House Members Urge Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive

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Nearly four dozen members of Congress sent a letter this week asking House leadership to adopt a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive as soon as possible. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked the 44 House of Representatives members, led by Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) for sending the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), …

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Next Gen Biodiesel Scientists Take One Small Step

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As we celebrate 50 years since that first small step for man on the moon, the Next Generation of Biodiesel Scientists (NGBS) are continuing to take that giant leap for mankind doing research here on Earth for the future. NGBS co-chair Jennifer Greenstein, North Carolina State University, moderated a panel of four young scientists from around the world during the …

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Deere Showcases Biodiesel Gator and Mower

Cindy Zimmerman

John Deere took part in the 2019 Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase to highlight biodiesel-friendly vehicles in its consumer lineup. For one, there is the diesel powered 865M XUV Gator, which is approved for up to B20. New this year is the diesel Z994R Commercial ZTrak™ zero-turn mower. Learn more in the video below from Steve Geick with John Deere who …

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Biodiesel Market in EU Opens for U.S. Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

The European Commission has formally announced that conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used in the EU. The EU requires biofuels to meet a set of sustainability criteria outlined in its Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The U.S. soy industry has its own sustainability guideline, the Soybean …

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National Biodiesel Foundation Elects New Directors

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Foundation elected three new directors to the Board last week during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. Danielle Brannan, New Leaf Biofuels; Mike Devine, World Energy; and Chris Hill, American Soybean Association joined the board of the foundation which supports biodiesel research and education. They join others on the board: Jeff Lynn, NBF President, Illinois Soybean Association …

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Biodiesel-Powered Engines In It For the Long Haul

Cindy Zimmerman

Industry experts from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) who spoke at the National Biodiesel Conference agree that the forecast for diesel powertrains looks strong and steady. National Biodiesel Board Technical Director Scott Fenwick moderated a panel on the topic featuring Patti Earley, Florida Power and Light Fleet Fuel …

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National Biodiesel Foundation Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The mission of the National Biodiesel Foundation (NBF) is outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel. “We do things the National Biodiesel Board can’t do,” says Biodiesel Foundation president Jeff Lynn of Illinois. That includes such activities as Congressional tours to educate legislators about where biodiesel comes from and how it is made, as well as …

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EIA Report Makes Case for Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Forecasts calling for higher fuel prices in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) makes the case for higher ethanol blends and lower cost options like E15 at the pump, according to Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. “Consumers deserve cleaner, more affordable options, and that’s exactly what higher ethanol …

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Kaffka Honored with Biodiesel Inspiration Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. Stephen Kaffka, Extension Agronomist with the Department of Plant Science at the University of California-Davis, is the recipient of this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Inspiration Award. Presenting the award to Dr. Kaffka were National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott and CEO Donnell Rehagen. Dr. Kaffka has served as an instrumental leader for many years in advocating for environmental …

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2019 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up

Cindy Zimmerman

Hundreds of biodiesel leaders from across the country gathered for the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego to ENGAGE in thought provoking discussions to help advance America’s advanced biofuel. Keeping with the theme of ENGAGE, here are some key takeaways from the conference: E – Educate: One of the main goals of the conference was to educate attendees on …

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