Policy

January 18, 2017

Underdog industry rallies for continued growth at annual event

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel has spent most of its existence fighting as the underdog and often winning against the odds. This year will be no different, as the story was told by industry leaders at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: Biodiesel Renaissance

BY Ron KotrbaFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this cover article dives into the past year's resurgence in U.S. biodiesel project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As. It was a time unlike any in recent history. But what will 2017 bring? READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Inside NBB: NBB Programs Lay Foundation for Industry Growth

BY National Biodiesel Board From the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this article from the National Biodiesel Board discusses how the organization uses its funding to strengthen biodiesel's position in the U.S. market through a variety of programs. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Midwestern senators meet with Trump's pick to lead US EPA

BY Erin Voegele Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Topics discussed included the rule of law. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Opinion: Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

BY Karyn JonesThe issuance of U.S. EPA's proposed REGS rule has spurred many questions about what the final rule will look like, and what it will mean for the biodiesel industry. The final definition of biointermediate feedstock will have a significant impact. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Opinion: Biodiesel Industry Continues Growth through Unified Efforts, Challenges Remain

BY Donnell RehaganThe newly appointed CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Donnell Rehagen provides his perspective on what 2016 meant for the U.S. biodiesel sector, where 2017 may take it, and how the organization is helping accomplish the industry's goals. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Genscape's ability to verify RINs under RFS may be revoked

BY Ron KotrbaOn Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke Genscape's ability to verify RINs as a third-party auditor under the RFS Quality Assurance Program. EPA is doing this to hold Genscape accountable for verifying millions of fraudulent RINs. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

EPA extends comment period on REGS, point of obligation proposals

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has extended the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the RFS. The new deadlines are Feb. 16 and Feb. 22, respectively. READ MORE

January 03, 2017

Iowa's 2016 biodiesel production tops prior year by 23 percent

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Iowa's 2016 biodiesel production reached a recording-breaking total of 297 million gallons, surpassing 2015's total 242 million gallons by 55 million gallons. This 23 percent increase is largely attributed to federal policy certainty. READ MORE