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Planting Crops — and Carbon, Too

by Gabriel Popkin (Washington Post)  President Biden says farmers can adopt agricultural methods that help fight climate change. Maryland farmer Trey Hill has been trying. … As the winter cover crops grow, they will feed microbes and improve the soil’s health, which Hill believes will eventually translate into higher yields of

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Geoff Cooper

“Some ethanol being produced today in Iowa reduces GHG emissions by nearly 80 percent, according to analysis by California regulators. Why wouldn’t we want to combine ethanol’s environmental benefits with those of the renewable power sector?“ —Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association in The Gazette.  READ MORE

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Adam Comora

“Companies operating Class 8 trucks are quickly realizing that they don’t have to wait for new, unproven technologies and infrastructure to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save on fuel costs—our RNG does that today.” — Adam Comora, President and CEO of TruStar Energy talking about renewable natural gas

January 12, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Jacques Leslie

“Los Angeles is a natural focus for treaty organizers because of its unusually high concentration of oil infrastructure in an urban setting: The city is home to more than 800 active wells in 26 oil and gas fields.” —Jacques Leslie in a Los Angeles Times op-ed about the Fossil Fuel

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Ames Adds New 100% Biodiesel Powered Trucks

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Renewable Energy Group and Optimus Technologies recently partnered to help Ames, Iowa grow its fleet of sustainable vehicles. The City of Ames is adding seven new all-purpose dump trucks to their fleet that have the Optimus Technologies advanced fuel system integrated into their new vehicle specification. The Optimus

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Sneak Peek of Major Climate Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 Webinar Review

by Hannah DelSordo* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The upcoming climate legislation of the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 will be focusing on general climate solutions, carbon pricing, and environmental justice. Senator Paul Pinsky discussed his sponsoring of the upcoming Climate Solutions Now Act (SB926), also known as the Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Emmanuel Desplechin

“While the focus may be on the growing importance of electric vehicles, the (EU) Commission’s strategy confirms that battery EVs will represent around 11% of the EU vehicle fleet in 2030. Even a decade from now, a large majority of cars on the road will still run on liquid fuel,

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — P.J. Griekspoor

“The time is right for ethanol advocates to make sure the right message gets to the right ears. What ethanol can provide is a high-octane additive that reduces the carbon footprint of not just the fuel burned in automobiles, but at the refinery level by replacing the energy-intensive aromatics that are

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Engineer Aims to Have Biodiesel Plants across Australia within a Decade

by Vernon Graham (Farm Online National) A Toowoomba engineer aims to have all Australia farmers switched to biodiesel within 10 years.  Johnny Wapstra has founded a start-up, Seed 2 Diesel, and hopes to have a state-of-the-art biodiesel plant somewhere between Toowoomba and Warwick ready for scaling and replication across Australia in two

December 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Is RNG a California-Only Fuel?

by Jake Drake (ACT News/Trillium) … It is true that California continues to make great strides in RNG investment and production. In just the first half of 2020, RNG made up nearly 90% of all natural gas vehicle fuel consumed in the state. Accelerated by the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

The Ham Trick Is Organized for the Fifth Time in a Row – Christmas Cooking Waste Fats Are Recycled into Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste) The Ham Trick (Kinkkutemppu in Finnish), a campaign that demonstrates circular economy, will be organized for the fifth Christmas in a row. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage Finnish households to collect and recycle their ham waste fats and other Christmas cooking waste fats, from which Neste will

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Taps Adviser Who Ties Gasoline Price to Emissions

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  President-elect Joe Biden’s financial policy will be shaped — at least in part — by an economic adviser who believes fossil fuels are “severely underpriced” because they don’t consider the harm caused by climate change. READ MORE

December 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Arlington: Cease The Grease and Protect Your Pipes during the Holidays

(Patch Arlington, TX)  By collecting and recycling this used cooking oil and grease, residents are preventing these products from clogging pipes in their home.  Arlington residents can protect their home plumbing and prevent sewer backups by recycling used cooking oil at two locations this holiday season. The 2020 Holiday Grease

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Clean Fuel Standard to Biden

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Some of the largest biofuels companies plan to ask Biden to impose a nationwide standard to reduce carbon emissions from transport fuels, Reuters reports, citing five sources familiar with the matter. The push reflects the industry’s “increasing concern about the future as Biden prepares measures

November 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Unveils Video Showing the Solutions Farmers Can Offer to Meet Global Challenges

(Solutions from the Land)  A 20-minute video presentation in which Solutions from the Land farmer leaders offer a vision of solutions that farming operations can deliver to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by UN member nations is now available on YouTube. This presentation, Solutions from the Land: Enabling Farmers

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Qatar Airways Launches Passenger Carbon Offset Programme in Partnership with IATA and ClimateCare

(GreenAir Online)  Qatar Airways has launched a voluntary carbon offset programme for passengers in partnership with IATA and ClimateCare. The programme has been developed through IATA’s Carbon Offset Program, which aims to bring standardisation to airline passenger offset programmes and share best practice in the structure and implementation of carbon offsetting.

