ISA Launches Interactive B20 Club Webpage

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently launched an updated B20 Club webpage that features an interactive map of Illinois-based organizations that utilize 20% biodiesel and higher blends to fuel their fleets. “The B20 Club of Illinois is proud to launch our updated website and recommit ourselves to our core mission of educating fleets and stakeholders on the immediate benefit of …

Biodiesel, Soybean, Soybeans

Argentina and Indonesia Biodiesel Duties Extended

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) last week announced its findings after its five-year (“sunset”) review of antidumping and countervailing duty orders on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia and determined that revocation of them “would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.” As a result, the existing orders on imports of …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Trade

May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

Cindy Zimmerman

May is the month to celebrate Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska, highlighting the importance of renewable biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, especially for the Cornhusker State. Fueled by Nebraska, a partnership of Nebraska biofuels organizations, and the Nebraska Soybean Board, is leading the initiative this month to celebrate renewable fuels as we head into the summer driving season. Gov. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans

Senators Urge EPA to Strengthen RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a bipartisan group of 14 colleagues in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The senators specifically request EPA strengthen the RFA by maintaining the blending requirements for 2023; denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs); eliminating proposed retroactive cuts to the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News

First Timers at ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

This year was the first time Bill and Kathy Howell attended the American Coalition for Ethanol DC Fly-in and they welcomed the opportunity to meet with Congressional lawmakers and staff to talk about ethanol. Howell just became manager and CEO of Adkins Energy, an ethanol and biodiesel production facility in northwest Illinois, about six months ago after a four year …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Farmers Join Fight Against MN “Clean Cars” Mandate

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) has joined the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association and NACS, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, and ICM Inc., in filing a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota for its adoption of California’s “zero-emission vehicle” mandate. “Having Minnesota blindly follow California’s rules gives up our ability to make our own decisions and would sabotage …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Soybeans

Biofuels Caucus Re-Launches for the 118th Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

The Congressional Biofuels Caucus has officially been relaunched for the 118th Congress. Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) serve as co-chairs for the caucus which keeps Members of Congress and their staff informed on developments in the biofuels industry, and works with stakeholders to ensure policy reflects the role biofuels play in …

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

Clean Fuels’ Fenwick on ASTM International Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America technical director Scott Fenwick began a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors earlier this month. The 25-member board, which consists of leaders from companies, associations, universities, government bodies and other organizations around the world, integrates consensus standards to positively impact public health and safety. Fenwick previously served as chairman of the ASTM International …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Energy

Biofuels Groups Submit Final RFS Proposal Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels stakeholder organizations have submitted final comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025 to the Environmental Protection Agency prior to the deadline on February 10. The Renewable Fuels Association said the proposed renewable volume obligations for 2023-2025 will bolster the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide for sustainable growth in low-carbon renewable liquid fuels. “Moving forward, …

ACE, advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Carbon, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, RFS

What’s New With Plasma Blue

Cindy Zimmerman

This year marks the third anniversary for Plasma Blue, which debuted at the National Biodiesel Conference in 2020. Created by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Plasma Blue is based on a revolutionary new technology to help the biofuels industry better utilize renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, in the conversion of sustainably-grown feedstocks to oil. …

Audio, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance