Policy

July 14, 2019

Inside NBB: Ad Campaign Turns up the Volume on Biodiesel Impact

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board’s annual advertising campaign hit the airwaves in May with biodiesel education aimed to influence key decisionmakers on the many benefits of biodiesel. READ MORE

July 13, 2019

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Leaders Gather in DC to Amplify Industry Voice

BY The National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel advocates met this summer in Washington, D.C., as the National Biodiesel Board hosted its annual summer membership meeting June 10-12. This year’s meeting focused on integral association business and critical federal policy initiatives. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

Opinion: Making Connections in Biodiesel

BY Donnell Rehagen Trade shows and conferences are in full swing, with industry professionals pouring in to talk about what the future has in store. With all the talk being about carbon reduction and cleaner emissions, the future means biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

US EPA proposes stalling 2021 biodiesel RVO at 2020 level

BY Erin Voegele and Ron Kotrba EPA proposes to set the 2020 RVO at 20.04 billion gallons, including 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel set last year. The agency proposes to keep the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel at 2020 levels, effectively stalling industry growth. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

Senators aim to limit USDA influence over SRE decisions

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral U.S. senators representing oil producing and refining states are trying to limit Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s influence over the U.S. EPA’s process of evaluating small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

SRE impacts on biodiesel demand can’t be made up through E15 rule

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB sent a letter to EPA taking issue with Administrator Wheeler’s recent comment that the approval of year-round E15 sales will make up for the economic damage to the biodiesel industry caused by EPA’s voluminous small refinery exemptions to RFS. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

US EPA opens Section 610 review of Renewable Fuel Standard

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA published a notice June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which requires agencies to review rules that have significant impacts on small entities. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

US EPA updates SRE data, 38 applications now pending for 2018

BY Erin VoegeleAnother small refinery exemption application for the RFS’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated data posted to the U.S. EPA website June 24. Of the 40 filed, 38 are pending and two have been withdrawn. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

Concerns rise as low palm oil prices may increase use for biofuel

BY UFOP UFOP fears that use of palm oil will increase because prices have tumbled to a very low level since January 2017, temporarily even falling below diesel fuel prices. The main reason is the continuing rise in global supplies of vegetable oils. READ MORE