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Biodiesel Bulletin - Oct. 2, 2006

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The Biodiesel Bulletin
A Monthly Publication of the National Biodiesel Board

October 2, 2006
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In This Issue:

New Biodiesel-Approved Offering Hits the Off-road
Three Biodiesel Facilities Earn Highest Quality Production Mark
Soy Biodiesel 250: A Victory for All
Register Now for Best National Biodiesel Conference Rates
Alternative Energy Fans Can Begin Planning for April AFVI Conference
National Experts Touted Biodiesel at First Lung Associations’ Air
Quality, Alt Fuel Forum
Yellowstone Celebrates More Than a Decade on Biodiesel
Portland Schools and Waste Management Team Up with Biodiesel

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New Biodiesel-Approved Offering Hits the Off-road

Farmers now have more options than tractors, trucks and implements for
using biodiesel. [[ Arctic Cat ]] has just announced and completed
development of a twin-cylinder diesel ATV, the first on the market.
Popular on farms, Arctic Cat is encouraging the use of a biodiesel blend
in these ATVs.  The company began manufacturing them last month.	

The Arctic Cat machine comes with a fuel tag that recommends biodiesel
use of up to B20. This was the first time B20 had been commercially
promoted in small diesel engines. Two sponsor of the research were [[
Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) ]] and the
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute’s Center for Producer-Owned
Energy. Two percent biodiesel, or B2, is now standard in Minnesota.
Arctic Cat is also based in Minnesota.

Arctic Cat was very impressed with B20, and it offers a good selling
point for farmers, said Ole Tweet, vice president of new product
development “It says to them, ‘Here’s a vehicle for you that runs on the
very stuff you grow.’ That’s a tremendous attribute.”

Arctic Cat rigorously tested Lombardini diesel engine ATVs on emissions,
sound levels, hot-start capability at air temperatures of 95 degrees
Fahrenheit, and normal-life engine durability tests, which simulate five
years of consumer use.  The tests compared for winter use with a No. 1
winter blend as well.

The 686cc twin cylinder, SOHC 4-stroke diesel engine, provides 30
percent greater fuel mileage over a conventional gasoline engine and
provides extra low-end torque. The engine runs efficiently on six forms
of diesel fuel, including B20, with a glow plug pre-heater assist for
starting.




Three Biodiesel Facilities Earn Highest Quality Production Mark

World Energy and Griffin Industries, some of the nation’s first
biodiesel suppliers, are two of the latest companies to embrace BQ-9000,
a voluntary quality control program. [[ World Energy ]] , based in
Massachusetts, recently earned the distinction of Accredited Producer.
[[ Griffin ]] , another company early to biodiesel production has also
just received the accreditation.  Joining the recent inductees in this
program is [[ Cargill ]] , who has earned this distinction despite that
they are new to biodiesel production in the U.S. To date, 12 companies
are accredited, with another six undergoing the process.

“We are pleased to have our longstanding commitment to high quality
affirmed by BQ-9000 accreditation,” said Gene Gebolys, CEO of World
Energy and chairman of the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) regulatory
committee.

Cargill, an international food and agricultural and risk management
services provider, took measures while constructing its biodiesel
facilities so that it could help ensure it meets the industry standard
for quality.  Cargill’s Iowa Falls, Iowa, location has produced
biodiesel since May. The company reports 37.5 million gallons of capacity.

Griffin looks at the program as a way for its consumers to rest assured.
“Our ability to further validate the consistent quality of Griffin’s
BioG-3000® premium biodiesel is a critical step to maintaining and
building consumer confidence,” said Tom Griffin, Senior Vice President
for Griffin, Cold Spring, Ky.

BQ-9000 is a quality assurance certification program that includes
procedures for fuel production, storage, handling and management aimed
at ensuring fuel quality throughout production and distribution. There
are two categories: Certified Marketer and Accredited Producer. Both NBB
and the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association have adopted the program.
To date, two companies are Certified Marketers.



Soy Biodiesel 250: A Victory for All

The Soy Biodiesel 250 showed that biodiesel is on the fast track at the
Iowa Speedway last month. [[ The Iowa Soybean Association
(www.soybiodiesel.com ]] (ISA) made this so-named race possible by
sponsoring the track’s inaugural race.

“ISA stepped out of its comfort zone by sponsoring this event,” said
Kirk Leeds, CEO of ISA,  “but we wanted to let people know that we have
a product in our own backyards that can not only reduce our dependency
on foreign fuel but also boost our economy.  It turned out to be a great
marriage, because that product is partnered with a groundbreaking idea
like the Speedway, which will provide jobs and economic relief to Iowa,”
he said.  “Really, we were on Victory Lane before the race even started.”

Winning the race was Woody Howard (pictured with ISA president Ray
Gaesser), driver of the No. 55 Dean Motorsports Chevrolet.  Howard not
only won the Soy Biodiesel 250 trophy, but also christening rights to
Iowa Speedway Victory Lane.

Dignitaries at the race included Senator Charles Grassley, who also had
the privilege of announcing, “Drivers, start your engines” before the
start of the race.  ISA asked Senator Grassley to perform this honored
duty due to his long-time advocacy for renewable fuels.   Iowa Governor
Tom Vilsack and First Lady Christie, Secretary of Agriculture Patty
Judge, congressmen, and representatives of the National Biodiesel Board
also attended.
	
Adding to its attention, the Soy Biodiesel 250 was broadcast on the
Speed Channel.



Register Now for Best National Biodiesel Conference Rates

As the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo gears up for the city of
Remembering the Alamo, don’t forget to register to be there. The
conference is again shaping up for its biggest year ever, so
pre-registration is recommended. You can take advantage of Early Bird
rates if you register by November 15 for the Feb. 4-7, 2007 event.

With a record number of biodiesel marketers, feedstock growers, fuel
distributors, government leaders and biodiesel users attending the 2006
meeting, you won’t want to miss this meeting in beautiful San Antonio,
Texas. New to the rich educational program for 2007 will be a production
track. The conference, to be held at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention
Center, will include an array of networking and social events in this
dynamic city, along with the Expo, showcasing 175 booths.

The National Biodiesel Conference is hosted by the National Biodiesel
Board and sponsors.

Early Bird specials significantly lower the price of registration.
Remember, register by  November 15 to get those rates. River-walk
yourself over to [[ www.biodieselconference.org/2007 ]] for more details.



Alternative Energy Fans Can Begin Planning for April AFVI Conference

Registration is ready for one of the largest alternative fuel and
vehicle conferences in North America. The {Alternative Fuels & Vehicles
Conference + Expo} will be held in Anaheim, California, April 1-4, 2007.
The national conference, presented by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle
Institute (AFVI), attracts over 1500 key experts and end users to
accelerate the commercial adoption of alternative fuels, vehicles, and
advanced transportation technologies.

The program emphasis is on alternative fuels, alternative fuel vehicles
and advanced transportation technologies, vehicle emissions and policy.
Highlights will include the expanded expo, ride-n-drive and fleet day.
The expo will include industry from auto, bus, technology, engine and
component to fuel, as well as government, universities and associations.

Early sponsors include Alternative Fuel Vehicle Solutions, Clean Energy
Fuels, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and the National Biodiesel Board.
The conference is supported by alternative fuels industry
representatives and the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities program.

Details, registration and sponsor/exhibiting information is available
online at <http://www.afvi.org/NationalConference2007>.

{AFVI} is the education provider and information link between the
alternative fuels and vehicles industry and public/private fleets. The
primary business of the company is to advance the interests of OEMs,
fuel providers, and their associated business partners through
education, outreach, and deployment. AFVI is fuel and technology neutral.



National Experts Touted Biodiesel at First Lung Associations’ Air
Quality, Alt Fuel Forum

Federal government officials and industry representatives joined
national health and environmental leaders in learning about the
important role biodiesel can play in reducing harmful emissions and
improving air quality and human health at the Air Quality and
Alternative Transportation Fuel Forum. The September Washington, D.C.
event was hosted by The American Lung Association (ALA) of the District
of Columbia, ALA of the Upper Midwest and ALA of the Southwest.

Among the experts to address the crowd was Dr. Jonathan M. Samet,
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health and Chairman of the National Academies of
Sciences Study on Air Particles and Human Health. “There is a clear
correlation between proximity to traffic and negative respiratory and
cardiac effects,” Samet told the crowd.

