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US Aerospace Industry Calls on New Administration to Provide Immediate Support to Reach Climate Goals

(GreenAir Online) US aircraft and engine manufacturers have called on the new Biden administration to provide sustained government support to help achieve its climate goals. In an open letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, Climate Envoy John Kerry and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, the US Aerospace

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Transport Ministers Call for Accelerated EU-Wide Deployment and Mandates for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) Eight European transport ministers have called for a harmonised, long-term strategy to decarbonising the air transport sector to include ramping up the production and supply of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) through an EU-wide blending mandate. Hosting a high-level virtual conference, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden Is Hiking the Cost of Carbon. It Will Change How the U.S. Tackles Global Warming.

by Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis (Washington Post) President Biden on Friday dramatically altered the way the U.S. government calculates the real-world cost of climate change, a move that could reshape a range of consequential decisions, from whether to allow new coal leasing on federal land to what sort of steel is

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Contribute Now to a Cleaner Energy Future

by Tom Daschle (Roll Call/The Daschle Group) Smart agriculture policy that has a role for ethanol can help advance Biden’s agenda on all fronts — Growing up in South Dakota, agriculture has always been in my blood. For nearly three decades, I had the honor of representing South Dakota — where

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Climate Ally Jennifer Granholm Confirmed as Energy Secretary

by Amy Lupica (Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy. Granholm, who has positive relationships with both Democrats and Republicans, has committed to implementing science-based policy as part of President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. In keeping with President Biden’s plan to pack his cabinet with

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Portugal Sees Green Hydrogen Output by End-2022, $12 Billion in Investment Lined up

by Sergio Goncalves (Reuters)  Portugal will start producing green hydrogen by the end of 2022 and already has private investment worth around 10 billion euros ($12 billion) lined up for eight projects that are expected to move forward, Environment Minister Joao Matos Fernandes said. … Hydrogen is now mostly used

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

SEC to Toughen Climate Rules on Companies

by Avery Ellfeldt (E&E News) The acting head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is expanding the agency’s efforts to push public companies to be transparent about the threats they face from climate change. Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee announced yesterday (February 24, 2021) that the agency’s Division of Corporation Finance

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture: A Businesslike Solution for Climate Emissions

by Jeffrey Bobeck (Morning Consult) … One area of innovation on which energy companies are now betting big is the capture, utilization and storage of emitted carbon dioxide. In recent years, even as the Washington partisan divide has grown, policy to support carbon capture has been a landing place for

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Hearing on Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

(U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee)  House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today’s hearing on Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors: …  Our farmers, ranchers, and forest managers understand these risks, and they are the first to experience the pressures of a

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Report Warns Renewables, EV Surge Could ‘Strain the Grid’

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News)  The world needs to double investments in grid upgrades to accommodate a surge of low-carbon energy in coming decades, or risk bottlenecks that could hinder the transition away from fossil fuels, according to a new analysis.  READ MORE Emissions and Coal Have Peaked as Covid-19

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Researchers Challenge the CRP Status Quo to Mitigate Fossil Fuels

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment/Phys.Org)  … (A)llocating CRP land for high-yielding energy biomass might eliminate the need for bioenergy crops and food crops to vie for space. A team led by CABBI Sustainability Theme Leader Madhu Khanna and Ph.D. student Luoye Chen developed an

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel on Autosky

(UECC) As we close in on almost one year of continuous biofuel operation on our Autosky, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved with this fantastic vessel in the past 12 months.  We have bunkered over 6,000 metric tonnes of biofuel in this period, exclusively supplied by GoodFuels,

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

ICEF 2020 Roadmap: Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS)

(Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF)) This roadmap explores ways to use biomass to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store that CO2 underground or in durable products. We introduce a new term — biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS) – which we believe better describes this topic than the traditional

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

McKinley, Veasey Reintroduce ACCESS 45Q Act

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Reps. David McKinley, R-W.V., and Marc Veasey, D-Texas, on Feb. 16 reintroduced the Accelerating Carbon Capture and Extending Secure Storage through 45Q (ACCESS 45Q) Act. The bill extends the date for projects to begin construction to claim the 45Q tax credit by 10 years and

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Michigan Offers Clean Fuel Grants, Supporting Biodiesel and Ethanol Usage

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) The State of Michigan will fund $30 million in clean fuel grants to replace commercial and mass transit vehicles with newer alternative fuel, diesel or electric models.  The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has opened a request for proposals through its Fuel Transformation Program to

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

California LCFS: Will Credit Generation Match Deficit Generation?

by Shashi Menon (EcoEngineers)  The LCFS is demonstrating to the world that good policy can drive decarbonization —  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA-LCFS) has created one of the biggest regional carbon markets for the transportation sector. CA-LCFS credit prices have stayed around $200 per metric ton (MT) of CO2e since

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Leading Palm Oil Producers Formulate Strategy to Safeguard Industry

(Biofuels International)  Malaysia will discuss with Indonesia a plan to formulate the best strategy to protect the oil palm industry of both countries for the future. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for the framework of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to be strengthened

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Every 10% of Bio-LNG Drop-In Gives Another Two Years ‘Runway Extension’ for GHG Reduction Compliance

(SEA_LNG) New analysis from SEA-LNG, the coalition for accelerating LNG as a marine fuel, has determined that for every 10% of bio-LNG dropped in and blended with LNG as a marine fuel, a vessel can achieve two extra years’ compliance with the Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER) curve used to secure preferable

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Britain to Introduce Greener Gasoline at Petrol Stations by September

by Ahmad Ghaddar and Nigel Hun (Reuters) Britain is set to introduce E10 gasoline, a motor fuel blended with 10% renewable fuels, by September this year, a move that could cut annual CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes, the government announced on Thursday. Current gasoline blends in Britain contain no more than

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Leaders Say EPA Still Has to Account for Lost Gallons

