Iowa Biodiesel Board Leader Elected to NBB Board

Joanna Schroeder

This week, Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) former leader Chad Stone, with the Renewable Energy Group (REG), was elected to a leadership position with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Stone recently served as the immediate past chair of IBB. The election took place in St. Louis, Missouri last week during NBB’s annual fall meeting. NBB’s board is comprised of 15 governing …

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New Biodiesel Board in Place

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members selected their leadership this week, electing six returning governing board members and one new member to serve in leadership roles, joining new NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen in moving the organization forward. NBB members voted to fill seven board member spots: • Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board • Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel, …

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NBB’s Anderson Discusses #Biodiesel Wins at #NAFB16

Joanna Schroeder

So far this year biodiesel has secured some great wins. During the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) Trade Talk, Cindy Zimmerman spent a few minutes with Nebraska farmer Greg Anderson who is the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) treasurer. They spoke about some of the 2016 successes for the biodiesel industry. One big success was New York City’s increased support …

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#Biodiesel Industry Congrats President-Elect Trump

Joanna Schroeder

Along with their sister biofuel ethanol, the biodiesel diesel industry is congratulating President-Elect Donald Trump who is set to become America’s 45th President. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen issued the following statement. “The National Biodiesel Board congratulates our newly elected and returning leaders and looks forward to working them to promote local jobs, energy security and clean air through …

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Fueling our Future Theme of 2017 #Biodiesel Conference

Joanna Schroeder

The biodiesel industry will be heading to San Diego, California next January for the 14th annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. This year’s theme is Fueling our Future and takes place January 16-19, 2017. Some of the key topics will be the future of biodiesel with Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, as well as highlight new …

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Meet New #Biodiesel Board CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to being named CEO of the National Biodiesel Board this week, Donnell Rehagen had been the organization’s number two man for 12 years, the behind-the-scenes guy who got stuff done. In all the years we have covered the National Biodiesel Conference, which Rehagen coordinated as chief operating officer, we have only interviewed him a couple of times. Now that …

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#Biodiesel Board Names New CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today named Donnell Rehagen as the trade group’s chief executive officer. Rehagen has been chief operating officer for NBB since 2004 and was named interim CEO in June. “We couldn’t be more excited to elevate Donnell to the permanent position of CEO,” said NBB Chairman Ron Marr. “His detailed knowledge of our organization and deep …

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NBB Reinforces Need for Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Joanna Schroeder

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is reinforcing the need once again for the biodiesel tax incentive. On behalf of America’s biodiesel producers, the association sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging the extension of the incentive prior to its expiration on December 31, 2016. “We strongly urge you to extend the biodiesel tax credit and take …

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New Data Supports #Biodiesel Carbon Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted an alternative fuels workshop in Macon, Georgia this week that reviewed the sustainability of feedstocks, such as soybean oil, used when producing biodiesel or biojet fuel. During the event, Purdue University Professor Wally Tyner presented the latest findings from a team research project (funded by the James and Louis Ackerman endowment) focused on …

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Biodiesel will Help California Reach Climate Goals

Cindy Zimmerman

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week which require the state to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and biodiesel is part of the plan to make that happen. “The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright,” said National Biodiesel Board Director of State Governmental Affairs …

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