Policy Priorities

Clean Fuels Alliance America advocates on behalf of its members in regulatory and legislative issues at both the state and federal levels. Find more information about federal policies that support the growth of biodiesel and renewable diesel and about Clean Fuels' advocacy efforts through the links below.

Clean Fuels has a dedicated team of experts in Washington, D.C. and in the Jefferson City, MO, headquarters, who can help you connect with policy makers on these issues. Clean Fuels' Fueling Action Center is set up to connect you with your elected officials with a few simple clicks.


Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)
Clean Fuels 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.

Tax & Clean Energy Policy
Clean Fuels 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.

Biodiesel Fair Trade
Clean Fuels' 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.

RFS Small Refiner Exemptions
Clean Fuels opposes retroactive exemptions, which reduce RFS biomass-based diesel volumes by hundreds of millions of gallons every year. Clean Fuels advocates that EPA ensure the annual RFS volumes it sets are fully met even after granting exemptions.

Several USDA programs help build markets and increase consumer access to biodiesel through infrastructure grants, education and producer support payments. Clean Fuels advocates for annual funding of several important programs.

Addressing Carbon
Clean Fuels works with federal agencies, such as USDA, to highlight biodiesel’s innovative role in addressing carbon emissions in the transportation and agriculture sectors.

Focus on Policy News

Clean Fuels Welcomes Amendment to Limit, Save, Grow Act That Preserves Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

May 2, 2023, 07:01 AM
Eliminating retroactive tax expiration limits uncertainty for biodiesel and renewable diesel producers

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed an amendment from Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) to the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023. The legislation would raise the nation’s debt limit and make substantial changes to clean energy tax credits. The amendment would preserve the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders credit as it is in current law.

“The clean fuels industry thanks all of the House members who sought to preserve predictability and stability in tax policy,” stated Kurt Kovarik, Vice President of Federal Affairs with Clean Fuels. “The biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industry and partners who provide feedstocks have made substantial investments in new capacity to meet demand for cleaner, better fuels. Stable policy is key to continued growth, job creation, and environmental benefits.” 

Clean Fuels expressly thanks Reps. Mark Alford (R-MO), Angie Craig (D-MN), Randy Feenstra (R-IA), Brad Finstad (R-MN), Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), Ashley Hinson (R-IA), Marianette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Zach Nunn (R-IA), Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) for sponsoring and supporting amendments to preserve the biodiesel and renewable diesel blender tax incentive.

Contact: Paul Winters, pwinters@cleanfuels.org, 202-737-8803


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