Policy

April 28, 2016

Iowa legislature unanimously extends blender pump program funding

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa legislature voted 94-0 in the House of Representatives and 49-0 in the Iowa Senate to secure another year of funding for the state's very successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

April 22, 2016

Iowa lawmakers vote to extend, expand state biodiesel incentives

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa House passed legislation to extend and expand state biodiesel incentives, including a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive, and a retailer's credit that entices fuel retailers to carry biodiesel blends. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Proposed 2018 RFS biomass-based diesel rule at OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard, including RVOs for renewable fuel, advanced and cellulosic biofuel, and the 2018 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget April 15. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

EPA clarifies provision of RFS Quality Assurance Program rule

BY Erin VoegeleAccording to documents published by the EPA, the agency added product transfer document (PTD) requirements for renewable fuels to the final QAP rule. The words 'custody or' were inadvertently added, but its finalized amendment clarifies its position. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Minnesota breathes easier after 10 years with biodiesel standard

BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota Minnesota's commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. The state is the first to require 10 percent biodiesel. READ MORE

March 29, 2016

Brazil's President Rousseff signs biodiesel increase into law

BY Ron KotrbaAt the presidential palace March 23, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the mandatory percentage increase of biodiesel blended with diesel fuel from 7 percent currently to 8 percent by 2017, and moving up to 10 percent by 2019. READ MORE

March 25, 2016

Importing to meet California demand

BY Ron KotrbaIncreased reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels required by California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) are driving up carbon credit prices, demand for advanced biofuels, and imports. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

California biofuels grant funding workshop March 30

BY Ron KotrbaThe California governor's budget proposal contains $62 million in potential biofuel program grants under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program READ MORE

March 16, 2016

EBB: ILUC impact modelization lacks transparency, academic value

BY The European Biodiesel Board An additional land use change impact modelization, the Global Biosphere Management Model (Globiom), has been published. Globiom is based on a model that has still not been disclosed nor validated by peers. Its findings are inconsistent with CARB's. READ MORE