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6 Reasons Why This Tax Is a Crummy Way to Improve Illinois’ Roads and Bridges The So-Called Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Being Bandied about in Springfield Is the Wrong Tool to Address Illinois’ Transportation Challenges. Here’s Why.

by Howard Lerner (Crain’s Chicago Business/Environmental Law & Policy Center ) Current gas tax revenues are insufficient to meet Illinois’ infrastructure needs. Oil companies, the trucking industry and a few politicians

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and potential solutions to it when they take the House majority

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

60 Organizations Sign Tax Extenders Letter to Congress

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. House of

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Midterm Elections—Implications for the Bioeconomy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  And while the bioeconomy – biofuels, biobased products, chemicals, and more – enjoy bipartisan support, the new political landscape means that the

November 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Bumpy Road of Common Ethanol Fuel Mixture

(Vietnam.net)  Common ethanol fuel mixture (E5 RON 92 gasoline) has been receiving many incentives from the State. However, high prices of materials for ethanol production and relevant materials plus the high

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Kenyan Teacher Uses Water Hyacinths for Biofuel

by Hassan Lali (BBC) A Kenyan teacher Richard Awra uses water hyacinths in a new biofuel to combat both problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth. The Kenya Marine institute estimates

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Isuzu Ready to Modify Vehicles for B20 Biodiesel Compatibility if Thai Govt Offers Incentives

(The Nation)  Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

As Fuel Prices Rise, Biodiesel Production Margins Widen

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Crude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. … As in the U.S., where off-road

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

YPF Will Start Producing Biofuels

(Clarin Rural (Google translation))  This was announced by Miguel Gutiérrez, president of the company, at the opening of the Week of Bioenergy.  —  YPF president Miguel Gutiérrez announced that the company will

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol – A Solution to Pakistan’s Power Woes

By Umer Khayyam and Tehzeeb Bano (The Express Tribune)  … Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas emissions, generated from the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing in Third World societies like Pakistan. … To

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

If Fossil Fuel Is Too Expensive, Go for Biodiesel to Fuel Cars

by Dan Odido (Daily Nation)  Popularising the use of renewable energy has several benefits to the economy. It enhances energy independence; develops non-traditional industries, broadening the manufacturing base; and provides

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Appreciates Bipartisan Support for Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension

(National Biodiesel Board)  Forty-six bipartisan members of Congress ask House leaders for a multi-year extension — Today (September 27, 2018), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked the 46 Congressmembers – led by

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Midterm Elections, RVO Decisions, and Lame Duck Tax Relief

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association)  … When testifying recently before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the acting administrator was judicious in answering questions about EPA’s small refinery exemptions

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

(National Biodiesel Board)  Allowing year-round use of E15 is a positive step for ethanol, but doesn’t support biodiesel  —  Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Where Are We with E10 Gasoline in Europe?

by  Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global/Platts)   Increasing biofuel mandates across Europe for 2019, combined with navigating the complexities of the post-2020 renewable energy framework (RED II), have brought discussions over wider adoption

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Maruti, IOC Join Hands for Biofuel Blend, Engine Efficiency

by Ronendra Sing and Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)  With consumers demanding cost-effective and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the government pushing for cleaner fuel as well as reducing import dependence, the onus

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

India to Soon Announce Bio Jet Fuel Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

by Bhanvi Arora (Bloomberg Quint)  India will soon announce a policy—including deciding on a Goods and Services Tax rate—on the use of bio-fuel in aviation to reduce oil imports, said Union Minister

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

DGFT Bans Bio-Fuel Imports for Fuel Purposes

(The Hindu Business Line)  The Directorate-General of Foreign Trade has banned the import of bio-fuels being used to run vehicles. It, however, allowed imports of bio-fuels for ‘non-fuel’ purposes. The notification

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Freezes Soy Export Tariffs to Keep Feedstock from Flowing into China

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, exporters have been shipping raw, unprocessed soybeans to China en masse, a move the government has put a stop to last week by freezing export

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnair Study Finds Travelling Public Would Pay Extra to Reduce Environmental Impact of Flights

(GreenAir Online)  According to a consumer research study by Finnair, almost all Finns – 94% – want to reduce the emissions from their air travel and three-quarters are willing to pay

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Pushes for Ethanol, Sugar Mills Say It’s Unviable

Chiranjeevi Kulkarni (Deccan Herald News Service)  The Centre’s push for ethanol, touted as an effective tool to cut oil imports, may not get a positive response from sugar mills with owners

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Leahy among Lawmakers Taking Farm Bill to Conference

(WCAX)   Both houses of Congress have passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that affects farmers around the country. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers,

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual Canadian Biofuels Report Highlights Provincial Data

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Shuster Infrastructure Draft Boosts Gas Tax in Short Term

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)   House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster released his long-awaited infrastructure discussion draft on Monday. The Pennsylvania Republican proposes a short-term boost to the gasoline tax

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of the Curbelo Carbon Tax Proposal

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  In July 2018 Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed legislation that would put a price on US carbon dioxide emissions (“Curbelo proposal”). A carbon price is

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Taxes Would Drive GHG Emissions Reductions with Minimal Impact on U.S. Economy, Oil and Gas Production

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  A series of four reports released today by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy and partners assesses the economic, energy, and environmental implications

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ Report Released with Expanded Coverage of Canadian Biofuel Use, GHG Reductions, and Costs

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.  —  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2018 report, which updates

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Canada’s Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

How Induced Innovation Lowers the Cost of a Carbon Tax

by Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost of reducing CO2 emissions. If the revenues are recycled to

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  The Houston oil company Occidental Petroleum is studying a carbon capture project to deliver carbon dioxide to its oil fields in West Texas, the company announced

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Conservative Group Lobbies for Carbon Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A new group with a conservative backing has formed to push for a carbon tax. The Americans for Carbon Dividends is co-chaired by two

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosnia’s Fuel Distributors Agree to Cut Prices after Protests

by Daria Sito-Sucic (Reuters)  Fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government on Tuesday to cut fuel prices after drivers repeatedly blocked roads in protest

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Argentina Raises Biodiesel Export Tax to 15 Percent

by Caroline Stauffer and Maximilian Heath  (Reuters) Argentina’s government is raising an export tax on biodiesel to 15 percent from 8 percent, effective July 1, according to a decree published in

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Lobby Drops Effort to Adjust $1-Per-Gallon Tax Credit

by Tom Polansek and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The biggest U.S. biodiesel lobbying group has dropped its nine-year push to covert a $1-per-gallon tax credit available to blenders of the biofuel into one

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Strike-Hit Brazil Opens Fuel Stocks, Cuts Biofuels

(Argus Media)  Brazilian oil regulator ANP is taking a series of extraordinary measures to replenish fuel supplies in the face of a crippling nationwide truckers´ strike. The regulator opened emergency stocks

May 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ignoring Protests, Finance Ministry Raises Environmental Tax on Petrol Products

(VietNamNet Bridge)The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is compiling the amended Environment Protection Tax Law. From July, every liter of petrol will be charged an additional VND1,000 in environmental tax. The

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing imported petroleum one cent/gallon at the pipeline to fund incentives

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come

by Kapil S Lokare (Biofuels Digest)  … Prior to the energy crisis, most economies were too extravagant; now, they have now overreacted and have become retrenchment-mad. It is imperative to think rationally

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Again Disappointed by Failure to Renew Biodiesel Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Congress Reaches Another Deal to Fund the Government That Fails to Reinstate the Biodiesel Tax Credit   —  Today, the U.S. Congress is expected to pass an omnibus spending bill

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just needed a better mouse trap. Fracking was it. Entrepreneurs broke the

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Interest in Post Tax Bill Hearing

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member organizations are urging Congressional leaders to extend the biodiesel tax credit as soon as possible for at least 2018.

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AdWired.com)  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

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Ahead of Hearing, Dozens of Biodiesel Stakeholders Urge Passage of Tax Extenders

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Tax Credit Requires Reinstatement, Will Be Discussed Tomorrow in Ways and Means Committee  —  Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 of its member organizations

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Long Road for Biofuels Industry

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  This year is setting up to be a long year for the biofuels industry. First on the agenda is the fate of the biofuels tax extenders, including

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Tax Act May Spur More Investment in RNG, Biogas Projects

by Doug Lamb and Durham McCormick (Biomass Magazine/Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas)   …  While the tax code is clearly not responsible for a bulk of the current boom in RNG, the recent

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EU-Wide Taxes on Jet Fuel and Plane Tickets Could Help Plug Budget Gap and Address Transport Climate Impact, Says T&E

(GreenAir Online)  Taxing jet kerosene and applying a value added tax to plane tickets within Europe could raise €26.5 billion ($32bn) a year that could be used to plug an EU

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times)  As the Republican Party struggles to find its footing with the next generation of voters, several conservative college groups have banded together to champion something anathema

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Scores Historic Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) … The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier group, called the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative, which had

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …   BIO is the only trade association that advocates for the diverse policies that support the entire biobased economy – the full value

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  —  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Extended

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump today, included provisions to extend a host of Alternative Fuel Tax Credits. The incentives originally

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Credit Back in US Budget Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the US Congress passed its budget deal, and among the items in the deal was a retroactive restoration of the $1 per gallon biodiesel

February 9, 2018 Read Full Article

CBEC Exempt 5% Ethanol Blended Petrol from Additional Duty of Excise

(Tax Guru)  Seeks to exempt 5% ethanol blended petrol from the additional duty of excise (road and infrastructure cess) levied under clause 110 of the Finance Bill 2018   READ MORE

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. House Republicans to Scrutinize Narrow, ‘Extender’ Tax Breaks

by David Morgan (Reuters)  … Just weeks after approving a sweeping tax code overhaul, the Republicans said they would examine as many as 35 “tax extender” measures to see if they

February 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Congress Urged to Pass Biodiesel Tax Credit in Budget Negotiation

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … (B)iodiesel companies are pressing Congress to pass the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, which expired more than a year ago for the fifth

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Wants Cars to Run on Biofuels to Reduce Oil Bill Load

(Economic Times)  Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari Friday pushed for greater usage of biofuels to reduce India’s annual oil import bill of Rs 7 lakh crore, putting the onus on local

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop GST on Bio-Diesel from 18 to 5 Percent, Demands Industry

by Arnima Dwivedi  (Newstrack)  Struggling to survive despite the government ‘s clean energy dream, biodiesel industries have demanded the Goods and

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Push Trump, Congress to Raise the Gas Tax to Fund Infrastructure

by John Wagner (Washington Post)  With President Trump and Congress turning their attention to infrastructure in the coming weeks, the U.S.

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 Wrap-Up: Maintaining the Status Quo

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Last year was among the most active and interesting years we’ve seen in the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Congress Needs to Restore Tax Breaks for ‘Orphan’ Renewables

(25 x ’25 REsource)  As Congress ratchets up its ongoing budget battles – the continuing resolution that is currently funding the

January 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Farmers Urge Congress to Extend Lapsed Tax Credits for Biodiesel, Renewable Energy

(Farm Bureau News)  A recently introduced bill would continue several expired tax provisions important to farmers and ranchers.  Offered by Senate

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Tax Bill’s Gift to Big Coal

by Emily Atkin (The New Republic)  The legislation is a boon to fossil fuel companies not only because of what

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Sends Letter Urging Extension of Cellulosic Biofuel, Biodiesel Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol/KTIC)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter today (December 15, 2017) to

December 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Tax Reform Losers from Biofuels to Coal to Get Second Chance

by Ari Natter (Bloomberg)  Billions in breaks for energy sought in ‘tax extenders’ bill; Lobbyists are seeking new credits for coal, nuclear

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Congress and Tax Legislation: It Is Not Just about Biofuels.

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … BIO has led the effort to prompt Congress to recognize the important and emerging

November 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol-Based Fuel Becomes Top-Selling Petrol in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  Gasoline containing up to 10 percent of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Tax Package Leaves Out “Orphaned” Renewables, Biodiesel

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On November 2, House leaders announced their Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  Among

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Responds to House Republican Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal

(National Biodiesel Board) Republicans Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives Unveil New Tax Reform Proposal  —  Today the National Biodiesel Board

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

NATSO Statement on Biodiesel Tax Credit Letter

(PR Newswire/NATSO)  On October 31, a diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and the Ever-Changing Political Landscape

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Industry stakeholders and legal experts discuss the recent RFS court ruling, the ongoing U.S. trade cases

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

If You Build It, They Will Come: Biofuels Industry Sees Renewable Chemicals as New Strategy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  To create additional value in the biobased economy, companies and investors are turning

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry in Full Court Press on DC Priorities

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Our big three in D.C. remain the Renewable Fuel Standard, the trade case and

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

(Oil Change International)  A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?

