Jobe sends warning letter to Obama as EPA preps RFS rule for OMB

EPA may be sending the 2014 RFS final rule to the Office of Management and Budget soon, according to NBB, and indications suggest EPA and the administration are considering leaving biodiesel at 1.28 billion while upping the advanced bucket slightly.
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Sustainable Feedstock Contracts

If you are a biodiesel producer, you already believe in sustainability. You already have your RFS pathway and are making the best biodiesel and highest profits possible. Sustainability is part of your DNA, but is it part of your feedstock contracts?
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New, sustainable biodiesel process uses ethanol from glycerin

The platform developed at Michigan State University uses microbes to glean ethanol from glycerol and has the added benefit of cleaning up wastewater, allowing producers to utilize ethanol, instead of fossil-based methanol, for chemical reaction.
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Biodiesel Foundation: Investing in good science helps the industry

The National Biodiesel Foundation recently awarded a grant to the National Biodiesel Board to improve the science of greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling. GHG reductions add to the economic and energy security benefits of biodiesel as an alternative fuel.
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Iowa provides stability for state's biodiesel producers

On May 21, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad advanced support for the biodiesel industry signing into law an extension of the state's biodiesel producer incentive structured as a 2 cent per-gallon refundable credit for the first 25 million gallons produced.
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Participate in ASTM: You can have a role in biodiesel standards

Unlike many other global standards development organizations, ASTM's decentralized committee system, open forum, and administrative framework allow for anyone interested in a particular area to participate.
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AGQM event Nov. 6-7 to focus on FAME use in chemical industry

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. will host its 7th International Conference in Berlin on Nov. 6-7. This year the event will focus primarily on the many uses and applications of fatty acid methyl esters in the chemical industry.
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Voluntary BQ-9000 programs pay off for participants, industry

When U.S. biodiesel production began to take off in 2005, the industry quickly became familiar with fuel quality issues. The BQ-9000 programs have since been a major contributor to the now-phenomenal fuel quality we expect from commercial suppliers.
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Industry Events

WEBINAR: Getting the Most from Your National Supply Chain from Production to Consumption

May 29-29, 2014
Presented by Paul Nazzaro (NBB Petroleum Liaison) and Jeff Fetkenhour (Gorge Analytical)
Thursday, May 29, 1:00 PM EDT

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

2014 Collective Biodiesel Conference

August 14-17, 2014
Piedmont Biofuels
Pittsboro, North Carolina

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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