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Drain the Swamp, Clear Cut Mountains
April 4, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Trent Loos (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  …  While there is a lot to be discussed, today it is the subsidies ethanol production gets that we should focus on. Oh wait, there are no longer …

Scientists Are Conspicuously Missing from Trump’s Government
March 14, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  President Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 key science and technology positions that help the government counter risks ranging from chemical and biological attacks to rising seas, a …

National Academies Report Finds Future Biotechnology Products May Overwhelm Agencies
March 14, 2017 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On March 9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) published a report entitled Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology, prepared by the Committee on Future Biotechnology Products …

2016 Survey of Non-Starch Alcohol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers
March 13, 2017 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The reports tracks the status of non-starch alcohol and renewable hydrocarbon projects.

What it is: Publicly available annual report summarizing U.S. advanced biorefinery projects and global trends in the deployment of …

White House’s Proposed Cuts to NOAA Will Undermine Science and Weather Forecasting Vital for Businesses, Military and States
March 6, 2017 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)   According to news reports, the Trump administration is seeking a 17 percent budget cut for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, one of the country’s premier scientific institutions, whose research is …

Icahn on Point on RFS
March 6, 2017 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Carl Icahn was the administration official who called Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, and told him an executive order changing the Renewable Fuel Standard is on the …

State Board Dismisses Appeal of Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project
February 28, 2017 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (Delaware Online/The News Journal)  An appeal of DNREC’s decision to approve the Delaware City Refinery’s planned Ethanol Marketing Project failed Monday before it could begin.
The Coastal Zone Industrial Control Board voted 5-1 …

Growing Hemp for Industrial Purposes to Be Allowed in South Australia
February 27, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Novak (The Advertiser/News.com.au)  Growing and manufacturing hemp for industrial purposes, such as cosmetics, clothing or construction materials, will be allowed in South Australia now the State Government has thrown its support behind a Greens …

California Lawmakers Release Environmental Bills in Attempt to Thwart Trump
February 24, 2017 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them.

The …

The Republican Carbon Tax Is Republican, Say Republicans
February 18, 2017 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic) There’s just one problem: other Republicans.   …  But in an unregulated market, there’s no mechanism  to keep people from emitting carbon dioxide, because it is cheap.

So, et voilà, you invent …

Auto Dealers Want Trump to Weaken Car Emissions Rules
February 5, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Auto dealers are joining the call from carmakers for President Trump to roll back his predecessor’s aggressive vehicle emissions rules.

At the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans, leaders and members …

Informing Policy with Science
February 3, 2017 – 9:26 am | No Comment

by Barbara Schaal (Science Magazine)   … President Trump should include credible scientists in the administration—at all levels and in all federal agencies—not individuals who reject proven science on issues of critical public importance such …

Trump Swamp Work Can Start with RFS Repeal
January 27, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by David Williams (Houston County News/Lacrosse Tribune)  …  Billionaire investor and Trump confidant Carl Icahn is requesting changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law requiring gasoline manufacturers to incorporate renewable fuels into their …

Scientists’ March on Washington
January 26, 2017 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(Scientists’ March on Washington)  … We are working to schedule a March for Science on DC and across the United States. We have not settled on a date yet but will do so as quickly as …

EPA Science under Scrutiny by Trump Political Staff
January 25, 2017 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies or data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, and new work is under a “temporary hold” before it can be …

USDA Scrambles to Ease Concerns after Researchers Were Ordered to Stop Publishing News Releases
January 25, 2017 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Jose A. DelReal (The Washington Post)  Employees of the scientific research arm at the Agriculture Department were ordered Monday to cease publication of “outward facing” documents and news releases, raising concerns that the Trump administration was seeking to influence distribution of …

Renewable Fuels Group Sees No Big Change to Blending Rules under Trump
January 25, 2017 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Renewable Fuels Association said on Tuesday it does not expect a procedural delay to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard to lead to any significant change …

White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
January 9, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology.  The 2017 Update provides a comprehensive summary of the …

Trump Taps Mulvaney for OMB
December 19, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally selected fierce fiscal conservative Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget, POLITICO’s Ben Weyl reports . That would also put …

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics
December 1, 2016 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Center for Climate Strategies) Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) used the term ambition formally in agreements to implement activities and address the need for expanded environmental goals and …

Ethanol Fuel to Be Standardized
November 15, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

(KFM)  As the campaign for clean energy solution continue to take deep roots in Uganda, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has embarked on a process to develop standards for production of ethanol a home …

