Local Lung Associations: Biodiesel Key to Clean Air

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

A report by the American Lung Association says that the air in America is pretty bad. But local associations of that parent organization believe that biodiesel is key to cleaning it up. The State of the Air Report 2009 was shown during the American Lung Association of the District of Columbia’s recent (ALADC) news conference, as touted in this National …

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VW Ready to Race on Biodiesel

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

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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Biodiesel Big Part of Earth Day

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

Happy Earth Day, everybody!! “Biodiesel makes sense on Earth Day and every day.” Those words from our friend Joe Jobe, CEO at the National Biodiesel Board, sum up how the green fuel plays an important part in our lives… not just on days like this when we recognize eco-friendly actions, but every day. Burning the 700 million gallons of biodiesel …

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Iowa Legislature Moves Forward Biodiesel Standard

John Davis Biodiesel, Legislation, NBB

State senators in Iowa have passed a standard that would require all diesel fuel sold in the state contain 5 percent biodiesel. The measure still needs to clear the State House and gain the governor’s signature to become law. If it does, the Hawkeye State would become the eighth state in the nation to have a biodiesel requirement, joining Minnesota, …

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Labs Added to Biodiesel Quality Assurance Program

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

A new certification for commercial labs will help ensure the most reputable biodiesel quality program will be verifying the green fuel. This press release from the National Biodiesel Board says the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NBAC) has created the BQ-9000 Lab Program: “Reliable lab results are a major factor in guaranteeing fuel quality,” Rod Lawrence, Manager of Quality Control for …

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NBB Formally Responds to Europe’s Biodiesel Sanctions

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

In March, the European Commission imposed tariffs of 26 euros ($34.51) to 41 euros ($54.42) per 100 kg (220 lbs) on American biodiesel, virtually shutting the Yankee green fuel out of the European market. Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) turned in formal written comments to the EC’s decision to impose those provisional antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on …

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Study Shows Biodiesel Reduces CO2 Emissions

John Davis Biodiesel, NBB

Just in case you need more evidence of the clean-burning nature of biodiesel, a new study once again confirms the fuel’s green nature. A six-month demonstration by California-based fleet States Logistics’ saw carbon dioxide reduction of 72.9 tons compared to straight petroleum diesel. This National Biodisel Board press release says the company will be able to use the information to …

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More Biodiesel Awards

Cindy Zimmerman Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Several more awards were presented on the last day of the National Biodiesel Conference this week in San Francisco. As the Inspiration award winners, Bryan Peterson (right) and Pete Bethune shared their inspiring stories at the final general session. Fourteen years ago, Peterson made his way around the world in a small boat powered by biodiesel. He completed the 35,000 …

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