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 …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, Indirect Land Use, NBB, Research

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

DF Cast: RFA, NBB Submit RFS-2 Comments

John Davis

Back in May, the EPA put out its proposal for the new Renewable Fuels Standard… aka RFS-2… that got a lot of people talking about what is in the new standard. Some of the biggest backers of some of the greenest fuels, ethanol and biodiesel, are worried RFS-2 will actually keep these mainstays of the renewables out of the program …

Audio, Biodiesel, Domestic Fuel Cast, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Indirect Land Use, Legislation, NBB, News, RFA

NBB, RFA Submit Biodiesel, Ethanol Comments to EPA

John Davis

The comment period for the EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) has come and gone, and the leaders in the biodiesel and ethanol industries have turned in the comments they’ve collected from their members and interested parties. The National Biodiesel Board’s main contention is that the proposal contains several significant flaws: • EPA’s GHG [Greenhouse Gas] methodology relies on outdated …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Indirect Land Use, NBB, News, RFA

ASA, Biodiesel Board Call for RFS2 Comments

John Davis

The deadline for getting in your two cents’ worth on the U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) is rapidly approaching, as this Friday, Sept. 25th will mark the end of the comment period. This article in Biodiesel Magazine says the American Soybean Association and the National Biodiesel Board are making a last-minute appeal to their members and biodiesel supporters …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Early Bird Registration Looms for Biodiesel Conference

John Davis

It’s that time of year again… time to start talking about the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo! Now, if you’re looking at your calendar, you’ll notice that the National Biodiesel Board’s premier event is still about five months off, scheduled to take place February 7-10 at the Gaylord Texan hotel, just a few minutes from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. But …

Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Ford’s B20 Biodiesel-compatible Engine Cheered by NBB

John Davis

The news that Ford has developed a new diesel engine… code-named Scorpion… to put in its 2011 F-Series Super Duty diesel pickups will be fully compatible with a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) (see my post from yesterday) is being welcomed by the National Biodiesel Board: “This is the first of what we expect to be many formal announcements of …

Biodiesel, Car Makers, NBB

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