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Under President Biden the U.S. Military Must Lead the Way on Climate Change

by Ray Mabus (Time Magazine)  … When I left office in January 2017, at sea about 40% of energy came from non-fossil fuel sources. Nuclear is 17% and the rest was from a variety of biofuels. In 2011, President Obama directed the Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture to come up

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

It’s Electric

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  IT’S ELECTRIC: A coalition of utilities, electric vehicle makers and mineral producers have formed a new association to push for 100 percent electric vehicle sales by 2030, Pro’s Anthony Adragna reports this morning. The group, dubbed the Zero Emission Transportation Association, will seek policies to help the growing

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

One Minute Video: The Use of Biofuels–Purchase Consciously

by Hannah DelSordo* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Created for Dickinson College’s Eco-Reps fall mission of People, Planet, Prosperity, this lively video helps people learn more about biofuels in order to consciously purchase vehicles that can reduce their carbon footprint.  WATCH VIDEO   *Hannah DelSordo expects her BA in International Studies and French

November 16, 2020 Read Full Article

California Official Sees State Auto Emissions Deal as ‘Template’ for Biden

by Nichola Groom, David Shepardson  (Reuters)  California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, who sources say could be the next federal environment chief, said on Thursday her state’s agreement with manor automakers for fuel efficiency requirements could serve as a “good template” for federal standards through 2025. The Trump administration in

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Greens’ Treasury Hunt

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Green groups are laser-focused on the Treasury secretary position under the Biden administration in hopes of securing climate change victories in the financial arena. … Environmental groups see the Treasury secretary position as a means to secure climate change victories from the Biden administration,

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Dalai Lama Joins Pope as Religious Leaders Campaigning against Climate Change

by Natasha Lasky (Our Daily Planet) In an interview with Channel 4 News and the Guardian, the Dalai Lama put out a call to action to fight climate change. He urged world leaders to take immediate action, emphasizing that the effects of global warming would disrupt billions of people’s lives, and would

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate 21 Project Memos

(Climate 21 Project) The Climate 21 Project taps the expertise of more than 150 experts with high-level government experience, including nine former cabinet appointees, to deliver actionable advice for a rapid-start, whole-of-government climate response coordinated by the White House and accountable to the President. The memos below contain the Climate 21 Project’s recommendations for

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany, aireg, Welcomes reisetopia as a New Member

(aireg)  aireg and its members are happy to welcome reisetopia as a new member. The biggest German website for luxury travel has been advocating a stronger focus on sustainability in the travel industry for a long time. As of now, reisetopia supports the goals of aireg by providing in-depth coverage

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Sets Agency Transition Teams

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) — The Biden transition named members of the teams that will guide the transfer of power inside federal agencies. — World leaders piled on the congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden this week, with many pledging to work with the U.S. on tackling climate change. — A Federal Reserve

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Geoff Cooper

RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper reminds us that President Elect Joe Biden committed on the campaign trail to put an end to the Trump Administration’s EPA small refinery waivers on day one according to Brownfield Ag News.  READ MORE

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

US ELECTIONS: Results Show Deeper Divide on Energy Issues, Tough Path for Tackling Climate

by Meghan Gordon, Jasmin Melvin and Maya Weber (S&P Global Platts) Lack of ‘blue wave’ to sweep in climate agenda; Fracking faceoff amplifies rural-urban divide; Status quo embraced in governor, state house races  —   … “Energy remains a powerful wedge in an increasingly divided America,” said Katie Bays, managing director

November 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Manta Biofuels Launches Crowd Investment Campaign

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   This week, Manta Biofuels has launched a crowd investment campaign on Republic and began reaching out to colleagues, business associates, mentors and friends, offering them a chance to invest in this growing business. Dedicated to doing their part to fight climate change, Manta Biofuels

November 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association on the Election’s Impact on the Biofuel Sector

(RFD TV) One of the biggest issues the ag sector has been focusing on amid this election is the regulation of U.S. biofuels. Geoff Cooper, the president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, speaks with RFD-TV’s own Christina Loren on what he is focused on, what he would like

November 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Column: Markets and Consumers, Not President, Control Oil’s Future

by Brent Sohngen (Columbus Dispatch)  …When Joe Biden exclaimed that he wanted to transition the American economy from oil, the opposition pounced. I must say, I was a bit surprised by the uproar over the former vice president’s comment, given that every American president since the Arab oil embargo in

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Michelle Fischbach Ousts Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s Seventh District

by Briana Bierschbach (Star Tribune) Republican Michelle Fischbach ousted DFL Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s Seventh District on Tuesday, ending a three-decade career in Congress and toppling Democras’ powerful chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. Fischbach, a former lieutenant governor and state senator from Paynesville, benefited from President Donald Trump’s popularity

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

US Elections: Ernst Holds onto Iowa Senate Seat after Race Tests Biofuel Support

by Meghan Gordon  (S&P Global Platts) Republican played key role in biofuel mandate talks; Opponent supported clean energy, denounced ‘Big Oil’; Ernst took heat for commodity prices, EPA confirmation  —  US Senator Joni Ernst, Republican-Iowa, held onto her seat after a tight race that tested her support of biofuel makers and knowledge of

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: The Oil Industry Thinks It Can Work with Biden, Despite Call for ‘Transition’ Away from It

by Dino Grandoni with Alexandra Ellerbeck  (Washington Post)  Joe Biden said he wanted a “transition” away from the oil industry. But the oil industry itself thinks it can still work with the Democratic nominee should he win the White House in today’s election. There is a lot that the American

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Energy Plan May Be More Similar to Trump Policy than Expected

by Patti Domm (CNBC) • Former Vice President Joe Biden may have greener goals for U.S. energy, but he will not end or sharply curtail oil and gas fracking, energy experts concur.  • His $2 trillion plan would encourage investment in infrastructure, electric vehicles, renewable energy, efficient buildings and in

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Monte Shaw

“No matter which party is in charge of the House, Senate, or White House, we have our work cut out for us.” — Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw   READ MORE

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Looks beyond Trump-Biden Bluster to Biofuel Reset

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A Dlouhy  (Bloomberg Green)  Presidential, Iowa Senate races put biofuel in spotlight; Renewable Fuel Standard uncertainty clouds ethanol outlook  —  … The winner will oversee a “reset” of the congressional mandate to blend biofuels with gasoline. This new phase of the Renewable Fuel Standard, created in 2005

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Sunbird to Supply Indeni with Ethanol for Fuel Blending

by Michael Kaumba (ZNBC) ZANIS-Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company Limited has engaged Sunbird Bioenergy Africa in Kawambwa to supply the first consignment of ethanol that will be used in a large-scale pilot test on the feasibility of ethanol and gasoline blending. Head of Research and Development at Indeni, Zebed Mwiche was speaking shortly

