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India Complains against US at WTO over Subsidies
February 7, 2017 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

(LiveMint) India has complained against the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for what it calls illegal subsidies and domestic content requirements for the renewable energy sector in eight American states, even as the Donald …

Letter – Connect the Dots
February 3, 2017 – 12:54 pm | No Comment

by Dale Christensen (Watertown Public Opinion)  A few weeks ago, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, “It’s all about the corn; as corn goes, so goes South Dakota’s economy…”  Let’s connect the dots. If that is the case, …

Alternative Feedstock & Process Technology Overview
January 23, 2017 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Will Smith (Springhouse Consulting/Biodiesel Magazine)  While the majority of U.S. biodiesel is still produced from soybean and canola oil, the role of alternative feedstock has increased steadily over the past decade. The lower production …

Biodiesel’s Backers: Build on 2016 Momentum for 2017 and Beyond
January 23, 2017 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Led by Don O’Connor, a Vancouver-based international expert on greenhouse-gas emissions, the assembled panel detailed efforts that spanned from municipal victories to boost biodiesel use to the Paris Climate Agreement …

Successful Biofuels Industry Awaits Trump
January 23, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Forum News Service/The Daily Journal)  Minnesota’s plant-based fuel industries of ethanol and biodiesel are success stories, but their future depends on the new Trump administration.  “We are a little nervous,” Assistant Commissioner Andrea Vaubel of …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Year of Achievements, Industry Growth
January 18, 2017 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   Clean air champions, policy drivers, fleet influencers highlighted with industry awards  —  The biodiesel industry saw record market growth in 2016 and this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards highlight champions …

Environmentalists Appeal PBF Ethanol Permit
January 17, 2017 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Scott Goss (News Journal/Delaware Online)  A legal fight over Delaware City Refinery’s plans to expand its ethanol operations officially began this week. Two groups filed fundamental challenges Friday to a recently issued state permit that – for …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2017
January 3, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2017? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.

As the …

Iowa Energy Plan Includes Role Ethanol Can Play in State’s Future
January 3, 2017 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has released to the public the Iowa Renewable Energy Plan, which establishes priorities and provides strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future.   …   “IRFA …

Lux Research: FOG-Based Biodiesel Remains Significant Opportunity
December 28, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Lux Research/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biomass-based diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies are well-placed, according to Lux Research.

Traditionally policies to promote greener transportation fuels have focused …

Fantastic 5: US States Getting It Done, Making Biobased Happen
December 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states.

In some ways, in the United States the forces arrayed against the Renewable …

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 …

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 …

Ethanol, Biodiesel Retailer Award Nominations Sought DEADLINE: December 31, 2016
December 14, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Dickenson County News)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey on Friday, Dec. 9, encouraged Iowa fuel retailers and gas stations to submit nominations for the Secretary’s Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize fuel retailers that …

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge
November 30, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to projects. As Ecostrat’s Jordan Solomon observed at ABLC Next a few weeks back, “the vast …

Lost Generation: ICCT’s Financing Scheme to Jump Start Advanced Biofuels at Scale
November 25, 2016 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One thing that is clear in hindsight from the flow of energy project investment between 2010 and 2014 is that investors believed in three predictions that didn’t come true:

All of …

Natural Chem Group Acquires Closed New Mexico Ethanol Plant
November 15, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Mike D. Smith (Chron.com)  Natural Chem Group plans to redevelop a closed plant it acquired through a Spanish company’s bankruptcy and convert the facility into a biodiesel blending terminal.

Natural Chem officials said in a …

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds
November 7, 2016 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months.

In November, a study group is expected to provide the Port of …

Missouri Governor Authorizes Biodiesel Fund
November 7, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Missouri soybean farmers will finally be receiving a portion of payments for their biodiesel under the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. Governor Nixon has released $3 million to reduce the …

McGinty’s Agency Subsidized the Ethanol Company which then Hired Her
November 5, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Katie McGinty, the Democrats’ nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, cashed out of state government and into the subsidized renewable-energy companies whose agenda she had pushed when in office. That …

Americans Deserve Fuel Choices at the Pump
October 3, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Liz Mathis (Marion Times)  Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment to offer homegrown, renewable ethanol and biodiesel. The Legislature’s investment of $3 million this year …

Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds
October 1, 2016 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply …

