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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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Domestic Fuel: New Fund in Biodiesel Booster Dallas Hanks’ Memory

Posted on July 1st, 2014

A new fund has been set up in memory of biodiesel booster Dallas Hanks, who recently died from cancer. The National Biodiesel Foundation set up a new foundation in Dallas’ memory.

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Domestic Fuel: Iowa Congressman Visits Biodiesel Producers

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA) visited the REG biodiesel plant in Mason City, Iowa on Friday to meet with members of the state’s biodiesel industry concerned about the proposed lowering of volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

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Domestic Fuel: Lawmakers Ask Obama to Boost Biodiesel

Posted on June 30th, 2014

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is poised to release its decision on the amount of biodiesel and ethanol to be mixed into the nation’s fuel supply (and we’re hearing word now that decision might be delayed until the Fall), a bi-partisan group of lawmakers is making its appeal to the White House to allow biodiesel to keep growing.

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Sioux City Journal: Iowa Farmer Pushes Biodiesel, However It’s Made

Posted on June 30th, 2014

Ed Ulch has been fueling his farm equipment with biodiesel for 12 years or more. He ordered the first blends, shipped in 2½-gallon jugs, from a plant in Kansas. The volume of U.S. production has changed since then.

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Star Tribune: Higher Blend of Biodiesel — 10% — Coming to Minnesota’s Pumps

Posted on June 30th, 2014

In a boost for the biofuels industry, Minnesota on Tuesday becomes the first state in the nation to mandate a 10 percent minimum blend of biodiesel in diesel fuel sold at the pump.

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ET Auto: U.S. Biofuel Groups Slam CBO Report on Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted on June 29th, 2014

U.S. biofuel groups on Friday pushed back against a government report that found federal renewable fuel use targets would raise gasoline and diesel prices, slamming the study as “unrealistic.”

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