Members of Congress Oppose Heavy Duty EV Mandate

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 150 members of both houses of Congress joined Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Michael Regan demanding that the Biden administration end its de facto EV mandate on trucks, tractors, buses, and semis. “The Biden administration’s mandate that impacts all trucks, tractors, buses, and semis would strain …

Biodiesel, EPA

USDA Seeks Climate Smart Biofuel Feedstocks Data

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking information on procedures for quantifying, reporting, and verifying the effect of climate-smart farming practices on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with U.S.-grown biofuel feedstock crops with the goal to qualify for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the request during the Clean Fuels Alliance America June …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biojet fuel, Carbon

ASTM International Honors Steve Howell

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is proud to announce that long-time industry technical expert Steve Howell, MARC-IV (M4) Consulting, was honored with the prestigious Eagle Award at the semi-annual ASTM International D02 Committee meetings in Austin, Texas this week. The Eagle Award honors sustained multiple and significant contributions to the standardization process in ASTM D02 Committee and subcommittees. Howell has spearheaded …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance

Clean Fuels Sues EPA Over Heavy-Duty Truck Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is the latest group to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over emissions standards. Clean Fuels asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s final Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles-Phase 3. In the final rule, EPA evaluated a range of potential alternative fuel and …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA

Renewable Diesel Growth Impacts Feedstock Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) reports that tremendous growth in demand for renewable diesel over the past few years is resulting in significant impacts to global feedstock trade. Renewable diesel, like biodiesel, is produced from the same renewable feedstocks such as vegetable oils, animal fats, or used cooking oil (UCO). The difference is that renewable diesel is produced using a …

Biodiesel, biofuels, renewable diesel, USDA

ISO Updated Marine Fuel Specs Include Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Standards Organization (ISO) recently updated its specifications for fuel use in marine applications, including biodiesel blends up to B100, ensuring their suitability and safety for use in nearly every distillate and residual fuel grade. According to Clean Fuels Alliance America, this marks a significant step forward in promoting sustainable fuel options within the maritime industry. By adopting the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Boats, Clean Fuels Alliance

45Z Clean Fuel Production Credit Guidance Issued

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance Friday for the 45Z Clean Fuel Production Credit under the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance divides transportation fuel into two broad categories – sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and non-SAF transportation fuel and notes that a taxpayer must have a signed registration letter from the IRS “dated on or before …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, SAF

Iowa Renewable Fuels Issues Forum Scheduled

Cindy Zimmerman

Candidates for the Republican nomination for Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District will address key issues for the state at the Rural and Renewable Fuels Issue Forum to be held May 30 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee. Candidates U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra and Kevin Virgil have both confirmed their attendance at the event sponsored by the Agribusiness Association …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics

Groups Urge Treasury to Finalize Clean Fuels Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

Over two dozen organizations representing all segments of the renewable fuels industry sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen this week urging her to finalize and publish guidance for the §45Z Clean Fuels Production Credit as soon as possible. The credit, which was created in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, is designed to incentivize domestic production of low-carbon fuels …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Clean Fuels Makes Governing Board Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America announced recent changes within its Governing Board. Courtney Lawrenson, Vice President – Oils and Energy at AGP, has been appointed by the board to serve as Second Vice-Chair succeeding Gary Louis who recently retired from his role with Seaboard Energy as as President and CEO. Peter Ostenfeld-Rosenthal, incoming President and CEO at Seaboard Energy, joins the …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance