Inside December 2009


Expanding the Feedstock Portfolio

BY Susanne Retka SchillSoybean growers once again brought in a big harvest to provide ample biodiesel feedstock supplies. Market trends, however, keep on the pressure to diversify into new sources of fats, oils and greases. Biodiesel Magazine takes a look at the feedstock outlook. READ MORE

Sophistication and Delivery

BY Nicholas ZemanThe ability of biodiesel company managers to operate within the volatile world of commodity prices on both the front and back ends requires a level of sophistication in a market that can be ruthless and unforgiving-not to mention there are technological upgrade considerations, retooling and maintenance options, branding, legislative monitoring and review, coproduct sales and logistics. READ MORE

A New Class of Jet Fuel

BY Ron KotrbaAirlines are under serious pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so when the most prolific oil refinery technology provider on the planet teams up with the world's biggest airplane manufacturer, they produce results-and a new class of fuel. READ MORE

B20: The Best of Both Worlds

BY Nicholas ZemanVehicles under warranty by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to use B20 could claim "flex-fuel" status soon. A new U.S. EPA ruling provides incentives to OEM fleets that build B20 models such as Ford's Super Duty 350, which will be equipped to handle the blend beginning in 2011. Also, because of its characteristics as a blended fuel, some producers are seeing increased demand. READ MORE

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Inside NBB

Goodbye 2009

BY Joe Jobe, CEO, NBB