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 …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, NBB, Renewable Energy, RFS

RFS Headed to OMB for Review

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent its final rule on 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review in a last step before public release. Renewable fuels groups responded to the news today. “We’re pleased to see the process moving forward and hope the final rule will show …

ACE, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, NBB, RFA, RFS

New Leaders for Next Gen. Scientists for Biodiesel

John Davis

New leadership for the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel have been chosen. This National Biodiesel Board program aims to educate young scientists with factual information about biodiesel. Selected through a competitive application process, the new co-chairs are: • James Anderson, Southern Illinois University, a PhD student in Agricultural Science • Katie Heil, University of Colorado – Boulder, an undergraduate in …

Biodiesel, NBB

White House Gathers Senate Dems on RFS Proposal

John Davis

In what could be seen as a sign that an unpopular decision is about to be rendered by the Obama Administration on ethanol and biodiesel, a select group of Senate Democrats have met with the White House. The Hill reports White House adviser John Podesta met with the group on Thursday to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans regarding …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, NBB

NBB Touts Minnesota’s New 10% Biodiesel Mandate

John Davis

As Minnesota becomes the first in the nation to require all diesel this summer have at least a 10 percent biodiesel blend, the National Biodiesel Board is touting the move… and the green fuel’s benefits. “Minnesota has been a pioneer, first demonstrating success with a five percent biodiesel blend. Moving to B10 continues the state’s role as a leader for …

Biodiesel, Government, NBB

I-75 Corridor Creates Biodiesel, Ethanol Roadtrip

John Davis

The summer travel season is here, and if you’re looking for a way to see the U.S.A. while driving on clean-burning biodiesel and ethanol, a roadtrip down Interstate 75 might be just the ticket. The latest edition of the National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel Bulletin talks about the I-75 Green Corridor, the planet’s longest biofuels corridor, that runs from Sault Ste. …

Biodiesel, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB