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February 15, 2019

Chicago Area Clean Cities recognizes biodiesel fleets

BY Ron KotrbaThe Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners Feb. 12, recognizing companies and government agencies leading adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

NBB applauds bipartisan support for biodiesel tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board thanked 44 members of the House of Representatives, led by Reps. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa and Darin LaHood, R-Illinois, who asked Congressional leaders to adopt a multiyear extension of the biodiesel tax incentive ASAP. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Finland sets 30 percent biofuel obligation for 2030

BY UPM Kymmene Corp. The Finnish Parliament approved a law Feb. 6 that sets a gradually increasing 30 percent biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10 percent in 2030. Biofuel producer UPM welcomed the decision. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Biodiesel, renewable diesel set to replace petro diesel in Calif.

BY The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable diesels, according to a new report from the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

10 trade groups ask Congress to extend biodiesel tax credit

BY Erin Voegele A group of 10 trade associations, including the National Biodiesel Board and the Advanced Biofuels Association, is urging Congress to pass a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Minn. grant funding available for biofuel blending infrastructure

BY Ron KotrbaThe Minnesota Department of Agriculture has opened the application process for biofuel blending infrastructure grant funding under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm Central time April 5. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Next Renewable Fuels, Shell enter long-term offtake agreement

BY Next Renewable Fuels Inc. Next Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) Co. have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for renewable diesel from NRF’s planned Port Westward, Oregon, facility. The company plans to make 600 million gallons a year beginning in 2021. READ MORE

February 06, 2019

Paving biodiesel’s way for greater use in advanced diesel systems

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel’s use in heavy-duty diesel applications continues to grow in California thanks to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, but how will California’s plan to further cut NOx emissions by another 90 percent affect the use of biodiesel? READ MORE

February 04, 2019

UFOP: EU oilseed producers lose in Argentina imports settlement

BY UFOP Germany's UFOP says European oilseed producers are the losers in the Jan. 30 decision of the Trade Defense Instruments Committee meeting. UFOP criticizes approval of the Argentine government's proposal for a so-called price undertaking agreement. READ MORE

February 01, 2019

EBB welcomes antisubsidy duties, price undertaking agreement

BY The European Biodiesel Board During an EU Trade Defense Committee meeting member states’ representatives discussed and approved antisubsidy duties against Argentinean imports of biodiesel. A price undertaking agreement between the EU and Argentine producers was also approved. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

National Biodiesel Foundation elects new directors

BY The National Biodiesel Foundation The National Biodiesel Foundation elected three new directors to the board last week during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo: Danielle Brannan, New Leaf Biofuels; Mike Devine, World Energy; and Chris Hill, American Soybean Association. READ MORE

January 30, 2019

Quick Oil Co. receives Iowa’s 2019 Biodiesel Marketing Award

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig awarded Quick Oil Co. with this year’s Biodiesel Marketing Award and Casey’s General Stores with the Ethanol Marketing Award. The awards were presented to the honorees at FUELIowa’s annual meeting Jan. 15. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Biodiesel market in EU opens for US soybeans

BY The American Soybean Association Conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used in the EU, the European Commission has formally announced. READ MORE

January 29, 2019

Shaw says Iowa renewable fuels are ‘hurting but hopeful’

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Between the fight for year-round E15, small-refinery exemptions and more, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw said at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit that 2018 was his toughest year yet working for the industry. READ MORE

January 24, 2019

PMCI changes name to FUELIowa

BY FUELIowa PMCI has changed its name to FUELIowa. According to association representatives, the new branding strategy succinctly captures the important role played by independently owned local businesses that provide fuel for vehicles, equipment and heating. READ MORE

January 23, 2019

Industry honors biodiesel champions, reflects on history

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board's annual awards recognize a diverse group of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to biodiesel. The commercial biodiesel industry wouldn't be where it is today without these individuals. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

Biodiesel-powered vehicles are in it for the long haul

BY The National Biodiesel Board 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. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifts off in San Diego

BY The National Biodiesel Board 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. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

New York sets new goals for 100% clean power, 70% renewables

BY Erin Voegele 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. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

Civic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuel

BY The Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Initiative Coalition 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. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown

BY Erin Voegele 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. READ MORE

January 16, 2019

EU imports of US soybeans balloon during trade war with China

BY UFOP 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. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

Iowa governor’s budget includes $3M for renewables infrastructure

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association 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. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

BY Ron KotrbaA 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. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Universal Biofuels completes 2-year upgrade project in India

BY Aemetis Inc. 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. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele 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. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Biodiesel an underutilized solution as US carbon emissions climb

BY Ron KotrbaRhodium Group is estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4 percent in 2018, the second-largest annual gain since 1996. Greater biodiesel use can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport and building sectors. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

California Fueling files suit over biodiesel NOx additive

BY California Fueling LLC California Fueling filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and Technology Corp., dba “Best Corp.,” asserting claims for, among other things, unfair business practices under California’s Business & Professions Code. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Opinion: Adapt and Innovate

BY Ron KotrbaIn his Editor's Note from the Winter 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, editor Ron Kotrba provides an overview of the issue's contents including several feature articles, columns and more. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Iowa produces 365 million gallons of biodiesel in 2018

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association After a slight decrease in biodiesel production in 2017, Iowa’s 12 biodiesel plants rebounded with a record-breaking 365 million gallons of biodiesel production in 2018, roughly 80 million gallons more than the previous year. READ MORE

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