ASA, Biodiesel Board Call for RFS2 Comments

John Davis

The deadline for getting in your two cents’ worth on the U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) is rapidly approaching, as this Friday, Sept. 25th will mark the end of the comment period. This article in Biodiesel Magazine says the American Soybean Association and the National Biodiesel Board are making a last-minute appeal to their members and biodiesel supporters …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybeans

Early Bird Registration Looms for Biodiesel Conference

John Davis

It’s that time of year again… time to start talking about the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo! Now, if you’re looking at your calendar, you’ll notice that the National Biodiesel Board’s premier event is still about five months off, scheduled to take place February 7-10 at the Gaylord Texan hotel, just a few minutes from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. But …

Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Ford’s B20 Biodiesel-compatible Engine Cheered by NBB

John Davis

The news that Ford has developed a new diesel engine… code-named Scorpion… to put in its 2011 F-Series Super Duty diesel pickups will be fully compatible with a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) (see my post from yesterday) is being welcomed by the National Biodiesel Board: “This is the first of what we expect to be many formal announcements of …

Biodiesel, Car Makers, NBB

Energy Grants $1.6 Mil for Public Education Efforts

John Davis

The U.S. Department of Energy has handed out $1.6 million to the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance… a group made up of the Renewable Fuels Association, the National Biodiesel Foundation, the Propane Education & Research Council, the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation and ASG Renaissance… to boost efforts for a targeted educational plan aimed at Clean Cities Coordinators and related stakeholders. This …

Biodiesel, communications, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, News, RFA

Algae-to-Energy Researchers Talk Future in St. Louis

John Davis

St. Louis was the destination this week as more than 100 researchers and industry leaders from 10 states came together for the “Algae-to-Energy in the South” regional summit aimed at looking at algae’s potential as a renewable energy resource, particularly making it into biodiesel. This National Biodiesel Board press release says Dr. Richard Sayre, the Director of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car …

algae, Biodiesel, NBB

Soybean & Biodiesel Boards Dispel RFS-2 Misinfo

John Davis

The biodiesel industry and the soybean checkoff have teamed up to try to dispel some of the misinformation being used that would basically disqualify soybean-based biodiesel, the bulk of the nation’s biodiesel, from the proposed federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). This United Soybean Board press release says the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Sustainability Analysis and Awareness project, funded in part …

Biodiesel, NBB

Trucks Line Up for BioTrucker Biodiesel

John Davis

It was quite a scene today as more than 50 semis, pickup trucks and cars lined up for biodiesel at the newest stop in the BioTrucker network at the Gas City station in Romeoville, Ill. This press release from the National Biodiesel Board says Gas City was offering off per gallon on the purchase of B11: The B11 blend, common …

Biodiesel, NBB

New “BioTrucker” Stop Offers Biodiesel Savings

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the Gas City station in Romeoville, Illinois as the latest addition to the BioTrucker network. BioTrucker is a program that encourages truck stops to sell environmentally friendly, domestically produced biodiesel blends. Biodiesel is an alternative to diesel fuel. It’s made from diverse renewable resources, such as recycled cooking oil and soybean oil. Bill Schireman, …

Biodiesel, NBB

Europe Slaps American Biodiesel with Duties

John Davis

The fight between the Europeans and Americans over U.S. biodiesel continues as the European Commission now proposes to impose anti-dumping duties on the yankees’ green fuel. Hoosier Ag Today reports that the 27-country bloc recommended the punitive final duties at a meeting in Brussels today: The Commission suspects U.S. biodiesel is heavily subsidized. The duties will come into force by …

Biodiesel, International, NBB