Policy

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66 industry associations ask Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Ron KotrbaA diverse group of 66 different trade associations representing industries as wide-ranging as realty, veterinary medicine, biofuels and railroads sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Nov. 11 asking them to act on a tax extenders package. READ MORE

November 12, 2019

New report demonstrates importance of biodiesel tax credit

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board released a new report Nov. 12, titled, “The Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit,” showing how the emerging biodiesel industry relies on the combined values of the tax credit and RIN credits to compete with diesel fuel. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Midwest senators submit comments on EPA’s RFS waiver proposal

BY The Office of Sen. Deb Fischer Seven U.S. senators submitted comments to the Federal Register regarding the EPA’s supplemental rule on RFS. In individual letters to Wheeler they expressed concerns about how the agency plans to calculate reallocation of gallons lost to SREs. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

40 House Democrats urge Pelosi, Neal to pass biodiesel tax credit

BY The Office of Rep. Abby Finkenauer U.S. Reps. Abby Finkenauer and Kendra Horn led a Democratic caucus letter to House leadership urging action on extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The lawmakers are asking for extensions of the biodiesel and other biofuel-related tax credits. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Coalition of 60 biofuel, ag groups asks Trump to uphold SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleA coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Biodiesel industry states its case at US EPA hearing in Ypsilanti

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel producers and association staff testified Oct. 30 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at the U.S. EPA’s public hearing on the supplemental proposal for meeting volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard issued by the agency Oct. 15. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

Oil refinery exemptions cause crisis for biodiesel industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board World Energy founder Gene Gebolys testified on behalf of the NBB at a hearing Oct. 29 on “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret Waivers” before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on environment and climate change. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

EPA posts call-in information for Oct. 30 hearing on SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for its Oct. 30 hearing on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking released Oct. 15 that seeks comments on how the agency should project the volume of SREs in future RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

Surely the Art of the Deal Includes Living Up to Commitments?

BY Donnell Rehagen National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen laments over U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler not honoring the promise President Trump made and the deal he struck between, on the one hand, big oil, and on the other, farmers and biofuel producers. READ MORE