Policy

12 hours ago

Senate bill introduced to extend, reform US biodiesel tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaU.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, introduced a bipartisan bill to renew the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit for three years and to reform it from a blenders incentive to a domestic producers tax credit. READ MORE

13 hours ago

NBB argues for higher advanced biofuel volumes in appeals court

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit April 24 regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014-'16. The NBB challenged the U.S. EPA's interpretation and use of its waiver authority under the RFS statute. READ MORE

April 21, 2017

NBB set to argue advanced biofuel mandate in RFS should be higher

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board will speak during oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit April 24 regarding the 2014-’16 RFS. NBB challenged U.S. EPA's interpretation and use of its waiver authority. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

Court rules against CARB on LCFS, preserves 2017 status quo

BY Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman, Latham & Watkins LLP While POET succeeded in forcing ARB to conduct further CEQA analysis, this opinion was far from a total loss for ARB. Indeed, this opinion represents something of a best-case-scenario for ARB, and for the biodiesel industry, under the circumstances. READ MORE

April 17, 2017

UFOP welcomes EU vote to exclude palm oil for biofuel use

BY UFOP The European Parliament supports the move to exclude palm oil as a raw material for energetic use from 2020, at the same time acknowledging the sustainability of biofuels made from oil plants (rapeseed and sunflower) grown within Europe. READ MORE

April 13, 2017

US biodiesel industry testifies on illegal trading at ITC hearing

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. Commerce Department announced April 13 initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. U.S. producers testified on the same date to the International Trade Commission. READ MORE

April 10, 2017

NJ feedstock processor sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owner of a New Jersey feedstock collector and processor was sentenced April 7 for his role in a scheme that generated more than $7 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits connected to the purported production of biodiesel. READ MORE

April 05, 2017

California appellate court hears oral arguments in Poet LCFS case

BY Celia DuBose, the California Biodiesel Alliance California's 5th District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 23 in the case of Poet vs. California Air Resources Board pertaining to the LCFS. The case is now in the hands of the court, which should render a decision in the next 90 days. READ MORE

April 03, 2017

Biodiesel plant manager launches petition to reform US tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaPhillip Harden, a biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi, is doing his part to bring attention to the need for reinstating the expired $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit, and for reforming the incentive so that only domestic producers are eligible. READ MORE