(Brownfield Ag News)  Ethanol industry leaders say the EPA’s recent change of policy on Small Refinery Exemptions is a start, but there is still a lot of work to do. Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association tells Brownfield the EPA’s change, of course, does not take care of re-allocating

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

REA Publishes ‘Green Pathway’ to Accelerate Drive to Net Zero and Provide Thousands of New Jobs

(Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) REA’s ‘Strategy for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies’ has been published, producing a green pathway that outlines the measures that need to be taken to deliver net zero and support the UK’s economic recovery Key targets include: By the end of 2022, more

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil Is Growing Its Biofuel Industry

by Julio Bravo (Farm Futures)  Brazil already has the largest fleet of cars driven by ethanol, mainly from sugarcane; now corn-based ethanol plants are on the rise. The ethanol produced by sugarcane and corn has have the potential to reduce up to 90% of the greenhouse gases. And, as mentioned in our

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Illinois Soybean Growers Are Concerned about a New State Budget Proposal that Would Eliminate the Fuel Sales Tax Exemption for Biodiesel,

(Farm Progress/Prairie Farmer) What about biodiesel? Illinois soybean growers are concerned about a new state budget proposal from Gov. J.B. Pritzker that would eliminate the fuel sales tax exemption for biodiesel, which has existed since 2003. They say the policy has supported a homegrown Illinois product and made Illinois a national

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

LCFS and RFS – Conflict or Complement?

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Do Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) policies conflict or complement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)? That was the question Dr. Jarrett Whistance with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri was called on to answer at last week’s National Ethanol Conference. Whistance, who is Program

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Postal Service Awards Contract to Launch Multi-Billion-Dollar Modernization of Postal Delivery Vehicle Fleet

(U.S. Postal Service)  … Under the contract’s initial $482 million investment, Oshkosh Defense will finalize the production design of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) — a purpose-built, right-hand-drive vehicle for mail and package delivery — and will assemble 50,000 to 165,000 of them over 10 years. The vehicles will be

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Romney Backs Carbon Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Speaking with The New York Times’ DealBook, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said he’s “very open” to a carbon tax and dividend. The Times reports that Romney pointed to Bill Gates’ remarks not to “play around the edges.” Gates “is suggesting a major investment at the federal

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Cargill and Maersk Tankers Combine Volumes and Market Expertise to Launch New Bunker Procurement Service

(Cargill)  Strategic partnership to enable more competitive and transparent pricing and improved customer service — Cargill and Maersk Tankers are embarking on a strategic partnership to combine their bunker volumes, offering a new bunker procurement service to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The initial goal is to procure bunker fuel

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Tom Vilsack Confirmed for a Second Stint as Agriculture Secretary with Strong Republican Support

by Laura Reiley (Washington Post) The Senate voted 92 to 7 Tuesday to approve President Biden’s nomination of Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary. Vilsack had been expected to have a smooth path to confirmation after the Senate Agriculture Committee voted unanimously earlier this month to advance his nomination, and many Republicans voted in

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Biofuels Standard Is a Chance for the State to Lead Nation away from Petroleum

by David May (Des Moines Register) Perhaps the petroleum industry should recognize this legislation as a lifeline rather than a threat. I read with interest the Feb. 15 story “Biofuel bill pits retailers, farmers.” I take issue with some of the points made by the so-called “Fuel Choice Coalition.” This organization includes well-known

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Cow Excrement Tapped by Town in Hokkaido for CO2-Free Power

By Junichiro Ngasaki (Asahi Shimbun)  The feces and urine of thousands of Hokkaido dairy cows may soon power facilities prefecture-wide with a world-first technology invented in Japan that converts them into environmentally friendly liquid biofuel. Kei Okubo, an organic photochemistry professor at Osaka University, developed the technology, which produces methanol and formic

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Maryland Releases Bold New Plan to Achieve Climate Goals

(Maryland Department of the Environment) State Pursues Ambitious Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 as Nation Officially Re-enters Paris Climate Accord — The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has released a comprehensive plan that sets a clear and unifying path for the state to dramatically reduce

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Joni Ernst: Radical Policies from Coastal Elites Hurt Rural America

(Office of Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA))  Just last month, President Biden raised eyebrows when he took executive action to begin transitioning federal government vehicles to electric vehicles. It followed a similar move spearheaded by California Governor Gavin Newsom, who last September, fully embraced the Green New Deal and implemented a move

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Logjam Kicks up Debate over Boosting Electric Vehicles

by Marc Heller (E&E News)  A backlog of applications for advanced renewable fuels at EPA is spurring a new debate in the biofuel industry: Should the agency catch up on proposals related to electric vehicles first? That’s a possibility, a biofuel industry source told E&E News, as the Biden administration faces

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Johnson, Craig Introduce RFS Integrity Act

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Reps. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., on Feb. 19 reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act, which aims to ensure transparency and predictability in the U.S. EPA’s administration of the small refinery exemption (SRE) process. The bill would require small refineries to submit a

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Ag, Trucking Industries Say Pritzker’s Proposed Tax on Biofuel Will Hurt Farmers, Consumers

(The Center Square/WMAY) Some are taking issue with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal which would bring an end to the sales tax exemption for biodiesel fuel in Illinois. Pritzker said accelerating the expiration of the sales tax exemption for biodiesel will increase the state general funds revenues by

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

EPA Supports 10th Circuit Court Ruling to Tighten Small Refinery Exemptions

by Tyne Morgan (Ag Web) Renewable Fuels groups are celebrating an EPA win. More than a year after the 10th Circuit Court issued its initial ruling on the small-refinery provisions within the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), EPA announced Monday it’s supporting the court’s ruling. As a result, there will be tighter

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

4 More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

by Alexander C. Kaufman (Huffington Post)  Industry-designed bills to silence climate protests are under consideration in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Montana. More are likely to come. …  (Dawn) Goodwin was at this river crossing near Palisade, Minnesota, to protest the construction of the energy company Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline, a

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Virginia Expected to Adopt Clean Car Standards

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Virginia legislature is poised to adopt California’s vehicle emissions standards after the measure cleared the state Senate on Friday, reports the Virginia Mercury. The clean car standards in House Bill 1965 — which won the endorsement of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association and environmentalists —

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol as Essential Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s 2021 Ethanol Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The hot-off-the-press Renewable Fuels Association’s 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook focuses on ethanol as an ‘essential energy’ to address the challenges of climate change, food and energy security, and rural prosperity. Now in its 22nd year, it provides key statistics, trends, and analysis on the latest

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Velocys on Scaling Up Net Negative, Carbon Capture-Ready Fuels

by Tammy Klein (Transportation Energy Strategies)  … I spoke to both Neville Hargreaves, Vice President, Waste to Fuels and Drew Miller, Project Finance Director of Velocys about their SAF projects in the U.S. (Bayou Fuels) and in the UK (Altalto). We also talked about how they see the policy and market environment unfolding over the

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

When Texas Freezes over – What It Means for Renewables?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … But ethanol has many advantages for cold weather and when states have temperatures at or below freezing. Robert White, RFA’s Vice President of Industry Relations said, “Thanks to ethanol…one old worry drivers used to have has gone away—the possibility of gas freezing in

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Fueling Canada’s Path to Net-Zero Emissions

by Andrea Kent (Renewable Industries Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada’s Clean Fuels Standard, along with its net-zero emissions goal, remind us that the most effective climate policies are, at their core, investment policies. To succeed, they must support the essential role of biofuels in emissions reduction. … Canada’s new Clean Fuel

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

American Coalition for Ethanol Shares E15 Equipment Compatibility Expertise During Virtual Hearing

(Grainnet) In testimony presented during a virtual Minnesota Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Finance and Policy Committee hearing on S.F. 944, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty used his fuel retailing experience and expertise to share insights on E15 equipment compatibility with existing infrastructure. The bill would increase Minnesota’s minimum biofuel

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference: Ethanol Report 2-19-21

(Energy.AgWired.com) This edition of the Ethanol Report features highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC).  First, we hear some of Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper’s annual  State of the Industry address focusing on ethanol as essential energy. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) discusses her Next Generation Fuels

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

NCERC Exploring New Uses for Corn

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News) The director of the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center says they have some big research projects in the works paving the way to new uses for US corn. John Caupert tell Brownfield they are finding more and more products can be made from corn

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Expert Provides Outlook for Biofuels as Energy Transition Takes Place

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … During a National Ethanol Conference virtual panel Wednesday, Dr. Daniel Yergin referred to earlier energy transitions that traditionally were driven by technology, economics, and some government policy. … Yergin believes electric vehicles will be a fixture in the energy transition, but he also

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA: RFS General Waiver Requests Are Unjustified and Illegal

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today filed comments with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in response to earlier requests from oil refiners and the governors of six oil-producing states seeking a general waiver from 2019 and 2020 renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “These waiver requests, which were rushed

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

California LCFS: Will Credit Generation Match Deficit Generation?

by Shashi Menon (EcoEngineers)  The LCFS is demonstrating to the world that good policy can drive decarbonization  — California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (CA-LCFS) has created one of the biggest regional carbon markets for the transportation sector. CA-LCFS credit prices have stayed around $200 per metric ton (MT) of CO2e since

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Social Distance, Meet Social Carbon

by Zack Coleman (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The White House is expected to sharply raise the government’s calculation of how much greenhouse gases will cost the U.S. in the future, a policy change that will make it easier for his administration to justify more stringent regulations as he seeks to green

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Global Spending in Hydrogen Projects to Reach $300bn by 2030

(EnergyMarketPrice.com) Global hydrogen project pipeline will see strong growth in the next ten years as investments in the sector are predicted to reach $300 billion (£215bn) in total. That’s according to a new report by the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey & Company, which suggests almost 228 large-scale projects in more

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

POET Urges Biden Climate Team to Grasp E15 Philosophy

(Biofuels International)  POET has urged the new Biden administration to embrace E15. The world’s largest biofuels producer, based in Sioux Falls in South Dakota, has also welcomed the new President’s leadership in making climate a top priority. … Rob Walther, vice president of Federal Advocacy at POET, said each member

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Ohio’s New Brand Aligns with National Leadership in Clean Transportation

by Sam Spofforth (Advanced Clean Tech News) Clean Fuels Ohio is ramping up new initiatives and launching a new brand that will build on success and drive clean transportation further into our economy. Our new brand will help better communicate our state and national leadership on sustainable transportation. A few weeks ago,

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

The Promise of Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Decarbonizing Commercial Aircraft

by Jon Leonard (GNA/(Advanced Clean Tech News)  Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is emerging as the leading way to reduce carbon emissions from the world’s vast commercial aviation sector, with California becoming North America’s leading testbed. The potential is large, but SAF supplies are limited and costs are high. Even in

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Tapping New Markets for Higher Ethanol Blends

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The case for higher ethanol blends to lower emissions is stronger than ever and retailers are more receptive than ever. Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Cassie Mullen led a panel discussion during the digital National Ethanol Conference this week focused on tapping new markets for higher blends. Her panelists

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA Ethanol Industry Outlook Focuses on Essential Energy for Tomorrow’s Challenges

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association released its 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide today during the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference. The annual publications and conference all share a common theme: Essential Energy. A related video also debuted at the event. “As you review the 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook, I hope you do so

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

New Report: 21st Century Agriculture Renaissance: Solutions from the Land

(Solutions from the Land) “There has never been a greater need for an Agricultural Renaissance. The many voices of farmers, echoing across centuries of scarcity and abundance, challenge us to find new ways forward, paths that produce abundance for expanding populations while rejecting wasteful destruction of resources. We must seek these

