September 29, 2015

Another sentencing in Las Vegas for int'l biodiesel fraud scheme

BY U.S. Department of Justice Alex Jariv was sentenced Sept. 25 in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in illegal schemes to generate and sell fake biodiesel credits. He is the third to be sentenced in this RIN fraud scheme. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

BY Ron KotrbaThe EPA issued Volkswagen a notice of violation Sept. 18 alleging that 2009-'15 four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesels include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for NOx. VW admitted the wrongdoing and apologized to its customers. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

EU extends duties on US biodiesel as US imports surge

BY Ron KotrbaAfter a year-long investigation, the EU has extended duties on U.S. biodiesel, a move that the U.S. biodiesel trade association says is unfair. The decision comes at a time when U.S. biodiesel imports more than doubled from May to June. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

BY Ron KotrbaAccording to University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin, a precipitous drop in biodiesel RIN prices, which outpaces the blend margin decline by more than two-fold, suggests that traders are banking on reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

4 individuals from Florida sentenced for biodiesel RIN, tax fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The defendants were all employees and officers of New Energy Fuels LLC, a business in Waller, Texas, that claimed to process animal fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel. The defendants subsequently relocated, operating a similar scheme in Ohio. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Poll: Voters want presidential candidates who support biodiesel

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board An independent public opinion poll commissioned by the IBB shows 76 percent of Iowa voters support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel use. A majority of voters also said a presidential candidate's view on the RFS is important to their vote. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

2 sentenced, another pleads guilty to biodiesel RIN fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice James Jariv was sentenced in a Las Vegas federal court to 10 years in prison Aug. 5 for his role in biodiesel RIN fraud. Nathan Stoliar of Australia was sentenced to two years in prison for his part. Alex Jariv also plead guilty in the scheme. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

NBB to EPA: 2017 biodiesel standard should be 2.7 billion gallons

BY The National Biodiesel Board On July 27 the National Biodiesel Board called on the U.S. EPA to strengthen its proposal for biodiesel volumes under RFS. In extensive comments submitted to the agency on the pending RFS rule, NBB cited compelling benefits of increased production. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Senate committee passes 2-year biodiesel tax credit extension

BY Ron Kotrba and Erin Voegele The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The committee also accepted an amendment that changes the incentive from a blenders credit to a production credit. READ MORE