Minnesota #Biodiesel Mandate Stands Firm
October 1, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Minnesota has been and continues to be a leader in the support of biofuels and was the first state to pass a biodiesel mandate requiring B20 (20 percent biodiesel, 80 percent …

Northey: E15 an Affordable, Clean-Burning Option at the Pump
September 21, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Bill Northey (Globe Gazette)  … This significant growth in access to E15 is thanks in part to the “Fueling our Future” initiative, which is a collaboration between the governor’s office, Iowa Department of Agriculture …

How Low Can #Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity Go?
September 14, 2016 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  …  “Carbon Intensity: Field-to-Wheel How Low Can You Go?” was one of the break-out sessions during the 29th annual Ethanol Conference. During the discussion, panelists walked attendees through the nuts and …

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG
September 9, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Government Fleet)  Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The county signed a multiple-year deal with …

Rule Change Proposed to Allow E15 in New York State
September 8, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change that would allow fuel sold at the pump to contain a maximum of 15% ethanol …

Tesoro to Acquire Virent
September 8, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners said, will support the scale up and commercialization of Virent’s BioForming technology for the production …

Crown Point Tops off Tank with New E-85 Fuel Grant
September 8, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Carrie Napoleon (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)  The Indiana Department of Transportation and Northwest Regional Planning Commission will continue to pay for E-85 fuel used by the Crown Point Police Department.

Police Chief Pete Land said the department …

Chicago Park District Touts Its Biodiesel-Powered Vehicle Program
September 1, 2016 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  The Chicago Park District says its environmentally friendly biodiesel program has continued to pay off, and consequently, will showcase the program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by …

Does Minnesota Have What It Takes to Seize Biofuel Opportunities?
August 31, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnick (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seldom do the puzzle pieces align so perfectly as they now have to give Minnesota motorists greater access to E15 and higher blends of Minnesota grown, renewable ethanol.

Some …

California Scores Tremendous Victories on Climate Policy and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
August 26, 2016 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) is pleased to announce that the California State Senate and Assembly have approved a pair of ground-breaking climate bills (SB 32 and AB 197). Governor …

California Assembly Approves Climate Change Law
August 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Anshu Siripurapu (Sacramento Bee)  After an intense floor debate, a bill extending California’s greenhouse gas emission targets squeaked by in the Assembly on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 32 was seen as a crucial step for reauthorizing the …

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends
August 22, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between, but the ACE’s “Retailer Roadmap” aims to help change the fuels landscape. The Roadmap analyzes …

NYC Department of Sanitation Fleet Highlighted for Use of Clean Fuel, New Technologies
August 17, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Cole Rosengren (Waste Dive)  Fleet Owner recently profiled the many advancements of New York’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) fleet. This includes more than 2,000 collection vehicles and a variety of other units such as mechanical brooms, salt …

Clean Fuels Law Brings Ethanol to Oregon — But Mostly from the Midwest
August 15, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud (The Oregonian)  Supporters of Oregon’s controversial low-carbon fuels mandate, newly approved last year, hailed it as a chance to grow a local biofuels industry and reduce drivers’ reliance on imported fuel.

But six …

Report: Clinton Talking about RFS Alternative
August 4, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Ed Tibbetts (Quad City Times)  A new report saying that Hillary Clinton’s campaign has talked with California officials about how the Renewable Fuel Standard might be revamped is drawing criticism from a top Republican …

Chelan County PUD Considers Switch to Biofuel for Utility Fleet
August 3, 2016 – 10:35 am | No Comment

(NCWLife.com)  Several months of testing using 20,000 gallons of fuel made from vegetable and animal fats showed no impact on performance and may lead Chelan County PUD to switch its main fuel source for line …

It’s Time to Rethink Methane
August 1, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(GNA Journal)  GNA hosted its second-annual Rethink Methane Symposium on June 29-30 in Sacramento, California, which gathered more than 250 attendees to look at impediments and obstacles to harnessing the state’s substantial renewable methane feedstocks …

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market
July 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel …

Kate Brown to Lawmakers: A Repeal of Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuels Law Is off Limits in Transportation Talks
July 19, 2016 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud  (The Oregonian/OregonLive)    As a committee of Oregon lawmakers tours the state this summer in an effort to build support for a possible 2017 transportation-funding package, there’s one topic Gov. Kate Brown asked …

