Archive for the ‘Sustainability Blog’ Category

The Drought Is No Reason to Reverse Course on American Fuel

Posted on August 14th, 2012

For the first time in history, our nation is making meaningful progress in the drive for energy independence. This is thanks in no small part to strong federal policy that has made developing American-made fuels a priority. The federal Renewable Fuels Standard – 2 led the U.S. into a record year of biodiesel production and use, at just more than 1 billion gallons in 2011. This is genuine progress in the quest for energy security, and it brings with it jobs, economic development and additional fuel refining capacity that this nation sorely needs. These benefits are tangible and real.

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Biofuels Are Essential to Protecting the Environment and Maintaining the Economy

Posted on July 9th, 2012

Biofuels are the only alternative to reducing greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to enjoy the benefits to society and economic activity associated with liquid fuels. Our standard of living is supported by energy consumption. All the advances of modern society, including home heating, lighting, and clean drinking water, owe their development to the use of fossil fuels. Education, medicine, communications, civil rights, human rights, and equal rights have all advanced due, in part, to our ability to harness the energy stored in fossil fuels. But fossil fuels are a finite resource, and we must find alternative energy sources to sustain society.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

Posted on June 14th, 2012

A team of entrepreneurs and researchers just finished harvesting fields of pennycress in Illinois. Although some people think of pennycress as a weed, its penny-shaped seed packets are full of potential as a new feedstock for biodiesel.

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Posted on April 18th, 2012

“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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Watch Joe Jobe’s Speech at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

Posted on February 15th, 2012

Watch the speech by Joe Jobe, CEO National Biodiesel Board, at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo – Ten Top Posts

Posted on February 13th, 2012

Below are ten top posts from the official blog of the just ended National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2012.

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Highlights – End of Conference

Posted on February 10th, 2012

Below are end of conference highlights from the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Highlights – Day Four

Posted on February 9th, 2012

Below are highlights from Day Four of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Highlights – Day Three

Posted on February 8th, 2012

Below are highlights from Day Three of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Highlights – Day Two

Posted on February 7th, 2012

Below are highlights from Day Two of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

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