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California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry
June 27, 2017 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program gets back on track.  —  California’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector …

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom
May 23, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon, and biofuels — and here’s another highly useful chart from the University of Illinois that …

CARB Report Finds 100% Compliance with Low Carbon Fuel Standard
May 18, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler  (NGT News)  The 2016 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), released today by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), shows 100% compliance with the regulation, presenting further evidence that …

8 Biodiesel, 4 Renewable Diesel LCFS Pathways Certified in March
March 29, 2017 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels certified under the readopted low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) using the CA-GREET 2.0 model. Eighteen …

CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program
March 27, 2017 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the rules are updated. —   … Ethanol producers can participate in the California LCFS program, if …

CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective
March 27, 2017 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action sets the table for accelerating programs post-2025  —  Today (March 24, 2017) California re-affirmed its …

Twin Challenges to LCFS Advance in California Courts
March 8, 2017 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman (Latham & Watkins LLP/Biodiesel Magazine)  Two related cases, advancing in parallel, have the potential to upend California’s low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), whether via full suspension of the …

ZEVs Don’t Have Zero Emissions: Letter
February 20, 2017 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes  (E100 Ethanol Group/Biofuels Digest)  In an unpublished letter to the Wall Street Journal, Don Siefkes, Executive Director of the E100 Ethanol Group writes:

Regarding Mike Spector’s Feb. 13 article, “Biggest Driver of Cleaner-Car Rules …

Pacific Ethanol To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol at Its Madera Plant
February 16, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Ethanol/Globenews)   Edeniq’s yield-enhancing Pathway Technology will now be installed at two Pacific Ethanol plants  —  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX), a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States, and Edeniq, …

Health Effects Institute Takes Hard Look at Ethanol vs Aromatics
February 14, 2017 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Candid discussions at the Health Effects Institute offer hope ethanol’s positive emissions profile will be taken seriously, writes a UAI advisor and Siouxland Ethanol board member in …

Soup-to-Nuts Review Finds CA Clean Cars Program Working
January 20, 2017 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Simon Mui (National Resources Defense Council)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a soup-to-nuts review of its Advanced Clean Car (ACC) program today. The 658-page report confirms that the popular program, which establishes smog-forming …

CARB Supports EPA’s Final Determination on Emissions Standards
January 17, 2017 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next-Gen Transportation News)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced its support for the EPA administrator’s determination that the adopted light-duty vehicle greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission standards for model years 2022-2025 are appropriate.

In …

Lux Research: FOG-Based Biodiesel Remains Significant Opportunity
December 28, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Lux Research/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biomass-based diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies are well-placed, according to Lux Research.

Traditionally policies to promote greener transportation fuels have focused …

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California Low-Carbon Markets
December 22, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s up now, what’s coming, what’s working? Low Carbon Fuels Coalition chief Graham Noyes gave this …

Study: RNG Fuel Use in California Transportation
December 15, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  A team from the University of California Davis conducted a study for the California Air Resources Board examining the feasibility of producing large quantities of renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels …

Paradigm Shift in Fuels as Carbon Intensity Surpasses Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric
December 6, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Renewable diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies are well-placed, says Lux Research   — Traditionally policies to promote greener transportation fuels have …

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 4, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment
SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals to discover, collaborate, and engage with peers from around the globe regarding emissions control of …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy
October 19, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents of the United States and Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada met in June …

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020
October 14, 2016 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry stress the importance of sustainable energy sources in the low-carbon economy post-2020.