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil
July 19, 2016 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security, and every barrel of oil we import from the Middle East and Venezuela puts more …

Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations
July 18, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it’s important to understand the difference between EPA and ASTM treatments of the element.  —  The U.S. EPA’s Tier 3 rules are …

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit
July 15, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit by Hawaii Gov. David Ige, a long-awaited incentive for biofuels producers in …

The New Fuel Industry Says California Should Stay the Course on Low Carbon Fuel Standard
July 15, 2016 – 7:53 pm | No Comment

(Yahoo! Finance/CALSTART)  Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels — ranging from electricity to renewable diesel — signed a joint letter urging state policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. The industry …

Ethanol Claim a Dangerous Combination of Misinformation, Power
July 8, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Doug Berven (Portland Press Herald/POET)  Gov. LePage and his allies need to look at the facts before alleging that there’s a link between the fuel additive and Maine’s drug crisis.

Most importantly, ethanol replaces petroleum-based …

Will the Gas Bubble Burst? More Projects Struggle for GTL Finance
July 8, 2016 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Remember how natural gas was the no-brainer of all time. Gas-to-Liquids was the rage, and a gold rush of companies popped up such as Siluria Technologies, Calysta, and Mango Materials. …

Future Freight Plan for California Depends on Clean Diesel Power to Achieve Environmental, Economic and Sustainability Goals
July 8, 2016 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The major environmental, economic and efficiency goals sought in California’s proposed sustainable freight plan will be attainable only with expanded use of advanced clean diesel technology, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.

These …

Propel Fuels Renewable Diesel to Power Carlsbad City Fleet
July 8, 2016 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(NGT News)  In partnership with California’s low-carbon fuel brand Propel Fuels, the City of Carlsbad, Calif., is now fueling its fleet with advanced renewable diesel – specifically, Propel Diesel High-Performance Renewable (HPR).

According to the company, …

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs
July 8, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in hopes of reaching a consensus on extending California’s landmark climate programs, opening a back channel …

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul
July 8, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda Motor Co. …

Pacific Biodiesel Rolls Back Maui #Biodiesel Prices
July 6, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Maui drivers using #biodiesel have a reason to celebrate today as city eliminated its 9 cents per gallon on-road biodiesel fuel tax effective July 1, 2016. In response, Maui’s own Pacific …

Darling Ingredients Inc. Hosted Biofuels Low Carbon Fuel Standard Conference Call June 7, 2016
July 5, 2016 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

(Darling Ingredients, Inc.)  Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) hosted a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to present Darling’s views on the biofuel industry including an up-date on the Renewable Fuel Standard …

Maine Retiree Fueling Governor’s Questions about Ethanol
July 1, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Scott Thistle (Portland Press Herald)  Ralph Stevens, a retired mechanic who says ethanol emissions may have caused the state’s opioid crisis, and a legislator persuade Paul LePage to order a study of the additive.

A …

Missouri Governor Signs Bill Benefiting Biofuels
June 30, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 24, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed S.B. 657. The new law will promote the installation of blender pumps within the state by ensuring that the liability insurance …

Why is ATJ Renewable Jet Fuel Rockin’ It?
June 15, 2016 – 10:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  There are many pathways from biomass to jet — right now, the hottest is ATJ, or alcohol to jet. In the case of Gevo, they want to convert first-gen …

Rochester Buses Commit to Clean Air with Biodiesel
June 8, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

(VoteWojcik) Renewable-Based Fuel is Cleaner, Costs Less Than Traditional Diesel  —  On June 1st, Rochester Public Transit (RPT) switched from the 10 percent biodiesel blend required statewide to a 20 percent blend, a move that will …

UIA Calls on CARB to Recognize Role of Ethanol in Reducing Carbon
June 1, 2016 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help …

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives
May 26, 2016 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives.

The bill includes a …

California Biofuel Industry Calls on State to Allocate Funding
May 26, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

(BIODICO/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, …

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month
May 20, 2016 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of biofuels to the state by kicking off a unique ethanol promotion at Sapp Brothers in …

Mass. Top Court Says State GHG Rules Not Good Enough
May 18, 2016 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360)  Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday reversed a lower court’s decision backing the state’s approach to greenhouse gas regulations, saying the state’s climate change law requires officials to craft rules that establish …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB
May 17, 2016 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol. On May 9, 2016, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) under …

Calif. Carbon Rule Challenge Needs More Oomph, Judge Says
May 17, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by  Kali Hays (Law 360)  Fuel and agricultural groups need to make more specific arguments if they want to reassert claims tossed from their challenge to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, now that the rule …

Ontario to Spend $7-Billion on Sweeping Climate Change Plan
May 16, 2016 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

by Adrian Morrow and Greg Keenan (Globe and Mail)  The Ontario government will spend more than $7-billion over four years on a sweeping climate change plan that will affect every aspect of life – from what …

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options
May 16, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with help from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Drivers will …

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High
May 16, 2016 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity” scores, saying the application process was inconsistent and left scores too high to meet the …

Hawaii Approves $1.5 Million towards Zero Waste Conversion Biofuel Project
May 11, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, the state’s budget bill for 2015-2017 is heading to the governor for signature which includes $1.5 million in capital funding for the state’s ongoing development of a facility …

Governor Says Interest Is Already There for Biochemical Tax Credit
May 6, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Governor Terry Branstad says companies already are expressing interest in the state’s new tax credit for firms that come up with new products made from the starches, sugars and oils left-over …

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program
May 3, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Another Year  —  The Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in …

How to Make $250M in Cellulosic Biofuels with an Investment under $6M
May 3, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Cellulosic fiber makes up approximately 10% of the corn kernel and cannot be converted into ethanol during the typical production process. By utilizing Edeniq’s Pathway technologies, including specialized enzymes …

Do Environmental Groups Really Want Solutions?
April 29, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by  Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Consider, for example, that approximately a third of annual GHG emissions emanate from the transportation sector which still relies heavily on carbon-intensive petroleum. Last year, some 17.5 …

RFA Publishes Analysis of California LCFS Data
April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain-based ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions …

IRFA: Iowa Achieves Record E85, Midlevel Blend Sales in 2015
April 18, 2016 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in Iowa reached 11.0 percent in 2015, an increase from the 9.4 percent average blend in …

California Energy Commission Announces $17.3 M in Funding for Hydrogen Infrastructure
April 18, 2016 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(FuelCellsWorks)  The California Energy Commission recently released a $17.3-million solicitation (GFO-15-605) for hydrogen stations in California.

Summary of the Funding:

$17.3 million funding opportunity for light-duty hydrogen stations in California
O&M funding for stations previously funded with CEC grant
New station …

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option
April 15, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based diesel fuels when used in the correct applications.

“Biodiesel improves lubricity when compared …

Minnesota Breathes Easier after 10 Years with Biodiesel Standard
April 7, 2016 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(The American Lung Association in Minnesota/Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

CA Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Questioned: Study Raises Doubts About Long-Term Viability of Rule
April 6, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  California’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard may not be able to survive long term unless more biodiesel and corn-based ethanol are allowed into the state’s market quickly, according to a …

Fuel Option that Reduces Emissions Already Exists
April 5, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … A proposal introduced last week by Representative Pat Garofalo would provide rebates of up to $2,500 dollars for those who buy or lease a new electric or plug-in hybrid car. …

Industry Group Drops Low-Carbon Fuel Fight
April 4, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud (Portland Tribune)  An oil industry group announced Thursday it will abandon a bid to get voters to weaken or repeal Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard. The Oregon Fuels Association had filed three initiatives targeting …

Are Low Diesel Prices Hurting Biofuels Companies?
March 21, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by John O’Dell (Forbes/Trucks.com)  With diesel fuel prices hovering at lows not seen in a decade, the smart money might bet against businesses developing products to replace the diesel engines and technology that keep the nation’s …

Clean Fuels Shaping up as Fight of the Year in Sacramento
March 16, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Laurel Rosenhall (CALmatters/San Francisco Chronicle) A Harvard economist known globally for his work on climate change policy sat in the Sacramento office of the oil industry’s lobbying firm recently, making the case that California is fighting …

Kum & Go Becomes First in Missouri to Offer E15
March 14, 2016 – 2:45 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Kum & Go LC became the first retailer to offer E15 in Missouri. The blend of 15-percent ethanol and 85-percent gasoline is now available at two Springfield, Mo., locations: 5384 S. Campbell …

