Ag and Biofuel Groups Ask Congress for COVID-19 Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s top biofuel and farm advocates are calling on Congress to ensure the next round of COVID-19 relief includes U.S. ethanol and biodiesel production. A joint letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was signed by the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the National Biodiesel Board, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Corn Growers …

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Commerce Maintains Duties on Argentine Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today a final determination in its “changed circumstances review” of antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on imports of Argentine biodiesel. As a result, the rates on biodiesel imports from Argentina will remain at their current levels. National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is pleased with the decision. Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s VP of Federal …

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National Biodiesel Foundation Offers Student Scientist Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

Student scientists can qualify for an award of up to $2000 through the Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant, established by the National Biodiesel Foundation in 2018 to help deserving full-time students interested in science, research, and biodiesel sustainability. “Beth Calabotta had a passion for student education and advanced biofuels,” NBF President Jeff Lynn shared. “The Foundation is honored to provide …

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NBB Kicks Off 2020 Biodiesel Branding Program

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s National Biodiesel Day, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday, and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is celebrating with its 2020 vehicle branding program designed to showcase biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” “When Rudolf invented the diesel engine in the 1890s, it was designed to run on peanut oil and he envisioned …

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Partnership Testing 100 Percent Biodiesel in Fleet Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

A new partnership is conducting a year-long test project to demonstrate viability of 100 percent biodiesel (B100) in high-mileage fleet applications. Under this partnership, five trucks owned by ADM will be outfitted with Optimus Technologies’ Vector fuel system, an innovative technology that enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel. The trucks will be used in daily fleet …

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Senators Urge Timely Processing of Biodiesel Tax Credits

Cindy Zimmerman

Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are urging Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to promptly process 2018-2019 claims for the biodiesel tax credit, which Congress retroactively reinstated at the end of 2019. “Timely payment of claims for 2018 and 2019 is necessary for the recovery of the entire biodiesel industry, including producers, blenders, and farmers,” the …

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Biodiesel Conference Wrap

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is a wrap and all of the content is now available on the Biodiesel Conference Blog. The conference, which was held Jan. 20-23 in Tampa, attracted more than 700 biodiesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates from across the nation gathered in Tampa, Florida to set their sights on a new ambitious …

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Comments Submitted for USDA Infrastructure Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels organizations submitted comments this week on USDA’s proposed Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to expand the availability of domestic ethanol and biodiesel by incentivizing the expansion of sales of renewable fuels and facilitating increased sales of higher biofuel blends (E15 or higher). The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) made a number of recommendations that USDA should consider in …

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Soybean Growers Show Biodiesel Support

Cindy Zimmerman

American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Ryan Findlay was on the program at the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa last week, sharing his policy views for the new decade. A number of ASA directors were also in attendance showing their support for the biodiesel industry, which increases the value of U.S. soybean oil by 11 cents per pound and 63 …

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Industry Celebrates Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

Cindy Zimmerman

Without question, the multi year biodiesel tax credit extension achieved at the end of 2019 was a tremendous victory for the industry. “No one is more relieved, excited and enthused to say we got it done – five years certainty through 2022!” said National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik. “No other tax extender as large as …

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