November 17, 2015

Biodiesel leaders press Congress on reformed tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will press lawmakers on Capitol Hill Nov. 17 to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive as a domestic production credit in line with a proposal passed unanimously by the Senate Finance Committee. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Indonesian fire finger-pointing

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's UFOP says while EU's biofuel policy is falsely being pointed at as a driver of Indonesia's fires, continued EU and Indonesian inaction are really to blame since RED requirements and increased sustainability measures preclude such activity READ MORE

October 30, 2015

National survey results: large majority of voters support RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board A national survey shows that biodiesel is an increasingly popular alternative fuel and that support for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is on the rise. With just one month until EPA releases its final rule, 80 percent of voters support an RFS. READ MORE

October 29, 2015

NBB to Congress: Stop subsidizing foreign biodiesel production

BY Ron KotrbaAs the battle over the biodiesel tax credit structure heats up, the National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee Oct. 28 urging reinstatement and conversion of the incentive from a blender to a producer credit. READ MORE

October 28, 2015

Iowa biodiesel producers urge Congress to swiftly pass tax credit

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s biodiesel producers sent a letter Oct. 28 to all members of the Iowa Congressional delegation urging them to help level the energy playing field by pushing for swift passage of a multiyear biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

October 28, 2015

Clean Cities honors NBB's Anne Steckel with Initiative Award

BY The National Biodiesel Board At its annual award luncheon Oct. 28, the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition honored National Biodiesel Board Vice President Anne Steckel with its Initiative of the Year Award for her work promoting biodiesel locally and nationally. READ MORE

October 27, 2015

Trade groups debate fate of RFS at Nat'l Advanced Biofuels event

BY Anna Simet Agreeing to respectfully disagree was one of very few assenting points reached by association heads representing the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuel groups during a candid debate about RFS, policy amendments and the best course of action. READ MORE

October 22, 2015

Trade groups at odds over US biodiesel tax credit structure

BY Ron KotrbaCongress is expected to take up the tax extenders package soon. While the NBB strongly supports restructuring the biodiesel blender credit to a producer incentive, the ABFA and the petroleum groups it has aligned with solidly oppose the move. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

India exempts biodiesel input materials from central excise tax

BY Ron KotrbaThe Indian government issued a notice Oct. 19 stating it is exempting goods used for production of biodiesel from central excise tax. The specific biodiesel inputs that are now exempt are RBD palm stearin, methanol and sodium methoxide. READ MORE