Tax & Clean Energy Policy Advocacy

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. When the credit is in place at the start of the year -- as in 2022 -- the biodiesel industry grows.

A new study from WAEES shows that the availability of biodiesel and renewable diesel -- which currently meets 5% of the U.S. diesel market -- reduced fuel prices by 4%. Another new study from Capital Policy Analytics shows that domestic production adds $15 billion to the U.S. economy and supports 64,000 jobs and $3.5 billion in wages. The environmental benefits of biodiesel -- in carbon and particulate matter reductions -- are worth an average $3.89 per gallon. 

In August 2021, Congress passed legislation that will extend existing tax incentives through 2024 and create new incentives for 2025 - 2027. The legislation creates new incentives for sustainable aviation fuel, which will benefit Clean Fuels members. Please use this form to identify your elected officials and thank them for providing certainty in tax policy. 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, Clean Fuels 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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