Policy

January 20, 2017

Trump nominates Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary

BY Erin Voegele On Jan. 19, President-elect Donald Trump nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead USDA. The nomination, subject to U.S. Senate confirmation, represents Trump's final cabinet selection. Perdue served as Georgia governor from 2003-'11. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

As EPA administrator Pruitt vows to fulfill congressional intent

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE

January 18, 2017

Underdog industry rallies for continued growth at annual event

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel has spent most of its existence fighting as the underdog and often winning against the odds. This year will be no different, as the story was told by industry leaders at the 2017 National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. READ MORE

January 13, 2017

In Depth: Biodiesel Renaissance

BY Ron KotrbaFrom the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this cover article dives into the past year's resurgence in U.S. biodiesel project expansions, upgrades, imports and M&As. It was a time unlike any in recent history. But what will 2017 bring? READ MORE

January 12, 2017

Inside NBB: NBB Programs Lay Foundation for Industry Growth

BY National Biodiesel Board From the Winter 2017 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, this article from the National Biodiesel Board discusses how the organization uses its funding to strengthen biodiesel's position in the U.S. market through a variety of programs. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Midwestern senators meet with Trump's pick to lead US EPA

BY Erin Voegele Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Topics discussed included the rule of law. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Opinion: Far-reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

BY Karyn JonesThe issuance of U.S. EPA's proposed REGS rule has spurred many questions about what the final rule will look like, and what it will mean for the biodiesel industry. The final definition of biointermediate feedstock will have a significant impact. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Opinion: Biodiesel Industry Continues Growth through Unified Efforts, Challenges Remain

BY Donnell RehaganThe newly appointed CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Donnell Rehagen provides his perspective on what 2016 meant for the U.S. biodiesel sector, where 2017 may take it, and how the organization is helping accomplish the industry's goals. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

Genscape's ability to verify RINs under RFS may be revoked

BY Ron KotrbaOn Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke Genscape's ability to verify RINs as a third-party auditor under the RFS Quality Assurance Program. EPA is doing this to hold Genscape accountable for verifying millions of fraudulent RINs. READ MORE