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Carper Dishes on Climate, Environment Landscape

by Zach Coleman (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Even if Biden’s regulations fall short of environmentalists’ wishes, the U.S. is poised for success reducing greenhouse gas emissions given the trajectory of “market forces” in the power and utility sectors, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) tells Pro’s Anthony

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

From Tree Planting to CO2-Sucking Machines: How Could ‘Negative Emissions’ Help to Tackle the Climate Crisis?

by Daisy Dunne (Independent)  Removing CO2 from air will likely be needed if the world is to meet its climate goals, writes Daisy Dunne, but our options for achieving ‘negative emissions’ each come with a unique set of challenges — Cutting back on greenhouse emissions as fast as possible will

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden-Harris Administration Launches American Innovation Effort to Create Jobs and Tackle the Climate Crisis

(White House) White House Forms Climate Innovation Working Group, Outlines Innovation Agenda; U.S. Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Climate Innovation Research Opportunity — … As the opportunity for American leadership in climate innovation is vast, the Administration is outlining key planks of an agenda the Climate Innovation Working Group will help

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Grassley Urges McCarthy to Visit Iowa, See Renewables in Action

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy on Feb. 16 inviting her to visit Iowa and learn about the state’s leadership in renewable fuel production and sustainable energy. McCarthy, who served as administrator of the U.S. EPA

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Provides Essential Energy for Meeting Global Challenges

(Renewable Fuels Association) Just as ethanol has played an essential role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, the low-carbon fuel will also serve as essential energy for combatting climate change, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper said today at the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference. “As COVID cases began to

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

E20 Plan Put on Hold Due to Higher Biofuel Prices

(Bangkok Post)  A plan to make gasohol E20 the primary fuel for motorists in July has been postponed indefinitely because of higher biofuel prices, creating a financial burden for the Oil Fuel Fund. The Oil Fuel Fund Administration Office (Offo), which subsidises gasohol and biodiesel, found prices of ethanol and

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Fund E15 Testing in California

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) More tests are underway to potentially expand E15 ethanol use in California.  Tom Gillis is on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and the National Corn Growers Ethanol Action Group. He says, “As we speak, there is a test going on in California, and it’s run

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Could Help Revive SA Sugar Industry

by Siyanda Sishuba (Farmer’s Weekly) Establishing partnerships between government, the private sector and foreign investors is an important step to launching biofuels projects through innovative financing models in South Africa. This was according to Samukelisiwe Maphumulo, a sustainability officer at the South African Sugar Association (SASA). Maphumulo was speaking during a

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Europe’s Aviation Sector Launches Ambitious Plan to Reach Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

(Airlines for Europe (A4E)) Opportunity to reach net zero CO2 emissions through a combination of measures, making flying more sustainable for the long term. Sector calls for decisive action from both governments and industry to achieve this net zero vision by 2050, while upholding international competitiveness and aviation’s benefits to

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

This Blizzard Exposes The Perils Of Attempting To ‘Electrify Everything’

by Robert Bryce (Forbes)  … That cold reality contradicts the “electrify everything” scenario that’s being promoted by climate change activists, politicians, and academics. They claim that to avert the possibility of catastrophic climate change, we must stop burning hydrocarbons and convert all of our transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial systems so that

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Reversing Trump: How Biden’s Priority On Climate Change Can Create Jobs

by Steve Melink (Melink Corporation/Biofuels Digest)  …  The economic aspect of the new administration’s climate-change plan focuses on generating millions of well-paying jobs in renewable energy fields. Though much work remains to be done in that regard, Biden is creating big possibilities through his early environmental actions that reversed moves

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Can Shrink Colorado’s Carbon Footprint

by Dan Sanders (Colorado Politics) Our state published the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap on Jan. 14. The Colorado Energy Office touted the plan as being, “the most ambitious and substantive planning process Colorado has ever undertaken on climate leadership, pollution reduction and a clean energy transition.” While this may be

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainability Begins with Accountability: The 2021 EPS ESG Policy

(Eastern Pacific Shipping) The 2021 ESG Policy reveals EPS surpassed its CO2 reduction target two years ahead of schedule: Reduction attributed to fleet renewal, green-tech, operational excellence, and the use of alternative marine fuels — Last year, to showcase that sustainability begins with accountability, Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) started disclosing a

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon Tax Meets New Washington Politics

by Annie Snider (Politico’s Morning Energy) President Joe Biden has revived the idea of a carbon tax, but climate hawks on Capitol Hill hope he will give them time to work through the tricky politics of the issue.  —  … THE TRICKY POLITICS OF A CARBON TAX: The Biden administration’s sweeping climate

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Eyes Two-Thirds Renewable Gas by 2050

(Energy Market Price/Argus Media) The consultation, which will run until 10 March, is part of a hydrogen and gas markets “decarbonisation” package, a proposal for which is expected by the end of June. The commission wants biogas, bio-methane, renewable and decarbonised hydrogen, as well as synthetic methane, to together represent two-thirds of

February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Growing Interest in Carbon Markets Coming from All Sides

by Rhiannon Branch (Brownfield Ag News) Interest and growth in carbon market programs is booming.  A recent ecosystem markets webinar hosted by the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership had more than 1600 participants registered with more than 600 questions submitted ahead of time. Speaker Kari Hernandez, Global Head of Carbon Operations and Offer Marketing with Indigo

February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Biodiesel Board Applaud Governor’s Call for Statewide Biofuels Standard

(Iowa Biodiesel Board) Governor Kim Reynolds has introduced a bill to set a minimum standard of biofuels in the Iowa fuel supply. For biodiesel, this would mean most Iowa diesel would contain at least 11 percent (B11) during warmer months beginning in April of 2022, and B20 during warmer months in

February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Discusses Mission and New Educational Resources in DigestConnect Presentation

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA’s executive director, Joanne Ivancic, described the new educational materials developed by the organization in response to the Covid-19 pandemic-influenced need for online, user-friendly resources with basic information for a wide audience.  Appearing on DigestConnect, a weekly webinar hosted by Jim Lane of Biofuels Digest,

February 13, 2021 Read Full Article

PBF Energy Considering Renewable Diesel Project at Chalmette, Louisiana, Refinery

by Janet McGurty (S&P Global Platts) Technical feasibility study ongoing; Project would mitigate RFS costs — PBF Energy is considering a renewable diesel project at its 190,000 b/d refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana, as it seeks to mitigate the high cost of meeting the Renewable Fuel Standard, a company executive said Feb. 11.

