College Scientist Scholarships Offered for Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

University-level science majors interested in learning about the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21 – 24 in San Diego. The application process is open to members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for travel scholarships and some students will be selected to present on their research or …

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Hot Grease Heading to DC Environmental Film Festival

Cindy Zimmerman

The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will be airing Discovery Channel’s HOT GREASE this weekend, a documentary made with the help of the National Biodiesel Board. Following the film, the makers and stars of the film will participate in a moderated discussion. HOT GREASE is a documentary that follows several innovators, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and grease collectors involved in biodiesel production. The …

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B20 Biodiesel Use Translates to $1.2M Health Cost Savings

Cindy Zimmerman

Illinois communities that routinely use B20 biodiesel fuel in diesel vehicles receive an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings, according to data submitted by 15 members of the B20 Club, a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program and the American Lung Association in Illinois (ALAIL). B20 Club members include Illinois-based municipalities, trucking companies, fuel suppliers and …

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Biofuels Panel Discusses Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The final panel at the National Biodiesel Conference last week tackled the topic of the next 25 years for biodiesel with representatives from other biofuels industry organizations. The panel was moderated by Gary Haer of REG and featured Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley; Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council; and Advanced Biofuels …

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New Report Highlights Biodiesel Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. Results confirm that biodiesel compared to petroleum diesel reduces GHG emissions by 72 percent and fossil fuel use by 80 percent. The study, which was released as the National Biodiesel Conference kicked off last week, is …

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Driving Ethanol Policy Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

As attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have gotten more creative, the need for all segments of the industry to work together has become critical to maintaining the law as Congress intended. We met up Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley for this episode of the Driving Ethanol podcast after he appeared on a panel at …

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Censky Receives Biodiesel Pioneer Award

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky was presented with the Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer award at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference Wednesday. As the long-time CEO of the American Soybean Association, Censky was instrumental in the growth and advancement of biodiesel over the years. ASA’s primary focus as an organization is policy development and implementation of soybean farmer issues, including biodiesel. …

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Eye on Biodiesel Initiative Award

Cindy Zimmerman

This year’s Eye on Biodiesel Initiative award was presented to HERO BX founder Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III. With a vision to help revitalize Erie, Pennsylvania with a return to a booming manufacturing sector, Black founded Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX in 2005. HERO BX is the largest biodiesel plant in the Northeastern United States, and they operate a …

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Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota has been a leader in the biodiesel industry for decades and Mike Youngerberg has been working since 1986 to advance soybean industry priorities as a member of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association staff. Mike’s dedication earned him the Eye on Biodiesel Impact award this year. Mike currently serves as the Executive …

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