EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the finalized rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. The key elements of the final rule include maintaining the “conventional” renewable fuel volumes, primarily met by corn ethanol, at the current 15-billion gallon level set by Congress for 2019; increasing …

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President Urged to Review Argentine Biodiesel Case

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As President Trump headed to Argentina this week for the G20 Summit, three biodiesel stakeholder trade groups wrote him to express concern about the U.S. Commerce Department “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce “undertake a …

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House Tax Package Includes Biodiesel Extension

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) has released a tax and oversight package that would extend several expired tax credits, including the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the proposal for a multi-year extension the incentive would keep the credit at its current rate of $1.00 per gallon for 2018 …

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Biodiesel Industry Elects New Board Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Board members have elected their trade association leadership for the coming year, reflecting the wide range of member companies in the biodiesel industry from feedstock operations to producers. NBB members voted to fill eight board member spots for two-year terms: Troy Alberts, Ag Environmental Products Rob Shaffer, American Soybean Association Jeff Lynn, Illinois Soybean Association Tim Keaveney, Lake …

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Biodiesel Board Meets Farm Broadcasters

Cindy Zimmerman

Once again, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) attended the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Trade Talk in Kansas City to do interviews with agricultural reporters around the country on a variety of topics. Meeting the media were NBB Communications Director Kaleb Little, Nebraska Soybean Market Development Coordinator Cale Buhr, NBB Director of Outreach and Development Tom Verry, and NBB …

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NBB Urges EPA to End Demand Destruction for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to “fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules and end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” In a letter sent to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, NBB requests that EPA set the RFS biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020 at 2.8 billion gallons, consistent with …

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College Scientist Scholarships Offered for Biodiesel Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

University-level science majors interested in learning about the biodiesel industry can apply for a travel scholarship to attend the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 21 – 24 in San Diego. The application process is open to members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel for travel scholarships and some students will be selected to present on their research or …

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Baseball Teams Hit Home Run with Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Sports fans nationwide celebrated sustainable practices over the weekend on October 6 – Green Sports Day. The annual event recognizes the efforts that athletes, supporters, and organizations make to reduce their environmental footprint and baseball fans are already seeing a difference with cleaner air thanks to biodiesel. The Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and the San Diego Padres are among …

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Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension Gets Bipartisan Support

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. David Young (R-IA) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) led a bipartisan group of more than 40 other members of Congress from California to Connecticut who voiced their strong support for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive in a letter to House leadership last week. The letter notes that the biodiesel tax incentive was retroactively renewed for 2017 …

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Biodiesel and Soybean Producers Ask Trump for Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump this week asking that he “provide additional help to the nation’s farmers and rural communities by supporting policies that expand production and use of biodiesel.” In the letter, NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and ASA CEO Ryan Findlay state, “Biodiesel adds value to …

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