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NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

NBB and 33 members ask Trump to stop harming small biodiesel producers with hardship waivers

September 10, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and 33 of its members sent a letter to President Trump asking that he save small biodiesel producers harmed by his administration’s small refinery exemptions. The letter indicates that more than 200 million gallons of U.S. biodiesel production capacity has been idled as a result of policy instability. […]

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National Biodiesel Board frustrated with court backing EPA on hardship waivers

National Biodiesel Board frustrated with court backing EPA on hardship waivers

September 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) expressed frustration with a Court decision declining to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s refusal to properly account for its flood of retroactive small refinery exemptions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit dismissed on technical grounds NBB’s petition on the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard rule. NBB […]

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Renewable Industries Canada launches radio ad supporting E15 in Ontario

Renewable Industries Canada launches radio ad supporting E15 in Ontario

September 9, 2019 |

In Canada, a new province-wide radio ad launched by Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), the country’s leading biofuels industry group, supports the Ontario Government’s commitment to increase ethanol blending in the province’s gasoline to 15 per cent (E15) as early as 2025. The ad spotlights ethanol, a clean and renewable fuel, that is already blended in […]

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National Biodiesel Board launches its own ad campaign against small refinery waivers

National Biodiesel Board launches its own ad campaign against small refinery waivers

July 9, 2019 |

In North Dakota, News Dakota reports that the National Biodiesel Board has followed the oil industry’s TV ad campaign against small refinery waivers with an ad campaign of its own, urging President Trump to live up to his promises to farmers by supporting the biofuels industry and not let waivers cut demand for biodiesel, in […]

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NBB Fair Trade Coalition slams Commerce’s review decision on Argentine biodiesel imports

NBB Fair Trade Coalition slams Commerce’s review decision on Argentine biodiesel imports

July 3, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition has criticized the U.S. Department of Commerce’s preliminary decision in a “changed circumstances” review of countervailing duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina. Commerce preliminarily found that Argentina’s recent changes to its export tax regime eliminated certain government subsidies provided to Argentina’s biodiesel producers. If these […]

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NBB to EPA’s Wheeler: Refinery exemptions destroying demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel

NBB to EPA’s Wheeler: Refinery exemptions destroying demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel

June 26, 2019 |

In Washington, The National Biodiesel Board advised EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a letter of economic damage to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry from the agency’s retroactive small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter takes issue with the Administrator’s recent comment that the approval of year-round E15 sales will make up […]

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NBB tells EPA that small refinery exemptions hurting biodiesel too

NBB tells EPA that small refinery exemptions hurting biodiesel too

June 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, highlighting the economic damage to the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry from the agency’s retroactive small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter takes issue with the Administrator’s recent comment that the approval of year-round E15 sales will make […]

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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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