Biodiesel Import Decision Delay Called Routine

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, NBB 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce posted an announcement in the Federal Register this week announcing the postponement of issuing preliminary determinations on alleged dumping of Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel on the U.S. market. National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Chief Operating Officer Doug Whitehead says the postponement is routine and was expected. “In nearly all unfair trade cases investigated by the Department …

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MN Soybean Unveils Minnesota Tough Biodiesel Truck

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council unveiled a DieselSellerz original biodiesel truck this week at the Minnesota Farmfest. The DieselSellerz is the “world’s largest diesel truck classifieds community,” with a crew that has become known for building and giving away tricked-out diesel trucks, as well as other antics, on the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers.” The crew will be …

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Strong Biodiesel Turnout at EPA Hearing

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The biodiesel industry turned out in force Tuesday to advocate for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen says the EPA proposal would maintain the minimum required biomass-based diesel volumes at 2.1 billion gallons for 2019 but decrease the 2018 RFS for advanced biofuels to 4.24 billion gallons. “That’s our sweet spot,” said …

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REG Celebrates Project Upgrade

Kelly Marshall Biodiesel, REG

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the upgrades at their Eden, Germany biorefinery. The upgrades included 2.5 million € for a new biodiesel distillation column and a thermal oil heater. “This investment is another milestone in REG’s European strategy to be a leader in delivering high quality biofuels,” said Jean Scemama, Vice …

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New Additives Make Biodiesel Cleanest Fuel

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The California Air Resource Board has certified a biodiesel additive that has been tested and proven as the cleanest fuel with the lowest emission in the U.S. The additive will be used along with California’s CARB diesel formulation and will reduce every measurable regulated emission for the new B20 blend that will be branded VESTA 1000. “Biodiesel has been a …

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Blue Ridge Biofuels Proud to Supply Local

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Blue Ridge Biofuels (BRB) started as a way for one business to make its own sustainable diesel fuel – now they provide clean burning biodiesel for customers all over Western North Carolina. The Asheville, N.C.-based company collects over 700,000 gallons of used cooking oil annually from nearly 1,500 restaurants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia to produce renewable …

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Censky Nominated as Deputy Ag Secretary

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Over two months since he took office, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting some nominations to fill USDA positions. Late Thursday, Perdue announced that President Trump has nominated American Soybean Association CEO Stephen Censky to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “Our work has only just begun in delivering results for the people of American agriculture, and the experience and …

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Biodiesel Industry Files New Claim Against Argentinian Imports

Cindy Zimmerman Biodiesel, International, NBB, Trade

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition has filed a new allegation with the U.S. Department of Commerce claiming that “critical circumstances” exist with respect to imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The “critical circumstances” provision in antidumping and countervailing duties laws allows for the imposition of duties on imports that enter the United States prior to preliminary determinations of …

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Renewable Energy Group Announces Resignation of CEO

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Renewable Energy Group announced that Daniel J. Oh has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. “The Board appreciates Dan’s work in guiding REG to its position as the industry leader with sales of over $2 billion in 2016, as well as his willingness to assist on transitional matters over …

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