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SABR is a coalition of biofuel industry stakeholders, united in our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and advancing energy security through the production and distribution of sustainable biodiesel. Our diverse membership includes feedstock growers, biodiesel producers, distributors, retailers, and consumers, all working together to advocate for policy adjustments that promote the use of sustainable feedstocks and level the playing field for all fuels. With a focus on environmental sustainability and economic vitality, we strive to create a more sustainable future for our planet and our communities.

  • What is SABR?
    SABR is a coalition of stakeholders that have invested in building out America’s first advanced biofuel—biodiesel.
  • What is biodiesel?
    Biodiesel is a renewable fuel produced from renewable resources, including soybean oil, used cooking oil, and animal fat. It is the most cost-effective means to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, providing numerous economic, environmental, and energy security benefits.
  • What is the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program?
    The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program is a federal program that requires a certain amount of renewable fuel to be blended into transportation fuel each year. The program was created to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy security, and promote economic development.
  • What is the goal of SABR?
    The goal of SABR is to advocate for adjustments to the RFS program that would allow fuels to compete on a more level playing field. This would support investment in new and sustainable feedstocks, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote environmental justice, ensure competition, and promote energy security.
  • Who are the stakeholders in SABR?
    The stakeholders in SABR include feedstock growers, biodiesel producers, distributors, retailers, consumers, as well as infrastructure and products and services suppliers. The following organizations are members of or support the goals of SABR: Iowa Renewable Energy Imperial Western Products Western Dubuque Biodiesel Blue Ridge Biofuels W2 Fuels Incobrasa Industries RBF Ever Cat Fuels Kentucky Soybean Association Baker Commodities Cape Cod Biofuels Scott Petroleum Thumb Bioenergy Walsh Biofuels Chemol Verbio Northeast Biodiesel BDI-BioEnergy International Good Steward Biofuels Owensboro Grain Rio Valley Biofuels Pacific Biodiesel Bioenergy Development Group Venture Commodities, Inc. SmartTank, Inc. Clean Energy Biofuels Virginia Biodiesel Refinery, LLC Lincoln Energy Solutions Targray Plasma Blue Columbus Foods Canary Biofuels Musket Encore BioRenewables Solutions 4 Manufacturing Springboard Biodiesel RW Heiden Associate, LLC Evonik Mid-Atlantic Soybean Association (DE, PA, MD, NJ) National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO)
  • What is the current problem with the RFS program?
    The current implementation of the RFS program requires biodiesel to compete with renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the biomass-based diesel category, despite various regulatory advantages given to these fuels under the RFS program. This contrived competition is not leading to more efficient, lower cost carbon reduction. On the contrary, rather than being additive under the current RFS implementation, biodiesel—the lower cost, lower carbon, cleaner-burning fuel currently being produced predominantly from soy/canola — is being displaced by higher cost, higher carbon fuels.
  • What is SABR's proposed solution?
    SABR is advocating for recategorizing RD and SAF to be in the “undifferentiated” advanced biofuel category rather than the biomass-based diesel category, so that these new fuels can continue to be incentivized but actually grow the overall volumes and support investment in new and sustainable feedstocks. This is a common-sense policy that is consistent with the statute and will further the goals of Congress.
  • How can SABR help promote environmental justice?
    SABR is seeking to ensure an all of the above energy policy that includes biodiesel and a diversity of feedstocks that includes crop-based fuels, particularly soybean oil, to support sustainable fuels and feedstocks, reduce GHG emissions today and in a cost-effective manner, promote environmental justice, ensure competition, and promote energy security.
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