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Domestic Fuel: Biodiesel Grant Looks to Improve GHG Science

Posted on May 29th, 2014

A new grant looks to improve the science and understanding behind greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling to show how biodiesel helps the economy while adding security benefits.

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Biodiesel Magazine: Jobe Sends Warning Letter to Obama as EPA Preps RFS Rule for OMB

Posted on May 23rd, 2014

U.S. EPA may be sending the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) final rule to the Office of Management and Budget later this week, according to the National Biodiesel Board, and indications suggest that the EPA and the Obama administration are considering leaving the biomass-based diesel program at 1.28 billion gallons while possibly adding a small increase for the overall advanced biofuels standard, compared to its proposed rule released last fall.

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WJBC: Audio Interview with Anne Steckel

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Download an audio interview with Anne Steckel, Vice President of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board.

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Sioux City Journal: Governor Signs Biofuels Bill into Law

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Gov. Terry Branstad traveled to the POET Bio-refining facility in Coon Rapids on Wednesday to sign legislation into law that promotes the development of bio-butanol and bio-butanol blended gasoline.

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Domestic Fuel: How to Be a Biodiesel Lobbyist: Be Honest

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

Lobbyist in government often times get a bad rap. The picture conjured up is a cigar-smoking, fat-cat with slick-backed hair, trying to grease the palms of lawmakers, lying at every opportunity possible. But in this very interesting piece fromBiodiesel Magazine, the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Director of State Governmental Affairs, Shelby Neal, makes the case that his job is to educate lawmakers.

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Domestic Fuel: Minnesota Is First to Mandate B10 Biodiesel

Posted on May 21st, 2014

The land of 10,000 lakes becomes the first for another 10… a 10 percent biodiesel mandate. The move from a B5 to B10 blending requirement for summer months starting this July 1st was welcomed by the growers of the most popular feedstock, soybeans.

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Biofuels Journal: MN First State to Move to B10

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Minnesota is cementing its role as a leader in the biodiesel industry by becoming the first state to move to a 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10) in its diesel fuel supply.

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Biodiesel Magazine: The Myth & Reality of Biodiesel Feedstock Availability

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Since its commercial inception in the 1990s, the biodiesel industry has faced obstacles from all sides. The technical merits of the fuel have been challenged time and time again. Manufacturing costs and fuel pricing have been used to discredit biodiesel. Free marketeers have tarnished its reputation because government mandates and subsidies attempt to level the playing field with the petroleum industry, which still today after more than a century of domination, receives billions of dollars of government handouts a year. And the oil lobbies have waged smear campaigns on all fronts.

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Albert Lea Tribune: Biodiesel Plant Manager Speaks at D.C. Press Conference

Posted on May 16th, 2014

The manager of the biodiesel refinery near Glenville spoke at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, calling on federal lawmakers to reinstate a tax incentive and restore the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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WNAX: Senators Say Policy Is Setting Back Biodiesel

Posted on May 16th, 2014

Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a toll on the biodiesel industry. A survey conducted by the National Biodiesel Board shows nearly a vast majority of U.S. biodiesel producers have scaled back production this year or idled production altogether. At a news conference Wednesday farm state Senators including North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp outlined the problem.

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