EPA Delay Continues Uncertainty for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The biodiesel industry and soybean growers weighed in on the EPA decision today to delay 2014 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “This Administration says over and over that it supports biodiesel, yet its actions with these repeated delays are undermining the industry,” said National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel. “Biodiesel producers have laid …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Biodiesel Board Picks Leadership

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has picked five returning governing board members and two new members to serve in leadership roles. “Biodiesel has faced many challenges but with strong leadership from among all sectors of the industry we are in a position as an organization to face those challenges head on,” said NBB CEO Joe Jobe. “This industry has produced …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel Industry Waiting on RFS and Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

The biodiesel industry is doing fairly well right now, but producers are anxiously awaiting some policy decisions that could improve the situation. The two outstanding issues right now are the final 2014 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the once again expired biodiesel tax credits, according to Kaleb Little with the National Biodiesel Board. “The delay in …

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NBB: Soy, Livestock and Biodiesel Go Together

John Davis

As the world celebrated World Food Day yesterday, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), along with their friends at the American Soybean Association (ASA), make the case that the biodiesel industry, soybean growers and livestock producers are an important part of the food chain. “The world has a protein gap that needs to be filled,” said American Soybean …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Minnesota Biodiesel Exceeds Quality Standards

John Davis

Biodiesel in Minnesota is more than meeting quality standards – it’s exceeding them! The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) reports that some recent field testing from more than 30 random retail stations scattered throughout the state of Minnesota showed biodiesel blends greatly exceeding important fuel quality parameters set by the industry. “Biodiesel fuel quality is at an all-time high across the …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel Board Calls for End of European Tariffs

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board has called for the end of duties on the green fuel being sent to Europe. NBB says it’s time to let expire what the group calls unfair European Commission biodiesel tariffs in place for the past five years. “We have presented a strong case for ending these protectionist barriers that are unfairly hurting U.S. biodiesel producers …

Biodiesel, International, NBB

NBB Offers Webinar on Biodiesel Classroom Safety

John Davis

Lots of the next generation of biodiesel producers today are biodiesel students. But making biodiesel can require handling of some hazardous material, so that’s why the National Biodiesel Board is offering the webinar, Biodiesel in the Class Lab: Ensuring Safety, on Sept. 25th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Central time: NBB is teaming up with the Methanol Institute to present …

Biodiesel, NBB

Advanced Biofuels Industry Comments on 2014 RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The advanced biofuels community is responding this week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) submission of the final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) where it will be reviewed. Although the rule is not public, groups are speculating on what the final rule entails with hope still that advanced biofuels will …

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