October 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Disclosing the Gap: More Companies Are Reporting Their Climate Risks

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) More companies are reporting their climate risks, corporate governance on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions and targets, according to an annual update of the Task-force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures. But just one in 15 are testing their resilience against various climate change scenarios. Countries

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Letters: Greenfield Would Protect Biofuels Industry

by Matt Russell (Des Moines Register)  … We don’t produce fossil fuel in Iowa. However, Republicans are clear they support Big Oil. They have done almost nothing to stop the Trump administration from handing out benefits to oil companies while he has sucker-punched Iowa’s ethanol industry. The world will continue to need

October 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Column: A Clear Choice to Support Farmers

by Mike Naig (Iowa Department of Agriculture/The Rock Island Dispatch Argus)  … I want to bring awareness to the recent executive order signed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. In his order, Newsom plans to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. This follows previous announcements of the “Green New

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

UN-Linked Plan Charts US Course to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill) The Zero Carbon Action Plan (ZCAP), crafted by roughly 100 individuals spanning academia and think tanks, would help the U.S. reach the goals of the Paris Climate Accord and hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The research found that a transition to almost entirely clean sources

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

New Volkswagen Golf TGI Designed to Run on Biomethane

(Bioenergy Insight)  The new Volkswagen Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine and three natural gas fuel tanks, which can utilise biomethane.  The tanks are integrated into the underbody and permit a range of approximately 400 kilometres in pure natural gas mode. The engine of the ‘quasi-monovalent’ drive

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — K. Johnson

Rolling back auto emission standards was exactly the wrong way to go. … An alliance between environmentalists and farmers to switch to a clean auto fuel seems like a win-win for both parties. —K. Johnson‘s letter to Storm Lake Times   READ MORE

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump’s Rural Edge Shrinks with Enthusiasm Fading in Key States

by Mike Dorning (Bloomberg) Surveys show Trump’s margin fading versus 2016 exit polls; Biden campaign making efforts to play for rural votes — The big margin of support among rural voters that helped Donald Trump secure victory four years ago is looking less firm in 2020 with the potential to

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Campaign’s Carbon Offset Plan Full of Holes

by Corbin Hiar (E&E News) Biden, who has made climate change a centerpiece of his effort to defeat President Trump, pledged last year to offset his campaign’s carbon dioxide emissions by funding programs that reduce global greenhouse gases. Yet so far the Biden campaign has offset roughly half of its emissions

October 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines and Microsoft Sign Partnership to Reduce Carbon Emissions with Flights Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Key routes

(Microsoft)  Sustainable aviation fuel supplied by industry leader SkyNRG signals new approach for business travel  –Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel.

October 23, 2020 Read Full Article

‘It’s a Sea Change’: How Climate Went from the Back Burner to a Central Issue in This Year’s Debates

by Brady Dennis (Washington Post)  The last time there was a substantive discussion at a presidential debate about the climate was 20 years ago. And Democrat Al Gore’s predictions have pretty much come true.  —  … Last month, Chris Wallace of Fox News unexpectedly raised the subject during the first

October 22, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA: Oil-State Senators Ask EPA to Violate the Law, Ignore the Courts

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today blasted the latest attempt by oil refiners and their supporters in the Senate to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard. On Wednesday, a small group of oil-state Senators submitted a short letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to waive the 2021 RFS standards to

October 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Column: There’s a Burning Mandate for Change, Green Jobs

by George Miller (Columbus Dispatch)  … From geothermal steam in Nevada to the low-carbon biofuel feedstocks harvested across Ohio, carbon savings are available through the labor and ingenuity of green energy workers in every community. We’ve seen this strategy work in California, where the clean energy industry already supports 475,000 jobs

October 21, 2020 Read Full Article

A Biden Win Could Make or Break Ethanol

(National Journal)  Joe Biden is vowing to invest big in cleaner biofuels as part of his outreach to rural communities. But he’ll likely face intense pressure from climate hawks to slash corn-ethanol blending requirements. READ MORE The Energy 202: Joe Biden’s ethanol push to woo Iowa farmers sets up tension

October 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Win Could Be Net Positive for Metals and Mining, Observers Say

by Jacob Holzman and Gaurang Dholakia (S&P Global Platts)  … As a result, observers have predicted that producers of battery and base metals such as lithium and nickel could benefit from a Biden victory. … The benefits to metals producers from a Biden win could stretch beyond the boundaries of

October 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave Is the First Feature Length Production from Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% FILMS

(Think100Climate.com)  This first look into Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave was aired on Earth Day Live’s global stream on April 22nd, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. And now we are sharing it with you! Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave is the first feature length production from Hip Hop Caucus’ Think

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump in Iowa Touts Ethanol, Farm Policy

by Erin Murphy (The Courier) Campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump touted his administration’s work to boost the ethanol industry and help farmers in Iowa. Trump’s administration this year issued a rule that allows gas stations to sell a higher ethanol blend year-round. “They were killing ethanol,”

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden’s Energy Future

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Joe Biden put some space between his clean energy plan and that of the Green New Deal during last night’s town hall, while also pitching renewables and carbon capture. …  Former Vice President Joe Biden pitched a future dependent on renewables and carbon capture,

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

New Star-Studded Netflix Doc Suggests Regenerative Agriculture Will Solve the Climate Crisis — Exclusive

by Sophie Hirsch (Green Matters)  To significantly mitigate the climate crisis, there are a lot of problems humans need to solve — and as the new Netflix documentary Kiss the Ground suggests, one of the biggest problems is right under your feet: the soil. Narrated by Woody Harrelson and featuring music from

October 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Eyes Trade Agenda to Combat Climate Change

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Joe Biden and key Democrats in Congress say they want to use the trade agenda to fight global warming if they win the White House and Senate next month, POLITICO’s Gavin Bade reports . Biden’s trade agenda calls for a global ban on fossil

