Biodiesel Board Welcomes East Coast Policy Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has created a new Director of State Regulatory Affairs position and announced the appointment of Steve Dodge to fill it. Dodge is a longtime energy industry veteran who will focus primarily on advancing state and regional policy efforts for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and Bioheat® home heating oil on the east coast. With more than two decades …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel Ready to Meet USDA Ag Innovation Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel is ready now to meet the goals of the Agriculture Innovation Agenda. That was the message that the National Biodiesel Board gave to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in comments last week on “’ready to go’ technologies, practices, and management approaches to benefit farmers, consumers, and the environment.” NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik wrote in …

Biodiesel, NBB, USDA

National Biodiesel Foundation Receives Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Foundation has been awarded two Environmental Protection Agency grants through the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. The first is in partnership with the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Public Works and DC Department of Water. The second is with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The Foundation is also partnering with Optimus Technologies and Renewable …

Biodiesel, NBB

NBB Announces New State Governmental Affairs Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has announced a new state governmental affairs director with longtime director Shelby Neal departing the organization and Floyd Vergara assuming the leadership role in directing NBB’s nationwide program. “While we are sad to see Shelby go after 12 tremendous years leading NBB’s state policy team, we could not be more thrilled to have someone of …

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2021 National Biodiesel Conference Goes Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

Virtual conferences are now starting to be announced for 2021. The 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo will be virtual now January 18-21. The event will be accessible to everyone, sharing the industry’s message from coast to coast through a new format that will “RISE” to meet the needs of all attendees. “Our industry is proving its strength and commitment …

Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Biodiesel Industry News

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board welcomes Matt Herman as the organization’s new Director of Environmental Science. Previously, Herman held positions with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and as Manager of Sustainability for Renewable Energy Group. As Director of Environmental Science, Matt will work closely with NBB’s advocacy team and the membership to ensure that laws and regulations properly reflect the sustainable …

Biodiesel, NBB, REG

Energy Bites 9/28

Cindy Zimmerman

Chief Ethanol Now Producing USP Grade Ethanol – Chief Ethanol is now producing USP Grade Ethanol at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol has modified its current process operations to produce higher grades of ethanol for use as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer and is able to provide long-term supply of higher grades of ethanol into industrial alcohol …

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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 …

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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