Hero BX eyes expanding biodiesel footprint when pandemic subsides


Biodiesel Magazine spoke with Hero BX President Chris Peterson on how the company and its employees are faring through the coronavirus crisis. While belts remain tight for now, Hero BX plans to grow its biodiesel presence once the pandemic subsides.
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World Energy doubles down on biodiesel amid coronavirus pandemic


In late March, during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Biodiesel Magazine spoke with Gene Gebolys about how the crisis is impacting his business, the biodiesel market, renewable fuels in general, the broader energy complex, and climate change.
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CoverCress gets $5M in new financing for low CI crop development


CoverCress Inc. closed a $5 million follow-on equity investment round to continue its development of a new winter oilseed crop named CoverCress, based on native pennycress. The new investment was led by Fulcrum Global Capital and Hermann Companies.
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Court rejects petitions for rehearing en banc of SRE ruling


The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected two petitions April 7 filed by Wynnewood Refining and HollyFrontier March 24 requesting a rehearing en banc of the court’s Jan. 24 ruling striking down three SREs that had been approved by the U.S. EPA.
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Our Vision for 2020 and Beyond


In his column from the Spring 2020 print issue of Biodiesel Magazine, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses policy achievements of 2019, highlights from the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and challenges that lie ahead.
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Joint Evolution


Technology providers have adapted their pretreatment offerings as the biodiesel industry evolved to rely more on waste feedstocks, and as renewable diesel emerges.
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Opinion: The Value of Shared Accountability


For nearly two decades, Paul Nazzaro has been committed to advancing Bioheat to create a pathway forward for the oilheat industry. Now, he calls upon stakeholders to stand up against misinformation about biodiesel from noncommitted service companies.
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Report shows 70% of Iowa’s on-road diesel fuel contains biodiesel


A new report shows biodiesel-blended fuel represented 70 percent of the total reported sales of on-road diesel last year in Iowa. Blends of B11 or higher made up 58 percent of total on-road diesel sales in 2019, up from 47 percent the year before.
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Bidding farewell to a Biodiesel Ambassador and Iowa DOT legend


This spring marks the end of an era for both the Iowa Department of Transportation and biodiesel industry at large. David May, who served as the department’s fleet manager for two decades, has retired to pursue the next chapter in his life.
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The Other Unseen Enemy


Targeted email fraud known as spear phishing is costing businesses, including those in the biodiesel sector, billions of dollars. Learn what to watch for, and how to avoid falling victim to these scams.
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Opportunity Knocking


BioEconomy Solutions plans to create 200 jobs in South Carolina through operation of a new crush facility while commercializing a little-known crop for the biomass-based diesel industry.
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A New Normal


Biodiesel Magazine’s editor in chief Ron Kotrba discusses in his editor’s note how life changed for us all in a matter of weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic as he worked to complete the contents of the Spring 2020 print issue.
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