The organisation held on …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel
September 19, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory of indirect land use change, or ILUC, that has been the bane of biofuels’ existence …

Driven by Propel Fuels, California Now Leads the Nation in Low Carbon Fuels
September 15, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(Propel/MarketWired)  Young and Diverse Californians at the Center of Surge in Low Carbon Fuel Volumes in Major Oil Industry Transition  —  California’s Big Oil disrupting climate-change policies have been extended to 2030, and the state …

New Data Reaffirms Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel
September 14, 2016 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic modeling by Purdue University continues to reduce predicted emissions of ‘indirect land use change’  —  Biomass-based fuels present a tremendous opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable mix of renewable energy. …

CAFE Standards: What’s Biomass Got to Do with It?
September 9, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their Draft Technical Assessment Report …

Trump Should Push Biofuels on Corn Belt Swing, Santorum Says
August 5, 2016 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Republican nominee Trump backs U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard; Tactic would exploit a Clinton weakness, Rick Santorum says  —  Donald Trump’s campaign swing through the Corn Belt on Friday should include a …

It’s Time to Rethink Methane
August 1, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(GNA Journal)  GNA hosted its second-annual Rethink Methane Symposium on June 29-30 in Sacramento, California, which gathered more than 250 attendees to look at impediments and obstacles to harnessing the state’s substantial renewable methane feedstocks …

Washington State’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Ignores Biofuels’ Climate Benefits
July 25, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Washington state’s proposed Clean Air Rule (CAR) fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and in fact penalizes their use, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) told the Washington Department of …

Vehicle Rules Will Fall Short on Emissions, Fuel Savings, Agencies Say
July 18, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  U.S. vehicle efficiency rules won’t deliver the carbon reductions or fuel savings President Barack Obama promised in his first term because cheap gasoline has set off a buying spree of …

US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) today took the first step in the mid-term evaluation of the National …

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel
July 15, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the first city in San Diego County to switch its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to a …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul
July 8, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda Motor Co. …

California’s Climate Change Agency Just Approved a $500 Million Plan — But There’s No Money for It
June 27, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Liam Dillon (Los Angeles Times)  … Money to fund these efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes from the state’s cap-and-trade program, which requires businesses such as oil refineries and manufacturers to buy permits based on how …

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment
June 23, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications.

However, there are limitations when compared …

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign
June 16, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched a promotional media campaign for the fifth straight year. With a theme of “More is …

UIA Calls on CARB to Recognize Role of Ethanol in Reducing Carbon
June 1, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help …

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction
May 17, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced Biofuel, biodiesel, holds significant promise in the effort to reduce carbon emissions. Last year, biodiesel …

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB
May 17, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under …

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand
May 16, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending …

Europe Continues to Get Biodiesel Wrong
May 6, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A provocative opinion piece on Europe’s reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory  —  It is clear there is a politicized agenda in Europe to undermine sustainable, liquid biofuels …

CARB Issues Update on LCFS Pathway Certification
May 4, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Air Resources Board staff has completed review of all ethanol pathway applications submitted on or before Jan. 31, 2016 through the alternative fuels portal (AFP). These submissions included …

RFA Publishes Analysis of California LCFS Data
April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain-based ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions …

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production
April 26, 2016 – 8:05 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by 20 percent. The 18 day trial was conducted at the Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) …

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners
April 26, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020, green campaigners have said.

Biodiesel …

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option
April 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications.

“Biodiesel improves lubricity when compared …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

CA Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Questioned: Study Raises Doubts About Long-Term Viability of Rule
April 6, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  California’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard may not be able to survive long term unless more biodiesel and corn-based ethanol are allowed into the state’s market quickly, according to a …

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — April 6, 2016
March 31, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR:  Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace  —  April 6, 2016

Join Genscape for an educational webinar that will provide insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California and fuel-type specific infrastructure limitations that are impacting blending growth.

