Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
NBB advocates for sustainable
growth of the biodiesel market under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires transportation fuel sold in the United States to include annually set volumes of advanced biofuels such as biomass-based diesel.
RFS Small Refiner Exemptions
NBB opposes retroactive
exemptions, which reduce RFS biomass-based diesel volumes by hundreds of millions of gallons every year. NBB advocates that EPA ensure the annual RFS volumes it sets are fully met even after granting exemptions.
NBB works with federal agencies,
such as USDA, to highlight biodiesel’s innovative role in addressing carbon emissions in the transportation and agriculture sectors.
Tax & Clean Energy Policy
NBB supports the multi-year, forward-looking
extension of the $1.00-per-gallon federal tax credit adopted by Congress because it incentivizes fuel blenders to include biodiesel and renewable diesel in the U.S. transportation fuel market.
Several USDA programs help build markets and increase consumer access to biodiesel through infrastructure grants, education and producer support payments. NBB advocates for annual funding of several important programs.
Biodiesel Fair Trade
NBB’s Fair Trade Coalition supports
fair trade in the biodiesel market. The coalition advocates for the U.S. Commerce Department to maintain trade protections against unfairly subsidized and dumped biodiesel imports.