Policy

October 22, 2014

CREW sues EPA for documents regarding 2014 RFS

BY Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

October 13, 2014

Advanced biofuel industry leaders discuss policy issues at NABCE

BY Anna Simet President of the Advanced Biofuels Association Michael McAdams, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board Joe Jobe, and the Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr discussed policy uncertainty at the National Advanced Biofuels Conference. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

10 percent biodiesel receives passing grade in Minn.

BY The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association With summer giving way to fall, Minnesota is celebrating a successful run with 10 percent biodiesel (B10) at the pumps. According to Steve Howell, president of Marc-IV consulting, said the stability of the product far exceeded the stability specs. READ MORE

October 03, 2014

Governors' Biofuels Coalition calls for amended RFS proposal

BY The Governors' Biofuels Coalition Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, chairman and vice chairman of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, have sent a letter urging the Obama Administration to amend the 2014 renewable fuels standard proposal. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

US biodiesel industry challenges EU trade barriers

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board on filed comments Sept. 30 with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. The bottom line is that a lot has changed in five years. READ MORE

September 30, 2014

ABO launches White House petition to encourage CO2 recycling

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a "We the People" petition to the White House and called for those who support common sense, market-driven, job-creating and emissions-reducing technologies to sign the petition. READ MORE

September 29, 2014

Increased 2014 biodiesel mandate is subject of API letter to EPA

BY Ron KotrbaAPI sent EPA a letter stating it has learned the agency is considering increasing the 2014 biomass-based diesel standard under RFS, and reminding EPA of the statutory lead time needed to do so. NBB says this is more of API playing politics with RFS. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

Honolulu city council adopts resolution for biodiesel initiative

BY Pacific Biodiesel Technologies On Sept. 10, the Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution requesting the development of a biodiesel initiative for the city's existing mass transit diesel vehicles. The city and county of Honolulu have a commendable track record with biodiesel. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Methes breaks biodiesel production record; gets QAP-B RIN status

BY Ron KotrbaMethes Energies International outpaced its own biodiesel production record in August, making 412,000 gallons at its Sombra, Ontario, facility, beating a previous monthly record of 308,000 gallons. The firm's RINs also recently attained QAP-B status. READ MORE