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European Commission Creates New Partnership to Boost Biomethane Adoption

(AltFuels/European Commission)  The European Commission and industry leaders, committed to the green energy transition, have launched the Biomethane Industrial Partnership (BIP). This new public-private partnership was announced in the REPowerEU Plan and it aims to support the achievement of the target to increase annual production and use of biomethane to 35

October 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Summary: Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation 2022 Congressional Tours

(Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation)  In 2022 Clean Fuels Foundation hosted or supported three Congressional Tours. The first was in New York City, second in Iowa, and the third in California. Between the three tours the Foundation was able to show almost 60 Congressional staffers the complete biodiesel/renewable diesel value chain.

October 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Hennen: The CO2 Boom

by Scott Hennen (InForUm) Columnist Scott Hennen writes that North Dakota Gov. Burgum likens the state’s burgeoning CO2 industry to the creation of the Bakken in western North Dakota. — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is excited about a “giant new industry” that is coming to North Dakota: The CO2 industry,

October 1, 2022 Read Full Article

44 Minnesota Gas Stations Get Grants to Offer More Biofuel Options

(Fox 9)  A new grant will help 44 gas stations in Minnesota add greener fuel options at the pump.  — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture grant from the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program will award more than $6.4 million to 44 service stations to offset the cost

October 1, 2022 Read Full Article

Guidance on Qualifying an Analytical Method for Determining the Cellulosic Converted Fraction of Corn Kernel Fiber Co-Processed with Starch

(Environmental Protection Agency)  This document provides updated guidance on qualifying an analytical method for determining the cellulosic converted fraction of corn kernel fiber co-processed with starch in order to demonstrate compliance with the regulatory requirements in 40 CFR 80.1450(b)(1)(xiii)(B)(3). 1 Public confidence in the volumes of cellulosic ethanol produced under the Renewable

September 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Insight – How Biofuels and Rising Incomes Impact Grain and Oilseed Demand

(Austrade/Mirage) Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and poor seasonal conditions in North America in 2022 have created spikes in world prices for grain and oilseed (See Figure 1). However, 2 long-term factors are likely to increase global demand for grains and oilseeds over the next decade. These are: demand for animal feed,

September 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Magazine Podcast: Strategic Biofuels: Louisiana’s Multifaceted Green Fuels Project

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) This week’s Biodiesel Magazine podcast features, Paul Schubert, CEO of Strategic Biofuels, Interview by Anna Simet, editor of Biodiesel Magazine. LISTEN

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

California Gov. Newsom Sends SAF Bill, AB 1322, Back to Legislature Unsigned

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sept. 28 he will not sign a bill the California Legislature passed in late August to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which, among other directives, targets 20 percent SAF consumed in the state by 2030. AB 1322 was first introduced

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Projected to Turbo Charge Biofuel Growth

by Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg (CoBank) • By producing fuel using sources with lower carbon intensity compared to traditional petroleum based products, the U.S. biofuels sector is well-positioned to play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act is expected to boost biofuels by providing

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuels Set to Drive Brazil’s Vehicle Market Raizen Sees a Bright Future for Ethanol Business Amid ‘Slow’ Uptake of EVs in Brazil

by Vinod Sreeharsha (Upstream Energy Explored)  A top executive from Brazilian renewable energy company Raizen has said there is a need for the ongoing development of biofuels and other alternatives, especially as take-up of electric vehicles (EV) in Brazil is likely to be slower than in other parts of the world.

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

MetGen’s Acceleration: A Hat-Trick of Deals Put the Lignin Pioneer on a New Trajectory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From MetGen in Finland comes not one story but three, a hat-trick. First, a commercial license for biorefineries with Futurity in New Zealand; second, a partnership with Ivy Farms to develop an industrial process for bioactive molecules they use in their cultivated meat technology; third, a partnership with Technip Energies for the

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Report: Design of RFS Limits Incentives for E85

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The nested design of the Renewable Fuel Standard is limiting incentives for blenders to sell higher blends of ethanol (E85) and has instead resulted in increasing blending of biodiesel to comply with the RFS. The nested structure of the RFS allows a more advanced

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner Future

(Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability) Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner Future is a critical assessment of opportunities for engineering biology to contribute to tackling the climate crisis and long-term sustainability of products and solutions for health and well-being of Earth and its

September 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Flex-fuel Toyota Corolla to Be Showcased in India on September 28

(Autocar India) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will unveil the Toyota Corolla flex-fuel model at an event in Delhi.  — Toyota will showcase the first flex-fuel-powered car in India on September 28. The car that will be unveiled at this event will be a Toyota Corolla hybrid, which is currently on sale

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of RNG and Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Methane! We’ve been shouting it from the rooftops for some time — methane is the future! Made from dairy waste and municipal solid waste, primarily, it’s become the fastest route to carbon jitigation because all that potential methane avoids the atmosphere and insteads finds applications

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Environmental Group Asks Court to Vacate EPA Biofuels Rule

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico Pro) The Center for Biological Diversity called on a federal appeals court Tuesday to vacate EPA’s final rule setting renewable fuel volumes for 2020, 2021 and 2022, arguing the agency failed to comply with the Endangered Species Act. “The EPA is blatantly ignoring how the renewable fuel

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

Rolls-Royce Releases mtu Rail Engines for Sustainable Fuels

(Rolls-Royce) • mtu Series 1300, 1500 and 1800 engines already released; Series 1600 and 4000 to follow shortly Up to 90% CO2 savings by operating existing engines with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO/renewable diesel)  Locally emission-free operation possible in combination with mtu Hybrid PowerPack Field tests with DB Cargo and RDC

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Chemicals

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Policymakers and energy security hawks love fuel, but consumers love renewable chemicals that power the everyday applications in their lives — resins, solvents, nutraceuticals, intermediates to make fabrics, nylons, plastics, and more. There’s a dizzying array of candidates — hydrogen for chemistry, methanol ammonia, PLA,

September 28, 2022 Read Full Article

New Hydrogen Projects Achieve Record Numbers Globally with Even Greater Urgency for Final Investment Decisions to Attain Net-Zero

(Hydrogen Council) • Hydrogen Council releases its state of the industry report, Hydrogen Insights 2022, on the hydrogen imperative for the global energy transition 680 large-scale projects announced globally reflecting investments of US$ 240 billion until 2030, an increase of 50% since November 2021 US$22 billion, or 10% of proposed investments,

