Retroactive biodiesel tax credit signed into law for 2017 only

The 11th-hour deal, unfortunately, does not include a forward-looking extension of the credit through this year, as so many biodiesel advocates had hoped. Trump signed the funding bill Feb. 9 just hours after its passage through Congress.
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Hawaii legislature considers 10 percent biofuel mandate

Hawaii Sen. Lorraine Inouye introduced SB2019 requiring fuel to contain 10 percent biofuel. The bill passed a second reading in the Senate transportation and energy committee, and moves to the ways and means committee Feb. 23 for decision-making.
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Off-road engines, aftertreatment systems perform well on B100

University of Rostock research shows off-road engines conforming to exhaust emission category EU Stage IV are suitable for operation with pure biodiesel. Special attention was given to the operational stability of exhaust gas aftertreatment systems.
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NBF offers students $2,000 through new Beth Calabotta grant

Student scientists can quality for up to a $2,000 award through the new Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant. The National Biodiesel Foundation established the grant to help students interested in research and biodiesel sustainability.
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Biodiesel supporters 'share the love' at Iowa Capitol

On Valentine's Day, members and supporters of the Iowa Biodiesel Board took to the state Capitol building to proclaim the virtues of biodiesel, and to ask leaders to fight for programs that keep biodiesel at the heart of economic development.
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American Soybean Association hires new CEO to replace Censky

The American Soybean Association has hired Ryan Findlay as its new CEO to replace Stephen Censky, who is now the deputy secretary at the USDA. Findlay, a Michigan native, has worked for the global ag company Syngenta for the past four years.
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Lanxess acquires Belgian firm's South Carolina chemical complex

Lanxess, a supplier of ion exchange resin technology for biodiesel purification and the Baynox line of antioxidants for biodiesel fuel, has completed acquisition of the phosphorus chemicals business from Belgian chemicals group Solvay.
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Carinata seed distribution agreement discussions underway

Following a recent transpacific flight powered by carinata biojet fuel, Agrisoma Biosciences and Nuseed are in discussions to develop a distribution agreement for carinata seed. Both events signal the beginning of a new market for Australian growers.
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