Policy

September 19, 2017

UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms

BY NNFCC Ltd. Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.'s Department for Transport said it intends to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market

BY FOP, UFOP French and German oilseed farmer organizations say the European Commission cannot propose a reduction of EU biofuel production from biomass driven by environmental issues while widely opening its markets to imported biodiesel and GMO protein meal. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

New York governor signs bill requiring biodiesel in heating oil

BY The National Biodiesel Board Legislation signed Sept. 13 by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo requires Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties to follow New York City's lead by blending at least 5 percent biodiesel (B5) into all home heating oil sold by July 1, 2018. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EU-28 biodiesel imports likely to increase significantly

BY UFOP Following the recent EU decision to substantially lower import duties on Argentinian biodiesel, spurred by a World Trade Organization ruling last year, imports into the EU-28 are likely to rise sharply, producing considerable shifts in the market. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

EU vote to lower Argentine biodiesel duties prompts add'l action

BY Ron KotrbaAccording to information provided by the European Biodiesel Board, only six countries voted in favor of the proposal, while 10 voted against it and 12 abstained. EU ag and biodiesel groups are joining forces on antisubsidy measures against Argentina. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

IRFA to EPA: Follow the law to improve final RFS rule

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association submitted comments Aug. 31 on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2018 and 2019, arguing the proposed rule falls short of Congressional intent to provide market access for renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Nat'l Biodiesel Board says RFS proposal thwarts Congress' intent

BY The National Biodiesel Board On the final day to submit comments on the RFS proposal, the NBB formally called for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. The U.S. biodiesel industry welcomes the opportunity to outperform any goal placed in front of it. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

Purdue study shows biodiesel benefits undervalued for years

BY The National Biodiesel Board A new paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel's benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10 percent. READ MORE

August 22, 2017

Largest US biodiesel producer responds to trade ruling

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The U.S Department of Commerce announced its preliminary decision Aug. 22 to impose countervailing duties on biodiesel imported into the U.S. from Argentina and Indonesia. REG's CEO said this is a victory for American manufacturing and job creation. READ MORE