Biodiesel Catching the Heat Wave

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Bioheat® is really starting to heat up as a growing market for biodiesel. The Northeast’s heating oil industry has rebranded itself as the “renewable liquid heating fuels industry,” and has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. This year’s Biodiesel Industry Partnership Award is dedicated to heating oil heavy hitters including the National Oilheat Research Alliance, New … Read More

Soybean Growers Show Biodiesel Support

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American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Ryan Findlay was on the program at the 2020 National Biodiesel Conference in Tampa, sharing his policy views for the new decade. A number of ASA directors were also in attendance showing their support for the biodiesel industry. In this interview, Findlay discusses policy priorities, trade issues, the upcoming Commodity Classic, and more. (7:52) In … Read More

Biodiesel Policy Panel

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With some certainty moving into the future at last, thanks to a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit, the industry can finally give full attention to other important policy issues, like the keeping EPA’s feet to the fire when it comes to Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. National Biodiesel Board VP of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik … Read More

New NBB Chair Optimistic for 2020

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Renewable Energy Group (REG) CFO Chad Stone was elected as the new chairman for the National Biodiesel Board in November and he addressed the membership at the National Biodiesel Conference this week in Tampa. While 2019 was a disastrous year for the industry, which saw REG having to shut down a plant, Stone is very optimistic about biodiesel going forward. … Read More

Purdue Study Confirms Benefits of Biodiesel

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The impacts of U.S. biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia are found to be insignificant, according to the latest research from from Purdue University. The research also confirms there is no shortage of fats and oils used to make biodiesel, and no shortage of land in the US for producing farm commodities. Farzad Taheripour, a research associate professor … Read More

Diesel Fleets Fueling the Future with Biodiesel

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Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo received an enlightening glimpse into the future as industry leaders from the Fuels Institute, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), and major original equipment manufacturers mapped out the road ahead for the freight and transportation industries. Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger told attendees that diesel vehicle stocks are expected to increase … Read More

NBB CEO Meets the Press

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National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen met with members of the media at the National Biodiesel Conference after his state of the industry address on Tuesday. Many of the questions dealt with the biodiesel tax credit extension and when it will provide some relief for the industry. “Producers should be working on it as we speak to get those … Read More

Industry Celebrates Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

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Without question, the multi year biodiesel tax credit extension achieved at the end of 2019 was a tremendous victory for the industry, and there was definitely a celebratory mood in the air at the National Biodiesel Conference this week in Tampa. “No one is more relieved, excited and enthused to say we got it done – five years certainty through … Read More

National Biodiesel Board Shares “Vision 2020”

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The 2020 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo kicked off Tuesday in Tampa with a new industry vision for a new decade. National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen unveiled the new industry vision statement in his state of the industry remarks to attendees. Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable jet fuel will be recognized as mainstream low-carbon fuel options with superior performance … Read More

#NBB2020 Preview

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The National Biodiesel Board will unveil its “Vision 2020” for the industry during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida on January 20-23. The largest gathering of North American biodiesel enthusiasts arrive in Florida on a roll with recent policy victories in Washington, DC, and California, as well as a heating oil industry that is partnering with producers … Read More

Taking a Biodiesel Ride and Drive

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The Ride and Drive is one of the most popular activities at the annual National Biodiesel Conference, offering attendees the chance to take a spin in some of the coolest new diesel models on the market, or to just “kick the tires.” Featured vehicles this year included: • 2019 Ford F-150 diesel pickup and • 2019 Ford Transit diesel van, … Read More

Cummins Crate Engine Repowers Clean Cruiser

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In the early 1900s, Clessie Cummins founded the Cummins Engine Company in Indiana and proceeded to demonstrate the benefits of the diesel engine by repowering automobiles, race cars, buses and trucks. A century later, the company is continuing the legacy by enabling passionate enthusiasts to repower their own iconic vehicles with the R2.8 Turbo Diesel crate engine. The Clean Cruiser … Read More

Biodiesel Vehicle Showcase Features Deere, Isuzu and Ford

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John Deere, Isuzu, and Ford took part in the 2019 Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase to highlight the latest biodiesel-friendly vehicles. For Deere, it’s the 865M XUV Gator and the brand new diesel Z994R Commercial ZTrak™ zero-turn mower. Isuzu featured its N-Series commercial diesel trucks. And Ford brought the new F-150 and Transit Connect to the game this year. Watch presentations … Read More

Next Gen Biodiesel Scientists Take One Small Step

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As we celebrate 50 years since that first small step for man on the moon, the Next Generation of Biodiesel Scientists (NGBS) are continuing to take that giant leap for mankind doing research here on Earth for the future. NGBS co-chair Jennifer Greenstein, North Carolina State University, moderated a panel of four young scientists from around the world during the … Read More

NBB Influence Award Goes to Kotrba

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The 2019 Eye on Biodiesel Influence Award winner is Ron Kotrba, Biodiesel Magazine. Ron Kotrba has served as Editor of Biodiesel Magazine for nearly a decade, providing key insights into the industry and covering every nuanced topic in the space with precision. Before becoming Editor of Biodiesel Magazine, Kotrba was a senior writer for all of BBI International’s publications, writing … Read More

Biodiesel-Powered Engines In It For the Long Haul

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Industry experts from the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA), and National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) who spoke at the National Biodiesel Conference agree that the forecast for diesel powertrains looks strong and steady. National Biodiesel Board Technical Director Scott Fenwick moderated a panel on the topic featuring Patti Earley, Florida Power and Light Fleet Fuel … Read More

NBB Chairman Celebrates Biodiesel Commitment

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ADM Biodiesel Trade Manager Kent Engelbrecht, serving his third and final year as chairman of the National Biodiesel Board, is optimistic about the future of the biodiesel industry and pleased with the successes of 2018. “2018 closed as our highest market year in the history of our industry,” said Engelbrecht during his address to the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference in … Read More

Biodiesel Foundation Update

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The mission of the National Biodiesel Foundation (NBF) is outreach, education, research and demonstration activities for the advancement of biodiesel. “We do things the National Biodiesel Board can’t do,” says Biodiesel Foundation president Jeff Lynn of Illinois. That includes such activities as Congressional tours to educate legislators about where biodiesel comes from and how it is made, as well as … Read More

Dr. Kaffka Honored with Inspiration Award

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Dr. Stephen Kaffka, Extension Agronomist with the Department of Plant Science at the University of California-Davis, is the recipient of this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Inspiration Award. Presenting the award to Dr. Kaffka were National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott and CEO Donnell Rehagen. Dr. Kaffka has served as an instrumental leader for many years in advocating for environmental … Read More

2019 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up

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Hundreds of biodiesel leaders from across the country gathered for the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego to ENGAGE in thought provoking discussions to help advance America’s advanced biofuel. Keeping with the theme of ENGAGE, here are some key takeaways from the conference: E – Educate: One of the main goals of the conference was to educate attendees on … Read More