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The newest podcast covering all aspects of the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries is here! The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast provides a unique opportunity to dive deeper into the clean fuels industry and program managers’ expertise. Authentic conversations will feature the dynamic benefits of biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. From enhanced performance and immediate cost savings to lower emissions, positive economic impact and improved air quality, the benefits keep growing. Episodes will feature third-party testimonials, insights from the experts and more. The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast drops a new episode every Wednesday and is available wherever you get your podcasts.

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Jun 19, 2024

The Future of Internal Combustion Engines | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Despite common misconceptions, diesel isn't the dirty word it once was. Join Scott Fenwick, Technical Director at Clean Fuels Alliance America and Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director at Engine Technology Forum, as they discuss transforming the narrative and reality of clean diesel technology.

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Jun 12, 2024

Rail Industry On Track to Lower Emissions | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

The rail industry is accelerating its path to decarbonization by incorporating higher blends of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Join Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen and Wayne Kennedy, CEO of Kennedy Consulting, as they discuss why rail companies are betting big on biodiesel to power their locomotives and meet aggressive emissions reduction goals.

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Jun 05, 2024

Clean Cities and Communities | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

More than 75 Clean Cities and Communities coalitions across the U.S. have helped reduce 72 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions since the organization was formed by the Department of Energy in 1993. Kevin Herdler, Executive Director of St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Coalition, describes the significant and lasting change coalitions are making with Heather Buechter, Director of Communications at Clean Fuels.

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May 29, 2024

Soy Spotlight: Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Army Veteran and Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board Executive Director Adam Kask discusses energy security, crush capacity and climate smart agriculture with Tom Verry, Director of Outreach and Development for Clean Fuels.

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May 22, 2024

Groundwork Elizabeth: Fighting for Cleaner Air | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Elizabeth, New Jersey, population of 135,000 in just 11 square miles, is a densely populated city surrounded by various modes of transportation contributing to its poor air quality. Jonathan Phillips, Executive Director of the environmental justice group Groundwork Elizabeth joins Stephen Dodge, Director of State Regulatory Affairs at Clean Fuels Alliance America, to discuss the role clean fuels play in creating cleaner air for communities.

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May 15, 2024

§40B GREET Guidance for SAF Tax Credits | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

USDA recently incorporated climate smart agriculture practices into the latest updates of the GREET model, providing a framework for future biodiesel, renewable diesel and SAF tax credits. Donnell Rehagen, Clean Fuels CEO; Kurt Kovarik, Vice President, Federal Affairs; and Veronica Bradley, Director of Environmental Science, explain the challenges of navigating a tax incentive based on carbon intensity.

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May 08, 2024

Sustainable Aviation Fuel | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Airlines are taking on the challenge of decarbonizing the roughly 100-billion-gallon global aviation industry. Donnell Rehagen, CEO of Clean Fuels Alliance America, is joined by Veronica Bradley, Director of Environmental Science, and Jonathan Martin, Director of Economics and Market Analytics, to discuss the science behind SAF, its production methods, and its potential to revolutionize the aviation industry.

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May 01, 2024

Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Clean Fuels and member company John Deere are set to participate in the second semi-annual Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall to engage the Washington D.C. audience on the Future of Food and Farming. Miles Chiotti, Manager of Public and Industry Relations at John Deere joins Paul Winters, Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications at Clean Fuels, to showcase how John Deere is leveraging new technologies that enable farmers to do more with less while continuing to provide more feed, fuel and fiber to the world.

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Apr 24, 2024

Midwest Fleet Focus: Biodiesel Success Stories | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Discover how fleet testimonials and technological advancements have bolstered OEM confidence in biodiesel and paved the way for cleaner fleet operations. Jennifer Weaver, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Market Development Manager for Clean Fuels, is joined by Bailey Arnold, Director of Clean Air Initiatives at American Lung Association, and Pete Probst, President of Indigenous Energy, to discuss the rising demand for higher blends of biodiesel, and the success stories of some prominent biodiesel fleets in the Midwest.

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Apr 17, 2024

Seaboard Energy: Making and Moving Cleaner Fuels | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Gary Louis, recently retired President and CEO of Seaboard Energy, sits down with Jeff Earl, Clean Fuels Director of State Governmental Affairs, to discuss Seaboard Energy’s journey with biodiesel and renewable diesel and the shared effort of increasing demand for clean fuel alternatives.

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Apr 10, 2024

Commercializing CoverCress® | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Millions of acres of farmland in the Midwest are not planted to any crop during the winter months. Michelle Starke, Director of Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs at CoverCress, and Alan Weber, Consultant to Clean Fuels and Founding Parter of MARC-IV, explain the benefits of producing a new feedstock in the Midwest that goes into renewable fuels. Discover how CoverCress, with its winter annual growth cycle, seamlessly integrates into existing corn and soybean rotations.

