Biodiesel Completes Capitol Christmas Tree Journey

John Davis

Tomorrow (Tuesday) night will be a magical time in Washington, D.C., as the Capitol Christmas Tree is officially lit. The National Biodiesel Board points out that the 85-foot blue spruce made the 4,000-mile cross-country trip from Arizona to the nation’s capital on a truck fueled with biodiesel … a first for the tradition of the Capitol Christmas Tree that goes …

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Growing Biodiesel Crops on the Road

Cindy Zimmerman

Roadsides and median strips may turn out to be the perfect place to grow crops for biodiesel. “It’s a very non-traditional approach to utilizing some public lands that are not being utilized as well as they could be,” says Utah State University researcher Dallas Hanks. It is estimated that there are some 10 million available acres of land in roadsides, …

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Time to Register for Biodiesel Conference!

John Davis

It’s that magical time of year when the mailman delivers those magical season cards that we all look forward to seeing. No, I’m not talking about Christmas cards. I mean those cards reminding us that the 2010 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is just around the corner. This year’s premier event for the biodiesel industry is being held Feb. 7-10, …

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Track the Capitol Christmas Tree’s Biodiesel Journey

John Davis

As you might remember from my post earlier this month, this year’s Capitol Christmas tree is making its approximately 4,000-mile trip from Arizona to Washington, D.C. fueled with biodiesel. Now you can track the trek of the two trucks (besides the 85-foot blue spruce, they’re also hauling nearly 10,000 handmade ornaments and 80 companion trees that will be placed in …

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Biodiesel Board Selects Leadership

John Davis

Members of the National Biodiesel have chosen who will represent the trade association on its governing board and leadership committee. In this NBB press release, NBB vice chair Gary Haer of Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group said the green fuel “is one of our nation’s valuable tools to fight greenhouse gas and enhance energy security,” and the the board’s leadership reflects …

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Biodiesel Board Asks Congress to Extend Tax Incentive

John Davis

An important tax incentive on biodiesel is about to expire, and the National Biodiesel Board is scrambling to get it renewed. Biodiesel Magazine reports that the NBB is lobbying lawmakers to renew the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive, which encourages biodiesel use by making it competitive with petroleum diesel fuel. NBB argues that if the incentive is allowed to expire on …

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DF Cast: Study Shows Biodiesel’s Energy Balance

John Davis

Last week, we told you new research shows how green biodiesel is. I finally got a chance to catch up with National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe to talk a little bit about this important study… and what it will mean as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new Renewable Fuels Standard, RFS-2. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel …

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Biodiesel Could Be Ultimate Solar Power

John Davis

A new study shows that the ultimate form of solar power could be biodiesel. Researchers at the University of Idaho and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have released a study that shows that for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce biodiesel, the return is 4.5 units of energy. And the National Biodiesel Board points out that soybean-based biodiesel …

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