Policy

October 11, 2019

Opinion: Feeling the Effects

BY Ron KotrbaIn his editor’s note from the Fall 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba discusses the tough market and policy conditions that materialized this past summer, how it is impacting biodiesel producers, and the resiliency of this industry. READ MORE

October 11, 2019

Quebec’s draft biofuel regulations ‘disappointing’ for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaWhile the minister of energy and natural resources is confident the “ambitious” targets will result in growth and investment in Quebec, a 2 percent biodiesel standard represents zero increase beyond the federal requirement in place for 10 years. READ MORE

October 10, 2019

Inside NBB: National Biodiesel Board Premieres on Rural America Live

BY The National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel was the featured topic of an hour-long segment on RFD-TV’s flagship series Rural America Live in August. Steve Howell, NBB senior technical advisor, and Greg Anderson, an NBB governing board member and farmer leader, were guests. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

Industry veterans introduce comprehensive market, policy analysis

BY Rock House Advisors and Playmaker Strategies Over the past three years Playmaker Strategies, based in Washington, D.C., and Rock House Advisors of Jefferson City, Missouri, have teamed up to write and produce “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Policy, Regulatory and Market Perspectives.” READ MORE

October 09, 2019

National voter poll shows strong support for RFS, biodiesel use

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of a national poll of registered voters to measure awareness of and attitudes toward biodiesel and federal policies. The results show a candidate’s support for biodiesel can influence votes. READ MORE

October 09, 2019

In Depth: Industry Know-How

BY Ron KotrbaFrom a company whose software facilitates small feedstock generators landing big contracts to a comprehensive report on biomass-based diesel, and a tax specialist with new solutions, the industry knowledge in this spotlight edition runs deep. READ MORE

October 07, 2019

Inside NBB: Congress Leaves Biodiesel Producers Waiting for Tax Incentive

BY The National Biodiesel Board With such strong bipartisan support for the policy, it’s difficult to understand why Congress has allowed the biodiesel tax incentive to remain lapsed for so long. The National Biodiesel Board is emphasizing that rapid renewal is necessary. READ MORE

October 04, 2019

US EPA will account for projected SREs in future RFS program

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA held a press briefing Oct. 4 to reveal the newly negotiated Trump deal to assuage the biofuel industries after the agency in August granted dozens of new small refinery exemptions under the RFS, leading to significant demand destruction. READ MORE

October 02, 2019

Opinion: Biodiesel Producers Want Fairness

BY Donnell Rehagen From the Fall 2019 print edition of Biodiesel Magazine, National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen provides his perspective on small refinery exemptions and what they are doing to U.S. biodiesel producers. READ MORE