Increasing Consumer Access to Biodiesel
Clean Fuels works to secure funding for Farm Bill programs that advance the clean fuels market and enhance the United States economy.
In 2021, Clean Fuels advocated for bipartisan, bicameral legislation to extend funding for USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which provides matching grants to projects that advance consumer access to biodiesel. The program has already proven successful.
- Comments to USDA on a Rural Energy Pilot Program
USDA's Rural Energy Pilot Program should support biodiesel and renewable diesel projects, not just distributed renewable electricity.
- Comments on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad
USDA can leverage existing programs to encourage voluntary adoption of agricultural practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure resilience to climate change.
- Comments on USDA Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Initiative
USDA should develop methods to assign changes in soil organic carbon to specific practices and crop rotations and then allow biofuel producers to incorporate these carbon reduction in lifecycle assessments.
- Comments to USDA Rural Development on Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program
Clean Fuels asks that USDA support Bioheat(R) fuel and SAF infrastructure and prioritize funding for existing and emerging markets.
- Letter to Congress Policy Priorities, 2021
The industry's federal policy priorities include stable tax incentives, funding for infrastructure, and optimizing the RFS to achieve carbon reductions.
- Comments on Innovative Technologies and Practices for the Agriculture Innovation Agenda
Biodiesel, renewable diesel, and SAF are innovative technologies that can support USDA's goals for carbon reductions in the agriculture sector.
- Testimony of Donnell Rehagen, Nov 2021 House Ag Energy SubCmte. Bioeconomy Hearing
The clean fuels industry is a pivotal contributor to rural economies,
creating jobs and value-added markets. Biodiesel and renewable
diesel use can improve environmental health and reduce associated costs for both rural and urban communities. Cleaner, better fuels highlight the contribution that rural economies can make to the
nation’s overall climate and carbon reduction goals
June 26, 2023
Clean Fuels Welcomes Tax Certainty, Infrastructure Funding
August 12, 2022
Clean Fuels Thanks Senate for Extending Tax Incentives, Infrastructure Funding
August 8, 2022
Clean Fuels Applauds President Biden’s Support for Homegrown Biofuels
April 19, 2022
Clean Fuels Applauds Home Front Energy Independence Act
March 9, 2022
NBB Submits Testimony to House Ag Subcommittee on the Significance of Biodiesel in Rural Farming
November 16, 2021
NBB Submits Testimony on Value of Biodiesel in Rural Economies to House Ag Subcommittee
November 16, 2021
NBB Applauds House Ag Committee Proposal for Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants
September 9, 2021
NBB Welcomes USDA Biodiesel Infrastructure Grants
August 19, 2021