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Scania Presents Two New Biomethane Engines for Heavy Trucks at the IAA

(Alt Fuels/Scania) During the IAA show, Scania announced the expansion of its biomethane offer for heavy trucks with two new engines. The 13-liter engines offer 420 and 460 hp and between them they cover most of the high-power demand of the European truck market, including long-haul trucks. This launch goes hand

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report 9-27-22 What the Set Means for Ethanol Producers and Farmers

(Renewable Fuels Association)  When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap — Comments Invited on Draft

(American Economic Association) Executive Summary:  This is an unprecedented time in history for hydrogen with interest being amplified worldwide due to its potential to address the climate crisis as well as energy security and resiliency. Though there are significant challenges, zero and low-carbon hydrogen can be a key part of

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic $7 Billion Funding Opportunity to Jump-Start America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy DEADLINE November 7, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) DOE Opens Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Opportunity for Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs and Releases Draft of DOE National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap —  The U.S. Department of Energy today opened applications for the $7 billion program to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across the country,

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Electrify Every Vehicle? Hold on, Say Clean Fuel Backers

by Andres Picon (E&E News/Politico Pro) Advocates of a national clean fuel standard say it would help cut transportation-sector emissions as electrification ramps up.  — Electrification is widely regarded as the primary way to tackle vehicle emissions, but there’s a growing push to disrupt that narrative. Advocates of a national clean

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Just Two Development Companies Drive One of California’s Most Controversial Climate Programs: Manure Digesters

by Grace van Deelen, Emma Foehringer Merchant (Inside Climate News) State funding intended to lower emissions on dairy farms is largely lining the pockets of two enterprises with diverse ties to oil and gas ventures or renewable fuels companies. Is that investment helping to preserve a reliance on fossil fuels?

September 27, 2022 Read Full Article

Miller-Meeks: Biochar: A Brighter Future

by Mariannette Miller-Meeks (The Iowa Torch) Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Biochar has the incredible potential to help sequester carbon in our agricultural economy and we must promote this innovative tool. —  Biochar is produced by burning forest or agricultural residue (organic material) at very high temperatures with limited oxygen into a condensed black

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

How Biofuels to Help Meet Rising Electricity Demand Pushed by Large-Scale EV Adoption

by Kishan Karunakaran (Buyofuel/Financial Express)  The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based transportation to electric vehicles with policy support, schemes like FAME, financing options and subsidies. … The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based transportation to electric vehicles with policy support, schemes

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Zenith Energy Will Replace 100% of Its Crude Oil Storage with Renewable Fuels in Five Years

(Biofuels Central) Zenith Energy, a leading global operator of independent liquid storage terminals, announced it has agreed to immediately transition its Portland facility out of crude oil storage to renewable fuels in just five years. Renewable fuels can reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%, helping the City of Portland reach

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

ICAO Assembly Urged to Adopt Net-Zero Climate Goal for Aviation

(Air Transport Action Group) Representatives of the world’s governments meeting in Montreal are being urged to adopt a long-term climate goal of net-zero carbon by 2050 for the aviation sector. Over 150 countries are expected at the 41st International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly where one of the most important topics

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Plastics and Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everything we have learned at The Digest about the State of Plastics and Biomaterials in 2022, we have digested down into these pages, as presented in our latest ABLC CONNECT episode this past week. Whether you’re looking at PET, PLA, PHA, FDCA, FDME, nylons, fabrics,

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

eFuels, by Land and Sea, Get Their Grips on the Ships, Road Trips

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For more than a decade we have been covering the emergence of e-Fuels — renewable fuels made from (usually waste) CO2 and green hydrogen, the latter conventionally obtained by splitting water using spare, intermittent renewable power. It’s been a story of a fuel defeated by policy.

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

LanzaJet Affirms Its Commitment to Scale Production of SAF

(LanzaJet/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … LanzaJet, Inc. is a global leader in clean energy technology and production. The LanzaJet Process is a proprietary alcohol-to-jet technology which converts low-carbon ethanol into sustainable transportation fuels, including SAF and renewable diesel. LanzaJet is deploying its technology in the U.S. and globally, with the world’s first ATJ

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Thompson: Farmers Can Help Solve Nation’s Fuel Crisis | Opinion

by Bob Thompson (Michigan Farmers Union/Detroit News) …  Fortunately, President Joe Biden and our members of Congress have taken decisive steps to lower gas prices and limit our dependence on foreign oil. They have done that by supporting biofuels — fuel grown by America’s farmers. Not only does this lower gas prices and

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Special Report: Advisory – Story Has Been Withdrawn – How U.S. Ethanol Plants Are Allowed to Pollute More than Oil Refineries

Reuters is withdrawing a Sept. 8 article that compared carbon emissions from U.S. ethanol plants and oil refineries because of its flawed interpretation of data on ethanol-plant pollution and fuel-production capacity. That led to inaccurate estimates of carbon emissions for individual ethanol plants named in the story. STORY_NUMBER: L8N30E5AE STORY_DATE:

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Tight Distillates Could Buoy ARA Biodiesel Demand

by Stefka Wechsler (Argus Media)  Tight distillate supplies could buoy interest in B100 biodiesel for bunkering in Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) early next year. EU sanctions will ban all imports of Russian diesel from February next year, requiring Europe to replace 750,000 b/d of supply, or roughly a tenth of consumption. Buyers will have

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Between Burns and Biofuel: Burdekin Canegrowers Seek Environmental Sweet Spot

by Khaled Al Khawaldeh (The Guardian) As pollution concerns mount and lucrative opportunities emerge in the sustainable economy, the days of cane field burning may be numbered — … The spectacle, which has become a symbol of this north Queensland region, is a pre-harvest burn of unwanted excess from the

September 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Will Algae Biofuels Become Viable? Pioneers of Commercial Biofuel Production Had to Shut Shop or Diversify Their Portfolio

by Rahul Jain (Down to Earth)  … It can synthesise large volumes of oil (20 times more than that of mustard per acre), grow fast (10 times quicker than terrestrial plants) and capture carbon dioxide (CO2).  Since then, big industries and startups around the globe have been working to commercialise algae-based

September 25, 2022 Read Full Article

Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh Has Said That Sustainable Biofuels Play a Key Role in Reducing Green House Gas Emissions from the Transport Sector

