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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Biodiesel Big Part of Earth Day

John Davis

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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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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