September 24, 2018

Escalating trade war will increase damage to US soybean farmers

BY The American Soybean Association The administration's decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports—and China's subsequent retaliation on $60 billion of U.S. products—deepens and prolongs the trade war between the two countries. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

EPA updates RFS data to include refinery exemptions, RIN prices

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA has updated its Renewable Fuel Standard public data web pages to include the number of small refinery exemption petitions received, approved and denied each compliance year; and the weekly average price and volume of RINs traded. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Exploring Biodiesel series adds 2 new dates, venues

BY Ron KotrbaPreviously dubbed "Five Cities, One Vision," the Exploring Biodiesel (XBX) regional seminar series has added two new cities to its coast-to-coast tour—Newport, Rhode Island, on Sept. 24; and Syracuse, New York, on Sept. 27. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

Pacific Biodiesel subsidiary launches natural sunscreen product

BY Ron KotrbaA wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel, Maiden Hawaii Naturals, has introduced Kuleana Sunscreen, a natural, reef-safe product. Made from plant-based oils, minerals and other natural ingredients, the sunscreen contains no harmful chemicals. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

'Next Gen Scientists for Biodiesel' program selects 2 new leaders

BY The National Biodiesel Board Shyam Paudel, a Ph.D. candidate at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and William Gray, a chemical engineering undergraduate at Rowan University, have been selected to help lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel program. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

World Energy, United launch longest transatlantic biofuels flight

BY World Energy LLC Renewable jet fuel producer World Energy announced its participation in United Airlines’ biofuel flight from San Francisco International Airport to Zurich Airport Sept. 14. The United Boeing 787 will be powered by a 30 percent blend of biojet fuel. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

Iowa Biodiesel Board elects leaders at regional annual meeting

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Iowa biodiesel producer Tom Brooks of Western Dubuque Biodiesel will serve a third term as chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. The directors elected officers during the IBB and Nat'l Biodiesel Board Regional Annual Meeting Sept. 12-13 in Des Moines. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Biodiesel demand in Germany up despite drop in diesel consumption

BY UFOP Germany's consumption of on-road diesel fuel and gasoline in the first half of 2018 was lower than in the same period in 2017, but the use of biodiesel and ethanol saw a significant rise. From January through June, biodiesel use was up 11 percent. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

NBB celebrates 10 years in green office space with ceremony

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB celebrated 10 years in its current Jefferson City, Missouri, office Sept. 10 and commemorated a decade of growth and milestones with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site, which was previously vacant and remodeled 10 years ago. READ MORE