Dr. Robert McCormick, U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable
Energy Laboratory Principal Engineer, spoke to the latest in biodiesel
emissions data.  He reported that there are insufficient data to say if
B20 blends cause NOx, on average, to go up or down, and that no change
in NOx seems likely. Another speaker was U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill
Wehrum. Wehrum discussed proposed regulations for implementing the
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Other forum speakers included Steve Howell, National Biodiesel Board
Technical Director, Edwin Piñero, U.S. Federal Environmental Executive;
Bailus Walker, PhD, MPH, Professor of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine, Howard University and Vice Chairman of Environmental Programs,
American Lung Association of DC;  Dr. James Duffield, U.S. Department of
Agriculture Senior Economist; Lori Stewart, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Deputy Director Transportation and Regional Programs
Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality; Dennis Smith, U.S.
Department of Energy Clean Cities Program Acting Director; Joe Biluck,
Medford New Jersey Township Public Schools Director of Operations and
Technology; Loren Beard, DaimlerChrysler Corporation Senior Manager
Regulatory Affairs; Paul Willits, New Holland Marketing Project Manager;
Rolando Andrewn, President & CEO, ALA of the District of Columbia and
Angela Tin, Director of Environmental Programs, ALA of the Midwest.



Yellowstone Celebrates More Than a Decade on Biodiesel	

As winter approaches, one of the nation’s most prominent cold spots
celebrates more than a decade of use of soy biodiesel year-round.
Farmer-leaders recently joined U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National
Park Service and National Biodiesel Board (NBB) officials at the DOE
Central Regional Clean Cities Workshop near Jackson, Wyo., to recognize
the successful use of soy biodiesel and other biobased products in
Yellowstone National Park, as well as Grand Teton and other national parks.

"Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park are perfect examples of well-tested,
practical uses for soy biodiesel blends year 'round," said Chuck Myers,
United Soybean Board (USB) director and soybean farmer from Lyons,
Nebraska. "The successful uses in these parks have yielded valuable
information for other diesel users as well."

Since 1990, the soybean checkoff program has sponsored research,
development and promotion of soy biodiesel, and Yellowstone represented
the first national park to use biodiesel. The park boasts over 300
pieces of machinery operating on soy biodiesel, the centerpieces being
the park's well-known yellow buses and a 1995 Dodge pickup.
Yellowstone's trademark yellow tour buses have evolved into a high tech,
biodiesel-powered riding experience including on-board electronic and
communications gear. The pickup has been running on 100 percent
biodiesel for more than 10 years and 181,000 miles. This is no small
feat, with an elevation of 6,241 ft., the mountainous region surrounding
the park experiences a variety of extreme weather throughout the year.

Ernie Oakes, Regional Clean Cities project manager, said that
Yellowstone’s biodiesel use demonstrates the goals of Clean Cities well.
"With the Clean Cities Program, we are working with community leaders to
educate them on how they can implement programs to decrease the use of
petroleum in their community," said Oakes. "Biodiesel blends have been a
cornerstone of this program, specifically soy-based biodiesel produced
in the United States."



Portland Schools and Waste Management Team Up with Biodiesel

For years, Portland, Ore., Public Schools has worked to go light on
landfills by recycling and reusing as much as possible. Now it's
partnered with its garbage hauler, Waste Management, to transport its
recyclables and trash in a more environmentally friendly way -- in a
truck that uses biodiesel.

"Vehicle emissions are the single largest contributor to air pollution
in Portland," says Adam Winston, Oregon market area general manager for
Waste Management. "Using biodiesel is one way Waste Management can show
leadership in reducing vehicle emissions and in protecting public health
and our environment."

The push to use a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent diesel
fuel (B20) came from the district's resource conservation specialist,
Nancy Bond.

"We believe this is the first time in the nation a hauler has been
approached by a school district about using biodiesel," she says. "By
partnering with Waste Management, we are taking a significant step
toward cleaner air in Portland. We are very excited about the project
and its potential."

[[ Waste Management, www.wm.com ]] based in Houston, Texas, is the
largest waste hauler in the nation.

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ACORE-American Council on Renewable Energy
October 24, 2006
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This bulletin is also available in PDF format online at
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