Biofuels Leaders Engage in RFS Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Audio

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference concluded Thursday with a panel discussion entitled “To 2022 and Beyond: Renewable Fuels in the Next Decade,” featuring renewable fuel industry leaders discussing the Renewable Fuel Standard and what is on the horizon for 2020. National Biodiesel Board chief operations officer Doug Whitehead moderated the discussion between NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and his ethanol organization … Read More

Casey’s General Stores Receives Biodiesel Impact Award

Cindy Zimmerman2019 Conference, Audio

Casey’s General Stores received this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award from the National Biodiesel Board. Nathaniel Doddridge, Casey’s Director of Fuels, received the award from NBB Technical Director Scott Fenwick and Chairman Kent Engelbrecht, ADM. In the past year, Casey’s General Stores has become a leading player in the biodiesel industry, keeping biodiesel in high consumer demand. Casey’s is … Read More

Oregon Clean Fuels Honored as Climate Leader

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The National Biodiesel Board’s annual Eye on Biodiesel Climate Leader award was presented to Cory-Ann Wind, Oregon Clean Fuels Program Manager, and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Wind and the DEQ have served as long-time leaders in efforts to protect our climate and natural environment. DEQ administers the state’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP), which requires gradually increasing carbon … Read More

Panel Addresses Biodiesel Policy Issues

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National Biodiesel Board Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik welcomed a panel of industry experts to the stage at the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference Tuesday to discuss the political balance in the 116th Congress and the challenges and opportunities for achieving biodiesel policy priorities. Policy panel participants included former members of Congress Byron Dorgan and Kenny Hulshof, David Carmen … Read More

2019 Biodiesel Conference & Expo Lifts Off in San Diego

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The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo lifted off Tuesday in San Diego with inspirational remarks from industry leadership. Acknowledging 2019 as the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen drew comparisons between the tenacity of the space program and U.S. biodiesel producers’ own efforts to get the first commercially available advanced biofuel industry … Read More

2019 Biodiesel Conference Preview

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Welcome to the 2019 National Biodiesel Conference blog! America’s largest celebration of all things biodiesel returns to San Diego this year for a record fifth visit to the Golden State. Local residents are invited to join in the festivities at no cost during the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo kick off at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on Tuesday, … Read More

Back to the Biodiesel Future

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

Back in 1993, biodiesel was just an idea. But thanks to the efforts of pioneers like Doug Pickering, Kenlon Johannes, and Bill Ayers, it has become the industry it is today. Doug and Bill built the first facility to produce biodiesel – two 55 gallon drums on stands with a sump pump and a garden hose. Kenlon, who was with … Read More

Biofuels Groups Panel

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To tackle the topic of the next 25 years for biodiesel, NBB brought representatives from other biofuels industry organizations to talk about what is on the horizon for the industry. The panel was moderated by Gary Haer of REG and featured Growth Energy Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley; Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council; … Read More

Ford Delivers First F-150 Diesel

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

The new Ford F-150 was in the spotlight last week at the National Biodiesel Conference as it joins the F-250/350/450 Super Duty® and F-650/750 medium duty trucks as well as the Transit van to round out Ford’s strong line-up of diesel models supporting the use of B20 biodiesel blends. Dominic DiCicco, Ford’s Manager of Environmental Policy and Fuel Quality, commented, … Read More

New Report Highlights Biodiesel Sustainability

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A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates and reaffirms the long-understood benefits of using the renewable fuel. Results confirm that biodiesel compared to petroleum diesel reduces GHG emissions by 72 percent and fossil fuel use by 80 percent. The study, which was released as the National Biodiesel Conference kicked off last week, is … Read More

Eye on Biodiesel Innovation Award

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National Renewable Energy Lab Senior Chemist Earl Christensen was honored with the Eye on Biodiesel Innovation Award at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. Christensen has been instrumental in conducting work related to biodiesel stability that has bolstered confidence in B20 by both Original Equipment Manufacturers and end-users alike. In his role at NREL, he has led critical efforts to analyze … Read More

Deere Helps Biodiesel Celebrate 25 Years

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

It was 2001 when the use of B5 biodiesel was approved in all John Deere engines, and today many are approved up to B20. John Deere was one of the first OEMs to embrace biofuels and that support continues to be strong as every vehicle is filled at the factory with a biodiesel blend in the fuel tank. Steve Geick … Read More

All About Federal Policy Panel

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

In a year when representation for biodiesel in Washington D.C. was more critical than ever, it was the chief operating officer of the National Biodiesel Board who stepped up to the plate to fill in as vice president of federal affairs to allow the organization to search for just the right person to take on this vital role. Doug Whitehead … Read More

GM Offers 20 B20-approved 2018 Diesel Models

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

General Motors has a strong lineup of 20 different diesel vehicle options for the 2018 model year – spanning the car, truck, van and compact SUV categories – and GM supports B20 in all 20 of those models. One of GM’s flagship models, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup with a 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel engine, as well as the … Read More

CAT Sets the Biodiesel Off-Road Standard

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Heavy equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. was featured at the National Biodiesel Conference this year with a CAT 938M Small Wheel Loader with a high torque, low speed C7.1 ACERT engine in the Biodiesel Vehicle Technology Showcase. Caterpillar is a long-time supporters of B20 biodiesel blends and the Cat equipment product line, consisting of more than 300 machines, sets the standard … Read More

NBB CEO Meets the Press

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There was no shortage of topics for reporters to ask NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen about during an informal press conference at #NBB18. Among the topics of interest – need for the biodiesel tax credit, the first year with the Trump administration, a cap on RINs prices, working with the oil industry, and whether the domestic biodiesel industry could meet capacity … Read More

Hot Grease and Hot Topics

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Hot Grease is a Discovery Channel documentary showcasing the growth of the biodiesel industry. Jason Lawrence with Amerigreen moderated a panel on the documentary at the #NBB18 with NBB communications manager Jessica Robinson, director/producers Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace, and cinematographer Andrew Miller. Enjoy the panel discussion here: 2018 National Biodiesel Conference

Biodiesel Climate Leader Award Goes to Seattle

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

The City of Seattle is one of the leading biodiesel fleet users in America, which made them a clear choice for this year’s Eye on Biodiesel Climate Leader award. Looking for ways to power their operations in a cleaner, more environmentally friendly way, city fleet directors turned to biodiesel for its carbon reduction benefits and ease of use. In 2014, … Read More

Optimus Takes Center Stage at NBB18

Cindy Zimmerman2018 Conference, Audio

A semi that runs on 100 percent biodiesel literally took over the stage at the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference. The Optimus Technologies truck served as the backdrop and screen for all of the mainstage events at the conference. Optimus has developed aftermarket technology to enable B100 use even in the coldest climates. With its controller and second heated B100 tank … Read More

Ford’s Biodiesel Lineup

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We jumped in the passenger seat of the 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty during the Biodiesel Ride & Drive to take a spin around Fort Worth and learn more about biodiesel’s capabilities. Joining us was Ginger Kasanic, Sustainabilty and Advanced Technology Manager, Ford Motor Company; Jennifer Weaver, NBB and representative from local dealership, McDavid Ford. The Ford F-150 joins the … Read More