Policy

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Opinion: Tax Extenders: A Harbinger for Tax Reform?

BY Mark M. Palmer Some suggest once the November elections pass, tax extenders legislation will make it through Congress and then to the president for his signature. As you recall, this seems to be a pretty common pattern in Washington with respect to extenders. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

Inside NBB: Political Giving an Important Piece of Federal Policy Puzzle

BY Donnell Rehagen The biodiesel industry has long been commended for its advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and grassroots lobbying strength, but political fundraising remains an important component of supporting effective public policy. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

EBB: European Commission should extend duties on US biodiesel

BY The European Biodiesel Board Unsurprisingly, the European Biodiesel Board applauded the European Commission's decision this month to initiate the investigation looking into the factual grounds for a potential extension of duties on biodiesel imports originating in the U.S. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

EPA issues final QAP rule, phases out more costly QAP-A option

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA released its much-anticipated final rule on the RFS quality assurance plan (QAP). EPA finalized both QAP-A and QAP-B options through 2014, but beginning in 2015, the program will consist of a single QAP option that resembles Option-B. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

Aemetis biodiesel receives US EPA approval, EU ISCC certification

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced that it has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils. The fuel also recently earned the EU's ISCC Category 2 certification. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

LCFS developments: proposal to simplify application process

BY John Sens The California Air Resources Board recently held a workshop outlining some of its proposed changes to the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program. Among the changes proposed were those related to the new pathway submission and evaluation process. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

Minn. biodiesel requirement jumps to 10 percent

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota has long been a biodiesel pioneer, becoming the first U.S. state to implement a biodiesel standard back in 2005 at 2 percent. In 2009, the biodiesel requirement jumped to 5 percent. The transition to B10 was originally scheduled for 2012. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

52 lawmakers ask White House to boost biodiesel volumes under RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board Expressing urgent concerns about a proposed cut, 52 U.S. representatives from across the country called on President Obama in late June to continue growing biodiesel volumes under the renewable fuel standard. Continue reading to view the letter. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Alleged biodiesel RIN fraud fugitive Rivkin caught, indicted

BY Ron KotrbaAfter more than two years since an NOV was issued by EPA against Green Diesel LLC for fraudulent RIN activity, CEO Phil Rivkin, a fugitive from justice since 2012, has been caught and indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston READ MORE