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 »

Soybean Industry Supports Biodiesel Industry on Capitol Hill

The soybean industry played a leading role in the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) membership meeting held in Washington, D.C. this week. The American Soybean Association (ASA) was represented by Director Rob Shaffer (Illinois) as well as ASA Washington staff and numerous soybean farmers, state soybean association staff and industry partners. Updates were provided on the outlook … Read More »

Biodiesel Tax Credit Co-Sponsors Still Needed

The American Soybean Association (ASA) needs growers at the state level to contact their members of the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor the House and Senate biodiesel tax credit bills. Recently, Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) introduced H.R. 2383 and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced S. 944, to extend the biodiesel tax … Read More »

Biodiesel Tax Credit Co-Sponsors Still Needed

The American Soybean Association (ASA) still needs growers at the state level to contact their members of the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to sign on as an original co-sponsor of the biodiesel tax credit bill. Recently, Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced legislation in the U.S. Senate to extend the biodiesel tax credit and … Read More »

ASA Applauds Introduction of Biodiesel Tax Credit Reform, Extension Act

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the work of Sen. Grassley (R-Iowa), Sen. Cantwell (D-Wash.) and the other 14 senators who today introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the biodiesel tax credit to a domestic production credit and extend the new policy for three years. “This bill allows producers the security they need to grow their … Read More »