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US EPA completes RFS anti-backsliding study, proposes no actions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA issued a rulemaking May 29 proposing to determine that no additional appropriate fuel control measures are necessary to mitigate air quality impacts of required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

Iowa legislature urged to reauthorize biofuel tax differentials

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association IRFA members are urging legislators to act on key bills. House File 2279 and Senate File 2403 would extend and modernize fuel tax differentials for E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends, which are set to expire June 30. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

Oregon DEQ releases timeline for Clean Fuels Program expansion

BY Erin VoegeleThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced this month it has submitted detailed information to Gov. Kate Brown on how it plans to carry out her March 10 executive order that set a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. READ MORE

May 26, 2020

WDB ‘running like gangbusters,’ implements distancing measures

BY Ron Kotrba“We had to make changes to how we load trucks, and how we deal with drivers and even our own employees,” said Tom Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa. “A lot of changes have been made because of the coronavirus.” READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery

BY The Diesel Technology Forum As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

FAO vegetable oil price index falls to 8-month low

BY UFOP The April FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 percent, compared to the previous month, to 131.8 points. This was the lowest level since August 2019 and also the third decline in three months running. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Biofuel feedstock reimbursement act introduced in US Senate

BY Ron KotrbaLegislation was introduced May 19 in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar, which would provide assistance to biofuel producers adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from the health crisis. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

ACE 2020 conference, ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with FEW

BY The American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol announced that its 33rd annual conference will be held Aug. 25 in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

51 additional stations in Finland carrying Neste renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaNeste is making its trademarked renewable diesel available to dozens of new fueling stations in Finland this spring. With 51 additional locations carrying the renewable fuel, approximately 120 stations across Finland will now carry the product. READ MORE