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The Truth about E15 and Smog

(Renewable Fuels Association)  On October 9, President Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin a rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol)

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Ethanol and Air Quality – Separating Fact from Fiction

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … After Tuesday’s announcement, the oil industry and some environmental groups were quick to claim that increasing the volume of ethanol in the

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

A Pathway to Clean, Fair Transportation for Everyone

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Study Shows How to Reduce Pollution and Cut Consumer Costs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic  —   … A new push for cleaner vehicles and fuels can reduce pollution

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari: Use Biofuel for Public Transport

(Times of India)  Referring to country’s high fuel import bill and rising oil prices, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said that Uttar Pradesh, being the largest producer of

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Major Progress: Cutting Black Carbon and Lowering CO2 Emissions in Transport, Other Sectors

(Diesel Technology Forum) … Use of renewable diesel fuel – not electrification or natural gas – in California is the primary means by which the state is achieving its low

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Counterpoint: Ending Ethanol in Fuel Mandate Will Create Economic and Environmental Disaster

by Wayne Madsen (State Journal-Register)  When federal environmental standards are under assault from an administration that appears bent on rolling back the clock to an era of smog and air pollution

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Testifies in Support of High Octane Low Carbon Fuels at EPA/NHTSA Hearing

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  A high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% ethanol used in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means of achieving compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Vietnam : Use of Biofuels: Economic and Useful Value for the Environment, Health

(Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX/Futures Trading Charts)  At a conference on Propagation and Development of Biofuels held in the morning of September 13 in Ho Chi Minh City, US experts shared

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines

by Roger Gilroy (Transport Topics)  Diesel fuel still has a large role to play in achieving greater emissions reductions in heavy-duty trucks, experts said during a recent conference in San Francisco.

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Boosts Air Quality

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/My San Antonio)  The Express-News Editorial Board recently missed the mark, claiming that the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, is bad policy. The RFS has boosted

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Finding Pathways for Biofuels Advocates Say State Low-Carbon Fuel Policies Could Drive More Ethanol Demand

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Driving Decarbonization: How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Is Helping the Environment While Saving Lives and Growing the Biobased Economy

by Bryan Sherbacow (World Energy)  … To understand a low carbon fuel standard, it’s best to look at California as an example. California is one of two states (neighboring state, Oregon, is

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Maruti, IOC Join Hands for Biofuel Blend, Engine Efficiency

by Ronendra Sing and Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)  With consumers demanding cost-effective and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the government pushing for cleaner fuel as well as reducing import dependence, the onus

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewables Could Drastically Cut Tailpipe Emissions

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/EurekAlert)  Switching to renewable fuels could significantly lower exhaust emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as curbing global greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Sunho Biodiesel Corporation: Pure Biodiesel Can Be Cost-Effective for City Bus to Overcome Air Pollution

(Sunho Biodiesel Corporation/Open PR)  Using waste grease, pure biodiesel (B100) from ET Process® is a cost competitive alternative to diesel.   —  Air pollution in big city remains a major concern worldwide. As

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Reverse the Upward Trend of GHG Emissions in California

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  …  It warrants digging a little deeper into the increase in emissions from the transportation sector. Transportation is the largest single source of GHG emissions

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

To Kill Climate Rule, EPA Wants to Redefine Danger of Soot

by Niina Heikkinen (E&E News)   Whether it’s in haze-shrouded cities, plumes of car exhaust or even clear skies, fine particle pollution can be found just about everywhere in the United States.

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Battle for Octane: Ethanol or Aromatics?

by Steve Vander Griend (Urban Air Initiative)  After learning about the clean octane benefits of ethanol, you may wonder why oil refineries still choose the toxic octane source of aromatics. A

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership)  Is natural gas renewable? What is renewable natural gas? Is renewable natural gas a fossil fuel? To those of us in the

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

My Eco Energy Launches Indizel in Odisha

(Update Odisha)  My Eco Energy (MEE), India’s young renewable fuel company, has announced the launch of its revolutionary green fuel Indizel in Odisha which is an alternative to premium and conventional

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

The Sustainable City further Reduces Its Carbon Footprint by Adopting B100 Bio-Diesel

(Go Dubai) The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City  —  The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community,

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Pollution: Agriculture and Transport Emissions Continue to Pose Problems in Meeting Agreed Limits

