The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifts off in San Diego


The biodiesel industry came together in January to engage, innovate and grow during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The national event of the year lifted off Jan. 22 in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership.
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Biodiesel-powered vehicles are in it for the long haul


Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego got a glimpse into the future Jan. 22 as equipment manufacturers, industry experts and fleets detailed why diesel engines will continue to be a mainstay for many years to come.
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New York sets new goals for 100% clean power, 70% renewables


On Jan. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that calls for the state to achieve 100 percent clean power by 2040. It also aims to set new renewable energy mandates.
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Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown


On Jan. 16, a U.S. Senate committee held a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as EPA administrator after serving as acting administrator since Scott Pruitt stepped down. He discussed the government shutdown and possible delays.
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EU imports of US soybeans balloon during trade war with China


Following China’s ban on U.S. soybeans, the U.S. has been in need of new buyers. The EU-28 benefits from this situation as its imports of U.S. soybeans have multiplied. Three-quarters of EU soybean imports are now coming from the U.S.
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Iowa governor’s budget includes $3M for renewables infrastructure


Gov. Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal Jan. 15. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers offer higher blends of biofuels.
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Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030


A new study commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy shows biodiesel and other biofuels can help Washington cut the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by up to 16.5 percent by 2030.
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Universal Biofuels completes 2-year upgrade project in India


The upgrades at the Kakinada plant included installation of a pretreatment unit to process waste oils; expansion of boiler and other utility capacities; and implementation of environmental systems to enable full production of 50 MMgy of biodiesel.
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EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements


The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. Comments are due Feb. 25.
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Civic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuel


A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles civic leaders to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability.
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