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 »

ASA’s Heisdorffer: EPA Should Raise RFS Biodiesel Volume to 2.75 Billion Gallons

American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for biomass-based diesel to at least 2.75 billion gallons for 2019 and to increase total Advanced Biofuels volumes to 5.25 billion gallons in 2018. During a hearing in Washington … Read More »

Comment Period Open for RFS Volume Obligations

The public comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2018-19 is officially open with comments due by Aug. 31, 2017.  The EPA proposal, required by statute, sets forth the proposed volume requirements for the overall RFS, including the Advanced Biofuels portion, for 2018 as well … Read More »

ASA: RFS Volumes a Missed Opportunity for Biodiesel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for biomass-based diesel for 2019 and the advanced biofuels volumes for 2018, calling for biomass-based diesel volumes of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019, the same level established by EPA for 2018. For the advanced biofuels volumes, EPA has proposed 4.24 billion … Read More »