October 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Applications Being Accepted for Maryland’s Clean Fuels Technical Assistance (CFTA) Program DEADLINE November 11, 2020

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) has opened the Clean Fuels Technical Assistance (CFTA) Program, a new pilot, test-of-concept program which aims to provide eligible local government and municipal fleets with technical assistance as they consider alternative transportation fuel options for their on-road fleet. Through CFTA, a technical assistance contractor employed

October 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbon Offsetting – Salvation or Scam (Best Offsets for 2020)

by Jacob A (Call to Adventure)  … Offset projects tackle emissions in a variety of ways. Some focus their climate action on carbon capture, which involves directly removing CO2 or other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Trees are the most obvious examples of this. Others focus on preventing future emissions, such

October 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Would Be Good for Oil Sector, Goldman Sachs Says

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle) With his $2 trillion plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Joe Biden might seem a far from ideal president for the Texas oil and gas industry. But new analysis by Goldman Sachs says that compared with a second term of the Trump administration, a Biden presidency

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Trade, Biofuels and the Environment: Key Agriculture Issues in U.S. Election

by P.J. Huffstutter, Karl Plume and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump enjoys broad support among farmers, but some are unhappy about the impact of his trade and biofuel policies on crop prices and international demand for U.S. agricultural products. Democrat challenger Joe Biden has seized on the biofuel issue,

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Q&A: How Regenerative Ag Benefits Farmers in General Mills’ Key Sourcing Regions

by Nate Birt (Farm Journal Ag Web) Over the past year, a wave of global food companies have transitioned their focus from sustainable to regenerative agriculture. General Mills—maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt, Nature Valley granola bars and Pillsbury desserts, among its more than 100 brands—has been doing that for years.

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating-Oil Industry Seeks to End Reliance on — Oil!

(The New England Council /New England Diary) “The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) has announced a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel energy reliance in the heating-oil industry by 2050. The pledge is intended to reduce emissions and ultimately turn heating oil into renewable fuel. “The announcement follows a pledge made last year by

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

AG Talks Priorities to White House Aspirants

by Steve Kopperud (Brownfield Ag News)  This was the week agriculture – organized and individual – emerged from the political closet and started laying down markers for the November 3 election.  The Ag CEO Council, comprised of the heads of 21 of the nation’s largest ag groups, including the American Farm Bureau

October 9, 2020 Read Full Article

LCV Victory Fund Drops $2 Million to Hit Trump

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund said Thursday it will spend $2 million in digital and cable ads attacking oil companies and President Donald Trump for exacerbating climate change. “Trump isn’t the only one who denies reality and puts people’s health and safety

October 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Invests Up to $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds were made available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to

October 9, 2020 Read Full Article

U-Haul Purchases First Million Gallons of Renewable Propane

by Michael Bates (NGT News) U-Haul has unveiled its latest green initiative, with the purchase of its first million gallons of renewable propane, which is available to customers at U-Haul autogas facilities across Southern California. U-Haul, the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., teamed with Suburban Propane Partners, a nationwide distributor of

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Considering Climate Lead for White House

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Democratic nominees in considering appointing a senior adviser to oversee energy and climate policy across the government if he wins next month’s election. Ben Lefebvre and Anthony Adragna report that there’s no firm list of who might occupy such a post, but former Obama adviser John

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Trust Me. I’m from the Government and Here to Help

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … But what we thought we did know was that he (President Donald Trump) was determined to remove regulations that were holding back American business. So that held some excitement and promise as to the art of the possible. As we looked

October 7, 2020 Read Full Article

The Pandemic Could End Texas’s Oil Boom—and Start Something Better: Profits from the Permian Basin Are Falling and Renewable Energy Is Surging. Here’s What That Means for the Lonestar State’s Future.

by Justin Miller (Texas Observer/Popular Science)    … Thousands flocked to the region to get a piece of the boom. “You could be someone with no college degree, no high school diploma … and get out here and make $50,000 to $60,000 a year, easy,” says (Josh) Thomas, who was

October 6, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Geoff Cooper

Calling an electric vehicle a ZEV is like calling a donkey a unicorn — it sounds nice, but it simply isn’t real. Just because there aren’t any greenhouse gas emissions coming out the tailpipe of an electric vehicle doesn’t mean the vehicle and its fuel are emissions-free. The electricity that powers

October 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Sonny Perdue Fuels Ethics Scrutiny as Trump’s Rural Envoy

by Ryan McCrimmon (Politico)  The agriculture secretary has kept farmers in Trump’s corner, but Democrats claim he crosses the line between public duties and political promotion. — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue offered a spirited pitch for voters to reelect President Donald Trump at an official USDA event with North Carolina food

October 5, 2020 Read Full Article

25 Years in the Bioeconomy: A Journey Still Exciting, An Adventure Still Rewarding

by Wayne Lee (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Editor’s note to readers: Lee Enterprises Consulting celebrates its 25th anniversary on October 4th — having grown from a boutique biodiesel consulting firm to the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting collective.  Today, the bioeconomy is a worldwide business encompassing fuels, advanced agriculture, renewable chemicals, vegan

October 5, 2020 Read Full Article

A Plug-In Flex Fuel Hybrid for the Nation

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) What would it take to cut petroleum use by at least 85 percent in the near term? What vehicle powertrain can use two renewable sources of energy and on one fill provide a range greater than 450 miles? It’s the plug-in flex fuel hybrid vehicle. As

September 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Crosstalk: Joe Biden Said He Didn’t Back Progressives’ Green New Deal

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Joe Biden said he didn’t back progressives’ Green New Deal during the volatile debate on Tuesday amid charges from Trump that the former vice president supported an environmental plan that would cost $100 trillion, Pro’s Zack Colman reports. “I don’t support the Green New Deal,” Biden