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Apr 03, 2024

Metrolink, California Fleets Transition to Clean Fuels | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Metrolink, a Southern California commuter rail service, recently made the transition to 100% renewable diesel. Tom Verry, Director of Outreach and Development, and Heather Buechter, Director of Communications, discuss the transition with Lisa Colicchio, Sustainability Director at Metrolink, while exploring the various markets for biodiesel and renewable diesel along the Golden Coast.

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Mar 27, 2024

California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

During his time at the California Air Resources Board, Floyd Vergara oversaw key climate change and air quality programs, including the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Vergara, Senior Advisor to Clean Fuels, sits down with Jeff Earl, Director of State Governmental Affairs, to discuss the LCFS framework building demand for clean fuels.

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Mar 20, 2024

Increasing Winter Canola Production in the Mid-South | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

With more than 5,000 acres under production, winter canola is considered a new, valuable oilseed crop for the clean fuels industry. Alan Weber, Consultant to Clean Fuels and Founder Member of MARC-IV, sits down with Chad Berghoefer, Global Product Director - Biofuels, Corteva Agriscience, to discuss canola’s potential for growers and the biofuel industry.

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Mar 13, 2024

Ensuring Fuel Quality in the Marketplace | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

From production to consumption, Weights and Measures Bureaus regulate fuel quality to ensure reliable fuels are being sold. Scott Fenwick, Technical Director at Clean Fuels Alliance America, discusses the role of Weights and Measures in the marketplace with Mike Harrington, Bureau Chief of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Weights and Measures Bureau.

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Mar 06, 2024

Missouri Governor’s Vision for Agriculture | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Missouri Governor Mike Parson joins Jeff Earl, Clean Fuels Dir. of State Governmental Affairs, to discuss his political career and standing up for agriculture.

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Feb 28, 2024

Coordinating Demand for Clean Fuels | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Over the last 30 years, the biodiesel industry’s growth has enabled the soybean market’s growth. Ahead of a Learning Center Session at Commodity Classic, Doug Whitehead, Clean Fuels COO; Paul Winters, Dir. Of Public Affairs and Federal Communications; and Greg Anderson, Clean Fuels Governing Board Member and Nebraska Farmer, reflect on market growth, new opportunities and feedstocks.

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Feb 21, 2024

The Time Value of Carbon | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

The most important carbon to reduce is the carbon in the atmosphere now. Veronica Bradley, Clean Fuels Director of Environmental Science, discusses climate change and the role of renewable energy technologies with Dr. Jenny Frank, NORA consultant and Assistant Professor at SUNY Morrisville.

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Feb 14, 2024

2024 Political Outlook | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan joins Kurt Kovarik, Clean Fuels’ VP, Federal Affairs, to discuss policy priorities for the biofuel industry, the Farm Bill and how the presidential election will impact the political landscape.

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Feb 07, 2024

NYC Transitions Fleet to Renewable Fuels | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Tom Verry, Clean Fuels’ Director of Outreach and Development, and Keith Kerman, NYC Chief Fleet Officer Deputy Commissioner, DCAS, discuss switching the largest municipal fleet in America to biodiesel and renewable diesel. Hear how New York City is fueling change by becoming the first city on the East Coast to transition all heavy-duty vehicles in the city’s fleet away from fossil fuels.

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Jan 31, 2024

Donnie Wahlberg’s Bioheat® Breakthrough | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

With over 5 million homes using home heating oil in the Northeast, the Bioheat® fuel market presents a tremendous opportunity to support family businesses, farmers and cleaner air for local communities. Heather Buechter, Director of Communications, Clean Fuels; Katherine Reed, Senior Communications Manager, Clean Fuels; and Paul Nazzaro, Clean Fuels’ Supply Chain Liaison, discuss the market potential in the Northeast and why actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg became passionate about promoting the message.

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Jan 24, 2024

Clean Fuels Conference 2024 Preview | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

The Clean Fuels Conference connects key players of the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industry for one can’t-miss event. Director of Communications, Heather Buechter, is joined by Clean Fuels Conference Co-Directors Brad Shimmens and Jenna Rose to preview the expert sessions, exhibits and showcases at the Clean Fuels Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, Feb. 5-8.

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Jan 17, 2024

Food, Fuel and Feedstock Availability | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Mac Marshall, VP Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board, joins Jonathan Martin, Clean Fuels’ Director of Economics and Market Analytics, to discuss the surging demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and whether there will be enough feedstocks to meet ambitious production targets. The conversation addresses the complex value chain from farm to fuel, highlighting the essential role of energy in ensuring global food affordability and availability.

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Jan 10, 2024

Episode 1: The Benefits Keep Growing | The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of the Better. Cleaner. Now! podcast. Whether you’re a clean fuels veteran or new to the industry, this podcast will give you insights from the experts behind biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. In episode one, Donnell Rehagen, CEO of Clean Fuels Alliance America, and Heather Buechter, Director of Communications, preview the groundwork being laid to exceed the association’s vision of reaching 6 billion gallons by 2030.

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Dec 19, 2023

The Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast - COMING SOON!

Coming in 2024, authentic conversations in the world of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel. From Clean Fuels Alliance America, it's the Better. Cleaner. Now! podcast.

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