(India Education Diary) Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that sustainable biofuels play a key role in reducing Green House Gas emissions from the transport sector and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been consistently encouraging and monitoring Net Zero endeavours. He was addressing the Main Stage Summit

September 25, 2022 Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Import Controls Need Tightening: APPB

by Jonathan Gleave (Argus Media) A better traceability of imported feedstocks used to produced advanced biofuels, particularly those derived from the palm oil sector, is essential for both the reputation of the market and the EU but the block’s recent drive for better certification falls short, according to Portugal’s association of

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Mercedes F1 Trucks Biofuel Trial Reduces CO2 Emissions by 89%

by Jonathan Noble (Motorsport) Mercedes has revealed how a trial of running its race trucks on biofuel for the recent Formula 1 triple header helped net an 89 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. … The Brackley-based squad elected to experiment with running 16 of its F1 race trucks on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO 100) biofuel

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Global Clean Energy Action Forum, the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Biofuture Statement – Governments and Industry Affirm the Future of Bio-Based Fuels, Chemical, and Materials

(Biofuture Platform) The government and industry members of the Biofuture Platform Initiative and Campaign announce the release of their Biofuture Statement that affirms the essential role of sustainable bio-based fuels, chemicals, and materials to enabling an inclusive clean energy transition and a Net Zero, circular economy.  The sustainable production and use

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap: Flight Plan for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Report

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Grand Challenge is the result of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other federal government agencies working together to develop a comprehensive strategy for scaling up new technologies to produce SAF

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Stubble Burning: New Policy to Attract Private Investment in Biomass Power Projects Soon

(Hindustan Times) The new policy is also to encourage the farmers to cut, bale and store paddy straw produced in their fields and facilitate them to sell it for use in various projects —  The Haryana government will soon implement a policy aimed at curbing incidents of crop residue burning and

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Green Fuel from ORLEN to Power LOT Aircraft

(Orlen) The hydrotreated vegetable oil plant currently under construction in Płock will enable PKN ORLEN to offer a low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to airlines starting from 2025. This innovative product will be made from used cooking oils. SAF offers a reduction of up to 80% in carbon emissions over

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Diesel and DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) What’s up with the most exciting molecule in the bioeconomy as measured by capacity building? There are greenfield projects, refinery conversions, new technologies headed toward commercial, and the exciting arrival of DME at scale. What are the drivers, who are the players, what technologies are

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuels Leaders Set Priorities for 2023 and Beyond: The Industry Is Calling for Strong RFS Volumes

by Cassidy Walter (Successful Farming) Today (September 22, 2022) a coalition of leaders from America’s biofuels industry sent a united call to EPA for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2023 and beyond, to advance biofuels’ efforts toward net-zero emissions. “We think EPA has an enormous opportunity with this rulemaking

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Canola Sector Eyes More Acres as Yields Stall

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer Magazine) The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging acreage expansion in the brown soil zone of Saskatchewan. However, council president Jim Everson says that does not represent a pivot in the council’s strategy for growing the crop. “We are very much focused on yield,” he said. That has

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

SEA-LNG Response to UCL Rreport Exploring Methods for Understanding Stranded Value: Case Study on LNG Capable Ships

(SEA-LNG) The recent study from UCL, Exploring methods for understanding stranded value: case study on LNG capable ships, is a flawed academic exercise, detached from reality. In setting out a framework for their analysis the authors make innumerable contestable and unsupported statements. Somewhat confusingly, given the focus of their paper on stranded value

September 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Shipping Industry Prepares for a Future Powered by Sustainable Fuels

by Isabelle Gerretsen (China Dialogue/Transport Energy Strategies) Experts say the shipping industry will have to decarbonise rapidly to keep global average temperature increases below the critical threshold of 1.5C, and find alternative green fuels to the polluting diesel that currently powers most vessels. To keep 1.5C alive, global emissions will need to

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

#74. Why We Need the Biofuture Campaign

(Transportation Energy Strategies) In this episode, we talk with three experts in the field of biofuels working on the Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign. We will learn what it is, what it can it do for governments and for private industry. Learn more about the Clean Energy Ministerial. With Special Guests: Jim

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Trend Spotting: Hydrogen Combustion Engines

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) There is another hydrogen-related transport trend that some engine manufacturers, car companies and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are exploring: hydrogen internal combustion engines (H2-ICEs). Tightening vehicle emission and fuel economy standards in North America, Europe, China and Japan are in part driving the interest

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Top 5: All EVs, All the Time in the EU??

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) … • Plug-in Hybrids with E85: An IFPEN study has showed that they’re just as climate-friendly as EVs – but will the EU Commission, Parliament and Council listen as they enter the trilogue negotiations on new CO2 standards? The EU Parliament Approves RED III:

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Testifies before Michigan State House Committee in Support of Bill Boosting Biofuel Blends

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the Michigan State House Committee on Tax Policy in support of SB814, legislation that would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of $0. 05 per gallon on sales of E15 and $0.085

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Grassley Introduces Bipartisan Biochar Research Network Act

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)) Bill seeks to explore agricultural, environmental benefits of biochar —  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was joined by Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in introducing the Biochar Research Network Act. This

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Barbarians at the Gate: WasteFuel Offers New Methanol Tech to Ward off the New Barbarians of Industrial Emission

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From New York and the stages of ClimateWeek therein arrives news that WasteFuel, which would not surprise you to learn makes fuel from waste, has developed and is offering a new technology, their Methanol Module. We’ve been hard at work over the past months highlighting the

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Encouraging Farmers to Fuel up with Their Crop at the Pump

by Amie Simpson (Brownfield Ag News) The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association is encouraging farmers to fuel up with their crop at the pump. Speaking with Brownfield at Farm Science Review, OCWGA Executive Director Tadd Nicholson says the association is encouraging farmers to use Unleaded 88. “We’re doing a whole lot

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Oregon, Washington Plan to Ban All New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035. What’s Next?

by Pat Dooris, David Mann (KGW8) In just over a decade, all new cars sold in Oregon and Washington will be electric vehicles (EVs) — that’s the plan at least. Earlier this year, California announced a statewide ban on new gas-powered cars by 2035. It’s the only U.S. state that’s allowed

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Global Aviation’s Best Shot at Going Green Relies on Scarce Fuel

by Elizabeth Low (Bloomberg News/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition) High costs and limited production are dulling sustainable aviation fuel’s prospects — In Tuas, Singapore’s industrial-heavy district, Finnish company Neste Oyj is building what will one day be the world’s largest facility for sustainable aviation fuel. Once up and running in 2023, the plant should produce

September 22, 2022 Read Full Article

Virgin Voyages Announces Sustainable Marine Fuel Partnerships

by Natalie Clarkson (Virgin Voyages)  Virgin Voyages is working to make its cruise ships more sustainable, through partnerships with independent sustainability experts the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, and three leading waste-based sustainable fuel providers.  Following months of research, Virgin Voyages has taken an important step towards a low-carbon future by establishing these

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Journey to Net Zero Carbon Global Transport Requires Many Routes

(American Journal of Transportation) Advanced Diesel Technology and Renewable Biofuels Deliver Important Near-term Carbon Reductions Now   — As leaders come together in New York during Climate Week NYC all decarbonization options for transport must be considered, given the magnitude of the challenge and the great diversity of global economies, energy systems,

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

As Farmers Split from the GOP on Climate Change, They’re Getting Billions to Fight It

by Scott Neuman (NPR) …  The government’s conservation programs are meant to bolster farmers’ response to climate change, as (Iowa farmer Robb) Ewoldt and others like him are forced to confront worsening droughts on the one hand, and unprecedented rainfall and flooding on the other. But even with billions more in

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Within Clear Sight: The California Air Resources Board Is Working on Its Latest Scoping Plan

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The California Air Resources Board is working on its latest scoping plan, which could potentially intensify Low Carbon Fuel Standard targets and boost ethanol use in state—especially if E15 gets approved. — California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard has been a pivotal piece of regulation

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

The King Uses Biofuel in His Cherished Classic Aston DB6

by Sam Hollier (St. George and Southerland Shire Leader) While tributes to Queen Elizabeth II almost all mentioned her driving a military truck at the end of WWII, I’m going to focus on our King and his interest in finding various ways to solve environmental issues. Specifically, it turns out

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

PRIO’s Advanced Biofuels Route – Supporting the Energy Transition and Shipping Decarbonisation

by Filipa Oliveira and Telmo Ferreira (PRIO/EurActiv) Maritime transport emits around 940 million tons of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. More than 80% of all goods are transported via international shipping lanes, and the shipping industry is expected to keep growing for decades to

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Living Our Net-Zero Emissions Pledge

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) The producer-members of the Renewable Fuels Association are hard at work implementing their pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, an effort that perfectly aligns with commemorating today, September 21, as Zero Emissions Day. In July 2021, RFA members sent a letter to President

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-GM Backs Setting Tough U.S. Emissions Targets for 2030

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  General Motors Co said on Tuesday it backed establishing tougher federal emissions standards to help ensure at least 50% of new vehicles sold by 2030 are zero-emission. The largest U.S. automaker and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released a series of joint recommendations to boost electric vehicles

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

Considerations for the ReFuelEU Aviation Trilogue

by Chelsea Baldino and Jayant Mukhopadhaya (International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT))   This briefing paper assesses the differences between the European Commission proposal for a ReFuelEU aviation regulation and the European Parliament and the Council of European Union’s amendments. It identifies which proposals would increase low-greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance options

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

UCO Network Partners with VeChain

(UCO Network)  UCO Network, the first blockchain-based ESG-focused biofuel platform and the VeChain Foundation, overseer of the world’s leading sustainability-focused public blockchain, VeChainThor, are thrilled to announce a long-term partnership to build infrastructure for the global used cooking oil industry, opening a plethora of new opportunities within the advanced biofuel sector. UCO Network

September 21, 2022 Read Full Article

CO2 Standards for Cars and Vans: Automakers, Auto Parts Industry and Fuel Manufacturers Call for Trilogue Negotiations to Fully Implement the Outcome of Council General Approach to Enable, after 2035, ICE Vehicles Registered to Run Exclusively on CO2-Neutral Fuels

(Fuels Europe) We, automotive companies, fuels manufacturing companies and industry associations are planning our industrial future to be fully consistent with the 2050 climate neutrality goal for Europe.  But our concerns are growing that the limited pathway provided by the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on “strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

City of Omaha in Nebraska, US Agrees $20m Contract for Biogas Project

(Bioenergy Insight) The City of Omaha in Nebraska, US is moving forward with a plan to turn human waste into green energy, and expects to make millions of dollars in the process, according to Omaha World Herald. With a $20 million investment approved last month, one of the city’s wastewater treatment

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

European Parliament Will Continue to Recognise Primary Woody Biomass as a Renewable Energy Source

(Bioenergy Insight) The European Parliament voted today (14 September) to recognise primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source. This is consistent with its prior classification under both the first Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II. Primary woody biomass is an essential renewable energy source for meeting the ambition

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Production from Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy

(Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative) As governments and private sector leaders consider solutions to decarbonize the global energy matrix in order to address climate change, hydrogen has increasingly emerged as one promising pathway to net-zero emissions. The world’s most abundant element is an energy carrier that can be used not only to store

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

ICCT Report on LNG Pathway Makes Flawed Assumptions Based on Outdated Data

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG responds to a report by the NGO International Council on Clean Transportation: Comparing the Future Demand for, Supply of, and Life-Cycle Emissions from Bio, Synthetic, and Fossil LNG Marine Fuels in the European Union —   The recent ICCT study comparing the demand for, supply of and life-cycle emissions

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

ISCC and Circularise Pilot Blockchain Technology with 10 Companies Including Neste, to Complement Mass Balance Certification

(Neste)  Today, Circularise announced a pioneering joint project with the certification scheme ISCC, material suppliers Neste, Asahi Kasei, Borealis, Trinseo and Shell, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), brands Arcelik, Philips Domestic Appliances and EVBox, as well as trading companies Marubeni and Itochu, in which partners tested a blockchain system to complement the

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Inflation Reduction Act Recognizes Low-Carbon Liquid Heating Fuels for GHG Reductions

(National Oilheat Research Alliance/Biobase Diesel Daily) Congress and President Biden have recognized the critical role that the transition to low-carbon biofuels in homes heated with fuel oil will play in the reduction of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes legislation that incentivizes the heating-oil industry to improve

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Design of the Renewable Fuel Standard Implicated in Leading to the Ethanol Blend Wall