September 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Joni Ernst Is Now in Trouble. Trump Is a Huge Part of Her Problem.

by Art Cullen (Washington Post/Storm Lake Times) One big reason Republicans are shoving a Supreme Court appointment through the Senate before the election is their rising fear of losing the upper chamber — and the White House — in November. Those fears are well-founded. Two weeks ago, one of the

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Available at More than 100 Sales Points in the Netherlands

(Neste) Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and the 3rd most sustainable company in the world*, celebrates reaching the milestone of 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October

September 28, 2020 Read Full Article

“Just A Minute” Short Educational Video about Retrofitting to Use E85 in Existing Vehicles

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  The third in the “Just A Minute about Renewable Fuels” short educational video series in four minutes explains how to decrease the carbon footprint of existing vehicles while waiting for electric vehicles to be affordable, available, powered by renewables using fair trade batteries.  It describes flex fuel

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Mycelium Coffins, Wine Waste Sneakers, Ingredion’s New Protein Isolates and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of September 24th

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) As COVID-19 deaths sadly reached the 200,000 mark in the U.S. this week, some innovators are finding more sustainable ways to deal with death in the form of mycelium coffins that help compost the body and remove toxins from the soil. On a more uplifting

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating Oil Industry Launches Plan to Shift to 100% Renewable Fuels by 2050

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Biofuels proven as most affordable, immediate path to net-zero carbon,” says NEFI.  —  In Washington, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. This will

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Avfuel Marks First Flight Department Delivery of SAF

(Biofuels International)  Avfuel Corporation demonstrated its continued commitment to driving sustainability forward with a delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlantic Aviation. The delivery at New Castle Airport, in Delaware, US, was for one of the airport’s private flight department tenants. This marked the fuel supplier’s first such delivery

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

How Do Carbon Offsets Work?

by Sarah Kaplan (Washington Post) …“The whole purpose of offsets,” said University of California at Berkeley climate policy researcher Barbara Haya, “is to create a way for an individual or a company or a university to pay someone else to reduce emissions to cover emissions that they can’t reduce themselves.”

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump, Eyeing Farm Country, Starts Working on Ethanol Industry’s Year-Old Wishlist

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) President Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in the U.S. Farm Belt during a tight race for re-election, is taking steps to help producers of corn-based ethanol using a list of policy goals that a group of Midwest senators discussed with him a

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Debate Prep

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Thirty-seven Senate Democrats called on the Commission on Presidential Debates to ensure moderators ask Trump and Biden about climate change during the upcoming presidential debates, Pro’s Anthony Adragna reports. “The 2016 presidential debates were the most-watched in U.S. history; however, there was not a

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Air bp Delivers 210 Tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

(Air bp) 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel has been purchased by Swedavia and its partners – SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat.  Purchase is part of an initiative to reduce the carbon emissions impact of their business travel  —  Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

California to Ban Sales of Gas Cars by 2035

(Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the state will phase out sales of all gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. As Governor Newsom said in a separate event with Democratic governors yesterday, people have climate “goal fatigue” and are ready for the application of those goals–this move on gas-powered cars

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump’s Trade and Coronavirus Aid to Agriculture Could Hit $50 Billion

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming) … Trump administration could spend $50 billion — quadruple the cost of the auto industry bailout — in less than three years to buffer the impact of trade war and pandemic on agriculture. Farm groups welcomed the second round of coronavirus assistance while critics said

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Trump, Hagedorn, EPA Leave Farmers behind

(Mankato Free Press) President Donald Trump and his Environmental Protection Agency have about six weeks to keep their promises to farmers on ethanol, which have been broken for the past three years. While farmers have backed Trump in varying degrees since he took office, their wellspring of patience seems to be running

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

FEW General Sessions Address Policy, Production

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Brian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol, told audience members at the 2020 Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo during the general session panel Sept. 16 that the gap waiver denial, two days before, is a win, but there’s more work to do. Take

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

European Renewable Ethanol Industry Launches New Resource for Consumer Information on E10 Fuel

(ePURE)  E10info.eu answers common questions about production, use and availability of ethanol petrol blend that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions  —  E10info.eu, a new online resource for consumer information about the widely available E10 fuel blend, launched today (September 17, 2020) as part of a broader effort to highlight the importance

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Rural America 2020 Launches Major Ad Campaign Highlighting Trump’s Broken Ethanol Promises

(Rural America 2020) ‘Trump’s Broken Ethanol Promise’ campaign will focus on the President’s failure to deliver on promises on ethanol and E15: Will highlight how Trump has undermined the needs of farmers by providing waivers to big oil to avoid ethanol requirements  —  30 billboards launch today across Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan,

September 18, 2020 Read Full Article

House Ag Plans Detailed to NFU Pelosi: House Will Bring Up Biofuels Integrity Bill

by Jerry Hagstrom (DTN Progressive Farmer) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Tuesday that the House will take up the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act sponsored by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., just as the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the text of energy legislation that includes it.

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Decision Bolstering Ethanol Becomes Campaign Flashpoint

(The Gazette) President Donald Trump has been receiving praise from farm state Republicans for his decision to deny the “gap year” waivers and increase access to E15 corn-based ethanol. But it also was panned by Democrats Wednesday as nothing more than a political ploy. “What the administration has done is really

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Eyes at Least $300 Million Aid to Refiners Denied Biofuel Waivers: Sources

by Stephanie Kelly, Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  The Trump administration is considering at least $300 million in cash aid to U.S. oil refiners that are denied exemptions to U.S. biofuel blending laws for the 2019 compliance year, two sources familiar with the matter said. … Although the administration has yet to

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S. Presidential Candidate Biden Rips Trump’s Record on Ethanol

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden late on Tuesday attacked President Donald Trump’s record on ethanol, saying his administration’s recent moves to help the industry were too little, too late and transparently political. U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden late on Tuesday attacked President Donald Trump’s

