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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

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-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Updating and Improving the Social Cost of Carbon
June 9, 2017 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

(Resources for the Future) The social cost of carbon is an economic tool used to quantify the societal benefits of reducing —or conversely the damages of emitting—one ton of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. The …

Canada Ready to Impose Pollution Caps, Fuel Tax on Provinces
May 19, 2017 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

By David Ljunggren (Reuters)   Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country’s …

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?
May 19, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is $1.22 per gallon, which translates to $51.24 per barrel. Now, on an energy basis — …

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy
May 2, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above its weight class” these days, …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

U.N. Aviation Emissions Pact to Let States Opt out in First Phase: Sources
August 26, 2016 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by  Allison Lampert and Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  A new global deal on curbing aviation emissions will likely give states the right to opt out of its initial voluntary phases, according to sources familiar with the …

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market
July 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel …

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. …

Psst! Heard on the Floor at the International Bioenergy Conference
June 22, 2016 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The eyes of the world might well be on tiny Prince George, British Columbia these days — because that is the proposed site of Canfor’s commercial-scale biofuels and chemicals project. …

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?
May 28, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of …

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High
May 16, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity” scores, saying the application process was inconsistent and left scores too high to meet the …

NGOs Clash over Eligibility of REDD+ Forestry Credits under ICAO’s Proposed Aviation Carbon Offsetting Scheme
April 22, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  … UNFCCC launched in 2008 a programme called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD, later enhanced to REDD+) in developing countries through which a financial value could be created on the value …

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 …

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 …

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016
January 4, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the good ship Digest!  Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland.

As the …

$1M USDA Grant Awarded to The Climate Trust to Build Conservation Investment Fund
September 28, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Climate Trust received a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to launch their inaugural investment fund; structured to provide carbon …

Kyoto Protocol’s Carbon Credit Scheme ‘Increased Emissions by 600m Tonnes’
August 25, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Major UNFCCC carbon trading scheme hit by serious corruption allegations involving organised crime in Russia and Ukraine — A key carbon offsetting scheme was so open to abuse that three quarters …

Oil Industry Kills California Assembly Bill to Support Biofuel Expansion
June 12, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Peter Waldman  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The oil industry did some intellectual gymnastics last week over California’s low-carbon fuel standard, a 2007 mandate that gasoline refiners reduce the carbon intensity of their transportation fuels 10 percent …

Carbon Market Lessons and Global Policy Outlook
March 21, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer, Daniel Raimi (Science Magazine)  Prices in the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading System (EU-ETS) spent 2013 at historic lows. Elected officials have promised to repeal the Australian carbon market. …

Colonialism and the Green Economy: Villagers Defy Pressure to Forfeit Farms for Carbon-Offset
January 14, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Daniel C Marotta and Jennifer Coute-Marotta  (Truthout)  All names are fictitious as sources requested anonymity out of fear of retaliation. Anonymity and people’s  requests that no pictures be taken were prerequisites for attaining interviews. …

Carbon Credits Gone Awry: Coolant Companies Raise Output of Harmful Gas
August 9, 2012 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W. Lehren (The New York Times)  …But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.

They quickly figured out that …

KLM Biofuel Flight to Rio Takes off as Innovative Programme Is Launched to Involve Global Corporations in Aviation Biofuels
June 27, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  As a KLM Boeing 777-200 was readied for yesterday’s longest-ever commercial biofuel flight from Amsterdam to Rio de Janeiro, KLM and aviation biofuel supplier SkyNRG announced a new programme that will involve global corporations …

Soil Erosion Increasing Global Warming Threat: UNEP
February 20, 2012 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)   Global warming will get worse as agricultural methods accelerate the rate of soil erosion, which depletes the amount of carbon the soil is able to store, a United Nations’ Environment Programme …

Carbon Dioxide Applications – A Key to Ethanol Project Developments
November 28, 2011 – 9:20 am | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …All ethanol ventures should take a fresh look at CO2 as a great opportunity for future revenue developments, probably as a primary reason, would be for CO2 recovery and …

Carbon Corner: A New Commodity Futures Contract with a Carbon Twist
March 7, 2011 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Dawson Williams (Carbon Advisory Services/Biofuels Digest)  …It may be not so long in coming considering the volumes of biotech crops and their lower energy footprints.  Should there be a new commodity contract that captures …

Bahamas Waste Biodiesel Hit by ‘Poor’ Oil Quality
December 22, 2010 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Alison Lowe  (The Tribune)  Bahamas Waste’s biodiesel production has been delayed after the company discovered used cooking oil donated for conversion was “in far worse shape” than expected.

Having expected the first batch of biodiesel to …

Carbon Dioxide Recycling in the Biofuels Industry,” a Special Digest report
September 14, 2010 – 7:26 am | No Comment

by Sam A. Rushing (Biofuels Digest)  …Since CO2 has been shown to be the globe’s worst offender as a greenhouse gas, the very use of this gas in a technology which would foster the production …

Carbon Mitigation, Carbon Market Opportunities for Biofuels
May 3, 2010 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington at the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, Rick Gilmore, President/CEO of The GIC Group discussed possible carbon mitigation strategies which the biofuel industry could pursue as U.S. regulations and …

UN Seen Backing Biofuels in Carbon Mechanism
December 9, 2009 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times, Reuters)  A United Nations panel has approved the inclusion of biofuels in a global scheme to reduce cargon emissions, a move that should boost investments in such projects, a Brazilian government official said …