Ethanol Report from Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has played the most important role in the adoption of biofuels in the United States, both ethanol and biodiesel, making allies of both industries. At this week’s National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper was part of a panel discussion on the future of the RFS and how …

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Biofuels Leaders Engage in RFS Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference concluded Thursday with a panel discussion entitled “To 2022 and Beyond: Renewable Fuels in the Next Decade,” featuring renewable fuel industry leaders discussing the Renewable Fuel Standard and what is on the horizon for 2020. National Biodiesel Board chief operations officer Doug Whitehead moderated the discussion between NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and his ethanol organization …

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Casey’s General Stores Receives Biodiesel Impact Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Casey’s General Stores received this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award from the National Biodiesel Board. Nathaniel Doddridge, Casey’s Director of Fuels, received the award from NBB Technical Director Scott Fenwick and Chairman Kent Engelbrecht, ADM. In the past year, Casey’s General Stores has become a leading player in the biodiesel industry, keeping biodiesel in high consumer demand. Casey’s is …

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2019 Biodiesel Conference & Expo Lifts Off in San Diego

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifted off Tuesday in San Diego with hundreds of enthusiastic industry attendees ready to engage, innovate, and grow. Acknowledging 2019 as the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen drew comparisons between the tenacity of the space program and U.S. biodiesel producers’ own efforts to get the …

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Iowa Budget Includes $3M for Biofuels Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

Governor Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal this week, including $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP), which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers incorporate blender pumps, storage tanks, and other necessary equipment to offer higher blends of biofuels. “IRFA members want to thank Gov. Reynolds for prioritizing funding for blender pumps through Iowa’s …

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Biodiesel Conference Next Week in San Diego

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s largest celebration of all things biodiesel returns to San Diego next week for a record fifth visit in the Golden State. Local residents are invited to join in the festivities at no cost during the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo kick off at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on Tuesday, January 22. The conference, which runs through Thursday …

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Iowa Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented Casey’s General Stores and Quick Oil Company with the 2019 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards at the FUEL-Iowa annual meeting Tuesday in Des Moines. The awards were created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to recognize fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and …

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National Biodiesel Board Hires Federal Affairs Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has hired David W. Cobb as Director of Federal Affairs to work in the organization’s Washington D.C. office. Cobb most recently served as Federal Affairs Director for CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, where he advocated for the company’s legislative and regulatory policy priorities. Prior to his six years …

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Record Breaking Year for Iowa Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

After a slight decrease in 2017, Iowa’s 12 biodiesel plants rebounded in 2018, producing a record 365 million gallons of biodiesel, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw said the increased production was largely due to the plummeting level of biodiesel imports following a verdict against Argentina and Indonesia for illegally subsidizing imports to …

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Top Energy AgWired Posts for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Small refinery waivers and E15 dominated biofuel news in 2018, but it was an ethanol-powered motorcycle that took the top spot on Energy AgWired in 2018. RFA’s Custom Ethanol Motorcycle a Hit at #FEW18 Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap No 2018 Tax Credit for Biodiesel How EPA is Destroying Demand for Ethanol and Corn XCELIS™ is DuPont’s …

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