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law
October 21, 2016 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating oil sold in within the …

Making Silk Purses from Hog Fuels: A Golden Opportunity to Add Value via New Solid Biofuels Standards
October 10, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Olivier  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards based on the harmonization of European and ISO standards. The objective …

The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Precision Hawk
September 19, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for agricultural uses.  What can you use Aerial Data Analysis for? Says Precision Hawk’s Ally Ferguson, quite a lot. Crop health indices, Plant height, Canopy cover, …

Organic Acids: Key Facilitators of the Bio-economy
August 11, 2016 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee-Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   Recent declines in oil prices and the failure of start-up biofuel processes to meet production cost targets have increased the interest in producing value added chemicals from biomass as coproducts. …

People Want GMO Food Labeled — Which Is Pretty Much All They Know about GMOs
July 21, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to inform consumers about the GMOs …

More than 100 Nobel Laureates Support GMOs
July 1, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Marshall (Precision.AgWired.com)  This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world to support GMOs. They are …

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month
June 21, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward, may soon begin transloading ethanol.

The company announced in January it was halting its crude oil …

Like Opera with TSCA-Nini
June 8, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy)  TSCA-NINI SINGS! The Senate swept aside any remaining procedural hurdles Tuesday night and passed a major revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act, sending one of the biggest environmental …

TSCA Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA
May 27, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes important changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that result in fundamental shifts in the requirements and approach …

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform
May 26, 2016 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House and Senate passage in 2015 of substantive TSCA reform measures considerably improved the odds that …

What is the Worst Waste?
May 9, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is the worst waste actually the most toxic and odious waste, like nuclear?  Or, rather, the one that tempts us to base our civilization on an energy version of a …

The Growing Problem of Patent Trolling
April 28, 2016 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun, Scott Duke Kominers (Science Magazine)  The last decade has seen a sharp rise in patent litigation in the United States; 2015 has one of the highest patent lawsuit counts on …

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World
April 27, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community leaders  —  On the heels …

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future
April 21, 2016 – 9:05 am | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Addressing climate continues to be one of the major reasons to support and develop advanced and cellulosic biofuels. — Once again, we enter spring awaiting the U.S. EPA’s proposal …

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline
April 4, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year moratorium on permits for petroleum pipelines in the state.

The Texas-based energy company said in a …

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change
March 31, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week, ostensibly to announce their support for President Obama’s efforts to combat global warming and to underscore …

Report Finds Iowa Well Positioned for Biorenewable Chemicals
March 3, 2016 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute)  A new white paper has found that Iowa is better positioned than many domestic competitors to capitalize on the next frontier of bioprocessing in the United States. The report, titled “Biobased Chemicals: …

3 Ways Youth are Engaging with the Global Goals
March 3, 2016 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Donya Nasser  (United Nations Foundation)  In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development agenda from now until 2030. These goals build on the eight Millennium Development Goals that …

AAAS President Seeks Increasing Support for Curiosity-Driven Research
March 1, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Earl Lane (Science Magazine)  From a childhood fascination with cactus plants, to fieldwork in Brazil tracing the wild progenitor of the cassava plant, to learning the subtleties of rice cultivation from an expert farmer …

American Chemical Society Launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable
February 22, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based chemical companies, announced at ABLC the formation of a Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable. This collaboration …

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals
February 2, 2016 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/re:chem Alliance)  For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in one area – US government policy – the industry saw marked progress.

For the last two …

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates
January 26, 2016 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced and distributed by Agri-Pulse. The American Farm Bureau is officially the exclusive sponsor of this …

Oklahoma Earthquakes Raise Calls for Restrictions on Energy Firms
January 18, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Heide Brandes  (Reuters)  Earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, including one of the strongest ever recorded in the state, have led to calls for the governor to make changes to oil and gas drilling …

Compilation of US State of the Union 2016: Selected Remarks on Energy and Climate Change
January 13, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(compiled by Biofuels Digest) “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either.”  …  We need the same level of commitment when it comes to developing clean energy sources.

