Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

Cindy Zimmerman

New biodiesel-branded vehicles highlighting the renewable fuel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways from the nation’s capital, to Texas oil country, up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), eight biodiesel users received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other …

Biodiesel, NBB

Meet Biodiesel Scientists Making an Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

A virtual event is being held this afternoon (September 10) with the co-chairs of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel to let them show some of the real-world impacts of their biodiesel research and outreach. In this live Zoom event, meet four students serving as the new co-chairs of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, improving the world through science. …

Biodiesel, Education, NBB, Research, Science

Heating Oil Groups Launch Joint Bioheat Promotional Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Five of the most prominent northeast heating oil trade associations recently launched a collaborative effort to promote clean, renewable Bioheat to consumers and get more heating oil companies to begin offering Bioheat to their customers. The campaign One Industry – One Choice includes the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, the Empire State Energy Association, the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, …

Biodiesel, Bioheat, NBB

Biodiesel Ads Urge President to Reject “Gap” SRE Petitions

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has launched a radio advertising campaign in six Midwestern states, urging President Donald Trump to keep his promise on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will run for two weeks in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The 30-second ads say, “EPA is threatening to grant more big oil handouts this year that reduce biodiesel …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, NBB, RFS

New Leaders for Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Four new co-chairs have been selected to lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB) forward. The new co-chairs are: Jenny Frank, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Leo Budy, University of Kansas Zenith Tandukar, University of Minnesota John Cramsey, Iowa State University In a live Zoom event – “Science, Live: Meet Biodiesel Scientists Making …

Biodiesel, NBB

Grand Forks Buses Go Green With Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The Cities Area Transit (CAT) buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota are sporting a new look this summer to celebrate the switch to B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. To help introduce residents to biodiesel and its benefits, the Route 7 bus that travels from downtown, along Washington St. and around the shopping hub …

Biodiesel, NBB

Senators Urge EPA to Reject Retroactive Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of 16 senators sent a letter this week urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject any petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for past compliance years. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and a dozen others said in the letter to EPA Administrator …

Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, RFA

Biodiesel Board Urges EPA to Reject Gap Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board is urging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to immediately reject the flood of 52 small refinery exemption petitions for previous years going back to 2011. Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s VP of Federal Affairs, states, “EPA’s consideration of small refinery exemption petitions going back to 2011 flies in the face of the recent 10th Circuit decision. By rolling back …

Biodiesel, EPA, NBB

Farm & Biofuel Groups Challenge Retroactive RFS Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Nine leading biofuel and farm organizations sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler Tuesday asking him for answers on what is seen as a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are …

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Biodiesel Board Wants Transparency on “Gap” SRE Petitions

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board is asking EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to disclose any small refinery exemption petitions for RFS compliance years preceding 2019 that the Environmental Protection Agency received this year. In a letter to Wheeler, NBB also requests that EPA apply the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit’s ruling in Renewable Fuels Association v. EPA to all …

Biodiesel, EPA, NBB