April 21, 2015
A new lawsuit in an old Big Oil agenda seeks an end to Minnesota's B10 biodiesel mandate; the latest tactic in a long history of opposition to change and market share erosion
April 15, 2015
On April 14, the environment committee of the European Parliament voted to endorse a deal struck earlier this year that aims to cap the use of first-generation biofuels at 7 percent. Germany's UFOP and other EU organizations provide their take.
April 10, 2015
The U.S. EPA has posted a notice to its website announcing that the volume requirements for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with the 2017 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel, will be finalized by Nov. 30.
April 08, 2015
With the addition of the word custody in a proposed EPA amendment to the sulfur rule, confusion abounds as concerned parties speculate the number of required RFS registrants could double or triple as a result
March 31, 2015
Due to legal actions that were concluded in 2013, California Air Resources Board is re-adopting the regulation to address the court's ruling. CARB took this opportunity as a chance to update the regulations and to implement program improvements.
March 31, 2015
In a petition filed March with U.S. EPA, the National Biodiesel Board cited the lack of public comment on the agency's decision and little transparency regarding the plans Argentinian producers can use to demonstrate compliance with the RFS.
March 23, 2015
The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy LLC that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million.
March 13, 2015
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed SB 324 into law. The bill removes the Dec. 31, 2015, sunset date from the state's clean fuels program. By signing SB 324, Brown has allowed the program to be implemented past the end of this year.
February 24, 2015
The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning biodiesel.