques used at commercial scale. Acid catalyzed esterifica-

PROLIFIC EXTRACTOR: ICM has installed more than 50 corn oil recovery systems at ethanol plants throughout the U.S., and yield gains from these systems have increased significantly over time. PHOTO: ICM INC.

tion, specifically homogenous acid esterification using sulfuric or sulfonic acid, is the preferred method of pretreatment for plants in the small-to-mediumsize range across the industry. The equipment is straightforward to install and can handle moderate amounts of FFA, typically up to

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20 percent. The downside of acid esterification is the need to recycle wet methanol, which typically means expanding or adding new methanol rectification equipment at the plant. Fatty acid stripping—the process of removing FFAs by vacuum distillation—has found


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favor with larger producers and is well-suited for medium- to largescale facilities. Crown Iron Works, a provider of oleochemical and biodiesel process technology, has supplied 12 fatty acid stripping systems in capacities from 30 to 60 MMgy. Renewable Energy Group Inc., the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest

producer of biodiesel, makes use of fatty acid stripping to handle high-FFA feedstock in their facilities. Though it is more capital intensive than acid esterification, fatty acid stripping is capable of achieving extremely low FFA levels, and in the end is less energy intensive to operate than many

acid esterification systems, when the energy costs of recycling the wet methanol are considered. Glycerin esterification, or glycerolysis, is another FFA pretreatment method that is used at commercial scale in the U.S. By esterifying the high-FFA feedstock with glycerin at high temperature, the FFA are converted to mono- and diglycerides, which are subsequently processed using traditional transesterification techniques. Employed for many decades in the oleochemical industry, the process is installed at the facilities originally designed and constructed by Nova Biosource. All of these facilities are still in operation, and represent 100 MMgy of production capacity.

Post-treatment Technologies

In addition to pretreatment to reduce FFA levels, most alternative feedstocks possess some level of contamination that requires processing beyond traditional water washing or resin adsorption to remove. Two tech-

nologies that have emerged as clear leaders in this area are cold filtration and biodiesel distillation. Cold filtration is a technique that is used to remove contaminants such as waxes, sterol glucosides, residual soaps, proteins and other unsaponifiable matter that contribute to cold soak filtration issues. The technique is modeled to some degree on the cold soak filtration test itself. It involves mixing a filter aid, typically diatomaceous earth or magnesium silicate, with the methyl ester stream, then cooling the mixture to a point just above the cloud point of the methyl ester. The contaminants with higher melting points precipitate out of solution and are removed in a filter press or pressure leaf filter. When compared to alternatives such as ester distillation, cold filtration is inexpensive to install and operate, and results in minimal yield loss. Cold filtration does produce a solid waste byproduct in the form of the filter cake, but this is a very small stream, typically less than 0.5 percent by weight of the plant throughput.

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Biodiesel distillation has grown from being relatively rare to a process that is now installed in more than 350 MMgy of U.S. plant capacity. Once relegated to use on feedstock with high levels of sulfur or other difficult-to-remove contaminants, biodiesel distillation is now finding favor with producers meeting customer needs for very low levels of monoglycerides, exceptional cold soak filtration times, and consistent color. The high capital costs of biodiesel distillation make it more suited to larger facilities, but it has been installed at plants with throughputs as low as 5 MMgy where it is needed to handle very low-grade feedstock. The drawbacks to distillation, including yield loss and energy consumption, are often offset by the ability to process blends of very low-cost feedstock, including CCO and the previously mentioned brown grease blending scenario.

Renewable Diesel

No discussion of process technology would be complete without also addressing renewable diesel, which has emerged as a competitive technology to ester-based biodiesel. Renewable diesel is produced by hydrotreating and isomerizing vegetable oils and fats, followed by distillation to recover fuel gas, naptha and diesel fractions. The technology can also be adapted to produce renewable jet fuel. The technology is capable of using a wide variety of feedstock with elevated FFA levels, but requires extensive pretreatment to prevent trace metals in the feedstock from deactivating the hydotreating catalysts. The diesel fuel fraction produced by hydrotreating has high renewable content, and is virtually identical to traditional petroleum diesel, with no vehicle manufacturer restrictions on high blends or cold weather blending issues. Capital costs for renewable diesel facilities are significantly higher than traditional biodiesel processes, with renewable diesel plants typically being large to take advantage of economies of scale. The largest renewable diesel plant in the U.S., Diamond Green Diesel, was completed in 2013 and uses UOP Honeywell technology. Diamond Green Diesel recently announced an expansion from 160 to 275 MMgy. REG purchased the former 75 MMgy Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel plant in 2015. Several smaller facilities in the 3 to 30 MMgy range are also nearing commercial production. Many eyes are watching these projects to see how they fare in the marketplace, and what success could mean for ester-based biodiesel going forward. The wild markets of the past several years have weeded out a significant number of business models and technologies unable to make it through the leaner times. The technology required to process alternative feedstock has become more mature, with plants now much more efficient and producing higher-quality products and coproducts. The industry today is more competitive and producing more low carbon fuel than ever, and with RFS biomass-based diesel volumes continuing to trend upward, the increased use of less-expensive and low-carbon feedstock of all types will continue. Author: Will Smith Owner, Springhouse Consulting 540-605-9716 wsmith@springhouseconsult.com

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A 20-Year-Old

STARTUP World Energy’s founder reflects on 20 years of hard lessons and the future of biodiesel BY GENE GEBOLYS

A friend of mine turned me on to a great Bobby Pinson song called Don’t Ask Me How I Know. He said he

thought I would understand why he suggested it. The song is a series of simple, unrelated phrases that just about anyone can relate to. But if you’re in the biodiesel business, the phrases sound like a metaphor about learning lessons the hard way. Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is about the only way it happens. The song starts out, “Don’t ride your bike off a ramp that’s more than three bricks high … Don’t take the candy from the store if you don’t have the dime … And don’t sneak out of a two story house using bed sheets for a rope … Don’t ask me how I know.” The song is about the lessons taken from experiences that worked out very differently than planned. 30

2016 was a breakthrough year for the biodiesel industry, and for World Energy. We brought our third and fourth biodiesel plants online to become the second largest producer in the U.S. with 230 MMgy of capacity. The year also marked my 20th anniversary working in the biodiesel industry. I was honored to be invited to contribute to this issue of Biodiesel Magazine to provide some insights on World Energy’s 20 years of overnight success. Ours is a story of survival, determination, adversity, failure, setbacks, lessons learned the hard way, and progress. In 1994, while serving as an economic development official in Massachusetts, I helped structure a deal for a visionary entrepreneur to purchase a Procter & Gamble soap production plant in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he intended to make and market a brand new product. It was the first time I

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had heard that word, “biodiesel.” I had been interested in alternative fuels all my life. Even as a kid growing up in Toledo, Ohio, I had done my seventhgrade science fair project on the then new gasoline made from corn called gasohol. Then in eighth grade, my project was on electric cars. I even went so far as to build a very crude electric vehicle fashioned from lantern flashlight batteries, leftover wood and random parts strewn around my dad’s basement work bench.

The Good

“Biodiesel”—I was fascinated from the first time I heard the word. It just made sense. If gasoline has ethanol, shouldn’t diesel have something too? In the wake of Desert Storm I was convinced that Americans were finally really ready to press for alternatives to fossil fuels. In 1996, I finished graduate school knowing there was one place I wanted to work, and soon I joined the fledgling team at Twin Rivers Technologies, the first standalone biodiesel business in the U.S.


PATIENTLY WAITING: Several years after taking over operations at Elevance Renewables’ 72 MMgy biodiesel plant in Natchez, Mississippi, World Energy closed an acquisition deal for the plant in the summer of 2016. PHOTO: WORLD ENERGY

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Within days of starting at TRT, I attended the July 1996 meeting of my new industry’s new trade group—the National Biodiesel Board—led by America’s soybean farmers and funded by the soybean checkoff. It

was clear from the beginning that biodiesel would require public policy support to succeed and that NBB would have to be the vehicle to mobilize farm leadership support. Before long I would meet a young NBB staffer named Joe Jobe who would go on to lead the NBB for the subsequent two decades. Working closely with Joe, the NBB team and the American Soybean Association, we slowly started to make some progress. In 1998, the Energy Policy Act (EPAct) amendments were passed, which opened the first

market opportunity for biodiesel-blended fuel in public fleets. That year I bought Twin Rivers’ biodiesel business on maxedout credit cards and started World Energy specifically to open EPAct-enabled markets. At that time a close pal was one of the originals at Boston Beer, the company known for making Sam Adams. On long weekend drives to go skiing we would talk about the work we were both doing. He explained that Sam Adams was taking a brand new approach to beer. They were focused like a laser on

selling a better beer, he would say—not making one. The trick he said was selling and supplying the stuff. There were others out there who would gladly brew whatever they could sell. That sounded familiar and World Energy was founded on the Sam Adams business model. Just like Sam Adams, World Energy would focus everything we had on amassing a customer base and getting our product to market. Like them, World Energy would contract for manufacturing rather than “brewing” our own. The approach gave us

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the freedom to be relentlessly focused on our target customers: EPAct-regulated fleet managers. We hounded those poor people. That year crude oil bottomed out at $10 per barrel and diesel fuel was under $1 per gallon, but we persisted. Biodiesel was a specialty fuel that sold for many times the price of diesel so it was difficult to educate fleet managers about how the new, special biodiesel provisions of EPAct made the use of biodiesel fuel in existing diesel engines the most cost-effective way to comply with their alternative vehicle purchase requirements. Still, we kept pushing. We called and called and visited with virtually every one of them at least once. We heard the word “no” so often it started to sound like the annoying chirp from a broken office fan. Then, finally, probably because some of those tired souls wanted to get us off their backs, we started to hear a few “maybes,” then “yeses” and we began to break through. By 2001, we had become a licensed fuel distributor in 40 states selling B20 blends directly to fleets in every corner of the country. By establishing and aggregating demand, we were able to work backwards to supply when everyone else was doing the opposite. Sales were still small, but we were growing and making payroll. We went on to source production from Germany, Italy and Indonesia, as well as the few U.S. plants that could produce quality fuel here at that time. By 2003 we were growing steadily. We bought our first plant in Lakeland, Florida, but continued to rely mostly on contract manufacturing to sup32

ply nearly every corner of the developing U.S. market. In late 2004, NBB and our soybean and industry allies were successful in getting the biodiesel tax credit passed. In 2005, World Energy initiated the first U.S. biodiesel exports to the U.K. and then expanded further to continental Europe. By 2006, the company was importing material to fill much of the business’ domestic sales and using nearly all the domestic production we could get to continue to grow the export business. That year we ended our first decade in business with more than 50 percent market share, having grown by 50 percent or more each year of our existence, and ending each of our first 10 years in the black.

The Bad

In 2008, the company passed the $600 million revenue mark and had its most successful year to date—but all was not well. Big changes were afoot and it was clear that biodiesel’s first act would soon be coming to a close. The U.S. economy collapsed, working capital lines dried up, crude oil fell from its highest level at $147 per barrel to hover at $30. A trade case by the European Commission followed, which imposed duties on U.S. product effectively closing U.S. export markets to Europe. World Energy shed almost everything including 90 percent of our work force, the Florida plant, the international offices, the 260-railcar fleet, tank storage positions in six states and three countries, the barge fleet, even the office space in Boston. In the song, Don’t Ask Me How I Know, the refrain goes

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“Sell your truck while it’s still running—save the Jesus off the dash.” Yeah, it was like that. We were going to need that dashboard Jesus. But, the makings of the second act were already visible, even if faintly so.

The Transformed

The renewable fuel standard (RFS) had passed in December 2007. It would be years before regulations would be promulgated and even longer before the RFS would start creating meaningful demand. But even then it was clear that for the first time American biodiesel manufacturing would one day have a sustainable future. We used that time to reposition World Energy for a completely different market—one that would be all about low-cost production at scale and efficient domestic distribution. In the ensuing years it became clear that the RFS would not only reshape the biofuels industry in the U.S., but it would also have significant consequences for both the fossil fuels and agricultural sectors globally. The RFS would be the new market. There would be a future for biodiesel, but building it wasn’t going to be any easier than it had been the first time around. We started into the RFS era by entering into management contracts to help manage distressed assets. In 2011, we bought a longtime supplier based in Rome, Georgia. In 2012, we entered into a deal to take over operations of a plant in Natchez, Mississippi. In 2013, we bought a mothballed plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 2014, we extended the Mississippi deal, then expand-

ed it again in 2015 and, finally, last year, we bought that plant too. We also forged a partnership mid-2016 with Canadian industry pioneer, Biox, to buy, refurbish and start up a 90 MMgy plant on the ship channel in Houston. As part of that deal, we established the adjacent World Energy Biox Houston Hub distribution center in Galena Park, designed to facilitate large-scale pipeline shipments to points throughout the U.S. Pipeline distribution stands now to revolutionize biofuel distribution. The project established a 360,000-barrel multimodal (truck, rail, barge, ship, pipe) distribution hub in the heart of the nation’s petroleum system. Our Texas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Georgia plants are now all running well and we are heading into 2017 focused on expansion and optimization at each of them.

Lessons Hard Learned

So here we are, 20 years in, and I have been asked to reflect on the lessons taken from World Energy’s journey. And just like in the song, I can only pass along what I’ve taken from experience. I’m no Bobby Pinson and I’ve never used a bed sheet to get out of a secondstory window, but here are my truths. First, whether it’s in beer or biodiesel, excellent suppliers improve upon the status quo even before the need to do so becomes obvious. A producer tends to be focused on his own work, and a good supplier works to know the customer’s needs— often before the customer even knows he has them. Obligated parties need scale, reliability


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and delivered efficiency. Just like with EPAct fleet managers long ago, we need to help obligated parties improve how they do what they currently do. Second, we are drawn to this work not because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy, but because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from complexity and we can never get complacent. We need to constantly be striving for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next, whether that is in the public policy realm or in finding new ways to move product more efficiently. The chirping fan of â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? cannot be allowed to stop us from making progress. Third, nobody goes it alone and succeeds. Success in biodiesel is an exercise in collaboration. From our 20 years of work with NBB to the deal we put together just this year with Biox, we are only as good as our partnerships. We have been blessed to have great partners in all areas of our business and we have to continue to work to build value with our partners every day. Just like every bottle of Sam Adams is the result of an array of companies working seamlessly together, commercializing a new fuel is truly a team effort. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biodiesel challenges are opportunities too. Every major centrally fueled fleet in America should be using biodiesel blends up to B20. But many arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. We can save up to 90 percent of distribution costs by getting biodiesel into pipelines everywhere. Today, that is not the norm. U.S. biodiesel demand is growing each year thanks to the hard work of people across the country, but subsidized imports are growing at an even greater rate,

depriving American workers of their full return on our biodiesel investments. A producer tax credit will fix that. Work remains, but the RFS is on track for the first time ever at large scale. Now with conventional biofuels reaching their statutory maximum, all future RFS growth is targeted at advance biofuels. Twenty years on, our time has come. That friend, the one who told me about the Bobby Pinson song, well that was Joe Jobe. The lamenting lyrics in the song conjure up the ageold notion that those of us who have been on this 20-year odyssey together can relate toâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if I only knew then what I know now. The last line of the song goes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go to Vegas with your heart broke, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bum your cousin for that first smoke, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t drink the water in Mexico. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me how I know â&#x20AC;Ś I just know.â&#x20AC;? Having been through the enormous joys and gutwrenching challenges of the past two decades, those of us who have survived are wiser. We will continue to learn our lessons the hard wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only way we know. But the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future has never been brighter, and we have never been better-positioned to seize the opportunities before us. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me how I know. I just know. Author: Gene Gebolys President, World Energy 617-889-7300 ggebolys@worldenergy.net

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REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement When Renewable Energy Group Inc. became an independent company in 2006, it had a single 12 MMgy biorefinery. How

much has REG grown in its first 10 years? Now the company often produces and sells a similar volume of biomass-based diesel in a week or less. And today, that 12 MMgy plant is its smallest. In fact, last August REG sold 50 million gallons in a month, not by pipeline or tanker ships, but by railcars and truckloads, one at a

The U.S.’s largest biodiesel manufacturer matures from its single plant, single feedstock origins to a multifeedstock, multinational business BY ANTHONY HULEN

time. “For the petroleum and ethanol industries, 50 million gallons a month isn’t a big deal,” says REG CEO Daniel Oh. “What made this special is how we did it—processing more than 11,000 different input and output loads. That shows how much we have grown. Not only our production capacity, but every part of our business.” In a year full of challenges in energy markets, REG generated nearly $1.5 billion in revenue and sold 378 million gallons of biomassbased diesel through the third quarter of 2016.

Included in the figures are revenue and gallons from REG’s expansion into Europe. At press time, the company has more than a 90-percent stake in German biodiesel producer Petrotec. Petrotec’s two biorefineries in northern Germany produce biodiesel primarily from used cooking oil. REG expects to assume full control of Petrotec operations in early 2017. When added to REG’s 452 million gallons of American production capacity, the two German biorefineries give REG half-abillion gallons of annual production volume.

SMOOTH OPERATOR: After repairs and upgrades, REG’s 75 MMgy nameplate renewable hydrocarbon diesel refinery in Geismar, Louisiana, consistently ran at approximately 95 percent capacity in 2016. PHOTO: RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INC.

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GOING INTERNATIONAL: REG’s growth into Europe includes its majority ownership of two northern German biorefineries. The biodiesel produced from used cooking oil at the plants at Emden (pictured) and Oeding enjoy advantageous treatment under Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive. PHOTO: RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP INC.

“We were exploring opportunities in Europe for some time because of an advantage provided by their Renewable Energy Directive,” Oh says. “Not only do we get credit for producing renewable fuel, we get double credit because we use waste-based feedstock. We have established an international business unit and continue to explore other possibilities there.” While REG became an independent company in 2006, its roots actually go back 21 years to 1995, when leaders at West Central Co-Op, now Landus Cooperative, looked for ways to add value to the soybean oil being processed at its Ralston, Iowa, crush facility. The journey from that idea to becoming North America’s largest advanced biofuel producer has provided both challenges and opportunities for REG, which Oh says helped make the company durable and disciplined. “We were barely a year old as an independent company when the markets crashed in 2007,” Oh says. “We had made large investments and had to stop construction at two 60 MMgy biorefineries (New Orleans and Emporia, Kansas). We made a lot of hard choices then, and used our experience building and op-

erating plants for other companies to raise ad- distillation and process improvements, REG ditional capital, which we used to acquire other exponentially increased the plant’s storage capacity by purchasing more than 13 million galoperational plants.” lons of storage tanks from the adjacent Bunge Multifeedstock Model milling facility. Feedstock flexibility is one of the main The other advantage REG enjoys through lessons that enhanced REG’s durability and the multifeedstock model is better carbon regrowth. Using its trademarked “Food-THEN- duction. “REG is dedicated to providing lowFuel” model, REG has invested well over $100 er-carbon intensity products and services,” Oh million since 2012, upgrading plants that were says. “Our high utilization of lower-cost, lowsingle feedstock or processed material with er-carbon intensity feedstocks makes us more low free fatty acids (FFA) into multifeedstock than just the leading advanced biofuel provider. production capabilities. REG also added dis- REG is a leading decarbonization company.” tillation to most of its fleet, to improve cold From 2010 to 2015, REG-produced biodiesel weather performance. displaced more than 500 million gallons of pe“These upgrades made business sense troleum diesel. And, for the first nine months because they allowed us to produce more bio- of 2016, REG-produced fuel reduced carbon diesel from lower-cost feedstocks, while also pollution by 2.2 million tons. improving our yield and fuel quality,” says REG also continued acquiring other bioBrad Albin, vice president of manufacturing at diesel plants in 2016. In March, it acquired the REG. “And with our commitment to continu- former Sanimax Biodiesel facility, a 20 MMgy ous improvement, each new upgrade project is nameplate biodiesel plant near Madison, Wisan improvement over the last one because we consin. In typical REG style, the day the comput our lessons-learned to work.” pany held its ribbon-cutting ceremony to forThe most recent example is the comple- mally mark the ownership change, it also broke tion of a $34.5 million project at the 45 MMgy ground on $5 million in improvements for the REG Danville in eastern Illinois. In addition to biorefinery. www.BiodieselMagazine.com

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provement projects? The company is going back to where it all started. On Nov. 8, Election Day in the U.S., they broke ground for a project that will more than double the capacity of its first biorefinery in Ralston, Iowa, expanding from 12 to 30 MMgy. Ralston is REG’s only biorefinery connected to a soy crush operation, now owned and operated by Landus Cooperative. “When Landus decided to expand its Looking Toward the Future crush capacity, it made perfect sense,” Albin So what is next in the wave of REG im- says. “With a greater, adjacent feedstock supCapital improvements are paying off at another of the company’s more recent acquisitions. REG Grays Harbor, formerly Imperium Renewables, on the Pacific Coast in Washington State, recently saw its highest production ever, thanks in large part to capital from Umpqua bank. REG secured an additional $5 million credit facility from Umpqua in October for further improvements.