(Agricultural and Applied Economics Association/CISION) The nested design of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is limiting incentives for blenders to sell higher blends of ethanol (E85) and has instead resulted in increasing blending of biodiesel to comply with the RFS. The nested structure of the RFS allows a more advanced biofuel

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

India Plans to Build Alliance of Biofuel Producers

by Rituraj Baruah (Live Mint) The alliance would initially focus on knowledge sharing and transfer of technology on production of biofuel from feedstock and 2G and 3G biofuels, rather than trade —   In a bid to counter OPEC, India is looking at creating an alliance of biofuel producing countries, with biofuel

September 20, 2022 Read Full Article

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Interagency Commitment to Lower Transportation Emissions and Consumer Costs, Bolster Domestic Energy Security

(U.S. Department of Energy) New Commitment Will Advance Clean Transportation Investments within the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, Establish Blueprint for Decarbonizing Transportation in the U.S. —  The Biden Administration today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among four federal agencies to accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks Could Finally Beat Diesel Trucks in Efficiency

by yJosé Rodríguez Jr. (Jalopnik) Commercial fleets could include FCEVs sooner than expected with the latest fuel economy gains of hydrogen over diesel. A hydrogen fuel cell company says it’s overcome a major hurdle in the adoption of commercial fuel cell EVs. Loop Energy’s latest fuel cell system can get better fuel economy than a

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

OMV and RYANAIR Sign MoU to Supply 160,000 Tons Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(OMV Group) The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the next 8 years; The MoU enables Ryanair to purchase up to 160,000 tons of SAF from OMV; OMV and Ryanair have committed to playing an active role in reducing

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Cropenergies Mulls Ethanol Plant Shutdowns as Energy, Raw Material Costs Rise

by Anneli Palmen and Bartosz Dabrowsk (Reuters) German biofuel producer Cropenergies (CE2G.DE) on Monday said it might have to reduce or temporarily shut down production at some of its ethanol plants due to rising energy and raw material costs. A subsidiary of Europe’s largest sugar refiner Suedzucker (SZUG.DE), Cropenergies said a particular focus would

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Measuring Up Corn Fiber Ethanol

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol made from corn fiber has a low carbon intensity and the potential to generate D3 RINs, but navigating the regulatory landscape to capture its fullest value can be complex.  —  Producing corn fiber ethanol alongside standard, D6 RIN-generating corn starch ethanol gives producers

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Marco Rubio Says California Electric Car Plan ‘Self-Defeating’: People Will Be ‘Charging Their Cars with Coal’

by Ronn Blitzer (FOXBusiness) The Florida senator warned that imposing a mandate before the necesssary scientific advancements exists will result in ‘ridiculous outcomes’ —  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., dismissed California’s intent to ban sales of gas-powered cars by 2035, arguing that until there is new battery technology, electric cars will still be

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Biden Talks up Electric Vehicle Revolution – but Is America Ready to Give up Gas?

by Tom Perkins (The Guardian)  …  At the press preview of the Detroit show, getting reads on the state of the US’s EV transition from analysts, officials, the president, and automakers is like administering a Rorschach test. Many praise automakers’ bold electrification goals, but others are skeptical after years of failed promises and

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

Group Launches Effort to Create ‘Low-Carbon Fuel’ Standard

by Timothy Cama (E&E News/Politico Pro) The push from green groups would seek a new law for the transportation sector that would also give credit to electric vehicle charging and biofuels. —  A coalition representing environmentalists, biofuels and electric vehicles is starting a new push to implement a low-carbon fuel standard

September 19, 2022 Read Full Article

The Extraordinary Remaking of Ordinary Things, Part 4: Dow, Mura, Berkeley Lab Make Plastic More Recyclable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Dow and Mura Technology followed up on their summer multi-facility partnership to transform plastic recyclability with the specific announce of project one. Mura plans to construct a new facility at Dow’s Böhlen site in Germany. This project is targeted for a final investment

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuel Is a ‘Renewable’ Resource, but Climate Change Could Soon Limit Its Potential

by Carla DelGado (Popular Science) While this fuel source isn’t without controversy, the global biofuel demand is expected to increase by 28 percent by 2026.  — Biomass refers to renewable organic materials from plants and animals, which include wood and wood processing wastes, agricultural crops, and animal manure, among others. Natural

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Soy’s Stake in Renewable Fuels

by Bethany Baratta (Iowa Soybean Association) … As a feedstock used in producing biodiesel and renewable diesel, the soybean industry and its farmers stand to gain from this increased demand. Panelists discussed this opportunity during a recent event at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. Panelists included: Grant Kimberley,

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

No Ethanol Doesn’t Mean No Profit

By Alan Guebert (Farm and Dairy)  … And it featured several “cropaganda” moments, a clever invention of the podcast’s three co-hosts — Silvia Secchi, a University of Iowa professor of geographical and sustainability studies; Iowa colleague Christopher Jones, a research engineer and expert on Iowa water quality; and David Cwiertny, director

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Car Electrification Unlikely to Erase Market for Ethanol, Says Producer

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  The global movement by governments and automakers to boost electrification of cars does not mean ethanol will be dead as a product, according to an executive of one of the world’s largest producers of the biofuel. Beyond the demand that will continue to exist in countries that

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

The Place of Biodiesel as China Eyes Carbon Neutrality

by Kong Lingyu (China Dialogue/Eco Business) China has developed a biodiesel export industry fed by used cooking oil, but a domestic market remains elusive. … Biodiesel stocks have also done well on China’s own markets. The main reasons for this are the global trend towards low-carbon development and the Russo–Ukrainian war

September 16, 2022 Read Full Article

UK Government Sets up Sustainability Guidelines for SAF Usage

(Biofuels International) The UK government revealed the Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) will align its measurement of the environmental credentials of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) with  sustainability rules that underpin the UK’s biofuels policy until 2025. The UK ETS Authority confirmed airlines that wanted to claim a related emissions reduction

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

IEA: Clean Energy Investment Key to Crisis Response

(Biofuels International) International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Fatih Birol has urged energy ministers from the world’s largest economies to prioritise actions to ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy in response to the crisis the world currently faces. The top-level G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, held under

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — GoodFuels

There is no doubt that tighter legislation and more ambitious targets are urgently needed, but in order to truly decarbonise shipping regulators must ensure that new legislation is goal-oriented and technology neutral, and does not allow for the preferential treatment of any technology unless it concerns the phasing out of

