Biodiesel Board Hires Two to Communications Positions

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The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) last week announced new Director of Communications Kaleb Little and Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications Paul Winters. Little has worked in various communications roles at the organization for more than eight years while Winters comes from fellow biofuels trade association Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). His most recent role at NBB was Senior Communications …

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Midwest Voters Want Trump to Protect RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A new poll, funded by the National Biodiesel Board, shows that voters across three Midwestern states overwhelmingly say they support federal policies to encourage growth in biodiesel and renewable fuels use. In a survey of voters in Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota, respondents’ support cut across party lines, with more than two-thirds of Republicans and nearly three-quarters of Independents saying they …

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Farm and Biofuel Groups Sue EPA Over Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to “account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations recently granted by EPA.” The petitioners are the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth …

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2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel is going on tour this summer for a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate fuel wholesalers, distributors, retailers, marketers, fleets, municipalities, and other end users on the benefits and opportunities surrounding America’s first advanced biofuel. The Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) seminars, organized by the National Biodiesel Board and several industry sponsors, will be held in five major cities …

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Volvo Ocean Race Stays Sustainable Course with Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable, local biodiesel is fueling the festivities as the Volvo Ocean Race ports in Rhode Island for its only North American stopover through May 20. A blend of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) is being used in vessels, generators and diesel-powered land vehicles throughout the 13-day event. The biodiesel for the event is supplied by Newport Biodiesel, a local biodiesel producer, …

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Renewable Energy Group Expands Ralston Plant

Carrie Muehling

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has more than doubled the plant capacity at its Ralston, Iowa, facility. “We congratulate REG on this expansion of its flagship biodiesel plant in Ralston,” said Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. “We are fortunate that REG has its headquarters here in Iowa, and continues to invest heavily in biodiesel infrastructure, …

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HERO BX Opens Research Lab

Cindy Zimmerman

Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX recently cut the ribbon at their new research and development laboratory at Knowledge Park on the campus of Penn State Behrend. “This marks the culmination of an idea that began years ago,” said HERO BX Founder & CEO Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, “where the work inside these four walls will serve as a …

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Iowa Legislature Funds State Blender Pump Program

Carrie Muehling

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) will continue for another year, thanks to a vote by the Iowa Legislature to secure funding that provides cost-share dollars to fuel retailers for blender pumps and other equipment necessary to offer higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. “The program has proven itself a legislative success story, helping to increase availability of renewable …

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Student Scientist Receives Grant from Biodiesel Foundation

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Foundation has announced the recipient of the first Beth Calabotta Sustainable Education Grant is studying Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. Mary Kate Mitchell received the $2,000 award to participate in the Biodiesel Sustainability Workshop in St. Louis, MO on September 27, with the remaining funds applied toward academics. Mitchell is a member of the Next …

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New Fuel Solution From Renewable Energy Group

Carrie Muehling

REG Ultra Clean Diesel is the newest diesel fuel from Renewable Energy Group, Inc. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel. REG Ultra Clean Diesel is California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved for year-round use throughout California under the …

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