NBB Discusses 2021 Policy Priorities for Biodiesel Industry

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National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen and Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik hosted a videoconference briefing with reporters to discuss the industry’s policy priorities for the coming year. Moderating is Paul Winters, Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications, NBB. The U.S. market for biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and bioheat® grew to 3 billion gallons …

2021 Virtual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

The 2021 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo is being held in a virtual format January 18-21 with a full agenda on-line to allow participation from anywhere. The theme of this year’s conference is “Rise” and the conference grand opening on Tuesday will focus on the Dawn of a New Era for Low-Carbon Fuels, with National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell …

2020 NAFB Virtual Convention

Every year, the NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. The NAFB Convention is great opportunity to connect with industry peers, brush up on professional skills, and learn more about opportunities and challenges impacting the U.S. farmer and rancher. For more information on the 2020 NAFB Virtual Convention, connect with the …

National Biodiesel Conference “Vision 2020”

The National Biodiesel Board unveils its “Vision 2020” for the industry during the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Tampa, Florida on January 20-23. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Full multi-media coverage of the conference can be found for the 15th year on …

Biofuels Industry Testifies on Harm Done by RFS Waivers

Biofuels industry representatives testified during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing Tuesday on how the increase in small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard has hurt ethanol and biodiesel producers and farmers. Opening testimony: Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) – (5:00) Kelly Nieuwenhuis, Iowa farmer and Siouxland Energy Cooperative president, on behalf of Growth Energy (4:50) World Energy …

Biofuels Groups Disappointed With EPA Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes Tuesday, following up on the administration plan announced October 4. Biofuel groups expressed disappointment in the proposal, which they say is different than what was presented to them. “If the Oct. 4 announcement from EPA was a big step forward, today’s supplemental proposal is a step backward,” said …

Biofuels Industry Reacts to Administration Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a plan Friday to promote biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard in an effort to make up for small refinery exemptions (SRE)that have caused many renewable fuel plants to halt production. Under the plan, EPA will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020 and will …

Biodiesel Industry Spotlights Waiver Pain

The biodiesel industry wants the administration to understand that they are hurting as much or more than ethanol producers as a result of EPA’s small refinery exemptions (SRE). National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen and Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik hosted a conference call with reporters Thursday to discuss the impact of small refinery exemptions on biodiesel …

Biofuels Groups Testify at EPA RFS Hearing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard concerns from many biofuels industry stakeholders during a public hearing Wednesday in Ypsilanti, Michigan on the proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Much of the comments from both sides of the issues centered on whether or not EPA …

Lawmakers Rally for Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) hosted a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday featuring a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers including Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). Grassley introduced The Tax Extender and …

2019 National Biodiesel Conference

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo returned to San Diego for a record fifth visit in the Golden State January 21-24. The conference includes a diesel vehicle ride-and-drive opportunity and dozens of demonstrations and presentations on the latest in public policy under the Trump Administration and a new Congress; the environmental and commercial benefits of biodiesel use; and more …

EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

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 …

House Subcommittee Hearing on Advanced Biofuels

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment held its fourth hearing this year aimed at addressing issues related to fuels and vehicles, this time focusing on advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Listen to opening comments from subcommittee chairman Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) and statements from these four witnesses.

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Listen to Hubbard’s opening statement here: Listen to part of Meyer’s opening statement: Listen to Michael McAdams …

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2018 National Biodiesel Conference

The National Biodiesel Conference & Expo held at the Fort Worth Convention Center January 22-24. The event included a vehicle showcase and ride-and-drive opportunity alongside demonstrations and presentations on the latest in the industry. This conference also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the National Biodiesel Board. This virtual ag newsroom, courtesy of NBB, includes links to photos and audio content …