Trucks Line Up for BioTrucker Biodiesel

John Davis

It was quite a scene today as more than 50 semis, pickup trucks and cars lined up for biodiesel at the newest stop in the BioTrucker network at the Gas City station in Romeoville, Ill. This press release from the National Biodiesel Board says Gas City was offering off per gallon on the purchase of B11: The B11 blend, common …

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New “BioTrucker” Stop Offers Biodiesel Savings

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the Gas City station in Romeoville, Illinois as the latest addition to the BioTrucker network. BioTrucker is a program that encourages truck stops to sell environmentally friendly, domestically produced biodiesel blends. Biodiesel is an alternative to diesel fuel. It’s made from diverse renewable resources, such as recycled cooking oil and soybean oil. Bill Schireman, …

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Europe Slaps American Biodiesel with Duties

John Davis

The fight between the Europeans and Americans over U.S. biodiesel continues as the European Commission now proposes to impose anti-dumping duties on the yankees’ green fuel. Hoosier Ag Today reports that the 27-country bloc recommended the punitive final duties at a meeting in Brussels today: The Commission suspects U.S. biodiesel is heavily subsidized. The duties will come into force by …

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Biodiesel Board: EPA Extension Will Hurt Industry

John Davis

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended its public comment period on its proposal to change the requirements to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The National Biodiesel Board was already upset that the proposal would keep soy-based biodiesel from qualifying for the RFS, and now, this Des Moines Register story says the 60-day extension on comments on that proposal will delay …

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Biodiesel Board Rallies Troops in RFS-2 Fight

John Davis

In a move to fight a proposed change that would basically shut out soy-based biodiesel… the bulk of the nation’s biodiesel production… from the Renewable Fuels Standard, the National Biodiesel Board has launched a Web site to give people the tools to make comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal. The RFS2 Action Center gives those who want to stop …

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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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