(European Environment Agency)  Emissions from agriculture and transport continue to pose problems for European Union Member States in meeting EU and United Nations air pollution limits, according to updated data published

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Looks at Biofuels to Clean up Air, Save Taj Mahal

by Sowmiya Ashok (Indian Express)  Five days after the Supreme Court told the Centre that the Taj Mahal should either be restored or demolished, three Union ministers and the UP chief

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Using PNG, Biofuel for Cooking May Soon Get Cheaper, Subsidy Proposed

(Business Standard)  At present, the government extends a subsidy to users of LPG but PNG and biofuel users do not receive such benefits — The government is considering a subsidy for all

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Punjab Will Produce Bio-Ethanol from Paddy Straw: Sunder Sham Arora

(5 Dariya News)  To curb the menace of crop residue burning and create a positive atmosphere for industrialization, Punjab Government has taken a decision to set up a Bio-ethanol project. In

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

AAPCA Releases 2018 Edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told

(Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies)  Today, the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) released the 2018 edition of The Greatest Story Seldom Told: Profiles and Success Stories in Air Pollution

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s Shift to Cleaner Energy Drives Huge Ethanol Demand

by Leah Marie Angelou (Small Cap Network) … China is at a crossroad as it shifts to cleaner and renewable energy sources. Can the country keep up with its environmental

June 29, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Stubble Burning: Punjab to Manufacture Bio-CNG from Paddy Straw

(Economic Times Energy World)  Seven bio-mass power plants are already underway in the state, but now steps have been taken in the direction of Bio CNG/bio-ethanol from paddy straw, the minister

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Leaders in Advanced Diesel Technology Outline Innovations to Deliver Cargo and Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … The other thing you’re looking at with renewable diesel – since it is diesel fuel – you don’t have a lot of logistical handling problems that you

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

‘India Should Promote Biofuel, Public Transport’

( Express News Service/Indian Express)  Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of Automotive Research Association of India, spoke about different vehicle technologies that improve fuel efficiency through power train engineering. She spoke about possible

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Troubling Link Found between Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure in Children

by Ariana Eunjung Cha (Washington Post)  … In a paper published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, researchers reported that children of mothers who were exposed in their third trimester

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Lacks Power to Administratively Expand Ethanol Waiver

(Institute for Energy Research)  The Trump administration is considering expanding the ethanol fuel waiver in the Clean Air Act (CAA) to allow E15 fuel (gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol) to

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Debate over the RFS Is Playing out on the Political Stage: The Public Discussion Rarely Considers American Consumers.

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  The biofuels industry found itself in an unusual position for much of the past 12 months. Typically confined to debates in the trade press, biofuels-related

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Former Volkswagen CEO Indicted Over Emission Testing Scandal

by Sonari Glinton (National Public Radio)  Martin Winterkorn, the former head of Volkswagen, was indicted on Thursday along with five other former VW executives on charges of conspiracy and fraud in

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Seeks Nominations for MSTRS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which is designed to provide the Clean Air Advisory Committee with independent advice,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

House Hearing Focus on High Octane Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will be holding a hearing this morning (Friday, April 13, 2018) on “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a lawsuit to preserve its options  —  California’s top air-quality regulator sees

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Discredits Sierra Club’s Inaccurate Assumptions About Ethanol

(Urban Air Initiative)  In an effort to rebut erroneous assumptions about ethanol’s health effects in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the Urban Air Initiative submitted an amicus brief describing

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Cleaner Cars Create Jobs — New Study Shows Strong Vehicle Standards Boost Economy

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  Vehicle efficiency and emissions standards are a remarkably successful policy, delivering cleaner cars every year, saving drivers money at the pump, and reducing the pollution that causes

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Economic Survey Suggests Converting Agricultural Waste into Biofuels to Tackle Pollution

by Mayank Aggarwal (LiveMint)  Survey also recommends ‘congestion pricing’ for vehicles, expanding and improving public bus system to reduce private vehicle use, and phasing out old vehicles to reduce pollution  —  The Economic

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In an Ethanol Producer Magazine article, Urban Air Initiative’s David Hallberg explains how, with proper adherence to Clean Air Act regulations, ethanol can substitute for carcinogens in our fuel. “(I)t

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Respecting the Law

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  (T)he U.S. Department of Energy’s adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.  —  … Hopefully Pruitt

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Worries about

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  Scott Pruitt is one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive critics of climate change science, but lately he’s been talking about the dangers of greenhouse gas.

