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January 11, 2018

California Advanced Biofuels Conference to be held March 1

BY The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance The theme of the seventh annual conference—Evolve—denotes the changes being encountered by California's advanced biofuels industry. State agency staff and key experts will detail the range of important compliance changes under various regulations. READ MORE

January 09, 2018

NYC to study feasibility of using alt fuels in city ferries

BY Erin Voegele New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation that requires a two-year feasibility study to be conducted regarding the use of renewable fuels and technologies—including biodiesel and renewable diesel—to power the city's ferries. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Opinion: 15 Years of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaIn his editor's note from the Winter 2018 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba celebrates the 15th year of publication for the magazine and provides a brief overview of what the issue has in store for readers. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

In Depth: Against the Odds

BY Ron KotrbaContinued investment and expansion took place in the U.S. biodiesel sector throughout 2017, despite rising political uncertainty and a lapsed tax credit. Here is an overview of some of the activity, plus a special sidebar story from Joe Jobe. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Inside NBB: Discovery Channel Documentary Spotlights Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The Discovery Channel’s documentary Hot Grease made its official debut this fall. Directors Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson are set to appear on the main stage at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in January. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

Inside NBB: NBB Members Elect Leadership, Collaborate, Leverage Resources

BY The National Biodiesel Board One of the greatest values of membership in the National Biodiesel Board is the ability of the organization to leverage membership dues dollars with outside funding resources. Less than a third of last year's revenue came from member dues dollars. READ MORE

January 05, 2018

EPA proposes distillers sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking related to fuel pathways using distillers sorghum oil as feedstock for advanced biofuel production, including biodiesel. A 30-day comment period on the proposal is set to close Jan. 26. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel Agents of Change

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine spotlights four companies—a respected producer, a service-oriented wholesaler, a 200-year old chemical firm, and a fuel conditioning company—that enable biodiesel's role as an effective change agent. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

Opinion: NBB Celebrates 25 Years of Growth, Milestones, Challenges

BY Donnell Rehagen The U.S. biodiesel industry has come a long way from those early days when the entire sector fit around a single boardroom table. Reflecting on our relatively brief time as an industry reveals some truly remarkable achievements. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Minnesota leads region in alternative fuels growth, use

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels in 2017, according to the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The state has 763 alternative fuel stations, nearly doubling that of Iowa. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Opinion: Natural Selection of Biodiesel Process Technology

BY Blake Hendrix Desmet Ballestra began researching biodiesel production in the early 1980s. In 1993, we built our first commercial-scale biodiesel plant. Today, Desmet Ballestra is positioned to supply multifeedstock plants from 50,000 to 500,000 tons per year. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Brazil's president signs national biofuels policy into law

BY Erin Voegele Brazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill Dec. 12. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Iowa biofuel producers to help create monarch butterfly habitats

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recently launched the Monarch Fueling Station Project to help ethanol and biodiesel producers across the state establish monarch butterfly habitats on green spaces surrounding their respective facilities. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

In Depth: Fat and the City

BY Hermann Stockinger and Stefan Divjak Nature knows no waste, but we all certainly do—at the end of the day we ourselves might be readily biodegradable, but the progress mankind made over the past thousand years undeniably came with a few side effects. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Opinion: M&As and Changing Biodiesel Market Conditions

BY Adam Hertzke and Joshua Andrews While the RVO for biodiesel is known, there are a number of other macroeconomic and political issues at hand that could impact the industry in the foreseeable future. Here we will take a brief look at the possible implications to biodiesel M&As. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

German biodiesel exports stepped up first 9 months of 2017

BY UFOP Between January and September 2017, German biodiesel exports climbed around 11 percent to 1.16 million metric tons, or 348 million gallons. Roughly 94 percent was shipped to EU-28 countries. This was up 16 percent from the previous year. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

EU Energy Council agreement sends mixed messages on renewables

BY The EU Biodiesel Chain EU Energy Ministers agreed on the Council General Approach for the post-2020 RED II. Biodiesel stakeholders welcome boosting renewable energy in transport 10 to 14 percent from 2020-'30 and keeping a 7 percent crop-based biofuel cap through 2030. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Registration opens for AGQM's third round robin test on glycerol

BY AGQM The round robin test offers the opportunity to perform an external independent quality assurance for analytics of pharmaceutical glycerol. Company and commercial service labs can validate their own measuring performance and verify the used methods. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Brazil’s Senate passes bill creating a national biofuels policy

BY Ron KotrbaBrazil's Senate approved a bill Dec. 12 creating a national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, to increase use of biodiesel and ethanol, in addition to other biofuels, to improve the nation's energy security and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

NBB technical director elected ASTM committee chair

BY The National Biodiesel Board ASTM International has officially announced that Scott Fenwick, technical director for the National Biodiesel Board, has been elected as the next chairman of the Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Canadian government releases preliminary CFS regulatory framework

BY Renewable Industries Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada released its preliminary Clean Fuel Standard regulatory framework, serving as a critical step to achieve the Canadian government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatonnes by 2030. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Growmark provides biodiesel-blended Top Tier Diesel Fuel

BY Ron KotrbaIllinois-based agricultural cooperative Growmark Inc. is now providing biodiesel-blended Top Tier Diesel Fuel. The Top Tier Diesel Performance Standard was developed by a consortium of OEMs to benefit owners of diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. READ MORE

December 13, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine hosts free cold flow improver webinar Dec. 20

BY BBI International With more private and government fleets using biodiesel than ever before, it has never been more important to learn about the basics of cold flow improvers—why they are needed, how they work, and the various options for different applications. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

California Biodiesel Alliance changes name to be more inclusive

BY The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance The board of the California Biodiesel Alliance, the respected voice for biodiesel in the state since 2006, has voted to broaden the scope of membership to include advanced biofuels. The new name is the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance. READ MORE

December 12, 2017

CACC recognizes top green fleets, American Lung Association

BY Chicago Area Clean Cities The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners for 2017 and has named the American Lung Association as its Clean Fuels Champion for 2017. The awards were given at the CACC Coalition's annual meeting. READ MORE

December 11, 2017

NBB welcomes longtime aide to US Sen. Grassley to lead DC office

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board is pleased to announce that Kurt Kovarik, a senior adviser and legislative director of U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, has accepted the position of vice president of federal affairs at NBB. Kovarik will join NBB in January. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Pruitt discusses administration of RFS program during hearing

BY Erin Voegele On Dec. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce to provide testimony on the mission of the EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard was among the topics discussed during the hearing. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

New study outlines how to make LCFS more equitable

BY Propel Fuels Data from Propel Fuels and ICF indicates consumers will make low carbon purchasing decisions if given the opportunity,. However, the research shows the current policy model must change to allow more low carbon capable vehicles to enter the market. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

USITC votes 4-0 that US biodiesel industry injured by imports

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. International Trade Commission determined in a 4-0 vote that the U.S. biodiesel industry is materially injured by biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which the U.S. Department of Commerce previously determined are subsidized. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

RICanada launches ad campaign to push for higher biofuel mandates

BY Renewable Industries Canada RICanada launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed Facts Don’t Lie, the campaign is designed to educate the public on how biofuels reduce carbon emissions from transportation. READ MORE

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