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International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What’s the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards? — May 22, 2017 — Washington, DC
May 22, 2017 – 10:58 am | No Comment
International Competitiveness and the Auto Industry: What’s the Role of Motor Vehicle Emission Standards?   —   May 22, 2017   —   Washington, DC

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the International Council on Clean Transportation for a panel discussion on how motor vehicle emission standards influence the international competitiveness of auto manufacturers and component suppliers. The effect …

Ethanol Proponents Urge Canada to Raise Renewable-Fuel Levels for Gasoline
May 9, 2017 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by  Ben Wolfgang (The Washington Times)  Faced with an uncertain future in the U.S., ethanol proponents have mounted a public push north of the border, urging Canada to raise its own renewable-fuel levels for gasoline.

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Government Mind Games are Driving Investors Away from Biofuel & Other Bio-Based Projects
April 14, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

by Colin Ley (AgFunder News)  The closer you get to the commercialization of a development, the harder it becomes to raise capital, and recent government activities around the world are not making life easier for …

The Time Seems Right For Aviation To Embrace Biofuels
March 31, 2017 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Bob Orr and Geoff Murray (Forbes/Oliver Wyman)  … But with stricter regulations on greenhouse gas emissions set to come into effect in the next few years, further reductions may require bolder action. It may be time …

Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around
March 29, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for …

Greener Diesel Regulation
January 6, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Ontario, Canada government)  Learn about environmentally friendly diesel fuels and the new laws that apply to diesel supply companies in Ontario.

By law, Ontario requires fuel companies to provide more environmentally friendly diesel fuels, known as …

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California Low-Carbon Markets
December 22, 2016 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s up now, what’s coming, what’s working? Low Carbon Fuels Coalition chief Graham Noyes gave this …

Paradigm Shift in Fuels as Carbon Intensity Surpasses Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric
December 6, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Renewable diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies are well-placed, says Lux Research   — Traditionally policies to promote greener transportation fuels have …

Open Consultation — Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Proposed Changes for 2017
November 30, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment

(UK Department for Transport)  This consultation seeks the views of the public and stakeholders on proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Order (RTFO).  In particular it concerns increases to the obligation level, the …

Martin County Wants to Beef up Regulation for New Biofuel Producers
November 25, 2016 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Lidia Dinkova (TC Palm)  The county is following through on its promise to up safety regulation over biofuel producers after a fire and explosion in a local facility last year.

According to the county, new rules would …

New Project Aims to Create Equal Market Access for Bio-Based Products: Start of STAR4BBI – STAndards and Regulations FOR the Bio-Based Industry
November 7, 2016 – 10:15 am | No Comment

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut GmbH)  Project STAR4BBI has been created as a means to develop a practical, effective, sustainable and harmonized regulatory network in order to support Europe’s innovative transition to a bio-based economy by removing legislative …

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 4, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment
SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals to discover, collaborate, and engage with peers from around the globe regarding emissions control of …

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. …

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview
October 24, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global commodity prices plunged — algae companies began a steady re-focusing on the higher prices available …

White Biotechnology Market to Reach $487.08 Billion By 2024: Grand View Research, Inc.
October 3, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/PR Newswire)  The global white biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 487.08 billion by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Rising awareness and emphasis for the adoption of greener …

Understanding Biofuel Standards
October 3, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

By Angela Fivga and Zsuzsa A. Mayer (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  The analysis and standardization of biofuels are in constant development, therefore in many studies they follow a historic view or borrow unsuitable methods …

Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico Releases Ethanol Blending Regulation
August 31, 2016 – 12:05 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) published Monday their recently-passed fuel regulation (NOM-016-CRE-2016) in the Mexican federal register, allowing for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in …

Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward
August 3, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(CORE-Jetfuel)  The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward took place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June 2016 in Brussels, and followed …

Petrol Station Owners Face $1 Million Fines for Mis-stating Ethanol Octane rating
December 17, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Anne Davies  (Sydney Morning Herald)  Service station owners are facing a double whammy over E10 ethanol petrol after the Department of Fair Trading issued warnings they faced fines up to $1 million if they …

Algae Underfunded in Energy Hunt
July 18, 2014 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

By Kazuaki Nagata ( The Japan times)…While the technology itself is not new, Japanese scientists say they believe oil from aquatic algae could become an important raw material as biomass technology improves and the world looks …

Summer Means No E15
June 9, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Domestic Fuel) …“The Environmental Protection Agency’s outdated interpretation of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) regulations is preventing the sale of E15 in most of the country during the busy summer driving season, adding …

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects
March 11, 2014 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today (March 10, 2014) lauded a new publication from the Pacific Northwest …

International Regulation of Microorganisms for Biofuel or Chemical Production: North and South America and Africa
March 19, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (DGlassAssociates.com)  … The use of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) in manufacturing will likely face a fairly straightforward regulatory process in most countries, because such “contained” uses will generally pose far fewer hypothetical …

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump
November 16, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers

Building …

EU Aviation Standards: Algae Oil’s Threshold Market
November 16, 2011 – 8:06 am | No Comment

by Riggs Eckelberry (OriginOil/Algae Industry Magazine)  …Almost a decade after the start of Kyoto deliberations, Europe will become the first major power to enforce emissions standards for aviation. Emissions trading emerged as the EU’s strategy …

Federal GHG Reporting Tool Opens for Business
August 27, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA announced Aug. 22 that its electronic tool for reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, dubbed e-GRRT, is finally ready for use. The agency is requiring participants of …

Witnesses Blast EPA Decision to Allow Higher Ethanol Blends
July 8, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

(US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology)  Today the Energy & Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the science behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to grant a waiver permitting the use of …

In Search of A Biofuel El Dorado: The Quest for Brazil’s Energy Independence Future
June 20, 2011 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In 1568, a Spanish Conquistador by the name of Pedro Maraver de Silva led his men on a mission to capture Incas who had escaped with their gold. Journeying …

California’s Clean Fuel Push Opens Door To Brazilian Ethanol
June 15, 2011 – 7:08 am | No Comment

by Ben Lefebvre (Dow Jones News Wires)  California’s push to reduce fuel emissions in the next decade could lead to Brazilian ethanol makers making new inroads into the U.S.

The Golden State is attempting to reduce the …

Holden Seeks US Rules for Flex-Fuel Test
June 14, 2011 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Ron Hammerton (GoAuto)  Canberra to talk on emissions test rules that threaten to leave E85 out in the cold

GM HOLDEN will ask the Australian government to adopt the American cold-start emissions testing regime for …

Truckers Want Limits on Biodiesel
May 31, 2011 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Dana Flavelle (The Star)  Canadian truckers say new biofuel requirements for diesel that come into effect July 1 will cost taxpayers $2.5 billion over the next 25 years and do little to curb greenhouse …

The Comprehensive Certification and Documentation of Biodiesel
May 17, 2011 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

(UFOP)  From the field into the tank and back again

According to legislation in effect since the beginning of 2011, biofuels can only be sold in the German market if it can be demonstrated that the …