Iowa Biodiesel Makers Take to DC

John Davis

Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) members joined their National Biodiesel Board colleagues in lobbying lawmakers to renew and restructure the federal $1-per-gallon credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel. IBB pointed to Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley’s proposal that would correct a loophole in the existing program and save U.S. taxpayers $90 million. “Nowhere is the success of the tax credit more evident …

Audio, Biodiesel, Government, Legislation, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, NBB

Biodiesel Leaders Push for Tax Credit Renewal

John Davis

Biodiesel leaders from across the nation descended on Washington, D.C., to push lawmakers to renew the federal $1-a-gallon biodiesel tax credit. The National Biodiesel Board points out producers have been without the credit for all of 2015, and that’s the fourth time in six years Congress has allowed it to lapse. During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting meeting …

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Biodiesel Conference Builds Power from Knowledge

John Davis

The old saying “knowledge is power” certainly applies to the upcoming National Biodiesel Conference and Expo, Jan. 25-28, 2016, in Tampa. Conference organizers promise expert speakers on forecast markets, explanation of new regulations, and discussions of tax incentives. Among the spotlight sessions: “Anatomy of the RFS Rule: What the New EPA Rule Does and What it Means for Biodiesel.” It’s …

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NBB’s Jobe Talks State of Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

The National Advanced Biofuels Conference kicked off last week with a heated discussion about the state of advanced biofuels in the U.S. with a focus on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Following the panel I had a chance to speak with Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board NBB) who was joined on the panel by Micheal McAdams, President …

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NBB: Survey Supports Increased Biodiesel Volumes

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says a national survey shows that America should have more biodiesel in its fuel mix. In a news release by the group, NBB pointed out the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) enjoys 80 percent support by voters, something the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should keep in mind as it sits one month away from releasing a …

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Biodiesel Board’s Steckel Honored by Clean Cities

John Davis

A leader from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has been recognized by a group working in public-private partnership to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition on Wednesday honored National Biodiesel Board Vice President Anne Steckel with its Initiative of the Year Award for her work promoting biodiesel on the local and national …

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Get Set to Go to the Biodiesel Conference in Tampa!

John Davis

It’s that time of year again! Time to register for the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, going on Jan. 25-28, 2016, in Tampa, Florida. Organizers promise networking and educational opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else. This year, we are on the water in Tampa, and you’ll see some big differences to our format. First, we’ve expanded meeting and sitting space …

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Young Scientists Can Apply for Biodiesel Scholarship

John Davis

College science students are being invited to apply for scholarships to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 25 – 28 in Tampa, Florida. The National Biodiesel Board, the United Soybean Board and the National Biodiesel Foundation are offering a $500 travel scholarship with the application deadline of Nov. 12. Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel is an NBB program …

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California LCFS Opens Opportunities for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is very pleased with the decision last week by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to readopt the Low Carbon Fuels Standard and the increased role biodiesel will play in that standard. The new standard finds that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent and often by as much as 81 percent …

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Biodiesel Board Responds to EU Protectionism

John Davis

The European Union has extended its protectionist trade duties that have kept the American green fuel out of the continent since 2009. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling on Congress to reinstate the U.S. tax incentive now to help counter what NBB sees as unfair trade practices. “The European Commission has decided to continue a policy that is clearly …

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