Policy

September 12, 2014

Honolulu city council adopts resolution for biodiesel initiative

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city's existing mass transit diesel vehicles. The city and county of Honolulu have a commendable track record with biodiesel. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Methes breaks biodiesel production record; gets QAP-B RIN status

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies International outpaced its own biodiesel production record in August, making 412,000 gallons at its Sombra, Ontario, facility, beating a previous monthly record of 308,000 gallons. The firm's RINs also recently attained QAP-B status. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Inside NBB: Biofuels tour educates through immersion

BY NBB Staff The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted an immersive, four-day tour through Iowa for federal and state agency officials and U.S. congressional staffers. This year's tour brought representatives from eight states to witness renewable achievements. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

In Depth: QAP 2.0: The Final Rule

BY Ron KotrbaTraversing the maze of U.S. EPA's proposed RIN Quality Assurance Plan was daunting, but after 16 months, the final rule provides a simpler pathway to getting markets back on track. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Inside NBB: NBB wins bid for USDA grant funding

BY NBB Staff This is the third time the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program, with funding available from the Farm Bill, has been open to applicants, and the third time NBB received a significant portion of the grant. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

RIN Academy 2014 offers critical information on RINs, RFS program

BY EcoEngineers RIN Academy is a place to learn how policy incentives impact the renewable fuels market and a gathering spot for biofuel and tech companies, feedstock suppliers and project developers to network with financiers, municipalities, off-takers and EPCs. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Inside NBB: Fight Continues Through Frustrating RFS Uncertainty

BY Anne Steckel As the leaves begin to turn, the biodiesel industry still waits for the 2014 final RFS rule. The National Biodiesel Board continues to fight for an increase in biodiesel volumes while simultaneously urging Congress to reinstate the tax credit. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin Voegele The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. The forecast for biodiesel has actually been increased slightly, with 2020 production expected at 33 billion liters (8.7 billion gallons). READ MORE

August 25, 2014

US EPA sends long-awaited renewable fuels rule to White House

BY The National Biodiesel Board The EPA sent the proposed final rule for the 2014 RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget late last week. The NBB's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel urged a quick turnaround to get the biodiesel industry back on track. READ MORE