Policy

February 17, 2017

Amid controversy, Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

BY Anna Simet and Ron Kotrba In a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. President Donald J. Trump nominated Pruitt—arguably the most controversial of Trump’s cabinet nominees—as EPA administrator in early December. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

US biodiesel interests gear up for court battle over RFS volumes

BY Ron KotrbaIn continuation of the ongoing legal dispute over volumes set by the U.S. EPA under the RFS vs. statutory volumes required by Congress, the NBB filed a petition Feb. 10 asking the court to review EPA's final volume standards set for 2017-'18. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Speak up and let your biodiesel expertise be known

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. biodiesel sector is coming off its greatest year yet and there are so many stories to tell. Consider telling yours by submitting a speaker abstract for the 2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo June 19-21 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

French, German farmers urge EU to keep 7 percent biofuel target

BY UFOP The future development of renewable energies does not have to compromise the existing rapeseed biodiesel industry, which also produces protein meal, but rather it should take into account its benefits while simultaneously promoting advanced biofuels. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Making Trump a biodiesel believer

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy notes and quotes from the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, and my own perspective on what could truly make Trump a biodiesel believer READ MORE

January 24, 2017

6th annual Calif. Biodiesel Conference, 'Thrive,' set for March 1

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance The California Biodiesel Alliance presents its sixth annual California Biodiesel Conference, highlighting how businesses can thrive in the state's flourishing but complex biodiesel market, March 1 at the Capitol Ballroom in downtown Sacramento. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

US biodiesel market hits new high, imports pass 1 billion gallons

BY The National Biodiesel Board U.S. consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by 38 percent. Domestic production surpassed 1.8 billion gallons while imports surged to more than 1 billion gallons. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

Trump nominates Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

BY Erin Voegele On Jan. 19, President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead USDA. The nomination, subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, represents Trump's final cabinet selection. Perdue served as Georgia governor from 2003-'11. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

As EPA administrator Pruitt vows to fulfill congressional intent

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE