NBB and Cummins Have Some Fun with Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Board Director of Sustainability Don Scott recently joined a group from Cummins Inc. for some high-powered diesel fun. The crew from Cummins was passing through Missouri while road testing a group of vehicles equipped with Cummins’ recently released R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine. Scott invited them to rev their engines and ride through Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge as …

Biodiesel, NBB

Iowa Blender Pump Program Demand Exceeds Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) is already out of funding for 2018, but many more retailers are interested in offering higher blends in the state. During the third of its four scheduled meetings, the RFIP board awarded funds to 15 projects for retailers around the state to install the necessary equipment to offer higher blends of ethanol and …

Biodiesel, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Ethanol and Biodiesel Groups Oppose PES Settlement

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) both submitted comments to the Department of Justice yesterday opposing the proposed bankruptcy settlement agreement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES). RFA commented that the proposed settlement agreement, which covers the refiner’s Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for January 2016-April 2018, should be rejected “because the terms are patently unfair, unreasonable, …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, RFA, RFS

No 2018 Tax Credit for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The omnibus spending bill agreed to in Congress to fund the government leaves the biodiesel industry in the lurch again by failing to include a reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit. “The lack of urgency by Congress to extend this expired tax credit continues to frustrate the producers, blenders and marketers of biodiesel,” said Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal …

Biodiesel, NBB

Stand Off Over RFS and RIN Prices Continues

Cindy Zimmerman

The stalemate continues in Washington D.C. over what, if anything, should be done to lower Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices designed to help oil refiners comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Late last week, Midwest Republican senators requested a meeting with President Trump as rumors continued to circulate that the administration might take action to cap RIN prices. And …

ACE, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, RFA, RFS, RINS

REG Announces Board of Directors Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group has announced the appointment of two new Board members to the company’s Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Ms. Debora (Deb) Frodl, a former GE Executive and Mr. James C. (Jim) Borel, a former DuPont Executive. Both began serving on the Board effective March 14. As a top senior executive at GE, Frodl led Ecomagination, a …

Biodiesel, REG

Hot Grease Heading to DC Environmental Film Festival

Cindy Zimmerman

The D.C. Environmental Film Festival will be airing Discovery Channel’s HOT GREASE this weekend, a documentary made with the help of the National Biodiesel Board. Following the film, the makers and stars of the film will participate in a moderated discussion. HOT GREASE is a documentary that follows several innovators, entrepreneurs, environmentalists and grease collectors involved in biodiesel production. The …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Celebrate Biodiesel Day with 25 Fun Facts

Cindy Zimmerman

Rudolf Diesel would be celebrating his 160th birthday this March 18, if he were still alive, but his name lives on and the example he set of using peanut oil in the first diesel engine celebrates 25 years this year in the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). To celebrate 160 years of Rudolf Diesel and 25 years of biodiesel, NBB has …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard urged the committee to extend the Second-Generation Production Tax Credit …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, RFA

Advanced Biofuels Interest in Post Tax Bill Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member organizations are urging Congressional leaders to extend the biodiesel tax credit as soon as possible for at least 2018. In a letter to House and Senate leadership sent in advance of a hearing Wednesday morning, the biodiesel stakeholders said, “We believe that if the tax credit is extended through at …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA