NBB Opposes Review of Biodiesel Import Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel stakeholders are opposing an “unprecedented review” of biodiesel import duties being conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce at the request of Argentina. The department last week granted a request from the government of Argentina to initiate “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties imposed on Argentine biodiesel companies, after imposing antidumping and countervailing duty orders earlier this year …

Biodiesel, International, Trade

Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years of Biodiesel Service

Cindy Zimmerman

Woolley Fuel of New Jersey is celebrating its 10th year as a distribution location providing high quality biodiesel to consumers across the Garden State. Woolley Fuel was started in 1924 by two brothers Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr. Their desire was to start a coal company similar to their father’s and found potential in Maplewood, New Jersey. The brothers …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Bioheat

Targray Opens Fargo Biodiesel Terminal

Cindy Zimmerman

Targray has opened its Fargo Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 fuel distribution center serving wholesale fuel buyers throughout the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. “The Fargo terminal is an important addition to our national biodiesel distribution network.” explained Targray Biofuels Trader, Samy Cozma. “It provides a reliable local biodiesel solution for businesses operating in Fargo-Moorhead, one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas.” Cozma …

Biodiesel

NBB Urges EPA to End Demand Destruction for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to “fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules and end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” In a letter sent to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, NBB requests that EPA set the RFS biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020 at 2.8 billion gallons, consistent with …

Biodiesel, EPA, NBB, RFS

College Scientist Scholarships Offered for Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

University-level science majors interested in learning about the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21 – 24 in San Diego. The application process is open to members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for travel scholarships and some students will be selected to present on their research or …

Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Baseball Teams Hit Home Run with Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Sports fans nationwide celebrated sustainable practices over the weekend on October 6 – Green Sports Day. The annual event recognizes the efforts that athletes, supporters, and organizations make to reduce their environmental footprint and baseball fans are already seeing a difference with cleaner air thanks to biodiesel. The Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and the San Diego Padres are among …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension Gets Bipartisan Support

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. David Young (R-IA) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) led a bipartisan group of more than 40 other members of Congress from California to Connecticut who voiced their strong support for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive in a letter to House leadership last week. The letter notes that the biodiesel tax incentive was retroactively renewed for 2017 …

Biodiesel, NBB

HERO BX Acquires Iowa Biodiesel Facility

Carrie Muehling

HERO BX is the new owner of the former Clinton County Biodiesel facility in Clinton, Iowa. Lake Erie Biofuels dba HERO BX purchased the assets of the facility from Tenaska Commodities, LLC, an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc. on Friday, September 21st. The ambitious HERO BX Founder & CEO Samuel P. “Pat” Black, III, has been eyeing strategic acquisitions across the …

Biodiesel

Biodiesel and Soybean Producers Ask Trump for Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand production and use of biodiesel.” In the letter, NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and ASA CEO Ryan Findlay state, “Biodiesel adds value to …

ASA, Biodiesel, NBB

Two New Leaders for Next Gen Scientists for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Two new co-chairs have been chosen for the Next Generation of Scientists for Biodiesel. Shyam Paudel, a chemical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and William Gray, chemical engineering undergrad at Rowan University in New Jersey, are the two new leaders of the organization. They join one other sitting co-chair of the organization – Jennifer Greenstein, …

Biodiesel, Science