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ply and continuous improvements at REG Ralston, this capacity expansion is a logical investment.” Good relationships with lenders will continue to help fuel REG’s growth. In October, Fifth Third Bank joined Wells Fargo to expand the company’s $60 million line of credit to $150 million. Earlier in the year, REG Energy Services secured a $30 million credit facility to expand blended fuel offerings and enhance the company’s already-expansive distribution network. One challenge REG has faced before and is doing again is operating without the federal biodiesel tax credit, which lapsed at the end of 2016. The company is doubling down on efforts to promote reinstatement of the credit, while also reforming it into a producer’s tax credit. “Congress never intended the biodiesel tax credit to incentivize foreign production of fuels, much of which is already subsidized by the countries where it is made,” says REG Chief Financial Officer Chad Stone, who also serves on the National Biodiesel Board’s executive committee. “By reforming the credit to a producer’s model, we can keep American tax dollars here that will still be shared with our feedstock providers and customers.” With a new administration and oneparty rule in Washington, D.C., REG leaders continue to have an optimistic outlook for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). “I believe the RFS is one of the best market-oriented programs implemented by the federal government in some time,” Oh says. “What some policymakers and others don’t realize is that we have to earn business every day. We do not have a guaranteed sale on any day of any volume at any price to any customer. That’s the way we like it. We have been earning our business for more than 10 years, and we look forward to being a leader in the biomass-based diesel business for years to come.” Author: Anthony Hulen Executive Director-Corporate Affairs, Renewable Energy Group Inc. 202-349-2546 Anthony.hulen@regi.com

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In September, dozens of bio- Malfunctioning biodiesel plants certainly had diesel producers from around the a bad influence on the reputation of this upworld gathered in Vienna, Aus- coming technology, and customers often were tria, not for a conference or exhi- left alone with their problems in operation.” bition, but to celebrate the milestone occasion of one company, Origins BDI was born from Vogel & Noot’s bioa pioneer whose engineering and diesel division, one man’s vision and a resolute technological achievements forevpartnership with key individuals. Hammer er changed the path of this industry. BDI-BioEnergy International AG, the re- joined Vogel & Noot in 1995 to help develop

nowned biodiesel process technology provider based in Styria, Austria, has grown from a team of five in its first days to employing 125 staff and engineers. The company has built 30 new biodiesel plants across the globe in the past 20 years, mostly multifeedstock, while retrofitting many others. Its influence spans several continents, including Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. “From waste to value” has long been BDI’s philosophy, and its benchmark technology paved the way for multifeedstock processing and use of low-cost, problematic material. “In 1996, no ‘food vs. fuel’ discussion existed yet,” says Wilhelm Hammer, the founder of BDI, “but I was already focusing on used cooking oil (UCO) and animal fat from the rendering industry. Any fresh vegetable oil was very costly and the biodiesel produced out of it was by no means able to compete with mineral diesel.” Hammer says when biodiesel first took off in Europe, there were many—too many—very simple production technologies offered. “These technology providers often had no serious background and were promising a lot, but in the end not fulfilling the required biodiesel standards,” he says. “Looking back, these competitors harmed development of biodiesel and made it difficult for serious companies like BDI to develop the market.

the biodiesel market. Helmut Gossler, another founder of BDI, was a technician at Vogel & Noot and participated in the construction of two big plants. “Helmut had a very practical view on things,” Hammer says. “He took me—a technical greenhorn—under his wing and tried to make me understand what I was supposed to be selling. He supported me right from the very first day and as time passed, we step-by-step complemented each other as a matter of course.” Hammer diligently tried convincing the board that the future of biodiesel technology was the ability to process waste feedstock. “To their own regret, they did not follow my vision,” he tells Biodiesel Magazine. “For them, the biodiesel business had no real future. But, right away they offered me a chance to buy the company. Completely surprised, I asked for a day off to reflect on and digest their proposal. I immediately realized to have a realistic chance of eventually getting my investment back, I needed support from Helmut, Michael Koncar, the founder and head of our longtime partner company VTU, and Martin Mittelbach from University of Graz, the ‘father’ of Vogel & Noot’s biodiesel technology. They all immediately agreed. Helmut and Michael even went a step further and agreed without hesitating to become my partners if I set up a new company. So in the

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end, it took me about a half-hour to accept the offer. I bought the company including all rights and patents.” On Sept. 12, 1996, BDIBioDiesel International GesmbH was established with Gossler and VTU as partner and shareholder.

A Different Approach

Realizing the waste-to-value concept drove BDI from the start. A handful of biodiesel plants was established under Vogel & Noot’s commission, including what Hammer says was the world’s first UCO biodiesel plant, a revamping of an existing rapeseed oil biodiesel facility in Mureck, Austria, from 1994-’96, still producing today. “Especially in the aftermath of the food vs. fuel discussion, the biodiesel industry is still alive because of its waste disposal capabilities for high-risk material,” Hammer says. “Our most successful customers handle hazardous waste material—for example Category 1 fats—by producing hygienically, absolutely safe and environmentally friendly biodiesel. This hygienic service still has potential to grow globally.” BDI’s first contract was in the U.S., at Griffin Industries, a rendering company “with a very challenging quality of fat,” Hammer says. After arranging a breakfast meeting with Dennis Griffin in Cincinnati at the airport Holiday Inn, Hammer asked for a visit to the rendering plant. “He refused by uttering a simple but convincing ‘no,’” Hammer says. Upon leaving, Griffin told Hammer he’d hear from them soon, and a week later, Brad Albin, now vice president of manufacturing for Renewable Energy Group Inc. but then with Griffin Industries, telephoned BDI. A few months later BDI’s first contract was signed for what became the world’s first animal fat biodiesel plant. From the beginning, BDI’s services included feedstock evaluation, economic feasibility, authority/basic/detailed engineering, purchasing, process control systems (PCS), supervision of construction and start-up. Over the years, BDI developed the capabilities to act as an EPC contractor, and more and more supported its customers in the project development phase.

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Together with its partner company M&R, BDI developed a tailor-made process control system—Automation X—for biodiesel plant control. In the late 1990s, this system was superior to other traditional systems, Hammer says, especially regarding batch reactor control and visualization. “Certainly, over the past decades other PCS have caught up,” Hammer says. “Nevertheless, our customers are still very fond of the system, due to its flexibility—the easy integration of existing software or other PCS, which can be important for retrofit projects—reliability and simplicity, when it comes to changes or updates.” Hammer tells Biodiesel Magazine that process controls are the heart of BDI’s technology. Markus Dielacher, BDI’s chief technology officer, says BDI’s plants are largely automated, so the operator’s main job is to monitor the entire process and intervene only in case a deviation occurs. “We use a so-called soft process logic controller instead of a hard process logic controller,” he says. “In other words, this electronic item is integrated in our software. We just have one server, less interfaces and therefore less problems. To make the system operationally reliable, we use a second server in redundancy.” The software is especially designed for batch units and tracking each individual batch in the system. “This is not standard in other process control systems,” Dielacher says. “This gives the operator the opportunity not only to warrant safe operation of the plant but also the security of being able to follow product quality.” Trending tools, such as temperature or pressure, are standard at a BDI plant, “not an option like with other systems,” Dielacher adds. “Trending tools are a big help in case of error diagnostics.” Edgar Ahn performed doctoral work at Vogel & Noot in biodiesel scale-up and joined BDI in 1997 as being responsible for R&D. After Gossler and Hammer retired, Ahn became chief sales officer and a member of BDI’s management board in 2011. Today Ahn is responsible for R&D, sales and marketing, and innovation management. In its mission to create value from waste, unwanted side reactions from the presence of soluble,

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unwanted impurities and components in lowcost feedstock had to be understood and dealt with. “With our deep understanding regarding the complex reaction system including unwanted side reactions, BDI was able to develop and integrate the right counter measurements within its process concept,” Ahn says. “The wider the variety of feedstock— and its unwanted components—got over the years at our customers’ projects, the more our R&D had to deal with it. Therefore, BDI accumulated a huge data bank about all different kinds of vegetable- and animal fat-based feedstock, and how to cost-effectively turn them into high-quality biodiesel.” As quality standards tightened, the number of necessary purification steps grew within the BDI production concept, Ahn says. “It was also necessary to find the right interaction between the chemical reaction steps—esterification and transesterification—and the subsequent purification steps, especially with the BDI-patented concept of recycling fatty acid streams from the glycerin purification steps back into the reaction steps,” he says. “So the overall system got more and more complex.” BDI sought development of a system in which the catalyst (potassium-based) is recyclable and doesn’t end up in glycerin, leading to cumbersome glycerin purification steps. “Here, the development of the RepCat system certainly marked a milestone in the R&D history of BDI,” Ahn says. Today BDI proudly focuses its biodiesel efforts on its multifeedstock technology for complete turnkey solutions and its retrofit program to improve existing plants mainly built by competitors. Retrofitting involves a thorough analysis of the existing system, developing an upgraded system by, as Ahn puts it, “changing recipes, introducing superior process steps and units, or adaptations to existing equipment,” he says. “It’s always a tailormade solution, within the given boundaries.” BDI’s multifeedstock development concept began in the early 1990s at Vogel & Noot in the design of the Mureck UCO plant. “The BDI team got addicted to looking for even cheaper feedstock, and to adopt our technology concept to be able to convert them into biodiesel according to the strictest bio-


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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: In September 2016, BDI hosted a gala anniversary celebration in Vienna, and invited guests included biodiesel customers and friends alike. Pictured here (from left) are Erhart, Ahn, Hammer, Biodiesel Magazine Editor Ron Kotrba, Gossler and Dielacher. PHOTO: BDI-BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL AG

diesel standards,” Ahn says. BDI’s feedstock pretreatment is a combination of mechanical separation steps and washing steps combined with chemical reactions. “The way of combining these steps depends on the type and quality of feedstock,” Ahn says. “Certainly all insoluble impurities must be separated first. Sometimes a chemical ‘attack’ or preconditioning is necessary to increase the efficiency of the subsequent washing steps. I think this particular know-how is part of what makes BDI technology the benchmark technology in multifeedstock biodiesel production.” BDI’s process utilizes sulfuric acid in esterification. “For higher FFA-containing feedstock, we recommend a high-pressure esterification unit,” Ahn says, adding this can be part of a retrofit program as well. For the main reaction, BDI uses continuous flow in the few pure vegetable oil plants it has built so far, but for its specialty in multifeedstock design, BDI relies on its optimized batch. “We need the flexibility to adapt— from batch to batch—to changing compositions in the feedstock and to be able to react with appropriate changes in the necessary recipes, which will be done automatically by our PCS system,” Ahn says. “Our alkaline catalyst-based transesterification is carried out in two, optimized concerted stages.” Finally, for fuel purification, BDI’s standard multifeedstock concept employs a concerted combination of washing steps and biodiesel distillation. “Our evaluation of ion exchange or resin purification steps showed many disadvantages when it comes to handling low-quality feedstock, and are economi-

cally not as feasible as our proven systems,” Ahn says. Ahn says landmark inventions BDI researchers provided to the biodiesel industry are its post-esterification and recycling of fatty acid phase to the esterification/transesterification process, increasing yield tremendously and “often copied by competitors, but never reached;” its optimized biodiesel distillation system, guaranteeing the lowest yield losses; RepCat, the biodiesel production system for high-FFA, low-quality feedstock with recyclable catalyst and “unsurpassed simple operability;” and many more process optimization steps, including algae production through its spinoff company BDI Biolife Science, and a new production and purification system for handling high-sulfur feedstock such as brown grease.

The Future

BDI continues to influence biodiesel production efficiencies worldwide, as evidenced by its ongoing project at Argent Energy in the U.K. and its recently completed expansion and upgrade—part of its retrofit program—at Crimson Renewable Energy LP in Bakersfield, California. Originally named BDI-BioDiesel International, the company changed its name a few years ago to reflect its broader capabilities when it got into the biogas market. The company went public 10 year ago but it plans to delist since trading in BDI shares is “very illiquid,” says Andreas Erhart, BDI’s chief financial officer. As such, wild swings in stock prices unlinked to BDI’s fi-

nancial situation plus high administrative and other related costs cannot be justified, Erhart says. Furthermore, the required transparency jeopardizes otherwise confidential information. Erhart says the operational activities of BDI will not be affected by delisting. Ahn says BDI will continue adapting its multifeedstock process to take in even more difficult feedstock, such as black grease from wastewater treatment plants, adding that a patent has been filed on treatment of highsulfur material. BDI also holds strong hope for its BioCrack process, a second-generation effort to coprocess lignocellulosic feedstock into renewable diesel at existing oil refineries. He says growth in waste-based biodiesel opportunities abound in Asia and the U.S. “In the U.S. we have seen in recent months a growing interest in retrofitting biodiesel plants and there is even project development for new plants going on,” Ahn says. “But nobody can predict what influence the election of Donald Trump will have on the currently slightly growing biofuel industry in the U.S.” While Hammer and Gossler are now retired as CEO and chief technology officer, respectively, they remain major shareholders and stay active in the company. “We regularly have a working lunch with our board members or supervisory board to exchange ideas,” Hammer says. “Even though we are the major shareholders, we do not want to interfere in the daily business operations.” At BDI’s gala 20-year anniversary celebration in Vienna, Hammer thanked his customers, many of whom were in the room, for giving him their trust and time to solve problems. He tells Biodiesel Magazine BDI has a good team that knows what to do, and knows these very simple rules: “Cheap can be very expensive in the end,” he says. “This is not only valid for us when specifying equipment for a plant, but also for the customer. And do not believe in miracles when you do not follow this simple procedure. And finally, carefully check the people and company you are going to work with.” Author: Ron Kotrba Editor, Biodiesel Magazine 218-745-8347 rkotrba@bbiinternational.com

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Whether a commercial biodies- historical information to impart process control el production facility is scaled at 5 systems with knowledge of what to do in any MMgy or 90 MMgy, and irrespec- given circumstance to optimize and speed protive of what pretreatment, reaction duction. and purification techniques are employed, their utilization, selection Pumps and Motors Pumps are the prime mover of liquid and positioning of key equipment are critical to smooth, efficient op- products in the plant whose power comes from erations. These items are paramount to man- electric motors. Some common, popular pump designs include centrifugal pumps, which impart energy to a liquid using centrifugal force and throw the liquid out, and positive displacement pumps, which continuously create voids that pull into the pump and then close, displacing liquid with every rotation, according to John Hall, senior product manager with Viking Pump. “Our most popular are our universal seal pumps,” he says. “They are internal gear pumps. The technology, our flagship product, allows us to customize pumps for different applications, where incoming feedstock may vary, for instance.” Hall says adoption of variable speed drives applied to pumps has been important. “With rotary positive displacement, the flow rate is directly proportionate to the speed, so they last. They’ve become more accepted than ever before,” he says. Motors have become subject to new NEMA-premium efficiency standards. Beginning June 1, 2016, an updated standard established by U.S. DOE in 2014 broadened the minimum efficiency of a variety of new motors sized at 1 horsepower and up. “When regulations first moved to NEMA-premium, there were exceptions that didn’t necessarily make sense,” says Dale Basso, NEMA vice chairman and WEG Electric Corp.’s low-voltage motors product manager. When Round 2 (aka Integral Horsepower Rule) changes came into effect this June, it included motors sized as low as 1 horsepower and incorporated “almost everything except things like special shafts,” Basso says. A NEMApremium rating is two efficiency bands above a high-efficiency rating. The difference between each efficiency band, which is a fixed, nameplate assignment, is 10 percent loss.

ufacturing but often ignored in the press.

Automation, PCS

To realize how important automation is to biodiesel manufacturing, the lay person can think of a washing machine. Imagine manually initiating every stage—powering on, opening and shutting the water valve, adding soap, triggering the agitator, opening the drain valve, spinning and repeating. Russ Teall, president of Biodico, says this would be akin to lab-testing incoming feedstock and coming up with formulations based on previous reactions, running mini batches to corroborate chemistry, and then running it. “That’s not an automated system,” he says. “If your system is sensing exactly what the composition of the feedstock is, in terms of free fatty acids, moisture content, hydrocarbon chain length, and then based on a library determines what the most efficient reaction will be and then executes it through a programmable logic controller (PLC), that’s an automated system. That’s what we’re in the process of doing—building a data library to do that, and doing it at multiple facilities using high-grade equipment so the results are replicable.” The more history, the better the data. “You can predict the shape of a curve with three points, but if you use 10, or 100, or 1,000 points, it becomes more accurate,” he says. “You’re eliminating statistical anomalies. And then you corroborate those in the lab with machines like FTIR spectrometers that need to be taught what they’re seeing. The library—that’s what leads to the ability to do process controls.” Only then can real-time sensing and adjustment of feedstock, temperatures, pressures, catalyst dosage, reaction kinetics and purification Heat Exchangers They play an essential role in the operationbe achieved. This is the end game—automated al effi ciency and effectiveness at every processing biodiesel production using a data-rich library of 42

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facility in which heat is essential, and as energy efficiency importance grows, the role of heat exchangers will become greater. Heat exchangers come in all shapes and sizes for a variety of mediums. Some recycle hot air from the boiler and help preheat fluid, whether it’s boiler feedwater or feedstock. Others transfer heat between two liquids. Wes Crozier, a product manager with Alfa Laval, says plate heat exchangers (PHEs) are designed to optimize heat transfer. “PHEs can have a heat transfer coefficient up to four times greater than that of a shell-and-tube one,” he says. “This, along with the construction of a PHE, means that the footprint can be as little as 20 percent of the physical space needed for a shell and tube. This size advantage is especially valuable where plant real estate is scarce, or higher-alloy metals must be used.” The size advantage is achieved through embossing plates with carefully designed—often patented—patterns. “This embossing creates channels for the fluids to ensure maximum turbulence,” Crozier says. “This results in maximum efficiency in transferring heat from one medium to the other. In addition, many of our designs are fully countercurrent, which allow temperature crosses where the outlet temperature of the hot side can be cooler than the outlet temperature of the cold side—very difficult to do with other types of heat exchangers. The efficiency of the PHE also allows very tight temperature approaches, on the order of a couple of degrees, thus achieving the maximum energy transfer possible without physically mixing the fluids.” Alfa Laval supplies a number of plate and frame heat exchangers to the biodiesel industry, both fully welded and gasketed. “Solvent recovery is one area that our welded plate range fits very well,” Crozier says, “and our gasketed range fits well in most energy recovery applications, and they are used in the biodiesel production process in a number of positions. Glycerin evaporation is one area where we have applied our gasketed rising film plate evaporator as well.” Author: Ron Kotrba Editor, Biodiesel Magazine 218-745-8347 rkotrba@bbiinternational.com

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Worldwide Electric Corporation 3540 Winton Place Rochester, NY 14623 Patrick Toms, Vice President Phone (800-808-2131) ws.wwesocial@gmail.com www.worldwideelectric.net

Wyoming Analytical Labs

1660 Harrison Street Laramie, WY 82070 Jane Thomas, President Phone (307-742-7995) | Fax (307-721-8956) jthomas@wal-lab.com www.wal-lab.com

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Sterling Analytical Laboratory 15 Agawam Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 Stephen Ryan, Project Manager Phone (413-214-6595) | Fax (413-214-6482) stephen@sterlinganalytical.com www.sterlinganalytical.com

SUMA America

855 North Wood Dale Road, Suite A Wood Dale, IL 60191 Eugene Smith, Sales & Application Engineer Phone (312-945-9049) gene@gosuma.com www.gosuma.com

Sunho Biodiesel Corporation 10F-6 380 Linsen North Road Taipei 104 Taiwan Ann Chan, Technical Assistant Phone (886 2 25632720) info@sunhobiodiesel.com www.sunhobiodiesel.com

Sustainability Engineering & PE Verification

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26000 South Whiting Way Monee, IL 60449 Erick Neuman, International Business Manager Phone (708-587-2300) sales@swensontechnology.com www.swensontechnology.com

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2561 North Patterson Avenue Springfield, MO 65803 Dave Samford, Vice President of National Accounts Phone (417-893-3690) dave.samford@t-haul.com www.thaultanklines.com

Tapflo Group

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Targray Biofuels

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The Jacobsen Publishing

1001 West Kennedy Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 Lynn Koivisto, Director of Business Services Phone (920-759-7477) | Fax (920-749-4878) lkoivisto@tridentautomation.com www.tridentautomation.com

100 Compo Road South Westport, CT 06880 Steven Laitmon, Owner Phone (203-267-0888) | Fax (203-454-5406) info.thecalendargroup@gmail.com www.thecalendargroup.com/corporate-staffing 1123 West Washington Boulevard Chicago, IL 60607 John Donicht, President Phone (312-726-6600) info@thejacobsen.com www.thejacobsen.com

The Weitz Company

2801 6th Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Jesse Hammes, Market Sector Leader, Process & Renewables Phone (515-953-8426) jesse.hammes@weitz.com www.weitz.com

Thermal Spray Coatings - A&A Coatings 2700 South Clinton Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Victoria Lim, Marketing Assistant Phone (888-725-0150) | Fax (908-561-4201) victoria@thermalspray.com www.thermalspray.com

Third Coast Commodities

1218 West Glendoza Buchanan, MI 49107 Paul Dickerson, President Phone (269-422-2154) | Fax (847-589-0820) www.thirdcoastcommodities.com

Thumb BioEnergy, LLC 155 Orval Drive Sandusky, MI 48471 Leon Jackson, Owner/CEO Phone (810-404-2466) ljackson@thumbbioenergy.com www.thumbbioenergy.com

Toomey Leasing Group

Sheridan House 11 Vernon Street Derby Reading, DE1 1FR United Kingdom Phone (013 3220 5828) toomeyleaseuk@gmail.com www.toomeylease.com/funding-solutions/businesscontract-hire

Tower Performance, Inc.

