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Indonesia to Grow 2 Million Hectares of Sugarcane for Bio-ethanol Fuel Development

(Vietnam +) The Indonesian government is implementing preferential policies to develop bio-ethanol fuel in the future, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and protect the environment. Speaking at the "Jakarta Future Forum: Blue Horizon, Green Growth", Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment

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Thompson: Cleaner Transportation Fuels Can Save Lives

by Antoine M. Thompson (Washington Informer/Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition)  One of the biggest challenges in communities of color are higher rates of asthma and respiratory-related illnesses. I know this firsthand from growing up in the inner city of Buffalo. My

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Improving California’s Air Quality: California’s Dairy Industry Injects More than $21 Billion into the State’s Economy

by Kyle Willard (Maas Energy Works/Biomass Magazine)  California’s dairy industry injects more than $21 billion into the state’s economy and supports 189,000 jobs while accounting for around half of California’s total methane emissions. This presents a conundrum: How do we balance

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U.S. Grains Council Supports Biofuel-Based Decarbonization Initiatives Worldwide

by Mackenzie Boubin (U.S. Grains Council) As part of its efforts to promote decarbonization, the U.S. Grains Council is increasing its focus on market opportunities outside the transportation sector. This includes household cooking alternatives that use clean-burning ethanol as opposed to polluting

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New Law Encouraging Higher Biodiesel Blends Takes Effect in Illinois

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily) Implementation of a bipartisan bill to encourage the use of higher blends of biodiesel took effect April 1.  Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Ron Kindred and other supporters call the new law a landmark statute that will benefit

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In Gasolinegate, the True Cost of Gasoline Far Exceeds What We See at the Pump

by Emily Phillips (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... Even today, gasoline as a fuel dominates the transportation sector, despite attempts to increase the market share of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. In Gasolinegate, authors Burl Haigwood (advisor to the Clean Fuels Development

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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Consumer Reports Celebrates the Signing of New Mexico’s Clean Transportation Fuels Standard into Law

(Consumer Reports)  The governor of New Mexico signed a landmark law to establish a clean fuel standard for the state on March 5, following approval by the state legislature last month. The standard aims to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels,

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US Grains Council and Cooperators Announce Partnership to Support Ethanol-based Cooking, Transport in Mozambique

(U.S. Grains Council/Club of Mozambique) On February 29, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) convened high-level U.S. and Mozambican government officials, industry professionals and other stakeholders to discuss the benefits and challenges of using ethanol biofuel to meet the country’s clean energy

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $3B into Clean Ports as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE May 28, 2024

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA opens two grant competitions — funding zero-emission port equipment, infrastructure and planning to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution, and advance environmental justice -- Today, Feb. 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3

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India in Talks with Germany for Technology Collaborations in Biofuel Sector, Says IBA’s Gaurav Kedia

 by Shubhangi Mathur (Moneycontrol/The Election Budget) The government is looking at technologies from Germany to process feedstock such as paddy straw and municipal solid waste, said Gaurav Kedia, Chairman of Indian Biogas Association (IBA).  India is working to accelerate collaborations with Germany for

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Washington Bill Aims to Make SAF Available for Use in Private Jets

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine)  Legislation currently pending in Washington state aims to require airport operators to make a minimum 10% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to private jets owned by individuals or businesses once certain conditions are met.  The

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Sustainable Shipping Surges on the Great Lakes

by Karen Potratz (Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Biodiesel is a readily available solution to decarbonize ports.  --  The Great Lakes region is a marine-shipping superpower. Each year thousands of vessels transport 90 million tons of cargo on the five Great

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A Clean Fuel Standard Will Protect the Outdoors

by Dawn Boulware (Taos Ski Valley/Santa Fe New Mexican)  New Mexicans share an appreciation and love for the amazing outdoors in our state — in fact, it is why most of us choose to live here. At Taos Ski Valley, we

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Cleaner Fuels Law Would Spark Economic Growth

by Robin Vercruse and Amy Brown (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/ Adalante Consulting/Albuquerque Journal) New Mexico has worked hard over the past decade to diversify its economy and become a leader in renewable technologies that are catching on in other states. The

