Policy

July 19, 2017

California legislators extend LCFS, cap-and-trade programs

BY Ron KotrbaWith a bipartisan, two-thirds supermajority vote, California legislators passed AB 398, extending the cap-and-trade and LCFS programs from their initial end date in 2020 through 2030. The extension will help foster greater biodiesel growth. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

Bill intro'd to extend, phase out biodiesel blenders tax credit

BY Ron KotrbaUnder the proposed legislation to extend and phase out the biodiesel blenders tax credit, the value for the incentive would be $1 per gallon in 2017-'18, 75 cents in 2019, and 50 cents in 2020-'21. The tax credit would sunset Dec. 31, 2021. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

American Soybean Association CEO nominated as deputy ag secretary

BY Ron KotrbaAmerican Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky has been nominated by U.S. President Trump to serve as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. Censky has led the ASA as CEO since 1996. Censky worked at USDA under Reagan and Bush in various roles. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

US EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal for Aug. 1

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., for its recently released proposal to set 2018 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

EBB: Unfair Polish biodiesel exports must be stopped

BY The European Biodiesel Board Unfair biodiesel exports from Poland have caused damage to the EU internal market. Exploiting a loophole in the Polish biofuels legislation, fuel market players have caused significant financial damage to biodiesel production chains in EU countries. READ MORE

July 07, 2017

REG applauds Illinois lawmakers for extending biodiesel incentive

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The Illinois House followed earlier action by the Senate to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a tax package extending the excise tax exemption for B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2023. The incentive was set to expire at the end of 2018. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

RFS proposal limits US biodiesel from full potential

BY Ron KotrbaThe 2018 biomass-based diesel RVO was set last year at 2.1 billion gallons, precisely where EPA proposes to keep it for 2019. EPA also proposes to lower the advanced biofuels category from 4.28 billion gallons this year to 4.24 billion in 2018. READ MORE

June 26, 2017

Downstate New York poised to lead way for cleaner home heating

BY The National Biodiesel Board Legislation passed this month in the New York state legislature would expand the state's commitment to renewable energy by requiring heating oil sold in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to contain at least 5 percent biodiesel by July 2018. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

Biodiesel advocates call on Congress to reinstate tax incentive

BY The National Biodiesel Board Nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country visited Capitol Hill June 20 and urged Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive. Participants included biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers from all over the U.S. READ MORE