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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
August 8, 2013 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

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

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Trump Adviser Peter Thiel Questions ‘Group Think’ of Restricting Carbon Emissions
March 8, 2017 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by James Osborne (Fuel Fix)  Peter Thiel, the technology investor and adviser to President Donald Trump, questioned the global push towards restricting carbon emissions as “group think” while speaking Tuesday at the energy conference CERAWeek …

Time for Full Carbon Accounting
April 22, 2016 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

by Zoltán Szabó (Biofuels Digest)  The sustainability aspects of transport fuels are in the spotlight this year in Brussels as a number of key files make their way through the process, namely the Energy Union …

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession
March 21, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09 Great Recession U.S. total carbon emissions declined rapidly due to a combination effective Government energy and …

Carbon Pricing Beats Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
October 16, 2015 – 8:45 am | No Comment

(Environmental Leader)  Currently planned fuel economy standards (extended to the year 2050) would cost 10 percent of the economy’s global gross domestic product (GDP) in 2050, compared with only 6 percent under cap-and-trade carbon pricing, …

Zero Emission Vehicles: Not Really
September 21, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Don Siefkes, Debbie Baron and Eileen Broderick (E100 Ethanol Group, Mendo Alcohol Fuel Group) … California Governor Jerry Brown and other Governors, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and much of the major media …

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade
August 24, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by …

EPA’s ‘MOVES’ Could Cripple Higher Ethanol Blends
August 17, 2015 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … The RFS is very important to our industry, but focusing on it alone, has caused us to take our eye off the dealer. The down card trumps everything …

EPA Finding on Aircraft Emissions Can’t Be Counted on to Motivate Biofuels Development and Deployment
June 12, 2015 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the world of renewable jet fuel, hopes that the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding that greenhouse gases from aircraft pose a risk to human health might lead to incentives for …

U.S. May Take First Step to Curb Airline Emissions This Week: Sources
June 3, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici (Planet Ark/Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans as soon as Friday to determine whether carbon dioxide from aircraft endangers public health, a first step to regulating emissions from the aviation sector, …

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched
December 3, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies …

A Carbon Accounting System for the Future
August 15, 2014 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Making sure the federal accounting system for biogenic carbon emissions—ensuring that it is an accurate system, and taking into scientific account the unique features of biomass in the carbon cycle is front …

UK Aviation Group Calls for Government Backing to Kick-Start Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels
August 11, 2014 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) The potential to reduce UK aviation’s annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 million tonnes by 2030 through the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels can only be realised with government support, says UK industry …

The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb
December 5, 2013 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by  Jessica Goad and Matt Lee-Ashley  (Center for American Progress)  Spanning more than one-fifth of the U.S. landmass, America’s national forests, national parks, and other public lands have long been valued for their ability to absorb and store …

Land Use Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions of European Biofuel Policies Utilizing the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Model
September 4, 2013 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Darlington, Dennis Kahlbaum, Don O’Connor, Steffen Mueller, PhD (Air Improvement Resource, Inc./(S&T)2 Consultants Inc./University of Illinois, Chicago)  …The European Union (EU) is considering amending its current biofuel policy. The current policy, adopted in 2009, calls for 10% …

Palm Oil, Paper, Biofuels Production on Peatlands Drive Large GHG Emissions
February 11, 2013 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

(Mongabay.com)  Degradation of peat swamps for oil palm and timber plantations is a substantially larger source of greenhouse gas emissions than previously believed, finds a new study published in the journalNature.

An international team of researchers …

Growing Palm Oil Trees For Biofuels Could Accelerate Climate Change, Study Finds
February 2, 2013 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters/Huffington Post)  Growing palm oil trees to make biofuels could be accelerating the effects of climate change, new research showed on Wednesday, adding further weight to claims the crop is not environmentally sustainable.

In …

Study Shows Policy, Not Economy, Drives Future Carbon Reductions
January 3, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Center for Climate Strategies)  Existing Local, State, and Federal Policies — Not Cheap Natural Gas or Economic Downturn — Identified As Largest Driver Behind Declining Carbon Emissions Projections

20 New Federal, State, and Local Actions Also …

Biomass Burning Really Heats Things Up: New Study Shows Significance of Fire’s Brown Carbon for Global Warming
July 6, 2012 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development / Environmental News Network)  Emissions from forest fires and other biomass burning has a greater impact on global warming than previously understood, according to a new study.