A Model of State and Federal Biofuel Policy: Feasibility Assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard
March 3, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by Adam Christensen, Benjamin Hobbs (Science Direct/Applied Energy)  Biofuel policy is under near constant review at both the federal and state level. For example, as part of on-going implementation of the California Low Carbon Fuel …

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing
February 27, 2016 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory approvals by California Air Resources Board pursuant to the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) on …

Corn Growers’ Ethanol Committee Meets with California Officials
February 26, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Crop Protection News)  The ethanol committee of the National Corn Growers Association met with California regulators and industry leaders to talk about the economy, reducing greenhouse gases, and producing higher quality blends that can be …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 26, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Biodiesel Popularity and Use Continues to Grow
February 24, 2016 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

By Andrea Johnson (Minnesota Farm Guide)  … “We’re very proud of what biodiesel has become in Minnesota, and the importance that it is having across the nation to provide safe and clean fuels for millions of …

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge
February 22, 2016 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.  … After a couple of years in limbo due to challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel …

GOED Awarded $1.5 Million for Ethanol Program
February 8, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(South Dakota Ag Connection)  South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota, thanks in part to a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (USDA – CCC) …

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends
February 8, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel.

The …

Stations Continue to Sell Ethanol-Blended Gas, Despite State Law Repeal
February 3, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(KHON2) One month after gas stations were allowed to start selling fuel without ethanol, Hawaii drivers are still stuck with mostly the same blended gasoline.

The new law removes the mandate that required up to 10 percent of …

Think Crude’s Cheap? Biodiesel’s Going for Free in Some Places
February 2, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  … Biodiesel’s become so cheap in the U.S. that some refiners are being paid to use it.  Midwest refiners are paying as little as 64.5 cents a gallon for the fuel …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 1, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey Announce First Round of Funding Awards for “Fueling Our Future Initiative” $2.49 Million Awarded to Help Install 107 New Blender Pumps around Iowa
January 28, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that $2.49 million has been awarded through the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative to support …

Biodiesel Industry Honors Climate Champions, Career Long-Achievements
January 27, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Climate benefits, reducing emissions common vein throughout industry awards  —  Biodiesel has many benefits, but its ability to reduce emissions was a main theme of this year’s National Biodiesel Board industry awards. …

West Coast Market Focus Proves Successful for Biodiesel
January 27, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  In part because of the success demonstrated in California with its low carbon fuel standard (LCFS), both Oregon and British Columbia have also adopted low carbon transportation policies, and they are …

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016
January 27, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016 as the state implements a diverse portfolio of policies that will directly impact the industry. …

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s 2016 State of the State Address, Renewable Energy Excerpts
January 13, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(compiled by Governors’ Coalition for Biofuels)  … In the 1980’s, Iowa began investing in renewable energies like ethanol, biodiesel and wind.  We were the first state to implement a renewable electric standard which I signed it …

California Sugarcane Ethanol Pathway Certified by CARB
January 11, 2016 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(California Ethanol & Power LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P) recently announced the certification of the carbon intensity (CI) pathway for its anticipated sugarcane and sweet sorghum ethanol by the California’s Air …

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends
January 8, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks and based on next-generation technology.  The Navy’s 7-year quest to diversify its fuel supply without …

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 …

Capitalizing on Ethanol’s Strengths
December 23, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jenning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Each fall the American Coalition for Ethanol brings members together to identify the goals we’ll pursue for the coming year. We did a series of listening …

California LCFS Presents Opportunities for Ethanol Producers
December 21, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

By John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CARB readopts standards, and sets time lines and treatment for legacy pathways.  —  In the first three quarters of 2015, California Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits increased in price …

High-Content Ethanol Pumps in Ohio to Get Boost from $3.4 Million Grant
November 3, 2015 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

(Columbus Dispatch)  Ohio received a $3.4 million grant to install more than 100 pumps for ethanol-blended fuels.

The grant was through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program and will double the …

Biofuels Program Meant to Promote Different Blends at Pump
November 3, 2015 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/Bakken.com)  The North Dakota Department of Commerce is accepting applications for a program to market biofuels.  The $1.2 million program sponsored through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership offers grants to test …

Wisconsin Expands Biofuel Fueling Stations
November 3, 2015 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Spooner Advocate)  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that Wisconsin is the recipient of a $3.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to significantly expand and support the installation of ethanol blending equipment at …

USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact
October 30, 2015 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol. The 87-page report, “U.S. Ethanol: An Examination of Policy, Production, Use, Distribution, and Market Interactions,” …

What to Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel
October 29, 2015 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group, Inc./Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for …

Minnesota to Receive $8M from USDA for 165 Stations
October 28, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota has been awarded an $8 million grant from the USDA to install or retrofit 620 flex fuel pumps in 165 stations in the state.