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

New Fuels Required to Achieve Shipping’s Decarbonisation Goals

(Biofuels International/GoodFuels)  … 2021 once again confirmed the maritime industry’s swelling appetite for biofuels, with another formidable growth in demand. Companies turning to biofuels to decarbonise their activities now span all shipping segments, including dry bulk, containerships, tankers, and ro-ro operators. The sheer numbers show that biofuels are no longer

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Parliament Backs Boost for Renewables Use and Energy Savings

(European Parliament) Share of renewable energy to be raised to 45% by 2030; Energy savings targets increased to 40% of final energy consumption, and 42.5% of primary energy consumption; Revision of two laws will help fight climate change and boost energy security –By 2030, the European Parliament wants renewable energy

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

SfL’s Vision for Scaling Climate Smart Agriculture Solutions Is Taking Root

(Solutions from the Land) … SfL’s vision for how farmers can bring agricultural solutions to climate challenges has begun to be realized by yesterday’s  announcement by Secretary Vilsack that USDA is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities Projects . This is a remarkable and historic accomplishment

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF: We Should, We Could, and We’ll Need the Wood: the Alder Fuels, Enviva Partnership Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We’ll keep warning the industries of the bioeconomy until we get the message through so clearly that no one is left in any doubt: The grand journey, the quest for sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials, will utterly fail if the industry does not work harder to

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Legislation: The Real Catalyst behind SAF

(Topsoe) The transportation sector accounts for 14% of the world’s GHG emissions. This is why governments and states worldwide are taking measures to lower GHG emissions through subsidies and legislation. In fact, 137 countries have pledged to be carbon-neutral, and most are aiming for a year 2050 deadline. Aviation is responsible

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

SAF Special Podcast #1 of 3: Are Airports and Airlines Ready for Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

(Topsoe) Welcome to the first episode of the SAF Specials podcast series – part of our Flight Plan Green initiative to help decarbonize the aviation industry.  Sylvain Verdier, Senior Business Strategy Manager at Topsoe will be talking to Lars W. Andersen from Scandinavian Airlines Systems and Marie Louise Hansen from

September 15, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol Producer Magazine’s Podcast: S01 E02 Industry Landmark: Discussing the Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on Ethanol and Agriculture

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) This week’s Ethanol Producer Magazine podcast features, Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol explaining how the Inflation Reduction Act gives farmers and ethanol producers more support in lowering their carbon intensity scores. He also discusses the policy priorities ACE has in the wake of

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

FLP Aims to Better Regulate Miller

(The Fiji Times) A Labour-led government will ensure that the Fiji Sugar Corporation, like all state-owned enterprises, will be better regulated to improve governance and efficiency. Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry said this was part of the party’s vision as it headed into this year’s general elections. The sugar sector,

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Achieving Target of 20 Pc Ethanol Blending in Petrol by 2025 to Save Rs 1 Lakh Crore Forex: Amit Shah

(LastLY) If India achieves the target of blending 20 per cent ethanol with petrol by 2025, it will save around Rs 1 lakh crore of foreign exchange, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.  READ MORE

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

One for the Road: Turning Whiskey Waste into Renewable Biofuel

by Rasaq Abolore (TU Dublin/RTE)  Analysis: leftover grain accounts for 85% of total waste generated by distilleries. What if it could be used to fuel cars and planes? — … Irish whiskey is mainly produced from barley and corn while wheat, rye, and oats are utilised in smaller quantities. …

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Utilizing Electricity to Produce Intermediates from CO2 and Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This project funded by the US Department of Energy and led by NREL’s Josh Schaidle aims to Guide existing and future research and development efforts by defining key technical challenges, risks, cost/carbon intensity drivers, and future technical targets for utilizing renewable electricity and CO2to improve

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Aux Biomass, Citoyens! France’s Bid for Net Zero and the Biotechnology Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Toulouse remains a busy center for biotechnology, in the south, and the rise of sustainable aviation fuels is not hurt one little bit from the proximity there of Airbus. … We reported in July that Neste, MAN and Altens signed a partnership contract aimed

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Cooper Discusses Impact of IRA, Possible Rail Strike

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper on Aug. 13 discussed several current issues impacting the U.S. ethanol sector, including a possible rail strike, ahead of an event held by the White House in celebration of the Inflation Reduction Act. Cooper opened a call

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

US Biofuel Industry Hopes Their Voices Are Heard as EPA Eyes Final Rules on E15, RFS

by Jasmin Melvin (S&P Global) E15 solution for Midwest states coming: Regan; Biofuel group pushes for nationwide action; Lays out industry priorities for next RFS rulemaking — A promise by US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan to lift a summertime ban on sales of a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol in certain

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels, EPA Agree to Pause Litigation on Separated Food Waste Recordkeeping

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Following discussions with Clean Fuels members, EPA hopes to resolve dispute without litigation  — Today (September 8, 2022), Clean Fuels Alliance America and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a joint motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concerning Clean Fuels Alliance America

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

The Government Will Build the Biodiesel-1 Plant with High-tech Equipment Manufactured in Europe, Asia and Brazil

(YPFB Refining (Google Translation)) The Biodiesel Plant-1 will be built with advanced technology equipment that will be manufactured in Europe, Asia, Brazil and other countries in order to reduce imports and subsidies for diesel. . —  The delivery of the Order to Proceed, between representatives of YPFB Refining and the Desmet

September 14, 2022 Read Full Article

Revealed: How Ireland Found Itself Breaching EU Limits on Biofuels

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The Irish transport sector uses more than double the limit of waste-based biofuels such as used cooking oil, putting Ireland in breach of a cap contained in the Renewable Energy Directive, EURACTIV has learned. Eurostat figures from 2020 show that 4.5% of the renewable fuels in the

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Rural Incentives in Missouri Tax Cut Proposal Target Biofuels, Small Producers for Help

by Rudi Keller (News from the States) When lawmakers return this week for a special session, most of the attention will be on Gov. Mike Parson’s proposal to cut income taxes by $700 million a year. But Parson also wants the bill to include several tax credits intended to benefit rural Missouri

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

US EPA Set to Finalize Rule on State Sales of Higher-Ethanol Gasoline Blend – Regan

