Study Shows Biofuels are 3 Percent of Iowa GDP

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has released a new study that shows biofuels are responsible for over $5 billion of Iowa’s GDP, or roughly three percent. The study, authored by John Urbanchuk of ABF Economics and commissioned by IRFA, also found that biofuels account for over 48,000 Iowa jobs and more than $2.5 billion in Iowa household income. “The …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA

Celebrate Biodiesel Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Wear that St. Patrick’s Day green another day today and celebrate the green fuel that is biodiesel. National Biodiesel Day is celebrated on March 18 because it is the birthday of Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the Diesel engine, which he originally ran using peanut oil. Biodiesel today is made from a diverse mix of feedstocks including recycled cooking oil, soybean …

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Biofuels Groups Rip EPA for More Small Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Much to the dismay of biofuels organizations, yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency approved five more 2017 Small Refinery Exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and noted that two more petitions have been received for 2018 exemptions, bringing the total to 39. “It’s extremely disappointing and outrageous to see EPA once again allow oil refiners to undermine the RFS and …

ACE, advance biofuels, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Washington State Clean Fuels Standard Moves Forward

Cindy Zimmerman

The Washington State House has passed a Clean Fuels Standard (H.B. 1110) that would institute a low carbon fuel program by 2020, similar to those already successfully underway in British Columbia, California, and Oregon. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuels 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below those same …

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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 …

Biodiesel, Fleet, NBB, Trucks

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 …

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