German biodiesel quality administration team elects brand-new board

Plantations International News At the German biodiesel quality management group’s (AGQM) general assembly in Berlin in November, members elected their new board of directors. Following the resignation of AGQM Chairman Juergen Fischer (then with ADM Research GmbH) last April, Deputy Chairman Georg Pollert was elected interim Chairman. In November, the general assembly officially elected him next chairman of the board. Rolf Sieber (SBE BioEnergie Handelsgesellschaft mbH) was confirmed as deputy chairman and Ruediger Brautzsch (Cargill GmbH) was elected second deputy chairman. AGQM members also confirmed Frank Kohl (NEW Energy West GmbH), Elmar Baumann (VDB, Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie e.V.) and Henning [...]

National Biodiesel Board members elect regulating board

Plantations International News National Biodiesel Board members selected their profession association leadership mid-November, electing four returning controling board members and also 4 brand-new members to serve in management duties. "Biodiesel encounters several obstacles however we have solid leadership from amongst all markets of the industry as well as we are in a position as a company to face those difficulties head on," claimed NBB Chief Executive Officer Joe Jobe. "This sector has gotten to almost 2 billion gallons for a third consecutive year as well as will continuously turn into the future under the instructions of the board." NBB participants voted [...]

California’s Air Source Board provides biodiesel as lowest-carbon fuel

Plantations International News In the US, California's Air Resources Board (ARB) has actually provided biodiesel as the lowest-carbon energy in the state's changed Low Carbon Fuels Requirement (LCFS). The brand-new conventional affirms biodiesel lowers greenhouse gas discharges by a minimum of 50 % and frequently by as high as 81 % when contrasted with oil, providing biodiesel the most effective carbon score among all liquid fuels. As part of the state's LCFS, which requires a 10 % reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation gases, the ARB has measured the carbon intensity of standard and also alternate gases through [...]