Policy

November 16, 2017

US biodiesel leadership sends RFS letter to President Trump

BY Ron KotrbaExecutive leaders of the National Biodiesel Board have sent a letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump on the 2018-'19 final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which the White House Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

EU vote shows Parliament strongly divided on crop-based biofuels

BY The EU Biofuels Chain The EU Parliament Transport Committee decision to reject MEP Bas Eickhout's opinion, and not to endorse the hardline Environment Committee position on biofuels, is yet another sign of the divisions over where EU biofuel policy should be heading. READ MORE

November 08, 2017

US biodiesel coalition to testify at ITC imports hearing Nov. 9

BY The National Biodiesel Board The U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing Nov. 9 concerning biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Members of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition will testify, as well as two U.S. senators. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Germany consumed more UCO biodiesel last year than RME

BY Ron KotrbaGermany's Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) has published an evaluation and progress report for 2016 in which it shows that, for the first time, consumption of biodiesel from used cooking oil (UCO) exceeded that of rapeseed biodiesel (RME). READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Canada's 2017 Renewable Industries Forum deemed a success

BY Ron KotrbaThe 2017 Renewable Industries Forum took place in Ottawa in October. The 14th annual event brought more than 100 experts from government, industry and academia together to address Canada's priorities in climate change mitigation and adaptation. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Final 2018-'19 RFS rule sent to White House OMB for review

BY Erin Voegele The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. EPA's final rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations, along with the 2019 volume for biomass-based diesel. The move marks a final step before public issuance. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

NBB on US negotiations with Argentina: Market distortion must end

BY The National Biodiesel Board Ahead of a meeting Nov. 1 between the U.S. and Argentine governments on biodiesel imports, the National Biodiesel Board's CEO Donnell Rehagen said unless Argentina puts an end to its harmful differential export taxes, there is nothing to negotiate. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

EU parliament committee denies prospects for domestic biofuels

BY UFOP The recent EU committee vote concerning reforms in biofuel policy from 2020-'30 would completely phase out RME by 2030. UFOP now places high expectations on the industrial committee, which is responsible for the RED II biofuel policy reforms. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Inside NBB: National Education Campaign Supports Critical Policy Efforts

BY The National Biodiesel Board NBB continues to spearhead the only comprehensive national education campaign designed to promote biodiesel. The effort reaches audiences from national opinion leaders to local fleet managers, but a main component focuses on D.C. thought leaders. READ MORE