Archive for the ‘NBB in the News’ Category

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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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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