Labs Added to Biodiesel Quality Assurance Program

John Davis

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

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

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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Get Personal With Biodiesel on Twitter

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has joined the online conversation on Twitter. Today several of us have joined Twitter, to help answer your questions and discuss anything you feel like talking about in the biodiesel world. Whether you want to know if there is a biodiesel pump in your town, or have technical questions, or want to talk about anything biodiesel …

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More Biodiesel Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

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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Melissa Etheridge Supports Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Biodiesel continues to prove it is the most star-powered of renewable fuels. Singer/song writer Melissa Etheridge is the latest star to show her support for biodiesel, appearing Tuesday at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco. The artist shared an inspirational story of how her battle with breast cancer led her to want to make a difference in the world …

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Scientists Declare Biodiesel Support

Cindy Zimmerman

A new initiative was announced at the opening general session of the National Biodiesel Conference Monday – Scientists for Biodiesel. Thomas Jefferson Agricultural Institute founder Dr. Rob Myers made the announcement as co-chair of the campaign with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center President Roger Beachy. “Scientists sometimes have differences of opinion, but this declaration is intended to show the broad …

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Biodiesel Awards Presented

Cindy Zimmerman

Awards were presented at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Francisco Monday to people who have helped the industry grow. The winner of this year’s Impact Award from the National Biodiesel Board is Dr. Randall von Wedel of CytoCulture International, who has helped San Francisco become a leader in municipal use of biodiesel. NBB CEO Joe Jobe says Dr. von …

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New Holland Supports Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Conference is underway this week in San Francisco with the theme of “Leading Change Now.” One of the first companies to realize biodiesel’s potential for both farmers and farm machinery was New Holland, thanks to the influence of Gene Hemphill, manager of North American Industry Affairs for the company, pictured here (right) with National Biodiesel Board CEO …

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