Baseball Teams Hit Home Run with Biodiesel

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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 …

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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 …

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Biodiesel and Soybean Producers Ask Trump for Support

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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 …

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National Biodiesel Celebrates Ten Green Years

Cindy Zimmerman

On Monday, September 10th, the National Biodiesel Board celebrated 10 green years in their Jefferson City office biulding. “The National Biodiesel Board was started here in Jefferson City 25 years ago,” said Chief Executive Officer Donnell Rehagen. “This building has served NBB for the last ten years, allowing us to grow our industry across the nation.” In 2008, NBB moved …

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Iowa RFA Hosts 10th Annual Biofuels Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently hosted the 10th Annual Biofuels: Science and Sustainability Tour, taking nearly 40 participants representing members of Congress from around the country on a biofuels journey through the state, including visits to an ethanol plant, biodiesel plant, family farm, soybean crush facility, and an Iowa fuel retailer. The tour began at the Iowa State …

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Senators Ask EPA to Increase Biodiesel Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of nearly 40 U.S. Senators led by Patty Murray (D-WA), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have sent a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase volume obligations for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuel and ensure any small refiner economic hardship exemptions are appropriately accounted for in its final rule for …

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Biodiesel Board Hires Communications Manager

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board welcomes new Communications Manager Samantha Turner to the staff this week. Turner comes to NBB from Monsanto, where she served as their Food and Nutrition Engagement Communications Manager. In her new role, Turner is responsible for the development of communication strategies for the team and plans to support the industry through content enhancing the biodiesel narrative. …

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NBB Seeks Higher Biodiesel Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

Comments filed by the National Biodiesel Board on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2020 urge EPA to increase the volumes in both categories and to fully account for small refinery exemptions. In a letter accompanying the comments, Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal affairs for NBB, writes, “The biomass-based diesel industry has proven …

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Biodiesel at the Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was in Scottsdale, Arizona last week to help the Ag Media Summit celebrate 20 years. NBB is one of a number of companies and organizations that provide support for the Ag Media Summit making it more affordable for journalists to attend. They also participate in the Info Expo to meet with editors and share their …

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NBB Files Brief Challenging 2018 RFS Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has filed the opening brief in a lawsuit objecting to the methodology EPA used for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). NBB has three specific disputes with EPA’s final RFS rule for 2018, arguing: – EPA must account for all small refinery exemptions in the annual percentage standard; – The agency acted arbitrarily when it …

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