Biodiesel

ASA Voting Delegates Approve Resolutions Changes

American Soybean Association producer leaders, voting delegates and other members convened at the fourth annual Commodity Classic to review and amend ASA’s Resolutions for 1999-2000. During an open resolutions session, voting delegates approved changes and additions that primarily revolved around trade policy, domestic market promotion, transportation, crop insurance, energy policies and conservation and natural resources. … Read More »

Congress Approves Biodiesel EPACT Legislation

Congress completed approval of legislation today that will allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20). The American Soybean Association (ASA) had made passage of the legislation one of its top priorities … Read More »

House Approves Biodiesel Legislation Sought by ASA

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is delighted that the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on September 28 to allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20). “Bipartisan House approval of biodiesel … Read More »

ASA Biodiesel Legislation Included in Farm Aid Package

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the farm aid package put forth by Republican congressional leaders includes legislation that will allow vehicle fleets regulated under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to earn credits toward meeting EPACT requirements by operating on a 20/80 percent blend of biodiesel/diesel fuel. “Biodiesel is a viable alternative … Read More »

ASA Pleased with House Commerce Committee Action on Biodiesel Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with actions taken yesterday in the House Commerce Committee to make biodiesel eligible for use in federal, state and other public fleets. The committee passed an amendment to the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 that will allow transit fleet operators to gain credits each year for their … Read More »

ASA Urges Congress to Approve Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

American Soybean Association President Mark Berg testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today urging Congress to approve legislation designating blends of biodiesel and petroleum diesel as an alternative fuel, and therefore, eligible for use in alternative-fueled vehicles in government fleets. Berg, a soybean producer from Tripp, S.D., explained the value of the … Read More »

Soybean Farmers Anticipate DOE Decision on Biodiesel

Improved air quality and reduced dependence on foreign oil are two key benefits that hinge on a decision by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) regarding changes to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) as proposed by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). ASA and NBB are urging … Read More »