#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

Cindy Zimmerman

The room was packed for the annual Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference last week, which was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Reprising their roles for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim …

Audio, Biodiesel, Government, National Biodiesel Conference, politics

New Biodiesel Board Chairman from ADM

Cindy Zimmerman

Kent Engelbrecht of ADM was elected chairman of the National Biodiesel Board in November, marking the first time that company has moved into the leadership position for the organization. “We’ve been involved in biodiesel since 2006,” said Engelbrecht. “We’ve got four plants in North America producing a lot of biodiesel, and that uses a lot of soybean oil, and that …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, Soybean

John Deere Showing Biodiesel Support

Chuck Zimmerman

There was some John Deere green during the National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase this year. Chuck Studer, Director of Industry Relations, highlighted John Deere’s vast diesel equipment product line and long-standing involvement with biodiesel. John Deere was one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to get involved with biodiesel, approving B5 biodiesel blends for use in its engines in …

Biodiesel, John Deere, National Biodiesel Conference, Video

12 Years of Blogging for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

AgWired is on location this week in San Diego for the 14th National Biodiesel Conference, which marks our 12th year blogging for the biodiesel industry. The Biodiesel Conference Blog is a perfect example of what we do best as a company – gathering photos and audio from an event and making it available online quickly for anyone who might want …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference

NCGA, ASA Submit Comments On Proposed 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs), or the amount of renewable fuels to be blended in the U.S. gasoline supply as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017 came to close on July 11, 2016. While the fuel volumes for first generation biofuels, that includes corn-based ethanol, were slightly higher than for 2016, at …

ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Support for #RFS from @FarmBureau

Kelly Marshall

Randy Caviness was only one of many to testify before the EPA that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) must continue to operate was it was defined almost a decade ago. “EPA’s decision not to follow the intent of Congress in the 2007 RFS is highly disappointing to all of agriculture,” said Caviness, who also serves as a member of AFBF …

AFBF, Ag Group, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Clean Energy, Ethanol

#Corn and #Soy Groups Back #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

ASA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

New Oil Recovery Technology Featured at #CUTC16

Joanna Schroeder

Many ethanol plants across the U.S. are getting more out of each kernel of corn by producing corn oil as a by-product of ethanol production. However, there is a new oil recovery technology emerging that was discussed by Scott Kohl with White Energy during his presentation on the Biorefining I panel at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC). The …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, CUTC, Ethanol

#Biofuel Supporters Rally for Higher Blends at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 120 biofuels advocates spoke out today at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) field hearing on proposed 2017 targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and several high profile supporters spoke at a Fuels America press conference. Among the supporters was Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts. “A strong RFS means more jobs here at home, greater energy security, and a cleaner …

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