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June 29, 2016

2 Florida men plead guilty to multistate biodiesel fraud scheme

BY U.S. Department of Justice Davanzo and Fedyna operated entities that purported to purchase biodiesel, on which credits had been claimed and which was ineligible for additional credits, produced by co-conspirators at Gen-X Energy Group and Southern Resources and Commodities. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Australian govt. supports development of Queensland biorefinery

BY The Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $2.4 million for Southern Oil Refining to develop and construct a biocrude and biofuel laboratory in Queensland. The project will inform the feasibility of a biojet and renewable diesel biorefinery. READ MORE

June 28, 2016

Study finds US biodiesel industry supports nearly 48,000 jobs

BY The National Biodiesel Board Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill June 28 to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study finds that the U.S. industry supports nearly 48,000 jobs. Imports, however, are lowering that job number significantly. READ MORE

June 27, 2016

Kosher distillers corn oil opens market prospects for glycerin

BY Ron KotrbaWith nearly a fifth of the U.S. biodiesel feedstock market share, corn oil from the ethanol production process is contributing more glycerin to the marketplace. But if that oil is not kosher, the market opportunities for its glycerin are limited. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

NBB to Congress: Biodiesel is advanced biofuel success story

BY The National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel is delivering the vast majority of advanced biofuel under the RFS and is poised for continued growth with strong policy, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel told Congress in a hearing on RFS implementation issues. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Conventional, advanced biofuel leaders gather in Milwaukee

BY Ron KotrbaThe National Biodiesel Board's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel participated in a panel with other biofuel industry leaders at the 32nd Annual International FEW and co-located National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee June 21. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

The Future of Freight

BY Ron KotrbaVirtually 100 percent of biomass is transported by diesel power. And that won't change. What has changed is that diesels continue to provide cleaner, more fuel-efficient and less carbon-intense transportation of goods such as biomass. READ MORE

June 20, 2016

Biox acquires Methes' 50 MMly Sombra, Ontario, biodiesel plant

BY Biox Corp. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada-based biodiesel producer Biox Corp. announced June 17 it has acquired a 50 million liter (13.2 million gallon) nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Sombra, Ontario, from Methes Energies Canada Inc. for USD$4.5 million. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Nat'l Biodiesel Board launches promotional advertising campaign

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of More is Less, the ads illustrate that Americans can significantly reduce carbon emissions and other pollution by using more biodiesel in vehicles and fleets. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Global companies unite in below50 to scale up sustainable fuels

BY The World Business Council for Sustainable Development Forward-thinking businesses are partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All through a global initiative called below50 to promote sustainable fuels. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

GRFA: Commit to biofuels policies to achieve COP21 targets

BY The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance The GRFA called on parties to the COP21 climate agreement to take action to reduce carbon emissions from transportation and incorporate increased biofuels blending as part of their national plans. To date, 177 parties have signed the agreement. READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Cathay Pacific planes fueled by Amyris in 2-year biojet contract

BY Amyris Inc. International airline company Cathay Pacific began a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris/Total Biojet fuel. All of Cathay's upcoming A350-900 aircraft deliveries over the next two years will use the renewable jet fuel. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

AGQM adds 3 biodiesel stabilizers to updated no-harm list

BY AGQM AGQM completed its 10th no-harm test round of oxidation stabilizers, resulting in three new additions to its existing no-harm list. Biodiesel producers can thus select from a total of 47 tested products of 28 producers of oxidation stabilizers. READ MORE

June 06, 2016

A Q&A with biodiesel beauty queen Sydney Jaeger, Miss Dodge City

BY The National Biodiesel Board In June, Sydney Jaeger, Miss Dodge City, will be competing in the Miss Kansas pageant. Sydney is the daughter of Luke Jaeger, co-owner of biodiesel production company Emergent Green Energy in Minneola, Kansas. She drives truck and loves biodiesel. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

RIT, Synergy Biogas partner in algae biofuels pilot project

BY Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Associate professor Jeff Lodge is running a three-month pilot project at Synergy Biogas. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

NORA opens liquid fuel research, training center for renewables

BY The National Oilheat Research Alliance The National Oilheat Research Alliance and two oilheating associations celebrated the opening of a new research and training facility designed specifically for oilheating fuels and renewables such as biodiesel-blended heating oil, or Bioheat fuel. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

Newport Biodiesel settles Clean Air Act violations, makes history

BY Ron KotrbaEPA and Newport Biodiesel have settled an environmental enforcement case, concluding the first civil judicial action against a biodiesel producer for violations of CAA hazardous air pollutant regulations and chemical accident prevention standards. READ MORE

June 02, 2016

'Fleet Footprint' event hosted by Amerigreen Energy this spring

BY Amerigreen Energy Amerigreen Energy hosted an event with Clean Cities this spring in New Jersey. The event presented an honest assessment of all transportation fuels and energy in light of pending regulations such as GHG emissions reductions requirements. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use. READ MORE

May 26, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production tax credit extended through 2024

BY Ron KotrbaIn Iowa, at Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Newton biodiesel plant, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation into law May 24 extending and expanding state biodiesel incentives. SF 2309 extends a 2 cpg biodiesel production tax credit through 2024. READ MORE

May 25, 2016

Former NBB CEO Joe Jobe launches new business consulting firm

BY Ron KotrbaFor a generation, Joe Jobe, the former CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, has fostered the U.S. biodiesel industry from its fledgling infancy to bountiful maturation. Three weeks after his departure from NBB, Jobe sits down with Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Biomass-based diesel poised for growth

BY Dave Elsenbast Dave Elsenbast, the supply chain vice president for Renewable Energy Group Inc., discusses recent biodiesel policy accomplishments, market opportunities and feedstocks such as distillers corn oil in this feature-length contribution piece. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

EPA's proposed 2018 biodiesel RFS rule calls for modest growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board called for the Obama administration to strengthen a U.S. EPA proposal released May 18 that would raise the biodiesel volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by only 100 million gallons in 2018. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

CEC awards Biodico $1.2M grant for Zero Net Energy Farms project

BY Biodico Inc. Biodico Inc. announced that the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources. READ MORE

May 17, 2016

CRC report supports position of biodiesel as low carbon fuel

BY The National Biodiesel Board A new consensus report from the Coordinating Research Council adds to the growing evidence in support of biodiesel as a low carbon fuel. Key conclusions from this report show that carbon emissions from biofuels are declining relative to petroleum. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Bill intro'd to reform, extend biodiesel tax credit through 2019

BY Ron KotrbaLegislation was introduced May 13 by Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit. The NBB and ASA are encouraged by the measure. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

EPA honors biodiesel champs: Harvard U. and Medford, NJ, schools

BY The National Biodiesel Board U.S. EPA honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, including a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel. The EPA recognized Harvard University and Medford Township Public Schools in New Jersey. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

White House OMB reviewing EPA rule to amend RFS program

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to amend the RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget on May 10. The rule is titled Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. OMB is already reviewing the proposed 2018 biodiesel RVO. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Profile: FPL achieves key emissions reductions with biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Florida Power & Light's journey to revolutionize its fleet started in 2006. Today, FPL purchases more than 500,000 gallons of B100 annually for its 1,840 biodiesel-powered vehicles. FPL's fleet runs primarily on B20 but it uses blends up to B35. READ MORE

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