Biodiesel Industry Files Antidumping Petition

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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

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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 …

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Celebrating Minnesota Biodiesel Day

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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 …

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Co-op Aiming to Boost Farmer Biodiesel Use

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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

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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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Industry Comments on Pruitt Confirmation

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The biofuels industry welcomed Senate approval last week of Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “As Mr. Pruitt said during his confirmation hearing last month, ‘To honor the intent and the expression of the Renewable Fuel Standard statute is very, very important.’ We could not agree more,” said Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen. …

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Iowa Tells Pruitt to Leave RFS Alone

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Senate poised to confirm Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Iowa has a message for him – Don’t Mess with the RFS. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and other state organizations urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting a petition to change the program’s point of obligation, which …

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Biofuels Continue to Power Iowa Economy

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Record high production of ethanol and biodiesel in 2016 continued to power the rural Iowa economy engine despite another challenging year, according to the latest economic impact study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). “The environment facing Iowa’s biodiesel industry was more favorable than that experienced by ethanol producers,” said study author John Urbanchuk, ABF Economics. “Both the …

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