New Leaders for Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Four new co-chairs have been selected to lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB) forward. The new co-chairs are: Jenny Frank, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Leo Budy, University of Kansas Zenith Tandukar, University of Minnesota John Cramsey, Iowa State University In a live Zoom event – “Science, Live: Meet Biodiesel Scientists Making …

Biodiesel, NBB

Sen. Ernst Urges President to Stop Gap Year Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

During a briefing on storm damage in Iowa Tuesday, President Donald Trump heard from Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) about issues facing the ethanol industry, particularly the threat of the Environmental Protection Agency granting retroactive small refinery exemptions for previous years. “Our farmers would love to know that with these gap year waivers that the oil refineries are submitting to the …

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EPA Reviewing RFS Gap Year Waiver Requests

Cindy Zimmerman

During a visit to Wisconsin this week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler was once again questioned about the status of so-called “gap year” waiver requests from refineries asking for relief from their Renewable Fuel Standard obligations from previous years. Because the petitions go back as much as eight years, Wheeler said he is not sure how long it will …

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House Members Urge Direct Aid For Biofuels Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus spearheaded a letter Friday to House leadership requesting additional resources for the biofuels sector in the next piece of coronavirus relief legislation. Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Dave Loebsack, (D-IA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, led the letter with 31 members of Congress to Senate Majority …

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REG to Supply Ultra Clean® Diesel in California

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) recently entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons, Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean® at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel to create one of the lowest carbon intensity liquid fuels available approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Hunt & Sons is a leading California-based …

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Biofuels Vision 2020 Launches Ad Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels Vision 2020 launched a new ad campaign in Iowa this week expressing concern about the Trump administration’s track record on biofuels, which has become a major focus of debate in key Midwest political races. Display and social media ads will run over the next three weeks, highlighting that “rural America is under siege by Trump’s EPA” and calling on …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Nuseed to Supply Carinata for Top European Biodiesel Producer

Cindy Zimmerman

Nuseed Limited has a new agreement with the largest biodiesel producer in Europe to supply Nuseed Carinata as a feedstock for certified low carbon oil for renewable fuels and high protein non-GMO meal for livestock feed. Nuseed, a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, made the multi-year agreement with Saipol in France because the Nuseed Carinata production system was found to achieve …

Biodiesel, feedstocks, International

Grand Forks Buses Go Green With Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Cities Area Transit (CAT) buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota are sporting a new look this summer to celebrate the switch to B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. To help introduce residents to biodiesel and its benefits, the Route 7 bus that travels from downtown, along Washington St. and around the shopping hub …

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House Members Oppose “Gap Year” Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Congressional Biofuels Caucus has added its voice to the many calling for EPA to deny the 52 so-called “gap year” Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) petitions received last month. Co-Chairmen Rodney Davis (R-IL), Collin Peterson (D-MN), Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), and more than two dozen other members of the bipartisan Caucus sent …

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EPA Administrator Gives Update on Retroactive SREs

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said Wednesday that the agency will not be making an announcement on proposed 2021 Renewable Volume Obligations this week. “There’s nothing coming out tomorrow on that,” Wheeler said during a press call to talk about environmental provisions under the USMCA. Since Friday is a federal holiday, that would mean it would be at least next week …

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