Policy

May 26, 2016

Iowa biodiesel production tax credit extended through 2024

BY Ron KotrbaIn Iowa, at Renewable Energy Group Inc.'s Newton biodiesel plant, Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation into law May 24 extending and expanding state biodiesel incentives. SF 2309 extends a 2 cpg biodiesel production tax credit through 2024. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Biomass-based diesel poised for growth

BY Dave Elsenbast Dave Elsenbast, the supply chain vice president for Renewable Energy Group Inc., discusses recent biodiesel policy accomplishments, market opportunities and feedstocks such as distillers corn oil in this feature-length contribution piece. READ MORE

May 18, 2016

EPA's proposed 2018 biodiesel RFS rule calls for modest growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board called for the Obama administration to strengthen a U.S. EPA proposal released May 18 that would raise the biodiesel volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) by only 100 million gallons in 2018. READ MORE

May 16, 2016

Bill intro'd to reform, extend biodiesel tax credit through 2019

BY Ron KotrbaLegislation was introduced May 13 by Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit. The NBB and ASA are encouraged by the measure. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

White House OMB reviewing EPA rule to amend RFS program

BY Erin Voegele The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to amend the RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget on May 10. The rule is titled Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. OMB is already reviewing the proposed 2018 biodiesel RVO. READ MORE

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