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Illinois Soybean Association : B20 Biodiesel Use Translates To $1.2M Health Cost Savings

(4-Traders) New calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 biodiesel fuel is used routinely in diesel vehicles. The calculations come from data submitted

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem and Sinobioway Group Sign a C$125M Agreement to Accelerate Enerkem’s Global Expansion and Create a Joint Venture to Build over 100 Biofuel Facilities in China

(Enerkem/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, announced today it has signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth over C$125M in the form of equity investment

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Clean Cooking Can Lead to Increased Birth Weight in Newborns

(United Nations Foundation) Babies born to mothers who cooked with ethanol were born later and heavier  —  A new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

VW Settlement Should Fund Clean Air Today — Not Years Down the Road

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum/The Hill)  … The Sierra Club’s has offered a one size, all-electrification-fits-all recommendation — that would just be another bad choice that would actually lead to dirtier air

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Particulate Matter Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  We know ethanol emits fewer carbon emissions like particulate matter (PM) than gasoline. In fact, when it comes to particulate matter, a MIT study concluded PM emissions

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Dar, Chinese Firm Deal to Revitalise Cassava Farming

Pius Rugonzibwa In Mwanza  (Daily News)  The production of cassava in the country has received a major boost after the government recently signed a deal with a Chinese firm worth over

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Barrasso Calls on EPA to Study the Renewable Fuel Standard’s Impact on the Environment

(U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works)  Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), sent a letter to Environmental Protection

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

VW Bosses Coached Me to Lie, Jailed Manager Tells U.S. Judge

by Christie Smythe (Bloomberg Technology)  (Oliver) Schmidt to be sentenced on Dec. 6 over emissions scandal; ‘Regrettably, I agreed to follow it’; faces 7 years in prison  —  …  In a

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports

November 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If our gasoline composition is right then ethanol can work,” said Alfonso Martinez, undersecretary of protection of the environment and natural resources in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in a phone interview

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Feature: Mexican Ethanol Optimism Returns after States Ask for Ban Repeal

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The Mexican ethanol market could have more room to grow as the states of Nuevo Leon and Jalisco have asked for a repeal of a ban on ethanol

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Assured Offtake by OMCs to Boost Ethanol Supply

(Financial Express)  Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday emphasised the need for offtake guarantee by oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Pollutant Powerplay

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Pacific Ethanol in Stockton, California, will be the first ethanol plant to use

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

PetroMin Pushes OMCs to Buy Paddy Stubble

by Shine Jacob Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Shreya Jai (Business Standard)  A NITI Aayog suggests an estimated ~11,500 crore would be needed

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Details Racial, Economic Injustice of Pollution Trading Programs

(Food & Water Watch)  Under plans like California’s “cap-and-trade” program, pollution and public health impacts actually increase in lower-income communities of

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report: California Oil Among World’s Dirtiest — Rampant Oil Production Undermines State’s Climate Leadership

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Three-quarters of California’s oil is as climate-damaging as Canadian tar sands crude, according to a Center for

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Now Cars Can Fill up with Biodiesel

by Hu Min (Shanghai Daily)  … Now private vehicles are able to run on a mixture of biodiesel fuels following more than

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

New Traffic Pollution Charge Hits London

(Biofuels International) … Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are generally those registered before 2006, although Transport for London recommends owners of any vehicle

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

E20 for the EU?

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A recent study by the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action identifies E20 as the optimal ethanol blend for

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Will Provide Clean Buses to 20 Major Cities

(Scania) Scania today joins the Global Industry Partnership on Soot-Free Clean Bus Fleets with a commitment to, by 2018, provide modern

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Switchgrass Could Help China’s Air Quality

(University of Illinois ACES/Biomass Magazine)  Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China’s

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA: Mid-Missouri Energy Goes Green with Flex-Fuel Mower

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA member company Mid-Missouri Energy is home to a new piece of equipment. This one

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

A Refresher on Ethanol’s Many Benefits

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … For starters, ethanol helps reduce air pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions. According to

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Environmental and Economic Goals Not in Conflict, New Study Claims

(Bioenergy Insight) New research claims that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in urban areas results in

August 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In commenting to Biofuels International about the UK government’s decision to ban new petroleum and diesel cars by 2040, Devin

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Have Higher Lifecycle Emissions than Liquid Fuels, Says Renewables Expert

(Biofuels International)  The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

LA Transitioning to Fully Electric Bus Fleet – But Is It Really the Answer?

