Biodiesel Board Hires Director of Communications

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has appointed Liz McCune as director of communications. In this role, McCune will work to craft and share messages on the industry’s plans to move from 3 to 6 billion gallons by 2030, as well as promote the National Biodiesel Board and the members it serves. She is responsible for the development of communication strategies for …

Biodiesel, NBB, renewable diesel

NBB Chair Proud of Biodiesel Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

2020 was a tough year for everyone, but National Biodiesel Board Chairman Chad Stone is proud that the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry was able to rise and move forward despite the challenges. This was the second year as chair for Stone, who is Renewable Energy Group Senior Vice President for Commercial Performance. “We significantly increased our blend rates within …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, REG, renewable diesel

Focus on Biodiesel’s Environmental Benefits

Cindy Zimmerman

The environmental benefits of both biodiesel and renewable diesel are in focus this week at the virtual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. Matt Herman is the National Biodiesel Board‘s new Director of Environmental Science. Formally with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Renewable Energy Group (REG), Herman has plenty of experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental …

Audio, Biodiesel, Environment, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, renewable diesel

Renewable Energy Group Announces Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. this week announced organizational changes in its senior leadership team intended to “accelerate the company’s performance as a leader in a rapidly growing industry.” Chad Stone will move from the Chief Financial Officer position into a newly created role of Senior Vice President, Commercial Performance, overseeing the company’s planning, scheduling and optimization functions to drive commercial …

Biodiesel, biofuels, REG, renewable diesel

REG Plans Expansion of Louisiana Renewable Diesel Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. has announced plans for a capacity expansion of its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with target mechanical completion date in late 2023. “REG Geismar has proven to be a tremendous asset for our company and is a natural site …

REG, renewable diesel

REG to Supply Ultra Clean® Diesel in California

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) recently entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons, Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean® at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean blends biodiesel and renewable diesel to create one of the lowest carbon intensity liquid fuels available approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Hunt & Sons is a leading California-based …

Biodiesel, REG, renewable diesel

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions With Renewable Diesel

Carrie Muehling

Renewable Energy Group (REG) is helping a North Carolina public utility to fuel part of its fleet with renewable diesel. Thirty-four diesel vehicles in the Charlotte Water fleet began running on REG renewable diesel in May. In the first three months, they reduced greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 75 tons, which is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of an …

REG, renewable diesel, Renewable Energy

REG Updates Website with Cleaner Fuels Resources

Cindy Zimmerman

The new and improved Renewable Energy Group website features resources about cleaner fuels like biodiesel and renewable diesel. The website is intended to serve a wide variety of visitors, including the general public, customers, investors and potential employees. They can learn the basics of different fuels, get technical information about REG products, make purchase inquiries, search for jobs and more. …

Biodiesel, renewable diesel, Renewable Electricty Standard (RES)

U.S. Navy Completes Sea Trial with Renewable Diesel

Joanna Schroeder

The Navy is advancing its commitment to renewable fuels. Recently a Navy ship operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel produced by Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) completed final-phase testing of ReadiDiesel, a 100 percent  renewable biofuel. One objective of …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, military, renewable diesel

UPS Drives 1 Billion Miles with Alternative Fuels

Joanna Schroeder

One year earlier than expected, UPS has driven over 1 billion miles using its various alternative fueled fleet. It’s “Rolling Laboratory” included more than 7,200 vehicles ranging from pedal power and electric-assisted bicycles, to electric and hybrid vehicles to natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and renewable diesel. The “fuel” option is tailored for the geography from dense urban areas …

Alternative Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric Vehicles, Natural Gas, Propane, renewable diesel