Archive for the ‘Sustainability Blog’ Category

Turn Homeschool into Home-COOL with Biodiesel

Posted on April 7th, 2020

Like many others trying to “flatten the curve” during the COVID-19 crisis, National Biodiesel Board staff are staying home and working remote. Most of the staff have children and understand the challenges of learning at home.

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Leaving the Planet Better, Cleaner, Now: Why Ten Years of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel Is a Milestone Worth Celebrating

Posted on March 2nd, 2020

This year, we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of a special program founded by the National Biodiesel Board – the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel. We’re proud to lead this long-term investment, helping tomorrow’s scientists on their journey as they prepare to find solutions to our energy challenges.

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Purdue Study Confirms Benefits of US Biodiesel, Addresses Concerns Over Deforestation

Posted on February 4th, 2020

The impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia are found to be insignificant, according to the latest research from leading economic modeling experts from Purdue University. The study looked at concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming that biofuels are to blame for increased agricultural activity in southeast Asia.

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Keep Your Holiday Season Sustainable with Biodiesel

Posted on November 26th, 2019

Every holiday season, people across the country cook up big, delicious dinners, often leaving behind a significant amount of used cooking oil. Rather than letting that oil go to waste, filling landfills, or clogging drains, biodiesel producers nationwide are recycling it to make clean burning biodiesel.

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Biodiesel’s Contribution on World Food Day

Posted on October 16th, 2019

There are numerous myths about biofuels, stemming from the ‘food versus fuel’ discussion. That myth suggests people should be eating more fat instead of burning it as fuel, but critics who repeat that mantra have failed to consider the role that protein and a healthy ratio of fat that play in proper nutrition for the world’s growing population.

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Biodiesel – Creating a Sustainable Future for Food

Posted on August 26th, 2019

A recent editorial, “We have no idea how to feed the world…,” highlights the challenges of feeding a growing population that is more prosperous than ever, creating demand for more protein. However, the piece incorrectly finds fault with farmers and biofuels, the very industries in the forefront of feeding the world and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Biodiesel Fuels the Clean Cruiser Project

Posted on August 9th, 2019

What started as a couple of pals looking for their next adventure soon turned into a carbon-cutting crusade for Steven Ploog and Nathan Stuart. After the initial idea of fixing up two old Toyota Land Cruisers and driving down to Panama, the two came up with an interesting challenge. The two decided to do a trip entirely carbon neutral.

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Biodiesel History Targets Future Growth

Posted on June 21st, 2019

Before World War I, the diesel engine was a heavy, cantankerous contraption, good only for stationary power and large, waterborne vessels. Clessie Cummins changed all that.

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World Water Day: How Biodiesel Makes Minimal Waves in the World’s Water Supply

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” This often-quoted phrase from the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner reminds us that the earth is rich in water resources. However, this water is not immediately useful for most consumer needs. It takes energy to provide clean water in a useful form. That’s why use of renewable fuels such as biodiesel is so important to secure our future access to clean water.

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2018 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Complete Official Blog Highlights

Posted on January 29th, 2018

View complete highlights from the official blog of the 2018 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. Producers, marketers, and aficionados returned to the Fort Worth Convention Center for four days (January 22 – 25) of all things biodiesel.

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