The U.S. Oleochemical industry is the original "green" chemistry and has historically supplied raw materials used in the manufacture of cleaning products. Federal biofuels policies, via tax incentives and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), provide an economic disadvantage to these traditional uses. The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) works to restore equitable access to feedstocks used in both the production of soaps and detergents and biofuels.
ACI Comments to EPA - Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018
ACI Praises Bill to End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace – April 21, 2016