EPA Honors Biodiesel Leaders

Joanna Schroeder

Two long-time biodiesel leaders have been honored by the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) for their commitment to the environment – Harvard University Fleet Management Division and Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, NJ. Joe Biluck, Medford’s director of operations and technology, and David E. Harris Jr., Harvard’s director transit and fleet management, are the champions behind their fleets’ switch to …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, EPA, NBB

Long-Term Biodiesel Tax Incentive Bill Introduced

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and modify the program to become a domestic production credit. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit has been lapsed and reinstated multiple times. It is scheduled to expire yet again on December 31, 2016. This bill would extend the incentive three …

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Groups Ask for Advanced Biofuel Tax Extension

Joanna Schroeder

As the advanced biofuel tax credits get closer to expiring, six biofuel trade associations have called on federal legislators to pass a multi-year extension of the credits. In 2015, through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, several programs were extended including: the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit; the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant …

advance biofuels, BIO, Growth Energy, NBB, RFA

Celebrate Biodiesel Day Today

Joanna Schroeder

Today is National Biodiesel Day and the celebration of Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine. Many will remember that similar to the first “gas” engine running on ethanol, the first “diesel” engine ran on peanut oil. In fact, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) notes that when he created his engine, he envisioned a time when vegetable oils would one …

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Become a Next Generation Biodiesel Leader

Joanna Schroeder

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the next crop of biodiesel leaders to join the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. NGSB is seeking additional co-chairs to help take this student professional organization to the next level. Working with NBB staff, the volunteer co-chairs help establish direction, assist with planning educational content, recruitment efforts and producing webinars and …

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Students Discuss Biodiesel Research Projects at #NBB16

Joanna Schroeder

Students who are part of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel had the opportunity to share their research during the recent National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. The students all have one thing in common – their passion for the biodiesel industry. I spoke with several of these budding biodiesel leaders during the poster session. Thomas Kwan is a PhD candidate …

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Two Women Share Their Biodiesel Research

Joanna Schroeder

There is a growing number of women who are forging paths and leading the way in innovative biodiesel research. Two such women are Megan Hums, a student at Drexel University, and Jennifer Greenstein, a student at North Carolina State University. They are both members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program and they both presented posters during this year’s …

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Students Benefit From Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

It’s never too early to encourage the next generation of biodiesel and bioproduct scientists and this is just what NBB is doing through its Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. Several members of the group attended this year’s conference and presented posters, attended educational sessions and networked, networked, networked. James Anderson, from University of Illinois, serves as co-chair for the …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biomaterials, Education, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, Research