U.S. Initiating Biodiesel Anti-Dumping Investigation

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As the U.S. Commerce Department last week initiated formal antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, the biodiesel industry was giving testimony to the International Trade Commission on how those countries are violating trade laws and injuring American manufacturers and workers. Biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia surged by 464 percent from 2014 to 2016, …

Biodiesel, International, NBB

More Iowa Retailers Carrying Biodiesel Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Over half of Iowa’s fuel retailers carried biodiesel last year, up six percent from 2015 according to the Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB). The Iowa Department of Revenue released the 2016 Retailers Fuel Gallons Annual Report this month. The report shows during 2016, the amount of on-road biodiesel sold equaled 344.8 million gallons, or 54.7 percent of total on-road diesel fuel …

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US Coachways Donates $15K to Biodiesel Foundation

Cindy Zimmerman

US Coachways has been supporting sustainability and cleaner air by monthly contributions to biodiesel research and education which as of this month have totaled $15,000 provided to the National Biodiesel Foundation. “Thanks to donations from companies such as US Coachways, the Foundation has been able to administer and support valuable education and research projects,” said Foundation president Jeff Lynn. “Over …

Biodiesel, Education

Biodiesel Industry Files Antidumping Petition

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) this week filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition against Argentine and Indonesian companies that are allegedly violating trade laws with dumped and subsidized biodiesel in the U.S. market. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, …

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Celebrate Biodiesel Day

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s a reason to celebrate green both today and tomorrow – since tomorrow is National Biodiesel Day. March 18 is the birthday of Rudolf Diesel, who invented the engine that bears his name, ran early models on peanut oil, and was an ardent believer in vegetable oil-based fuel, which is why the industry chose this day to celebrate biodiesel. “For …

Biodiesel, NBB

Celebrating Minnesota Biodiesel Day

Cindy Zimmerman

March 15 was Biodiesel Day in Minnesota, proclaimed by Gov. Mark Dayton in recognition of the 15 year anniversary of Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate becoming law in 2002. The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) was celebrating yesterday because they helped design that legislation which made Minnesota the first state in the nation to require 10 percent biodiesel, or B10, in diesel …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

Co-op Aiming to Boost Farmer Biodiesel Use

Cindy Zimmerman

An Iowa farm cooperative wants to convince more farmers in the state to use biodiesel by showing just how well it performs. United Farmers Cooperative of Afton, Iowa compared the performance of two trucks with blends of 5 and 20 percent biodiesel (B5 and B20) performed and the B20 truck won. The four-month trial in 2016 had identical company automatic …

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Soy Growers Honor Jobe for Service

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized former National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Joe Jobe with its Special Meritorious Service Award during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “Joe’s commitment and dedication helped build and grow a biodiesel industry that has benefited U.S. soybean farmers and many other agricultural stakeholders,” said ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer …

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Tax Reform is Top Issue for #Biodiesel in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel advocates are in Washington DC this week meeting with key leaders to discuss reforming the biodiesel tax incentive as a domestic production credit to keep the industry moving forward and creating jobs. “It’s simple. Biodiesel can continue to grow American jobs and prosperity in communities throughout the nation,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen. “Our members are making …

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Bon Voyage Biodiesel – Ship Sets Sail on B20

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel is taking to the high seas in a special ship traveling from Rhode Island to an ultimate goal of Cuba on 6,000 gallons of B20. The 200-foot Sailing School Vessel Oliver Hazard Perry fueled up with 20 percent biodiesel this week at Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island as it begins a voyage from New England to Florida, then …

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