#FPS21 Features Congressional Biofuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Six Republican members of Congress from Illinois, Iowa and Indiana held a Biofuels Summit at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday to discuss the importance of ethanol and biodiesel to the region and the challenges being faced by the biofuels industry. House Biofuels Caucus Co-chair Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL) was joined by Mike Bost (R-IL), Darin LaHood (R-IL), Randy Feenstra …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Progress Show

B100 Pilot Truck to be Showcased at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

One of five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week, according to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The pilot, conducted by ADM, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), Optimus Technologies, American Lung Association (ALA), National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council was …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybean, Soybeans, Trucks

USDA Invests $26 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states. The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas …

Biodiesel, E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, USDA

Groups Urge Fair Analysis for Aviation Fuel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of agricultural and biofuels organizations is urging Congress to make sure an accountable life cycle analysis is used in developing a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, Sustainability

NBB Launches Ad Campaign on Renewable Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board has launched a new radio advertising campaign calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin on the Brownfield Ag News Network. “As a candidate last August, Joe Biden called the Renewable Fuel Standard ‘our …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, canola, EPA, NBB, RFS

Lawmakers Call for Biofuels Support

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of Republican Senators is requesting a meeting with President Biden to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard and promote biofuels as a key solution for America’s energy and climate agenda. The letter was led by Senators Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall of Kansas. “We seek an audience to discuss the tremendous opportunity that biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel present …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

REG Teams With Manchester United

Cindy Zimmerman

Manchester United Football Club and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. have teamed up for a shared mission to tackle climate change and create a cleaner world. The Club and Renewable Energy Group will work together to raise awareness of the company’s biofuel products and encourage positive environmental change among Manchester United’s global fanbase and beyond. Manchester United was among the first …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Environment, REG

Court Upholds 2019 RFS Volumes, Rejects Refiner Arguments

Cindy Zimmerman

A D.C. Circuit Court decision Friday upholds 2019 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard, while at the same time rejecting arguments from oil refiners that the RFS causes them economic hardship. The National Biodiesel Board, one of the biofuels petitioners in the case challenging EPA’s failure to account for retroactive small refinery exemptions that undercut the annual volumes …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

States Tackle Carbon Emissions with Bioheat®

Cindy Zimmerman

More states are recognizing the benefits of Bioheat® fuel for carbon emissions reduction. According to the National Biodiesel Board, governors from Connecticut and Rhode Island recently approved mandates requiring increased use of biomass-based heating oil, also known as Bioheat® fuel, over the next decade. A similar bill in New York awaits the governor’s signature. Each of the mandates differ slightly. …

Biodiesel, Bioheat, NBB

Biodiesel Board Seeing Membership Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

With interest in low carbon fuels growing, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is experiencing growth in membership within the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry. Eight new companies have joined the organization in the last year, according to CEO Donnell Rehagen. “It’s an incredible time for the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry as we push toward our vision of 6 billion …

Biodiesel, NBB, renewable diesel