Look, if anybody still wants to dispute …

Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California
December 28, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon Renewable Energy Solutions)  … With the most aggressive series of carbon emissions reduction benchmarks ever enacted by any government in North America, one would expect a concerted, cooperative effort …

TSCA Reform: Detailed Summary of Key Changes in Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as Compared with S. 697 Passed by Senate EPW in June
December 22, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  This analysis reviews the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as passed by the Senate on December 17, 2015, and compares it to the previous version …

Ethanol Industry Battles Big Oil for Market Share
December 14, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Ray Scherer (St. Joseph News-Press)   Despite a recent setback, supporters of ethanol — including one St. Joseph company — pledge to renew efforts at persuading the public of the fuel’s viability for their vehicles.

“The numbers …

DOE Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop Summary Report Now Available Online
December 10, 2015 – 6:01 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop in Westminster, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop was to get stakeholder input …

Diverse Parties Say Federal Biotech Rules Confusing
December 2, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Pat Rizzuto (BNA)  The federal approach to regulating bioengineered products is a confusing labyrinth, according to companies, trade associations, advocacy groups and scientists.

Companies must follow a maze to identify which agencies may have jurisdiction …

Commercializing Biobased Products: Opportunities, Challenges, Benefits, and Risks (RSC Green Chemistry)
November 24, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Seth W Snyder (Editor, Contributor), James H Clark (Editor), George Kraus (Series Editor), Gene Peterson (Contributor), Beth Calabotta (Contributor), Stephen Hughes (Contributor), Robert E. Kozak (Contributor) & 14 more (Royal Society of Chemistry) Biobased …

Sit on the RINs
November 16, 2015 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The US Environmental Protection Agency has discovered the following way of interpreting Energy Independence and Security Act.  To wit, if the transportation fuels supply chain — controlled by guess whom …

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa
October 30, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally produced household cooking fuels to displace the traditional use of biomass for cooking in Ethiopian …

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research
October 26, 2015 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma is prompting the county to consider amending its zoning ordinance to allow for increased activity …

Time Running out to Sell Ukraine’s Ethanol-Producing Monopoly
October 14, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Ilya Timtchenko  (Kyiv Post)  An estimated 600 million hryvnias ($28 million) in losses last year and 41 rundown factories – that’s what Roman Ivaniuk inherited at the beginning of January, when he accepted his …

Climate Scientist Faces Backlash for Urging Investigation of Fossil Fuel Companies
October 14, 2015 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Katherine Bagley (Inside Climate News)  A climate scientist who was the lead signatory on a letter urging President Obama to launch a federal investigation into whether fossil fuel companies “knowingly deceived the American people about …

The Business of Algae and the Dream of Algae
October 2, 2015 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire’s Jamie Levine, Matrix Genetics’ Margaret McCormick, Algal Scientific’s Geoff Horst, Heliae’s Len Smith and USCD’s Steve Mayfield reflect on the commercial progress of algae.  There is the dream of …

After Pope’s Speech, House Turns to Bill That Bars Tallying “Social Cost” of Carbon
September 28, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  … Later Thursday, the House is slated to be­gin de­bat­ing GOP le­gis­la­tion to stream­line en­vir­on­ment­al ana­lyses and per­mit de­cisions for pro­jects “un­der­taken, re­viewed, or fun­ded by Fed­er­al agen­cies.”

Tucked in­to the bill, called …

Pope Sets up Yearly Catholic Church Day of Care for Environment
August 17, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Tony Gentile (Reuters)  Pope Francis, riding a wave of mostly positive reaction to his encyclical on ecology, on Monday set up a Catholic “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” to draw …

Lindsey Graham: I Wouldn’t Disagree With Hillary Clinton on Science of Climate Change
August 7, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

by  Rebecca Leber (New Republic) Only two candidates, Senator Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, in the second-tier Republican presidential debate on Thursday have accepted that climate change is real and man-made. That doesn’t neecssarily mean …

EPA Posts Information on GM/Synbio Algae Project
August 7, 2015 – 11:14 am | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it is developing a project intended to support public dialog concerning the development and use of synthetic biology (synbio). EPA has oversight …

BIO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation That Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals
August 7, 2015 – 11:09 am | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) expresses thanks to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard Neal (D-MA) for introducing, H.R. 3390, which provides renewable chemical producers access to production or …

Advanced Biofuels USA Exhibits and Presents at Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum
July 13, 2015 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This year’s CREEE EXPO + Forum brought together 46 organizations showcasing a cross-section of renewable energy (biofuels/biomass, geothermal, solar, water, wind) and energy efficiency technologies, including at least three …

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster, Says Top Scientist
July 13, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis

Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, an …

Seizing the Global Opportunity
July 7, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Global Commission on the Economy and Climate) The new report Seizing the global opportunity: partnerships for better growth and a better climate, released today by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, provides 10 practical …

Biotechnology: White House Directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to Update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
July 6, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  With little fanfare or advanced notice to the general public, on July 2, 2015, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), …

EU Approves Funding for Circular Bioeconomy Projects
July 6, 2015 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

(Bio-based Industries Consortium/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, has approved the funding of 10 projects totaling €120 million ($132.66 million) to boost …

OMB Weighs in on Biomass Language Included in Appropriations Bill
July 6, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement of administration policy that details its opposition to several components of an appropriations bill pending the in …

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel
July 3, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes of deteriorated rice held in stockpiles with the plan at the first stage to convert …

Udder Confusion: Dairy Digester Development in California
June 30, 2015 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Golden State has borderline personality disorder regarding promotion and discouragement of dairy biogas projects.  —  California is by far the No. 1 dairy state in the U.S. with roughly …

Renewable-Fuel Advocates Turn out at KCK Hearing, Give the EPA an Earful on Reducing Ethanol Targets
June 29, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment

by Greg Hack and Kasia Kovacs   (Kansas City Star)  When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the country’s ethanol-use mandates for this year and next, it set up a public hearing to let people …

Novvi Launches First-Ever 100 Percent Renewable Base Oils
June 3, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Portrait of a breakout: Amyris, Cosan JV launches “next generation of revolutionary oils” touting “unmatched value” and “unbeatable economics”

Novvi’s 100 percent renewable PAO is a clean, direct replacement for conventional …

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline
May 19, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an 11th-hour effort to show its Palmetto Pipeline is needed in Georgia, energy giant Kinder Morgan …

King Bill Establishes Biomass Emissions as Carbon Neutral
May 19, 2015 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced legislation that aims to ensure emissions generated from sustainably harvested biomass would be considered carbon neutral under the U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan. …

Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel
May 11, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Radio Prague)  In a dramatic about turn, finance minister Andrej Babiš says he now wants to halt tax support for biofuel from July. He has been stung by charges that prolonging support puts him in …

Profit in Plug and Play
May 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable.

At Knott Landfill in Bend, Oregon, Waste …

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm
April 30, 2015 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry fuel from Florida to a tank farm near Belton, where company officials expect to construct …

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals; Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process; Part 3, Call to Action
April 27, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. (Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group)  When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I ask them about their products’ status under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The most …

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae To Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer
April 24, 2015 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

By Jessica Dineen (Forbes)  … Once (UC San Diego’s California Center for Algae Biotechnology Director Steve) Mayfield’s lab created cancer-fighting human antibodies, there was no looking back. “We said, what other products can algae make? Fuel? …

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels
April 16, 2015 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor with B&C, regarding the application of the Toxic …

Liberal Groups Aim to Register a Million Climate Voters
April 16, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Restuccia  (Politico)  A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious voters by Election Day.

The goal, shared first with POLITICO, is the latest indication that liberals view …

National Farmers Union Concerned over Omission of RFS from GHG Reduction Plan
April 6, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(National Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently expressed concern over the exclusion of the renewable fuel standard (RFS) in President Obama’s formal submission of a plan to the United Nations …

FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money
March 23, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Katherine Bagley (InsideClimate News)   Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher …

Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil
March 20, 2015 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Kretzmann and Matthew Maiorana (Oil Change International/Huffington Post) If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs than a new McDonalds is the number one priority of what used to be known …

Province Mulls Turning Cheap Wine into Biofuel
March 5, 2015 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Bekezela Phakathi (Business Day Live)  The Western Cape government is investigating alternative uses for cheap, low-quality wine, such as converting it into biofuel for tractors and generators as part of efforts to curb alcohol …

Scott Pope Invites You to Petition the White House and Congress to Increase the Gas Tax
February 10, 2015 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has long supported increasing the highway user fee to address our transportation infrastructure–and to support development and deployment of renewable transportation fuels.

Scott Pope, whose background is in …

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group
January 16, 2015 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public awareness of the benefits of these products.


… BRAG will engage with the U.S. Environmental Protection …

China’s New Plastics Ban in Jilin Province Boosts Bioplastics Sector
January 14, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

By Nina Ying Sun (Plastics News)  A new ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and food service items is creating an unprecedented surge for bioplastics manufacturing in China. Unlike China’s nationwide plastic bag ban, which has …

Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters
December 18, 2014 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Katie Valentine (ThinkProgress)   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has big plans for carbon reductions in his state, as outlined in climate change and transportation proposals announced by the governor’s office this week.