4031 Broadway Houston, TX 77087 Jalene Fritz, Parts Manager Phone (800-314-1695) | Fax (970-472-1304) jfritz@tpitx.com www.coolingtowercomponents.com

12700 Park Central Drive Suite 2100 Dallas, TX 75251 Paul Greywall, Director of Business Development Phone (972-661-8100) | Fax (972-385-9203) pgreywall@trinityconsultants.com www.trinityconsultants.com

Trinity Containers, LLC

2525 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 520 Dallas, TX 75207 Don Wallace, Sales Manager-ASME Bulk Storage Tanks & Pressure Vessels Phone (888-558-8529) | Fax (214-589-8553) don.wallace@trin.net www.trinitycontainers.com

Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition 490 Concordia Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55103 Lisa Thurstin, Senior Manager Phone (651-223-9568) | Fax (651-227-5459) lisa.thurstin@lung.org www.CleanAirChoice.org

U Ultrasonic Power Corporation

Vireo Energy

30441 Morning View Drive Malibu, CA 90265 Larry Thrall, Managing Director Phone (310-314-5126) larry.thrall@vireoenergy.com www.vireoenergy.com

W Walsh Bio Fuels N3092 Hwy 12 Mauston, WI 53948 Dave Walsh, Member Phone (608-847-6869) davewbf@mwwb.net walshbiofuel.com

Warren & Baerg Manufacturing, Inc. 39950 Road 108 Dinuba, CA 93618 Randy Baerg, President Phone (559-591-6790) | Fax (559-591-5728) info@warrenbaerg.com www.warrenbaerg.com

Weaver

2821 West 7th, Suite 700 Fort Worth, TX 76107 Wade Watson, Partner In Charge Phone (832-320-3262) wade.watson@weaver.com weaver.com

Willrich Precision Instrument Company 80 Broadway Cresskill, NJ 07626 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (866-945-5742) | Fax (201-567-1411) victoria@willrich.com www.willrich.com

Wilsylver Technologies, Ltd.

Wintek Corporation

Ultrasonic Power Corporation

Plot 65 Petedo, Opic Estate 21a Petedo, Opic Estate Ogun, Agbara, Nigeria Wilson Iikechukwu, CEO Phone (0803226681) wilsylver@gmail.com www.willsylvertech.com

239 East Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032 Lisa Serafini, Sales & Marketing Phone (815-235-6059) | Fax (815-235-6059) lserafini@upcorp.com www.upcorp.com 239 E. Stephenson St Freeport, IL 61032 Steve Myers, VP Engineering Phone (815-235-6020) smyers@upcorp.com www.upcorp.com

United Color Manufacturing, Inc. PO Box 480 Newtown, PA 18940 Phone (215-860-2165) | Fax (215-860-8560) sales@unitedcolor.com www.unitedcolor.com

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V Valin

1941 Ringwood Ave San Jose, CA 95131 Phone (844-705-0495) learnmore@valin.com www.valin.com

230 US Hwy. 206 Suite 401 Flanders, NJ 07836 Paul Winter, President Phone (973-252-8200) paul@wintek-corp.com www.wintek-corp.com

Wire Cloth Manufacturers Inc. 110 Iron Mountain Rd. Mine Hill, NJ 07803 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (973-328-1000) | Fax (973-328-0919) victoria@wireclothman.com www.wireclothman.com

Wolf Material Handling Systems 12680 Industrial Boulevard Elk River, MN 55330 Lynn Smith, Business Development Phone (763-576-9040) | Fax (763-576-9070) sales@wolfmhs.com www.wolfmhs.com

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Pellet Mill Magazine

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biomassmagazine.com/pellet-mill-magazine

Penn State World Campus The 329 Building, Suite 408 Innovation Park University Park, PA 16802 Laura Fiochetta, Marketing Strategist Phone (814-865-7600) lrf14@psu.edu worldcampus.psu.edu/bioenergy

Petroleum Logistics

The Colchester Center Hawkins Road Colchester, Essex CO2 8JX United Kingdom David Johnston, Manager Phone (44 7950 487 487) sales@petroleumlogistics.com www.petroleumlogistics.com

PFC Equipment, Inc.

9366 Deerwood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 Kristjan Arnar, Sales Manager Phone (763-725-7890) k.arnar@pfcequip.com www.pfcequip.com

PlanET Biogas USA, Inc.

5937 State Route 11 Homer, NY 13077 Andrea Steed, Executive Administrator Phone (877-266-0994) | Fax (905-935-7498) contact-usa@planet-biogas.com www.planet-biogas-usa.com

Power Energy Risk

PO Box 6313 929 West Flat Creek Way Sevierville, TN 37876 Con Elfes, Senior Vice President Phone (612-282-3893) celfes@powerenergyrisk.com www.powerenergyrisk.com

Praxair, Inc.

Pro Green Biofuels P/L

PO Box 77 121 Miller Street Epping, VIC 3076 Australia Danny Williams, CEO Phone (61 39463 3000) | Fax (61 39465 9150) danny@greenpowersolutions.com.au www.progreenbiofuels.com.au

PSG Holdings Inc.

2478 Longridge Cres Oakville, ON L6H6S2 Canada Parm Grewal, VP Phone (416 804 8039) | Fax (905 257 5460) sales@psgholdings.com www.psgholdings.com

Q QS Biodiesel Limited

78 Pall Mall London, Greater London SW1Y 5ES United Kingdom Andras Kovacs Phone (0 20 3170 7627) kovacsba06@gmail.com www.qsbiodiesel.com

Quantum Oils & Bio Energy, Ltd. Private Bag E891 Post Net 741 Manda Hill, Lusaka, 10101 Zambia Kakoma Mutenda, Managing Director Phone (260 97 742 3549) kmutenda@hotmail.com www.quantumbiofuels.com

R R W Heiden Associates, LLC

1026 New Holland Avenue Burle Business Park Lancaster, PA 17601 Dr. Richard Heiden, Chief Science and Technology Officer Phone (717-299-6860) | Fax (717-299-6868) biodiesel@supersleuthchemists.com www.supersleuthchemists.com

R. Nickeson Enterprises - Novacool Foam

710 Hospital Street Richmond, VA 23219 Mike Schleinkofer, President Phone (804-644-2800) | Fax (804-644-1335) mike@recobio.com www.recobio.com

1560 Wall Street Suite 334 Naperville, IL 60563 Patrick Meister, Marketing & Business Development Analyst Phone (630-392-2844) patrick.meister@prima-markets.com www.prima-markets.com

175 N Ethel Ave Hawthorne, NJ 07506 Bob Narang, President Phone (973-423-5220) info@radiantenergy.com www.radiantenergy.com

1336 East 31st Street Hibbing, MN 55746 Melisa Schinderle, Corporate Services Manager Phone (800-549-1869) | Fax (218-262-4848) melisa@premiumplantservices.com www.premiumplantservices.com

41 Summit Road Wellesley, MA 02482 Rick Nickeson, Owner Phone (781-775-2092) | Fax (781-775-2092) Rick@Rnick.com www.Novacoolfoam.com

10 Riverview Drive Danbury, CT 06810-5113 Walter Renz, Associate Director, Business Development Phone (800-772-9247) | Fax (630-320-4508) walter_renz@praxair.com www.praxair.com

Premium Plant Services, Inc.

Prima-Markets

Radiant Energy Systems, Inc.

Reco Biodiesel, LLC

Reiter Scientific

599 Colonial Drive Grand Junction, CO 81507 Kristof Reiter, Owner, Senior Trader & Consultant Phone (602-214-2697) kristof@reiterscientific.com www.reiterscientific.com

Render Magazine

1621 Glen Drive Placerville, CA 95667 Tina Caparella, Editor/Publisher Phone (530-306-6792) editors@rendermagazine.com www.rendermagazine.com

Renewable Energy Group

416 South Bell Avenue Ames, IA 50010 Troy Shoen, Senior Manager, Marketing Phone (515-239-8166) troy.shoen@regi.com www.REGI.com

Research Laboratories, Inc.

6209 Discount Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Matt Alt, Lab Manager Phone (260-489-2551) | Fax (260-489-9834) malt@researchlaboratoriesinc.com www.researchlaboratoriesinc.com

Ridge & Associates, Inc.

PO Box 1091 Findlay, OH 45839 Larry Hoover, President Phone (419-423-3641) | Fax (419-423-0136) lhoover@ridgeassociates.com www.ridgeassociates.com

Rothsay Biodiesel

150 Research Lane Suite 307 Guelph, ON N1G 4T2 Canada Greg Drennan, Biodiesel Sales Manager Phone (519-780-3341) greg.grennan@rothsay.ca www.rothsaybiodiesel.ca

RTP Environmental Associates, Inc. 400 Post Avenue Suite 405 Westbury, NY 11590 Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal Phone (516-333-4526) | Fax (516-333-4571) bailey@rtpenv.com www.rtpenv.com

S S&S Technical

1900 Grassland Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30004 Pete Singleton, Vice President of Strategic Markets Phone (770-864-7909) pete@skidsolutions.com www.skidsolutions.com

Sabine Biofuels II, LLC

305 Wells Fargo Dr, Ste A-8 Houston, TX 77090 Chris Frantz, Chief Financial Officer Phone (832-446-6004) | Fax (832-446-6006) chris.frantz@sabinebiofuels.com www.sabinebiofuels.com

Company Index P â&#x20AC;&#x201D; S

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP 120 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2700 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Megan E. Harmon, Partner Phone (412-577-5209) | Fax (412-577-5193) mharmon@schnader.com www.schnader.com

SCS Global Services

2000 Powell St Ste 600 Emeryville, CA 94608 Janelle Kim, Marketing Coordinator Phone (510-452-6827) jkim@scsglobalservices.com www.scsglobalservices.com

Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC

144 Intracoastal Drive Houma, LA 70360 Ryan Picou, Sales Phone (985-346-0122) | Fax (985-346-0244) info@separatorequipment.com www.separatorequipment.com

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 7102 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Kevin McLaughlin, Sr. MarComm Coordinator Phone (410-381-1227) webmaster@shimadzu.com www.ssi.shimadzu.com

SmartSites

720 E. Palisade Ave, Suite 105 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 US Sales Phone (201-870-6000) contact@smartsites.com www.smartsites.com/web-design

Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road Harrisburg, IL 62946-4925 Benjamin Ross, Biofuels Program Coordinator benjamin.ross@sic.edu www.sic.edu/biofuels

Southwest Research Institute

6220 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, TX 78238 Heather Bonduris, Research Technologist, Department of Chemical Engineering Phone (210-522-3044) heather.bonduris@swri.org www.swri.org/4org/d01/chemeng/home.htm

Spectro Scientific, Inc. One Executive Drive Chelmsford, MA 01824 Lisa LaRusso, Sales Manager Phone (978-513-0940) llarusso@spectrosci.com www.spectrosci.com

Springboard Biodiesel

2323 Park Avenue Chico, CA 95928 Matt Roberts, Vice President of Marketing Phone (530-894-1793) matt@springboardbiodiesel.com www.springboardbiodiesel.com

SRS Interntional, Inc.

41610 Date Street, Unit 107 Murrieta, CA 92562 Janie Raubenheimer, Operations Manager Phone (951-526-2239) janier@srsintl.com www.srsintl.com

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Company Index K â&#x20AC;&#x201D; P

L LabCal Repair & Services, Inc.

10201 Bay Area Boulevard Pasadena, TX 77507 James Scholes, Vice President/General Manager Phone (281-474-1334) jscholes@lcs-llc.com www.labcalrepairandservices.com

Lanxess

111 RIDC Park West Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1112 Susan Sokol, Business Development Manager Phone (412-809-1508) susan.sokol@lanxess.com www.lanxess.com

Lawrence D. Sullivan & Company, Inc. 2314 Hummingbird Lane Summerville, SC 29483 Lawrence Sullivan, Consultant Phone (651-269-7737) ldsul@ldsulco.com www.ldsulco.com

LUZ

Grano de Oro Av Universidad, Bloque A1 Biologia, Maracaibo, Venezuela Anselmo Ledesma, Professor Phone (58 412 547706) anselmo774@gmail.com www.luz.edu.ve

M Maas Companies, Inc.

6923 10th Avenue Southwest PO Box 7127 Rochester, MN 55903 Tyler Maas, Director of Sales & Marketing Phone (507-285-1444) | Fax (507-285-0034) maas@maascompanies.com www.maascompanies.com

Marc Goodman

1800 Churchman Ave Indianapolis, IN 46203 Mike Kruggel, Sales Phone (877-265-4346) info@m-h-e.com www.m-h-e.com/pallet-rack-systems

Liquid Tank Owner Operators LLC

9234 Atlantic Avenue PO Box 774 North Beach, MD 20714 Marc Goodman, Consultant Phone (301-855-7655) marcbgoodman@msn.com www.linkedin.com/in/marc-goodman2674554?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. 9851 Brockington Road Suite 4 Sherwood, AR 72120 Wayne Lee, CEO Phone (501-833-5511) wlee52@lee-enterprises.com www.lee-enterprises.com

13580 Route 86 Edinboro, PA 16412 Michael Cummings, President Phone (814-490-5187) | Fax (814-806-2994) Ltoo@usa.com

London Construction Jobs Suite 765 Kemp House 152 City Road London EC1V 2NX United Kingdom Shane Hagan Phone (075 84422 267) www.london-constructionjobs.co.uk shanelondonconstruction@gmail.com www.london-constructionjobs.co.uk

Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries 7344 State Road 15 South PO Box 12 Claypool, IN 46510 Doug Lopshire, Operations Manager Phone (888-381-0760) | Fax (574-566-2107) doug.lopshire@ldccommodities.com www.ldcom.com

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Loyola University Chicago

6349 North Kenmore Avenue Chicago, IL 60035 Zach Waickman, Biodiesel Lab Manager Phone (773-508-8852) zwaickm@luc.edu www.luc.edu/biodiesel

Lutros, LLC

4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, President Phone (423-702-4414) | Fax (423-702-4413) mark@lutros.com www.lutros.com

Material Handling Exchange

MCV Enterprises & Associates, Inc. 14510 Southwest 145 Place Miami, FL 33186 Gerardo (Gerry) Vazquez, Purchasing Manager Phone (305-969-3001) | Fax (305-969-0801) gvazquez@mcventerprises.com www.mcventerprises.com

Meridional TCS Oleochemicals R. Rangel Pestana, 623 Casa, Londrina, Brazil Leonardo Gardemann, CEO Phone (55 43 33151200) leonardo@mtcs.com.br www.mtcs.com.br

MidContinental Chemical Co., Inc. 1802 East 123rd Terrace Olathe, KS 66061-5876 Everett Osgood, Market Manager-Fuel Additives Phone (913-390-5556) | Fax (913-254-1434) everetto@mcchemical.com www.mcchemical.com

Miller Mechanical Specialties, Inc. PO Box 1613 Des Moines, IA 50305 Phil Miller, President Phone (515-243-4287) | Fax (515-243-7313) mms@mmsinconline.com www.mmsinconline.com

MOCON, Inc.-Baseline PO Box 649 19661 Highway 36 Lyons, CO 80540 Sales Department Phone (303-823-6661) Fax (303-823-5151) sales@baselineindustries.com www.baseline-mocon.com

Modicon PLC

1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 William Jacobsen, Marketing Phone (800-691-8511) willsjacobsen@gmail.com www.modiconplc.com

N National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.advancedbiofuelsconference.com

National Biodiesel Board PO Box 104898 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Donnell Rehagen, CEO Phone (573-635-3893) info@biodiesel.org www.biodiesel.org

National Feed Commodities 1407 Sparta Road Southeast Faucett, MO 64448 Clark Heckman, Owner Phone (816-238-1920) clark.heckman@nationalfeed.com www.nationalfeed.com

Nayes Associates, LLC

400 South 4th Street, Suite 401 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Terrence Nayes, Owner/Engineer Phone (952-239-5377) nayest2@asme.org www.nayesassociates.com

NCK Tech Diesel Technology /NCK Technical College

3033 US Hwy 24 PO Box 504 Beloit, KS 67420 Kris Jones, Diesel Technology Instructor Phone (785-738-9088) | Fax (785-738-2903) kjones@ncktc.edu www.ncktc.edu/programs/diesel-technology

NE Energy Services Corporation 190G Boston Road Chelmsford, MA 01824 Philip Ziminsky, CEO Phone (978-244-9083) info@neesco.com www.neesco.com

NESTEC, Inc.