The webinar will discuss the impact …

A Model of State and Federal Biofuel Policy: Feasibility Assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard
March 3, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Adam Christensen, Benjamin Hobbs (Science Direct/Applied Energy)  Biofuel policy is under near constant review at both the federal and state level. For example, as part of on-going implementation of the California Low Carbon Fuel …

An Update on Alternate Fuels and Taxes
March 2, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by John Martin (Fleet Equipment Magazine)  … The fuel tax credit for LNG was also made in energy equivalency rather than gallons since LNG occupies so little volume. The tax credit will either be calculated on …

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing
February 27, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) on …

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds
February 23, 2016 – 8:15 pm | One Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple: Grow an acre of corn for fuel and it means you have to grow another …

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge
February 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.  … After a couple of years in limbo due to challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel …

US Files Civil Complaint against VW for Clean Air Act Violations
February 9, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

(Biodiesel Magazine/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. EPA, filed a civil complaint Jan. 4 in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group …

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO
January 29, 2016 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement from Chevron, was appointed CEO of Ensyn Corporation and elected to its Board of Directors. …

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?
January 28, 2016 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly among public and private fleets looking to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality without …

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines
January 27, 2016 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Mack Trucks, Inc./For Construction Pros)  Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board
January 26, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest – announced that California’s Air Resources Board officially approved its groundbreaking ethanol production process under the …

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
January 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell or trade credits; Using stationary fuel cells to convert biogas from wastewater treatment into renewable hydrogen, …

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude
January 22, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil.

And …

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners
January 22, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass, which can be co-processed in its existing refineries, along with traditional crude oil. And the …

CARB Releases FAQ on New LCFS Regulations in Advance of Deadline
January 12, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … CARB has said that those meeting the January deadline will be guaranteed a carbon intensity (CI) rating this year. Ethanol pathways will be processed in the first batch, scheduled …

California Sugarcane Ethanol Pathway Certified by CARB
January 11, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P) recently announced the certification of the carbon intensity (CI) pathway for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol by the California’s Air …

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines
January 8, 2016 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Volvo) Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks today (January 7, 2016) signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack® engines. Renewable diesel fuel delivers performance similar to diesel refined from …

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
January 4, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of …

Capitalizing on Ethanol’s Strengths
December 23, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jenning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Each fall the American Coalition for Ethanol brings members together to identify the goals we’ll pursue for the coming year. We did a series of listening …

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel
December 23, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the Energy Security and Independence Act requirements, first determined the Life Cycle Carbon Intensity of mid-west …

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity
December 23, 2015 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and …

California LCFS Presents Opportunities for Ethanol Producers
December 21, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

By John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CARB readopts standards, and sets time lines and treatment for legacy pathways.  —  In the first three quarters of 2015, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits increased in price …

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways
December 18, 2015 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications for comments at the LCFS website. Among the multiple applications for different processing pathways of …

Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines
December 11, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks — United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today approved the use of renewable diesel fuel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines, offering …

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for Its Renewable Gasoline
November 27, 2015 – 9:10 pm | No Comment

(Ensyn/Biomass Magazine)  Robert Graham, chairman of Ensyn Corp., is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. EPA for its renewable gasoline product, RFGasoline. This approval, pursuant to …

Propel Fuels Reports Strong Consumer Adoption of Renewable Diesel as Retail Sales Rise 300 Percent in Southern California
November 18, 2015 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels/PR Newswire)  Drivers Choose Superior Performance, Better Value and Cleaner Emissions of Diesel HPR  —  Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) across Southern California in August 2015, and consumer adoption of the fuel …

EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a 2nd Time on Pollution Tests
November 3, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher (Associated Press/Washington Post)  … The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the California Air Resources Board, said Volkswagen installed software on thousands of Audi, Porsche and VW cars with six-cylinder diesel engines …

How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?
October 23, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business)  … From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions) tested three diesel cars: a Volkswagen Jetta, a Volkswagen Passat, and …

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change
September 28, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next …

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel
September 28, 2015 – 11:20 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for the cleanest, most efficient ways to cut carbon. Turns out, biodiesel is at the top …

West Virginia Engineer Presented VW Emissions Findings a Year Ago
September 23, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

by David Morgan (Automotive News/Reuters)  Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely type to take down one of the world’s most powerful companies.

