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Domestic Fuel: RFS Headed to OMB for Review

Posted on August 25th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency has sent its final rule on 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review in a last step before public release. Renewable fuels groups responded to the news today.

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CentralMaine.com: Biodiesel an Advanced Biofuel That Cuts Reliance on Petroleum

Posted on August 25th, 2014

A letter from Joe Jobe, Chief Executive Officer, National Biodiesel Board: The Chicago Tribune editorial “Repeal renewable fuel standard,” (Aug. 6) was undoubtedly off the mark when it claimed the Renewable Fuel Standard had “flopped” at encouraging the development of advanced biofuels in the United States.

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Reuters: U.S. Biodiesel Industry Suffers as Biofuel Rule Delays Drag On

Posted on August 21st, 2014

The long wait for final 2014 federal biofuel use targets has compounded troubles for U.S. biodiesel producers already hit by the Obama administration’s preliminary plan to slash renewable fuel requirements.

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Biodiesel Magazine: Political Giving an Important Piece of Federal Policy Puzzle

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Biodiesel is the only advanced biofuel commercially available across the country, but it is still a relatively young industry when compared to conventional petroleum fuels. As the industry continues to mature, strong public policy remains critical. The biodiesel industry has long been commended for its advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and grassroots lobbying strength, but political fundraising remains an important component of supporting effective public policy and, as of now, has been the only avenue that the biodiesel industry isn’t punching above its weight class in Washington.

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Biodiesel Magazine: Building the New Energy Economy

Posted on July 21st, 2014

The stark reality of the economic, political and environmental impacts of our current petroleum-based society is so daunting that America seems to have turned a blind eye. Even worse, it appears that we have traded our ability to determine our own destiny for our individual short-term self-interests. Despite the latest assessment from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that warns climate change is happening faster than anyone projected, the U.S. EPA has proposed stalling the biodiesel mandate under the federal renewable fuel standard—even though the very same agency has determined that biodiesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 57 to 86 percent compared to fossil diesel.

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Biodiesel Magazine: US Clean Diesel Car Sales Up 25 Percent in 2014

Posted on July 17th, 2014

According to data compiled by HybridCars.com and Baum and Associates, U.S. clean diesel car sales have increased 25 percent during the first six months of 2014 while the overall U.S. car market has increased by 4.2 percent.

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Diesel Power: 2014 Ram 2500 Biodiesel Testing – Final Gear Editorial

Posted on July 11th, 2014

At the end of it all, the B20 biodiesel was less expensive, better for the environment, good for our truck’s engine, and returned the same power and fuel economy as regular old number 2. I’m really hoping this catches on, because having the option for bio at every pump would be awesome!

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Biodiesel Magazine: Opinion: Building the Bioheat Bridge – Keys to Playing Offense

Posted on July 9th, 2014

It seems obvious; building the Bioheat Bridge is simply the act of blending ASTM D6751 biodiesel with ASTM D396 heating oil. What is not as obvious or simple is recognizing the opportunities and various bridges that can be successfully built through biodiesel marketing.

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Biodiesel Magazine: EPA Issues Final QAP Rule, Phases Out More Costly QAP-A Option

Posted on July 9th, 2014

The U.S. EPA released its much-anticipated final rule on the renewable fuel standard’s (RFS) quality assurance plan (QAP), a voluntary third-party auditing protocol for renewable identification number (RIN) credits that regulated parties may use as a supplement to the “buyer beware” liability prescribed under RFS regulations.

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Domestic Fuel: Vermont Low Sulphur Requirement Is Biodiesel Boon

Posted on July 8th, 2014

As of July 1, Vermont has a new, low-sulfur requirement for all fuel oil in the state, and that could be a boon for biodiesel.

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