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San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste

BY Ron KotrbaNeste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject ‘gap’ SRE petitions

BY The National Biodiesel Board The letter, sent to Trump July 2, expresses concern that the “gap” petitions undermine a U.S. Court of Appeals decision, Congress’ intent for the Renewable Fuel Standard, and EPA’s legal obligation to consider exemptions in a timely manner. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

US DOE funds 7 ‘performance-advantaged’ biofuel projects

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 2 the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

Inside NBB: Biodiesel Leaders Gather for 1st Virtual Membership Meeting

BY The National Biodiesel Board Meeting with elected leaders is one of the key reasons the National Biodiesel Board meets with its membership each year. NBB organized more than 80 virtual teleconference Hill visits in June for members to meet with their representatives in Congress. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Approving gap SREs would deal ‘devastating blow’ to soy farmers

BY The American Soybean Association The American Soybean Association this week urged the U.S. EPA to immediately reject the pending retroactive small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions listed on the agency website and stand with U.S. soybean growers in support of the RFS. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

June 29, 2020

Ernst blocks nomination of deputy EPA administrator over SREs

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced she will block the nomination of Doug Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA until the agency discloses exactly how it plans to deal with gap year SRE petitions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Senators urge EPA to reject 52 ‘gap year’ SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleSenators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging him to reject the 52 gap year SRE petitions recently filed by oil companies. If approved, this would allow refineries with lapsed SREs to establish a continuous chain of exemptions. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

US EPA discloses flood of 52 gap SRE petitions from 2011-’18

BY The National Biodiesel Board The NBB called on U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to immediately reject the flood of 52 small refinery exemption petitions for compliance years preceding 2019, which would relieve oil companies from RFS obligations, disclosed by EPA June 18. READ MORE