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2017 Biodiesel Conference Wrap Up

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:11:56 +0000

Another successful National Biodiesel Conference wrapped up last week in San Diego. Donnell Rehagen has attended the majority of those conference as COO for the National Biodiesel Board, but it was his first as CEO, and he was very pleased with this year’s event and excited about the industry moving forward. Listen to my wrap up interview with Donnell here: ...

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#NBB17 Spotlight on Washington Session

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:03:48 +0000

The ever-popular Spotlight on Washington session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference was more popular than ever this year with the advent of a new presidential administration. Back by popular demand for the session were former Sen. Byron Dorgan and former Cong. Kenny Hulshof, and they were joined by other DC insiders Jim Massie, Timothy Urban, and Tom Hance. All ...

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Record Number of #Biodiesel Vehicles Available

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:01:43 +0000

U.S. auto manufacturers have introduced a record number of new biodiesel capable diesel vehicle options, several of which were on display at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference Vehicle Showcase, presented by NBB and General Motors Fleet. One of GM’s flagship models, the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup with a 6.6L Duramax® turbo diesel engine, is on proud display in the ...

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New RFA Brochure on 2017 FFVs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:37:39 +0000

General Motors is the number one maker of Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) for the 2017 model year (MY2017), according to a new brochure released this week by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). For MY2017, GM has 17 FFV model offerings, followed by Ford/Lincoln/Mercury with 12 FFV models available and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep with nine. Toyota offers two FFV models for MY2017, while ...

2017 Eye on Biodiesel Awards

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:36 +0000

The National Biodiesel Board presented its annual Eye on Biodiesel awards this week at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. Climate Leader Award – New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides – who sponsored a measure that grows the amount of biodiesel in heating oil in the City from the current two percent level to five percent October 1, ...

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Trump EPA Nominee Questioned on RFS

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:50:30 +0000

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt answered questions about his support of renewable fuels during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under President-elect Donald Trump. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, asked Pruitt about his commitment to uphold the congressional intent of the Renewable ...

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Iowa RFA Expresses Concerns with Trump Ag Choice

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:15:44 +0000

President-elect Donald Trump will officially round out his cabinet by nominating former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture just a little more than 24 hours before the inauguration. As word about the choice spread Wednesday evening, most groups were waiting until the official announcement to respond, but one of the first was the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, which ...

GM Announces 20 for B20 in Diesel Vehicle Lineup

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:09:54 +0000

General Motors is fueling America’s future with biodiesel by expanding its B20-capable lineup to include new cars, crossovers and trucks. John Schwegman, Director of Commercial Product and Medium Duty Product for General Motors, delivered the news during the general session at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego Tuesday. “Diesel propulsion deserves wider consideration by fleet managers ...

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New NBB CEO and Chairman Kick Off #NBB17

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:08:21 +0000

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen and Chairman Kent Engelbrecht of ADM kicked off the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego Tuesday with a look at how biodiesel has continued to triumph over the years despite being an underdog. “NBB was created by a visionary and insightful group of soybean organizations in 1992, before biodiesel even existed in the ...

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Ethanol Industry Thanks Trump in New Ad

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:12:27 +0000

The renewable fuels industry is thanking incoming President Donald Trump with a new television ad airing this inauguration week. The new ad will be airing during MSNBC’s Morning Joe program and will also appear on digital channels. “Donald Trump’s campaign united millions of voters who care deeply about America’s leadership on clean, homegrown energy,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO ...