Fueling Conversations
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NBB partners with Brownfield Ag News to deliver farmer-focused radio segments to 294 stations across the Midwest. We invite you to listen in to these interviews with farmer leaders covering all the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry has to offer including environmental benefits, the industry’s mission and vision, feedstock production and growth, technical advancements and so much more. Listen now!

Fueling Conversations with NBB

July 2, 2021
BIODIESEL STARTED IN AND CONTINUES TO GROW IN MISSOURI… AND BEYOND
In this edition, farmer Kyle Durham discusses how Missouri basically started soybean farmers’ involvement in biodiesel in 1991. His grandfather Don Heil was part of the original group that supported biodiesel. He discusses the start of the industry and how it continues to grow today with the support of checkoffs in other soybean-growing states, as well as the United Soybean Board and American Soybean Association.

June 25, 2021
SOYBEAN FARMERS ARE HELPING TO DRIVE THE BIODIESEL MARKET
In this edition, Minnesota farmer Jim Willers discusses how biodiesel was created by U.S. soybean farmers to use excess soy oil and the industry has continued to grow since. Today, with an operating capacity of three billion gallons, the biodiesel industry benefits farmers, consumers, the environment, and economy.

June 18, 2021
BIODIESEL IS NOT CONCEDING TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN CARBON CONVERSATIONS
In this edition, Kansas farmer Bob Haselwood discusses the role biodiesel is playing in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate issues. He says electric vehicles will play a role in the light-duty market, but there are a lot of unknowns to consider. Biodiesel, on the other hand, works in any diesel engine and is ready to lead the way in carbon reduction efforts, especially in heavy-duty markets.

June 11, 2021
BIODIESEL IS GAINING MOMENTUM FROM COAST TO COAST
In this edition, Dennis Gruenbacher, a soybean grower from Kansas, discusses seeing the excitement of people who use biodiesel and the growing demand for the fuel during his travels to New York, California, and many places in between. Biodiesel users are found all over the country because it’s widely available and is ready for consumers to use now.

June 4, 2021
THE BIODIESEL INDUSTRY HELPS FUEL THE ECONOMY
In this edition, Jonathan Gibbs, a farmer from south-central Wisconsin, discusses the benefits the growing biodiesel industry brings to the U.S. economy. Biodiesel supports more than 60,000 American jobs and adds more than $13 billion to the economy. Find out more in the latest segment of Fueling Conversations with NBB.

May 28, 2021
THE GROWING BIODIESEL INDUSTRY IS NOT TAKING AWAY FROM AVAILABLE LAND, FUEL, OR FOOD SUPPLIES
In this edition, Greg Greving, a farmer from Nebraska, discusses how biodiesel is made from by-products and uses readily available and diverse resources. The biodiesel industry doesn’t require new land and hasn’t caused any changes to available land or agricultural production. Instead, the industry uses excess soybean oil without taking away from available food, fuel, or land sources.

May 21, 2021
BIODIESEL IS READY TO HELP MEET CARBON REDUCTION GOALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
In this edition, Scott Gaffner, a farmer from Illinois, discusses how biodiesel, a proven carbon reducer, is readily available today and will continue to help address climate challenges in the future. It will take a diversified approach to reduce carbon emissions. Electric vehicles will play a role in the reduction of emissions but will require new equipment and infrastructure. Biodiesel, on the other hand, is here now and works in any diesel engine or can be used in existing infrastructure systems.

May 14, 2021
BIOHEAT® FUEL IS A MORE ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL HEATING OIL AND NATURAL GAS
In this edition, Mike Heffelfinger, NBB governing board member, discusses opportunities in the bioheat® fuel market and the positive impact it has on soybean growers. Bioheat® fuel is a blend of biodiesel and ultra-low sulfur heating oil, making it a simple choice and smart solution that results in a better fuel for your home and the environment.

May 7, 2021
A NEW STUDY HAS FOUND THAT SWITCHING TO BIODIESEL CAN RESULT IN HEALTH BENEFITS
In this edition, Pat Hobbs, a farmer from southeast Missouri, discusses a new, landmark study that contributes to the mounting evidence showing how biodiesel can move the needle on an issue important to all Americans—their health.

The study conducted by Trinity Consultants was sponsored by the National Biodiesel Board with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, Iowa Soybean Board, and the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board.

April 30, 2021
BIODIESEL WORKS SEAMLESSLY WITH EXISTING VEHICLES AND INFRASTRUCTURE
In this edition of Fueling Conversations with NBB, Phil Ramsey, a farmer from central Indiana, highlights the technical aspects of biodiesel and how it’s more accessible than consumers are aware. Today’s diesel vehicles are recommended for use with a biofuel blend with up to 20 percent biodiesel, and most heavy-duty engine manufacturers support B20 in their new engines.

April 23, 2021
BIODIESEL IS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE, CLEANER CHOICE, AND AVAILABLE NOW
In this edition of Fueling Conversations with NBB, Bob Metz, a former chairman of the National Biodiesel Board, discusses the environmental benefits of biodiesel and renewable diesel. He describes how the industry is ready to meet carbon reduction goals today, which would greatly benefit the environment, instead of waiting for other technologies to develop and come online with positive benefits over the next decade.

April 16, 2021
NBB SHARES INDUSTRY VISION AND THE FEEDSTOCK PRODUCTION IT WILL TAKE TO GET THERE
In this edition of Fueling Conversations with NBB, Dave Walton, an Iowa farmer and NBB governing board member, highlights the industry’s goal of producing six billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel by 2030, and, with advancements in feedstocks, 15 billion gallons by 2050. Farmers, consumers, and the environment will benefit from biodiesel, renewable diesel, and renewable jet fuel being recognized as premium products.

April 9, 2021
BIODIESEL CREATES MORE VALUE FOR SOYBEAN FARMERS

In this edition of Fueling Conversations with NBB, Greg Anderson, a Nebraska farmer and NBB governing board member, highlights how biodiesel helps drives demand for soybean oil, the primary feedstock for U.S. production, and ultimately creates more value for farmers.

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