General Motors Pleased to Take Biodiesel Lead

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Car Makers

General Motors was very pleased to announce its expanded portfolio of B20-capable vehicles during the recent 14th National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego, taking the lead among auto makers with 20 trucks, cars and crossovers able to use 20% biodiesel. “We listen to what our customers are asking us for,” said John Schwegman, GM Director of Commercial Product and Medium …

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Biodiesel Fueling Future from Coast to Coast

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

The closing session of the 14th National Biodiesel Conference & Expo last week provided a look back at the accomplishments of the past year and how biodiesel is fueling a low carbon future. Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the panel discussed biodiesel opportunities from coast to coast. From the west coast was Simon Mui, …

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2016 #Biodiesel Market Hits Record Highs

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, NBB

The good news is that the amount of biodiesel and renewable diesel available to U.S. consumers last year increased by almost 40 percent. The bad news for domestic producers is that imports increased by more than 50 percent in 2016. “We are proud to be delivering record gallons of American made biodiesel, but that success is undermined by the fact …

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Meet New NBB Chairman

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference

Kent Engelbrecht of ADM was elected chairman of the National Biodiesel Board in November, marking the first time that company has moved into the leadership position for the organization. “We’ve been involved in biodiesel since 2006,” said Engelbrecht. “We’ve got four plants in North America producing a lot of biodiesel, and that uses a lot of soybean oil, and that …

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John Deere Continues Biodiesel Support

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John Deere green was on display at the National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase last week in San Diego. Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in …

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2017 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Another successful National Biodiesel Conference wrapped up last week in San Diego, the 14th one for the industry. Donnell Rehagen has attended the majority of those conferences as COO for the National Biodiesel Board, but it was his first as CEO, and he was very pleased with this year’s event and excited about the industry moving forward. Listen to my …

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#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, NBB, policy, politics

The ever-popular Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Back by popular demand for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim Massie, Timothy Urban, and Tom Hance. All …

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Record Number of #Biodiesel Vehicles Available

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Car Makers, NBB

U.S. auto manufacturers have introduced a record number of new biodiesel capable diesel vehicle options, several of which were on display at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase, presented by NBB and General Motors Fleet. One of GM’s flagship models, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup with a 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel engine, is on proud display in the …

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2017 Eye on Biodiesel Awards

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The National Biodiesel Board presented its annual Eye on Biodiesel awards this week at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. Climate Leader Award – New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides – who sponsored a measure that grows the amount of biodiesel in heating oil in the City from the current two percent level to five percent October 1, …

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GM Announces 20 for B20 in Diesel Vehicle Lineup

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Car Makers, NBB

General Motors is fueling America’s future with biodiesel by expanding its B20-capable lineup to include new cars, crossovers and trucks. John Schwegman, Director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty Product for General Motors, delivered the news during the general session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego Tuesday. “Diesel propulsion deserves wider consideration by fleet managers …

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