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January 22, 2019

Biodiesel-powered vehicles are in it for the long haul

BY The National Biodiesel Board Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego got a glimpse into the future Jan. 22 as equipment manufacturers, industry experts and fleets detailed why diesel engines will continue to be a mainstay for many years to come. READ MORE

January 22, 2019

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifts off in San Diego

BY The National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel industry came together in January to engage, innovate and grow during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The national event of the year lifted off Jan. 22 in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

New York sets new goals for 100% clean power, 70% renewables

BY Erin Voegele On Jan. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Green New Deal, a clean energy and jobs agenda that calls for the state to achieve 100 percent clean power by 2040. It also aims to set new renewable energy mandates. READ MORE

January 18, 2019

Civic, aviation leaders showcase viability of biojet fuel

BY The Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels Initiative Coalition A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles civic leaders to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Wheeler: E15, RFS rulemakings could be delayed by shutdown

BY Erin Voegele On Jan. 16, a U.S. Senate committee held a hearing on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as EPA administrator after serving as acting administrator since Scott Pruitt stepped down. He discussed the government shutdown and possible delays. READ MORE

January 16, 2019

EU imports of US soybeans balloon during trade war with China

BY UFOP Following China’s ban on U.S. soybeans, the U.S. has been in need of new buyers. The EU-28 benefits from this situation as its imports of U.S. soybeans have multiplied. Three-quarters of EU soybean imports are now coming from the U.S. READ MORE

January 15, 2019

Iowa governor’s budget includes $3M for renewables infrastructure

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Gov. Kim Reynolds released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal Jan. 15. Included in her budget was $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, which provides cost-share grants to help Iowa retailers offer higher blends of biofuels. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Biodiesel can help Wash. cut fuel carbon intensity 16.5% by 2030

BY Ron KotrbaA new study commissioned by the Union of Concerned Scientists and conducted by independent research firm Cerulogy shows biodiesel and other biofuels can help Washington cut the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by up to 16.5 percent by 2030. READ MORE

January 11, 2019

Universal Biofuels completes 2-year upgrade project in India

BY Aemetis Inc. The upgrades at the Kakinada plant included installation of a pretreatment unit to process waste oils; expansion of boiler and other utility capacities; and implementation of environmental systems to enable full production of 50 MMgy of biodiesel. READ MORE

January 10, 2019

EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels. Comments are due Feb. 25. READ MORE

January 08, 2019

Biodiesel an underutilized solution as US carbon emissions climb

BY Ron KotrbaRhodium Group is estimating that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased by 3.4 percent in 2018, the second-largest annual gain since 1996. Greater biodiesel use can help reduce carbon emissions from the transport and building sectors. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

California Fueling files suit over biodiesel NOx additive

BY California Fueling LLC California Fueling filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Best Energy Solutions and Technology Corp., dba “Best Corp.,” asserting claims for, among other things, unfair business practices under California’s Business & Professions Code. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

Opinion: Adapt and Innovate

BY Ron KotrbaIn his Editor's Note from the Winter 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, editor Ron Kotrba provides an overview of the issue's contents including several feature articles, columns and more. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Iowa produces 365 million gallons of biodiesel in 2018

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association After a slight decrease in biodiesel production in 2017, Iowa’s 12 biodiesel plants rebounded with a record-breaking 365 million gallons of biodiesel production in 2018, roughly 80 million gallons more than the previous year. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup

BY Ron KotrbaArmed with a scrappy, do-it-yourself attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s success is a testament to its—and the biodiesel industry’s—perseverance. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

Aviation leaders to showcase viability of biojet fuels Jan. 17

BY World Energy Paramount Los Angeles-area civic leaders will join business aviation leaders on Jan. 17 to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: World Energy’s Big Year

BY Ron KotrbaBoston-based World Energy had a busy 2018 buying plants and expanding its reach. READ MORE

January 01, 2019

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Success Stories—Celebrating Our Biodiesel Leaders

BY The National Biodiesel Board Five years ago, the National Biodiesel Board was determined to identify and publish stories of prominent influencers that were making a difference in an industry that required strong leadership to ensure success individually and for the industry. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

In Depth: A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

December 29, 2018

Inside NBB: ‘Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel’ Student Members Attend National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB founded NGSB in 2010, with 2011 being the first year of the conference scholarships. Since then, it is estimated that more than 100 students have attended on scholarship, with approximately another 50 attending for a reduced registration rate. READ MORE

December 29, 2018

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Benefits Animal Agriculture, Too

BY The National Biodiesel Board American Soybean Association farmer-leader Rob Shaffer and the National Biodiesel Board’s senior feedstock advisor Alan Weber were featured on the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s program Cattlemen to Cattlemen recently. READ MORE

December 28, 2018

In Depth: Biodiesel’s Cutting Edge

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine profiles nine companies whose process technologies, products and services are on the frontline of change in this industry. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Opinion: Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

BY Jeff Hove Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO's Alternative Fuels Council, provides perspective on current political, regulatory and market events relating to biodiesel blending, and how a myriad of potential changes will affect downstream operators. READ MORE

December 27, 2018

Inside NBB: What’s Ahead in Washington for 2019

BY The National Biodiesel Board Although the biodiesel industry accomplished some important goals in 2018 and has much more work ahead in 2019, the 116th Congress presents many opportunities and challenges. Rest assured the National Biodiesel Board is staying on top of the issues. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Opinion: Biodiesel’s Past, Present and Future

BY Marc Kellens Marc Kellens, the global technical director for Desmet Ballestra, takes us through the history and future of biodiesel production, identifying key milestones and cultural shifts, including the introduction and proliferation of renewable diesel. READ MORE

December 26, 2018

Opinion: NBB Fighting to Protect the Biodiesel Industry from Trade Decisions

BY Donnell Rehagen National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen discusses the disconcerting circumstances surrounding the U.S. Department of Commerce's initiation of "changed circumstances" reviews of recently imposed tariffs on U.S. imports of Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

8 new small refinery waivers filed with US EPA in past month

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the RFS, reporting that seven new waiver petitions for the 2018 compliance year and one new petition for the 2017 compliance year were filed from Nov. 10 to Dec. 18. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

US President Donald Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill into law

BY Ron Kotrba and Erin Voegele Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law Dec. 20, reauthorizing several Energy Title programs including the Biorefinery Assistance Program, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels and $2 million a year for the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

National Biodiesel Board hires new regulatory affairs director

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has hired Kate Shenk as director of regulatory affairs. Shenk comes to NBB from BIO, where she led a regulatory affairs committee and developed analyses and comments on regulatory policies. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri wraps first year of partnerships

BY The Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri During its December meeting, the coalition's board of directors heard from members on joint efforts to support training programs and connect with youth on opportunities surrounding biodiesel, and to set the course for 2019. READ MORE

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