Policy

April 19, 2019

US EPA: 40 SRE applications now pending for compliance year 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions April 18, reporting that there are now 40 pending SRE applications for compliance year 2018, up from 39 pending as of March 28. No other changes were made to the data. READ MORE

April 16, 2019

Biodiesel more cost competitive under Canada’s new carbon tax

BY Ron KotrbaCanada’s federal government implemented a carbon pollution tax on fuels this month, and while the tax means consumers and truckers will pay more for fossil fuels at the pump, it also means higher biodiesel blends are becoming more cost competitive. READ MORE

April 12, 2019

US EPA seeks comments on SRE portion of proposed REGS rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced April 12 that it will reopen the comment period on one aspect of proposed rule issued in 2016 in an effort to “expand transparency surrounding the small refinery exemption program and provide further opportunity for input.” READ MORE

April 09, 2019

New study exposes absurdity of NWF land use change claims

BY The Renewable Fuels Association A new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation. READ MORE

April 05, 2019

Inside NBB: NBB Grows Washington, DC, Staff Team

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board is rounding out its staff in Washington, D.C., this year through the hiring of Kate Shenk as director of regulatory affairs and David Cobb as director of federal affairs. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Bipartisan extension of biodiesel tax credit intro’d in US House

BY The Office of Rep. Abby Finkenauer Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, introduced the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act, a two-year extension of the biodiesel incentive, April 4. Congress had previously extended the tax credit retroactively for 2017 but left it expired for 2018 and beyond. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

In Depth: Spotlight: Adding Value Across the Board

BY Ron KotrbaSpotlighting the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, which championed the nation’s first biodiesel mandate as a way to add value to surplus soybean oil, and RPS, whose co-located biodiesel process adds 12 cents a pound to ethanol producers’ DCO. READ MORE

April 04, 2019

Wheeler addresses SREs, RVO reallocation during recent hearings

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told federal lawmakers in early April it would be difficult for the agency to reallocate biofuel volumes waived by small refinery exemptions (SREs), even if Congress provided a legislative mechanism to do so. READ MORE

April 02, 2019

Inside NBB: Federal Affairs Efforts Remain Key Focus in 2019

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board continues to work closely with its members and allies to advocate federal policies that support growth of the industry. Securing an extension of the expired biodiesel tax credit is an urgent priority. READ MORE