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Former Senator Byron Dorgan talks to attendees. “That’s an incredible job,” he said. NBB’s goal is to increase the RFS advanced biofuels volume, under which biodiesel and renewable diesel qualify, beyond the 4.28 billion gallons EPA set for 2017, 670 million gallons higher than in 2016. Susan Olson, Genscape, informed conference aƩendees that biodiesel imports doubled to 695.3 million gallons in 2016 from 352.8 million gallons in 2015. Renewable diesel imports were 209.0 million gallons last year compared to 204.7 million gallons in 2015, most of it going to the California market. “Imports from Argentina exploded in 2016,” she commented, from 196 million gallons in 2015 to 426 million gallons last year, 47 percent of total biomass-based diesel imports. Olson said it is possible to see even more imports from ArgenƟna in 2017 due to capacity and there being no other market for their biofuel. The most popular session of the conference was the spotlight on Washington, DC, and what to expect with the new administraƟon and Congress as there is a lot of uncertainty. Former Senator Byron Dorgan, a long-time supporter of biodiesel, began the panel discussion by saying Trump likes success so the hope is he will recognize what the biodiesel industry has done for jobs in rural communities and be supporƟve. Lobbyist Jim Massie chimed in that during his campaign, Trump saw the growing rural economy, toured farm states, and has since realized that these are the people who got him to the White House so Massie too feels Trump will be supporƟve of the alternaƟve fuels industry. Timothy Urban, Washington Council Ernst & Young, talked about the administraƟon’s and Congress’ goal of tax reform, the “P’s” of Washington – policy, poliƟcs, processes, and personality – and the 36 temporary tax provisions that expired December 31, 2016, which include the biodiesel tax credit. Dorgan encouraged audience members to conƟnue taking the industry’s good messages – including how biomass-based diesel can help revitalize the economy – to policymakers in Washington, DC. “Washington is a steep hill to climb,” Dorgan commented. “You have a need for good policy to conƟnue the growth of this industry.” R Quality Certified Centrifuge Repair and Remanufacturing Biodiesel Continued from page 11 Elgin Separation Solutions manufactures a complete line of effective liquid-solid separation centrifuges. With over 550 installed worldwide, Elgin’s centrifuges are a field proven solution. Repair & Remanufacturing Elgin Separation Solutions has invested in high quality, full-service, equipment support centers in Houston, Texas; Raleigh, Illinois; and St. Albans, West Virginia. Each of these service centers can provide full repair, refurbishment and remanufacturing services for your centrifuge fleet. Elgin generates a detailed report analyzing all the work required to fully repair and refurbish centrifuges. ESS-1450HD2 200 gpm hydraulic capacity ESS-1655HD 300 gpm hydraulic capacity ESS-2460BD 400 gpm hydraulic capacity ESS-1967HD2 500 gpm hydraulic capacity Contact Elgin today for all your centrifuge repair and remanufacturing needs. www.ElginSeparationSolutions.com • Phone: 832-886-7069 12 February 2017 Render www.rendermagazine.com


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