21 Unionville Road Douglassville, PA 19518 Rodney Pennington, Vice President of Special Products Phone (610-323-7670) rpennington@nestecinc.com www.nestecinc.com

New Heaven Chemicals

1585 380th Street Manly, IA 50456 Prasad Devineni, Director Phone (641-454-4030) pdevineni@newheavenchemicals.com www.newheavenchemicals.com

North Dakota Clean Cities

c/o American Lung Association in Minnesota 490 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55103 Robert Moffitt, Coordinator Phone (651-268-7603) | Fax (651-281-0242) robert.moffitt@lung.org www.cleancities.energy.gov/coalitions/north-dakota

O Ocean Park Advisors

5200 West Century Boulevard, Suite 420 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Bruce Comer, Managing Director Phone (310-670-2721) bruce@oceanpk.com www.oceanpk.com

Oil Trades Supply Corp. 24019 Braddock Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 Janice Ventresca, Manager Phone (718-629-6600) janice.oiltrades@gmail.com www.oiltradessupplycorp.com

Oil-Dri Corporation of America 410 North Michigan Avenue, #400 Chicago, IL 60611 April Pawelko, Marketing Coordinator Phone (312-706-3232) april.pawelko@oildri.com www.oildri.com/fluids

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optek-Danulat, Inc.

N118W18748 Bunsen Drive Germantown, WI 53022 Joe Ferrelli, Product Specialist Phone (888-901-4288) info@optek.com www.optek.com

Opticom Tech

5420 Beckley Road, Suite 228 Battle Creek, MI 49015 Heidi Schmidt, Manager Phone (800-578-1853) | Fax (888-370-5656) info@opticomtech.com www.opticomtech.com

Oxidizers, Inc.

1731 Pomona Road Corona, CA 92880 Michelle Castellucio, Account Representative Phone (951-707-8328) michelle@oxidizers.net www.oxidizers.net

P Pacific Biodiesel

40 Hobron Avenue Kahului, HI 96732 Jenna Long, Director of Operations Phone (808-877-3144) info@biodiesel.com www.biodiesel.com

Paragon Laboratories, Inc.

12649 Richfield Court Livonia, MI 48150 Sharon Johnson, Customer Relationship Advocate Phone (734-469-5614) sjohnson@paragonlaboratories.com www.paragonlaboratories.com

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Green Energy Biofuel

Hedlin Ag Enterprises

Hero BX

Green Star Gasifiers, LLC

711 South Powell Road Independence, MO 64056 Jerry Schwarz, Marketing/Advertising Phone (800-779-4362) | Fax (816-796-3333) jerrys@hemcocorp.com www.HEMCOcorp.com

4490 Chesswood Drive #9 Toronto, ON M3J 2B9 Canada Adrian Lee, Vice President Phone (416-633-8846) | Fax (416-633-8842) adrian@greenoilinc.vom www.greenoilinc.com

PO Box 1235 Ankeny, IA 50021 Kevin Drury, Owner/President Phone (515-964-7997) kdrury@hedlinag.com www.hedlinag.com

310 South Congress Street Winnsboro, SC 29180 BioJoe Renwick, Co-Owner/Process Engineer Phone (803-718-6323) biojoe@gebiofuel.com www.gebiofuel.com

Green Oil, Inc.

127 Dishman Lane, Suite B-1 Bowling Green, KY 42101 Rachael Robinson, COO Phone (270-599-4910) info@greenstargasifiers.com www.GreenStarGasifiers.com

Greenfield Development 213 Seacrest Drive Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 Robin Spinks, Principal Phone (910-509-1805) greenfielddev@earthlink.net www.greenfield.bz

Greenhouse Kits Direct Online Store Meridian, ID 83642 Phone (800-430-1690) support@greenhousekitsdirect.com www.greenhousekitsdirect.com

Gregersen Structural Engineering, Inc.

1143 Two Moons Circle St. George, UT 84738 Max A. Gregersen, PE SE, Principal Structural/Earthquake Engineer Phone (385-232-1747) max@gsestructural.com gsestructural.com

Gulf Stream Tanker Chartering, LLC 828 Heights Boulevard Houston, TX 77007 Knut A. Scharning, President Phone (713-869-4657) kas@gulfstreamtx.com gulfstreamtx.com

Guma Tech Marine Services

221, Madhav Darshan Waghawadi Road Bhavnagar, Gujarat 364002 India G.V. Seetharam, Chief Executive Phone (91 982 520 5275) | Fax (91 022 84 46302) general@gumatech.com www.gumatech.com

H H.T. PROF Clean Tech

1470 Benbow Street Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Todd Porter, Owner / Recruiter Phone (844-448-7763) tsporter@htprof.com www.htprof.com/clean-tech.htm

HEMCO Corporation

Attn: Marketing Department 1540 East Lake Road, Suite 300 Erie, PA 16511 Dr. Hiram Santisteban, Marketing Director Phone (814-528-9038) drhirams@eriemg.com www.herobx.com

Hoffmann, Inc.

6001 49th Street South Muscatine, IA 52761 Paul Reed, Concrete Silo & Chimney Sales Manager Phone (563-263-4733) | Fax (563-263-0919) sales@hoffmanninc.com www.hoffmanninc.com

HRC (Heat Recovery Corp.)

PO Box 800277 Houston, TX 77280 Peter Stulginski, Business Development Manager Phone (936-646-2210) | Fax (713-827-9396) pstulginski@heatrecoverycorp.com www.heatrecoverycorp.com

Hydro-Thermal Corp.

400 Pilot Court Waukesha, WI 53188 Sales Phone (262-548-8900) | Fax (262-548-8908) info@hydro-thermal.com www.hydro-thermal.com

I ICM, Inc.

310 North First Street Colwich, KS 67030 Joe Amos, Customer Service Manager Phone (316-977-6185) customerservice@icminc.com www.icminc.com

IKA Works, Inc.

2635 Northchase Parkway Southeast Wilmington, NC 28401 Michael Janssen, Director of Process Division Phone (910-452-7059) processorders@ika.net www.ikausa.com

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inaChem GmbH

Engstenberger Höhe 10 Odenthal, NRW 51519 Germany Axel Ingendoh Phone (0049 170 9371313) inachem@aol.com www.inachem.de

Indeck Power

1111 Willis Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 Lisa Lindell, Sales Phone (847 541 8300) | Fax (847-541-9984) llindell@indeck-power.com www.indeck.com

Company Index G — K

Isotek Laboratories

5225 Northwest 5th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127 Bruce Kerr, Managing Member Phone (405-948-8889) | Fax (404-948-6015) isotekokc@sbcglobal.net www.isoteklabs.com

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Industrial Motor Power Corporation 350 N. Glenoaks Blvd. #200 Burbank, CA 91502 Nicholas Nadjarian, CEO Phone (323-268-3380) | Fax (323-268-4521) sales@impcorporation.com www.impcorporation.com

Industrial Sales Solutions, LLC 3684 120th Court West Faribault, MN 55021 Jim Vogel, President/Sales Manager Phone (612-805-7646) jim.vogel@ind-sales.com www.ind-sales.com

Inmetro

Xerem 50 Decaxias, Rio de Janerio 2525020 Brazil Amarjit Singh Sarpal, Researcher Phone (91 9899443336) sarpal.as2@gmail.com inmetro.gov.br

Innovative Fueling Solutions

J Jatrodiesel, Inc. 845 North Main Street Miamisburg, OH 45342 Raj Mosali, CEO Phone (937-847-8050) sales@jatrodiesel.com www.jatrodiesel.com

JS Power Limited

Unit 6, Dairycoates Industrial Estate Wiltshire Road Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU4 6PA United Kingdom Jonathan Searby Phone (01 48 22 22565) | Fax (01 48 22 22646) jsearby@jspower.co.uk www.jspower.co.uk

JVNW, Inc.

390 S Redwood St Canby, OR 97013-2459 Kyle Sawyer, COO Phone (503-263-2858) tanks@jvnw.com www.jvnw.com

Kincannon & Reed

International Biomass Conference & Expo

2100 Maury Street Des Moines, IA 50309 Mackenzie Russo, Marketing Specialist Phone (515-559-5284) kftmarketing@kemin.com www.kemin.com

3125 East 14th Avenue Hibbing, MN 55746 Melisa Schinderle, Corporate Services Manager Phone (844-799-6582) mschinderle@innovativeplantsolutions.com www.innovativeplantsolutions.com

Kemin Industries

Innovative Plant Solutions

K

6507 Storage Drive Amarillo, TX 79110 Ted Billingsley, President Phone (806-236-8329) | Fax (888-367-1281) ted@innovativefueling.com www.innovativefueling.com

308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biomassconference.com

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

1019 Quince Road Harlan, IA 51537 Gary Weihs, Managing Partner Phone (712-304-7334) gweihs@krsearch.net www.krsearch.com

Kuai Energy Systems

Kyte Centrifuge, LLC

Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory

Szigetvari u. 1 Budapest 1083 Hungary András Kovács, Director Phone (36 302 114101) | Fax (36 121 95161) andras@kukk.hu www.kukk.hu

Estancia Santa Rosanna Alto Paraguay, Paraguay Chaco Carmelo Peralta, Paraguay Marcel Van Heesewijk, CEO & Founder Phone (00 33 648581288) marcel.van.heesewijk@investancia.com www.investancia.com

KuKK K+F, Ltd.

Investancia Paraguay SA

13521 Northwest 4th Steet Unit 401 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Raul Arrondo, Director Phone (954-608-1786) kuaienergy@gmail.com www.kuaienergy.com

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.fuelethanolworkshop.com

Four Triton Circle Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Rhonda Jones, Coordinator Phone (877-737-4853) fuels@iowafuellab.com www.iowafuellab.com

10 East Owl Creek Lane Fairview, NC 28730 Dave Kyte, President Phone (832-368-2667) dave@kytecentrifuge.com www.kytecentrifuge.com

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Company Index E â&#x20AC;&#x201D; G

ED Commodities, LLC

Evonik Corporation

Lot 56442, 7½ Mile Jalan Ipoh Chemor, Perak 31200 Malaysia WH Leong, CEO Phone (00 60 5 2014192) info@excelvite.com www.excelvite.com

5543 Armour Drive Houston, TX 77020 Cam Moran, Project Manager Phone (713-671-9130) cmoran@emc-hou.com www.emc-hou.com

723 Electronic Drive Horsham, PA 19044 Alex Tsay, Global Marketing Manager, Oil & Gas Phone (215-706-5808) | Fax (215-706-5801) alex.tsay@evonik.com www.evonik.com/oil-additives

520 Fellowship Rd, Suite D-408 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Steve Sharp, Marketing Communications Manager Phone (856-787-0022) | Fax (856-787-0055) steve.sharp@elementaramericas.com www.elementaramericas.com

299 Jefferson Road Parsippany, NJ 07054 Carlos Araujo, Marketing Manager Phone (973-929-8181) carlos.araujo@evonik.com www.evonik.com/biodiesel

1214 East Russell Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207 Eric DeBruin, President Phone (414-533-3102) eric@edcommodities.com www.edcommodities.com

elementar Americas

EMC Services

Energy Suppliers, Inc. 73309 M40 Lawton, MI 49065 Mark Meulendyk Phone (269-375-4600) mark@energysuppliers.com energysuppliers.com

Energy, Inc.

727 6th Avenue Southwest Calgary AB, T2P 0V1 Canada Rosmin Madhani, Energy Analyst Phone (403-217-7646) rosminmadhani@shaw.ca Energy@shaw.ca

EnergyWatch

1261 Broadway, Suite 510 New York, NY 10001 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (212-616-5100) | Fax (212-616-5101) victoria@energywatch-inc.com www.energywatch-inc.com

Enhanced Biofuels

9337B Katy Freeway #378 Houston, TX 77024 Fabian Wolff, General Manager Phone (713-540-8459) fwolff@enhancedbiofuels.com www.enhancedbiofuels.com

EP Minerals LLC

9785 Gateway Reno, NV 89521 Julie Brown, Director, Marketing Communications Phone (775-824-7624) incredible_minerals@epminerals.com www.epminerals.com

ERI Solutions, Inc.

125 North First Street Colwich, KS 67030 Nathan Vander Griend, President Phone (316-927-4294) nathan.vandergriend@erisolutions.com www.erisolutions.com

Ethanol Producer Magazine

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.ethanolproducer.com

Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.

ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd.

F Fiber Chem Inc.

14858 West Ridge Lane Suite 7 Dubuque, IA 52001 Dan Smith, Business Development Manager Phone (563-583-1423) dan@fiber-chem.com www.fiber-chem.com

Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. 10700 Toebben Drive Independence, KY 41051 Robert Rhea, Sales Manager Phone (859-448-2300) | Fax (859-448-2333) rrhea@flottweg.net www.flottweg.com

FMC Technologies

1602 Wagner Avenue Erie, PA 16510 Don Jackson, Business Development Manager Phone (814-898-5000) measurement.solutions@fmcti.com www.fmctechnologies.com

Forest Concepts, LLC

3320 West Valley Hwy North, Suite D110 Auburn, WA 98001 Mike Perry, CEO Phone (253-333-9663) mperry@forestconcepts.com www.forestconcepts.com

Fortune Natural Resources PTE, Ltd. 16 Coller Quay Income @ Raffles #21-36 Singapore 049318 Singapore Pawan Kumar Poddar Phone (6593572730) fortunenatural.sg@gmail.com www.fortunenatural.com

FPZ, Inc.

150 North Progress Drive Saukville, WI 53080 Jim Risselman, Sales Phone (262-268-0180) | Fax (262-268-0415) usa@fpz.com www.fpz.com

Frazier, Barnes & Associates 7777 Walnut Grove Road Suite A5, Box 24 Memphis, TN 38120 Pete Moss, President Phone (901-725-7258) fbapete@frazierbarnes.com www.FrazierBarnes.com

French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Future International Diversified, Inc. 926 Jacques PaschiniI, B.D.F. Montreal, QC J6Z 4W4 Canada Zack Monahoyios, President Phone (450-621-4230) | Fax (450-621-0503) zack@futureinternational.com www.fidchemicals.com

FuturePath Trading, LLC

318 W. Adams 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60606 Paul Kavanaugh, Director of Business Development Phone (312-987-2080) paul@fptrading.net www.futurepathtrading.com

FYT Fuels, LLC

1722 West 400 North Rensselaer, IN 47978 Larry Sakin, Managing Partner Phone (520-576-3453) larrys@fytfuels.com www.fytfuels.com

G Gale Energy, LLC

1700 Market Street Suite 1005 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Claudia Gale, CEO & President Phone (215-329-4154) gale.galeenergyllc@gmail.com www.galeenergy.com

GEA Engineering PC

100 Airport Executive Drive Suite 105 Nanuet, NY 10954 Steven Gamelsky, President Phone (845-371-5522) | Fax (845-371-5526) sgamelsky@geaengineering.com www.geaengineering.com

GEA North America

100 Fairway Court Northvale, NJ 07647 Greg Waranica, Market Manager Phone (201-245-5652) greg.waranica@gea.com www.gea.com

Gen3bio, Inc.

KPTC 1281 Win Hentschel Boulevard West Lafayette, IN 47906 Kelvin Okamoto, CEO Phone (847-271-9285) kokamoto@gen3bio.com www.gen3bio.com

General Kinematics

5050 Rickert Road Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Amy Donahue-Kelley, Global Marketing Manager Phone (815-444-3594) | Fax (815-455-2285) akelley@generalkinematics.com www.generalkinematics.com

Global Refractory Installers and Suppliers PO Box 120205 Green Bay, WI 54307 John Dickinson, Director of Operations Phone (715-787-4495) john.dickinson@globalrefractory.com www.globalrefractory.com

Global Resources for Industrial Projects 1686 57A Street Delta, BC V4L 1X8 Canada Doug Ballard, President Phone (604-889-1855) | Fax (866-695-9655) griprojects@gmail.com www.conveycanada.ca

Global Talent Solutions PO Box 235 Frazee, MN 56544 Brian Bigger, President/Recruiter Phone (866-404-4834) brian@globaltalentsolutions.com www.globaltalentsolutions.com

Go Fan Yourself

1032 National Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 Bill Carlson, Manager Phone (847-648-4920) info@gofanyourself.com www.gofanyourself.com/products/z-chill-fan-diffuser-system

Gold Coast Refining, LLC

4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, General Manager Phone (423-702-4412) | Fax (423-702-4413) mark@gcrefining.com www.gcrefining.com

Gorge Analytical, LLC

1685 Tucker Road Hood River, OR 97031 Jeff Fetkenhour, Owner Phone (541-386-0249) | Fax (866-293-1337) jeff@gorgeanalytical.com www.gorgeanalytical.com

Gorman-Rupp Company

600 South Airport Road Mansfield, OH 44903 Lisa Letang, Advertising/Media Supervisor Phone (419-755-1011) | Fax (419-755-1251) grsales@gormanrupp.com www.GRpumps.com

Green Energy Advisors Group, LLC 919 Orange Avenue Suite 202 Winter Park, FL 32789 John Tapp, Owner/Manager Phone (407-222-7038) | Fax (407-386-7550) john@geag.com www.tappenergy.com

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Bioplant Technologies, LLC dba ClearEcos PO Box 21126 7209 Valtec Court Boulder, CO 80301 Kurt Lange, Partner/CEO Phone (303-444-8495) messages@clearecos.com www.clearecos.com

Blackmer

1809 Century Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Thomas Stone, Director of Marketing Phone (616-241-1611) tom.stone@psgdover.com www.blackmer.com

Bliss Industries, LLC

1415 West Summit Avenue PO Box 910 (74602) Ponca City, OK 74601 Wyatt Courtney, Applications Manager Phone (580-765-7787) | Fax (580-762-0111) sales@bliss-industries.com www.bliss-industries.com

Boiler Quoter

Davidson House Forbury Square Reading, Berkshire RG1 3EU United Kingdom Duncan Cumming, Boilers Reading - Installation, Replacement, Repai Phone (020 3286 1153) info@boilerquoter.co.uk www.boilerquoter.co.uk/find-local-boiler-engineers/ reading/

BoilersPrices.co.uk | System Boilers 19 Wharfdale Road London London N1 9SB United Kingdom Tom Smith, Boilers Prices Phone (020 3287 5100) info@boilersprices.co.uk www.boilersprices.co.uk/system-boilers-prices

BrownWinick Law Firm

666 Grand Avenue, Suite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309 Catherine Cownie, Attorney Phone (515-242-2490) | Fax (515-323-8590) cownie@brownwinick.com www.brownwinick.com

Bruker Optics

9 Fortune Drive Billerica, MA 01821 Nancy Wright-Ross, Marketing Manager Phone (978-439-9899) | Fax (978-663-9177) info.bopt.us@bruker.com www.bruker.com/optics

Buap

4 Sur 10 4 Sue 104 Puebla, PUE, 72456 Mexico Luis Loaiza, Consultant Phone (522221432528) luisvloaiza@yahoo.com.mx www.buap.mx

C Canada Biodiesel, Inc. 84 McKerrel Way Southeast Calgary, AB T2Z 1P9 Canada Numan Hussein, Director Phone (503-473-3688) numan@europe.com www.canadabiodiesel.ca

Centrifuge Unlimited, Inc. 3504 64th Avenue Calgary, AB T2C 1P4 Canada Gary Williamson, Sales Representative Phone (403-236-2883) garyw@centrifuges.net www.centrifuges.net

Chant Oil Co., Ltd.

No. 12 Tienfu Vil. Sanxia Dist. New Taipei City 237 Taiwan Mingjui Wang, General Manager Phone (886 932048943) service@chantoil.com.tw www.chantoil.com.tw

Chemra GmbH

Wissenschaftspark Trier Max-Planck-Str. 12 Trier, Rhineland-Palatina 54296 Germany Rudolf Weinand Phone (00 49 651 46287950) info@chemra.com www.chemra.com

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.

102-4016 Charles Street Red Deer County, AB T4S 2A8 Canada Don Allan, President & CEO Phone (403-348-2972) | Fax (403-343-3572) donallan@cielows.com www.cielows.com

Cincinnati Renewable Fuels, LLC 4700 Este Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45232 Randall Besecker, Senior Trader Phone (513-482-6791) rlbesecker@marathonpetroleum.com www.marathonpetroleum.com

CMM Ingenieria

Av Peron 586 San Miguel, Buenos Aires B1663 Argentina Carlos Munoz, Director Phone (01 147 544 796) tec@savoiapower.com ww.savoiapower.com

CNC Center

1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 Will Jacobsen, Marketing Phone (800-691-8511) wjacobsen@mroelectric.com www.cnccenter.com

Community Fuels

Port of Stockton Stockton, CA 95203 Lisa Mortenson, CEO Phone (760-942-9306) | Fax (760-943-6696) lisa@communityfuels.com www.communityfuels.com

CompuWeigh

Company Index B â&#x20AC;&#x201D; E

DDI Heat Exchangers, Inc.

Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc.

Control Techniques Unidrive

305 Baffin Street Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9A 3G4 Canada Erwin Schwartz, President Phone (514-696-7961) erwin@ddi-heatexchangers.com www.ddi-heatexchangers.com

50 Middle Quarter Road Woodbury, CT 06798 Tim Ciucci, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Phone (203-262-9400) | Fax (203-262-9488) tim@compuweigh.com www.compuweigh.com 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 Will Jacobsen, Marketing Manager Phone (800-691-8511) jacobsenw15@students.ecu.edu www.controltechniquesunidrive.com

ConVergInce Advisers 11919 Montfort Circle Glen Allen, VA 23059 Joel Stone, President Phone (804-338-0978) joel.stone@convergince.com www.convergince.com

Conveyor Components Company 130 Seltzer Road PO Box 167 Croswell, MI 48422 Rich Washkevich, Sales Manager Phone (810-679-4211) | Fax (810-679-4510) info@conveyorcomponents.com www.conveyorcomponents.com

Crecon Group, LLC

500 Throckmorton Street #606 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Guenter Haehling, CEO Phone (817-917-3571) ghaehling@crecongroup.com www.crecongroup.com

Custom Labels - Cut Sheet Labels 21 Commerce Park North Bedford, NH 03110 Victoria Hertz, Marketing Assistant Phone (877-770-9680) victoria@cutsheetlabels.com www.cutsheetlabels.com

D D3MAX LLC

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Mark Yancey, Vice President of Project Development Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) myancey@d3maxllc.com www.d3maxllc.com

Dar Pro Solutions

251 O'Connor Ridge Boulevard #300 Irving, TX 75038 Clay Pits Phone (972-717-0300) clay@zogmedia.com www.darpro-solutions.com

Davis Brown Law Firm

Davis Brown Tower 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309 William Hanigan, Attorney Phone (515-288-2500) | Fax (515-243-0654) billhanigan@davisbrownlaw.com www.davisbrownlaw.com

450 Franklin Road Suite 170 Marietta, GA 30067 Blake Hendrix, President & CEO Phone (770-693-0061) | Fax (770-693-0071) bh@desmetballestra.com www.desmetballestra.com

Dexsil Corporation

One Hamden Park Drive Hamden, CT 06517 Cathy Kopylec, Sales Manager Phone (203-288-3509) | Fax (203-248-6523) info@dexsil.com www.dexsil.com

Dip-Slides.com

59 Bonnygate Cupar KY15 4BY United Kingdom Christina Kennedy, Marketing Manager Phone (011 4281 1781) information@dip-slides.com www.dip-slides.com

E Eastern Instruments

416 Landmark Drive Wilmington, NC 28412 Christopher Lewis, Inside Sales & Marketing Phone (910-392-2490) | Fax (910-392-2123) sales@easterninstruments.com www.easterninstruments.com

EBB-European Biodiesel Board Boulevard Saint Michel 34 Etterbeek, Brussels 1040 Belgium Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary-General Phone (32 0 2 7632477) info@ebb-eu.org www.ebb-eu.org

Eco-NRG, LLC

1117 Route 212 Woodstock, NY 12498 Ron Leonard, Owner Phone (845-431-0655) econrgllc@aol.com www.econrg.com

EcoEngineers

300 East Locust Street Suite 313 Des Moines, IA 50309 Shashi Menon, Managing Partner Phone (515-309-1260) smenon@ecoengineers.us www.ecoengineers.us

Economy Controls Corporation 9801 Gravois Road St. Louis, MO 63123-4205 Andrew Freeman, Project Manager Phone (314-544-3700) | Fax (317-544-5373) sales@economycontrols.com www.economycontrols.com

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Company Index A â&#x20AC;&#x201D; B

Company Index A AirPro Fan & Blower Company

PO Box 543 425 West Davenport Street Rhinelander, WI 54501 Keith White, President/Chief Application Engineer Phone (715-365-3267) sales@airprofan.com www.airprofan.com

APT Consulting Group Co., Ltd. 3/1 Muang Thong Thani Bldg. C7 Popular Road, Bangpoot Pakgret, Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand John Diecker, Managing Director Phone (66 2 107 9146) admin@aptthailand.com www.aptthailand.com

Aaron Equipment Company

735 East Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106 Whitney Craig, Manager of Centrifuge Sales Phone (630-350-2200) wcraig@aaronequipment.com www.aaronequipment.com/usedequipment/centrifuges

Absorbents Online

Online Store Chino Hills, CA 91709 Phone (800-869-9633) | Fax (800-869-9633) sales@absorbentsonline.com www.absorbentsonline.com

Advanced Biofuels USA 507 North Bentz Street Frederick, MD 21701 Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director Phone (301-644-1395) info@advancedbiofuelsusa.org www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions

Olof Palme 35 Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen 60439 Germany Natalia Anjaparidze, External Communications Manager Phone (49 0 69 58 08 18 20) oleo@airliquide.com www.engineering-airliquide.com/oleochemicals

Air Techniques, Inc.

2999 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30062 Thomas Wassel Phone (704-681-3025) | Fax (770-518-0681) twassel@airtechniquesinc.com www.airtechniquesinc.com

Airoflex Equipment

6001 49th Street South Muscatine, IA 52761 Andy Christy, Sales Phone (563-264-8066) | Fax (651-631-2639) sales@airoflexequipment.com www.airoflexequipment.com

Alan Jacobson & Associates 305 Oregon Boulevard Reno, NV 89506 Alan Jacobson, Owner Phone (916-799-2526) alanj123@aol.com www.biomassassociates.com

Amalgamated Inc.

PO Box 8977 Fort Wayne, IN 46898 Gary Pipenger, President/Owner Phone (260-489-2549) | Fax (260-489-9834) gpipenger2@frontier.com www.amalgamatedinc.com

Ambience Eco Fires

PO Box 773 Kenmore, QLD 4069 Austria Kirsten Buckett, Owner Phone (130-024-2797) emdr.ambience@excitemedia.com.au www.ambienceecofires.com.au

American Biodiesel Energy, Inc. 4680 Iroquois Avenue Erie, PA 16511 Chase Akerly, CEO Phone (814-899-0621) chaseakerly@americanbiodieselenergy.com www.americanbiodieselenergy.com

Ameridia, Division of Eurodia Industries 20F Worlds Fair Drive Somerset, NJ 08873 Daniel Bar, Vice President, General Manager Phone (732-805-4003) | Fax (732-805-4008) main@ameridia.com www.ameridia.com

AMERIgreen Energy

1650 Manheim Pike, Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17601 Aubrey Kreider, Marketing Manager Phone (717-945-1392) abkreider@amerigreen.com www.amerigreen.com/biodieselmarketers

Andritz

336 West Penn Street Muncy, PA 17756 Kevin Doppenberg, Feed Sales Manager Phone (507-481-6633) kevin.doppenberg@andritz.com www.andritz.com

Andritz

336 West Penn Street Muncy, PA 17756 Dan Slamka, Sales Engineer Phone (570-546-1467) Daniel.Slamka@Andritz.com www.andritz.com

Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. 8855 North 55th Street Milwaukee, WI 53223 Kevin Summ, Director of Marketing Phone (414-365-6400) | Fax (414-365-6410) kevin.summ@anguil.com www.anguil.com

Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation 200 West Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Jessica Jacobson, Marketing Manager Phone (920-356-9900) jessica.jacobson@apachestainless.com www.apachestainless.com

Arisdyne Systems, Inc.

17909 Cleveland Parkway, Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44135 Darren Litle, Director of Sales & Business Development Phone (216-389-0230) dlitle@arisdyne.com www.arisdyne.com

Arkema-Low Corrosion Methanesulfonic Acid

900 First Avenue King of Prussia, PA 19406 Gwendolyn McDay, Market Manager, Biodiesel Catalyst Service Phone (610-205-7433) gwendolyn.mcday@arkema.com www.arkema.com/en/products/product-finder/productviewer/MSA-LC

Asahi/America, Inc.

655 Andover Street Lawrence, MA 01843 Jeffrey Baker, Marketing Manager Phone (781-388-4531) jbaker@asahi-america.com www.asahi-america.com

Associated Cargo Specialists, Inc. 1755 St. Regis Boulevard, Suite 230 Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9B 2M9 Canada Carm Sciglitano, Business Development Manager Phone (514-684-2272) | Fax (514-684-2250) carm@acscargo.ca www.acscargo.ca

Association Quality Management Biodiesel e. V. Claire-Waldoff-Str.7 Berlin 10117 Germany Richard Wicht Phone (030 31904 433) | Fax (0303 1904 435) info@agqm-biodiesel.de www.agqm-biodiesel.de/en

AT Agrar-Technik Int. GmbH

Nuertinger Strasse 62 Schlaitdorf 72667 Germany Moritz Gaede, Managing Partner Phone (49 7127 939422) | Fax (49 7127 939495) moritzgaede@at-agrartechnik.de www.at-agrartechnik.de

Atlantic Biodiesel Corporation 303-2020 Winston Park Drive Oakville, ON L6H 6X7 Canada Kourtney Snow, Administration Phone (647-483-4061) ksnow@atlanticbiodiesel.com www.atlanticbiodiesel.com

B Backcourt Fuels, LLC

12900 Queensbury Lane, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77079 Dan Phillips, Owner Phone (321-626-0989) dphillips@backcourtfuels.com www.backcourtfuels.com

BASF - Methanesulfonic Acid

100 Park Avenue Florham Park, NJ 07932 Benjamin Plantz, New Business Development Specialist Phone (973-245-6375) benjamin.plantz@basf.com www2.our-chemistry.basf.us/BASFbiodiesel

BASF Corporation - Monomers NA 1609 Biddle Avenue Wyandotte, MI 48192 Patricia Presswood, Marketing Communications Phone (734-324-6697) patricia.presswood@basf.com www.basf.com

BBI Project Development

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Mark Yancey, Vice President of Project Development Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) myancey@bbiinternational.com www.bbiprojectdevelopment.com

BDI-BioEnergy International AG

Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, Vice President of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

BDI-BioEnergy International AG Lakeway Austin, TX 78734 Klaus Ruhmer, Business Development Manager Phone (623-570-8186) klaus.ruhmer@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

Benefuel, Inc.

6565 North MacArthur Boulevard Suite 260 Irving, TX 75039 Anthony Wells, Senior Vice President of Operations Phone (214-600-1590) twells@benefuel.net www.benefuel.net

Big Island Biodiesel

40 Hobron Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Beth Mathias, Director, Sales and Marketing Phone (808-877-3144) bmathias@biodiesel.com www.bigislandbiodiesel.com

Biobar Fuel Additives 6951 West Little York Road Houston, TX 77040 Blake Rampy, Sales Manager Phone (800-548-9166) sales@biobor.com www.biobar.com

Biodiesel Magazine

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biodieselmagazine.com

Biofuels International

124 Middleton Road Morden, Surrey , SM4 6RW United Kingdom Peter Patterson, Publisher Phone (4420 8648 7082) peter@woodcotemedia.com www.biofuels-news.com

Biomass Magazine

308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biomassmagazine.com

Biomass North Development Centre 1-885 Jet Avenue North Bay, ON P1B 2W9 Canada Dawn Lambe, Executive Director Phone (705-477-7337) info@biomassnorth.org www.biomassnorth.org

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Process Technology Turnkey Systems

Energy, Inc. 727 6th Avenue Southwest Calgary AB, T2P 0V1 Canada Rosmin Madhani, Energy Analyst Phone (403-217-7646) rosminmadhani@shaw.ca Energy@shaw.ca

Liquid Tank Owner Operators LLC 13580 Route 86 Edinboro, PA 16412 Michael Cummings, President Phone (814-490-5187) | Fax (814-806-2994) Ltoo@usa.com

Public Power

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Utilities

Transportation

Southwest Research Institute 6220 Culebra Rd. San Antonio, TX 78238 Heather Bonduris, Research Technologist, Department of Chemical Engineering Phone (210-522-3044) heather.bonduris@swri.org www.swri.org/4org/d01/chemeng/home.htm

Jatrodiesel, Inc. 845 North Main Street Miamisburg, OH 45342 Raj Mosali, CEO Phone (937-847-8050) sales@jatrodiesel.com www.jatrodiesel.com

KuKK K+F, Ltd. Szigetvari u. 1 Budapest 1083 Hungary Andrรกs Kovรกcs, Director Phone (36 302 114101) | Fax (36 121 95161) andras@kukk.hu www.kukk.hu

BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria, 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (433164009100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

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T-Haul Tank Lines 2561 North Patterson Avenue Springfield, MO 65803 Dave Samford, Vice President of National Accounts Phone (417-893-3690) dave.samford@t-haul.com www.thaultanklines.com

Import / Export Services Associated Cargo Specialists, Inc. 1755 St. Regis Boulevard, Suite 230 Dollard Des Ormeaux, AB H9B 2M9 Canada Carm Sciglitano, Business Development Manager Phone (514-684-2272) | Fax (514-684-2250) carm@acscargo.ca www.acscargo.ca

Marine Gulf Stream Tanker Chartering, LLC 828 Heights Boulevard Houston, TX 77007 Knut A. Scharning, President Phone (713-869-4657) kas@gulfstreamtx.com gulfstreamtx.com

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Media Publications

Media Publications Biodiesel Magazine 308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biodieselmagazine.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 27

Biomass Magazine 308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biomassmagazine.com

Ethanol Producer Magazine 308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.ethanolproducer.com

Pellet Mill Magazine 308 2nd Avenue North, Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Phone (866-746-8385) Fax (701-746-5367) service@bbiinternational.com www.biomassmagazine.com/pellet/pellets Biofuels International 124 Middleton Road Morden, Surrey, SM4 6RW United Kingdom Peter Patterson, Publisher Phone (4420 8648 7082) peter@woodcotemedia.com www.biofuels-news.com

Render Magazine 1621 Glen Drive Placerville, CA 95667 Tina Caparella, Editor/Publisher Phone (530-306-6792) editors@rendermagazine.com www.rendermagazine.com The Jacobsen Publishing 1123 West Washington Boulevard Chicago, IL 60607 John Donicht, President Phone (312-726-6600) info@thejacobsen.com www.thejacobsen.com

Prima-Markets 1560 Wall Street Suite 334 Naperville, IL 60563 Patrick Meister, Marketing & Business Development Analyst Phone (630-392-2844) patrick.meister@prima-markets.com www.prima-markets.com

Process Technology Biorefining Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc. 450 Franklin Road Suite 170 Marietta, GA 30067 Blake Hendrix, President & CEO Phone (770-693-0061) Fax (770-693-0071) bh@desmetballestra.com www.desmetballestra.com Enhanced Biofuels 9337B Katy Freeway #378 Houston, TX 77024 Fabian Wolff, General Manager Phone (713-540-8459) fwolff@enhancedbiofuels.com www.enhancedbiofuels.com Lutros, LLC 4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, President Phone (423-702-4414) Fax (423-702-4413) mark@lutros.com www.lutros.com

Lutros, LLC 4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, President Phone (423-702-4414) Fax (423-702-4413) mark@lutros.com www.lutros.com

Ultrasonic Power Corporation 239 E. Stephenson St Freeport, IL 61032 Steve Myers, VP Engineering Phone (815-235-6020) smyers@upcorp.com www.upcorp.com

Kuai Energy Systems 13521 Northwest 4th Steet Unit 401 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Raul Arrondo, Director Phone (954-608-1786) kuaienergy@gmail.com www.kuaienergy.com

LUZ Grano de Oro Av Universidad, Bloque A1 Biologia, Maracaibo, Venezuela Anselmo Ledesma, Professor Phone (58 412 547706) anselmo774@gmail.com www.luz.edu.ve

Modular Systems CMM Ingenieria Av Peron 586 San Miguel, Buenos Aires B1663 Argentina Carlos Munoz, Director Phone (01 147 544 796) tec@savoiapower.com ww.savoiapower.com

Wintek Corporation 230 US Hwy. 206 Suite 401 Flanders, NJ 07836 Paul Winter, President Phone (973-252-8200) paul@wintek-corp.com www.wintek-corp.com

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Marketing Auctions

Marketing Auctions Maas Companies, Inc. 6923 10th Avenue Southwest PO Box 7127 Rochester, MN 55903 Tyler Maas, Director of Sales & Marketing Phone (507-285-1444) | Fax (507-285-0034) maas@maascompanies.com www.maascompanies.com

Biodiesel AMERIgreen Energy 1650 Manheim Pike, Suite 201 Lancaster, PA 17601 Aubrey Kreider, Marketing Manager Phone (717-945-1392) abkreider@amerigreen.com www.amerigreen.com/biodieselmarketers

Backcourt Fuels, LLC 12900 Queensbury Lane, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77079 Dan Phillips, Owner Phone (321-626-0989) dphillips@backcourtfuels.com www.backcourtfuels.com Crecon Group, LLC 500 Throckmorton Street #606 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Guenter Haehling, CEO Phone (817-917-3571) ghaehling@crecongroup.com www.crecongroup.com Dar Pro Solutions 251 O'Connor Ridge Boulevard #300 Irving, TX 75038 Clay Pits Phone (972-717-0300) clay@zogmedia.com www.darpro-solutions.com

Glycerin

ED Commodities, LLC 1214 East Russell Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53207 Eric DeBruin, President Phone (414-533-3102) eric@edcommodities.com www.edcommodities.com

Targray Biofuels 18105 Trans Canada Hwy Kirkland QC, H9J 3Z4 Canada Zack Rocha, Biofuels Sales Consultant Phone (514-695-8095) | Fax (514-695-0593) biofuels@targray.com www.targray.com/biofuels

EcoEngineers 300 East Locust Street Suite 313 Des Moines, IA 50309 Shashi Menon, Managing Partner Phone (515-309-1260) smenon@ecoengineers.us www.ecoengineers.us

Miller Mechanical Specialties, Inc. PO Box 1613 Des Moines, IA 50305 Phil Miller, President Phone (515-243-4287) | Fax (515-243-7313) mms@mmsinconline.com www.mmsinconline.com

Future International Diversified, Inc. 926 Jacques PaschiniI, B.D.F. Montreal QC, J6Z 4W4 Canada Zack Monahoyios, President Phone (450-621-4230) | Fax (450-621-0503) zack@futureinternational.com www.fidchemicals.com

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Feedstock Oilsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tree Investancia Paraguay SA Estancia Santa Rosanna Alto Paraguay, Paraguay Chaco Carmelo Peralta, Paraguary Marcel Van Heesewijk, CEO & Founder Phone (00 33 648581288) marcel.van.heesewijk@investancia.com www.investancia.com

Procurement Alan Jacobson & Associates 305 Oregon Boulevard Reno, NV 89506 Alan Jacobson, Owner Phone (916-799-2526) alanj123@aol.com www.biomassassociates.com Green Energy Advisors Group, LLC 919 Orange Avenue Suite 202 Winter Park, FL 32789 John Tapp, Owner/Manager Phone (407-222-7038) | Fax (407-386-7550) john@geag.com www.tappenergy.com

Reiter Scientific 599 Colonial Drive Grand Junction, CO 81507 Kristof Reiter, Owner, Senior Trader & Consultant Phone (602-214-2697) kristof@reiterscientific.com www.reiterscientific.com

Recycled Fats & Oils Third Coast Commodities 1218 West Glendoza Buchanan, MI 49107 Paul Dickerson, President Phone (269-422-2154) | Fax (847-589-0820) www.thirdcoastcommodities.com Bioplant Technologies, LLC dba ClearEcos PO Box 21126 7209 Valtec Court Boulder, CO 80301 Kurt Lange, Partner/CEO Phone (303-444-8495) messages@clearecos.com www.clearecos.com

