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November 01, 2017

ExxonMobil, REG report progress in cellulosic biodiesel research

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil and REG announced Nov. 1 that by utilizing REG's patented fermentation technology, the companies' joint research program has demonstrated the ability to convert sugars from a variety of nonedible biomass sources into biodiesel. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

NBB on US negotiations with Argentina: Market distortion must end

BY The National Biodiesel Board Ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board's CEO Donnell Rehagen said unless Argentina puts an end to its harmful differential export taxes, there is nothing to negotiate. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

Hero BX to host open house at New Hampshire biodiesel terminal

BY Hero BX Hero BX will celebrate one year of business at its blending terminal in North Hampton, New Hampshire, by hosting an open house and appreciation event on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers, the community and media are invited to attend. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

EU parliament committee denies prospects for domestic biofuels

BY UFOP The recent EU committee vote concerning reforms in biofuel policy from 2020-'30 would completely phase out RME by 2030. UFOP now places high expectations on the industrial committee, which is responsible for the RED II biofuel policy reforms. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

Evonik increases price of potassium methylate biodiesel catalyst

BY Ron KotrbaEvonik Performance Materials GmbH recently announced a global price increase of 4 percent for its potassium methylate solution alkoxide, KM32, effective Nov. 1. The company stated, however, that all existing contracts will be honored. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Inside NBB: National Education Campaign Supports Critical Policy Efforts

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB continues to spearhead the only comprehensive national education campaign designed to promote biodiesel. The effort reaches audiences from national opinion leaders to local fleet managers, but a main component focuses on D.C. thought leaders. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Inside NBB: Scientific Data the Cornerstone of Biofuels Policies

BY The National Biodiesel Board A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. More data is available now than ever before, and that data shows farmers are producing more on fewer acres. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

EU committee vote on RED II wrongly penalizes crop biofuels

BY The European Biodiesel Board The European Parliament Environment Committee's vote to phase out the use of biofuels by 2030 seriously undermines the EU's climate and sustainability objectives. It diverges sharply from the latest draft proposal from the EU Council. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Students can apply for scholarship to attend biodiesel conference

BY The National Biodiesel Board The application process for no-cost registration, travel scholarships, biodiesel poster presentations, and even a shot at the podium is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. Student scientists must apply by Nov. 19. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Antidumping ruling places more duties on US biodiesel imports

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. Department of Commerce found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the U.S. below fair value, so it imposed preliminary duties on imports from these countries based on the amount of dumping found. READ MORE

October 20, 2017

Opinion: Recent Developments Will Shape Future of RFS

BY Joel Beauvais, Joshua Bledsoe and Steven Croley From the Fall 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, attorneys from Latham & Watkins discuss in a Legal Perspectives column how three recent developments will shape the future of U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 20, 2017

US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt backs off biodiesel cuts in RFS

BY Ron KotrbaIn a letter to U.S. senators, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced two important biodiesel-related developments in RFS rulemaking: cuts to biodiesel will not happen; and the agency will officially deny moving the point of obligation. READ MORE

October 20, 2017

NBB holds firm in request for 2.5 billion gallons of biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board On Oct. 19 NBB responded to EPA's NODA, focusing on the advanced biofuel standard for 2018 and the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel under the RFS. Late that day, EPA also released a letter providing assurances on different aspects of RFS. READ MORE

October 19, 2017

New York City submits strong comments to EPA supporting biodiesel

BY NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services New York City's Department of Citywide Administrative Services submitted comments to U.S. EPA protesting any rollback of national renewable fuel standards and announced further expansion of its biodiesel use for city fleets and buildings. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

In Depth: The Biodiesel Confidence Builders

BY Ron Kotrba Biodiesel Magazine profiles seven companies integral to boosting biodiesel markets through expert RIN management, proficient regulatory guidance, project consulting, customer-oriented maintenance and quality production. READ MORE

October 18, 2017

Inside NBB: State Policy Successes Build Valuable Markets for Industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board's state policy program is a key piece in advancing biodiesel markets and relies heavily on coordination with members and regional stakeholders.The industry saw a number of state policy milestones achieved in 2017. READ MORE

October 17, 2017

Opinion: Industry in Full Court Press on DC Priorities

BY Donnell Rehagen Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, discusses policy priorities in his column from the Inside NBB section of our Fall 2017 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine. READ MORE

October 17, 2017

BDI to construct innovative algae production plant in Austria

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Internationally renowned company BDI-BioEnergy International, known for development and construction of biodiesel plants, takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology, with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science. READ MORE

October 17, 2017

Opinion: Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

BY Niamh Boyle Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels, including U.S. policy drivers and waste feedstock consumption, along with a detailed overview of the international trade of low carbon feedstock. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

Republican governors express concern to Trump over EPA actions

BY The National Biodiesel Board Four Republican governors sent a letter to President Trump Oct. 16 with concerns on the recently proposed changes to America's Renewable Fuel Standard, urging the president to keep his promises to rural America to support the RFS. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

Senators again urge EPA to abandon effort to undermine biodiesel

BY The Office of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, Patty Murray, D-Washington, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, led a bipartisan group of 29 other senators urging the U.S. EPA to abandon its effort to reduce biofuel production in 2018. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

In Depth: Biodiesel and the Ever-changing Political Landscape

BY Ron KotrbaIndustry stakeholders and legal experts discuss the recent RFS court ruling, the ongoing U.S. trade cases against Argentina and Indonesia, and the biodiesel tax credit in context of U.S. EPA’s Notice of Data Availability. READ MORE

October 16, 2017

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Industry Mobilizes to Respond to Proposed RFS Cuts

BY The National Biodiesel Board U.S. EPA's NODA requested comments on the possibility of deeper cuts to the RFS than the levels in its July 21 proposed rule and triggered a new 15-day comment period that closes Oct. 19. Go to NBB's Fueling Action Center today to submit comments. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

Biodiesel Magazine 2018 outlook webinar available free OnDemand

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine's 2018 Editorial Outlook Webinar, recorded Oct. 11, is available OnDemand, and registration is free of charge. Registrants are eligible for an exclusive advertising discount only available through this special offer. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

PNNL researchers thermochemically produce biocrude from algae

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a continuous thermochemical process that produces useful biocrude from algae. The process takes just minutes and PNNL is working with a company that has licensed the technology. READ MORE

October 13, 2017

State associations launch online petitions to stop EPA proposal

BY Ron KotrbaThe Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and the California Biodiesel Alliance have launched online petitions to facilitate submitting comments to U.S. EPA to let the agency know it must grow, not cut, biodiesel volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 10, 2017

Grassley, farmers, biodiesel producers speak out on EPA proposal

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Two weeks after calling U.S. EPA's notice announcing potential cuts to biodiesel volumes under the RFS a bait-and-switch, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, spoke Oct. 10 at REG's Newton, Iowa, plant, directly with those the proposal would harm. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

Nordic oil firm signs Haldor Topsoe for renewable diesel plant

BY St1 Nordic energy firm St1 plans to produce renewable diesel alongside petro-diesel at its oil refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden, by 2020. St1 signed an engineering design package and license deal with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit. READ MORE

October 06, 2017

As Argentine imports loom, France's Saipol cuts biodiesel output

BY Ron KotrbaMajor French biodiesel producer Saipol, a subsidiary of Avril, is cutting biodiesel production and rapeseed crushing activities in the wake of a recent decision by the EU to drastically lower antidumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

38 senators urge Pruitt to issue strong 2018 RFS volumes

BY Erin Voegele On Oct. 5, a bipartisan group of 38 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to ensure the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements promote growth in the U.S. biofuels sector and the U.S. economy. READ MORE

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