EPA decision to not finalize RFS volumes 'sorely' disappoints

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA announced Nov. 21 that the agency will not be finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes before the end of the year, disappointing both the biofuel and petroleum industries. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

National Biodiesel Board members elect governing board

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB members selected their trade association leadership in November, electing five returning governing board members and two new members to serve in leadership roles. Steven J. Levy, Sprague Operating Resources, remains the chairman. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

REG holds ceremony to celebrate Geismar plant grand opening

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The event marked the successful start-up of the 75 MMgy nameplate capacity plant that REG acquired in June. Beginning production on Oct. 14, REG Geismar LLC has already produced more than 4.7 million gallons of renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Iowa advanced biofuel producers urge passage of extenders package

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The IRFA reported Nov. 19 that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

RSB, Elements Software partner to help track sustainability data

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials' participating operators comply with Europe's RED, including managing data associated with multiple feedstocks from around the world. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

IBB applauds Gov. Branstad as chairman of Biofuels Coalition

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will become chairman of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition beginning in January, the GBC announced. Grant Kimberley, executive director of the Iowa Biodiesel Board, issued a congratulatory statement. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Inside NBB: Final advocacy push for biodiesel tax incentive in lame duck session

BY The National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel incentive will likely be considered as part of a comprehensive tax extenders package that includes many other tax breaks. It's important for biodiesel supporters to urge their representatives to take action. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Opinion: New US Sanctions Against Russia Impact US Biofuels Companies

BY Richard Weiner and Sharon K. Freier The U.S. government has imposed sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine, which can make doing business in Russia a risky proposition. READ MORE