Policy

July 21, 2016

40 US senators call for higher biodiesel targets in RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board Forty U.S. senators from across the country called on the EPA July 21 to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal. The EPA proposed 2.1 billion gallons for 2018, but the senators are pushing for 2.5 billion. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

40-plus groups call on Congress to end tax breaks for Big Oil

BY Ron KotrbaIn a letter to U.S. legislators, a diverse coalition of environmental, veterans, labor, renewable fuels and social justice groups is challenging Congress to repeal nearly $4 billion a year in taxpayer subsidies given to Big Oil. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

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

BY Ron KotrbaA bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. The bill mirrors House legislation introduced in May. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

NBB's RFS comments: Proposal fails to build on industry's success

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. EPA is significantly underestimating biodiesel's capacity to deliver more advanced biofuel to U.S. consumers in the coming years, the National Biodiesel Board said in public comments on a pending renewable fuels proposal. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Hawaii Gov. Ige signs renewable fuels production tax credit

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in the state. The credit takes effect in 2017. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Comment period on proposed RFS rule closes July 11

BY Erin Voegele The comment period for U.S. EPA's proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, closes July 11. More than 6,000 comments have been filed so far. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Maui County eliminates biodiesel road tax, price drops 9 cents

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies Pacific Biodiesel rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel July 1 by 9 cents per gallon, the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect July 1. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

CARB releases set of biodiesel, renewable diesel LCFS pathways

BY Ron KotrbaCalifornia Air Resources Board released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways June 30 for biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways certified under the readopted low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) regulation using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. READ MORE

June 29, 2016

2 Florida men plead guilty to multistate biodiesel fraud scheme

BY U.S. Department of Justice Davanzo and Fedyna operated entities that purported to purchase biodiesel, on which credits had been claimed and which was ineligible for additional credits, produced by co-conspirators at Gen-X Energy Group and Southern Resources and Commodities. READ MORE