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Says Its Oil Production Has Peaked and Will Fall Every Year

by Hanna Ziady (CNN Business)Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) said its oil production and carbon emissions have peaked as it detailed plans to gradually wean itself off fossil fuels. Climate activists said it hadn’t gone far enough. The Anglo-Dutch company said in a statement on Thursday that it expects its oil production to decline by between 1%

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Climate Scientists Urge Biden against Biomass

(Politico’s Morning Energy) A group of 508 international climate scientists on Thursday urged Biden and leaders in Europe and Asia not to embrace biomass as a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels. Harvesting additional wood for bioenergy releases carbon dioxide that would have otherwise remained stored away, and regrowing those trees

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Study: RFS Has Slashed GHG Emissions by Nearly a Billion Metric Tons to Date

(Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings of

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Auto Industry Peers into an Electric Future and Sees Bumps ahead

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  …  (T)he question is not, ‘Can we sell to the wealthy?’ It is, ‘Can we get the everyday household in mainstream America to buy an EV?’ and we’re still a long way away from that.” Meanwhile, he (David R. Keith, a Chevy Bolt owner and

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Groups Fight Wisconsin Transmission Line

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Conservation groups on Wednesday sued over the federal government’s approval of the 102-mile, $500 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek high-voltage transmission line that would carry electricity from renewables from Iowa to Wisconsin. The suit argues that the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service’s environmental study didn’t properly consider

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Argentina Plans to Extend Biodiesel, Ethanol Blends

by Charles Newbery (S&P Global Platts) Requirement was to expire in May; Blends now at 10% in gasoline, 12% in diesel; Improvements planned for blend regime  —  Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez said his administration is working on a bill to extend a mandatory mix of biodiesel and ethanol in diesel and gasoline, bringing

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

EVs Are the Lowest Climate Priority

by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. (Wall Street Journal)  No matter how you slice the data, the car in your driveway is an emissions asterisk. —  The Joe Biden administration will be piling a lot of chips on electric cars, the most popular and least useful way of fighting climate change. How

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

GREEN Act Includes Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Extenders

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Mike Thompson, D-Calif., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, on Feb. 5 announced the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act, which includes several tax extenders that would benefit the biofuel and bioenergy industries. The

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Governor Walz Sends Biofuels Letter to President Biden

(Red River Farm Network)  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz sent a letter to President Biden on Wednesday asking him to support the biofuels industry and reverse the Trump administrations actions in supporting small refinery exemptions. Walz wants the Biden administration to issue an executive order to ban the use of aromatics

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden’s EPA Pick to Review Options for Biofuel Blending Law beyond 2022

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency said he will confer with legal and policy teams to understand the options available for setting mandates to blend biofuels into the nation’s fuel mix beyond 2022. Michael Regan also said he has had conversations with

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

The Road to Recovery: Starts at Home

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) … The changing political landscape of the elections and the bi-partisan concern over carbon emissions and potential climate change is an opportunity for biofuels to be a major contributor. Two opportunities are likely to surface early in the new Congress and the

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Bill Aims to Speed Adoption of Higher Biofuel Blends

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Feb. 8 introduced a bill that aims to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends, including E15 and B20. Representatives of the ethanol and biodiesel industries are speaking out in support of the bill. For biodiesel, the bill would

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Campaigns Questioning the Use of Woody Biomass for Energy Are Missing Key Facts Says IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy

(International Energy Agency) There are concurrent media campaigns and publications questioning the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production. Several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems, and associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation of forests, even permanent deforestation, and “the burning of trees”.

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Morgan Stanley: Gasoline Industry Is about to Become Totally Worthless

by Alex Kimani (OilPrice.com)  The average energy investor is by now well aware of the sector’s monumental shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.  … …  Indeed, the global EV sector now carries a higher valuation than the global ICE sector despite accounting for less than 3% of new vehicle sales

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

New York DEC Opens Comment Period on Proposed Food Recycling Regs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Jan. 27 released proposed regulations to implement the Food Donation and Food Scraps Recycling Act, which was enacted in 2019 and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2022. The legislation altered state law to require businesses that

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Groups Testify against EPA’s Proposed RFS Deadline Extensions PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: March 11, 2021

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Representatives of the biofuels industry testified against the U.S. EPA’s proposed extension of the 2019 and 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard compliance deadlines during a Feb. 9 virtual hearing. Public comments on the proposal can be filed through March 11. The EPA published a proposed rule in

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Klobuchar, Ernst Introduce Legislation to Expand Renewable Fuel Market and Consumer Access

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to create a renewable fuel infrastructure grant program and streamline regulatory requirements to help fuel retailers sell higher blends of ethanol. The Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act would authorize

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Tonko Talks Climate Bill

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s climate legislation from last year will be the template for action this year, Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday. “After years of headwinds on climate action, this is the first time in a very long time that I’ve felt really

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Dems Ask Sec. Pete to Revive GHG Reporting Rule

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A coalition of congressional Democrats on Tuesday wrote to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg urging him to reinstate a Federal Highway Administration regulation that required state planners to measure and report annual changes in greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles traveling on major interstates and highways. The

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Brownley Introduces ‘Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act’ to Reduce Carbon Emissions

(Office of Congresswoman Brownley (D-CA-25)) Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. “We are facing an existential threat to the future of our planet. In order to face this threat

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Products Helped Customers to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Globally by 10 Million Tons in 2020

(Neste) In 2020, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.0 million tons* altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens (source: World Bank) or the removal of 3.7 million passenger cars from the roads for a

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

The Geopolitics of Energy: Out with the Old and in with the New?

