Stable tax policy supports continued growth of the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry, helping to create jobs and economic opportunities across the country. Biodiesel and renewable diesel are widely available low-carbon fuels that enable states and cities to meet carbon reduction goals today.

In May 2021, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2025. When the credit is in place at the start of the year -- as it was in 2020 and 2021 and will be for 2022 -- the biodiesel industry can grow with confidence. Please use this form to identify your elected officials and ask them to co-sponsor the extension and support including it in any legislation addressing climate change, economic stimulus, or infrastructure. You can send a ready-made note -- or personalize it with information about your company.

As our members and industry supporters communicate with Washington policy makers, the media, and the public, NBB provides the resources to the right and works with them to amplify these points:

  • With plants and markets across the country, the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry supports 65,000 U.S. jobs and pays $2.5 billion in annual wages. The industry generates more than $17 billion in economic activity each year.
  • Every 100 million gallons of production supports 3,200 jobs and $780 million in economic opportunity for farm workers, producers, and distributors.
  • Biodiesel is a better, cleaner fuel. It is 74 percent less carbon intensive than petroleum diesel on average, and it significantly reduces particulate and hydrocarbon emissions that are tied to asthma and cardiovascular disease.
  • Biodiesel producers use a variety of raw materials – including recycled cooking oil, animal fats and plant oils – providing value to underutilized resources.


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National Biodiesel Board Hires Federal Affairs Director

Jan 14, 2019, 2:20 PM
David Cobb to fill key federal advocacy role for biodiesel industry in NBB Washington office.

NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Paul Winters
 202-737-8801
pwinters@biodiesel.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) today announced it has hired David W. Cobb as Director of Federal Affairs. He will work in NBB’s Washington office. David most recently served as Federal Affairs Director for CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 company and the nation’s largest farmer-owned cooperative, where he advocated for the company’s legislative and regulatory policy priorities.

David Cobb, NBB Federal Affairs Director“I am pleased to add David Cobb to the NBB team as our new Director of Federal Affairs,” said NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen. “David brings direct experience in the agriculture, biofuel and refining industries and can hit the ground running on behalf of the biodiesel industry.”

Kurt Kovarik, NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs, added, “David Cobb is a great addition to the NBB team who will help broaden the biodiesel industry’s advocacy in Washington. He brings deep knowledge of the legislative process and the inner workings of Congress.”

Prior to his six years at CHS Inc., David worked in government affairs for S&P Global, as a legislative assistant for Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).

Headquartered in Jefferson City, Mo., NBB maintains a Washington office for federal affairs and work on regulatory issues surrounding international trade and the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.

Made from an increasingly diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil and animal fats, biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that can be used in existing diesel engines without modification. It is the nation’s first domestically produced, commercially available advanced biofuel. NBB is the U.S. trade association representing the entire biodiesel value chain, including producers, feedstock suppliers, and fuel distributors, as well as the U.S. renewable diesel industry.

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