Tag: NBB

EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

EPA finalizes rule to allow year-round E15

June 2, 2019 |

              This summer, driving with E15 will now be possible thanks to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to allow year-round E15 via a waiver of the Reid Vapor Pressure rules that have limited E15 to only 8 months of the year. Like Olaf, we sometimes closed our […]

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NBB trucks out the photos of biodiesel workers impacted by policy uncertainty to tug on The Hill’s heartstrings

NBB trucks out the photos of biodiesel workers impacted by policy uncertainty to tug on The Hill’s heartstrings

April 29, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and several of its member companies released photos of industry workers who are impacted by the uncertainty over the future of the biodiesel tax incentive. Kurt Kovarik, Vice President of Federal Affairs with the National Biodiesel Board, stated, “Because the biodiesel tax incentive has been expired for sixteen months, […]

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NBB brings together 73 stakeholders asking House to pass biodiesel tax incentives

NBB brings together 73 stakeholders asking House to pass biodiesel tax incentives

March 26, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), its member companies, and stakeholder organizations delivered a letter to House leaders, urging them to make a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive an urgent priority. In February 2018, Congress retroactively extended the tax incentive for 2017, leaving it expired for 2018 and beyond. […]

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Group of 14 bipartisan Senators ask Department of Commerce to look closer at Argentine biodiesel

Group of 14 bipartisan Senators ask Department of Commerce to look closer at Argentine biodiesel

February 27, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked a bipartisan group of 14 Senators – led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) – for writing to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross regarding his agency’s recently launched “changed circumstances” review of U.S. duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. In the letter, the Senators […]

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Biodiesel companies urge Congress to extend biodiesel and renewable diesel tax breaks

Biodiesel companies urge Congress to extend biodiesel and renewable diesel tax breaks

December 11, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member companies and affiliated organizations delivered a letter to House and Senate leaders, 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 […]

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National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition tells Commerce how to look at Argentine biodiesel imports

National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition tells Commerce how to look at Argentine biodiesel imports

December 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition submitted comments for the record on how the U.S. Department of Commerce should conduct recently initiated changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) of U.S. duties on Argentine biodiesel imports. Commerce imposed countervailing duty (CVD) and antidumping (AD) duty orders in January and April 2018, following investigations that found […]

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Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

Trade Associations Ask Trump to Ensure Rigorous Review of Argentine Biodiesel Import Duties

December 2, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., three trade groups wrote President Donald Trump to express concern that the U.S. Department of Commerce has initiated “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 rigorous, […]

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NBB sends letter to EPA seeking end to demand destruction for biodiesel

NBB sends letter to EPA seeking end to demand destruction for biodiesel

October 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) delivered a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking that the agency fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules and “end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” The letter also asks EPA to set RFS biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020 […]

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NBB files opening brief objecting to EPA’s methodology for setting 2018 RVOs

NBB files opening brief objecting to EPA’s methodology for setting 2018 RVOs

July 31, 2018 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board filed an opening brief July 27 in its lawsuit objecting to U.S. EPA’s methodology for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). NBB specifically disputes three issues with EPA’s final RFS rule for 2018, arguing: -EPA must account for all small refinery exemptions in the annual percentage standard; -the […]

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NBB drops nine-year push to shift blending credit to producers credit

NBB drops nine-year push to shift blending credit to producers credit

May 28, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the National Biodiesel Board is claiming a win on the recent implementation of anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports that it says means it can now drop its nine-year campaign to convert the $1 per gallon blending credit to a producers credit. The association’s main concern was the subsidy would […]

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