Policy

EPA decision to not finalize RFS volumes 'sorely' disappoints

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA announced Nov. 21 that the agency will not be finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes before the end of the year, disappointing both the biofuel and petroleum industries. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Iowa advanced biofuel producers urge passage of extenders package

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The IRFA reported Nov. 19 that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Inside NBB: Final advocacy push for biodiesel tax incentive in lame duck session

BY The National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel incentive will likely be considered as part of a comprehensive tax extenders package that includes many other tax breaks. It's important for biodiesel supporters to urge their representatives to take action. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Iowa Biodiesel Board congratulates state's congressional winners

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board The Iowa Biodiesel Board offered its congratulations to last night's election winners, and remains optimistic for the future of biodiesel policies in Washington. Grant Kimberley, IBB executive director, issued a statement after the election. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Survey says voters give a strong 'Yes!' to biodiesel policy

BY The National Biodiesel Board Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week's elections, according to a nationwide survey conducted by Moore Information Opinion Research released Oct. 28. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

New EU sanctions against Russia impact European biofuel companies

BY Richard Weiner The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member states of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

CREW sues EPA for documents regarding 2014 RFS

BY Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Advanced biofuel industry leaders discuss policy issues at NABCE

BY Anna Simet President of the Advanced Biofuels Association Michael McAdams, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Joe Jobe, and the Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discussed policy uncertainty at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference. READ MORE