National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, in honor of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which was designed to run on peanut oil. Rudolf knew early on the prominent role plant oils could play in fueling the future’s vehicles.
“Our industry owes its origins to Diesel, but our staying power is a function of our commitment to continued improvement, our dedication and our passion,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen. “Our industry has seen its challenges as every new product does, but, more than two decades into commercial biodiesel production in the U.S., we just never took no for an answer. The success of our early pioneers challenged us and others to think bigger, think bolder, and think without limits. And now, here we are, a nearly 3 billion gallon-a-year industry.”
On Biodiesel Day, NBB celebrates a few of the many biodiesel champions who helped make this industry the success it is today. Read more.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—The National Biodiesel Board, in partnership with several industry sponsors, has announced a series of regional, one-day seminars designed to educate fuel wholesalers, distributors, retailers, marketers, fleets, municipalities, and other end users on the benefits and opportunities surrounding biodiesel.
The event, Exploring Biodiesel (XBX), will be offered complimentary to attendees. Organizers say that guests can expect to learn about biodiesel’s place in today’s liquid fuels supply chain, and how the fuel can be leveraged not only as a cleaner burning, renewable complement to diesel fuel, but as a means to increase market share and enhance an organization’s brand.
“This is the most comprehensive biodiesel educational seminar available anywhere in the nation,” said Tim Keaveney, executive vice president of business development of Hero BX, one of the event sponsors. “If you consume, market, trade or distribute diesel fuel, this is a can’t-miss event.”
The XBX series will stop in five cities over the summer, including:
- Boston, MA | June 12 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | Boston Marriott Quincy
- Philadelphia, PA | July 18 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel
- Los Angeles, CA | August 7 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | Long Beach Marriott
- Portland, OR | August 9 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center
- Cleveland, OH | September 18 | 10:00 – 2:00 pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown – Lakeside
For details and to register, visit www.exploringbiodiesel.com.
National Biodiesel Day takes place March 18, the date of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. He ran early models of the engine that bears his name on peanut oil. This year, as the National Biodiesel Board celebrates 25 years, the U.S. trade association representing the biodiesel and renewable diesel value chain has come up with 25 Fantastic Facts you might not have known about biodiesel.
“Expect the unexpected” is a smart motto when it comes to winter weather. As it gets colder, you need to be sure your heating system is ready to keep you and your family warm. You might be thinking, “Winter? Summer just ended”. The fact is, now is the perfect time to start thinking about options to heat your home. Consumers all over the country have more options than ever when it comes to heating their home thanks to Bioheat® fuel! Bioheat® fuel is a blend of regularly heating oil with renewable biodiesel. It is safer, cleaner, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and promotes better air quality! Plus, Bioheat is produced right here in the USA, creating more jobs here at home! Plus, there are no modifications needed to your existing heating unit! When it comes to an energy revolution, Bioheat puts oilheat homeowners at the forefront!
Listen to our radio commercial on choosing the best heating option this winter!
Celebrate Earth Day – Friday April 22nd! Earth Day – now a globally celebrated holiday – is an educational day about environmental issues, focusing on green awareness. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.
Locally produced biodiesel is one of the many ways consumers can do something to help lessen the effects of global climate change. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning fuel, now made from animal fat, vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil. It also became America’s first Advanced Biofuel. Renewable biodiesel can be blended with today’s home heating oil to make Bioheat fuel! Today, Bioheat is now available to be delivered right to your home. Thanks to biodiesel and Bioheat Fuel, oil heat customers can enjoy a better, safer and reliable fuel. Bioheat helps contribute to lower emissions, a cleaner heating system and improved air quality in your home! Plus, it can help save you money by improving the efficiency of your system – and that is certainly something worth celebrating! Check out the interview with one of our Bioheat representatives talking about Earth Day!
National Biodiesel Day is observed annually on March 18th. The day is the birthday of Rudolph Diesel.
Rudolph Diesel invented the diesel engine and unveiled it at the World Fair in 1900. The engine was originally designed to run on peanut oil and R. Diesel was a big believer in the role plant oils could play in fueling America.
In a 1912 speech, Diesel said, “…the use of vegetable oils for engine fuels may seem insignificant today, but such oils may become, in the course of time, as important as petroleum and the coal-tar products of the present time.”
Biodiesel is a cleaner burning, petroleum-free alternative to diesel that can be made from animal fat, vegetable oil and recycled cooking oil. It is reducing U.S. dependence on imported diesel and creating green jobs as well as improving our environment. Biodiesel is America’s first advanced Biofuel and has become an increasingly popular fuel.
The Nebraska Soybean Board is proud to have invested in the development of Bioheat, a more environmentally friendly home heating oil. The Nebraska Soybean Board has recently provided funding to Volunteers of America Massachusetts, creating a heating oil assistance fund to support the under served in the Boston area. See the television commercial below: