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Governors’ Biofuels Coalition: RFS Combatants Make Final Arguments in White House Meetings

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Interest groups and companies with a stake in the renewable fuel industry have been lining up to visit the White House in the past three weeks as officials wrap up their review of a contentious rule setting the nation’s 2014 mandates for corn ethanol advanced biofuels.

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The Daily Republic: Expert Educates on Biodiesel Technology at MTI

Posted on September 26th, 2014

The Farm Power Technology students at Mitchell Technical Institute received some information about the future on Thursday. About 40 students heard from Hoon Ge, a chemical engineer and expert in the world of diesel, particularly biodiesel. He held a seminar Thursday morning at Mitchell Technical Institute’s Technology Center Amphitheatre and was scheduled to hold another session Thursday night, which was open to the general public.

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Domestic Fuel: Blue Sun Biodiesel Earns Rare BQ-9000 Quality Status

Posted on September 22nd, 2014

A biodiesel refinery in Missouri has earned a rare quality production status. Blue Sun’s St. Joseph, Mo., biodiesel refinery joined just 50 other companies in the country to receive BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission (NABC) and National Biodiesel Board (NBB), a cooperative and voluntary program that combines the ASTM standard for biodiesel, ASTM D6751, and a quality systems program that includes storage, sampling, testing, blending, shipping, distribution, and fuel management practices.

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DTN The Progressive Farmer: RFA, NBB See CARB Progress

Posted on September 18th, 2014

The Renewable Fuels Association on Monday, Sept. 15, submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board voicing support for the agency’s proposal to transition to a new version of the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation Model, but also recommending several additional improvements.

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GreenBiz: How 3 Biodiesel Companies Defy the Odds in a Challenging Industry

Posted on September 17th, 2014

While biodiesel companies across the United States await government decisions on updates to the Renewable Fuel Standard and Blender’s Tax Credit, the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network checked in with three West Coast biodiesel companies for an insider’s look at the state of the industry. Of the 297 biofuels companies currently operating in the U.S., we chose three — Pacific Biodiesel, Bently Biofuels and SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel — because they share a feedstock of used cooking oil and a passion for protecting the environment.

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Biodiesel Magazine: USU’s Mike Morgan Sets More Biodiesel-Powered Speed Records

Posted on September 15th, 2014

Yet again, Utah State University ingenuity and perseverance were on display at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats as Aggie undergrad Mike Morgan set new speed records with USU-made biofuels.

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American Soybean Association: ASA, NBB Meet with White House to Discuss RFS Volumes

Posted on September 12th, 2014

ASA and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) met with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and other Administration officials this week once again underscore the importance of stronger biodiesel volumes under the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Utah State Today: ‘This Is Where the World Pays Attention’ Says USU Biofuels Scientist

Posted on September 12th, 2014

Yet again, Utah State University ingenuity and perseverance were on display at Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats as Aggie undergrad Mike Morgan set new speed records with USU-made biofuels.

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Global Fuels LLC: National Biodiesel Conference a Certainty in Shifting Markets

Posted on September 12th, 2014

One of the most predictable dynamics of the growing biodiesel industry has been unpredictability, a constant evolution of the market and its ever-transforming challenges. Managing through the ups and downs of business cycles and market changes is a part of every business. But many would argue the biodiesel industry has had more than its fair share. One thing that is certain, however, is that the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo is the place to be Jan. 19-22.

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Biodiesel Magazine: NBB Wins Bid for USDA Grant Funding

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Federal funding is an important component of the biodiesel industry’s resource pool, expanding opportunities for enhanced outreach, education and research. Among the most significant pathways to access federal funding is through the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program.

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