(Oxford Energy Forum)  Gathering momentum for the energy transition—supported by ambitious net-zero roadmaps by governments (EU, China, and US) and multinational corporations—has sparked debate on what the energy map will look like in 30 years. For more than half a century now, access to oil and natural gas has been

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Will the Biden Administration Fund our Clean Transportation Future?

by Joe Annotti (ACT News/GNA) … While there is clear momentum mounting in support of electrified fleets by the incoming administration, the commercial maturity for zero emission vehicle technologies is still developing, leaving CapEx costs higher than conventionally fueled vehicles. Therefore, a diverse portfolio that leverages other low emission vehicles and

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Sustainable Finance Rules Delayed by Gas and Biofuel Backlash

by Kate Abnett, Simon Jessop  (Reuters)  The European Union has delayed to late April plans to finalise sustainable finance rules, officials said, in the face of opposition from some member states over gas and biofuels. … But a draft in November triggered last-minute pushback from countries seeking to label gas

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Life is a Highway

by John Eichberger (Fuels Institute) … Fuels Institute recently published “The Impact of Transportation-related Environmental Initiatives” which provides an objective assessment of 37 global efforts and a deep dive into 14 of the most prominent initiatives affecting transportation. As we embark upon a dedicated path to reducing carbon emissions, this report can

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog Working on the Night Moves: Cruz RINs Cap Plan Struck Down in Wee Hours Friday

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to cap the price of renewable identification numbers, or RINs, at 10 cents, as part of a proposed amendment to the COVID-19 stimulus bill, in the wee hours of the morning on Friday. RINs are

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Ed Markey on the Green New Deal, Biden

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  … The Massachusetts senator also said he wants Democrats to pursue a clean energy standard over carbon pricing in their push for climate legislation. “[M]y view is that sector-wide solutions like a clean energy standard can help enact the Biden campaign promise of moving toward

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

REFILE-U.S. Refiners Talk up Renewable Projects after a Year of Lousy Fuel Demand

by Laura Sanicola (Reuters) Following a year of grim losses amid pandemic lockdowns that dented demand for fuel as people stuck close to home, the largest U.S. independent refiners are promoting plans to boost production of renewable fuels. Renewable fuels represent a silver lining for refiners under threat of being left

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Spend Biden Climate Money Where It Will Do the Most Good, Quickly, for the Longest Time—Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels in Disadvantaged Communities

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Part of the Biden Administration’s climate change funds for disadvantaged communities that have suffered from pollution and crumbling infrastructure should be used to ensure that people in those communities can have the cleanest, greenest fuel for the vehicles that they will be driving for

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

What Could Make the Electric Vehicle Trend into a Win for Ethanol

by Don Siefkes (Des Moines Register) To bring about a total EV society, we would almost have to double generating capacity for electricity and rebuild the entire residential electric grid  —  … First, recognize that EVs are emission-free only at the tailpipe, that they cut net CO2 emissions only about in half,

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Thune, Shaheen Reintroduce Bill to Advance Renewable Fuel Technologies

(Office of Senator John Thune (R-SD)) Bill would require EPA to approve proven technologies, expedite review of others — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations that have gone without approval by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) despite the fuels already being

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum Balancing Traditional Refinery Operations with New Renewable Ventures

by Janet McGurty (S&P Global Platts) Sees Q1 2021 gasoline demand 90% of Q1 2020; STAR project continues at Galveston Bay, TX, refinery; Dickinson, ND RD plant to reach full rates end-Q1  —  US refiner Marathon Petroleum is embracing the renewable energy space as it looks to cut its carbon footprint, while positioning

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

NetJets Invests in WasteFuel, Commits to Purchase 100 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Over the Next Decade

(NetJets/Globe Newswire)  The World’s Largest Private Jet Company Buys a Stake in the Production of SAF  —  NetJets today (February 4, 2021) announces it has made a significant investment in WasteFuel, a next generation waste to fuel company that aims to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making it the

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden Team in Talks with Utilities, Car Companies about Emissions: Climate Adviser

by Jeff Mason and Valerie Volcovici (Reuters) U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has started discussions with the utility and automobile sectors about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, White House domestic climate change adviser Gina McCarthy told Reuters. … The White House has met some major automakers – including General Motors Co –

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Thune, Klobuchar Reintroduce Bill to Recognize Environmental Benefit of Biofuels, Efficient Farming

(Office of Senator John Thune (R-S.D.)) U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today reintroduced the Adopt GREET Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its greenhouse gas modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. Specifically, the bill would require EPA to adopt the Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions,

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Klobuchar, Grassley Highlight Need to Restore Integrity to Renewable Fuel Standard in Letter to Environmental Protection Agency

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a letter to Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Jane Nishida highlighting the need to restore integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by reviewing small refinery waivers, swiftly issuing a proposed rule

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

What’s the Future for SAF: Web Conference Recording and Highlights

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) … Additional efficiency improvements in planes and engines are not likely to be enough and will require lower carbon fuels also known as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), as alternative energy vectors, such as hydrogen, will not be sufficiently developed and deployed by 2050 to significantly

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

To Make the U.S. Auto Fleet Greener, Increasing Fuel Efficiency Matters More Than Selling Electric Vehicles

by John DeCicco (The Conversation) …  Motorcars stay on the road for a long time, so failing to adequately reduce gasoline vehicle emissions this year burdens the atmosphere with excess carbon dioxide (CO2) for many years ahead. … The media spotlight on EVs can lend them outsize importance in discussions of

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

New Federal Funding for Algae in 2021 Will Advance Science and Technology Commercialization

