Biodiesel Conference to Spotlight Policy

National Biodiesel Board Director of Regulatory Affairs Kate Shenk will be moderating a panel at the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo called “What to Expect When You’re Expecting an RFS Rule” and with all of the turmoil going on right now regarding what the Trump EPA may do before leaving office, that landscape is changing daily.

Shenk says a proposal released this week by EPA to extend 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year deadlines due to the “uncertainty” surrounding small refinery exemptions may not preclude the administration from granting last minute waivers. “This notice may have been written prior to the potential decision to grant the 2019 SREs, as we are hearing in the rumor mill,” she said.

In this interview, Shenk talks about policy issues facing the biodiesel industry right now.