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

EPA Denies Gap Year RFS Waiver Requests

by John Herath (Farm Journal Ag/Web) Applications for oil refiners to be exempted from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) have been a contentious election for President Donald Trump in Iowa. His administration took a step to alleviate those political pressures Monday by denying so-called “gap year” waiver requests. The 10th Circuit

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Now Backs Higher-Ethanol Gas at Pumps in Move to Court Farm Votes before November

by Rachel Koning Beals (Market Watch)  At least one farm group says gesture doesn’t wipe out a pro-Big Oil presidency to date  — Trump has approved using existing filling station pumps to distribute higher-ethanol gasoline. “Subject only to State approval, our important Ethanol Industry will be allowed to use the 10% Pumps

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Input on ‘Ready-to-Go’ Tech and Practices for Agriculture Innovation Agenda DEADLINE: November 9, 2020

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) United States Department of Agriculture is on a quest for public- and private-sector input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture, making this a very broad opportunity for Digest readers in a range of sectors. USDA is

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Considers Cash Aid for Refineries Denied Biofuel Waivers

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) Trump administration officials are developing a plan to offset the potential economic damage of denying dozens of refineries waivers from biofuel-usage mandates: giving them financial aid. The approach is actively being discussed by top Environmental Protection Agency officials as the administration courts two important voting blocs for President

September 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Turning Waste into Energy: How Banana Skins and Manure Are Being Re-Used to Help Power Homes

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) Blessed with a wide variety of landscapes, the African country of Uganda produces everything from bananas and coffee to tea and cocoa. … Vianney Tumwesige is managing director of Green Heat International, a firm which wants to take the waste produced from sectors like agriculture and

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Erik Hånell

“The development of ExxonMobil’s biofuel is an important step towards a broader commercial use of low-carbon fuels and we were happy to be part of the sea trial, which proved to be very successful. The fuel performed very well and fitted seamlessly into our technical and commercial operation without the

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Democrats Unveil New Agenda for Economic Recovery and Climate Action

by Justine Calma (The Verge)  Democrats will commit today to a wide-ranging new progressive agenda that simultaneously tackles pandemic recovery, climate change, and systemic injustice. They’re calling the agenda THRIVE, which stands for “Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy.” … The new agenda isn’t official legislation, and

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

RINs Jump 18% on News Trump Wants All Gap Year Requests Denied

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, Reuters reports that RIN prices skyrocketed a two-year high of 55 cents for D6 credits on the back of its exclusive story that President Trump told the EPA to deny all gap-year SRE applications. The RIN prices, not seen that high since

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Spells out a Winning Plan for Agriculture and Rural America

by Marshall Matz (Iowa View/Des Moines Register) Vice President Joe Biden and his team have released a comprehensive “Plan for Rural America.” Farmers and ranchers might wonder how they fit into that plan, since Rural America has evolved to encompass much more than production agriculture. Bottom line, the plan fundamentally recognizes that net

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Deadline to Appeal Refinery Exemption Case to SCOTUS Whooshes by

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politco’s Morning Energy)  Friday was the last day to ask the Supreme Court whether it would review a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision from January that threatened the entire refinery exemption program under the Renewable Fuel Standard. There is no evidence at this point that the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Testing Household Food Waste Bin Behavior Change in Ireland

(BioCycle Magazine)  The Food Waste Recycling Project is an initiative of Cré (Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland), the Regional Waste Management Planning Lead Authorities Connacht Ulster, Eastern Midlands, Southern (WMPLA) and the Irish Waste Management Association. With funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE),

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

WoodMac: Biden Loss Would End Hopes of US Decarbonization by 2050

by Karl-Erik Stromsta  (GreenTechMedia) The upcoming U.S. presidential election will dictate the pace of decarbonization in the world’s largest economy for decades, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie.  Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan, including a pledge to set the power sector on a course for complete decarbonization by 2035,

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Iowa Democrats Make $1.3 Million Ad, Fuels Association Makes Endorsements

(Daily Nonpareil) … RENEWABLE FUELS ENDORSES: The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s political organizing arm recognized 15 state lawmakers up for re-election, a mixture of Republicans and Democrats who the group said “maintained a clear voting record of support for renewable fuels and displayed leadership on biofuels issues in the Iowa

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Without a Grand Deal, Trump Tries to Dodge Ethanol Question

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  …  And with the election just two months away, all signs are Trump is trying to push back a decision on the how much ethanol to blend into the nation’s gasoline supply until after the ballots are cast, so as not to alienate voters in

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel Blends Safety Training for All First Responders and Interested Public—Be Prepared in a Changed World

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) 1) We are no longer living in an all-hydrocarbon fuel world. 2) If there’s water involved, the ethanol stays with the water. 3) AR-AFFF is the only firefighting foam that can successfully extinguish an ethanol fire or suppress flammable vapors. 4) When firefighters are

September 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Basketball-Dedicated Bus Travels the U.S. on Renewable Natural Gas

(American Natural Gas/NGV Journal) August kicked off the Hoop Bus Coast to Coast campaign. The bus traveling across the country from Venice, California to Venice, Florida and up next Washington, DC! Stopping in several cities and communities along their journey the team focuses on basketball, rebuilding courts, hosting training camps,

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Moves to Open up Drilling in National Forests

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  … Under draft rules to be published Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service would be limited in its ability to conduct environmental reviews of drilling projects while oil and gas companies would not be required to provide as much notice to the public.  READ MORE U.S.

