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Biomass-based diesel poised for growth

BY Dave Elsenbast Dave Elsenbast, the supply chain vice president for Renewable Energy Group Inc., discusses recent biodiesel policy accomplishments, market opportunities and feedstocks such as distillers corn oil in this feature-length contribution piece. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

EPA's proposed 2018 biodiesel RFS rule calls for modest growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board called for the Obama administration to strengthen a U.S. EPA proposal released May 18 that would raise the biodiesel volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by only 100 million gallons in 2018. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

CEC awards Biodico $1.2M grant for Zero Net Energy Farms project

BY Biodico Inc. Biodico Inc. announced that the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $1.2 million grant for its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Bill intro'd to reform, extend biodiesel tax credit through 2019

BY Ron KotrbaLegislation was introduced May 13 by Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit. The NBB and ASA are encouraged by the measure. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

EPA honors biodiesel champs: Harvard U. and Medford, NJ, schools

BY The National Biodiesel Board U.S. EPA honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, including a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel. The EPA recognized Harvard University and Medford Township Public Schools in New Jersey. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

White House OMB reviewing EPA rule to amend RFS program

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to amend the RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget on May 10. The rule is titled Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. OMB is already reviewing the proposed 2018 biodiesel RVO. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Profile: FPL achieves key emissions reductions with biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board Florida Power & Light's journey to revolutionize its fleet started in 2006. Today, FPL purchases more than 500,000 gallons of B100 annually for its 1,840 biodiesel-powered vehicles. FPL's fleet runs primarily on B20 but it uses blends up to B35. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Eugene con man sentenced in $1.4 million biodiesel fraud scheme

BY The U.S. Attorney's Office-District of Oregon U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown sentenced Jack Holden, 76, of Eugene, Oregon, to 87 months in prison, restitution of $1,410,760, and a special assessment of $1,500 for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme that spanned three continents. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe leaves organization

BY Ron KotrbaThe National Biodiesel Board announced May 5 that its CEO Joe Jobe has left the organization to pursue other opportunities after nearly 20 years of service. The NBB will begin the search for a permanent replacement immediately. READ MORE