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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.
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-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Expanding Brazilian Sugarcane Could Dent Global CO2 Emissions
October 24, 2017 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change.
This …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: The 2016 Visual Guide
April 4, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates – but how much where, and when, and what?  The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive specified …

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad
January 13, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments.

“Taxation, …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

Food vs. Food and Fuel
March 13, 2015 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

By Hilary Landfried (Project Gaia)  … We rarely think of it here in the West, hooked up to electric and gas grids as we are, but nearly half of the world’s population still cooks on biomass fuels …

Airbus, KLM Complete 10 Hours Flight on Biobased Jet Fuel
July 1, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Airbus/Biomass Magazine) An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (flight KL767) has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft. The aircraft took off with a 20 …

SkyNRG Supplies KLM’s New Series of Transatlantic Biofuel Flights to Aruba and Bonaire
May 16, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the global market maker for sustainable fuels, will supply sustainable jet fuel to a new series of KLM flights from Amsterdam to the Caribbean islands Aruba and Bonaire. The program will run for …

Insight: U.S. and Brazil – At Last, Friends on Ethanol
September 17, 2012 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Brian Winter (Reuters/Chicago Tribune)  After years at each other’s throats, Brazil and the United States are working together to promote the use of ethanol in a collaboration that could revolutionize global markets and the makeup of …

US and Brazil Spar Over Ethanol Trade Policy
December 9, 2011 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (  Brazilian and U.S. ethanol interests are challenging each other over ethanol trade policy.
The U.S./Brazil Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a joint letter to Congress last week asking that the …

Rangel Introduces Bill to Extend Ethanol Duty, Benefitting U.S. Producers and Refiners in the Caribbean and Central America
December 7, 2011 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Congressman Charles Rangel (D- NY 15)  Congressman Charles Rangel on December 2, 2011, introduced legislation to extend “other duty or charge” (ODC), a key component of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA), that provides …

Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Unfair Legislation to Extend Tariff
December 7, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association/PR NewsWire)  In response to the introduction of H.R. 3552, legislation sponsored by four members of the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the import tax on foreign ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane …

Biojet and UWI Partner in Biofuels
July 15, 2011 – 9:44 am | No Comment

(University of West Indies Cave Hill)  UWI-Cave Hill and BioJet International Initiate Research and Commercial Biofuels Partnership.
The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, and BioJet International, Ltd. jointly announce a biosciences research …

Major Financial Institution to Support Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
June 29, 2011 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced an initiative help finance public and private institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean to develop a sustainable jet biofuel industry from locally grown organic feedstock. The …