North America

July 09, 2020

US EPA’s RFS anti-backsliding study discounts biodiesel benefits

BY Ron Kotrba“Failure to account for the impacts of both higher and lower biodiesel blends ... does a disservice to the industry that is working to continuously improve [its] tailpipe emissions profile,”stated NBB in comments to EPA on its anti-backsliding study. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

Opinion: Industry Rebirth

BY Ron KotrbaRon Kotrba, editor in chief of Biodiesel Magazine, discusses the contents of the Summer 2020 print issue in his latest editor’s note, particularly in context of the health crisis and overall biofuel policy environment in the U.S. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

In Depth: Proof of Quality

BY Ron KotrbaA new biodiesel fuel quality report by National Renewable Energy Laboratory surveying U.S. and Canadian BQ-9000 producers suggests the North American biodiesel industry has learned the lessons of its past. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Amazon Air secures SAF from Shell Aviation made by World Energy

BY Ron KotrbaAmazon Air, the cargo airline of e-commerce giant Amazon, has secured up to 6 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy out of its Paramount, California, biorefinery. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: Better. Cleaner. Now!

BY The National Biodiesel Board The new campaign—Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!—is aimed to drive the narrative about the myriad of ways that biodiesel and renewable diesel are a better choice for consumers, policymakers and the environment. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: (Virtual) Business as Usual

BY The National Biodiesel Board During state stay-at-home orders this spring, the National Biodiesel Board continued business as usual attending more than a dozen virtual conferences, holding numerous online meetings and hosting more than 10 educational webinars. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: Progress on Federal Policies for Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board As we await a much-anticipated RFS volume proposal from U.S. EPA for next year (and 2022 for biomass-based diesel), favorable developments in this sector should convince the agency to boost biodiesel and overall advanced biofuel volumes. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste

BY Ron KotrbaNeste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth. READ MORE

July 03, 2020

In Depth: Pushing Through the Pandemic

BY Ron KotrbaSeveral U.S. biodiesel producers share their experiences during the height of the coronavirus crisis, painting a picture of the industry’s health during these uncertain times. READ MORE