On Tuesday, Inslee …

Feds Leave $321-million Unspent for Green Programs, Overspend on Oil and Gas Research, Ads
December 16, 2014 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Tim Naumetz  (The Hill Times Online)    The federal government failed to spend a total of $321-million Parliament approved for “environmentally responsible” programs last year—nearly one-third of the money that was available for that …

Poll: Half of Republicans Back Limits on Carbon
December 15, 2014 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Dina Cappiello   (Associated Press/Seattle pi)    When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim will harm the economy, chief among them President …

The Challenge of Finding a Legal Vehicle to Enforce Compliance with a Global Aviation Emissions Scheme
November 24, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  By agreeing to develop a global market-based mechanism (MBM) for international civil aviation, ICAO’s 38th Assembly has set the expectation that such a scheme will be adopted in 2016 and that it will be …

Bioeconomy Policy for 2015: US Elections, What Happened, What Now?
November 11, 2014 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To open ABLC Next, what we like to call the “heads of the 7 families” — or in this case, the heads of seven key trade associations for the advanced …

4 Minutes with…Corinne Young, Chief Advocate, re:chem
November 10, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (R)e:chemTM was born out of necessity to spearhead US policy for rapid deployment of the renewable chemical industry and resultant cross sector manufacturing growth.  … Re:chemTM’s specific priorities over the …

The 2014 US Midterm Elections: How the Advanced Bioeconomy Industry Saw It
November 6, 2014 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the highlights of industry association reaction to the US Midterms, in which US voters turned sharply right and handed control of the Senate and House to the Republican Party.

Iowa …

Conservative Swing! Udall, Hagan Fall as US Republicans Take Control of the US Senate
November 5, 2014 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most prominent casualties of the night, in terms of the Advanced Bioeconomy, were Democrats Mark Udall of Colorado and Kay Hagen of North Carolina, whose crucial support in …

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming
November 3, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Justin Gillis (The New York Times)  … Despite growing efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the global situation is becoming more acute as developing countries join the West in burning huge amounts of …

Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly
September 8, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan

Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District, showed a slide of Holland Island.

The once-populated spot in …

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push
August 15, 2014 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans in the midterm elections, part of a longer-term effort to find GOP partners on priorities …

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 …

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon
August 11, 2014 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks from climate change. Most need reliable water for production processes and products. Extreme weather and …

Biofuels for Road Transportation Will Reach Nearly $338 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research
August 6, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by (mfrtech.com/BUSINESS WIRE) Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become an important part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5 percent of liquid fuels consumed in the sector by …

Biofuels Making Progress on Two Continents
August 6, 2014 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  New Hampshire, USA — …  In a move that could restore biofuel market uncertainty in Europe, this week (June 11, 2014) energy ministers are expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect …

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed
August 6, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An Taisce.

An Taisce says the EU biofuels policy is failing to meet one of its key aims, namely, …

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014
July 21, 2014 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae industry’s exciting growth that is creating new jobs, new sources of domestic fuels, food, feed …

Chicken Council Targets Renewable Fuel Standard
July 9, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Capital Press) As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the National Chicken Council asserts that diverting the corn supply to ethanol has resulted in more than $44 billion …

Biotech Feels a Chill from Changing U.S. Patent Rules
July 7, 2014 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Servick (Science Magazine)  A year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that human genes cannot be patented, the biotech industry is struggling to adapt to a landscape in which inventions derived from …

Making the Case for a Domestic Bioeconomy
June 18, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Strong export markets for Canadian pellets, ethanol and biodiesel continue to drive the national bioeconomy forward despite slow development on the domestic front.

An executive panel at the International Bioenergy Conference & Exhibition in …

Union Becomes the World’s First Seminary to Divest from Fossil Fuels
June 12, 2014 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary/Time Magazine)  New York’s Union Theological Seminary–home to famed theologians Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as a $108.4 million endowment–will be the first seminary in the …

Ethanol Blending at 10% Won’t Be Major Game Changer: Praj
June 9, 2014 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(Moneycontrol.com) Praj Industries has been on focus post reports suggesting that ethanol blending with petrol could become a reality soon. Praj, which provides technology and machinery for ethanol production, is likely to benefit from the move.

