Policy

December 03, 2019

Iowa governor directs agencies to buy diesels with B20 support

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The state of Iowa once again leads by example, with Gov. Kim Reynolds issuing an executive order Dec. 3 requiring state agencies to purchase diesel engines and vehicles with manufacturer support for at least a 20 percent blend of biodiesel (B20). READ MORE

November 27, 2019

NBB asks EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB submitted comments on the U.S. EPA’s supplemental proposal for the 2020 RFS. NBB urges EPA to properly account for small refinery exemptions, address the remand of the 2016 standards and increase the 2021 biomass-based diesel volume. READ MORE

November 25, 2019

Rep. Escobar to visit Rio Valley Biofuels plant in El Paso, Texas

BY Ron KotrbaU.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, co-sponsor of the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 2089), is scheduled to visit Rio Valley Biofuels, a biodiesel production facility in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26. Escobar serves Texas’ 16th District. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

NBB members meet with 88 Capitol Hill offices on tax incentive

BY The National Biodiesel Board Nearly 100 National Biodiesel Board members gathered in the nation’s capital Nov. 19 to meet with 88 congressional offices and discuss the status of the biodiesel tax incentive. The meetings are part of NBB’s fall member meeting in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

November 19, 2019

GREEN Act includes extension, phaseout of biodiesel tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaRep. Mike Thompson, chairman of a House Ways and Means subcommittee, released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now Act, which includes a multiyear extension and eventual phaseout of the biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

140-plus biodiesel stakeholders ask Congress to act on tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board, its member companies, allied trade associations and industry partners sent a letter Nov. 14 to House and Senate leaders, urging them to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive before the end of the year. READ MORE

November 14, 2019

Indiana biodiesel producer falls victim to US policy uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaIntegrity Biofuels, a 6.4 MMgy multifeedstock biodiesel production facility in Morristown, Indiana, is the latest victim of congressional inaction on the lapsed biodiesel tax credit and an administration whose EPA is undermining the rule of law. READ MORE

November 13, 2019

66 industry associations ask Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Ron KotrbaA diverse group of 66 different trade associations representing industries as wide-ranging as realty, veterinary medicine, biofuels and railroads sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Nov. 11 asking them to act on a tax extenders package. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

New report demonstrates importance of biodiesel tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board released a new report Nov. 12, titled, “The Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit,” showing how the emerging biodiesel industry relies on the combined values of the tax credit and RIN credits to compete with diesel fuel. READ MORE