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Farmers Supporting Firefighters

National Biodiesel Foundation gives back to first responders during COVID-19 pandemic
National Biodiesel Foundation gives back to first responders during COVID-19 pandemic NYC government is one of the nation’s largest users of biofuels. In the last eight years,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/farmers-supporting-firefighters/

Biomass-Based Diesel: A Market and Performance Analysis

Fuels Institute study shows biofuels on track to 10% volume share by 2022
Fuels Institute study shows biofuels on track to 10% volume share by 2022 The following is an Executive Summary to an analysis the Fuels Institute published on March 25, 2020.… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biomass-based-diesel-market-and-performance-analysis/

“Out of Step”

EPA finalizes biofuel volume requirements, small refinery exemption method
On December 19, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020 for cellulosic biofuel,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/out-step/

Broco Oil Goes “All Aboard” with REG Biodiesel

Upgraded transloading facility now offers bulk storage, automated injection blending
In the last issue of Oil & Energy, we addressed some of the questions heating oil dealers may have about biodiesel supply, fuel quality and clean-energy incentives. As we… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/broco-oil-goes-all-aboard-reg-biodiesel/

EPA Proposes New Rule on Small Refiner Exemptions

Industry stakeholders urge agency to uphold president’s commitment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a supplemental Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule in response to President Donald Trump’s October 4 directive to expand… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/epa-proposes-new-rule-small-refiner-exemptions/

Clear Signals

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen on the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Providence Resolution, and future opportunities for the heating oil and biofuel industries
On September 16, 2019, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen addressed an audience of more than 300 energy professionals, primarily heating oil dealers from the Northeast… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/clear-signals/

RFS in Distress

Industry calls for increased biofuel volumes and significant reforms to waiver process
Last month, the National Biodiesel Board submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule. NBB argued that EPA must… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rfs-distress/

Biofuel Blenders Seek Market Opportunities

As Northeast heating oil industry commits to net-zero future, Renewable Energy Group stands ready to help
Sorting through the alphabet soup of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), with its Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs – more on these below) and small-refiner exemptions (SREs),… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-blenders-seek-market-opportunities/

Biodiesel Is King in California

New data from California’s Air Resources Board confirms key role of biodiesel and renewable diesel in CO2 reductions
According to new data gathered from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program run by the California Air Resources Board, biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel deliver the state’s… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-king-california/

Feedstock Flexibility

An interesting experiment with heating oil dealers and fleets in the Northeast would be to line up common biodiesel feedstocks and ask them which one is the best. Soybean oil, distillers corn oil, canola oil, poultry fat, beef tallow and used cooking o…
Creating High-Quality Biodiesel Regardless of Feedstock An interesting experiment with heating oil dealers and fleets in the Northeast would be to line up common biodiesel… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/feedstock-flexibility1/

Biofuel Feedstock Overview

The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown tremendously from 2007 to 2017.
The U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel market has grown tremendously from 2007 to 2017. According to the EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS), 2.65 billion gallons were… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biofuel-feedstock-overview/

RINderella – A Fuel Story

“How do RINs work and who profits?” Those were the questions Sandra Dunphy attempted to answer at the Southern New England Energy Conference, September 25. It’s a tall order for anyone, because the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) market is notorious…
“How do RINs work and who profits?” Those were the questions Sandra Dunphy attempted to answer at the Southern New England Energy Conference, September 25. It’s a tall order for… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/rinderella-fuel-story/

Top Trends in the Heating Oil Market and How to Apply Them This Season

Heating oil season is just beginning, so let’s examine some of the key takeaways from last winter and how they could impact this season:
Heating oil season is just beginning, so let’s examine some of the key takeaways from last winter and how they could impact this season: Up and down temps Supply challenges… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/top-trends-heating-oil-market-and-how-apply-them-season/

With Winter Approaching, Biodiesel Is Showing Its Value

Two events are approaching that should make biodiesel top of mind for fuel marketers, including those doing business in the heating oil market in the Northeast.
Two events are approaching that should make biodiesel top of mind for fuel marketers, including those doing business in the heating oil market in the Northeast. One is updated… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/winter-approaching-biodiesel-showing-its-value/

Renewing or Refining the RFS

The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. As chief counsel at the Senate Committee on Environment a…
The first Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS1, was passed into law as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded into RFS2 with the passage of the Energy Independence and… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/renewing-or-refining-rfs/

“Exploring Biodiesel” in Boston and Philadelphia

For about as long as biodiesel has been part of the discussion surrounding liquid fuel products, questions about quantity, pricing and distribution have existed. The heating industry provides answers.
How does the biodiesel supply chain actually work? Isn’t there already some biofuel in all distillate? How much higher can we expect these these blends to go? What are the pricing… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/exploring-biodiesel-boston-and-philadelphia/

The Science Behind the Supply

In an industry built around fuel production, refinement, delivery, and consumption, it’s easy to overlook the law of conservation, that energy can be neither created or destroyed. For HERO BX, this maxim remains its governing principle.
Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. In an industry built around fuel production, refinement, delivery, and consumption, it’s easy to overlook the law of conservation,… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/science-behind-supply/

MEMA & DOER Present Webinar on Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard

On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented a webinar by DOER titled “Biofuels in the Massachusetts Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.” Over 110 indivi…
On Tuesday, March 6, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) presented a webinar by DOER titled “Biofuels in… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/mema-doer-present-webinar-alternative-energy-portfolio-standard/

IRS Issues Special One-Time Claim Procedures for Retroactive Tax Credits

The IRS has issued special one-time claim procedures — IRS Notice 2018-21 — for payment of the $1.00-per-gallon biodiesel blender credit, and the $0.50-per gallon alternative fuel credit and alternative fuel mixture credit. Congress retroactively reinstat…
The IRS has issued special one-time claim procedures — IRS Notice 2018-21 — for payment of the $1.00-per-gallon biodiesel blender credit, and the $0.50-per gallon alternative fuel… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/irs-issues-special-one-time-claim-procedures-retroactive-tax-credits/

Biodiesel Tax Credit Welcomed, But Uncertainty Lingers

In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included short-term extensions to certain business and individual tax provisions, or “tax exte…
In the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, Congress approved a $320 billion, two-year budget deal that funds the government through March 23. The bill included… https://oilandenergyonline.com/articles/all/biodiesel-tax-credit-welcomed-uncertainty-lingers/

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