Policy

July 09, 2020

US EPA’s RFS anti-backsliding study discounts biodiesel benefits

BY Ron Kotrba“Failure to account for the impacts of both higher and lower biodiesel blends ... does a disservice to the industry that is working to continuously improve [its] tailpipe emissions profile,”stated NBB in comments to EPA on its anti-backsliding study. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

Opinion: Industry Rebirth

BY Ron KotrbaRon Kotrba, editor in chief of Biodiesel Magazine, discusses the contents of the Summer 2020 print issue in his latest editor’s note, particularly in context of the health crisis and overall biofuel policy environment in the U.S. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Inside NBB: Progress on Federal Policies for Biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board As we await a much-anticipated RFS volume proposal from U.S. EPA for next year (and 2022 for biomass-based diesel), favorable developments in this sector should convince the agency to boost biodiesel and overall advanced biofuel volumes. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste

BY Ron KotrbaNeste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject ‘gap’ SRE petitions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The letter, sent to Trump July 2, expresses concern that the “gap” petitions undermine a U.S. Court of Appeals decision, Congress’ intent for the Renewable Fuel Standard, and EPA’s legal obligation to consider exemptions in a timely manner. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

US DOE funds 7 ‘performance-advantaged’ biofuel projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 2 the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Leaders Gather for 1st Virtual Membership Meeting

BY The National Biodiesel Board Meeting with elected leaders is one of the key reasons the National Biodiesel Board meets with its membership each year. NBB organized more than 80 virtual teleconference Hill visits in June for members to meet with their representatives in Congress. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Approving gap SREs would deal ‘devastating blow’ to soy farmers

BY The American Soybean Association The American Soybean Association this week urged the U.S. EPA to immediately reject the pending retroactive small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions listed on the agency website and stand with U.S. soybean growers in support of the RFS. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE