National Biodiesel Board Holds Membership Meeting in DC

This week the National Biodiesel Board held its membership meeting in Washington, DC that was attended by numerous soybean grower leaders, state soybean association staff and ASA representatives. The focus of the meeting was on the push to get the biodiesel tax credit reinstated and on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements that were … Read More »

Issue Update: Biodiesel Tax Credit, RFS and Trade Case

As the Senate Finance Committee moves forward with the mark-up of comprehensive tax reform, the Republican sponsor and champions of the biodiesel tax credit, including Senators Grassley, Roberts and Thune have indicated that there is not a path for successful inclusion of the biodiesel tax credit in the tax reform package at this time. Senate Finance … Read More »

Commerce Department Imposes Preliminary Antidumping Determination on Biodiesel Imports

This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a preliminary determination on the antidumping trade case filed against biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The preliminary determination found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia are sold into the United States below fair value, and as a result preliminary duties will be imposed on imports … Read More »

ASA Applauds Congressional Letters on RFS, Submits Comments to EPA

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — The American Soybean Association today applauded the many Senators and House members who signed letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urging more robust volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and expressing concern with the EPA Notice of Data Availability (NODA) that contemplates reductions in biodiesel and … Read More »

EPA Action Would Break President’s Promises on Protecting the RFS

Efforts underway from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to scale back the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would break repeated promises by President Donald Trump to protect the RFS. As part of a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) published by the agency on Oct. 4, EPA signaled that it is contemplating reducing proposed RFS volumes, … Read More »

Strong Action Needed in Response to Potential Roll-back of Biodiesel RFS volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice of Data Availability (NODA) was published in the Federal Register requesting comment on potential reductions in Advanced Biofuels and Biomass-based Diesel on Wednesday, Oct. 5.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on all members and supporters to ramp up our response to make sure EPA and the White … Read More »

EPA Solicits Comments on Potential Cuts to Biodiesel RFS Volumes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) requesting comment and information on the potential reduction in proposed volumes of Advanced Biofuels, including specifically reducing Biomass-based Diesel for the 2018-19 rulemaking, as well as retroactively for the Biomass-based diesel volumes already established by rulemaking for 2018. BACKGROUND: EPA has proposed to … Read More »

ASA Asks EPA to Increase Biodiesel RFS Volumes

In comments submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) urged EPA to increase the volumes for biomass-based diesel to 2.5 billion gallons for 2019, an increase of 400 million gallons over the levels in the EPA proposal, yet still below the amount utilized in the U.S. … Read More »

Issue Update: Countervailing Duties on Biodiesel Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week the preliminary determination in favor of countervailing duties on subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commerce Department found that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to their biodiesel producers in violation of international trade rules. In addition, Commerce found “critical circumstances” to address the post-petition surge … Read More »

Tell EPA to Increase RFS Biodiesel and Advanced Biofuels Volumes in 2018 and 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) needs farmers and state leaders to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this month on the 2018 and 2019 volumes for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As you know, EPA released its proposed 2018-19 RFS volumes in early July, calling for biodiesel volumes of 2.1 … Read More »