(Biofuels International)  Los Angeles is to transition to a fully electric, zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030, according to recently announced

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico’s Ethanol Boost Fuels Cross-Border Environmental Debate

by Emily Pickrell  (Bloomberg)  Mexico’s decision to nearly double the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline is pitting two big

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Analyzing Air Pollutant Emissions from the Biofuel Supply Chain

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory) NREL’s sustainability analysis program studies air pollutant emissions from the entire biofuel supply chain and their implications

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

B10 Biodiesel Aces Three Million Km of DBKL Testing

by Anthony Lim (Paultan.org) … Still, nothing like actual field tests to offer reliable evidence as to the suitability of B10,

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Advanced Biofuels Business Council Ask Senators to Support Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act

(Biofuels Journal)  More than 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations today sent a letter to members of the Senate

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Future Fuel Europe Already Has in the Tank

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  Renewable ethanol does more than just decarbonize transport. It also boosts engine efficiency and helps improve

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Rush with Diesel

by Seppo Mikkonen (Neste)  According to recent estimates, there will be a stop to diesel-fueled traffic. The resistance to diesel

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Aemetis Wins $6 million Biodiesel Supply Contract with India Government Oil Companies

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today (May 10, 2017) that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has won its first contract

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Economic Value of RNG in California

by RNG Coalition (Biomass Magazine) A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

California Drivers Fuel Up for a Dollar as Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour

(Propel/Military Technologies) Propel Fuels is launching the „105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

BAA Rejects Productivity Commission Claims

(Biofuels Association of Australia) The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Role of Biodiesel in Curbing Pollution

by Sandeep Chaturvedi (Biodiesel Association of India/Financial Express)  Rapidly increasing vehicular pollution and complete neglect by the authorities to take

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

UPS, Google Fleets Cutting Emissions with Neste Renewable Diesel

by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle (Environmental Leader)  UPS delivery trucks and Google gBuses are among the fleets using Neste renewable diesel,

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

From Off-Take to Take-Off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US Renewable Jet Fuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Calls on EPA to Withdraw Erroneous Vehicle Emissions Model

(Urban Air Initiative)  Stakeholders including the states of Kansas and Nebraska joined the Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and the Energy

February 2, 2017 Read Full Article

American Lung Association Supports Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The American Lung Association continues to advocate on behalf of the U.S. renewable fuels industry.

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Soup-to-Nuts Review Finds CA Clean Cars Program Working

by Simon Mui (National Resources Defense Council)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a soup-to-nuts review of its Advanced Clean

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Walk This Way: NYC Agrees to Run D.M.E. in New Fuels Trial

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  This week, a company known as Oberon Fuels running a DME technology is coming

January 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Great Results from Testing UPM’s Wood-Based Diesel in Buses

(UPM)  UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Emails Show Collusion against Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … This one’s about the U.S. EPA and a Freedom of Information Act

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces a Variety of Harmful Emissions, New Study Finds

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  …  Traditional biofuels like ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19-48

November 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  … The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Delaware City Refinery Wants Permit to Expand Operations

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online)  PBF Energy wants to significantly increase the amount of biofuel being stored at

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region.

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Reflections on What Could Have Been

by Ray Defenbaugh (Urban Air Initiative/Big River Resources/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ah, summertime …, and the livin’ is easy, as the song

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA and DOT Finalize Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Standards address second-largest segment of U.S. transportation in terms of emissions and energy use — The U.S.

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Releases Endangerment Finding for Aircraft, Good News for Biofuels

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  … On July 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its endangerment

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

A $2.7 Billion Missed Opportunity

(Diesel Technology Forum)  For any level of funding, more near-zero NOx technologies may find their way on the road and

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

EU to Introduce CO2 Emission Limits for Trucks

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  The European Commission will propose limits for the first time on CO2 emissions from trucks and

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Sulfur Compounded in Ethanol Regulations

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the Tier 3 deadline approaches, it’s important to understand the difference between

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Greens Sue EPA to Force New NOx, SOx Standards

by Alex Guillén (Political Pro)  …   The two standards were last reviewed in 2010 – meaning EPA is currently a year

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S.

