11 hours ago

Biodiesel advocates say RFS growth is futile if waivers continue

BY Ron KotrbaRFS proponents and detractors gathered in Michigan July 18 to testify before EPA during a public hearing on the agency's proposed 2019 RVOs for conventional, cellulosic and overall advanced biofuels, and the 2020 biomass-based diesel RVO proposal. READ MORE

12 hours ago

Neste aims to use waste plastic for fuels, new plastic production

BY Neste Corp. Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a raw material for fossil refining. The company aims to proceed to industrial-scale trial in 2019. Its target is to process more than 1 million tons of waste plastic a year by 2030. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Biodiesel helps push California GHG emissions below 1990 levels

BY Erin Voegele The California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state's greenhouse gas emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biodiesel, renewable diesel and ethanol helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

EPA provides data on 2016, 2017 RFS waivers in letter to Grassley

BY Erin Voegele The July 12 letter was a response to a bipartisan inquiry several senators sent EPA in April requesting the agency to stop issuing small refinery waivers and disclose to Congress information on the waivers that have already been granted. READ MORE

July 12, 2018

Add'l tariffs rile soy growers as US-China trade war escalates

BY The American Soybean Association The American Soybean Association expressed extreme disappointment July 11 in Robert Lighthizer's announcement that an additional $200 billion in tariffs will be imposed on Chinese goods.The action worsens the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

REG Ultra Clean Diesel powers Incredible Adventures fleet

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel—a proprietary, patent-pending blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel—to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a leading adventure travel company. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

After months of asking for alternative, soy farmers hit by tariff

BY The American Soybean Association Soybean farmers, whose crop represents 41 percent of the value of products on China's tariff list, will feel the full effect of the escalating trade war between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and the government of the People's Republic of China. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of US EPA

BY Erin Voegele On July 5, President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

US EPA schedules hearing on proposed RFS rule for July 18

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, July 18 to gather public input on its proposed rule to set 2019 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE