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WDB ‘running like gangbusters,’ implements distancing measures

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Policy, Production, North America“We had to make changes to how we load trucks, and how we deal with drivers and even our own employees,” said Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa. “A lot of changes have been made because of the coronavirus.” READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery

BY The Diesel Technology Forum Found In:Business, Distribution, Use, North AmericaAs policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

FAO vegetable oil price index falls to 8-month low

BY UFOP Found In:Feedstock, North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa & the Middle EastThe April FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 percent, compared to the previous month, to 131.8 points. This was the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in three months running. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Biofuel feedstock reimbursement act introduced in US Senate

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Policy, Feedstock, North AmericaLegislation was introduced May 19 in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar, which would provide assistance to biofuel producers adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from the health crisis. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

ACE 2020 conference, ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with FEW

BY The American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, North AmericaThe American Coalition for Ethanol announced that its 33rd annual conference will be held Aug. 25 in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

51 additional stations in Finland carrying Neste renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Distribution, EuropeNeste is making its trademarked renewable diesel available to dozens of new fueling stations in Finland this spring. With 51 additional locations carrying the renewable fuel, approximately 120 stations across Finland will now carry the product. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

USDA accepting applications for HBIIP grants through Aug. 13

BY USDA Found In:Policy, Distribution, North AmericaUSDA began accepting applications May 15 for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants for activities designed to expand the sale and availability of ethanol and biodiesel fuels. Online applications must be submitted by Aug. 13. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

US Supreme Court denies review of RFS point of obligation issue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. Supreme Court announced May 18 that it has denied a petition filed by Valero Energy asking the court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

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CHI Health Center Omaha
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Ethanol 101

August 24-24, 2020
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Omaha, Nebraska

Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

August 24-24, 2020
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Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
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March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
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