But he and his small …

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table
September 22, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix of successes and setbacks for the low carbon fuel industry. California leads the nation on …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling
September 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this week over proposed changes. A new environmental coalition launched ads attacking proposed ballot measures. Lawsuits …

Jerry Brown: “Oil Lobby Gutted California’s Climate Bill”
September 14, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown called the derailment of efforts to cut gasoline cosumption “a well-financed oil industry effort”, but Brown vowed to keep pushing on efforts to reduce the …

California Takes the Lead on Climate Policy
September 9, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute)  … As Alejandro Lazo reported in the Wall Street Journal last week:
Democrats in California, which already has the toughest climate-change rules in the U.S., are pushing to strengthen …

Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?
September 8, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to examine boosting gasoline octane ratings to achieve greater greenhouse gas emission control standards for passenger vehicles after 2025. Higher octane …

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels
September 1, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms of climate change with innovation, resolve, and biofuel policies.

California’s determination to recapture its milder and …

INSIGHT-California’s Push for Cleaner Buses Could Edge out Natural Gas
July 2, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that effectively ushered out diesel as the primary fuel for buses in the state and …

CA-GREET 2.0 Model and Documentation
June 8, 2015 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  At its July 2015 hearing, the California Air Resources Board (Board) will consider the re-adoption of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Among the staff proposals the Board will be …

California Air Resources Board Holds Workshop on LCFS Re-Adoption
April 6, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard re-adoption process. The CARB workshop presentation is now posted online, …

CARB’s revision of indirect land-use change (ILUC) modeling …

California GHG Reporting Obligations Extend to Ethanol
March 2, 2015 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes.(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California has embarked upon the most aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction program in the world.  As a result of California’s Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions …

Oberon Fuels Poised for Growth as State of California Approves Dimethyl Ether (DME) for Legal Use as a Vehicle Fuel
February 26, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Oberon Fuels)  Another milestone for the introduction of a new, low carbon fuel in the United States

Oberon Fuels, Inc. (“Oberon”), the first company to produce fuel-grade dimethyl ether (“DME”) in North America, announced today that …

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”
February 26, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going Global” was held in Grapevine, Texas, with the participation of several representatives of the ethanol …

California’s Revised LCFS Challenged: Biofuel Industry Questions Standard’s Lack of Real-World Data
February 18, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though real-world data suggest biofuel production has not led to so-called indirect land-use change, the California Air Resources Board, or CARB, continues to see ILUC as a vital part of …

California Air Resources Board (ARB) Hearing on the Re-Adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
February 16, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board) On Thursday, February 19th (and perhaps continuing to the 20th), the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a Board Hearing to consider the re-adoption of a revised Low Carbon Fuel …

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina
February 9, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been issued a first-of-its-kind feedstock-only pathway by the California Air Resources Board for the production of …

Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models
January 20, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Predictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA, but where concrete real-world data and observations exist, they should take precedence. Sound policymaking and …

Rep. Jared Huffman Introduces New Bill to Replace Gas Tax, Ensure Solvency of Highway Trust Fund, Fight Climate Change
January 14, 2015 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA 2nd)) New bill would ensure solvency of Highway Trust Fund, fully-fund public transportation — Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Gas Tax Replacement Act of 2015, new legislation to stabilize …

Indirect Land Use Change: ARB Needs Evidence, Not Theory
December 12, 2014 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Steve Shaffer (Capitol Weekly)  …  More than two millennia later, Sacramento has its own version of the Flat Earth Society—the California Air Resources Board (ARB). Only this time, the debate isn’t over the shape …

California’s ILUC Analysis Must Consider Newly Released Real-World Data
December 11, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has again called on the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to adjust its current indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis to better reflect real-world land use patterns. …

New CARD Study on Indirect Land Use Change
November 18, 2014 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  A new analysis of real-world land use data by Iowa State University raises serious concerns about the accuracy of models used by regulatory agencies regarding “indirect land use changes” (ILUC) attributed …

Trestle Energy Wins Approval For Innovative, Low-Emissions Biofuel Pathway From British Columbia
November 11, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Pollution Online/PR Newswire) BC Designates Trestle Energy as Lowest Emissions Ethanol Producer in U.S.

