Policy

August 20, 2014

Biodiesel labeling rule clarified to Oregon motor fuel stations

BY Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Department of Agriculture has sent notices to approximately 417 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel fuel blended with 6 of 20 percent biodiesel may not to be marketed as "diesel" fuel, by law. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Irwin RINs analysis points to rollback of proposed RFS cuts

BY Susanne Retka Schill The ratio between D6 ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) and D4 biodiesel RINs is a primary clue indicating the market expects the U.S. EPA to roll back its proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

August 04, 2014

US EPA extends 2013 RFS compliance, attest deadlines again

BY Ron KotrbaEPA extended the deadlines for annual compliance and attest engagement reports for the 2013 compliance period under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program to 30 and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the 2014 RVO final rule. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

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