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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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DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Sees Greater Collaboration with DOE Office of Fossil Energy in Its Future
March 1, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This morning at the “Defense Production Act (DPA) Advanced Drop-in Biofuels Production Project Round 2 Industry Roundtable” held at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, Zia Haq, …

Mind the (Carbon) Gap: With Sustainable Aviation Fuels, What Will It Take, Who’s Gonna Pay?
February 27, 2017 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So there’s this gap, say researchers at Utrecht University in their report on aviation biofuels, between the emission goals that airlines have set themselves (call this, carbon-neutral growth), and what …

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study
February 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas …

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels
December 20, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on the use of biofuels and their role in our current and future global energy supply.

It …

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 …

Not So Prolific: U.S. Shale Faces A Reality Check
December 13, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  …  Speaking at the National Oil-equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) in Houston a few months ago, IHS Markit’s associate direct for Plays and Basins, Reed Olmstead, poked holes in the notion …

Trump Tabs Another Climate Denier, This Time for Interior
December 12, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Magill  (Climate Central)  U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a sixth-term Republican from Washington State who is a climate change denier and an ardent opponent of regulations for greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated …

What is Australia’s Biofuel Future?
November 7, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Ecogeneration)  With growing interest in Australia in the production of liquid biofuels, bio-refining experts Geoff Bell, CEO of Australian company Microbiogen, and Ed de Jong, vice-president of development at Dutch renewable chemicals company Avantium, consider …

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector
October 24, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the sector. Innovations and public policies …

The War against Ethanol Began in the 1920S
September 30, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Big Oil has been fighting the ethanol industry for a long time. Since the 1920s, to be exact.   —  In a recent feature by Automobile Magazine, the publication traces the roots of …

Investors Have $100 Billion to Spend on Oil Assets No One Else Wants
August 12, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by David Carey, Laura J Keller, Meenal Vamburkar (Bloomberg)  Buyout firms target soured loans with eye on taking ownership; Drillers unload assets to stay afloat as cash crunch deepens —  … Deals are picking up for a few key reasons. …

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering
July 27, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap oil  —  If Big Oil was a two-engine airplane, you could say it’s been flying …

World’s Biggest Banks Are Driving Climate Change, Pumping Billions Into Extreme Fossil Fuels
June 14, 2016 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

(EcoWatch/Rainforest Action Network)  A report released Tuesday by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Sierra Club and Oil Change International provides the first look at bank financing for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement, showing that the …

The Carbon XPRIZE: Exponential Approaches to Energy and Climate
June 6, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by  Marcius Extavour and Paul Bunje (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Under the right conditions, biofuels and biomass-based energy systems can be sustainable, modular, scalable, carbon neutral, or even carbon negative. This has been known for some time, …

The President’s Long Game on Fossil Fuels
November 10, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by James P. Lenfestey  (Star Tribune)  …    Keystone would not, as Obama noted, have any noticeable economic benefit to the U.S., and probably would have a negative impact, since it could actually increase domestic …

Time to Cap Fossil Fuel Pollution
September 21, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Instead of setting a blend wall for ethanol, why not set a fossil fuel pollution cap, writes Mike Bryan of BBI International. — … I have a crazy idea. Instead …

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 …

Poll: More Americans Say They Prioritize Alternative Energy to Fossil Fuels
December 30, 2014 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Holeywell  (FuelFix)  A new survey shows vastly more Americans think the country should prioritize developing alternative energy sources over expanding fossil fuel production.

Survey respondents favored developing alternative energy sources like wind, solar and …

As US Cleans up, It’s Exporting More Pollution
December 11, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Dina Cappiello (Associated Press)   Heat-trapping pollution released into the atmosphere from rising exports of U.S. gasoline and diesel dwarfs the cuts made from fuel efficiency standards and other efforts to reduce global warming …

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard
December 1, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to …

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels at the Heritage Foundation
December 1, 2014 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Carole Abourached* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Derrick Morgan, Vice President for the Institute for Economic Freedom & Opportunity hosted a presentation on the moral case for fossil fuels November 17, 2014 at the Heritage.  According …

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry
November 21, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud the bill, which calls for …

EU Transport: Emission Savings of Biofuels 80% Better than Thought, New Calculations Show
November 14, 2014 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Ecofys)  European calculation rules substantially underestimate the climate benefit of biofuels in the transport sector. Their greenhouse gas emissions should be compared with the emissions of the fossil fuels that they replace in the market. …

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research
November 13, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, as part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy approach, the Department of Energy has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that also reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. …

Green Growth: A U.S. Program for Controlling Climate Change and Expanding Job Opportunities
September 18, 2014 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks  (Center for American Progress)   …   This report quantifies the level of investment required for the United States to align emissions reductions with international goals …

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 …

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions
July 9, 2014 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel.  It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal …

House Committee Passes Anti-Biofuel Amendments in Markup Session
May 22, 2014 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) On May 7, the House Armed Service Committee held a markup session on H.R. 4435, the fiscal year 2015 national defense authorization bill. During that markup session, committee members voted in …

100% Drop-In Aviation Fuels Are Closer, as Blue Sun Demo Plant Goes 24/7 in Missouri
March 25, 2014 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA, and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel/day (4,200 gallon/per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels ISOCONVERSION facility in St. Joseph, Mo. …

Department of Energy Releases $8 Billion Solicitation for Advanced Fossil Energy Projects
December 18, 2013 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department published a solicitation today, making up to $8 billion in loan guarantee authority available to support innovative advanced fossil energy projects …

Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction
October 29, 2013 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

N. Butt, H. L. Beyer, J. R. Bennett, D. Biggs, R. Maggini, M. Mills, A. R. Renwick, L. M. Seabrook, H. P. Possingham (Science Magazine)  Despite a global political commitment to reduce biodiversity loss by …

Fueled vs Electric Cars: The Great Race Begins
September 4, 2013 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

Thomas Blakeslee  (Renewable Energy World)  …Though solar electric is the clear winner based on land use, biofuels are still in the race (particularly if commercial scale) designer algae becomes a reality. Biofuels have a gigantic …

Celanese to Make Low-Cost Ethanol From Gas if U.S. Policy Changes
July 25, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by Jack Kaskey  (Bloomberg)  Celanese Corp. (CE) would make low-cost ethanol for U.S. motorists using natural gas if policy makers end subsidies for corn-based production and amend the law that allows only renewable sources of …