In …

Ultrafine Particles from Vehicles: A Missing Piece in Emissions Regulations
June 9, 2014 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On Monday June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the single largest step to control stationary sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other harmful emissions in the nation’s history. …

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast
May 28, 2014 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on Capitol Hill, examining the current and projected impacts of climate change in the Southeast, and …

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously
May 27, 2014 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years of Living Dangerously that was screened on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 20. The event, …

Joyce Admits Budget Will Be Tough for Rural Australia
May 15, 2014 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(ABC Rural)  … The ethanol and biodiesel industries face grant cuts worth millions of dollars.

The Ethanol Production Grants program will be scrapped from July 2015, saving the government $120 million.

The Dalby Biorefinery, in Queensland, is Australia’s …

New Ontario Biodiesel Mandate Falls Short, Troubles Producers
May 6, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The government of Ontario, Canada, issued its new biodiesel mandate regulations for the province April 1, and some biodiesel stakeholders, including members of the Ontario Biodiesel Producers Association, are frustrated and …

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CCEMC Grand Challenge Hands $500K Seed Grants to 24
April 17, 2014 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alberta’s Grand Challenge on carbon — Liquid Light, Enerkem among 24 winners picking up $500,000 seed grants in first round.   Next round will result in up to five $3M grants …

U.S. EPA Head Defends Proposed Cuts in Biofuel Target for 2014
April 2, 2014 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  U.S. energy markets cannot absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy said on Thursday, defending a controversial …

New Network to Advocate for Biobased Chemistry
March 17, 2014 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(American Chemistry Council)  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) unveiled today a new Biobased Chemistry Network to help educate policymakers on how to create effective and workable regulatory programs for the growing biobased chemistry industry. Global …

District of Columbia Set to Consider Ban on Diesel Registrations
December 20, 2013 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Legislation pending before the District of Columbia City Council banning diesel-powered cars and trucks will get a hearing on January 8, 2014 before the Transportation and Environment Committee.  The “Sustainable DC Omnibus …

IATA’s Tyler Warns ETS Could Distract From ICAO-Brokered Offsetting Plan
December 13, 2013 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Jens Flottau  (Aviation Week)  Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), is very concerned that the dispute about which flights will be included in the European Union emissions trading …

Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with ‘Farm-to-Fleet’
December 11, 2013 – 4:35 pm | One Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Program blends homegrown biofuels with conventional fuels, propelling ships, jets and jobs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and …

New Financing Option Within Reach
December 5, 2013 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

by Mary Rosenthal (Biomass Magazine/Algae Biomass Organization) Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Mary Rosenthal discusses what Master Limited Partnerships would mean for the algae and other renewable energy sectors.

… In October, I sat on a roundtable …

Renewable Fuel Standard; Petitions for a Waiver Published in Federal Register
December 2, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Federal Register/Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA has received a number of petitions for a waiver of the renewable fuel standards that would apply in 2014. The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical …

Auto, Oil Company Coalition Urges EU Advanced Biofuel Roadmap to 2030
November 27, 2013 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A report released Tuesday calling for a well defined advanced biofuel policy framework in the EU up to 2030 and beyond has been given full support by the group of international auto manufacturing and …

White House Revisits ‘Social Cost of Carbon’
November 26, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  The White House will seek new public comment on the “social cost of carbon” (SCC), a metric that helps regulators estimate the benefits of rules that cut greenhouse gas …

And the 2013 Environmental Turkey Goes to …The American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC.
November 25, 2013 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Chameides (Duke University The Green Grok)  OK, folks, Thanksgiving approaches. For most of you it’s the beginning of the holiday season — family, parties, and presents. For us at TheGreenGrok it means it’s time …

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling
November 25, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on leaks of methane and other gases from well sites and storage tanks. Supporters called the …

CBO: Carbon Tax Chops $1 Trillion from Deficit
November 25, 2013 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)   The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) floated 103 ways to help cut the deficit Wednesday, and one option takes out a much bigger bite than any other: A carbon tax.

