biodiesel

Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Sets Final Rule for 2021 Biomass-Based Diesel Requirement

Driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Iowa A driver unloads corn at a refining facility in Jewell, Iowa. The 2020 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel was about 170 million gallons higher than in 2019. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

The Environmental Protection Agency announced the final rule that sets the biomass-based diesel statutory minimum requirement at 2.43 billion gallons for 2021, the same level as the 2020 requirement.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 5, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Deal on Biodiesel, Railroads Credits Hinges on Broader Tax Package

Biodiesel United Soybean Board

Congressional leaders are close to a deal that would extend a slew of expired incentives for biodiesel, alcoholic beverages and short-line railroads, though it could depend on completing a broader tax compromise in time to add the provisions to a must-pass spending bill.

December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump EPA Pledges Biofuel Boost to Calm Corn-State Criticism

Corn Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is taking action to boost U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel, as the president seeks to temper criticism from farmers and Midwest politicians before next year’s election.

October 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Officials Agree on Plan to Boost Ethanol, Biodiesel

ethanol Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration has agreed to a new plan for boosting renewable fuels and offsetting waivers exempting oil refineries from mandates to use them, according to three people familiar with the matter who asked for anonymity before a formal announcement.

October 1, 2019
Business, Fuel

Bretthauer Oil Expands Offerings With REG Ultra Clean Diesel

Bretthauer Oil announced on Sept. 10 the availability of REG Ultra Clean Diesel for bulk delivery and for purchase at Bretthauer Oil cardlock sites in Hillsboro and McMinnville, Ore.

September 10, 2019
Business, Fuel

Indonesian Road Test Finds Palm Oil Biofuel ‘Safe’ for Cars

Palm Oil Sanjit Das/Bloomberg News

Indonesia said it conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars.

September 6, 2019
Fuel

Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

What is biodiesel and how could it benefit you? Get straight answers on how biodiesel is made, its affect on fleet performance, how it reduces emissions, and the business advantages of using biodiesel blends to fuel your fleet.

April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer Introduces Biodiesel Tax Credit Legislation

Abby Finkenauer Biodiesel pumps at a gas station. (TT File Photo)

Bipartisan legislation that would extend the biodiesel tax credit by two years was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Minnesota Biodiesel Standards to Double in 2018, Displeasing Trucking Industry

Biodiesel United Soybean Board

The state’s standard for the biodiesel blend will double to 20% at gas pumps next May, a decision that displeased trucking industry advocates.

Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
August 4, 2017
Government, Fuel

Biodiesel Producers Slam EPA at Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard

biodiesel panelists Eric Miller/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it wanted to hear what the public thought of its 2018 proposed renewable fuel standard volume minimums, but many of those who came here to comment seemed unhappy with the agency’s plans.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2017

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