NBB shows US EPA higher 2020 biodiesel volumes are achievable


The National Biodiesel Board filed comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for 2019 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2020, urging the EPA to increase volumes in both categories in the final RFS rule and to fully account for exemptions.
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Global soybean production in 2018-’19 could reach record level


The USDA has raised its forecast considerably for 2018-’19 U.S. soybean production, now expecting a bumper crop. USDA projects world soybean production in 2018-’19 at 367 million metric tons, up 30 million tons year-on-year.
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On the Road Again—Legally


Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve seen so many times, the biodiesel industry shone in the face of adversity.
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Fuel Quality Focus


Biodiesel Magazine spotlights three companies—an adsorbent manufacturer, a quality assurance firm and an additive maker—whose disparate fields converge on biodiesel to help ensure quality fuel in the marketplace.
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Biodiesel Firestarter


From garage batches to nationwide distribution, Escogo exemplifies American ingenuity and determination as an underdog that took on the establishment and, against all odds, is winning.
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A Decade Deep: Positioned, Poised & Prospering


Rocked by the financial collapse of 2008, the son of a Boston bus driver and plumber who had no commodity or trading experience, and just a high school education, took a chance on becoming an entrepreneur in the biodiesel space. And it paid off.
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At 13 years old, the RFS is still vital policy


Aug. 8 marks the 13th anniversary of what some say is the most successful U.S. energy policy, the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under RFS2, biodiesel started with a meager 500-million-gallon requirement in 2009 and has grown to 2.1 billion gallons today.
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NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality


Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations and incentives for alternative fuels can be complex and overwhelming.
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Reflection on 120 years of diesel


Twenty years plus a full century ago, on Aug. 9, 1898, one of what would be a series of patents was issued to a French engineer living in Berlin for an efficient, slow burning, compression ignition, internal combustion engine.
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Argent Energy appoints Rietkerk CEO following Amsterdam deal


Rietkerk takes over leadership of Argent from the former managing director, Jim Walker, following the company's recent agreement to acquire Biodiesel Amsterdam. Rietkerk comes to Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a trading firm in the Netherlands.
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