#Biodiesel Industry Storms Capitol Hill

Joanna Schroeder

The biodiesel industry is storming Capitol Hill today to share the widespread benefits of the advanced renewable fuel. Nearly 100 leaders are calling on legislators to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a new report released found that in 2015, the biodiesel industry produced 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel that supported $8.4 billion in economic impact …

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#FEW16 Panel Focuses on Realizing Ethanol Potential

Joanna Schroeder

Some of the biofuel industry’s top leaders took to the stage at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) this week to discuss opportunities for the biofuels industry to help it achieve its true potential in the light of the Renewable Fuel Standard and the EPA’s apparent dragging of the feet in getting renewable fuel volumes to mandated levels and higher. One …

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NBB Shares #Biodiesel Success Story with Congress

Joanna Schroeder

During a congressional hearing today in Washington, D.C. focused on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Anne Steckel, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) vice president of federal affairs, shared biodiesel’s success story and stressed that the industry is delivering the majority of advanced biofuels under the energy program and is poised to do even more. “Biodiesel and renewable diesel …

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NBB Launches #Biodiesel Media Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has launched a new advertising campaign, “More is Less“. The ad show that Americans can reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by using more biodiesel in vehicles and fleets. “Using more biodiesel means less fossil fuel, less carbon emissions, less carcinogens, less environmental impact,” said Donnell Rehagen, NBB’s Chief Operation Officer and Interim CEO. “Even …

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NBB’s Anne Steckel Calls for More #Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

Biofuel supporters from around the U.S. were in Kansas City, Missouri today to share their personal stories of how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has benefited them, their communities and the country. The EPA held a hearing to collect comments about its 2018 proposed rule for biomass-based diesel volumes, the fuel category in which biodiesel supplies the majority of gallons. …

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Slight Biodiesel Growth in Proposed 2018 #RFS Rules

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for the 2018 rules under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today and only called for a slight growth in biodiesel volumes. As a result, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling on the Obama Administration to strengthen the proposal that only calls for a 100 million gallon …

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Scientists Confirm #Biodiesel Provides CO2 Reduction

Joanna Schroeder

A report from the Coordinating Research Council, (CRC) adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates biodiesel’s role as a low carbon fuel. Two of the report’s key conclusions find that carbon emissions from biofuels are declining relative to petroleum, and confidence in these results continue to grow as more research is released. According to the National Biodiesel Board …

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EPA Honors Biodiesel Leaders

Joanna Schroeder

Two long-time biodiesel leaders have been honored by the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) for their commitment to the environment – Harvard University Fleet Management Division and Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, NJ. Joe Biluck, Medford’s director of operations and technology, and David E. Harris Jr., Harvard’s director transit and fleet management, are the champions behind their fleets’ switch to …

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Long-Term Biodiesel Tax Incentive Bill Introduced

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Representatives Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) have introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and modify the program to become a domestic production credit. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit has been lapsed and reinstated multiple times. It is scheduled to expire yet again on December 31, 2016. This bill would extend the incentive three …

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