NBB Urges Lawmakers to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

“Temporary Policy in the Internal Revenue Code” was the title of a House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee hearing this week where the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) submitted written testimony urging lawmakers to immediately extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive to end uncertainty. Kurt Kovarik, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board …

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Biodiesel Drives the Work Truck Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

New research from NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry confirms that fleets across the country are increasingly relying on the power and performance of biodiesel in their existing and new diesel vehicles. For the third time in four years, surveyed fleets named biodiesel as their top alternative fuel choice both for current use and future interest. Each …

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Biodiesel Industry Grows Stronger with New Additions

Cindy Zimmerman

Six more entities have become members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in recent months, strengthening the voice of the industry. The new companies range from biodiesel producers, to distributors, to commodity traders, who join the extensive and diverse organizations that make up NBB. NBB’s newest members include: Novozymes North America – global producer of a wide range of industrial …

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Luke Perry’s Ties to Farming and Biodiesel

cindy zimmerman

Luke Perry is being eulogized for many reasons upon his sudden passing this week at the age of 52, but not so much about his rural background and his support of biodiesel. Back in 2006, Luke Perry showed up at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego sporting an FFA jacket with his name on it and talked about the …

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Rock House Advisors Announces Expansion

Cindy Zimmerman

Rock House Advisors, the business consulting firm founded by former National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe, has announced the addition of Mike Marsch as Senior Vice President. Marsch will help lead an expanded national and international network of strategic partners who serve as Rock House Associates. This network of experts collaborates on projects to expand the scope of business services …

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New Review of Argentina Biodiesel Policy Concerns Senators

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of 14 Senators, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross this week regarding his agency’s recently launched “changed circumstances” review of U.S. duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. The Senators are asking for the department to develop a complete record of Argentina’s biodiesel trade actions …


Targray Opens European Biodiesel Trading Desk in Geneva

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel marketer Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland as part of a broader investment plan to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU. Targray’s EU biofuels business will be led by biodiesel trader Vincent Cariou. Prior to joining the company in 2019, Vincent worked for nearly 10 years at agricultural commodities …

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House Members Urge Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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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