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Biofuels Could Reduce Vehicle Pollutants by over 90%, New Study Finds

by Rizwan Choudhury (Interesting Engineering) The researchers are hopeful that their work can pave the way for reducing soot emissions from thermal engines, thereby addressing the associated environmental and public health concerns. -- Scientists at the University of Malaga (UMA) have participated

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Bill Aims To Establish Clean Transportation Fuel Standard In New Mexico

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Legislation introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives on Jan. 3 aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard (CTFS) that would reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels by at least

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California, The Ethanol State?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Consider this: In 2022, more than 103 million gallons of E85 was purchased in California for use in flex-fuel vehicles. Importantly, the E85 sales figure for 2022 represents a 66 percent

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Nigerians Look to Biofuel as Cost of Cooking Gas Soars

Kadiatou Sakho (AFP/Macao Business)  Hairdresser Shola Abiodun Adeyemi begins preparing lunch by pouring out a glug of bright green biofuel gel into her stove, as many Nigerians seek to reduce cooking expenses. The cost of living has skyrocketed in Nigeria since President

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BioFuelCircle CEO Calls for Swift Carbon Credit Policy to Boost India's Biofuel

(Economic Times Energy World)  "Rolling out of carbon credits and green credits mechanisms as early as possible for conversion from fossil fuel to green fuel, I think could be a great policy initiative and support for this transition to biofuels," said Baxi in an

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Thompson: Reducing Negative Health Impacts from Transportation on Communities of Color

by Antoine M. Thompson (Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition/Washington Informer)  ... Nationwide, there is an environmental justice disparity between White and African American citizens. What is the root cause? Air pollution from diesel in the transportation sector.  ... Particulate matter (PM2.5) and

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ACE Urges NHTSA to Develop a More Technology-Neutral Approach to Meet Fuel Economy Standards

(American Coalition for Ethanol) American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings submitted feedback to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today on its proposed rulemaking for Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks for Model

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New Partnership Brings Biodiesel to Husker Athletics and All of Nebraska

(Nebraska Soybean Board) The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) has teamed up with Husker Athletics to promote and power the team buses with biodiesel for the ongoing school year and sports season. This innovative sponsorship officially launched as the college sports season kicked off this fall

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Toyota Unveils India’s First Flexi-Fuel Car that Can Run Completely on Ethanol. Here’s Why Its Important

by Mehul Reuben Das (Firstpost) Toyota, along with, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has unveiled a prototype of the Innova that can run completely on ethanol or E100 fuel. This is the first such car in India, and

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Commentary: A National Clean Fuel Standard Would Benefit the Environment and Public Health

by Julie Tighe (New York League of Conservation Voters/Times Union) We need a federal fuel policy that prioritizes not just emissions reductions but also American innovation, consumer choice and energy independence.  ... To meet both near-term and midcentury decarbonization targets, we need a

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Cooking in Toxic Smoke: The Bioethanol Solution to Replace Polluting Fuels

(Pivot Clean Energy) ... This article outlines the health and environmental risks posed by the usage of solid fuels as energy sources in cooking applications, and explores the viability of bioethanol-based alternatives. Solid & Fossil Fuels: The Hazards ... The Health and Environmental Toll  ... Additionally,

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EPA Is Ignoring the Glaring Problem with Dirty Electric Vehicles

by Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has launched a new regulatory effort to force a massive transportation shift to electric vehicles (EVs) with its proposed “multi-pollutant emissions standards” for light- and medium-duty vehicles beginning with model

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CCS Brings Health Savings by Cutting Pollution — Report

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) A study analyzed the benefits of capturing pollutants from 54 facilities across seven industries. -- Carbon capture at industrial and power generation facilities across the United States could deliver billions of dollars in health savings by

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Pivot Clean Energy: Accelerating Household Transitions to Bioethanol

