Biofuels Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will be holding a hearing on the “State of the Biofuels Industry” Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 10:00 am. The witness list includes Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen, National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe, CHS Inc. Executive Vice President Jay Debertin and Iowa State University professor Robert C. Brown, Ph.D …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Government

Clean Cities Congress Highlights

Cindy Zimmerman

Have you registered for the Clean Cities Congress May 7-10 in Phoenix yet? If not, here are a few good reasons why you should. 1. John McCain, U.S. Senator from Arizona, will welcome attendees to his home state on Monday, May 8. 2. Dr. Robert Hirsch, Senior Energy Program Advisor at Science Applications International Corporation, will give the keynote address …

Biodiesel, Clean Cities Congress, Ethanol

EPA Honors Willie

Cindy Zimmerman

The Pacific Southwest region of the Environmental Protection Agency today honored biodiesel advocate and singer Willie Nelson for his support of the cleaner burning fuel. According to the National Biodiesel Board, the award was presented during the agency’s eighth annual Environmental Awards Ceremony in San Francisco. Nelson first heard about biodiesel two years ago from his wife, Annie, pictured here …

Biodiesel

Biodiesel at BIO

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Soybean Association/Check Off Board was represented at last week’s BIO 2006 conference in Chicago by several board members and executive director Lyle Roberts. Chuck interviewed Lyle about the BIO in biodiesel and you can hear that conversation here: Lyle Roberts (5:00 MP3) AgWired coverage of BIO 2006 was made possible by:

BIO, Biodiesel

This Bud’s For Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

A downtown Kansas City distributor for Anheuser-Busch is now delivering Bud by biodiesel. United Beverage Company is fueling its fleet of 22 diesel delivery trucks with a blend of 20 percent biodiesel, according to a press release from the National Biodiesel Board. The vehicles will fill up at a nearby Valero station, the area’s first biodiesel retail outlet. On Friday, …

Biodiesel

Biodiesel Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Senate passed a bill this week to create a biodiesel tax credit for retailers, as well as include biodiesel in the 25 percent of petroleum displacement the state would require by 2020. The amended bill now moves back to the state House, which passed an earlier version by a vote of 92-7. National Biodiesel Board officials are hoping …

Biodiesel, Legislation

Guster Raises Biodiesel Consciousness

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the band Guster joined officials from the City of East Lansing on the Michigan State University campus this week to announce the growing use of biodiesel in the town, according to the National Biodiesel Board. Guster was in East Lansing for a performance at MSU as part of the Campus Consciousness Tour, which raises awareness in college towns …

Biodiesel

Bio Biking

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmentally-conscious bikers may be interested in easy riding with Ecorider, “the only production diesel motorcycles offered for sale to the public in this country.” According to an email we got from Dusty Beckstrand, western US rep for Ecorider, they have been contacted lately by biodiesel companies interested in the bikes, “which use a German, Hatz diesel engine that gets 125 …

Biodiesel

Small Company with Big Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

A California company is planning to become a major ethanol producer with some new backing. A release this week from Altra, Inc. announced that it has attracted some heavy-hitter investors – private equity firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Omninet Private Equity, LLC and Sage Capital Partners, L.P. along with two leading private equity funds focused on high growth companies …

Biodiesel, Ethanol