Policy

June 20, 2017

Biodiesel advocates call on Congress to reinstate tax incentive

BY The National Biodiesel Board Nearly 100 biodiesel advocates from across the country visited Capitol Hill June 20 and urged Congress to bring back the biodiesel tax incentive. Participants included biodiesel producers, distributors and feedstock suppliers from all over the U.S. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

Georgia biodiesel project moves closer to USDA loan guarantee

BY Ron KotrbaSmisson-Mathis Energy, a joint venture between The Smisson Group of Macon and Tactical Fabrication, was selected by USDA to initiate Phase 2 of the Section 9003 program for its $6.75 million enzymatic biodiesel project in Laurens County, Georgia. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

DOE, USDA make up to $9 million in funding available through BRDI

BY The U.S. DOE USDA and DOE will make up to $9 million available through the interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative in fiscal year 2017 for feedstock development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

Sustainable palm oil certification reaches 21 percent penetration

BY Matt Rudolf, SCS Global Services In the past few years, palm oil certification under the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil standard has reached 21 percent penetration of the global market driven by consumer demand, pressure from retail buyers, and governmental actions. READ MORE

June 02, 2017

Trump pulls US out of Paris Climate Agreement

BY Anna Simet In what he described as a move to fulfill his duty to protect America and its citizens, President Trump has officially begun the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. Trump announced the decision June 1 at a press conference. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Minnesota Biodiesel Task Force to meet June 9 on B20 mandate

BY Ron KotrbaMinnesota's Biodiesel Task Force is scheduled to meet June 9 in the capital city of Saint Paul to discuss whether statutory conditions have been met in order to move Minnesota's biodiesel mandate from 10 to 20 percent on May 1, 2018. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Biodiesel in Minnesota: 15 years in the blink of an eye

BY Tom Slunecka Minnesota Soybean Growers Association CEO Tom Slunecka pens a heartfelt recount of the state's trailblazing journey to a biodiesel mandate, from B2 to B5, then B10 to B20 next year. He says Minnesotans are on the right path and are not turning back. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

Branstad confirmed as ambassador, Reynolds new governor of Iowa

BY Ron KotrbaFormer Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a longtime champion for biofuels who has served the state as its chief since 2011, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. Ambassador to China. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be Iowa's 43rd governor. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

California forecasts robust growth in biodiesel, feedstock demand

BY Graham Noyes ARB's models project California biodiesel demand in 2020 at 265 million gasoline gallons equivalent under three scenarios. In later years, biodiesel demand increases most rapidly under the business-as-usual scenario, reaching 791 million GGE in 2025. READ MORE