Biodiesel Board Hires New Regulatory Affairs Director

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has hired Kate Shenk as Director of Regulatory Affairs. NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen says Shenk comes to NBB from the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where she led a regulatory affairs committee and developed analyses and comments on regulatory policies. “Kate brings extensive knowledge of the regulatory policies that shape the biofuels industry’s growth,” said Rehagen. …

Biodiesel, NBB

National Biodiesel Foundation Elects New Board of Directors

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Foundation directors recently voted to elect Dave Walton, representing the Iowa Soybean Association, to the Board. The Board also elected officers with Jeff Lynn returning as president, Mark Caspers returning as Vice President, and Lindsay Fitzgerald returning as Treasurer and Secretary. In addition, the Board approved funding to continue several educational projects, including the New York Congressional Tour …

Biodiesel, Education, NBB

More Comments on House Fuels Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Many industry organizations provided feedback yesterday to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on the discussion draft “21st Century Transportation Fuels Act,” both in person and in writing. The legislation proposes an exchange of a national (95 RON) octane fuel requirement for repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian …

ACE, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, NFU

Congress Urged to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 industry stakeholders delivered a letter to Congressional leaders Monday, urging them to enact a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive before Congress adjourns for the year. In February 2018, Congress retroactively extended the tax incentive for 2017, leaving it expired for this year and beyond. The letter …

Biodiesel, NBB

EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, RFA, RFS

President Urged to Review Argentine Biodiesel Case

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybean, Trade

House Tax Package Includes Biodiesel Extension

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

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 …

Biodiesel, EPA, NBB, RFS