“We used to …

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 …

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 …

UK Climate Advisers Recommend International Aviation Emissions Be Included in National Carbon Budgets
April 23, 2012 – 12:37 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the UK government on national carbon targets, has recommended international aviation and shipping emissions be included in carbon budgets and the UK’s 2050 overall target …

Carbon Accounting for Forests, Forest Products, and Bioenergy: Recent Studies Released
December 8, 2011 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)A number of new scientific studies have been released examining whether and how forests, forest management practices, forest products, and bioenergy from forests either contribute to or help mitigate climate change …

Review of Peat Surface Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil Palm Plantations in Southeast Asia
November 29, 2011 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Growth in palm oil production has been a key component of meeting growing global demand for vegetable oil, including for biodiesel, over recent decades. This growth has been accompanied by mounting concern over …

Witt Targets Algae Nutrient Gas Market
November 29, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Witt-gas, the German-based company specializing in gas control systems has announced their increased focus on adapting their suite of products and services to the algae cultivation market, with a focus on blending …

Green Super Slime a Potential Solution to Greenhouse Gases
November 29, 2011 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Munro (PostMedia News/Canada.com)  …The faster the organisms suck up carbon dioxide, the better, as John McDougall, president of the National Research Council, envisions big things for the lowly microbes.McDougall is a long-time and …

Links in the Chain: Global Carbon Emissions and Consumption Difficult to Attribute
November 4, 2011 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …A team led by Carnegie’s Steven Davis, and including Ken Caldeira, tracked and quantified this supply chain of global carbon dioxide emissions.    …Traditionally, the carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels is …

ZeaChem Signs Binding Feedstock Agreement with GreenWood Tree Farms to Supply its First Commercial Biorefinery
May 17, 2011 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(Yahoo!Finance/BusinessWire)   ZeaChem Inc., a developer of biorefineries for the conversion of renewable biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals, today announced it has signed a long-term binding term sheet with GreenWood Tree Farm Fund (GTFF), managed …

Systematic Use of Fertilizers Can Save Forests, Fight Climate Change
March 28, 2011 – 8:13 am | No Comment

(IITA)  As the world grapples with the challenge of feeding an ever growing population in the face of dwindling natural resources confounded by climate change, findings from a recent research by IITA show that science-based …

Biofuels: a New Methodology to Estimate GHG Emissions Due to Global Land Use Change
September 28, 2010 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Roland Hiederer, Fabien Ramos, et al. (European Commission Joint Research Centre)  This study implements a new methodology developed by the JRC IES and IE for estimating changes in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from soil and …

Corn Growers Stress Ethanol Efficiency Gains
August 19, 2010 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel)  …Dr. Steffen Mueller, Principal Research Economist for the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, did two presentations at the CUTC, both related to the increasing efficiency of …

Specific Climate Impact of Passenger and Freight Transport (Cars Warm Climate More than Planes)
August 9, 2010 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Jens Borken-Kleefeld, Terje Berntsen and Jan Fuglestvedt  (Environmental Science and Technology)  …An unambiguous ranking of the specific climate impact can be established for freight transportation, with shipping and rail having lowest and light trucks …

Praxair Signs 15-Year CO2 Deal with Osage
July 14, 2010 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Bloomberg/AP)  Industrial gas supplier Praxair Inc. said Tuesday it is buying carbon dioxide from Osage Bio Energy for use in food freezing and processing and drink applications….It is buying carbon dioxide that is produced by …

Biomass Better than Coal? War over Carbon Accounting Erupts
June 24, 2010 – 8:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biomass Digest)  In Washington, the Environment Working Group has released a study that claims the impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACESA)—which has already passed the House of Representatives—would …

The Fuel that Could Lower Foreign Oil Dependence
June 17, 2010 – 2:26 pm | No Comment

by Ken Suarez (MyFoxTampaBay.com)   With images of oil-slicked beaches along the Gulf Coast and millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf, the demand for alternative fuel sources like E85 may soon break wide open.

E85, …

Cropland Carbon Fluxes in the United States: Increasing Geospatial Resolution of Inventory-Based Carbon Accounting
June 4, 2010 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Tristram O. West, Craig C. Brandt, Latha M. Baskaran, Chad M. Hellwinckel, Richard Mueller, Carl J. Bernacchi, Varaprasad Bandaru, Bai Yang, Bradly S. Wilson, Gregg Marland, Richard G. Nelson, Daniel G. De La Torre …