Industry News

  • Rep. Axne requests investigation into EPA’s misuse of RFS waivers

    August 21, 2019
    Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its small refinery exemption authority to benefit Big Oil.
  • Biodiesel, soybean leaders ask Trump for meeting on RFS waivers

    August 21, 2019
    National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen and American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens requested a meeting Aug. 21 with President Donald Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions and the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor Trump’s promise to US farmers

    August 21, 2019
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter Aug. 21 to U.S. EPA Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the 31 new small refinery waivers (SREs) undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • RFS waivers by Trump’s EPA push World Energy to close 3 plants

    August 16, 2019
    World Energy is closing three biodiesel plants in Georgia, Mississippi and Pennsylvania as a direct result of the Aug. 9 decision by Trump’s EPA to grant 31 new small refinery waivers from the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard to oil companies.
  • Petroleum companies ramp up HVO production in Europe

    August 15, 2019
    Production of hydrotreated vegetable oil in the EU has picked up pace since 2012. The key reason is the iLUC regulation introduced in 2015 permits biofuels from waste to be counted double. Also, pressure on feedstock prices has increased globally.
  • Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

    August 15, 2019
    Neste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon.
  • The EPA continues to undermine biodiesel … and we’ve had enough

    August 15, 2019
    Trump vowed to protect and defend American farmers. He calls them patriots. But his actions will put the biodiesel producers those same farmers depend on for their market, out of business. It’s having a devastating impact on rural communities.
  • Gevo, Air Total enter into biojet fuel purchase, sale agreement

    August 13, 2019
    Gevo Inc. announced Aug. 13 that Air Total International SA and Gevo have entered into a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe.
  • Biodiesel industry condemns EPA’s grant of 31 new RFS exemptions

    August 10, 2019
    The National Biodiesel Board condemned the U.S. EPA’s granting of 31 retroactive small refinery exemptions for 2018 as a fundamental failure to uphold the RFS. The Trump administration’s actions represent a fundamental betrayal, according to the NBB.
  • UFOP: Planned antisubsidy duties on palm biodiesel ineffective

    August 9, 2019
    Germany-based UFOP has drawn the conclusion that the preliminary antisubsidy duties of 8 to 18 percent on Indonesian biodiesel will not reduce imports of palm methyl esters. The organization calls on the EU Commission to impose higher tariffs.