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Drops Zero-Tariff Ethanol Import Quota Enjoyed by U.S. Producers

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier  (Reuters) Brazil allowed a non-tariff quota for ethanol imports to expire on Monday, which will result in U.S. producers having to pay a 20% tariff unless the Brazilian government takes new action. “The expiry date was today and nothing was decided, but that does not stop the

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Plan Addresses Potential of Biofuels, Bioenergy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. The 263-page report specifically calls on Congress to achieve

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Cummins-Powered 1949 Ford Truck Is Now the Fastest Diesel Vehicle Up Pikes Peak

by Caleb Jacobs (The Drive) Ole Smokey F1 conquered the course’s 156 turns with precision and, oh yeah, tons of power.  — …  (Scott) Birdsall drove the 6.7-liter Cummins-powered Ford to a final time of 11:24.065, according to the PPIHC’s official leaderboard. That mark bests the previous record, set by Uwe

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

House Ag Chair Backs Biden on Killing Trump Tariffs

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse) House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson supports Joe Biden’s plan to eliminate President Donald Trump’s tariffs on China but said he isn’t sure what the alternative is for countering Chinese trade practices.  “First thing I want to see is to stop these tariffs. I think it’s been

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Work on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Continues Unabated

(National Business Aviation Association)  Despite the pandemic, technologies continue to advance and more OEMs and operators are embracing sustainable aviation fuel.  — Even though COVID-19 has slowed or halted many business initiatives, efforts to promote the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) have continued throughout the pandemic, demonstrating the

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

How a Broken Carburetor Sparked a Bright Future in Biofuels for a New Hampshire High Schooler

by Jackie Pohlman (Renewable Fuels Association) What began as one high school junior’s passion project has gone on to win science fair accolades and capture our attention here at RFA for its demonstration of ethanol’s versatility in engines of all sizes. John Horangic, a junior at Bishop Brady High School in

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Future Also, CALL FOR MODULE DEVELOPMENT TEAM DEADLINE: November 2020

by Jenny MacKellar (American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute) As we work towards developing green chemistry education resources for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, we return to our green chemistry education road map vision: “Chemistry education that will equip and inspire chemists to solve the grand challenges of sustainability.” To achieve this

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Can Iowa Farmers Survive without Ethanol? Can Trump Survive without Iowa Farmers?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register/Ames Tribune)  … “I’ve sat in front of the president, and he does look you in the eye, and he does listen to you,” (Bill) Couser said, adding, “It just makes you wonder what happens after that.” He holds out hope Trump will heed the requests

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Greenfield Says U.S. Military Should Use More Biofuels

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  Theresa Greenfield, the Iowa Democratic Party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate, says federal policy should expand the use of biofuels in boats and planes. “Ask the Department of Defense to use biofuels as part of a reduction of their carbon footprint, too,” Greenfield says. “…There’s

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

No Climate Plan, No Problem for the GOP

(Our Daily Planet)  The Republican National Convention lasted 4 nights and had 90 speakers, yet there wasn’t a single mention of how the GOP would address the climate crisis. In fact, during the third night of the convention, Vice President Mike Pence ridiculed the Democrats’ climate goals inaccurately saying that

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Joni Ernst Sells Out Iowa In RNC Speech

by Pat Rynard (Iowa Starting Line) Sen. Joni Ernst’s undying loyalty to Pres. Donald Trump was rewarded tonight with a high-profile speech at the Republican National Convention. She repaid Trump for the political boost to her reelection campaign by betraying the Iowans she’s serving, vouching for the President on the exact

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA Makes Plea for Action — Wheeler: EPA Still Working on RFS Issues Including 98 Pending Exemption Requests

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler gave no timeline for releasing 2021 renewable volume obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard or for deciding on pending small-refinery exemptions, during a teleconference with reporters on Wednesday, as pressure mounts on the Trump administration to act. With just 69 days

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Campaign: Statement on Commitment to Renewable Fuel Standard Amid Trump Administration’s Repeated Attacks on Farmers and Producers

(WisPolitics.com) Instead of standing with those who till our land and sow our fields, we have a president who has sold out our farmers by undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard with the granting of waivers to Big Oil. Those waivers severely cut ethanol production, costing farmers income and ethanol plant workers

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Follow the Money: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Bioeconomy Revolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will Canada transform? Or stand on the sidelines?That’s the question asked by Jeff Passmore, CEO of Passmore Group who shared this illuminating “Follow the Money” slide guide that asks how tenable is fossil fuel’s future? Where could some of this repositioned investment capital go? What’s

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Can the U.S. Take Tips from Stockholm to Reduce Our Fossil Fuel Dependence?

by Sadie Tetreault (George Washington University/Planet Forward)  … He (tour guide Zennid) outlined how the metro system in Stockholm is electric and how the public buses run on biofuels. Additionally, most car owners power their vehicles with electricity or biofuels. One challenge that he identified was making this work for

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Still Missing Mark on Biofuels

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs)  … It was nearly a year ago when farmers’ cries started getting louder demanding that President Donald Trump and his Administration stand up for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and defend the interests of biofuels over big oil. Fast forward to today, and the biofuel industry

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Greenpeace Urges Denmark to End Fossil Fuel Production

(Energy Market Price/ReNews.Biz) Four activists have swum to the Dan Bravo oil rig for several days of peaceful protest  —  reenpeace activists are peacefully occupying the Dan Bravo oil rig to demand a complete phase out of fossil fuel production in Denmark and a “massive expansion” of offshore wind power.

