August 20, 2014
The Oregon Department of Agriculture has sent notices to approximately 417 retail fuel establishments throughout the state reminding them that diesel fuel blended with 6 of 20 percent biodiesel may not to be marketed as "diesel" fuel, by law.
August 12, 2014
The ratio between D6 ethanol renewable identification numbers (RINs) and D4 biodiesel RINs is a primary clue indicating the market expects the U.S. EPA to roll back its proposed cuts to the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
August 04, 2014
EPA extended the deadlines for annual compliance and attest engagement reports for the 2013 compliance period under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program to 30 and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the 2014 RVO final rule.
July 24, 2014
Some suggest once the November elections pass, tax extenders legislation will make it through Congress and then to the president for his signature. As you recall, this seems to be a pretty common pattern in Washington with respect to extenders.
July 21, 2014
The biodiesel industry has long been commended for its advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and grassroots lobbying strength, but political fundraising remains an important component of supporting effective public policy.
July 17, 2014
Unsurprisingly, the European Biodiesel Board applauded the European Commission's decision this month to initiate the investigation looking into the factual grounds for a potential extension of duties on biodiesel imports originating in the U.S.
July 08, 2014
The U.S. EPA released its much-anticipated final rule on the RFS quality assurance plan (QAP). EPA finalized both QAP-A and QAP-B options through 2014, but beginning in 2015, the program will consist of a single QAP option that resembles Option-B.
July 07, 2014
Aemetis Inc. announced that it has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils. The fuel also recently earned the EU's ISCC Category 2 certification.
July 02, 2014
The California Air Resources Board recently held a workshop outlining some of its proposed changes to the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program. Among the changes proposed were those related to the new pathway submission and evaluation process.