Policy

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4 individuals from Florida sentenced for biodiesel RIN, tax fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice The defendants were all employees and officers of New Energy Fuels LLC, a business in Waller, Texas, that claimed to process animal fats and vegetable oils into biodiesel. The defendants subsequently relocated, operating a similar scheme in Ohio. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Poll: Voters want presidential candidates who support biodiesel

BY The Iowa Biodiesel Board An independent public opinion poll commissioned by the IBB shows 76 percent of Iowa voters support expanding the RFS to increase biodiesel use. A majority of voters also said a presidential candidate's view on the RFS is important to their vote. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

2 sentenced, another pleads guilty to biodiesel RIN fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice James Jariv was sentenced in a Las Vegas federal court to 10 years in prison Aug. 5 for his role in biodiesel RIN fraud. Nathan Stoliar of Australia was sentenced to two years in prison for his part. Alex Jariv also plead guilty in the scheme. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

NBB to EPA: 2017 biodiesel standard should be 2.7 billion gallons

BY The National Biodiesel Board On July 27 the National Biodiesel Board called on the U.S. EPA to strengthen its proposal for biodiesel volumes under RFS. In extensive comments submitted to the agency on the pending RFS rule, NBB cited compelling benefits of increased production. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Senate committee passes 2-year biodiesel tax credit extension

BY Ron Kotrba and Erin Voegele The Senate Finance Committee passed a tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. The committee also accepted an amendment that changes the incentive from a blenders credit to a production credit. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Bipartisan group of 36 US senators calls for biodiesel growth

BY The National Biodiesel Board Thirty-six U.S. senators from across the United States urged the Obama administration July 20 to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending RFS proposal from the EPA. A letter was signed by senators on both sides of the aisle from 24 states. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council adopts ILUC biofuel rules

BY Erin Voegele The Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the European Union has officially adopted the new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The directive was accepted by the European Parliament in late April. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

Germany's obligation to reduce GHGs drives competition

BY UFOP With biofuels possessing an average GHG reduction of 60 percent compared to fossil fuels, the competition for the highest GHG efficiency is starting, confirmed the first quarterly report by the German Federal Office for Food and Agriculture. READ MORE

July 01, 2015

The US should take a page out of Australia's book

BY Ron KotrbaAustralia's long-term approach to phasing in biodiesel excise tax should teach the U.S. government a thing or two about the imperativeness of policy certainty for biodiesel growth READ MORE