by Bharat Jhunjhunwala (The Free Press Journal)  Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

by Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)  With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Karnataka Scraps Excise Permits for Ethanol Supplies

by Banikinkar Pattanayak (Financial Express)  Karnataka has scrapped the requirement of permits from the excise department for the movement of ethanol,

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview: Finnish Love with Biofuels May Lead to Wrong Choices in Transport: Expert

(XinhuaNet)  Finnish love with biofuels as a key approach to reduce emissions has made the Nordic country one of the

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

India Set to Unveil New Biofuel Policy in Bid to Cut Oil, Gas, Coal Imports: Minister

by Sanjeev Choudhary (Economic Times)  The government will soon bring out a new policy on biofuel to incentivize the use

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Return to the Failed Protectionism over Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen and Joel Velasco (Renewable Fuels Association/Estadao (translation of Op-Ed))  … With all of this progress then, we two

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Establish Tax Credit for Biobased Chemicals

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a 15-cent-per-pound production tax

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

EU to Cut Biodiesel Tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, Following WTO Ruling

by Poppy Carnell (M Lex Market Insight) EU dumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia will be cut by more

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Political Barriers Hampering Onsite Biodiesel Production

by Matt Mace  (edie.net) EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

13 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles

by Julian Spector, Julia Pyper (Greentech Media)  States are imposing fees on the small population of EV drivers in a

July 6, 2017 Read Full Article

IBB and IRFA Go to Capitol Hill

(Biofuels International)  Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) have gone to Capitol Hill

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Subsidizing Electric Vehicles Inefficient Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Study

(Phys.Org)  Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Profitable Despite Expired Tax Credit

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The U.S. biodiesel industry has remained profitable this year despite the expiration of the

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Joins Carbon Tax Push

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total are just a few of the large corporations

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Comprehensive Data Report on 2015 Canadian Biofuel Use, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, and Costs

(EIN Presswire/Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release today of the most comprehensive study to date of

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Could Make Everyone Happy by Raising this Tax

by Hugh Hewitt  (The Washington Post)  … One obvious answer is to raise the existing federal levy that makes the most sense

May 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Leading Economists Conclude A Strong Carbon Price Is Vital To Meeting Global Climate Goals

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)   Leading economists have concluded that in an effort to meet the world’s agreed-upon climate

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Calls for Indian Government to Lower Taxes on Biodiesel and Hybrid Cars

(Biofuels International)  Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit

(NATSO, Inc./PR Newswire)  NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations representing the

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Wyden Introduces Clean Energy for America Act

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (Ore.) and colleagues introduced a clean

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Finds 6 Billion Gallons of SAJF Per Year Could Enter U.S. Market by 2030

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released the aviation biofuels report, “Potential Avenues for

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Says He’d Consider Increasing the Gas Tax

by Damian Paletta (The Washington Post)  President Trump on Monday said he was open to raising the federal tax on gasoline

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

California Gov. Approves Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fee Transportation Package

(NGT News)  California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed into law the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports

by Anthony Boadle and Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Group Promotes Carbon Fee to Encourage Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Manufacturing

by Christopher Stephens (CNHI News Indiana/Tribune Star)  …  The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is advocating for a fee to be charged

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

ACI: Bill Would Permanently End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act,” Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

An Alternative View of Biodiesel Production Profits: The Role of Retroactively Reinstated Blender Tax Credits

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois) Previous farmdoc daily articles (e.g. January 28, 2015; February 11, 2016; March 1,

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Analysis: Unica Pleads for Ethanol Import Tariff, but Imports to Continue

by Beatriz Pupo (Platts) Brazilian sugar industry group, Unica, is seeking the introduction of an ethanol import tariff of 16%. Unica

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit Should Be Considered Despite Lapse: Expert

by Eric Janssen (Platts)  The US biodiesel blenders tax credit should be taken into consideration even though the credits have lapsed

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Disavows Two Controversial Tax Ideas Hours after Officials Say They’re under Consideration

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  The White House on Tuesday disavowed two controversial options for their planned

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Explores Two New Tax Ideas — A Value-Added Tax and Carbon Tax — As Leading Proposal to Raise Revenue Falters

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  … But many economists view a VAT as a tax that disproportionately hurts

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Manager Launches Petition to Reform US Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi is doing his part to bring attention to the