(Algae Biomass Organization) Federal support for advanced algae R&D is on a solid foundation for 2021 with the recent passage of an omnibus appropriations bill that was included in last year’s COVID-19 relief legislation. These funds extend a long-standing tradition of supporting advanced algae technology development at the federal level,

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

IRFA: Biofuels Continue to Have Positive Impact on Iowa’s Economy

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) A new study released today finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state. The study, authored by John Urbanchuk of ABF

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Regan Faces Senate Committee Wednesday: EPA Nominee Regan Tells Grassley Biofuels Part of Biden Climate Plan

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley said he wants regulatory stability in agriculture when considering the Biden administration’s nominee to head the EPA, Michael Regan. In a recent conversation with Regan ahead of his Wednesday hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Grassley said

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Clariant and Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy Announce License Agreement for Sunliquid® Cellulosic Ethanol Technology in China

(Clariant) This agreement marks the second license deal for Clariant’s sunliquid® technology in China and its fifth signed license deal globally; Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy intends to realize a commercial scale plant using Clariant’s sunliquid® technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol in Heilongjiang Province; Planned annual production capacity

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Supply, Projects, Policy, Challenges, Trends: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Making green hydrogen from water via electrolysis, or from waste — what’s real in the projects being discussed, the applications, the sources? What’s not going to happen, soon (or ever), are the end markets stronger in chemistry, hydrotreating, or fuel cells? 1898 & Co.’s Dave

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

A Force Multiplier for Bio-Investment in Federal Opportunity Zones: The BDOZ Initiative

by Jordan Solomon (Ecostrat Inc./Biofuels Digest) Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities—many of which are in rural areas. These communities are plagued by a lack of investment capital. In 2017, the US government launched the largest tax incentive program in the history of the US to change that dynamic:

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

EPA Races to Draft Interim Auto Standards for CO2

by Maxine Joselow (E&E News)  President Biden’s EPA is expected to draft interim auto emissions standards based on an agreement last year between California and five car companies, according to sources following the matter. EPA is poised to unveil the interim standards and notify the auto industry by April 1.

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Forward Coalition Launched to Advance US Hydrogen Development

by Joanna Sampson (H2 View) A combination of 11 proven heavyweights and progressive innovators in energy have joined forces to form a new coalition focused on advancing hydrogen development in the US. Hydrogen Forward, comprising Air Liquide, Anglo American, Bloom Energy, CF Industries, Chart Industries, Cummins Inc., Hyundai, Linde, McDermott, Shell

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Verbio to Commission Iowa Biomethane Project in Fall 2021

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) German bioenergy producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG confirmed on Jan. 29 that its straw-to-biomethane facility under development at the site of Dupont’s former cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is expected to begin operations this fall. The announcement was made in a press released issued by the company regarding its

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

California Advanced Biofuels Alliane and National Biodiesel Board Comment on the Alternative Diesel Fuels Regulations

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliane and National Biodiesel Board) In a letter January 26 2021: Dear Chair Randolph and Members of the Board:  Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modifications, released January 12, 2021, to the Alternative Diesel Fuels (ADF) regulation. The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance (CABA) and the

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

At National Meetings of Biodiesel Board and Diesel Specialists, Diesel Tech Forum Sounds Clarion Call for Diesel’s Future

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … As we envision a greater national focus on attacking climate change in the coming year, advanced diesel engines and biodiesel and renewable diesel must be included as key strategies. They are available, affordable, proven and deliver substantial near-term reductions in greenhouse gas and other emissions across

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Drop Support for Trump Effort to Bar California Emissions Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters/Yahoo!Finance) Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler and other major automakers said on Tuesday they were joining General Motors in abandoning support for former President Donald Trump’s effort to bar California from setting its own zero emission vehicle rules. The automakers, which also included Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, Mitsubishi

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Battles in Court to Reverse Demand Destruction

(Growth Energy) On Friday, January 29th, Growth Energy, along with others in the biofuels industry, filed an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Case No. 20-1046) challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to properly establish 2020 biofuel blending targets under the Renewable Fuel

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

IATA Launches Carbon Exchange for Airlines to Access and Trade Offsets for CORSIA and Voluntary Requirements

(GreenAir Online) IATA has formally launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), a platform for airlines and other aviation stakeholders to offset their carbon footprint by purchasing credits in certified projects. Carbon reduction programmes on ACE include forestry projects, clean wind energy operations, protection of eco-systems and remote community-based projects to cut

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Messy Carbon Offsets Show Markets Aren’t Always the Answer

by Kate Mackenzie (Bloomberg)  Big finance may have to accept the reality that bespoke carbon removal solutions simply don’t lend themselves to an elegant, scalable market. … What essentially started as a way to appeal to environmentally conscious consumers has become a key part of many corporate pledges to achieve net-zero

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Cleaner Driving with Cleaner Fuel Economic & Environmental Benefits of Ethanol Blends

(Metropolitan Energy Center) Poor air quality is a problem for tens of millions of Americans. And we can’t address dirty air – and the health risks that come with it – until we make transportation cleaner. One approach is already here, and it’s as simple as which nozzle you pick

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Austria to End Crediting of Biofuels from Palm Oil in July

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The accounting of biofuels with a high risk of indirect land use change (iLUC) will end in Austria July 1. This exclusion is provided for in the late-January amended legal provision of the fuel ordinance. The Austrian federal

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Action Plan Poised to Save Liquid Home Heating Fuel Industry in New Low-Carbon Reality

(National Energy & Fuels Institute/Biobased Diesel Daily) As American companies are quickly moving to prepare plans to meet deadlines set by the new Biden administration on carbon emissions, the National Energy & Fuels Institute has an action plan ready. In September 2020, NEFI announced the Providence Resolution, a strategic plan to

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

SEA-LNG Outlines Year ahead for LNG Shipping in 2021 & the Fundamental Binary Decarbonisation Choice Facing Owners

