Policy

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Court rejects ABFA request for injunction on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA U.S. appeals court denied a motion filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association last month seeking an injunction to prevent EPA from granting additional small refinery exemptions under RFS until its pending lawsuit with the agency is resolved. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Task forces to find long-term solutions to temporary tax policy

BY The Office of Sen. Chuck Grassley U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Ron Wyden announced the formation of several bipartisan task forces to examine temporary tax provisions that expired, or will expire, between Dec. 31, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2019. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

National Biodiesel Foundation tours NYC’s sustainable side

BY Paul Winters The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted a small group of congressional staffers April 26 on a tour of New York City. The annual tour educates congressional staff about the city’s use of biodiesel as a key part of meeting its environmental goals. READ MORE

May 07, 2019

EPA delivers proposed 2020-’21 RVOs, ‘other RFS changes’ to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has delivered a proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The proposed rule also includes the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel and other changes to the program. READ MORE

May 03, 2019

US DOE announces $79 million for bioenergy research, development

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced May 3 more than $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. This supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options. READ MORE

May 01, 2019

Iowa biodiesel industry calls ‘mayday’ at Capitol Hill rally

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board Iowa Congressional leaders and members of the Iowa Biodiesel Board took part in a Capitol Hill rally May 1 in support of getting the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit renewed. The National Biodiesel Board hosted the event on the Senate Swamp. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

NBB opposes RIN reform proposals, supports opening market to E15

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board filed formal comments April 29 on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to modify fuel regulations to allow E15 and to modify the RIN market regulations. While NBB supports E15, it said RIN market reforms are unnecessary. READ MORE

April 30, 2019

ABFA files for injunction against EPA to prevent additional SREs

BY The Advanced Biofuels Association The Advanced Biofuels Association filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to prevent U.S. EPA from granting any additional SREs releasing obligated parties from compliance with RFS until the resolution of its pending lawsuit against the agency. READ MORE

April 25, 2019

Iowa legislature funds another year of blender pump program

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program, commonly referred to as the state’s blender pump program, provides cost-share grants to Iowa retailers wishing to upgrade fueling infrastructure to offer E15, E85 and/or biodiesel blends. READ MORE