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Democrats Turn to Rural Issues: Rural, Midwest Democrats Promote Infrastructure and Divergent Strategy From Trump Years

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Democratic leaders put a heavy emphasis on rural broadband and health care while criticizing the Trump administration and President Trump directly on trade, biofuels, climate change and the pandemic response. A western Pennsylvania soybean and hay farmer who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 spoke

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Parsing the Climate Message

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Night 3 of the Democratic National Convention featured a lengthy 11-minute take on Joe Biden’s climate and clean energy strategy that hammered home some of his big themes rather than the wonky details (which you can read here). The segment was heavy on optimism and

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF Coalition’s Fueling the Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) released yesterday a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate SAF into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The guide focuses on the practicalities of SAF

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Steve Csonka

“SAF usage will immediately start to lower the net GHG footprint of aviation. We don’t need to wait for unique technologies to work their way into the fleet. We don’t have to modify fuel distribution infrastructure. … We know how to make them, we know they can be sustainable, and

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Enviros Aren’t Happy with Democratic Party Policy

(OK Energy Today/Politico) Environmental activists are complaining that the Democratic Party’s policy platform sent to delegates ahead of a final vote this week omits a call to end tax breaks and subsidies for fossil fuel companies — despite being approved by the party’s platform committee last month. The language was approved

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Tries to Elbow Aside Trump with Rural Voters

by Liz Crampton (Politico)  The campaign has vowed to pay attention to rural issues, but Biden could repeat the same mistakes as Democrats’ 2016 bid for the White House.  —  … No one expects former Vice President Joe Biden to win the rural vote outright. But his strategists and supporters

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

In Iowa, Trump Promises to Personally Get Involved in Corn Farmers’ Dispute with EPA

by Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) Iowa corn farmers could get a boost in a long-running dispute with oil refiners as President Trump pledged to talk to Environmental Protection Agency officials overseeing biofuels requirements on their behalf. Trump said Tuesday during a visit to Iowa that he’ll personally weigh in with EPA

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

DFL Leader Responds to President Trump’s Mankato Visit

by CJ Baumgartner (FOX 21 Local News) … One DFL senator has criticism on the president’s policies toward farmers. Assistant Minnesota Senate Minority Leader and District 19 Senator Nick Frentz says he’s glad to have any president come to the area to talk about key issues, including issues facing corn and

August 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Dems’ Unity Platform: Combat Climate Change, Build Clean Energy Economy, and Environmental Justice

(Our Daily Planet)  …  In late July, according to E&E News, the Party added to the platform climate change provisions championed by progressives including an amendment to endorse the goal to keep global warming less than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times, and for the United States to do its “fair

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Trump Seen Putting Biofuels Decisions on Hold

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration is likely to wait until after Election Day to weigh in on tough ethanol decisions for fear of triggering backlash among farmers or the oil sector. — …  WAKE ME UP WHEN NOVEMBER ENDS: The Trump administration is expected to punt on tough

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

VP Pence Speech to Farmers Falls Flat

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs) Vice President Mike Pence visited Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday to re-launch the Trump campaign’s Farmers & Ranchers for Trump. However, to a room full of farmer supporters his message came off more as a campaign speech, and less understanding of the devastation that just swept through

August 14, 2020 Read Full Article

GNA Releases Report Examining Sustainable Vehicle Fleets

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Clean technology consulting firm and producers of the annual Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) has authored and launched the first comprehensive, technology-neutral industry report that examines the current state of prevalent sustainable vehicle platforms for medium- and heavy-duty fleets and identifies the trends shaping the

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuel Debate Could Decide Senate Balance of Power

by Timothy Cama (E&E News) One of the year’s most consequential Senate races could hinge on the candidates’ allegiance to the biofuel industry and ability to secure favorable policies for the sector.  READ MORE Democrats are seeing a much better chance of retaking the Senate in 2020 (Public News Update)

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

$16 Trillion Investors Develop First-Ever Framework for Net Zero Investing

(Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)) — ‘Net Zero Investment Framework’ developed with over 70 leading global investors & issued for consultation.      – Aims to maximise investor contribution to decarbonisation of global economy, helping keep rise in global temperatures below 1.5°C.    – APG, Brunel and Church of

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris as Running Mate and What This Means for Climate in 2020

(Our Daily Planet) … (U.S. Senator Kamala) Harris has been a steady champion of climate action in the Senate but perhaps her strongest stance has been her newly-released landmark legislation called the Climate Equity Act which would ensure that any environmental regulation or legislation would be rated based on its impact on low-income communities, similar

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Finding Support in Rural America

by Jacqui Fatka (Feedstuffs)  Handling of trade and biofuels could be important issues in run for White House. … Farmers have overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump over the last four years, but it is voters in the Midwest swing states who will be important in Trump’s presidential run against Joe

August 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Cash-Short U.S. Biofuel Industry Cuts Lobbying even as Iowa Looms Large in Election

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  A top U.S. biofuel industry trade group said it has cut lobbying spending as the coronavirus pandemic has slammed members eager to press demands with President Donald Trump, who hopes to win the corn-producing state Iowa in November. … “This is a critical time,” said one

August 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Axne: Fossil Fuel Companies Shouldn’t Receive Covid Relief Funds

(KMA Land/Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  … During a virtual forum with the Iowa Farmers Union on Wednesday, Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne was asked whether fossil fuel companies should be eligible for pandemic relief funds. “Listen, my personal belief is no,” Axne said. “Our fossil fuel companies have been getting handed

August 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Ag Groups Try, but Struggle to Address Racial Diversity

by Sara Wyant (Agri-Pulse) As the deputy secretary of agriculture, Krysta Harden was in a unique position to encourage more diversity in agricultural organizations. She knew many farmer leaders personally and they trusted her insights. At the 2014 Commodity Classic, she delivered a fairly strong message in a private session, telling

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Ethanol and Politics 2020

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Ethanol is undoubtedly playing a role in 2020 politics in Iowa, including the presidential race. Getting the word “ethanol” into the next aid package also might become a tipping scale in the Iowa U.S. Senate race. The airwaves in Iowa are filled with a constant barrage

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Doug Sombke and Jim Seurer

“For many years now, South Dakota has led the way in proving that E30 blends can be used effectively in any vehicle. In fact, our Watertown E30 Challenge conclusively proved that E30’s high octane and more complete combustion improves vehicle performance, enabling more power, emitting less pollution, and saving consumers

August 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Foreign Affairs Dems Press for Info on Ethanol Tariffs

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Two top Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are seeking more information from the U.S. ambassador to Brazil after it was reported that he asked the Brazilian government to reduce ethanol tariffs in order to help Trump’s chances at reelection. New York Rep.

August 3, 2020 Read Full Article
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