Biodiesel News

  • National biodiesel board applauds new biodiesel tax credit bill

    Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the blender’s credit for biodiesel to a $1-per-gallon production credit for fuels produced in the United States for three years. The bill provides an additional 10-cent-per-gallon credit for small U.S. biodiesel producers. “Well-crafted and efficient tax ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NBB Argues for Higher Advanced-Biofuel Volumes Before the D.C. Court of Appeals

    Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014-16. The NBB challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) interpretation and use of its waiver authority under the RFS statute.  “Today’s case provides a strong opportunity to defend higher ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • U.S. biodiesel industry testifies to ITC on illegal trading at hearing

    Today the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it is formally initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. This decision follows a petition that was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which is made up of the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • 2016 Biodiesel Market Skunks previous records

    US consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by almost 40 percent. Also for the first time ever, the monthly market topped 300 million gallons, with December’s numbers coming in at 362 million gallons. “We are proud to be delivering record gallons of American made biodiesel, but that success is ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Biodiesel Backers aim to build upon the successes of 2016 to fuel the future of 2017 and beyond

    The closing session of the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo provided an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year while also taking a peek at how America’s Advanced Biofuel will fuel the country’s future in 2017 and beyond. “There were a number of milestones reached in 2016 that will have a significant and very positive impact on the biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Biodiesel industry honors year of achievements, industry growth

    The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions who have had a major impact on the use of biodiesel. Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet vehicle influencers, and lifetime biodiesel advocates were all honored this week during the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo. “The biodiesel ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Major accomplishments are Fueling Biodiesel’s future at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

    From the streets of New York City to the surf of the California Coast, big things are happening to fuel biodiesel’s future. So it’s no surprise enthusiasts of America’s Advanced Biofuel are excited to converge this week in San Diego at the industry’s largest gathering of producers, distributors and fans. San Diego residents are invited to join the action free-of-charge ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows

    As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Price Outlook. The Consumer Price Index for grocery store items is 2.3 percent lower than the last year, all while biodiesel production is higher than ever. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of new standards to support American jobs and energy security. The group applauds the administration for working to reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The real winners with this announcement are American consumers who will now have access to even more ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • National Biodiesel Board Members Elect Governing Board

    National Biodiesel Board members selected their trade association leadership this week, electing six returning governing board members and one new member to serve in leadership roles. “The biodiesel industry is fortunate to have a strong team of leaders from all sectors of the industry," said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “The membership is united, optimistic, and will continue ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Fueling Our Future: 2017 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo Ready to Roll in San Diego

    How will biodiesel fit into the future of our nation’s energy landscape with a new Administration in place, new data affirming biodiesel’s carbon benefits, and groundbreaking policies like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard in place? The New Year marks the perfect time and San Diego makes the ideal place to explore these topics and more during the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NBB Sends Letter to Congress Urging Action on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

    The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires on December 31st. The letter was sent on behalf of U.S. biodiesel producers nationwide. “We strongly urge you to extend the biodiesel tax credit and take this opportunity to make a simple, common-sense reform by focusing the credit on U.S. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NYC Passes Legislation Increasing Allowed Biodiesel In Heating Oil Blend

    On September 28, 2016, the City of New York passed a bill, 47 to three, increasing the amount of biodiesel in the city’s heating oil. Heating oil in New York City currently contains two percent biodiesel, which will increase to five percent on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biodiesel Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple’s Carbon Emissions

    The City of New York has taken another significant step in reducing the region’s carbon footprint by passing legislation today that incrementally displaces 20 percent of the heating oil sold within the city with cleaner-burning, sustainable, biodiesel. “New York City is once again setting an example for the rest of the Northeast to follow by ensuring consumers are provided with the ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • DOE Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuels Workshop, New LUC Emissions Research Discussed

    On September 14-15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a two-day workshop with lead experts on aviation biofuels exploring opportunities to increase competitiveness of alternative jet fuels. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop was organized in four parallel breakout ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New data reaffirms carbon benefits of biodiesel

    Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. This was a key theme of an alternative fuels workshop hosted today by the U.S. Department of Energy in Macon, Georgia. The workshop examined the sustainability of feedstocks like soybean oil, which can be used to make biodiesel or alternative jet fuel. Wally Tyner, a professor of ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Duonix Beatrice Begins Commercial-Scale Biodiesel Production Using Innovative ENSEL Technology

    On September 13, 2016, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) member Flint Hills Resources, along with Benefuel® Inc., announced the startup of the Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant, and the first successful commercial-scale application of Benefuel's innovative ENSEL technology. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Gov Brown Extends CA Climate Goals

    “California continues to demonstrate its leadership on climate issues with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 32 today. The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are leading credit generators under the low carbon fuel standard and we expect their presence to continue growing with the expansion of this landmark ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • Forty Senators Call for Higher Biodiesel Targets in RFS

    Forty U.S. senators from across the country Thursday called on the EPA to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal. The senators emphasized that biodiesel and renewable diesel are leading the way in delivering Advanced Biofuels under the RFS and said the EPA should do more to encourage their growth. ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

  • NBB Releases Statement on Senate Biodiesel Tax Legislation

    The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced new legislation with 12 additional cosponsors to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform it as a domestic production credit: “Biodiesel and renewable ...


    By National Biodiesel Board

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