Today, Trestle Energy – an American startup with facilities in Mason City, Iowa – announced that British Columbia, Canada has officially approved its groundbreaking process for producing …

California Soliciting Comments on LCFS Rule Overhaul
November 10, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) is being overhauled, and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is requesting input during the rulemaking comment period by November 17th. Two …

California Air Resources Board (ARB) Overhauls Low Carbon Fuel Standard
November 5, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is in the midst of an overhaul of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  Two of the issues most important to the low carbon fuels industry are the carbon …

RFA Hammers CARB on ILUC Analysis
October 17, 2014 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)   Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen has submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) where he expresses concern over their analysis of indirect land …

Bioethanol Plant Fuelling CHP Facility
October 10, 2014 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

By David Appleyard (Co-Generation and On-Site Power Production)  A new bioethanol production plant that has been commissioned in Brazil is helping to fuel an adjacent cogeneration facility that supplies process steam, as well as electricity …

Capturing the California ‘Golden Gallon’
October 1, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biodiesel produced from corn distillers oil (CDO) is assigned an extremely low carbon intensity (CI) score under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, making it a tremendously …

GranBio Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production at 21 Million Gallon Plant in Alagoas, Brazil
September 25, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World’s largest-known cellulosic ethanol project to date comes online in Brazil in record time.

In Brazil, GranBio has initiated production at the first commercial-scale plant for second-generation ethanol in the Southern …

Producers Share Revolutionary Efforts at Corn Ethanol Plants
August 7, 2014 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many ethanol advocates attending and speaking at the 2014 American Coalition for Ethanol conference are not strangers to the ethanol industry. Even though they have been with the industry …

LCFS Developments: Proposal to Simplify Application Process
July 2, 2014 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by John Sens (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  On May 31, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop outlining some of its proposed changes to the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program. Among the changes proposed were …

California Low-Carbon Rule Survives Big Legal Challenge
July 1, 2014 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

By Dale Kasler (Sacramento Bee)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, one of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global warming, survived a significant legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit …

CARB’s ILUC Analysis Out of Date, Out of Step with Current Independent ILUC Studies
April 14, 2014 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) pertinent to CARB’s draft indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis.

Geoff Cooper, RFA’s senior vice president, notes in his submission …

EPA Seeks Small Entity Participation on Upcoming Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
April 2, 2014 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel …

Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties
March 11, 2014 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists and researchers submitted a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on March 6 urging the …

California to Consider Updating ILUC for Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 12:19 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding two public workshops regarding the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) this week – one to discuss general updates to the LCFS regulation, and the second …

California Air Resources Board to Hold Hearing on Biodiesel March 20
March 8, 2014 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(California Air Resources Board)  ARB’s diesel fuel regulations are geared toward controlling criteria pollutant emissions from hydrocarbon-based fuels and are not intended to provide a market pathway for alternative diesel fuels (ADF), such as biodiesel.  With …

California to Expand Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 2030 with More Stringent Targets
February 13, 2014 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  California plans to expand its first-in-the-nation Low Carbon Fuel Standard with more aggressive emissions-reduction rules through 2030, even as the current program faces a possible US Supreme Court challenge.

In the scoping …

Iogen Announces New Drop-In Cellulosic Biofuel
February 12, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Iogen)  Iogen Corporation today announced it has developed and patented a new method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations.

The company estimates there is refining capacity in place to incorporate …

ARB Delays New Biodiesel Rules To Address South Coast NOx Concerns
December 30, 2013 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

(Inside EPA)  State air board officials this week postponed until March the possible adoption of new rules for biodiesel and other “alternative diesel” fuel blends, in order to consider last-minute concerns raised by South Coast …

Big Changes in California LCFS Are Called for in a New Report
November 20, 2013 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by John Kingston (Platts)  The University of California-Davis has a new study out about California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Once you get past the standard dry academic writing, much of it is fairly startling.

We care about …

Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 19, 2013 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Dana Hull (San Jose Mercury News)  In a victory for environmentalists, clean energy advocates and state regulators, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California’s clean-fuel standards in a 2-1 decision Wednesday. The fuel …

California, Federal Methods to Push Renewable-Fuel Use Stir Conflict
August 29, 2013 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  It’s even possible that conflicting state and federal policies on renewable fuels, both aimed at reducing global warming, could actually make things worse, some scientists say.

 

California and the federal …

Court Rules to Uphold California LCFS, but Requires Corrective Action
July 22, 2013 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 15, California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in the lawsuit filed by Poet LLC against the California Air Resources Board. The lawsuit, originally filed …

Chevron VP: Forget Cellulosic Biofuel, Build Better Cars
February 8, 2013 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  The oil industry is mounting a concerted push to roll back biofuel mandates, both in Washington and Sacramento.

At the federal level, oil lobbyists have joined with environmentalists and ranchers — a …

RFA Urges CARB to Revise Carbon Intensity Values under the LCFS
January 24, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is urging the California Air Resources Board to revise indirect land use change (ILUC) penalties assigned to certain biofuels under the state’s low carbon fuel …

Slow Rollout of E15 in California Means Higher Prices at Pump
November 16, 2012 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Approval of E15 in California is moving slowly and, ultimately, the losers are consumers, who will pay more for gasoline, said Andy Foster, spokesperson for Aemetis Inc., a biofuel …

California, No Longer the State Where the Future Happens First
October 31, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/BioEnergy Producers Association)  For the past decade, repressive provisions in statute have discouraged developers of conversion technologies from operating in California.

Among its statutory roadblocks, the state has a scientifically inaccurate …

Diesel Technology Forum Statement on the UC-Berkeley Study on Secondary Organic Aerosols
October 25, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today regarding the study published this week by the University of California-Berkeley comparing diesel and gasoline emissions. Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel …

California Defends Greenhouse Gas Regulation for Fuels
October 24, 2012 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll  (Reuters)  California attorneys advocating for a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fuels came under stern questioning from a three-judge panel on Tuesday (October f16, 2012), in a case that threatens …

Opis LCFS Workshop December 13-14, 2012 San Francisco, CA
October 3, 2012 – 11:13 am | No Comment
Opis LCFS Workshop   December 13-14, 2012    San Francisco, CA

California • New England • Quebec • British Columbia • Oregon • Ontario
The Low Carbon Fuel Standard wave is spreading across North America.

Attend this premiere workshop and hear from the leading authorities who are creating …

$1-2/gal Price Hikes, Refinery Closures Seen Under California LCFS
October 3, 2012 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(Opisnet.com)  While already suffering through the highest pump prices in the continental U.S., Californians could face even higher gasoline and diesel costs when new low carbon fuel regulations gain traction Jan. 1, warn fuel experts. …

Fueling California Releases First of its Kind Comprehensive Issue Brief on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
September 13, 2012 – 8:59 pm | No Comment

(Fueling California)  Issue brief reviews and highlights, the best and most current research and analysis on all viewpoints of the LCFS

Fueling California  released “A Comprehensive Analysis of Current Research and Outlook for the Future,” a …

UC Riverside Developing Biofuel Formulations for California
August 30, 2012 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Sean Nealon  (UCR Today)  Research supports several California measures that aim to increase the use of renewable fuels and reduce greenhouse gases
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s College of Engineering – Center for Environmental …

When, Where and How Wood Is Used Impact Carbon Emissions from Deforestation
May 29, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Research Web)  A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.

The study, published May 13 in the advance online …

California Wins Temporary Reinstatement of Carbon Fuel Standard
April 24, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

By Karen Gullo and Lynn Doan  (Bloomberg)  California won temporary reinstatement of its low-carbon fuel standard, which was blocked last year by a federal judge.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco yesterday granted a request by California officials to …

California to Appeal Ruling against Fuel Standard
February 6, 2012 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Equipment World)  States considering a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will be watching the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to see if it will overturn a lower court’s decision that California’s LCFS is unconstitutional.

