Biodiesel Board Expands Web Presence to Facebook

John Davis

On the heels of its successful launch on YouTube earlier this year, the nation’s premier biodiesel advocacy group has expanded its Web presence with the launch of the National Biodiesel Board’s Facebook page. This press release from the NBB explains how the board will use this newest medium as another outlet for biodiesel information and discussion: With more than 100 …

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Biofuels Promoters in New Holland Tractor Race

Cindy Zimmerman

Two biofuels promoters took part in the 4th annual New Holland/Michael Peterson Celebrity Tractor Race held Sunday at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Chuck Leavell (left) is probably best known as the versatile keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and Joe Jobe is CEO of the National Biodiesel Board. Jobe noted that New Holland Boomer being used for the race …

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DF Cast: Making the Case for Biofuels to the EPA

John Davis

Members of the biofuels industries, including those growing the feedstocks to make the green fuels of ethanol and biodiesel, made their way to Washington, D.C. this week to try to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing rules that the biofuels folks will hurt their industry. The biggest point of contention is the EPA’s Indirect Land Use proposal that …

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Ethanol and Biodiesel Testimony Presented at EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on the proposed rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is now underway in Washington, DC. The first testimony presented was from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen, who expressed the ethanol industry’s major concerns about the agnecy’s attempt to measure greenhouse gas lifecycle analysis including international indirect land use changes. “There …

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Biodiesel Board Posts Fire Safety Tips

John Davis

A spectacular fire over the weekend at the Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) biodiesel plant in Brewster, Minnesota (no, that’s not a picture of the fire on the left… that’s from a NBB training video) has prompted the National Biodiesel Board to offer those in the industry and local fire officials of some tips on how to handle the rare fires …

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NBB Warns of Dropping Biodiesel Production

John Davis

Biodiesel production in the United States has dropped sharply, and the green fuel’s biggest advocate warns of the dire consequences of that drop and urges implementation of federal environmental rules that would support biodiesel and other renewables. The National Biodiesel Board says commercial biodiesel production in the U.S. in March 2009 fell to 30 million gallons… down from 49 million …

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VW Ready to Race on Biodiesel

John Davis

A race circuit for young drivers to get their professional careers going… while running on a clean, renewable fuel, gets started this weekend. The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series kicks off at VIRginia International Raceway on April 25 & 26… the second year that VW has offered a new way of thinking about auto racing. The series, sanctioned by …

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