Biodiesel News

  • Downstate New York poised to lead the way for cleaner home heating

    Downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as national leaders in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil, a product called Bioheat fuel. Legislation passed yesterday by Assemblyman Steve Englebright (A.6954-A) and Senator Phil Boyle (S.B5422-A) would expand the state’s commitment to renewable energy by requiring heating oil sold in ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • National Biodiesel Board Testified Before U.S. Commerce Department on Harm Caused by Indonesian Biodiesel Imports

    Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) testified in a public hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce on significant trade deficits with Indonesia, describing the harm caused by the increasing volumes of unfairly traded biodiesel imports. The hearing was held in response to executive order 13786, which called for an omnibus report on significant trade deficits. NBB testified on the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Greener Chemistry Through Glycerine

    Research focused on converting crude glycerine, a key chemical feedstock in over-supply – into greener, more value-added products on developing alternative, greener technologies and processes – is being honored with the 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award.  This year’s recipient is Prof. Dr. Christophe Len, full Professor at the Université de Technologie Compiègne ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • National biodiesel board applauds new biodiesel tax credit bill

    Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the United States for three years. The bill provides an additional 10-cent-per-gallon credit for small U.S. biodiesel producers. “Well-crafted and efficient tax ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

    Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014-16. The NBB challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) interpretation and use of its waiver authority under the RFS statute.  “Today’s case provides a strong opportunity to defend higher ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • U.S. biodiesel industry testifies to ITC on illegal trading at hearing

    Today the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is formally initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. This decision follows a petition that was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which is made up of the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Whitehead Named as National Biodiesel Board Chief Operating Officer

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today named Doug Whitehead as its Chief Operating Officer. Whitehead joins the executive team after 10 years in various roles with the organization, most recently as the Director of Operations and Membership. “Doug has admirably served the biodiesel industry in his various roles at NBB over the years and his experience and expertise in operations, ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • 2016 Biodiesel Market Skunks previous records

    US consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by almost 40 percent. Also for the first time ever, the monthly market topped 300 million gallons, with December’s numbers coming in at 362 million gallons. “We are proud to be delivering record gallons of American made biodiesel, but that success is ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Biodiesel Backers aim to build upon the successes of 2016 to fuel the future of 2017 and beyond

    The closing session of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year while also taking a peek at how America’s Advanced Biofuel will fuel the country’s future in 2017 and beyond. “There were a number of milestones reached in 2016 that will have a significant and very positive impact on the biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Biodiesel industry honors year of achievements, industry growth

    The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions who have had a major impact on the use of biodiesel. Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet vehicle influencers, and lifetime biodiesel advocates were all honored this week during the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. “The biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Major accomplishments are Fueling Biodiesel’s future at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

    From the streets of New York City to the surf of the California Coast, big things are happening to fuel biodiesel’s future. So it’s no surprise enthusiasts of America’s Advanced Biofuel are excited to converge this week in San Diego at the industry’s largest gathering of producers, distributors and fans. San Diego residents are invited to join the action free-of-charge ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows

    As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Price Outlook. The Consumer Price Index for grocery store items is 2.3 percent lower than the last year, all while biodiesel production is higher than ever. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Industry Welcomes Updated Department of Energy Biodiesel Guide

    The biodiesel industry welcomed the publication of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) fifth edition of the Biodiesel Handling and Use Guide, developed in conjunction with the DOE Clean Cities program. The guide is a comprehensive document designed to educate those who blend, distribute, and use biodiesel and biodiesel blends. It provides basic information on the proper and safe use of ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of new standards to support American jobs and energy security. The group applauds the administration for working to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The real winners with this announcement are American consumers who will now have access to even more ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • National Biodiesel Board Members Elect Governing Board

    National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership this week, electing six returning governing board members and one new member to serve in leadership roles. “The biodiesel industry is fortunate to have a strong team of leaders from all sectors of the industry," said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “The membership is united, optimistic, and will continue ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Fueling Our Future: 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Ready to Roll in San Diego

    How will biodiesel fit into the future of our nation’s energy landscape with a new Administration in place, new data affirming biodiesel’s carbon benefits, and groundbreaking policies like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard in place? The New Year marks the perfect time and San Diego makes the ideal place to explore these topics and more during the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NBB Sends Letter to Congress Urging Action on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

    The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. The letter was sent on behalf of U.S. biodiesel producers nationwide. “We strongly urge you to extend the biodiesel tax credit and take this opportunity to make a simple, common-sense reform by focusing the credit on U.S. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NYC Passes Legislation Increasing Allowed Biodiesel In Heating Oil Blend

    On September 28, 2016, the City of New York passed a bill, 47 to three, increasing the amount of biodiesel in the city’s heating oil. Heating oil in New York City currently contains two percent biodiesel, which will increase to five percent on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

    The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation today that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable, biodiesel. “New York City is once again setting an example for the rest of the Northeast to follow by ensuring consumers are provided with the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • DOE Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuels Workshop, New LUC Emissions Research Discussed

    On September 14-15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a two-day workshop with lead experts on aviation biofuels exploring opportunities to increase competitiveness of alternative jet fuels. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop was organized in four parallel breakout ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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