October 21, 2016

RFS rule heads to White House OMB for review

BY Erin Voegele U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard volumes for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volumes for 2018 to the White House Office of Management and Budget Oct. 19. OMB review marks a last step before a final rule is issued. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

US to import more than 800 million gallons of biodiesel in 2016

BY Ron KotrbaLast year the U.S. imported about 670 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel, a record that is soon to be broken, according to Larry Schafer, co-founder of legislative advocacy group Playmaker Strategies LLC and senior advisor to the NBB READ MORE

October 19, 2016

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs biodiesel heating oil bill into law

BY Ron KotrbaNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the city over the next two decades. Come 2034, B20 heating oil will be the standard. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

EU farmers stress essential role of biodiesel post-2020

BY The EBB, FEDIOL and EOA The European Oilseed Alliance, the European Biodiesel Board and FEDIOL held a dinner debate Oct. 12 in the European Parliament where panelists from all backgrounds discussed the role of sustainable biodiesel in the low-carbon economy post-2020. READ MORE

October 12, 2016

2 more Hoosiers plead guilty to RIN, tax credit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for participating in a scheme that generated more than $60 million in fraudulent tax and RIN credits at Triton Energy LLC in Waterloo, Indiana. READ MORE

October 05, 2016

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission antibiofuels report skewed, flawed

BY Renewable Industries Canada The report, Course Correction - It's Time to Rethink Canadian Biofuels Policies, uses information that ignores independent biofuels cost benefit analyses and omits current government data and reports as the basis of its recommendations. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Biodiesel producer settles alleged major RFS violations

BY Ron KotrbaHear the 30 MMgy Iowa-based biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel's side of the story on its settlement with the government over some serious RFS and RIN violation allegations READ MORE

October 04, 2016

US EPA proposes numerous revisions to RFS regulations

BY Erin Voegele On Oct. 3, the U.S. EPA released its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, which aims to enhance the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and related fuel regulations to support the growth of renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Chemoil to retire more than $71M in RIN credits under settlement

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA and the Department of Justice allege that San Francisco-based Chemoil Corp. exported at least 48.5 million gallons of biodiesel from 2011 to 2013, but failed to retire the more than 72 million RINs that were generated for the exported fuel. READ MORE