Policy

December 17, 2014

Bitter-sweet holiday gift for biodiesel industry

BY Ron KotrbaThe reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit for 2014 is a welcomed gift but one that leaves much to be desired READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Senate passes tax extenders; biodiesel credit to be reinstated

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. Senate passed the tax extenders package that the House passed earlier this month, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. The BTC will be stated retroactively back to Jan. 1, and is good only through Dec. 31 of this year. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Weaver launches fuel regulations Compliance Navigator app

BY Weaver The app's features include a searchable index of the EPA's Code of Federal Regulations (Title 40, Part 80), one of the most visited set of regulations by fuels industry professionals. The app allows users to search the full text of the regulations. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

The White House climate change paradox

BY Ron KotrbaThe White House recognized climate change champions, one for its use of biodiesel, yet the administration has created a situation with RFS uncertainty that is stifling biodiesel producers from maximizing their ability to help combat climate change READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House votes to extend biodiesel tax credit through 2014

BY Ron KotrbaIn a vote of 378 to 46, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package (HR 5771) Dec. 3 that would reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive retroactive to its expiration on Jan. 1, 2014, through the end of this year. READ MORE

December 02, 2014

UFOP: Conservation through legally binding conventions, not ILUC

BY UFOP Germany-based Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) demands the continuation of a sustainable European biofuel policy after 2020 that involves statutory measures for habitat conservation instead of questionable ILUC factors. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

EPA decision to not finalize RFS volumes 'sorely' disappoints

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA announced Nov. 21 that the agency will not be finalizing the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes before the end of the year, disappointing both the biofuel and petroleum industries. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Iowa advanced biofuel producers urge passage of extenders package

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The IRFA reported Nov. 19 that nine of Iowa's advanced biofuel producers sent a letter to the entire Iowa Congressional Delegation encouraging the swift passage of a tax extenders package, which includes the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biodiesel production, activity impressive despite uncertainty

BY Ron KotrbaPolicy uncertainty has adversely impacted the U.S. biodiesel industry, but media reports would have you believe the sector is teetering on collapse. The facts show otherwise. READ MORE