2018 Biodiesel Seminar Tour Announced

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… Read More

Ask BEN: Spring 2018 Edition

Biodiesel Exceeds Expectations in Laboratory Testing LAKEWOOD, CO –  Earl Christensen, Senior Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and his colleagues have done extensive testing on the fuel over the last eight years, and the findings have surprised him. “As we did more and more long-term storage testing, I was just floored at how stable all these samples were,” he said. “Biodiesel can be very stable and can be stored… Read More

Ask BEN Newsletter: Fall 2017 Edition

Trade Ruling a Boon for Domestic Biodiesel WASHINGTON, D.C – A ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce to impose a tariff on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports from should help level the playing field for U.S. producers and encourage investment in supply chain infrastructure so that domestic demand can be satisfied with homegrown supply—and enable fuel distributors to market it as such. “This should give American biodiesel producers the opportunity to… Read More

Ask BEN Newsletter: Spring Edition

National Biodiesel Conference Highlights San Diego, CA –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 were excited to converge this year in San Diego at the industry’s largest gathering of producers, distributors and fans. Throughout the week, attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the exciting developments for… Read More

Ask BEN Newsletter: Fall Edition

Fuel Experts Working to Re-Define “Premium Diesel Fuel” By Scott Fenwick, NBB, Technical Director Premium Diesel Fuel.  Everyone wants to obtain premium value without having to pay additional prices.  For years, the fuels industry has been marketing and selling Premium Diesel Fuel in the marketplace.  The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) is the group of state regulators in charge of monitoring these claims and definition. Over the last 10 years,… Read More

Spring 2016 Biodiesel Education News: Biodiesel Capacity is Robust. Moving it May be our Challenge.

Domestic Biodiesel by Rail: NBB Task Group Eyes Opportunity The National Biodiesel Board has formed a task group to examine the feasibility of transporting large volumes of biodiesel by rail from the Midwest to satisfy growing demand along the Eastern Seaboard. The group, comprised of domestic biodiesel producers, industry leaders and rail professionals, has been plotting the locations of U.S. biodiesel producers, rail lines, transloaders and oil terminals in an effort to… Read More

Newsletter: Imports Show Need for Biodiesel Tax Reform

National Biodiesel Conference Kicks off Biodiesel’s Biggest Year Yet Challenged by misinformation and too often underrated, the biodiesel industry perseveres, and is gearing up for what could be its best year yet coast-to-coast. That was the underlying theme of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, held in Tampa, Fla, Jan. 25-28. As the biodiesel conference began, the EPA released the numbers showing that U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion… Read More