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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Biodiesel Industry Gathers to Discuss Tax Incentive, RFS With Capitol Hill Offices

Jun 10, 2019, 7:04 PM
NBB hosts annual member meeting in Washington, DC

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

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, more than 70 National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members will fan out across the nation’s capital to meet with 130 Congressional offices and discuss the status of the biodiesel tax incentive and the Renewable Fuel Standard. The meetings are part of NBB’s annual member meeting and Washington, DC fly in, which begins this afternoon.

Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President of Federal Affairs, stated, “Biodiesel and renewable diesel are produced, distributed and used across the United States. The industry supports more than 60,000 jobs across multiple economic sectors. Gathering in Washington each year is important to our members so that they can meet as constituents with their Representatives and Senators. We are hosting a record 130 meetings this year to discuss the uncertainty our industry’s companies and workers along with farmers are facing, due to the biodiesel tax incentive’s lapse and the negative impact of small refinery exemptions on the Renewable Fuel Standard."

Among the 130 confirmed meetings, NBB members will visit the offices of House and Senate leaders, including Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN).

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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