Iowa On-Farm Biodiesel Program Funding Triples

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Funding has more than tripled for Iowa’s new statewide On-Farm Biodiesel Credit Program to give back to farmers using biodiesel on their farms. The program, launched in August by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, refunds farmers up to 50 cents per gallon for buying biodiesel blends. Originally funded at $10,000, the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Biodiesel Board have joined …

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Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects New Chair

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The Iowa Biodiesel Board has elected Nathan Nolte, biofuels sales manager for Ag Processing Inc., to serve as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. AGP, a prominent farmer-owned cooperative, is the largest soybean processor west of the Mississippi and is a leading biodiesel producer. The Omaha-based company operates three biodiesel plants, two of which are in Iowa. They are …

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MN Bio-Fuels Appoints New Executive Director

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The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) has appointed Brian Werner as its new executive director. Prior to joining MN Bio-Fuels, Werner was the deputy legislative director / senior legislative assistant for renewable energy and agriculture for Sen. Amy Klobuchar. During that time, he supported Klobuchar’s work to protect mandatory funding for Farm Bill energy title programs, maintain stability in the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Renewable Fuels Industry Holds Briefing on Set Rule

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Fuels America held a webinar briefing with industry stakeholders Thursday about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” …

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Clean Fuels and EPA Pause Food Waste Records Litigation

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have agreed to pause on a lawsuit challenging new recordkeeping requirements for biodiesel and renewable diesel producers who use separated food waste, such as used cooking oil, as a feedstock. The parties agreed to put the case in abeyance through November 30, 2022, while Clean Fuels and its members continue …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA, renewable diesel

USDA Opens Applications for Higher Blends Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that applications are now being accepted for the latest round of funding under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The program seeks to market higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by sharing the costs to build and retrofit biofuel-related infrastructure such as pumps, dispensers and storage tanks. Secretary of Agriculture Tom …

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Clean Fuels Celebrates Rebrand with Missouri Governor

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed state and local officials to its headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri Tuesday to celebrate rebranding and expanding. Clean Fuels, formerly known as the National Biodiesel Board, expanded its brand this year in recognition of the multiple, rapidly growing clean fuels it represents, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Rep. …

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Clean Fuels Urges NY to Move Forward with Bioheat®

Cindy Zimmerman

The Clean Fuels industry wants New York to know there is ample supply to meet the state’s Bioheat® fuel mandate, which was due to take effect on July 1. Clean Fuels Alliance America, the Empire State Energy Association, and the New York State Energy Coalition recently sent a joint letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Bioheat, Clean Fuels Alliance

Biodiesel and Food Sustainability Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

As the food industry is under increasing pressure to meet increasingly ambitious sustainability goals demand continues to grow for biodiesel, a renewable alternative that more companies and municipalities are leveraging to lower their carbon footprint.   The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are hosting a free webinar Tuesday Aug. 30 at 1:00 pm central to …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Energy, Sustainability

New Registered Trademark Agreement for Bioheat®

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America recently announced the newest version of their Bioheat® Fuel Trademark License Agreement. To simplify the registration process, a website has been developed where current and new registrants may go to access the agreement for review and execution with Clean Fuels staff. After execution of a completed agreement, registrants will be sent the completed and ready for …

Biodiesel, Bioheat, Clean Fuels Alliance