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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NBB Applauds Call for Immediate Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension

Jun 10, 2019, 10:24 AM
Letter from 22 Representatives highlights sustainability, regional diversity of biodiesel production

NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and 19 other Representatives for urging House leaders to immediately extend the biodiesel tax incentive.

“Biodiesel and renewable diesel represent a sustainable and alternative fuel source that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports thousands of green jobs across the country,” the Representatives write.

Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President of Federal Affairs, added, “On behalf of NBB and its members across the country, thank you to Representatives DeLauro, Bustos and Loebsack for conveying to House leaders the urgency of renewing the biodiesel tax incentive. Biodiesel producers are looking for an immediate resolution to the uncertainty they’ve faced since the start of 2018. The industry needs policy certainty to meet the nation’s goals for low-carbon fuels, green jobs, and cleaner air.”

A copy of the letter is available on Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s website.

The letter to Congressional leaders highlights bipartisan, regionally diverse support for renewing the biodiesel tax incentive. The letter is also signed by Reps. T.J. Cox (D-CA), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), John Larson (D-CT), Jahanna Hayes (D-CT), David Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Langevin (D-RI), Jim Himes (D-CT), Don Bacon (R-NE), Sean Casten (D-IL), Jared Golden (D-ME), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Chris Pappas (D-NH), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).

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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