In a statement today, the Minnesota Department of …

Views from Napa Valley: A Peak at California’s Low Carbon Fuels Program
October 26, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Michele Rubino (Biofuels Digest)  … AB 32 is now implemented covering the entire economy in California. Markets for carbon allowances and offsets are established and in full swing. The law is unmistakably driving change and …

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science
October 26, 2015 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting to implement Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standard , the state must first deal with some math …

Big Electric Shocks Big Oil: California’s New Emissions Law Enlists Utilities to Help Wean Drivers off Gasoline.
October 23, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Mark Hertsgaard (Bloomberg Businessweek)  When California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 350 on Oct. 7, it looked like a huge win for the oil industry. The original version of the bill included a mandate …

RFA: Oregon DEQ Shouldn’t Single out Ethanol
October 22, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuel Association has written the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality a letter expressing displeasure with the state’s proposed amendments for its Oregon Clean Fuels Program.

The association has …

Governor’s Signature on Tax Bill to Boost California Biodiesel
October 21, 2015 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

(The California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  On Oct. 4 California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1032 into law, correcting a tax problem and clearing the way for a significant increase in the volumes of biodiesel blended …

Seeking Take-Off and Off-Take: Why Do Some Renewable Technologies Soar and Others Stall?
October 16, 2015 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The high-octane idea that inexplicably struggles, the mid-grade idea that rocks.  Here, we look at the critical success factors that provide tail-winds for some technologies and head-winds for others.

To explain …

Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs
October 3, 2015 – 12:18 am | No Comment

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  The cost of biodiesel would be lower if more of the U.S. production capacity was put to use.  National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott tells Brownfield the country could …

Orlando Museum, Tea Party and Biofuels: Letters — Biofuels Good for Florida
October 2, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Mark Emalfarb  (Dyadic International)  …  Mike Murtha’s My Word column, “Feds must follow Fla. on ethanol repeal,” on Monday is a misguided call to move the state backward in all three areas.

Florida’s universities and …

Why DuPont Supports Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (OPINION)
October 2, 2015 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jan Koninckx (OregonLive/DuPont)  As an American company operating since 1802, DuPont has been part of the ongoing movement to create science-powered solutions that make life better for people and the planet we share. Today, we …

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 30, 2015 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a 10 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020.

“Unlike the EPA, California’s …

MTA Wins Round in Biodiesel Battle
September 28, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Bray (Truck News)  … That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck West recently that after the Manitoba government decided to up the biodiesel mandate above the …

R Stands for Renewables, even Biofuels
September 28, 2015 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnicki, Esq (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The recent release of the Clean Power Plan has started to spawn community gatherings and agency presentations. Stakeholders are being called upon to help inform a regulatory process …

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change
September 28, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that will force reductions in carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuel over the next …

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table
September 22, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix of successes and setbacks for the low carbon fuel industry. California leads the nation on …

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling
September 21, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this week over proposed changes. A new environmental coalition launched ads attacking proposed ballot measures. Lawsuits …

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 …

Jerry Brown: “Oil Lobby Gutted California’s Climate Bill”
September 14, 2015 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown called the derailment of efforts to cut gasoline cosumption “a well-financed oil industry effort”, but Brown vowed to keep pushing on efforts to reduce the …

Jerry Brown, Kevin de Leon Abandon Legislative Push to Require 50 Percent Cut in Gasoline Use
September 10, 2015 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by David Siders and Jeremy B. White (Sacramento Bee)  Major setback for California governor’s climate agenda;  Decision comes amid resistance from moderate Democrats;  Brown pledges to use executive power to reduce emissions

In a major setback for …

California Takes the Lead on Climate Policy
September 9, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute)  … As Alejandro Lazo reported in the Wall Street Journal last week:
Democrats in California, which already has the toughest climate-change rules in the U.S., are pushing to strengthen …

Iowa Has the Blueprint for Energy Independence
September 4, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Governor Terry Branstad (The Gazette)  … The good news is that America has a blueprint for becoming energy independent through renewable energy sources, and that blueprint is right here in Iowa.  I support an all-of-the-above energy …

As California Sizzles: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
September 1, 2015 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Propel operates 43 Flex Fuel and 31 Biodiesel retail locations statewide, representing over 50,000 clean fuel transactions per month and 10,000,000 gallons of fuel sold to individual consumers annually. Between 2012 …

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels
September 1, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms of climate change with innovation, resolve, and biofuel policies.

California’s determination to recapture its milder and …

CEC Biofuels Review on September 18
August 26, 2015 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  Biofuel And Biomethane ‘Lessons Learned and Pitfalls to Avoid’  —  The California Energy Commission is planning a Technology Merit Review “to highlight key ingredients for successful development of biofuel and biomethane projects.” …

Help Now Available for Adding E-15 Gas Pumps
August 18, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

by Dar Danielson (RadioIowa)  Iowa fuel retailers who want to offer the E-15 blend of ethanol can now get help through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s infrastructure program.

Association executive director Monte Shaw says it’s a …

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel Retail Availability Expands into Southern California
August 17, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Bloomberg/Globe Newswire)  After a very successful debut in Northern California, Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is now also available to drivers in Southern California at retail stations. Propel Fuels is the first retailer in the world …

E85 Consumers Attracted by Value, Convenience
August 17, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Getting the right business model drives E85 sales.  …  Protec in the East and Propel in California are learning what it takes to drive E85 sales. With both …

San Francisco Mayor Says City Fleet to Use Renewable Diesel
July 29, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

( The Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee/Biodiesel Magazine)  San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced July 21 that his city will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions …

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited
July 20, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

by Austin DuVall (Arkansas Business)  Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck says he knows why.

Hornbeck, who with his two brothers, Jon and Jeff, founded Arkansas SoyEnergy …

Ethanol Organization Dreams Big, Values Grassroots
July 20, 2015 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when he took on the project. Today, the organization is still fighting for farmers and all …

Gov. Dayton Signs E15 Dispenser Bill: Law Goes into Effect July 1
July 15, 2015 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The E15 Dispenser bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, goes into effect July 1 and will help up to 100 fuel retailers in the state make minor modifications …

Renewable Fuel Efforts Forge Ahead
July 15, 2015 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Janelle Atyeo (Tri-State Neighbor)  South Dakota groups are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to set higher standards for renewable fuels, highlighting what ethanol has done for the rural economy and for the environment.

Rural development …

Biofuels Can Be a Bigger Part of Green Energy
July 8, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Johannes Escudero, Tim Cremins and Jose Mejia  (The Sacramento Bee)  Despite California’s leadership in green energy promotion, our state is a woefully lopsided net importer of clean biofuels.

State lawmakers have a golden opportunity to …

Clean Fuel Standards Face Political Attacks in Washington, Oregon
July 6, 2015 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Clean fuel standards under development in Oregon and Washington have been under attack by their respective state legislatures in recent weeks.

The Oregon Clean Fuels Standard continued moving forward in …

Washington State Nixes Low Carbon Fuel Standard via Transport Bill “Poison Pill”
July 6, 2015 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, state lawmakers passed a $15B transportation package by a 27-22 vote that includes a provision that “effectively prohibits a Clean Fuel Standard for Washington state,” according to …

INSIGHT-California’s Push for Cleaner Buses Could Edge out Natural Gas
July 2, 2015 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards that effectively ushered out diesel as the primary fuel for buses in the state and …

California Ethanol Granted $750K Loan from County
July 2, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Michael Dukes (Imperial Valley Press)  The Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved California Ethanol + Power LLC’s proposal to build an ethanol plant in Imperial County back in 2013, but at the time, significant …

Hybrid, EV Sales Tumble in 2015
July 1, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Detroit News)  Sales of hybrid and electric vehicles fell sharply in the first half of 2015, hurt by low gas prices, fewer incentives and a broader market shift away from cars.

This is …

Fuel Tax Savings Kicks in for Biodiesel Blends
July 1, 2015 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Vinton Newspapers)  Truckers, motorists and biodiesel producers alike will soon benefit from a tax savings in Iowa on one of the state’s most beneficial products. As of July 1, diesel blended with at least 11 …