The biodiesel industry wants the administration to understand that they are hurting as much or more than ethanol producers as a result of EPA’s small refinery exemptions (SRE).
National Biodiesel Board (NBB) CEO Donnell Rehagen and Vice President of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik hosted a conference call with reporters Thursday to discuss the impact of small refinery exemptions on biodiesel and renewable diesel producers. The group estimates the small refinery exemptions have destroyed hundreds of millions of gallons of demand for biodiesel, which is forcing domestic producers to stop production and furlough employees, and NBB recently joined with other groups to request a meeting with President Trump to address a resolution to the demand destruction.
Listen to NBB press conference here:
NBB press call on refinery waivers