Historic 5-year extension of biodiesel tax credit signed into law


The biodiesel industry achieved a monumental milestone Dec. 20 when President Donald Trump signed into law a new budget deal that includes an historic five-year extension of the $1 per gallon blenders tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel.
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Trump’s EPA yet again hurts farmers, biofuels in final RFS rule


U.S. EPA released its final rule for the 2020 RFS and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2021. The agency is keeping biodiesel volumes flat while providing little surety that future small refinery exemptions will be properly accounted for.
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Swedish waste power plant upgrades burners to run on biodiesel


Waste power plant Renova in Sweden has switched its eight start-up and support burners to run on biodiesel made from rapeseed oil, thereby reducing its use of fossil fuel oil. The switch reduces CO2 emissions by 960 metric tons annually.
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USDA seeks applications for advanced biofuel payment program


The USDA’s Rural Business Cooperative Service published a notice on Dec. 18 seeking applications from biofuel producers under the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, which provides quarterly payments to producers of qualified advanced biofuels.
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City of Boston contracts REG partner Broco Oil for Bioheat


Broco Oil has been contracted to provide biodiesel-blended heating oil for use in Boston’s city-owned buildings, including firehouses, police stations and other municipal facilities. Broco Oil purchases its biodiesel from Iowa-based REG.
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Biodiesel, soybean leaders ask Trump to improve 2020 RFS rule


Twenty-four state and national trade associations representing soybean growers and biodiesel producers delivered a letter to President Donald Trump Dec. 18, asking that he direct the U.S. EPA to do more in the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard final rule.
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