Policy

February 24, 2015

Iowa road funding bill passes with reduced tax rate for B11

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and higher biodiesel blends in the road funding legislation passed Feb. 24. This provision is expected to boost the availability and sales of cleaner-burning biodiesel. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Biodiesel's role in meeting AB 32 goals presented at Calif. event

BY The California Biodiesel Alliance The fourth annual California Biodiesel Conference, produced by the California Biodiesel Alliance, was held in Sacramento on Feb. 4 and featured key California regulatory, legislative, and environmental leaders and biodiesel industry professionals. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

California GHG reporting obligations extend to biodiesel

BY Graham Noyes As a result of California's Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions program (MRR), biofuel producers, position holders and companies that import biodiesel into California are subject to reporting obligations based on specified thresholds. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

USDA holds media call on $280 million REAP funding opportunity

BY Erin Voegele USDA hosted a media call announcing that more than $280 million is being made available to eligible applicants through the Rural Energy for America Program. REAP helps ag producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption. READ MORE

February 09, 2015

Bipartisan group of 32 senators calls for strong biodiesel RFS

BY The National Biodiesel Board Highlighting biodiesel's track record as the only EPA-designated advanced biofuel under the renewable fuel standard to reach commercial-scale production nationwide, the senators called on the Obama administration to get the program back on track. READ MORE

February 06, 2015

Indonesia ups biodiesel subsidy from 45 cents per gallon to $1.19

BY Ron KotrbaThe Indonesian House of Representatives has approved an increase in the nation's biodiesel sales subsidy from Rp 1,500 per liter to Rp 4,000 per liter (44.7 cents per gallon to $1.19 per gallon), down 30 cents from the energy ministry's proposal. READ MORE

January 28, 2015

EPA decision on Argentine biodiesel imports riles US industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the RFS. The decision allows Argentinian biodiesel producers to use a survey plan for certifying feedstock. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

EU legislators called on to recognize advantages of biodiesel

BY The European Biodiesel Board On the occasion of a high-level policy conference in Brussels organized by the biodiesel supply chain, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding the readiness of the ILUC science. READ MORE

January 26, 2015

Biodiesel advocates to fight for renewable fuels policy in DC

BY The National Biodiesel Board At the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, renewable fuels supporters cheered as federal policy experts, including Byron Dorgan, Kenny Hulshof and Matt Blunt, urged advocates to write their own script for success. READ MORE