(Fathom World/SEA-LNG)  Peter Keller, Chairman of SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition advocating for LNG as a marine fuel throughout the entire value chain, has outlined the fundamental binary choice facing newbuilds in 2021, as decarbonisation forces a choice between using LNG now, or retrofitting later. The report outlines how LNG as

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Frozen Food Distribution Firm Opens Bio-LNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight) Frozen food distribution firm Reed Boardall has installed a new bio-LNG refuelling station at its base in Boroughbridge, UK. Owned and operated by Gasrec, the fully-scalable, skid-mounted station designed by Dutch LNG firm LIQAL will fuel an initial fleet of 30 Volvo FH LNG 6×2 tractor units. The

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Farmers Union Delegates Discuss the Future of Ethanol

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) Wisconsin Farmers Union has proposed ethanol policy that would seek 20% cost sharing from state and federal governments for blender pump installation.  That same proposal would also drop policy language supporting federal subsidies for ethanol research, ethanol import tariffs and biofuel exports, bringing plenty of

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Wins Case against Ethanol Duties in Peru

by Jacqui Fatka  (Farm Progress) The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property Tribunal announced Friday that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing a previous decision handed

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Ad Campaign Turns up the Volume on Biodiesel: Better, Cleaner, Now!

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  Striving for greater consumer awareness, the NBB is trying to reach an audience unfamiliar with agriculture and the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry with targeted advertising in the mid-Atlantic, Washington D.C., and California regions. … “The ad campaign strives to increase consumer acceptance and industry growth

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Two Biden Priorities, Climate and Inequality, Meet on Black-Owned Farms

by Hiroko Tabuchi and Nadja Popovich (New York Times)  The administration has pledged to make agriculture a cornerstone of its plan to fight warming, but also to tackle a legacy of discrimination that has pushed Black farmers off the land. — …  The administration has promised to make agriculture a cornerstone

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Thailand to Push forward E20 Plans

(Biofuels International)  A plan to make E20 a leading fuel for motorists in Thailand should eventually come into effect in July. According to the Department of Energy Business officials want E20, a mix of 20% ethanol and 80% unleaded petroleum 95, to gradually replace gasohol 91, making gasohol 95 an

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Are Coming, and Fast. Is the Nation’s Grid Up to It?

by Brad Plumer (New York Times)  GM’s decision this week to phase out gasoline vehicles is the latest in a major shift that will mean drastic new demands on electric utilities. Here are four things that will need to happen. … Generate More Juice If every American switched over to

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Trump Left Biden a $30 Billion Fund Used for Trade Wars. Biden Has Other Plans for It.

by Liz Crampton (Politico)  A Depression-era financial institution was used by the Trump administration to dole out billions to farmers. Now the Biden team has their own ideas about how the money should be spent. The Trump administration used it to bail out farmers suffering from its trade wars. Now

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Set to Stage Key Side Event For World Food Security Summit Next Week

(Solutions from the Land) Solutions from the Land (SfL) has been selected by organizers of a global food security summit next week to hold a side event which will spotlight systems and practices farmers are using to deliver high value solutions to improve food and nutrition security. The side event, which,

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

New Gas for Climate Policy Paper Calls for a Binding Target for 11% Renewable Gas by 2030

(Gas for Climate) Gas for Climate advocates in new policy paper, that by 2030, 11% of all gas consumed in the EU should be renewable gas; The envisioned binding target is supported by two sub-targets for 8% sustainable biomethane and 3% renewable hydrogen. The target should be introduced in the

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Is Hot! 584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in 33 Countries, Ways2H Expansion, Preem, Siemens and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in 33 countries by the end of this year, Ways2H’s fundraising and expansion on new orders

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Where’s Your Lithium from? EU’s New Green Deal to Track Critical Materials

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) Renewable electricity generation and storage requires huge quantities of mined raw materials. In Europe, most of these elements are currently imported and unsustainably produced. So the European Commission has hatched a new plan for obtaining them within its borders, to make the industry more sustainable and

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Opens Consultation on Implementing CORSIA and Policy Options for Interaction with UK ETS DEADLINE: February 28, 2021

(GreenAir Online)  As the UK prepares to adopt ICAO’s CORSIA regulations into domestic law, the Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation on its proposed approach for implementing and administering the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of aviation CO2 emissions from this year. The consultation also considers policy options for

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Air New Zealand Backs Government’s Biofuels Mandate

(Air New Zealand/Scoop Business) Air New Zealand backs the New Zealand Government’s in principle decision to implement a biofuels mandate that will help the country to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. At the announcement today with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and Transport Minister

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels in Canada Have Untapped Potential New Study Shows

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN News)  New Jobs, Growth and Net Zero Emissions — A new third-party study by the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota at Duluth concludes that the biofuels industry in Canada could double in size by 2030 and produce over 20,000 new jobs and $10

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Infrastructure Bill Can Bring Us Closer to E15 Standard

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) In the past few weeks, we have been working with state lawmakers to advance a bill that would provide partial funding for fuel retailers to make the necessary infrastructure upgrades to offer E15. This initiative holds the potential to strengthen market signals to speed

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Buffett-Backed Truck Stop to Buy Ethanol Plant as Recovery Eyed

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) A sprawling truck stop chain partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying an ethanol plant just as the beleaguered industry may be turning around. Green Plains Inc. said Wednesday it plans to sell a 65 million-gallon ethanol plant for $64 million to

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Spotlight: E15 May Get Boost with Friendlier Labeling at the Pump PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: April 19, 2021

by Corey Lavinsky and Zane McDonald (S&P Global Platts)  US Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to modify the label requirements for gasoline blended with 15% ethanol; EPA’s proposed mock-up labels are less likely to dissuade a customer from using the blend; E15 grew sharply during President Trump’s tenure, supported by several government

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article
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