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And All of You Enviros, too! Trump Thumps, Dumps in New Budget

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

The Role of Biodiesel in Curbing Pollution

by Sandeep Chaturvedi (Biodiesel Association of India/Financial Express)  Rapidly increasing vehicular pollution and complete neglect by the authorities to take

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Soybean Association Discusses Trade, Biofuels, Conservation and Research

(Norwalk Reflector)  … Progressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations,

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Jobs and Money Take Top Billing with American Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Industry Leaders Showcase biodiesel benefits with key influencers —  When it comes to American biodiesel, jobs and

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2017 – Day 2

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC guests heard Governor Paul LePage from Maine invite all of us to his

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

RVO Clarity by June Top Priority for Biofuels Industry Leaders

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Amid an animated discussion of policy issues, one item gained the support of all

March 2, 2017 Read Full Article

The RFS in 2017: A Brave New World

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  … First, we must finalize the 2017 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the RFS program.

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Exxon’s New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

by Joe Carroll (Bloomberg)  Darren Woods makes first blog post since succeeding Tillerson; Comment mirror’s former CEO’s long-standing position on levy

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Singapore Budget 2017: 6 Things to Know about the New Carbon Tax, Tweaked Vehicle Emissions Schemes

by Lydia Lam (Straits Times)  Singapore plans to implement a carbon tax from 2019, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

A Taxing Issue for Ethanol Producers?

by Brian Kuehl and Donna Funk (K·Coe Isom) Will a possible US tax reform and border adjustability affect ethanol producers in

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Finland’s Neste Mulls U.S. Biofuels Investment Amid Trump Uncertainty

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish oil refiner Neste is considering investing in U.S. production of biofuels in a move seen as

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Swedish Airline BRA Operates First ATR Biofuels Flight

(Biofuels International) Swedish regional carrier BRA has operated a flight from Stockholm Bromma Airport to Umeå in northern Sweden with an

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Any Tax on Biodiesel Discourages Users, Killing This Sunrise Industry

by Sandeep Chaturvedi  (Biodiesel Association of India/Business Standard)  Biodiesel is being promoted world over as a green fuels to mitigate harmful

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

A 20-Year-Old Startup

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

REG Marks 10 Years of Growth, Success & Continuous Improvement

by Anthony Hulen (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S.’s largest biodiesel manufacturer, Ames, Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc., matures from its single

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Era Biodiesel? What’s Going to Happen?

(Triangle Biofuels Industries, Inc.) For most, it’s hard to guess what is going to happen for biodiesel under the Trump

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Quo Vadis, Mr. President-Elect?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This Administration is a team, so long as you generally understand that there’s one guy

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: The Great Crash of Australia’s ‘Fish and Chip Cooking Oil’ Renewable Fuel Industry

by Emilia Terzon (ABC News)  Former chef-cum-Darwin’s “biodiesel warrior” Greg Henderson was elbow-deep in an industry of second-hand grease when

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Icahn Named Special Trump Adviser to Roll Back Regulations

by Mike Dorning and Beth Jinks (BloombergPolitics)  $20 billion net worth makes him one of richest men in America; Trump says

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Norway to Boost Biofuels Blend Levels to 20 Percent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Norway, the national government increased the biofuels content in fuets to 20% from 2020.

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

#Biofuels Could Benefit Under Trump

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo this week, noted agricultural economist

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Leaders Take Jobs, Energy Security Message to D.C.

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly three dozen biodiesel leaders from Kansas to Rhode Island took to the halls of Congress this

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

DC: The Road Ahead for Renewable Chemicals & Materials

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (re:chem Alliance/Biofuels Digest)  … From our vantage point, it is – and has always been –

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Swedish Tax Cuts Increase Biodiesel Use, Ethanol Fails to Keep up

by Ilari Kauppila  (Biofuels International)  The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) estimates that the August tax cuts given to biofuels in Sweden

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

NBB Urges Congress to Act on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Asks Congress to Extend Critical Bioenergy Tax Credits During Lame-Duck

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  BIO today (October 18, 2016) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Credit Positioning Intensifies as Expiration Nears

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … The U.S. biodiesel industry, through its trade association the National Biodiesel Board, joined a broad

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Releases Report on Renewable Chemical Progress, Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a report documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the

September 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Advocates for Tax Credit Extensions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and Advanced Biofuels Business Council are among 52

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

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