Policy

December 12, 2018

Congress passes $867 billion Farm Bill

BY Erin Voegele Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have approved the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill. The House passed the bill Dec. 12 in an overwhelming 369-to-47 vote, a day after the Senate approved it 87 to 13. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Benefuel looking to British Columbia for new biodiesel facility

BY Benefuel Inc. The total project will produce 150 MMly and will reduce GHG emissions by more than 550,000 metric tons per year, which is equal to roughly 10 percent of British Columbia's 2030 target reduction for transportation as detailed in the CleanBC Report. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

EU Commission begins antisubsidy process against Indonesia

BY UFOP UFOP calls for urgent action by application of customs duties on imports of palm oil biodiesel. The EBB warns that import duties to be applied in 2019 will be circumvented by the increased import of palm oil for production of biodiesel in the EU. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biodiesel cos. ask Congress for long-term extension of tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB and more than 50 member-companies and affiliated organizations delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders, urging them to enact a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive before Congress adjourns. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

NBB insists on rigorous review of Argentina's biodiesel subsidies

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition submitted comments for the record Dec. 3 on how the U.S. Department of Commerce should conduct recently initiated changed circumstances reviews of U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Biodiesel industry provides mixed reactions to RFS final rule

BY Ron KotrbaWhile many biodiesel industry stakeholders told Biodiesel Magazine they were encouraged by higher volumes in the final 2019-'20 RFS rule, the associations that represent them criticized EPA for its decision to not address small refinery exemptions. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

Study: Biodiesel adds billions to US economy, tax credit critical

BY FTI Consulting A new study released Nov. 29 by FTI Consulting analyzed the financial and socioeconomic impact of the U.S. biodiesel industry and found that the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit is essential to the industry's growth and prosperity. READ MORE

November 28, 2018

Groups write Trump on review of Argentine biodiesel duties

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association and the National Renderers Association wrote President Trump to express concern over the U.S. commerce department's review of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Biodiesel tax credit extension, phaseout proposed in US House

BY The National Biodiesel Board A proposal by Rep. Kevin Brady was released for a multiyear extension to keep the biodiesel tax credit at its current rate of $1 per gallon for 2018 through 2021 but gradually reduce it to 33 cents per gallon by 2024 and then allow it to expire. READ MORE