Officials from the National Biodiesel Board
are meeting with the USDA and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the California Air Resources Board's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard
and the ramifications
that the legislation would have on the biodiesel
industry. Biofuel proponents have been concerned about the EPA's
latest proposed Renewable Fuels Standard and the way it would calculate greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of biodiesel produced from vegetable oils.
Apparently, the NBB is pleased with the progress that's been made so far, saying, "Implementation of a workable RFS-2 program is consistent with a national energy strategy that values the replacement of petroleum diesel
with domestically-produced low carbon fuel. Secretary Vilsack clearly understands this, and the U.S. biodiesel industry applauds his leadership on this important issue." So, all systems go for soy?
[Source: Domestic Fuel