NBB Launches Ad Campaign on Renewable Fuel Standard

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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NBB Members Highlight Policy Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board delivered a letter to Congressional leaders this week signed by more than 50 companies outlining the industry’s policy priorities as industry representatives met virtually with lawmakers in the annual NBB Advocacy Day Fly-in. Industry priorities include maintaining tax incentives for low carbon biofuels, supporting infrastructure to deliver more clean fuels to consumers, and optimizing the Renewable …

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Legislation Would Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation was introduced this week in both the House and the Senate that would extend the biodiesel tax credit through 2025. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced the bipartisan Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2021 in the Senate, while Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) put forth the bill in the House. The …

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Biodiesel Group Requests Meeting with EPA Admin

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board is asking EPA Administrator Michael Regan for an opportunity to present the findings of a new study, “Assessment of Health Benefits from Using Biodiesel as a Transportation Fuel and Residential Heating Oil.” The study from Trinity Consultants quantifies the public health benefits and resulting economic savings of using 100% biodiesel in U.S. communities near heavy transportation …

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Study Shows Health Benefits of Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study released this week by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) shows switching to biodiesel results in significant health benefits such as decreased cancer risk, fewer premature deaths and reduced asthma attacks. The study, conducted by Trinity Consultants, was sponsored by NBB with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board, South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, California Advanced Biofuels …

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USDA Approves Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board welcomes the biofuel infrastructure grants announced on Earth Day by USDA that include a dozen for biodiesel. The 12 grants totaling $7.1 million to expand consumer access to low-carbon biodiesel are the first in FY21 to support biodiesel infrastructure investments under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program and will support nearly 140 million gallons per year …

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Minnesota Enters Fourth Year of B20

Cindy Zimmerman

For the fourth year now, Minnesota will move to a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) during the summer months before reverting back to five percent biodiesel blend (B5) on Oct. 1. “With the ongoing debate around ‘Clean Cars’ and electric vehicles, we know that biodiesel is a proven, reliable solution to address climate and energy concerns. It’s reducing carbon right …

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NBB Files Amicus Brief in Supreme Court SRE Case

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in the pending case on small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. In the case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al. v Renewable Fuels Association et al, NBB argues that small refinery exemptions destroy demand and limit future growth of biodiesel and renewable …

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