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to finalize a rule before next summer to allow the year-round sale of gasoline blended with a higher level of ethanol in several states, EPA Administrator Michael Regan said on Tuesday. The EPA has engaged with several Midwestern governors after they

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Election-Time Brazil Gasoline Tax Cut to Lead Mills to Shun Ethanol

by Roberto Samora and Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s move to sharply cut taxes on fuels, particularly gasoline, to boost his reelection chances has squeezed ethanol’s profit margins and is expected to lead mills to shun the biofuel and focus strongly on sugar. Sugar and ethanol experts said that

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Gas Prices Causing Drivers to Opt for Ethanol at the Pump

by Mark Magnuson (Iowa AgriBusiness Radio Network) 2022 has been a year of high prices at the fuel pump. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says that has led to drivers taking note of what ethanol fuel blends have to offer in the way of savings. Cooper says high fuel

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Clean Octane Key to EPA Particulate Rule

by Doug Duarante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition) Coalition Urges Administrator to Address Mobile Sources — In a detailed letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) called on the agency to use its existing authority to reduce toxic aromatics in gasoline as required by

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Michoacán Biogas Firm Turns to Sargassum as New ource

(Bioenergy Insight) A Michoacán company that is already using the nopal, or prickly pear cactus, to produce biogas is now planning to do the same with sargassum, a genus of seaweed that washes up on Caribbean coast beaches in large quantities, reported Mexico News Daily. Nopalimex, a Zitácuaro-based firm that in

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Concern about New UK Prime Minister’s Commitment to Renewable Energy

(Bioenergy Insight) Liz Truss was officially appointed as prime minister of the UK on 6 September. Her ascension to the role pits her against a cost-of-living crisis – perhaps most prominently fuelled by soaring gas costs, as Russia responds to western sanctions imposed upon it following its invasion of Ukraine.

September 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Can King Charles Save the Planet?

by Arianna Skibell  (Politico’s Power Switch)  …  The new king has a long history of advocating for the planet dating back to the 1970s, as POLITICO’s E&E News reporter Sara Schonhardt writes. He also has a family history in the arena — his late father, Prince Philip, was a patron and past president of the World

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Belgium to Ban Soy and Palm Oil in Biofuels from 2022

by Lauren Walker (The Brussels Times) Soy and palm oil will be banned from biofuels from 2022 as part of an initiative to eliminate deforestation, the Federal Minister for Environment and Climate Zakia Khattabi announced on Tuesday. Khattabi said that, following the examples of Denmark, France, and the Netherlands, biofuels made

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview: House Ag Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa.

(Agri-Pulse)  This week’s Open Mic guest is House Ag Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson. At last week’s Farm Progress Show, Thompson offered thoughts on crafting a 2023 farm bill including an opportunity to chair the committee if the GOP wins a majority in the November midterms. The Pennsylvania 15th district

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Biden Executive Order to Fund U.S. Biomanufacturing Industry

by Trevor Hunnicutt (Reuters)   President Joe Biden will sign orders on Monday to push more government dollars to the U.S. biotechnology industry, aimed at reducing dependence on China for materials to generate clean energy, weave new fabrics and inoculate populations against the COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order allows the federal government

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

RFA, Growth Energy Slam Inaccurate Reuters Report on Ethanol GHGs

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are slamming a Reuters article published on Sept. 8 that recycles highly misleading claims about the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of U.S. ethanol plants. The Reuters article, in part, cites the widely discredited study by Tyler Lark and others, which

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Refining Industry Executives Decry California ZEV Mandate

by Patrick Newkumet (OPIS)  … In a panel bringing together several representatives from major refining and biofuel groups — interests that have long clashed around fuels policy — Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said the rule is likely to sow “disastrous” consequences for those

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Webinar Recording: Inflation Reduction Act Implications for Renewables and Energy Transition

(Orrick) On Friday, August 12, 2022, the House passed The Inflation Reduction Act, the sweeping legislation on health care, climate and taxes, by a 220-207 margin after passing the Senate on August 7th. The legislation will reshape and expand tax credit incentives for a broad range of renewable energy resources and

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Who Certifies Carbon Dioxide Removal? An Evolving Map of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Certification and Standards Ecosystem

(Arizona State University) Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) will be necessary to fulfill the hundreds of pledges to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. As with any industry, standard methodologies and certification are crucial to guarantee performance and safety. However, buyers currently face challenges in evaluating their purchases of CDR. This is not an

September 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Back from Dead, Now with Carbon Capture

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) Algae biofuel could have another moment in the sun, now that more federal dollars are pouring into carbon capture-and-recycling technology. — Algae biofuel stakeholders have been stuck in the doldrums for years, but in an odd twist of fate, the fossil fuel industry could help

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Diverse, Sustainable Biofuels Crucial for Indonesia’s Energy Transition

by Stella Kusumawardhani – Tenggara Strategics (The Jakarta Post) Indonesia is at the forefront of biofuel advancement worldwide, especially with regard to biodiesel, both in terms of blending rate and production scale, but its contribution to decarbonization is questionable since the biodiesel is heavily dependent on palm oil as the

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Catalyst with Shayle Kann Podcast: Electric and Hydrogen-Fueled Planes Are Coming. But Will They Really Decarbonize Aviation?

by Shayle Kann (Canary Media/Post Script Media)  There’s a crowd of low-carbon technologies vying for a slice of the aviation market. On one hand, the long-haul portion of the market will likely rely on sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs), which still emit greenhouse gases but could be offset to achieve net zero. On the

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Almost a Third of Transport Fossil Fuels Could Be Replaced with Advanced Biofuels

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  Biofuels made from agricultural and forestry waste could be significantly increased to reach a 30% share of the EU’s transport fuel, according to modelling carried out by a Dutch consultancy. Such an increase would see a major reduction in oil and gas usage in the

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

CarbonCapture Inc. Announces Five Megaton Direct Air Capture and Storage Project in Wyoming

(CarbonCapture/Business Wire)  Project Bison to be the first massively scalable deployment of DAC in the U.S. and the first to use Class VI wells for permanent CO2 storage —  CarbonCapture Inc. (CarbonCapture), a U.S. climate tech company that develops direct air capture (DAC) systems based on a groundbreaking modular open systems

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – Qualified Biogas Property

by John R. Kirkwood, Jason Deppen, and Christopher B. Berendt (FaegreDrinker/Biofuels Digest) … Section 48(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as it existed prior to the adoption of the (Inflation Reduction) Act provides an investment tax credit (ITC) for the installation of certain renewable energy property as described in Section

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

DOE Roadmap Highlights the Potential of CCUS at Ethanol Plants

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 7 released its Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap. The document, in part, identifies U.S. ethanol plants as among the lowest-cost industrial facilities for the implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies. The report indicates the 210 ethanol plants

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Facts, Not Fiction: Bioenergy from Wood Contributes to Europe’s Energy Security and Is Part of a Sustainable Energy Mix

(IEA Bioenergy) IEA Bioenergy: Commenting on the upcoming Planetary vote in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) next week, Dr. Paul Bennett, Chair of the Executive Committee of IEA Bioenergy said. Europe is facing a hard winter season due to Russias war in Ukraine and the question

September 9, 2022 Read Full Article

Quick Summary of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Provisions in Inflation Reduction Act

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act, you can find a number of items that involve sustainable aviation fuels (SFA), particularly the tax credit and transition to a carbon credit.  Thanks to notes about these provisions by Chris Tindal, Assistant Director of the Commercial

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

The Government Made Official the Extension of the Cut of Biodiesel to 12.5% ​​for 60 Days

(Clarin (Google Translation)) It was through the Official Gazette. In addition, it ordered the updating of the acquisition price of bioethanol and biodiesel.  —  It was through the Official Gazette. In addition, it ordered the updating of the acquisition price of bioethanol and biodiesel. … The norm establishes an increase of

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Pipeline Company Takes Unwilling Iowa Landowners to Court

by Jared Strong (Successful Farming/Iowa Capital Dispatch)  Navigator CO2 Ventures, one of three companies that have proposed liquid carbon pipelines in Iowa, recently sued four sets of landowners to gain access to their properties to survey the land, according to court records. The company filed petitions in August for injunctive relief

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Register for DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap Event with Secretary Granholm and Gina McCarthy on Sept. 7

(U.S. Department of Energy) On Wednesday, September 7, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy will host a roundtable of diverse industry leaders along with stakeholders from government and academia to discuss opportunities to collectively build a decarbonized industrial sector that benefits workers,

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

THIS REPORT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY REUTERS Special Report: How U.S. Ethanol Plants Are Allowed to Pollute More than Oil Refineries

Sept 23 (Reuters) – Reuters is withdrawing a Sept. 8 article that compared carbon emissions from U.S. ethanol plants and oil refineries because of its flawed interpretation of data on ethanol-plant pollution and fuel-production capacity. That led to inaccurate estimates of carbon emissions for individual ethanol plants named in the

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

1.3-Million-Mile Evaluation Proves 100% Biodiesel is Effective at Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Trucking

(Optimus Technologies)  ADM conducts a 16-month field trial equipping Class 8 Mack trucks with Optimus Technologies Vector System  —   The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100% biodiesel (B100). Already running on commercial and government fleets from

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Inflation Reduction Act Charts a New Course for US Biofuels Industry

by Corey Lavinsky (S&P Global) … Though ethanol is mentioned only thrice in the lengthy law, ethanol producers will benefit from its carbon capture, utilization and storage provisions, clean fuel production credits, and incentives for ethanol-based sustainable aviation fuel. In addition, cellulosic ethanol manufacturers celebrated the revival of a previously-expired $1.01/gal second

September 8, 2022 Read Full Article

Inside Innovation: Long Live Electric, But Diesel’s Not Dead Yet

by John Bleasby  (Daily Commercial News) … When projected over 10 years between 2022 and 2032, it found considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology, particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to an electrification strategy. The study found using low-carbon renewable bio-based diesel fuels available today would result in a three

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Three Mississippi State-Bred Switchgrasses Hit the Market

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  Mississippi State scientists have developed switchgrass varieties that are waking up the industry with exceptional germination rates and are ready for commercial use in the Deep South. Switchgrass is used for biofuels, soil and water conservation and carbon sequestration. The university is working with the Upton, Kentucky-based Roundstone

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

US Farmers Can Supply Long-Term Energy and Climate Solutions

by Jon Doggett  (Fox Business/National Corn Growers Association) We must expand fuel choices and make ethanol more accessible across the US — … The Agriculture Department estimates that the cost of fuel, lube and electricity combined for American farmers is projected to increase 34% in 2022. We must remain focused on

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

5 Minutes with Thomas Hoppe, Clariant’s Head of Operations Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Clariant has built the first commercial sunliquid® plant for the production of 50,000 t 2G cellulosic ethanol per year in Romania, which started production a few weeks ago. What have been the main hurdles in reaching this milestone? We are extremely proud that we have successfully constructed and started production

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Will the Electric Grid Be Able to Power EVs — And Everything Else?

by Meghan McCarty Carino (MarketPlace) If all cars in California were electric, the state would need to produce around 50% more electricity, according to one estimate. …  Californians have been urged not to charge their electric cars during peak hours as the Golden State sweats through the second week of record-breaking temperatures.

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Ethanol and EVs Pt 1

by Bob Larson (Ag Information Network/Washington State Farm Bureau Report)  … The same week California announced it will end the sale of new liquid-fueled vehicles in 2035, a heat wave forced a power emergency and a request that consumers reduce demand, including charging EVs. That underscored the corn ethanol industry’s

September 7, 2022 Read Full Article

Subsidies Help Oil Industry Profit More Than Ever

by Natasha Lasky  (World War Zero)  In 2021, public subsidies for fossil fuels almost doubled to $700 billion, keeping a dying industry not just afloat, but thriving through a worsening energy crisis. The $697.2 billion total describes explicit subsidies, including price reductions, government funding, and tax breaks. The subsidies were meant to help consumers afford ever-increasing

September 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Calls for Special Session to Create, Extend Key Ag, Biofuel Tax Credits

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called for a special legislative session Aug. 22 to make historic income tax cuts, and to create and extend key agricultural and biofuel tax-credit programs for a minimum of six years. The General Assembly will meet Sept. 6 in Jefferson

September 6, 2022 Read Full Article

California Legislature Passes Bill to Achieve 20% SAF Use by 2030

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) In late August, the California Legislature passed a bill to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and achieve a new goal for SAF to comprise 20 percent of aviation fuel consumed in the state by 2030. AB 1322, first introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Robert

September 6, 2022 Read Full Article
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