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Dr. Bill Burke Talks about Muhammad Ali and the Fight for Clean Air

(Coalition for Clean Air)  Like many iconic figures, Muhammad Ali touched the lives of people large and small. His bravado,

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Connecting the Dots

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM Inc./Urban Air Initiative)  …  We’ve learned that we can reduce harmful emissions by replacing

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Rochester Buses Commit to Clean Air with Biodiesel

(VoteWojcik) Renewable-Based Fuel is Cleaner, Costs Less Than Traditional Diesel  —  On June 1st, Rochester Public Transit (RPT) switched from the

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT.

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Suzuki Says Discrepancies Mar Japanese Emissions Testing

(Law 360)   Suzuki Motor Corp. on Wednesday said an internal investigation prompted by regulatory scrutiny over emissions and fuel

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

CNG More Harmful for Environment than Diesel: Gujarat Govt to High Court

(ZeeNews.India) … Citing an expert committee report on fuels, the state government today told the Gujarat High Court that CNG will

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Growth Likely for Ethanol Industry

by Terry Anderson (Lee Agri-Media/Iowa Farmer Today)  Great market opportunities exist for the ethanol industry, Doug Durante said as he

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Ethanol also remains stuck in a battle with EPA over vapor pressure with

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Diesel Delivers Clean Air Benefits to the Mid-Atlantic Region

(Diesel Technology Forum)  …  Looking toward to the future, Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum executive director Allen Schaeffer) noted in the

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

The U.S. Oil and Gas Boom Is Having Global Atmospheric Consequences, Scientists Suggest

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  Scientists say they have made a startling discovery about the link between domestic oil

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

This Earth Day Choose the Cleaner-Burning Fuel, American Ethanol

(Nebraska Corn Board)  As Earth Day nears, environmental stewards around the world will take part in events to raise awareness

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit over Pollution from U.S. Aircraft

by Valerie Volcovici (PlanetArk)  Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to press for faster

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesotans Breathe Easy Thanks to Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Minnesota can breathe a little easier with its fleet of clean diesel vehicles powered on blends of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Barbecues, Beaches and E15? You Bet

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. EPA provided a 1-pound-per-square-inch (psi) waiver of the

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition Challenge EPA Data on Ethanol’s Lifecycle Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Canada’s Budget Pitches for Clean Tech and Emissions Reductions in Transport and Energy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, the proposed national budget provides C$50 million over four years to Sustainable Development

March 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Endless Assault on the RFS

by Doug Durante (The Hill/ Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With regard to the recent opinion expressed by Rob Green of

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Are You Ready for the E30 Challenge?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Watertown is challenging conventional wisdom in order for biofuels like ethanol to finally

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Market Participants at Odds over Chinese Import Viability

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  There was considerable debate about the role of China as a potential export market for ethanol

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Swallowing the Frog

by Doug Rich (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  The best statement made about the current market situation for grains at the

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Taking a Bite out of Emissions in the Big Apple

by Tom Slunecka (Biodiesel Magazine/Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council) … For those of us old enough to remember the 1970s (I

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

US Files Civil Complaint against VW for Clean Air Act Violations

(Biodiesel Magazine/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. EPA, filed a civil complaint

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Say Higher Blends Would Reduce Air Toxics

by Renee Schoof (Bloomberg BNA)  A group of farm-state governors and some advocates for clean energy are pressing the Environmental Protection

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do the Super Bowl, UPS, the City of San Francisco and the Local Water Untility in Eugene, Oregon All Have in Common?

(Diesel Technology Forum) They are all committed to using renewable diesel fuel.  Interest in renewable diesel fuel is growing quickly

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

California Gas Leak Exposes Growing Natural-Gas Risks

by Richard Martin (MIT Technology Review)  As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

New White Paper Identifies Opportunities for Increased Ethanol Demand: Growing Beyond the RFS Keys on Regulatory Relief

(Ethanol Across America)  Despite the effectiveness of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in providing an entry ramp to the fuel

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Comments on DOE’s Innovative “Optima” Program

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) had a call for information on Co-Optimization of

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Defour Group and Transportation Fuel Consulting Post Responses to DOE Request Regarding Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(Defour Group/Transportation Fuels Consulting)  Dean Drake of the Defour Group LLC (D4) and Gary Herwick of Transportation Fuels Consulting (TFC) have

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil

January 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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