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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.

-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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Blog: Competing with Sub $50 Oil – a Strategy for Biofuels
September 3, 2016 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Irshad Ahmed  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels International)  If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society?

The answer …

Working Paper: Implementing Effective Carbon Pricing
October 27, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by James Rydge (New Climate Economy)  Support for carbon pricing is growing around the world.  Governments, businesses and investors are recognising that nationally-appropriate taxes and trading schemes, as part of a well-aligned package of policies for low-carbon …

GAO Report Addresses DOD Alternative Fuels Investments
August 17, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In late July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report focused on U.S. Department of Defense investments in alternative fuels. The report notes that while the DOE has purchased …

Veterans: Renewable Fuel Law a National Security Issue
July 27, 2015 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Carol Hunter (Des Moines Register)  Three retired military officers made the case Wednesday that development and use of renewable fuels is a key component of national security.  Specifically, the officers argued that Congress should …

Ignorance or Ignoring is Bliss
June 30, 2015 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many so-called “experts” fail to account for the contributions of ethanol or, in many cases, simply ignore those contributions in order to make their point, writes Mike Bryan. I …

US Military Base in Afghanistan to Make Biodiesel from UCO
March 26, 2015 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Springboard Biodiesel/Biodiesel Magazine)  Springboard Biodiesel announced March 25 that it has been selected to provide its turn-key, small-scale biodiesel processing system to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan.

Springboard Biodiesel’s BioPro 380EX and SpringPro …

With “True Cost” Of Emissions Factored In, Gasoline Would Cost $3.80/Gallon MORE Than The Pump Price
March 10, 2015 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

by James Ayre (CleanTechnica)  If the “true costs” of emissions — increased rates of premature death, illness, increased loads on the healthcare system, lowered crop yields, missed work days, higher insurance damages from extreme weather …

Military May Have to Tell Lawmakers Before Filling the Tank
December 18, 2014 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Roll Call) … The legislation would allow the Defense Department to continue buying biofuels in bulk but raises the threshold for qualifying purchases. The department has to consider “the fully burdened cost” of the fuels and …

Biobased Briquettes, Not Bombs, for the Taliban?
December 11, 2012 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From time to time, we report on correspondence exchanged with our veterans and serving men and women in the field, on the subject of the strategic and tactical opportunities in biofuels …

The True Cost of the Military’s Oil Addiction
August 22, 2011 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(CNN Money)  Among the many incentives pushing the military to use less oil, reducing the number of casualties it takes to protect vulnerable fuel convoys is one of the most important.

1 in 8 soldiers killed …

Senator Warner and Vice Admiral McGinn Discuss Energy Security, Fuel Economy
August 17, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

(The Pew Charitable Trusts)  This week, former Navy secretary and U.S. senator John W. Warner (R-Va.) is traveling with Vice Adm. Dennis V. McGinn (Ret.), vice chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, as part …

The Solid Science behind E15
August 2, 2011 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (The Hill)  …And yet, in his op-ed published July 26 in The Hill, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) ignores the physical, economic and national security costs of our nation’s continued …

Price of Ethanol and Price of Oil According to the New York Times
December 13, 2010 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Raymond J. Learsy (Huffington Post)  In a classic example and contender for the Alfred E. Neuman “I Don’t Get It” prize of the year the New York Times’ editorial page of December 9th outdid itself.

First …

Syracuse University Partners with Arden-Fox to Support the Advancement of Department of Defense’s Net Zero Energy Initiative
October 18, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire)  Syracuse partnership substitutes petroleum diesel with biodiesel

Syracuse University today announced a partnership to advance the use of biofuels by the U.S. armed forces as an alternative energy source.  The effort involves entrepreneurs John …

Local View: Consider Complete Costs of Waging War for Imported Oil
August 24, 2010 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Chuck Woodside (Journal Star)  In a recent speech about energy, President Barack Obama said: “If we refuse to take into account the full costs of our fossil fuel addiction — if we don’t factor in …

The Ministry of Oil Defense
August 9, 2010 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Peter Maass (Foreign Policy) It’s not polite to say so, but if Americans understood just how many trillions their military was really spending on protecting oil, they wouldn’t stand for it.

Shortly after the Marines …

Securing Foreign Oil: A Case for Including Military Operations in the Climate Change Impact of Fuels
July 21, 2010 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Adam J. Liska and Richard K. Perrin  (Environment Magazine)  Military operations are major industrial activities that use massive amounts of fuel and materials that significantly contribute to climate change. In this article, we assert …