The appellate court …

Judge Denies Petition to Implement California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
January 24, 2012 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill denied the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) motion to stay the decision he issued on December 29, 2011 that had halted the enforcement of …

The ILUC Debate, Four Years Later
January 12, 2012 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dineen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …The scientific community has better data, improved modeling tools, and a better appreciation of the uncertainty and complexity involved in ILUC analysis. But, above all, they …

Cool Planet BioFuels Announces Road Testing of Negative Carbon Gasoline Begins in California
January 12, 2012 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(Cool Planet BioFuels/MarketWatch)  Cool Planet BioFuels announced today it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to begin fleet-testing its negative carbon gasoline. Cool Planet BioFuel’s technology converts low-grade biomass — such …

US Federal Court Issues Injunction against California Low Carbon Fuel Standard
December 30, 2011 – 9:32 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane  and Todd Guerrero  (Biofuels Digest/Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.)  Us federal judge rules that California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard interferes with the “maintenance of a national economic union unfettered by state-imposed limitations on …

CARB Releases 2011 LCFS Review Report
December 23, 2011 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has completed the first required formal review of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, a regulatory program that requires stakeholders to reduce the carbon …

Doing the Ethanol Shuffle
December 14, 2011 – 10:33 am | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  There’s a hot new craze called the “Ethanol Shuffle” that’s sweeping seaports from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles. No, it’s not a new dance, this shuffle is all about …

For Obama’s Green-Car Revolution, Fits and Starts
December 8, 2011 – 7:52 am | No Comment

by Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens (The WashingtonPost) The Obama administration has poured roughly $5 billion in taxpayer funds into the electric-car industry, offering incentives to manufacturers, their suppliers and even car buyers who might want …

Fulcrum Bioenergy’s $115M IPO: The 10-Minute Version
September 26, 2011 – 6:43 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first zero-cost feedstock biofuels company comes to the public markets with its IPO.

…Fulcrum becomes the 12th company to file for an IPO in the industrial biotech boom, which began …

Biodiesel Sets Sail
August 23, 2011 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Sims (Biodiesel Magazine)  A high percentage of biodiesel is used by consumers on land, and marine operators are trying to match that same level of usage by sea

…Perhaps no one understands the trials …

California Studies Present Conflicting Views on Ethanol
June 2, 2011 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two recently released studies examining California’s future energy needs address biofuels’ role in contributing to the state’s fuel mix. Both reports are aimed at evaluating methods to reduce the …

CARB Tackling Crude Oil’s Carbon Intensity in LCFS
February 23, 2011 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder  (DomesticFuel.com)  …(S)till under fire is CARB’s final ruling on the carbon intensity levels given for ethanol and biodiesel. When CARB determined the original levels of corn ethanol, it essentially barred the fuel …

2 Studies Target Sticking Points, Gaps in Life-Cycle Calculations of Biofuels
February 18, 2011 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Jenny Mandel (New York Times/Greenwire)  Conducting in-depth life-cycle assessments of the environmental impacts of biofuels is complicated, and new research suggests some questions in comparing biofuels to alternatives like petroleum-based fuels will never be …

Ethanol Gets Seat on California LCFS Panel
February 18, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)   Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper has been selected to represent the ethanol industry on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Low Carbon Fuels …

CARB to Review Ethanol Carbon Intensity Amendments
January 22, 2011 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board will hold a public hearing Feb. 24 to consider 25 amendments proposed by various ethanol producers, representing 1.6 billion gallons of annual domestic production, …

Popping the Hood on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Digest Special Series
January 6, 2011 – 9:03 am | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (NewFuelsAlliance/Biofuels Digest)   …(W)hat’s good and what needs to be fixed in the LCFS? Where should the biofuels industry be happy, be  hopeful, or be hopping mad? Brooke Coleman of the New Fuels Alliance …