MCV Enterprises & Associates, Inc. 14510 Southwest 145 Place Miami, FL 33186 Gerardo (Gerry) Vazquez, Purchasing Manager Phone (305-969-3001) | Fax (305-969-0801) gvazquez@mcventerprises.com www.mcventerprises.com National Feed Commodities 1407 Sparta Road Southeast Faucett, MO 64448 Clark Heckman, Owner Phone (816-238-1920) clark.heckman@nationalfeed.com www.nationalfeed.com PSG Holdings Inc. 2478 Longridge Cres Oakville, ON L6H6S2 Canada Parm Grewal, VP Phone (416-804-8039) | Fax (905-257-5460) sales@psgholdings.com www.psgholdings.com

Reiter Scientific 599 Colonial Drive Grand Junction, CO 81507 US Kristof Reiter, Owner, Senior Trader & Consultant Phone (602-214-2697) kristof@reiterscientific.com www.reiterscientific.com

Wood Fiber Forest Concepts, LLC 3320 West Valley Hwy North, Suite D110 Auburn, WA 98001 Mike Perry, CEO Phone (253-333-9663) mperry@forestconcepts.com www.forestconcepts.com

Finance Accounting Weaver 2821 West 7th, Suite 700 Fort Worth, TX 76107 Wade Watson, Partner In Charge Phone (832-320-3262) wade.watson@weaver.com weaver.com

Equity Procurement Syntek Resource Corporation 2143 18th Avenue Court Greeley, CO 80631 Sandra Robnett, Chairman, President/CEO Phone (970-356-9004) | Fax (970-356-0651) srobnett@qwest.net www.interasset.org

Lender Representatives

Lease Financing

Transcon Finance 1618 Union Valley Rd, 2nd Floor West Milford, NJ 07480 David Carver, President Phone (888-217-1771) | Fax (888-588-5059) David@transconfinance.com www.transconfinance.com

Vireo Energy 30441 Morning View Drive Malibu, CA 90265 Larry Thrall, Managing Director Phone (310-314-5126) larry.thrall@vireoenergy.com www.vireoenergy.com

Toomey Leasing Group Sheridan House 11 Vernon Street Derby Reading DE1 1FR United Kingdom Phone (013 3220 5828) toomeyleaseuk@gmail.com www.toomeylease.com/funding-solutions/ business-contract-hire

Legal Services Attorneys BrownWinick Law Firm 666 Grand Avenue, Suite 2000 Des Moines, IA 50309 Catherine Cownie, Attorney Phone (515-242-2490) | Fax (515-323-8590) cownie@brownwinick.com www.brownwinick.com

Davis Brown Law Firm Davis Brown Tower 215 10th Street, Suite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309 William Hanigan, Attorney Phone (515-288-2500) | Fax (515-243-0654) billhanigan@davisbrownlaw.com www.davisbrownlaw.com

Mergers & Acquisitions Ocean Park Advisors 5200 West Century Boulevard, Suite 420 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Bruce Comer, Managing Director Phone (310-670-2721) bruce@oceanpk.com www.oceanpk.com

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BBI Project Development 308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Mark Yancey, VP of Project Development Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) myancey@bbiinternational.com www.bbiprojectdevelopment.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 24

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, LLP 120 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2700 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Megan E. Harmon, Partner Phone (412-577-5209) | Fax (412-577-5193) mharmon@schnader.com www.schnader.com

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Equipment & Services Process Control

Equipment & Services

Safety

Modicon PLC 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 William Jacobsen, Marketing Phone (800-691-8511) willsjacobsen@gmail.com www.modiconplc.com

Oil Trades Supply Corp. 24019 Braddock Avenue Bellerose, NY 11426 Janice Ventresca, Manager Phone (718-629-6600) janice.oiltrades@gmail.com www.oiltradessupplycorp.com

Conveyor Components Company 130 Seltzer Road PO Box 167 Croswell, MI 48422 Rich Washkevich, Sales Manager Phone (810-679-4211) | Fax (810-679-4510) info@conveyorcomponents.com www.conveyorcomponents.com

Pumps—Metering

Process Control

optek-Danulat, Inc. N118W18748 Bunsen Drive Germantown, WI 53022 Joe Ferrelli, Product Specialist Phone (888-901-4288) info@optek.com www.optek.com

ERI Solutions, Inc. 125 North First Street Colwich, KS 67030 Nathan Vander Griend, President Phone (316-927-4294) nathan.vandergriend@erisolutions.com www.erisolutions.com Opticom Tech 5420 Beckley Road, Suite 228 Battle Creek, MI 49015 Heidi Schmidt, Manager Phone (800-578-1853) | Fax (888-370-5656) info@opticomtech.com www.opticomtech.com

Pumps Gorman-Rupp Company 600 South Airport Road Mansfield, OH 44903 Lisa Letang, Advertising/Media Supervisor Phone (419-755-1011) | Fax (419-755-1251) grsales@gormanrupp.com www.GRpumps.com Blackmer 1809 Century Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Thomas Stone, Director of Marketing Phone (616-241-1611) tom.stone@psgdover.com www.blackmer.com PFC Equipment, Inc. 9366 Deerwood Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 Kristjan Arnar, Sales Manager Phone (763-725-7890) k.arnar@pfcequip.com www.pfcequip.com Tapflo Group Filaregatan 4 Kungälv S-442 34 Sweden Hicham El Ktaibi, Regional Sales Mgr, Canada Phone (514 813 5754) elktaibi@tapflo.com www.tapflo.com Yamada America, Inc. 955 East Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Karen Chambers, Sales & Marketing Assistant Phone (800-990-7867) karen@yamadapump.com www.yamadapump.com

Scales—Bulk Weigh Eastern Instruments 416 Landmark Drive Wilmington, NC 28412 Christopher Lewis, Inside Sales & Marketing Phone (910-392-2490) | Fax (910-392-2123) sales@easterninstruments.com easterninstruments.com

Scales—Software CompuWeigh 50 Middle Quarter Road Woodbury, CT 06798 Tim Ciucci, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Phone (203-262-9400) | Fax (203-262-9488) tim@compuweigh.com www.compuweigh.com

Screens General Kinematics 5050 Rickert Road Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Amy Donahue-Kelley, Global Marketing Manager Phone (815-444-3594) | Fax (815-455-2285) akelley@generalkinematics.com www.generalkinematics.com Wire Cloth Manufacturers Inc. 110 Iron Mountain Rd. Mine Hill, NJ 07803 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (973-328-1000) | Fax (973-328-0919) victoria@wireclothman.com www.wireclothman.com

Separation Equipment Wintek Corporation 230 US Hwy. 206 Suite 401 Flanders, NJ 07836 Paul Winter, President Phone (973-252-8200) paul@wintek-corp.com www.wintek-corp.com

Steam Generators Industrial Motor Power Corporation 350 N. Glenoaks Blvd. #200 Burbank, CA 91502 Nicholas Nadjarian, CEO Phone (323-268-3380) | Fax (323-268-4521) sales@impcorporation.com www.impcorporation.com

Tanks Global Resources for Industrial Projects 1686 57A Street Delta, BC V4L 1X8 Canada Doug Ballard, President Phone (604-889-1855) | Fax (866-695-9655) griprojects@gmail.com www.conveycanada.ca JVNW, Inc. 390 S Redwood St Canby, OR 97013-2459 Kyle Sawyer, COO Phone (503-263-2858) tanks@jvnw.com www.jvnw.com

Tanks—Pressure Vessels Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation 200 West Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Jessica Jacobson, Marketing Manager Phone (920-356-9900) jessica.jacobson@apachestainless.com www.apachestainless.com

Truck Receiving/Dumpers Airoflex Equipment 6001 49th Street South Muscatine, IA 52761 Andy Christy, Sales Phone (563-264-8066) | Fax (651-631-2639) sales@airoflexequipment.com www.airoflexequipment.com

Used Equipment Guma Tech Marine Services 221, Madhav Darshan Waghawadi Road Bhavnagar, Gujarat 364002 India G.V. Seetharam, Chief Executive Phone (91 982 520 5275) | Fax (91 022 84 46302) general@gumatech.com www.gumatech.com Material Handling Exchange 1800 Churchman Ave Indianapolis, IN 46203 Mike Kruggel, Sales Phone (877-265-4346) info@m-h-e.com www.m-h-e.com/pallet-rack-systems

Valves Andritz 336 West Penn Street Muncy, PA 17756 Dan Slamka, Sales Engineer Phone (570-546-1467) Daniel.Slamka@Andritz.com www.andritz.com Asahi/America, Inc. 655 Andover Street Lawrence, MA 01843 Jeffrey Baker, Marketing Manager Phone (781-388-4531) jbaker@asahi-america.com www.asahi-america.com

Trinity Containers, LLC 2525 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 520 Dallas, TX 75207 Don Wallace, Sales Manager-ASME Bulk Storage Tanks & Pressure Vessels Phone (888-558-8529) | Fax (214-589-8553) don.wallace@trin.net www.trinitycontainers.com

Tanks—Reactor Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation 200 West Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Jessica Jacobson, Marketing Manager Phone (920-356-9900) jessica.jacobson@apachestainless.com www.apachestainless.com

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Equipment & Services Jet Cookers

Equipment & Services Jet Cookers Hydro-Thermal Corp. 400 Pilot Court Waukesha, WI 53188 Phone (262-548-8900) | Fax (262-548-8908) info@hydro-thermal.com www.hydro-thermal.com

Laboratory—Equipment French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com HEMCO Corporation 711 South Powell Road Independence, MO 64056 Jerry Schwarz, Marketing/Advertising Phone (800-779-4362) | Fax (816-796-3333) jerrys@hemcocorp.com www.HEMCOcorp.com Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 7102 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Kevin McLaughlin, Sr. MarComm Coordinator Phone (410-381-1227) webmaster@shimadzu.com www.ssi.shimadzu.com

Laboratory—Supplies Custom Labels - Cut Sheet Labels 21 Commerce Park North Bedford, NH 03110 Victoria Hertz, Marketing Assistant Phone (877-770-9680) victoria@cutsheetlabels.com www.cutsheetlabels.com Dip-Slides.com 59 Bonnygate Cupar KY15 4BY United Kingdom Christina Kennedy, Marketing Manager Phone (011 4281 1781) information@dip-slides.com www.dip-slides.com

Laboratory—Testing Services R W Heiden Associates, LLC 1026 New Holland Avenue Burle Business Park Lancaster, PA 17601 Dr. Richard Heiden, Chief Science & Tech. Officer Phone (717-299-6860) | Fax (717-299-6868) biodiesel@supersleuthchemists.com www.supersleuthchemists.com

Loading Equipment—Liquid

Gorge Analytical, LLC 1685 Tucker Road Hood River, OR 97031 Jeff Fetkenhour, Owner Phone (541-386-0249) | Fax (866-293-1337) jeff@gorgeanalytical.com www.gorgeanalytical.com

Wyoming Analytical Labs 1660 Harrison Street Laramie, WY 82070 Jane Thomas, President Phone (307-742-7995) | Fax (307-721-8956) jthomas@wal-lab.com wal-lab.com

French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Iowa Central Fuel Testing Laboratory Four Triton Circle Fort Dodge, IA 50501 Rhonda Jones, Coordinator Phone (877-737-4853) fuels@iowafuellab.com www.iowafuellab.com Isotek Laboratories 5225 Northwest 5th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73127 Bruce Kerr, Managing Member Phone (405-948-8889) | Fax (404-948-6015) isotekokc@sbcglobal.net www.isoteklabs.com LabCal Repair & Services, Inc. 10201 Bay Area Boulevard Pasadena, TX 77507 James Scholes, Vice President/General Manager Phone (281-474-1334) jscholes@lcs-llc.com www.labcalrepairandservices.com Paragon Laboratories, Inc. 12649 Richfield Court Livonia, MI 48150 Sharon Johnson, Customer Relationship Advocate Phone (734-469-5614) sjohnson@paragonlaboratories.com www.paragonlaboratories.com Research Laboratories, Inc. 6209 Discount Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Matt Alt, Lab Manager Phone (260-489-2551) | Fax (260-489-9834) malt@researchlaboratoriesinc.com www.researchlaboratoriesinc.com Sterling Analytical Laboratory 15 Agawam Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089 Stephen Ryan, Project Manager Phone (413-214-6595) | Fax (413-214-6482) stephen@sterlinganalytical.com www.sterlinganalytical.com

S&S Technical 1900 Grassland Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30004 Pete Singleton, VP of Strategic Markets Phone (770-864-7909) pete@skidsolutions.com www.skidsolutions.com

Meters FMC Technologies 1602 Wagner Avenue Erie, PA 16510 Don Jackson, Business Development Manager Phone (814-898-5000) measurement.solutions@fmcti.com www.fmctechnologies.com Willrich Precision Instrument Company 80 Broadway Cresskill, NJ 07626 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (866-945-5742) | Fax (201-567-1411) victoria@willrich.com www.willrich.com

Mills—Hammer Andritz 336 West Penn Street Muncy, PA 17756 Kevin Doppenberg, Feed Sales Manager Phone (507-481-6633) kevin.doppenberg@andritz.com www.andritz.com Bliss Industries, LLC 1415 West Summit Avenue PO Box 910 (74602) Ponca City, OK 74601 Wyatt Courtney, Applications Manager Phone (580-765-7787) | Fax (580-762-0111) sales@bliss-industries.com www.bliss-industries.com

Mills—Pellet Andritz 336 West Penn Street Muncy, PA 17756 Kevin Doppenberg, Feed Sales Manager Phone (507-481-6633) kevin.doppenberg@andritz.com www.andritz.com

Bliss Industries, LLC 1415 West Summit Avenue PO Box 910 (74602) Ponca City, OK 74601 Wyatt Courtney, Applications Manager Phone (580-765-7787) | Fax (580-762-0111) sales@bliss-industries.com www.bliss-industries.com

Mills—Roller French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Mixers IKA Works, Inc. 2635 Northchase Parkway Southeast Wilmington, NC 28401 Michael Janssen, Director of Process Division Phone (910-452-7059) processorders@ika.net www.ikausa.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34 SUMA America 855 North Wood Dale Road, Suite A Wood Dale, IL 60191 Eugene Smith, Sales & Application Engineer Phone (312-945-9049) gene@gosuma.com www.gosuma.com

Motors Worldwide Electric Corporation 3540 Winton Place Rochester, NY 14623 Patrick Toms, Vice President Phone (800-808-2131) ws.wwesocial@gmail.com www.worldwideelectric.net

Parts & Services ICM, Inc. 310 North First Street Colwich, KS 67030 Joe Amos, Customer Service Manager Phone (316-977-6185) customerservice@icminc.com www.icminc.com

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Equipment & Services Control Systems–Distributed

Equipment & Services

Swenson Technology, Inc. 26000 South Whiting Way Monee, IL 60449 Erick Neuman, International Business Manager Phone (708-587-2300) sales@swensontechnology.com www.swensontechnology.com

Jatrodiesel, Inc. 845 North Main Street Miamisburg, OH 45342 Raj Mosali, CEO Phone (937-847-8050) sales@jatrodiesel.com www.jatrodiesel.com

Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation 200 West Industrial Drive Beaver Dam, WI 53916 Jessica Jacobson, Marketing Manager Phone (920-356-9900) jessica.jacobson@apachestainless.com www.apachestainless.com

BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

Evaporators

Distillation Equipment

Air Techniques, Inc. 2999 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30062 Thomas Wassel Phone (704-681-3025) | Fax (770-518-0681) twassel@airtechniquesinc.com www.airtechniquesinc.com

Tower Performance, Inc. 4031 Broadway Houston, TX 77087 Jalene Fritz, Parts Manager Phone (800-314-1695) | Fax (970-472-1304) jfritz@tpitx.com www.coolingtowercomponents.com

Emission Monitoring Systems

Cooling Tower

Control Techniques Unidrive 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 Will Jacobsen, Marketing Manager Phone (800-691-8511) jacobsenw15@students.ecu.edu www.controltechniquesunidrive.com

Wolf Material Handling Systems 12680 Industrial Boulevard Elk River, MN 55330 Lynn Smith, Business Development Phone (763-576-9040) | Fax (763-576-9070) sales@wolfmhs.com www.wolfmhs.com

Electrical Supplies

Conveyors—Belts

Radiant Energy Systems, Inc. 175 N Ethel Ave Hawthorne, NJ 07506 Bob Narang, President Phone (973-423-5220) info@radiantenergy.com www.radiantenergy.com

CNC Center 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 Will Jacobsen, Marketing Phone (800-691-8511) wjacobsen@mroelectric.com www.cnccenter.com

Dryers—Rotary Drum

Control Systems—Distributed

Wintek Corporation 230 US Hwy. 206 Suite 401 Flanders, NJ 07836 Paul Winter, President Phone (973-252-8200) paul@wintek-corp.com www.wintek-corp.com

Dryers—Flash

Expellers French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Wintek Corporation 230 US Hwy. 206 Suite 401 Flanders, NJ 07836 Paul Winter, President Phone (973-252-8200) paul@wintek-corp.com www.wintek-corp.com

Field Instruments Dexsil Corporation One Hamden Park Drive Hamden, CT 06517 Cathy Kopylec, Sales Manager Phone (203-288-3509) | Fax (203-248-6523) info@dexsil.com www.dexsil.com

Filtration Equipment Ameridia, Division of Eurodia Industries 20F Worlds Fair Drive Somerset, NJ 08873 Daniel Bar, Vice President, General Manager Phone (732-805-4003) | Fax (732-805-4008) main@ameridia.com www.ameridia.com

Fire Suppression R. Nickeson Enterprises - Novacool Foam 41 Summit Road Wellesley, MA 02482 Rick Nickeson, Owner Phone (781-775-2092) | Fax (781-775-2092) Rick@Rnick.com www.Novacoolfoam.com

Flaking Equipment French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Gasification Green Star Gasifiers, LLC 127 Dishman Lane, Suite B-1 Bowling Green, KY 42101 Rachael Robinson, COO Phone (270-599-4910) info@greenstargasifiers.com www.GreenStarGasifiers.com

Greenhouses Greenhouse Kits Direct Online Store Meridian, ID 83642 Phone (800-430-1690) support@greenhousekitsdirect.com www.greenhousekitsdirect.com

Heat Exchangers DDI Heat Exchangers, Inc. 305 Baffin Street Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC H9A 3G4 Canada Erwin Schwartz, President Phone (514-696-7961) erwin@ddi-heatexchangers.com www.ddi-heatexchangers.com Industrial Sales Solutions, LLC 3684 120th Court West Faribault, MN 55021 Jim Vogel, President/Sales Manager Phone (612-805-7646) jim.vogel@ind-sales.com www.ind-sales.com

Heaters—General Ambience Eco Fires PO Box 773 Kenmore, QLD 4069 Austria Kirsten Buckett, Owner Phone (130 0 242 797) emdr.ambience@excitemedia.com.au www.ambienceecofires.com.au

Heaters—Tank Valin 1941 Ringwood Ave San Jose, CA 95131 Phone (844-705-0495) learnmore@valin.com www.valin.com

Heaters—Thermal Fluid HRC (Heat Recovery Corp.) PO Box 800277 Houston, TX 77280 Peter Stulginski, Business Development Manager Phone (936-646-2210) | Fax (713-827-9396) pstulginski@heatrecoverycorp.com www.heatrecoverycorp.com

Incinerators Absorbents Online Online Store Chino Hills, CA 91709 Phone (800-869-9633) | Fax (800-869-9633) sales@absorbentsonline.com www.absorbentsonline.com

Insulator Global Refractory Installers and Suppliers PO Box 120205 Green Bay, WI 54307 John Dickinson, Director of Operations Phone (715-787-4495) john.dickinson@globalrefractory.com www.globalrefractory.com 2017 Biodiesel Industry Directory | 19


Equipment & Services Blending Systems

Equipment & Services Blending Systems Economy Controls Corporation 9801 Gravois Road St. Louis, MO 63123-4205 Andrew Freeman, Project Manager Phone (314-544-3700) | Fax (317-544-5373) sales@economycontrols.com economycontrols.com

