Policy

March 28, 2017

8 biodiesel, 4 renewable diesel LCFS pathways certified in March

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted LCFS. Eighteen pathways have been certified in March, including eight for biodiesel and four for renewable diesel. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

Groups take predictable sides as US biodiesel trade war develops

BY Ron KotrbaJust hours after the NBB filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition claiming Argentine and Indonesian companies violate trade laws by flooding the U.S. with dumped biodiesel, other groups began taking sides in the developing trade war. READ MORE

March 23, 2017

US biodiesel group seeks duties on Argentine, Indonesian imports

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition March 23, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. READ MORE

March 22, 2017

US biodiesel production, imports strong despite lapsed tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaEMTS data show biomass-based diesel volumes associated with D4 RIN generation in January and February approached 265 million gallons, surpassing last year's volumes when the credit was in effect. Of that, more than 82 million gallons was imported. READ MORE

March 21, 2017

2017-'18 RVOs assumed intact as regulatory freeze deadline passes

BY Ron KotrbaMarch 21 represents the end of the 60-day freeze period on new regulations pending review, implemented by the incoming U.S. administration Jan. 20. While EPA has been radio silent, stakeholders welcome implementation of RVOs finalized last November. READ MORE

March 17, 2017

Minnesota leaders celebrate biodiesel milestone

BY The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council hosted a gathering of people at the Minnesota Soybean office March 15 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the passing of Minnesota's biodiesel mandate. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

CBA event highlights California's thriving biodiesel market

BY Celia DuBose, the California Biodiesel Alliance Experts from California and all over the U.S. gathered in Sacramento in March to discuss biodiesel in the Golden State. The one-day event, the California Biodiesel Alliance's sixth annual show, addressed challenges and highlighted opportunities. READ MORE

March 09, 2017

US EPA gives Genscape extension to respond to notice of intent

BY Ron KotrbaU.S. EPA has granted Genscape Inc. an extension to respond to the agency's Jan. 4 notice of intent to revoke the company's ability to verify RINs as a third-party auditor under the RFS QAP. The company now has until April 18 to respond to EPA. READ MORE

March 08, 2017

Twin challenges to LCFS advance in California courts

BY Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman, Latham & Watkins LLP Two related cases, advancing in parallel, have the potential to upend California's LCFS, whether via full suspension of the LCFS or carving out diesel fuels from the deficit and crediting regime. Both cases involve challenges by POET LLC. READ MORE