Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard urged the committee to extend the Second-Generation Production Tax Credit …

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Elite 8 Mad for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

March Madness kicks off this week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has released its own bracket of colleges and universities upping their game with a different kind of prowess – biodiesel research, production and education. Many are members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB). From East-to-West, here are …

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Iowa Biofuels Groups Spotlight Oil Industry Study

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw and Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley held a joint press conference Friday to discuss an oil industry study make public by Reuters that shows putting a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) would not be the “win-win” that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has repeatedly said he wants …

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“Diesel Brothers” are Biodiesel Hit at #Classic18

Cindy Zimmerman

The DieselSellerz, stars of the Discovery Channel show “Diesel Brothers” were a big hit at the Commodity Classic last week as they unveiled their latest creation – a fully customized, biodiesel powered, Ford F550 Powerstroke diesel. The truck was built in partnership with the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council as a way to highlight biodiesel as a commercial fuel …

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Biodiesel Group Honors California Clean Fuel Leader

Cindy Zimmerman

Last week at the California Advanced Biofuel Alliance annual conference the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) honored Celia DuBose with the Climate Leader Award. DuBose was a founding member and the first employee of the California Biodiesel Alliance, an organization committed to enhancing access to cleaner burning biodiesel. As executive director, she oversaw the organization’s recent expansion into representation of other …

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Biodiesel Board Grows Membership

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) added two more organizations last month, welcoming commodity merchandising company WWS Trading, and biodiesel equipment manufacturer All Line Equipment. “NBB’s primary goal has always been to advance the biodiesel industry, and one of the many ways we achieve that is by connecting our members to one another,” said Brad Shimmens, Director of Operations and Membership. …

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New Biodiesel Foundation Scholarship Honors Calabotta

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Foundation‘s new Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant offers up to $2,000 to full-time students who are interested in science, research and biodiesel sustainability. Calabotta was director of Monsanto’s Bioenergy Development Program, and served on the biodiesel foundation board from 2007-2015. She passed away last March. “Beth was an advocate for student development and a supporter of biofuel …

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Censky Receives Biodiesel Pioneer Award

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky was presented with the Eye on Biodiesel Pioneer award at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference Wednesday. As the long-time CEO of the American Soybean Association, Censky was instrumental in the growth and advancement of biodiesel over the years. ASA’s primary focus as an organization is policy development and implementation of soybean farmer issues, including biodiesel. …

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Welcome to #NBB18

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo opened today at the Fort Worth Convention Center with the theme of “Driven” to celebrate to 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. “For the visionaries who launched what would become the National Biodiesel Board in 1992, we want to say ‘thank you,’” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagan. “We look forward to taking this …

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