Blowers & Fans AirPro Fan & Blower Company PO Box 543 425 West Davenport Street Rhinelander, WI 54501 US Keith White, President/Chief Application Engineer Phone (715-365-3267) sales@airprofan.com airprofan.com FPZ, Inc. 150 North Progress Drive Saukville, WI 53080 Jim Risselman, Sales Phone (262-268-0180) | Fax (262-268-0415) usa@fpz.com www.fpz.com Go Fan Yourself 1032 National Parkway Schaumburg, IL 60173 Bill Carlson, Manager Phone (847-648-4920) info@gofanyourself.com www.gofanyourself.com/products/z-chill-fandiffuser-system

Boiler Service & Repair Boilers Reading - Installation, Replacement, Repair Boiler Quoter Davidson House Fourbury Square Reading Berkshire, RG1 3EU United Kingdom Duncan Cumming, Boilers Reading - Installation, Replacement, Repair Phone (020 3286 1153) info@boilerquoter.co.uk www.boilerquoter.co.uk/find-local-boilerengineers/reading/ BoilersPrices.co.uk | System Boilers 19 Wharfdale Road London London N1 9SB United Kingdom Tom Smith, Boilers Prices Phone (020 3287 5100) info@boilersprices.co.uk www.boilersprices.co.uk/system-boilers-prices Indeck Power 1111 Willis Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 Lisa Lindell, Sales Phone (847 541 8300) | Fax (847-541-9984) llindell@indeck-power.com www.indeck.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 18

Centrifuge Repair & Reconditioning Centrifuge Unlimited, Inc. 3504 64th Avenue Calgary AB, T2C 1P4 Canada Gary Williamson, Sales Representative Phone (403-236-2883) garyw@centrifuges.net www.centrifuges.net

Centrifuges Aaron Equipment Company 735 East Green Street Bensenville, IL 60106 Whitney Craig, Manager of Centrifuge Sales Phone (630-350-2200) wcraig@aaronequipment.com www.aaronequipment.com/usedequipment/ centrifuges Flottweg Separation Technology, Inc. 10700 Toebben Drive Independence, KY 41051 Robert Rhea, Sales Manager Phone (859-448-2300) | Fax (859-448-2333) rrhea@flottweg.net www.flottweg.com GEA North America 100 Fairway Court Northvale, NJ 07647 Greg Waranica, Market Manager Phone (201-245-5652) greg.waranica@gea.com www.gea.com

Kyte Centrifuge, LLC 10 East Owl Creek Lane Fairview, NC 28730 Dave Kyte, President Phone (832-368-2667) dave@kytecentrifuge.com www.kytecentrifuge.com Separator Spares & Equipment, LLC 144 Intracoastal Drive Houma, LA 70360 Ryan Picou, Sales Phone (985-346-0122) | Fax (985-346-0244) info@separatorequipment.com www.separatorequipment.com

Control Systems Control Techniques Unidrive 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 Will Jacobsen, Marketing Manager Phone (800-691-8511) jacobsenw15@students.ecu.edu www.controltechniquesunidrive.com Modicon PLC 1652 Old Apex Road Cary, NC 27513 William Jacobsen, Marketing Phone (800-691-8511) willsjacobsen@gmail.com www.modiconplc.com

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Engineering Chemical

Engineering Chemical Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Olof Palme 35 Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen 60439 Germany Natalia Anjaparidze, External Communications Manager Phone (49 0 69 58 08 18 20) oleo@airliquide.com www.engineering-airliquide.com/oleochemicals

Control Systems BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com Innovative Fueling Solutions 6507 Storage Drive Amarillo, TX 79110 Ted Billingsley, President Phone (806-236-8329) | Fax (888-367-1281) ted@innovativefueling.com www.innovativefueling.com Trident Automation, Inc. 1001 West Kennedy Avenue Kimberly, WI 54136 Lynn Koivisto, Director of Business Services Phone (920-759-7477) | Fax (920-749-4878) lkoivisto@tridentautomation.com www.tridentautomation.com

Jatrodiesel, Inc. 845 North Main Street Miamisburg, OH 45342 Raj Mosali, CEO Phone (937-847-8050) sales@jatrodiesel.com www.jatrodiesel.com PlanET Biogas USA, Inc. 5937 State Route 11 Homer, NY 13077 Andrea Steed, Executive Administrator Phone (877-266-0994) | Fax (905-935-7498) contact-usa@planet-biogas.com www.planet-biogas-usa.com SRS Interntional, Inc. 41610 Date Street, Unit 107 Murrieta, CA 92562 Janie Raubenheimer, Operations Manager Phone (951-526-2239) janier@srsintl.com www.srsintl.com

Environmental Sustainability Engineering & PE Verification PO Box 510986 Milwaukee, WI 53203 Terry Lambert, MSE PE, Professional Engineer Third Party Verifier Phone (813-282-7264) | Fax (815-377-2406) tlambertpe@yahoo.com www.linkedin.com/in/terrencelambertpe

Piping Design/Build BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 3164 009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

Ridge & Associates, Inc. PO Box 1091 Findlay, OH 45839 Larry Hoover, President Phone (419-423-3641) | Fax (419-423-0136) lhoover@ridgeassociates.com www.ridgeassociates.com

Process Design D3MAX LLC 308 2nd Avenue North Suite 304 Grand Forks, ND 58203 Mark Yancey, Vice President of Project Development Phone (866-746-8385) | Fax (701-746-5367) myancey@d3maxllc.com www.d3maxllc.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15 Desmet Ballestra North America, Inc. 450 Franklin Road Suite 170 Marietta, GA 30067 Blake Hendrix, President & CEO Phone (770-693-0061) | Fax (770-693-0071) bh@desmetballestra.com www.desmetballestra.com AT Agrar-Technik Int. GmbH Nuertinger Strasse 62 Schlaitdorf 72667 Germany Moritz Gaede, Managing Partner Phone (49 7127 939422) | Fax (49 7127 939495) moritzgaede@at-agrartechnik.de www.at-agrartechnik.de BDI-BioEnergy International AG 1702Lakeway Boulevard Austin, TX 78734 Klaus Ruhmer, Business Development Manager Phone (623-570-8186) klaus.ruhmer@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com

Frazier, Barnes & Associates 7777 Walnut Grove Road Suite A5, Box 24 Memphis, TN 38120 Pete Moss, President Phone (901-725-7258) fbapete@frazierbarnes.com www.FrazierBarnes.com GEA Engineering PC 100 Airport Executive Drive Suite 105 Nanuet, NY 10954 Steven Gamelsky, President Phone (845-371-5522) | Fax (845-371-5526) sgamelsky@geaengineering.com www.geaengineering.com Lutros, LLC 4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, President Phone (423-702-4414) | Fax (423-702-4413) mark@lutros.com www.lutros.com

Structural Gregersen Structural Engineering, Inc. 1143 Two Moons Circle St. George, UT 84738 Max A. Gregersen, PE SE, Principal Structural/ Earthquake Engineer Phone (385-232-1747) max@gsestructural.com gsestructural.com

Benefuel, Inc. 6565 North MacArthur Boulevard Suite 260 Irving, TX 75039 Anthony Wells, Senior VP of Operations Phone (214-600-1590) twells@benefuel.net www.benefuel.net

Equipment & Services

Dexsil Corporation One Hamden Park Drive Hamden, CT 06517 Cathy Kopylec, Sales Manager Phone (203-288-3509) | Fax (203-248-6523) info@dexsil.com www.dexsil.com

NESTEC, Inc. 21 Unionville Road Douglassville, PA 19518 Rodney Pennington, VP of Special Products Phone (610-323-7670) rpennington@nestecinc.com www.nestecinc.com

Bruker Optics 9 Fortune Drive Billerica, MA 01821 Nancy Wright-Ross, Marketing Manager Phone (978-439-9899) | Fax (978-663-9177) info.bopt.us@bruker.com www.bruker.com/optics

Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. 8855 North 55th Street Milwaukee, WI 53223 Kevin Summ, Director of Marketing Phone (414-365-6400) | Fax (414-365-6410) kevin.summ@anguil.com www.anguil.com

Analytical Instruments

Air Pollution/Odor Control

Elementar Americas 520 Fellowship Rd, Suite D-408 Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 Steve Sharp, Marketing Communications Mgr Phone (856-787-0022) | Fax (856-787-0055) steve.sharp@elementaramericas.com www.elementaramericas.com

MOCON, Inc.-Baseline PO Box 649 19661 Highway 36 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone (303-823-6661) | Fax (303-823-5151) sales@baselineindustries.com www.baseline-mocon.com Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 7102 Riverwood Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Kevin McLaughlin, Sr. MarComm Coordinator Phone (410-381-1227) webmaster@shimadzu.com www.ssi.shimadzu.com 2017 Biodiesel Industry Directory | 17


Consulting Feasibility Studies

Consulting Feasibility Studies

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el Recruiting Hedlin Ag Enterprises PO Box 1235 Ankeny, IA 50021 Kevin Drury, Owner/President Phone (515-964-7997) kdrury@hedlinag.com www.hedlinag.com Kincannon & Reed 1019 Quince Road Harlan, IA 51537 Gary Weihs, Managing Partner Phone (712-304-7334) gweihs@krsearch.net www.krsearch.com The Calendar Group 100 Compo Road South Westport, CT 06880 Steven Laitmon, Owner Phone (203-267-0888) | Fax (203-454-5406) info.thecalendargroup@gmail.com www.thecalendargroup.com/corporate-staffing

Plant Optimization BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com Jatrodiesel, Inc. 845 North Main Street Miamisburg, OH 45342 Raj Mosali, CEO Phone (937-847-8050) sales@jatrodiesel.com www.jatrodiesel.com

Project Development

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Education NCK Tech Diesel Technology /NCK Technical College 3033 US Hwy 24 PO Box 504 Beloit, KS 67420 Kris Jones, Diesel Technology Instructor Phone (785-738-9088) | Fax (785-738-2903) kjones@ncktc.edu www.ncktc.edu/programs/diesel-technology Buap 4 Sur 10 4 Sue 104 Puebla, PUE, 72456 Mexico Luis Loaiza, Consultant Phone (52 2221432528) luisvloaiza@yahoo.com.mx www.buap.mx

BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria, 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com Eco-NRG, LLC 1117 Route 212 Woodstock, NY 12498 Ron Leonard, Owner Phone (845-431-0655) econrgllc@aol.com www.econrg.com

Regulatory Marc Goodman 9234 Atlantic Avenue PO Box 774 North Beach, MD 20714 Marc Goodman, Consultant Phone (301-855-7655) marcbgoodman@msn.com www.linkedin.com/in/marc-goodman2674554?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Risk Management Power Energy Risk PO Box 6313 929 West Flat Creek Way Sevierville, TN 37876 Con Elfes, Senior Vice President Phone (612-282-3893) celfes@powerenergyrisk.com www.powerenergyrisk.com

Site Selection

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Web Development FuturePath Trading, LLC 318 W. Adams 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60606 Paul Kavanaugh, Director of Business Development Phone (312-987-2080) paul@fptrading.net www.futurepathtrading.com SmartSites 720 E. Palisade Ave, Suite 105 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 Phone (201-870-6000) contact@smartsites.com www.smartsites.com/web-design

Employment Penn State World Campus The 329 Building, Suite 408 Innovation Park University Park, PA 16802 Laura Fiochetta, Marketing Strategist Phone (814-865-7600) lrf14@psu.edu worldcampus.psu.edu/bioenergy Southeastern Illinois College 3575 College Road Harrisburg, IL 62946-4925 Benjamin Ross, Biofuels Program Coordinator benjamin.ross@sic.edu www.sic.edu/biofuels

Recruiting Global Talent Solutions PO Box 235 Frazee, MN 56544 Brian Bigger, President/Recruiter Phone (866-404-4834) brian@globaltalentsolutions.com www.globaltalentsolutions.com

London Construction Jobs Suite 765 Kemp House 152 City Road London EC1V 2NX United Kingdom Shane Hagan Phone (075 8442 2267) shanelondonconstruction@gmail.com www.london-constructionjobs.co.uk

H.T. PROF Clean Tech 1470 Benbow Street Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Todd Porter, Owner / Recruiter Phone (844-448-7763) tsporter@htprof.com www.htprof.com/clean-tech.htm

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Construction Electrical

Construction Electrical JS Power Limited Unit 6, Dairycoates Industrial Estate Wiltshire Road Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU4 6PA United Kingdom Jonathan Searby Phone (01 48 22 22565) | Fax (01 48 22 22646) jsearby@jspower.co.uk www.jspower.co.uk

Fabrication Thermal Spray Coatings - A&A Coatings 2700 South Clinton Avenue South Plainfield, NJ 07080 Victoria Lim, Marketing Assistant Phone (888-725-0150) | Fax (908-561-4201) victoria@thermalspray.com www.thermalspray.com

Grain Storage Hoffmann, Inc. 6001 49th Street South Muscatine, IA 52761 Paul Reed, Concrete Silo & Chimney Sales Mgr Phone (563-263-4733) | Fax (563-263-0919) sales@hoffmanninc.com www.hoffmanninc.com

The Weitz Company 2801 6th Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Jesse Hammes, Market Sector Leader, Process & Renewables Phone (515-953-8426) jesse.hammes@weitz.com www.weitz.com

Insulation Fiber Chem Inc. 14858 West Ridge Lane Suite 7 Dubuque, IA 52001 Dan Smith, Business Development Manager Phone (563-583-1423) dan@fiber-chem.com www.fiber-chem.com

Management The Weitz Company 2801 6th Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Jesse Hammes, Market Sector Leader, Process & Renewables Phone (515-953-8426) jesse.hammes@weitz.com www.weitz.com

Mechanical EMC Services 5543 Armour Drive Houston, TX 77020 Cam Moran, Project Manager Phone (713-671-9130) cmoran@emc-hou.com www.emc-hou.com

The Weitz Company 2801 6th Street Southwest Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Jesse Hammes, Market Sector Leader, Process & Renewables Phone (515-953-8426) jesse.hammes@weitz.com www.weitz.com

Plant Construction

BDI-BioEnergy International AG Parkring 18 Raaba-Grambach, Styria, 8074 Austria Hermann Stockinger, VP of Global Sales Phone (43 316 4009 100) sales@bdi-bioenergy.com www.bdi-bioenergy.com NE Energy Services Corporation 190G Boston Road Chelmsford, MA 01824 Philip Ziminsky, CEO Phone (978-244-9083) info@neesco.com www.neesco.com

Consulting Business Plans

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Gale Energy, LLC 1700 Market Street Suite 1005 Philadelphia, PA 19103 Claudia Gale, CEO & President Phone (215-329-4154) gale.galeenergyllc@gmail.com www.galeenergy.com Lawrence D. Sullivan & Company, Inc. 2314 Hummingbird Lane Summerville, SC 29483 Lawrence Sullivan, Consultant Phone (651-269-7737) ldsul@ldsulco.com www.ldsulco.com

Energy Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. 9851 Brockington Road Suite 4 Sherwood, AR 72120 Wayne Lee, CEO Phone (501-833-5511) wlee52@lee-enterprises.com www.lee-enterprises.com

EnergyWatch 1261 Broadway, Suite 510 New York, NY 10001 Victoria Tan, Marketing Assistant Phone (212-616-5100) | Fax (212-616-5101) victoria@energywatch-inc.com www.energywatch-inc.com

Environmental

SCS Global Services 2000 Powell St Ste 600 Emeryville, CA 94608 Janelle Kim, Marketing Coordinator Phone (510-452-6827) jkim@scsglobalservices.com www.scsglobalservices.com Nayes Associates, LLC 400 South 4th Street, Suite 401 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Terrence Nayes, Owner/Engineer Phone (952-239-5377) nayest2@asme.org www.nayesassociates.com

Oxidizers, Inc. 1731 Pomona Road Corona, CA 92880 Michelle Castellucio, Account Representative Phone (951-707-8328) michelle@oxidizers.net www.oxidizers.net RTP Environmental Associates, Inc. 400 Post Avenue Suite 405 Westbury, NY 11590 Jessica Karras-Bailey, Principal Phone (516-333-4526) | Fax (516-333-4571) bailey@rtpenv.com www.rtpenv.com Trinity Consultants, Inc. 12700 Park Central Drive Suite 2100 Dallas, TX 75251 Paul Greywall, Director of Business Development Phone (972-661-8100) | Fax (972-385-9203) pgreywall@trinityconsultants.com www.trinityconsultants.com

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Alcohol Energy Suppliers, Inc. 73309 M40 Lawton, MI 49065 Mark Meulendyk Phone (269-375-4600) mark@energysuppliers.com energysuppliers.com

Biochemical Concept Development Gen3bio, Inc. KPTC 1281 Win Hentschel Boulevard West Lafayette, IN 47906 Kelvin Okamoto, CEO Phone (847-271-9285) kokamoto@gen3bio.com www.gen3bio.com Xylome Corporation University Research Park 510 Charmany Drive, Labs 61-62 Madison, WI 53719 Tom Kelleher, PhD, Industrial Microbiologist Phone (805-603-9736) tkelleher@xylome.com www.xylome.com

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Chemra GmbH Wissenschaftspark Trier Max-Planck-Str. 12 Trier, Rhineland-Palatina 54296 Germany Rudolf Weinand Phone (00 49 651 46287950) info@chemra.com www.chemra.com

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Biodiesel Production Future Producers

Biodiesel Production Chemicals Future Producers Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. 102-4016 Charles Street Red Deer County, AB T4S 2A8 Canada Don Allan, President & CEO Phone (403-348-2972) | Fax (403-343-3572) donallan@cielows.com www.cielows.com FYT Fuels, LLC 1722 West 400 North Rensselaer, IN 47978 Larry Sakin, Managing Partner Phone (520-576-3453) larrys@fytfuels.com www.fytfuels.com Inmetro Xerem 50 Decaxias, Rio de Janerio 2525020 Brazil Amarjit Singh Sarpal, Researcher Phone (91 9899443336) sarpal.as2@gmail.com inmetro.gov.br Pro Green Biofuels P/L PO Box 77 121 Miller Street Epping, VIC 3076 Austria Danny Williams, CEO Phone (61 3946 3 3000) | Fax (61 39465 9150) danny@greenpowersolutions.com.au www.progreenbiofuels.com.au Sunho Biodiesel Corporation 10F-6 380 Linsen North Road Taipei 104 Taiwan Ann Chan, Technical Assistant Phone (886 2 2 5632720) info@sunhobiodiesel.com www.sunhobiodiesel.com

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inaChem GmbH Engstenberger Höhe 10 Odenthal, NRW 51519 Germany Axel Ingendoh Phone (0049 170 9371313) inachem@aol.com www.inachem.de Amalgamated Inc. PO Box 8977 Fort Wayne, IN 46898 Gary Pipenger, President/Owner Phone (260-489-2549) | Fax (260-489-9834) gpipenger2@frontier.com www.amalgamatedinc.com Biobar Fuel Additives 6951 West Little York Road Houston, TX 77040 Blake Rampy, Sales Manager Phone (800-548-9166) sales@biobor.com www.biobar.com MidContinental Chemical Co., Inc. 1802 East 123rd Terrace Olathe, KS 66061-5876 Everett Osgood, Market Manager-Fuel Additives Phone (913-390-5556) | Fax (913-254-1434) everetto@mcchemical.com www.mcchemical.com

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Additives—Antioxidants Kemin Industries 2100 Maury Street Des Moines, IA 50309 Mackenzie Russo, Marketing Specialist Phone (515-559-5284) kftmarketing@kemin.com www.kemin.com Lanxess 111 RIDC Park West Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1112 Susan Sokol, Business Development Manager Phone (412-809-1508) susan.sokol@lanxess.com www.lanxess.com MidContinental Chemical Co., Inc. 1802 East 123rd Terrace Olathe, KS 66061-5876 Everett Osgood, Market Manager-Fuel Additives Phone (913-390-5556) | Fax (913-254-1434) everetto@mcchemical.com www.mcchemical.com

