Archive for the ‘NBB in the News’ Category

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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Bloomberg BNA: EPA Finalizes Voluntary Quality Assurance Program for Renewable Fuel Credits

Posted on July 4th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a voluntary third party auditing program to ensure the validity of renewable identification numbers (RINs) petroleum refiners use to demonstrate compliance with the annual renewable fuel standard.

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Domestic Fuel: NBB Touts Minnesota’s New 10% Biodiesel Mandate

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

As Minnesota becomes the first in the nation to require all diesel this summer have at least a 10 percent biodiesel blend, the National Biodiesel Board is touting the move…and the green fuel’s benefits.

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Biodiesel Magazine: Biodiesel Innovator, NGSB Supporter Dallas Hanks Dies at 51

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

The biodiesel industry suffered a major loss last week when Dallas Hanks, 51 years old, died of cancer. A native of Burley, Idaho, Hanks earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Utah State University, and pioneered the idea of growing biofuel feedstock on nontraditional lands.

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Biodiesel Magazine: 52 Lawmakers Ask White House to Boost Biodiesel Volumes Under RFS

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

Expressing urgent concerns about a proposed cut, 52 U.S. representatives from across the country called on President Obama in late June to continue growing biodiesel volumes under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).

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Biodiesel Magazine: Minn. Biodiesel Requirement Jumps to 10 Percent

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

July 1 marks a memorable day for biodiesel as Minnesota becomes the first state in the nation to require 10 percent biodiesel to be blended in all diesel fuel. While Illinois has a tax incentive that encourages biodiesel blends at 11 percent or higher, Minnesota is the first state to require a double-digit blend.

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Washakie Renewable Energy: National Biodiesel Board Visits Utah

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

National Biodiesel Board (NBB) representatives including CEO Joe Jobe, visited with Utah’s largest biodiesel producer, Washakie Renewable Energy (WRE), and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development last Thursday. Discussions centered on policies and opportunities that will encourage Utah to continue pioneering biodiesel production in the Intermountain West.

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