Energy Grants $1.6 Mil for Public Education Efforts

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Energy has handed out $1.6 million to the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance… a group made up of the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Biodiesel Foundation, the Propane Education & Research Council, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation and ASG Renaissance… to boost efforts for a targeted educational plan aimed at Clean Cities Coordinators and related stakeholders. This …

Biodiesel, communications, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, News, RFA

Algae-to-Energy Researchers Talk Future in St. Louis

John Davis

St. Louis was the destination this week as more than 100 researchers and industry leaders from 10 states came together for the “Algae-to-Energy in the South” regional summit aimed at looking at algae’s potential as a renewable energy resource, particularly making it into biodiesel. This National Biodiesel Board press release says Dr. Richard Sayre, the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car …

algae, Biodiesel, NBB

Soybean & Biodiesel Boards Dispel RFS-2 Misinfo

John Davis

The biodiesel industry and the soybean checkoff have teamed up to try to dispel some of the misinformation being used that would basically disqualify soybean-based biodiesel, the bulk of the nation’s biodiesel, from the proposed federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). This United Soybean Board press release says the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Sustainability Analysis and Awareness project, funded in part …

Biodiesel, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

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, …

Biodiesel, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, International, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB