Celebrate Biodiesel Day Today

Joanna Schroeder

Today is National Biodiesel Day and the celebration of Rudolf Diesel, the inventor of the diesel engine. Many will remember that similar to the first “gas” engine running on ethanol, the first “diesel” engine ran on peanut oil. In fact, National Biodiesel Board (NBB) notes that when he created his engine, he envisioned a time when vegetable oils would one …

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BioFuelNet Heads to School

Joanna Schroeder

BioFuelNet is heading back to school to get young men and women excited about biofuels. The organization is partnering with Talk Energy Week to participate in panel discussions at schools in eight Canadian cities. The discussions, targeted at grades 11 and 12 and reaching more than 1800 students, will include information on how to develop sustainable advanced biofuels. Each participating …

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ACE Video Highlights #E15 Market Potential

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has released a new animated video targeted to retail fuel station owners and encouraging them to offer consumers #E15 at the pump. The piece highlights the rapidly growing number of vehicles on the road that can use E15. The video is located on the Flex Fuel Forward website, a source where retailers can share …

ACE, E15, Ethanol, Retailers, Video

Vehicle Manufacturers Increase #Biodiesel Support

Joanna Schroeder

From coast-to-coast B20 is now formally supported by nearly all vehicle manufacturers. Today more than 78 percent of the diesel vehicles coming off production lines are approved for use with B20, as noted during the annual Biodiesel Showcase that took place yesterday during the 13th Annual National Biodiesel Conference. Some big examples of support include General Motors (GM), Hino and …

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Biodiesel Warming Up For Another Big Year

Cindy Zimmerman

At the opening General Session of the 2016 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa Tuesday, there was a theme of the underdog winning the game – and a promise that biodiesel is in the game to win. “Last year the biodiesel industry demonstrated more than ever that no matter how beat up we are, no matter how outgunned we …

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“Kirby’s Future” Wins Fuel the Future Video Contest

Joanna Schroeder

A young woman from Des Moines, Iowa, Helena Gruensteid, who attends Roosevelt High School, took home the top honors in the Fuel the Future video contest. The top three placing high school videos were unveiled yesterday during the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit held in Altoona, Iowa. Gruensteid was awarded $1,000 for her video “Kirby’s Future. The contest was …

E15, Education, Ethanol, IRFA Renewable Fuels Summit, Video

Olympia School District Goes to School with Propane

Joanna Schroeder

Stanford, Illinois students are traveling around town in school buses fueled by propane. The Olympia Community Unit #16 School District, a rural district covering 377 square miles, converted to propane-fueled buses to meet the district’s needs for reliable, lower-cost buses. The school buses travel an average of 20,000 miles per year. According to John Olsen, assistant superintendent for Olympia, the …

Alternative energy, Propane, Video

Americans United for Change New Climate Video

Joanna Schroeder

COP21 will go down in history as nearly 200 countries came together to reach an historic climate agreement. Despite the efforts, there is still a political contingency of “climate deniers” (check out the Climate Deniers Anthem spoof released by Funny or Die last week) and Americans United for Change noted they will be taking the presidential debate stage tomorrow in …

Americans United for Change, Clean Energy, Clean Power Plan, Climate Change, politics, Renewable Energy, Video

Sing Along to the Climate Change Deniers’ Anthem

Joanna Schroeder

Funny or Die has done it again with their latest video “produced” by the Koch Brothers, the fossil fuel billionaires. In the video spoof, the Koch brothers pay celebrities to sing climate change denier’s anthem to the “We Are the World” music. The video features actors Beau Bridges, January Jones, Darren Criss, Jennette McCurdy, Emily Osment, Ben Feldman, Estelle and …

Clean Energy, Climate Change, Video

Gates Launches Breakthrough Energy Coalition @ #COP21

Joanna Schroeder

In Paris this past weekend, leading up to COP21 and the World Climate Summit, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame, launched a new clean energy initiative, The Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Gates announced the news on his blog, “Gates Notes,” where he wrote that a global group of investors are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and …

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