A $25-per-ton tax …

Many Have Stake in Maintaining RFS Certainty
November 22, 2013 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Disappointment, outrage, confusion, “betrayal,” “punch to the gut,” “pulls the rug out,” “huge step backwards” – all are characterizations of the reactions from the renewable energy sector over the administration’s proposal announced …

Biofuel Reform in Trouble
November 22, 2013 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  MEPs must choose between accepting a weak Council position on control of biofuel or handing the issue to the next Parliament
Attempts by the European Commission to rein in the use …

Is Shrub Willow a Viable Biomass Feedstock for the US?
November 21, 2013 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Energy World)  Shrub willow — the short rotation crop that kept the world in wicker baskets for centuries — is gradually finding new life as a cold-resistant biomass, particularly in upstate New …

Why UN Climate Talks Are Still Relevant: Report from COP 19 in Warsaw
November 21, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Michael Davidson (East Winds/The Energy Collective)  We are heading into the second week of UN climate negotiations in Warsaw (refered to as COP 19), where 194 countries are busy laying the groundwork for an …

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Outstripping Climate Aid by Factor of Five
November 21, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Fossil-fuel subsidies paid by industrial nations are more than five times the climate aid provided to poorer nations that need funds to reduce emissions and adapt to global warming, a …

FEATURE: US Ethanol Producers Look to Exports, if 2014 RFS Caps Domestic Demand
November 21, 2013 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  Even before the US Environmental Protection Agency signaled last week that it planned to cut its biofuels mandate for 2014, US ethanol makers were already bullish on the prospects of growing …

Continued Biodiesel Growth Jeopardized by EPA’s 2014 RFS Proposal
November 20, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. biodiesel industry has grown significantly this year, but if the U.S. EPA’s final 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligation for biomass-based diesel looks anything like its proposal released …

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 …

Veterans Enter Fight for RFS
November 20, 2013 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Two new organizations have entered the fight for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today as concerns about the future of the RFS deepen with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)proposed 2014 renewable …

Grassley: Assault on Ethanol Misses Its Mark
November 20, 2013 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (The Daily Nonpareil) … The predictable efforts to smear ethanol’s reputation ignore the renewable fuel’s valuable contributions to clean energy, rural development, job creation and U.S. energy independence. The latest round …

Branstad Launches a New Website to Support Ethanol, Biodiesel Use in Fuel Supply
November 20, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched a new website to oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to roll back the amount of renewable fuels …

Brazil Considering Switching from E100 to E85
November 19, 2013 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(GlobalBioBusiness)  Ever since 1975 Brazil has been offering E100 in all its fuel pumps. E100, or 100% ethanol, has often been considered a much cleaner option than E85, which is 85% ethanol plus 15% low-grade …

Vilsack Defends EPA’s Slashing of RFS
November 19, 2013 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the Obama Administration’s proposal to cut the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the amount of …

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit April 23-25, 2014 Shanghai, China DEADLINE: February 28, 2014
November 18, 2013 – 1:25 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit    April 23-25, 2014   Shanghai, China   DEADLINE:  February 28, 2014

2014 China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit will be held from April 23rd to 25th, 2014 in Shanghai Lake Meilan International Convention Center. This summit is a high-quality international biomass energy conference which is …

Obama Messes with the RFS
November 18, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as widely expected, include substantial reductions from the statutory standards in the original Energy Independence & …

Congressional Algae Caucus Launched!
October 25, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae Biomass Organization Applauds Reps. Scott Peters and Matt Salmon as New Chairs of the Congressional Algae Caucus.  Bi-partisan group focused on increasing awareness of the potential of algae industry to create …

Analysis: Brewing U.S. Ethanol Legal Battle Hinges on Meaning of ‘Supply’
October 21, 2013 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters)  The fate of a landmark U.S. requirement to blend increasing amounts of biofuels into the nation’s gasoline pool rests on the meaning of three words tucked into a mammoth law: unless …

Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020
October 21, 2013 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(GlobalBioBusiness.com)  “Cellulosic Ethanol – Global Production, Major Trends, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2020” is the latest report from industry analysis specialist GlobalData, offering comprehensive information on the global cellulosic ethanol market. The report …

Biofuel Reform Delayed Indefinitely
October 18, 2013 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by Dave Keating (European Voice)  Legislation will most likely pass into a second reading.

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted today (17 October) to again deny a negotiating mandate to Corinne LePage, the French Liberal MEP …

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 …

An NGO Message for the ICAO Assembly: Introduce a Global Market-Based Measure Now
September 19, 2013 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  …  On regional measures, where the subtext is aviation’s future in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), any environmental credibility was nullified by US insistence on limiting emissions covered to those within regional …

API Releases More of the Same Old, Disproven Misinformation
September 19, 2013 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Following the American Petroleum Institutes’ recent release of skewed data used to advance their flawed agenda to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Tom Buis CEO of Growth Energy released the following statement:

“Once …