National Biodiesel CEO Keynotes Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe was the keynote speaker at the 10th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this week, highlighting the significance of the new volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for biodiesel. “It signaled a strong commitment by the EPA that they not only wanted to get the program back on track but they want to …

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NBB Challenges EPA Rules on Argentinian Biodiesel

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is challenging the federal government’s rules on the import of Argentinian biodiesel. This article from the NBB’s ally, the American Soybean Association (ASA), says NBB filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that says the way the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is handling Argentinian biodiesel violates …

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Biodiesel Smart Enough to Take on a Harvard Winter

John Davis

While we’re in the midst of winter’s icy grip, the folks at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) remind us how the green fuel can take on the coldest, snowiest winters. They point to last winter in Boston, when the city received nearly 10 FEET of snow, and Harvard University’s biodiesel-powered fleet didn’t miss a beat. David E. Harris Jr., Harvard’s …

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Biodiesel Board Hires Franco as General Counsel

John Davis

Washington attorney Sandra Franco is the new general counsel at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). This news release from the group says Franco comes to NBB from the the environmental group at the international law firm Morgan Lewis, where she specialized in the Clean Air Act and natural resources law, and has long worked with the renewable fuels industry, including …

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Tax Extenders Package Includes Renewables

Cindy Zimmerman

The broad spending and tax legislation compromise unveiled by House Republicans Tuesday night includes federal tax incentive extensions for renewable energy, including biodiesel, wind and solar. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) commended congressional leaders for reinstating the expired biodiesel tax incentive in the tax and spending proposal released late Tuesday but continued pressing to reform the incentive as a domestic …

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Biodiesel Board Applauds Ore. Clean Fuel Program

John Davis

Oregon has joined a pair of its West Coast neighbors to finalize its Clean Fuels Program (CFP), gaining praise from the National Biodiesel Board, who points out how biodiesel can help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent by 2025. “Biodiesel is the most sustainable fuel on the planet,” said Don Scott, National Biodiesel Board director of sustainability. “We …

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New Biodiesel Board Chair Elected

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board recently elected new officers for 2016. * Chairman – Ron Marr, Minnesota Soybean Processors * Vice-Chair – Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel * Treasurer – Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board * Secretary – Kent Engelbrecht, ADM Marr said the officers’ job now is to make sure the green fuel has all the necessary tools to remain …

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Biodiesel Industry to Congress: Renew Tax Incentive

John Davis

The biodiesel industry is calling on Congress to quickly pass a measure that would renew the biodiesel tax credit. The new legislation, sponsored by Sens. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Reps. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J), includes a key reform restructuring the incentive from a blender’s credit to a producer’s credit focused on domestic production. …

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#Biodiesel Board Outlines Positives in #RFS Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held a press call today to explain why they are so pleased with the final rule on volume obligations for biodiesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). First of all, NBB CEO Joe Jobe says the rule shows steady growth for biomass-based diesel from 2012 through 2017. “It grows the program from a billion gallons …

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Biodiesel Industry Welcomes #RFS RVO Numbers

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for years 2014, 2015 and 2016 as well as the volumes for the biomass-based diesel category for 2014-2017 that includes biodiesel volumes. The volumes were raised since the proposal in May 2015 and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the improved #RFS …

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