Policy

September 16, 2021

OMB schedules additional meetings on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House Office of Management and Budget has now scheduled 16 meetings with interested parties to discuss a proposed rule to set renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

EPA: 3 new SRE petitions filed, 62 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 16 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that there are currently 62 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 59 that were pending as of mid-August. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

NBB renews request for meeting with EPA Administrator Regan

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, renewing a request made in May 2021 to meet and discuss the findings of a study that quantifies the public and health benefits of higher blends of biodiesel. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Axne touts 9-year extension of biodiesel tax credit in draft bill

BY Office of Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa As the House continues to consider the Build Back Better Act, Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, is touting the inclusion of a nine-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit that is included in the draft legislation. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

House Ag Committee advances $1B for biofuel infrastructure

BY Erin VoegeleThe House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 13 advanced its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which currently includes $1 billion in USDA funding to expand biofuel infrastructure to increase availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

Biofuel groups call on lawmakers to fix SAF legislation

BY Erin VoegeleA group of nine biofuel and ag groups are calling lawmakers to fix major flaws in pending legislation that they say could leave American farmers and biofuel producers cut out of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

NBB: Build Back Better Act to extend biodiesel tax credit

BY National Biodiesel Board On Sept. 11, the National Biodiesel Board welcomed the proposed extension through 2031 of the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit in the House Ways & Means portion of the Build Back Better Act. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Biden administration takes action to expand SAF production, use

BY Erin VoegelePresident Biden is taking action to increase the production of SAF to at least 3 billion gallons per year and reduce aviation emission by 20 percent by 2030. As part of that effort, DOE has announced $64.7 million in funding for 22 biofuel projects. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

NBB applauds House proposal for biodiesel infrastructure grants

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board is applauding federal lawmakers for including $1 billion in grant fuding to expand bofuel infrastructure and increase availability of higher biodiesl blends in the draft of the Build Back Better Act. READ MORE