Additives—Cold Flow Improvement Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc. 723 Electronic Drive Horsham, PA 19044 Alex Tsay, Global Marketing Manager, Oil & Gas Phone (215-706-5808) | Fax (215-706-5801) alex.tsay@evonik.com www.evonik.com/oil-additives

MidContinental Chemical Co., Inc. 1802 East 123rd Terrace Olathe, KS 66061-5876 Everett Osgood, Market Manager-Fuel Additives Phone (913-390-5556) | Fax (913-254-1434) everetto@mcchemical.com www.mcchemical.com

Additives—Dyes MidContinental Chemical Co., Inc. 1802 East 123rd Terrace Olathe, KS 66061-5876 Everett Osgood, Market Manager-Fuel Additives Phone (913-390-5556) | Fax (913-254-1434) everetto@mcchemical.com www.mcchemical.com Petroleum Logistics The Colchester Center Hawkins Road Colchester, Essex CO2 8JX United Kingdom David Johnston, Manager Phone (44 7950 487 487) sales@petroleumlogistics.com www.petroleumlogistics.com United Color Manufacturing, Inc. PO Box 480 Newtown, PA 18940 Phone (215-860-2165) | Fax (215-860-8560) sales@unitedcolor.com www.unitedcolor.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2

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Biodiesel Production Existing Producers Pacific Biodiesel 40 Hobron Avenue Kahului, HI 96732 Jenna Long, Director of Operations Phone (808-877-3144) info@biodiesel.com www.biodiesel.com American Biodiesel Energy, Inc. 4680 Iroquois Avenue Erie, PA 16511 Chase Akerly, CEO Phone (814-899-0621) chaseakerly@americanbiodieselenergy.com www.americanbiodieselenergy.com Atlantic Biodiesel Corporation 303-2020 Winston Park Drive Oakville, ON L6H 6X7 Canada Kourtney Snow, Administration Phone (647-483-4061) ksnow@atlanticbiodiesel.com www.atlanticbiodiesel.com Big Island Biodiesel 40 Hobron Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Beth Mathias, Director, Sales and Marketing Phone (808-877-3144) bmathias@biodiesel.com www.bigislandbiodiesel.com Canada Biodiesel, Inc. 84 McKerrel Way Southeast Calgary, AB T2Z 1P9 Canada Numan Hussein, Director Phone (503-473-3688) numan@europe.com www.canadabiodiesel.ca Chant Oil Co., Ltd. No. 12 Tienfu Vil. Sanxia Dist. New Taipei City, 237 Taiwan Mingjui Wang, General Manager Phone (886 932048943) service@chantoil.com.tw www.chantoil.com.tw Cincinnati Renewable Fuels, LLC 4700 Este Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45232 Randall Besecker, Senior Trader Phone (513-482-6791) rlbesecker@marathonpetroleum.com www.marathonpetroleum.com Community Fuels Port of Stockton Stockton, CA 95203 Lisa Mortenson, CEO Phone (760-942-9306) | Fax (760-943-6696) lisa@communityfuels.com www.communityfuels.com

Rothsay Biodiesel 150 Research Lane Suite 307 Guelph, ON N1G 4T2 Canada Greg Drennan, Biodiesel Sales Manager Phone (519-780-3341) greg.grennan@rothsay.ca www.rothsaybiodiesel.ca

Hero BX Attn: Marketing Department 1540 East Lake Road, Suite 300 Erie, PA 16511 Dr. Hiram Santisteban, Marketing Director Phone (814-528-9038) drhirams@eriemg.com www.herobx.com

Renewable Energy Group 416 South Bell Avenue Ames, IA 50010 Troy Shoen, Senior Manager, Marketing Phone (515-239-8166) troy.shoen@regi.com www.REGI.com

Green Oil, Inc. 4490 Chesswood Drive #9 Toronto, ON M3J 2B9 Canada Adrian Lee, Vice President Phone (416-633-8846) | Fax (416-633-8842) adrian@greenoilinc.vom www.greenoilinc.com

World Energy 185 Devonshire Street Boston, MA 02110 Gene Gebolys, President Phone (617-889-7300) info@worldenergy.net www.worldenergy.net

Reco Biodiesel, LLC 710 Hospital Street Richmond, VA 23219 Mike Schleinkofer, President Phone (804-644-2800) | Fax (804-644-1335) mike@recobio.com www.recobio.com

Green Energy Biofuel 310 South Congress Street Winnsboro, SC 29180 BioJoe Renwick, Co-Owner/Process Engineer Phone (803-718-6323) biojoe@gebiofuel.com www.gebiofuel.com

Walsh Bio Fuels N3092 HWY 12 Mauston, WI 53948 Dave Walsh, Member Phone (608-847-6869) davewbf@mwwb.net walshbiofuel.com

Quantum Oils & Bio Energy, Ltd. Private Bag E891 Post Net 741 Manda Hill, Lusaka 10101 Zambia Kakoma Mutenda, Managing Director Phone (260 97 742 3549) kmutenda@hotmail.com www.quantumbiofuels.com

Gold Coast Refining, LLC 4608 Kirkland Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37410 Mark Mauss, General Manager Phone (423-702-4412) | Fax (423-702-4413) mark@gcrefining.com www.gcrefining.com

Ultrasonic Power Corporation 239 East Stephenson Street Freeport, IL 61032 Lisa Serafini, Sales & Marketing Phone (815-235-6059) | Fax (815-235-6059) lserafini@upcorp.com www.upcorp.com

QS Biodiesel Limited 78 Pall Mall London, Greater London SW1Y 5ES United Kingdom Andras Kovacs Phone (0 20 3170 7627) kovacsba06@gmail.com www.qsbiodiesel.com

ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd. Lot 56442, 7½ Mile Jalan Ipoh Chemor, Perak 31200 Malaysia WH Leong, CEO Phone (00 60 5 2014192) info@excelvite.com www.excelvite.com

Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries 7344 State Road 15 South PO Box 12 Claypool, IN 46510 Doug Lopshire, Operations Manager Phone (888-381-0760) | Fax (574-566-2107) doug.lopshire@ldccommodities.com www.ldcom.com SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 8 Loyola University Chicago 6349 North Kenmore Avenue Chicago, IL 60035 Zach Waickman, Biodiesel Lab Manager Phone (773-508-8852) zwaickm@luc.edu www.luc.edu/biodiesel Meridional TCS Oleochemicals R. Rangel Pestana, 623 Casa, Londrina Brazil Leonardo Gardemann, CEO Phone (55 43 33151200) leonardo@mtcs.com.br www.mtcs.com.br

Sabine Biofuels II, LLC 305 Wells Fargo Dr, Ste A-8 Houston, TX 77090 Chris Frantz, Chief Financial Officer Phone (832-446-6004) | Fax (832-446-6006) chris.frantz@sabinebiofuels.com www.sabinebiofuels.com Spectro Scientific, Inc. One Executive Drive Chelmsford, MA 01824 Lisa LaRusso, Sales Manager Phone (978-513-0940) llarusso@spectrosci.com www.spectrosci.com Thumb BioEnergy, LLC 155 Orval Drive Sandusky, MI 48471 Leon Jackson, Owner/CEO Phone (810-404-2466) ljackson@thumbbioenergy.com www.thumbbioenergy.com

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Ag Products & Services Equipment Arisdyne Systems, Inc. 17909 Cleveland Parkway, Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44135 Darren Litle, Director of Sales & Business Development Phone (216-389-0230) dlitle@arisdyne.com www.arisdyne.com French Oil Mill Machinery Company 1035 West Greene Street PO Box 920 Piqua, OH 45356 Bob Pavlik, Oilseed Sales Engineer Phone (937-773-3420) oilseedsales@frenchoil.com www.frenchoil.com

Springboard Biodiesel 2323 Park Avenue Chico, CA 95928 Matt Roberts, Vice President of Marketing Phone (530-894-1793) matt@springboardbiodiesel.com www.springboardbiodiesel.com Warren & Baerg Manufacturing, Inc. 39950 Road 108 Dinuba, CA 93618 Randy Baerg, President Phone (559-591-6790) | Fax (559-591-5728) info@warrenbaerg.com www.warrenbaerg.com

Associations/Organizations Steel Tank Institute-Steel Plate Fabricators Assoc. (STI-SPFA) 944 Donata Court Lake Zurich, IL 60047 Noel Zak, Mgr of Membership & Communications Phone (847-550-3833) nzak@steeltank.com www.steeltank.com Advanced Biofuels USA 507 North Bentz Street Frederick, MD 21701 Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director Phone (301-644-1395) info@advancedbiofuelsusa.org www.AdvancedBiofuelsUSA.org Association Quality Management Biodiesel e. V. Claire-Waldoff-Str.7 Berlin 10117 Germany Richard Wicht Phone (030 31904 433) | Fax (030 3190 4 435) info@agqm-biodiesel.de www.agqm-biodiesel.de/en Biomass North Development Centre 1-885 Jet Avenue North Bay, ON P1B 2W9 Canada Dawn Lambe, Executive Director Phone (705-477-7337) info@biomassnorth.org www.biomassnorth.org ConVergInce Advisers 11919 Montfort Circle Glen Allen, VA 23059 Joel Stone, President Phone (804-338-0978) joel.stone@convergince.com www.convergince.com

EBB-European Biodiesel Board Boulevard Saint Michel 34 Etterbeek, Brussels 1040 Belgium Raffaello Garofalo, Secretary-General Phone (32 0 2 763 2477) info@ebb-eu.org www.ebb-eu.org Kincannon & Reed 1019 Quince Road Harlan, IA 51537 Gary Weihs, Managing Partner Phone (712-304-7334) gweihs@krsearch.net www.krsearch.com National Biodiesel Board PO Box 104898 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Donnell Rehagen, CEO Phone (573-635-3893) info@biodiesel.org www.biodiesel.org North Dakota Clean Cities c/o American Lung Association in Minnesota 490 Concordia Avenue St. Paul, MN 55103 Robert Moffitt, Coordinator Phone (651-268-7603) | Fax (651-281-0242) robert.moffitt@lung.org www.cleancities.energy.gov/coalitions/north-dakota Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition 490 Concordia Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55103 Lisa Thurstin, Senior Manager Phone (651-223-9568) | Fax (651-227-5459) lisa.thurstin@lung.org www.CleanAirChoice.org

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132 Archer Daniels Midland Co. - Lloydminster 133 Atlantic Biodiesel Corp. 134 Biox Corp. 135 Biox Sombra 136 Cowichan Biodiesel Co-op 137 Evoleum 138 Innoltek Inc. 139 Milligan Biofuels Inc. 140 Noroxel Energy Ltd. 141 Rothsay Biodiesel LLC Total Capacity of Existing Plants Total Capacity of Under Construction Plants

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Plant Status Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing

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142 AltAir Fuels 143 Diamond Green Diesel 144 REG Geismar LLC Total Capacity of Existing Renewable Diesel Plants Total Capacity of Under Construction Renewable Diesel Plants

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#

Plant Name

68 Mason Biodiesel LLC 69 ME Bio Energy LLC 70 Menlo Biorefinery 71 Menlo Energy Florida LLC 72 Mid-America Biofuels 73 Midlands Biofuels LLC 74 Midwest Biodiesel Products LLC 75 Minnesota Soybean Processors 76 Natural Biodiesel Plant LLC 77 New Leaf Biofuel LLC 78 Newport Biodiesel Inc. 79 Northeast Biodiesel LLC 80 Omaha Biofuels Coop 81 Owensboro Grain Biodiesel LLC 82 Paseo-Cargill Energy LLC 83 Patriot Biodiesel LLC 84 Patriot Fuels Biodiesel LLC 85 Pinnacle Biofuels Inc. 86 Pleasant Valley Biofuels LLC 87 RBF Port Neches LLC 88 Reco Biodiesel LLC 89 Red Birch Energy Inc. 90 REG Albert Lea LLC 91 REG Atlanta LLC 92 REG Clovis LLC 93 REG Danville LLC 94 REG Emporia LLC 95 REG Grays Harbor LLC 96 REG Houston LLC 97 REG Madison LLC 98 REG Mason City LLC 99 REG New Boston LLC 100 REG New Orleans LLC 101 REG Newton LLC 102 REG Ralston LLC 103 REG Seneca LLC 104 Rio Valley Biofuels LLC 105 Scott Petroleum Corporation - Greenville 106 SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel LLC 107 Shenandoah Agricultural Products 108 Simple Fuels Biodiesel 109 Southeast Biodiesel LLC - North Charleston 110 Stepan Co.-Joliet 111 Sullens Biodiesel LLC 112 Sun Power Biodiesel LLC 113 Sun Products Corporation - Pasadena 114 Synergy Biofuels LLC 115 Tenaska Biodiesel 116 Texas BioTech Inc. 117 Thumb BioEnergy LLC 118 Triangle Biofuels Industries Inc. 119 United Biodiesel Inc. 120 Viesel Fuel LLC 121 Virginia Biodiesel Refinery LLC 122 W2Fuel - Adrian 123 Walsh BioFuels LLC 124 Washakie Renewable Energy LLC 125 Western Dubuque Biodiesel LLC 126 Western Iowa Energy LLC 127 White Mountain Biodiesel LLC 128 World Energy Biox Biofuels LLC 129 World Energy Harrisburg at Keystone Holdings LLC 130 World Energy Natchez 131 World Energy Rome at U.S. Biofuels Inc. Total Capacity of Existing Plants Total Capacity of Under Construction Plants

City Westerly Lilbourn Richmond Dade City Mexico Winnsboro South Roxana Brewster Hayti San Diego Newport Greenfield Omaha Owensboro Kansas City Greensboro Annawan Crossett Washington Port Neches Richmond Bassett Albert Lea Ellenwood Clovis Danville Emporia Hoquiam Seabrook DeForest Mason City New Boston St. Rose Newton Ralston Seneca El Paso Greenville Salem Clear Brook Chilcoot North Charleston Joliet Morrison Cumberland Pasadena Pennington Gap Clinton Dallas Sandusky Wilson Brooklyn Stuart West Point Adrian Mauston Plymouth Farley Wall Lake North Haverhill Galena Park Camp Hill Natchez Rome

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Capacity (MMgy)

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1.2 5 20 20 50 0.2 12 30 5 6 2.8 1.75 0.025 45 56 5.2 5 15 5.2 180 3.6 3 30 15 15 45 60 100 35 20 30 15 60 30 12 60 1.5 20 17 0.3 2 5 21 2 3 4 3 10 3 0.5 5 50 15.8 5 10 5 22 33 30 16 90 45 72 18

Source: Biodiesel Magazine / BBI International Existing includes operational and temporarily idled plants. Under construction means a contractor is on site working. If you would like to add your plant or have any comments please send an email to rkotrba@bbiinternational.com

Feedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Soy Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Soy Oil Multifeedstock Yellow Grease Yellow Grease Yellow Grease Waste Vegetable Oil Soy Oil Soy Oil Multifeedstock Distillers Corn Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Used Cooking Oil Multifeedstock High and Low FFA High and Low FFA High and Low FFA High and Low FFA High and Low FFA Multifeedstock Low FFA Used Cooking Oil, Distillers Corn Oil High and Low FFA High and Low FFA High and Low FFA High and Low FFA Low FFA High and Low FFA Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Used Cooking Oil Waste Vegetable Oil Yellow Grease Multifeedstock Soy Oil Used Cooking Oil Canola Oil/Soy Oil Palm Oil Waste Vegetable Oil Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil, Soybean Oil Used Cooking Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil Virgin and Waste Oils, Poultry Grease Multifeedstock Distillers Corn Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Soy Oil Multifeedstock

Plant Status Existing Existing Under Construction Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Under Construction Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing

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U.S. Biodiesel Plants Adkins Energy Biodiesel Ag Processing Inc. - Algona Ag Processing Inc. - Sergeant Bluff Ag Processing Inc. - St. Joseph Agribiofuels LLC Agron Bioenergy Alaska Green Waste Solutions Inc. Allied Renewable Energy LLC American Biodiesel Energy Inc. American GreenFuels LLC Archer Daniels Midland Co. - Velva Beaver Biodiesel LLC Big Island Biodiesel LLC Bio-Alternative LLC - Covington Biodico Sustainable Biorefineries - Naval Base Ventura Biodico Westside Biodiesel of Las Vegas Bioenergy Development Group BioVantage Fuels LLC Blue Ridge Biofuels LLC Bridgeport Biodiesel LLC Buster Biofuels Cargill Inc. - Iowa Falls Cincinnati Renewable Fuels LLC Community Fuels Crimson Renewable Energy LP Dallas County Schools Deerfield Energy LLC Delek Renewables LLC Delta American Fuel LLC Dickinson College Biodiesel Double Diamond Energy Inc. Down to Earth Energy LLC Duonix LLC Eberle Biodiesel Ecogy Bio-Fuels LLC Emergent Green Energy Enviro-Brite Solutions Ethos Alternative Energy Ever Cat Fuels LLC Foothills Bio-Energies LLC Fuel: Bio One LLC FutureFuel Chemical Company General Biodiesel Northwest Genuine Bio-Fuel Inc. Genuine Bio-Fuel of New Jersey Global Alternative Fuels LLC Global Fuels LLC Golden Leaf Energy LLC Green Biofuels Miami LLC Green Energy Products LLC Griffin Industries Inc. GTBE Production Hero BX Hero BX Alabama LLC High Plains Bioenergy LLC HPB-St. Joe Biodiesel LLC Imperial Western Products Inc. Incobrasa Industries Ltd. Integrity Biofuels Iowa Renewable Energy LLC JNS Biofuels Kelley Green Biofuel Lakeview Biodiesel LLC Louis Dreyfus Agricultural Industries LLC Loyola University Chicago Maine Bio-Fuel Inc.

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City Lena Algona Sergeant Bluff St. Joseph Dayton Redwood City Anchorage Birmingham Erie New Haven Velva Portland Kea`au Covington Ventura Five Points Las Vegas Memphis Belvidere Asheville Bridgeport Escondido Iowa Falls Cincinnati Stockton Bakersfield Dallas Deerfield Cleburne Helena Carlisle Dimmitt Monroe Beatrice Liverpool St. Estill Minneola Oscoda Meridian Isanti Lenoir Elizabeth Batesville Seattle Indiantown Lincoln Park El Paso Dexter Harvey Miami Sedgwick Butler Houston Erie Moundville Guymon St. Joseph Coachella Gilman Morristown Washington New Albany Goshen Moberly Claypool Chicago Portland

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Color Key: Existing Biodiesel Plants | Under Construction Biodiesel Plants

Feedstock 2 60 30 30 12 15 0.3 6 2 10 85 0.94 5.5 15.5 10 10 8 40 3.2 1 14 6 56 60 25 22 0.05 30 12 40 0.01 40 2 50 0.3 30 1.2 0.084 5 3 5 50 60 10 9.2 5.5 18 5 2.2 4 2 2 1.2 45 20 30 30 10.5 32 5 30 7.5 0.1 10 90 0.1 1.5

Distillers Corn Oil Soy Oil Soy Oil Soy Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Used Cooking Oil Multifeedstock Brown Grease Used Cooking Oil, Animal Fats Canola Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Virgin and Waste Oils Yellow Grease Multifeedstock Used Cooking Oil Soy Oil Soy Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil Soy Oil Animal Fats Soy Oil Used Cooking Oil Virgin and Waste Oils Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil Soy Oil Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Animal Fats, Yellow Grease Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Waste Vegetable Oil, Tallow Waste Vegetable Oil Used Cooking Oil Animal Fats, Soy Oil Multifeedstock Used Cooking Oil Distillers Corn Oil Used Cooking Oil Waste Glycerin, Palm Waste Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Animal Fats Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Soy Oil Multifeedstock Multifeedstock Soy Oil Waste Vegetable Oil Multifeedstock Soy Oil Used Cooking Oil Yellow Grease

Plant Status Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Existing Under Construction Existing Existing Existing

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