Western Dubuque Biodiesel Adding Monarch Fueling Station

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Western Dubuque Biodiesel is establishing a Monarch Fueling Station at its plant near Farley. The plant will start the process by spraying to eradicate non-native grasses this summer and again this fall. A dormant seeding of native plants and milkweed will occur this November. “Part of our mission at Western Dubuque Biodiesel is to create fuel that is environmentally friendly,” …

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Proposed Legislation Would Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

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House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA) has introduced legislation to extend expired tax incentives, including the biodiesel tax incentive, which is scheduled for mark up Thursday June 20. The proposal would provide U.S. biodiesel producers certainty through 2020 and incentivize investment and growth in domestic production capacity. “Biodiesel and renewable diesel producers across the …

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Industry Hopes to Stop Small Refinery Waivers

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Biofuel organizations are hopeful that legislation introduced last week by Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will help stem the tide of Small Refinery Exemptions that have caused demand destruction for both ethanol and biodiesel. The RFS Integrity Act of 2019 aims to provide “more certainty for rural America by bringing transparency and predictability to EPA’s small refinery …

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Biodiesel Industry on Capitol Hill This Week

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Over 70 National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members are in the nation’s capital this week to meet with 130 Congressional offices and discuss the status of the biodiesel tax incentive and the Renewable Fuel Standard. Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President of Federal Affairs, stated, “Biodiesel and renewable diesel are produced, distributed and used across the United States. The industry supports more …

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REG Life Sciences’ Assets Sold to Genomatica

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. has completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences’ to Genomatica. “We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences’ assets to Genomatica, who are well positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance the team and the technology through to commercialization,” said REG’s CEO Cynthia J. Warner. …

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Biodiesel Association Expands with Additional Organizations

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Four new organizations are joining the National Biodiesel Board. These new companies range from feedstock producers, to distributors, to environmental consultants, who join the extensive and diverse organizations that make up NBB. “NBB is fortunate to have a diverse group of talented organizations within our membership who are passionate about moving this industry forward as a collective,” said NBB CEO …

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NYC Biodiesel Champion Awarded for Service

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New York City Chief Fleet Officer Keith Kerman was honored last week with a Sloan Public Service Award for his extensive environmental and sustainability efforts on behalf of the city. As NYC’s first Chief Fleet Officer, he oversees 31,000 vehicles used by city agencies and offices and has created the nation’s greenest fleet, with nearly 20,000 vehicles using alternative fuels, …

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Groups Urge Congress to Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

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More than a dozen industry stakeholder organizations are asking Congressional leaders to take immediate action on bipartisan legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive. Thirteen trade groups representing farmers, rural lenders, crop and biobased oil producers, and biodiesel producers sent a letter this week to House and Senate leadership stressing the urgent need for the rural economy. “America’s farmers and …

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Michigan Hall of Fame Honors Biodiesel Ambassador

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The Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame has inducted a Biodiesel Ambassador into its ranks. Chris Case was honored for his lifetime commitment to environmental stewardship in the awards created by the Muskegon Environmental Research & Education Society in 2010. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen says Case is an environmental pioneer whose life’s work has forged a model for sustainable …

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Lawmakers Rally for Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday featuring an all-star lineup of Congressional biofuels champions. The bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers included Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro …

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