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) Produced by Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pivot’s Alicia ElMamouni discusses the movement to increase access to bioethanol for the billions of people currently lacking access to modern, clean household energy. Recorded live at the 2023 FEW in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Yosemite Clean Energy Receives $5M Grant to Advance Ultra-Low Carbon Fuels for Sustainable Future

(Yosemite Clean Energy/Newswire) The grant will support YCE's ongoing efforts to advance the development and utilization of ultra-low carbon hydrogen-based technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, decrease air pollution, prevent wildfires, and achieve California's climate change and clean air goals.  Yosemite Clean

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The Urgent Need for Ethanol Cooking in Africa

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”) and Gerard J. Ostheimer (Clean Energy Ministerial Biofuture Campaign) (Biofuels Digest) We have argued in the Digest that bio-based fuels, chemicals, and materials ought to be a cornerstone of the modern African economy.   In

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Centre Extends Timeline for Disbursement of Loan/Completion of Ethanol Projects up to 30 Sep 2023.

(India Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution) Ethanol Production Capacity reaches all time highest to 1,244 Crore Litres; Record Distilleries Supply Over 310 Crore Liters of Ethanol to Oil market companies by 11th June 2023; Extended Timeline for Ethanol Projects Boosts

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New Book Exposes EPA, Oil Industry’s Role in Ensuring the Dominance of High-Emission Fuels: Gasolinegate Debuts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that EPA and oil interests collaborated to manipulate computer models used to certify fuel emissions and set standards, say authors Burl Haigwood and Doug Durante

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Transportation Challenges and Opportunities in Indiana and the Role of Biodiesel

by Parker Schulte (Brownfield Ag News) Greater Indiana Clean Cities is a standalone nonprofit focused on advancing communities with education and resources on alternative fuel vehicles. For 24 years, the organization has helped foster partnerships between fleets and industry providers in

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DENCO II LLC Fined $250,000 for Environmental Violations at Morris Ethanol Facility

(Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)  According to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, Denco II LLC violated several industrial wastewater, stormwater, and air quality regulations between 2017 and 2022 at its ethanol production facility in Morris, Minn. MPCA staff inspections confirmed

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Iberia Airport Services and Repsol Use Renewable Fuel in Handling Activities at Bilbao Airport

(Iberia) • It is the first time that this type of sustainable fuel is used in a Spanish airport for handling activities Over the next month, both companies will use this net zero emissions fuel, produced from Petronor waste, for

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Burning Trash for the Planet? Climate Cash Sets off Branding Frenzy.

by Evan Halper (Washington Post)  Incinerators, plastics companies and big agriculture among polluters racing to position as green as billions in federal subsidies flow --  ...  (The waste-to energy) Industry officials claim the technology is more sustainable than landfills, which create a

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New Study Reveals Possible Future Health Impacts Related to Climate Mitigation

(Pennsylvania State University/EurekAlert!)  Reduce fossil fuel use and air quality will improve, right? It might not be as straightforward as it appears, according to a Penn State-led research team. They explored almost 30,000 simulated future scenarios and found that some climate

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Ethanol Plant Fined for Multiple Excessive Air Emissions

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch)  An ethanol plant in north-central Iowa failed to maintain its equipment to limit air pollution and repeatedly emitted harmful chemicals over the course of more than a year, according to the Iowa Department of Natural

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What to Make of California’s Advanced Clean Fleet Rule

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted another far-reaching regulation that dictates what kind of trucks and fuels can be used in California in the future. Last week’s move comes on the heels of the

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Tesoro to Pay $27.5 Million for Violating Previous Court Order Requiring It to Reduce Air Pollution at Its Martinez, Calif. Refinery

(U.S. Department of Justice) Settlement Will Result in Cleaner Air Due to Tesoro’s Forfeiture of Air Emission Credits -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company will pay a $27.5

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EPA Releases Framework for the Implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Public Comment DEADLINE: May 12, 2023

(U.. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA will hold three complementary grant competitions to invest $27 billion, putting public and private capital to work in communities combatting climate change Today (April 19, 2023), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new details about

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Ethanol: The Perfect Fuel for Earth Day

by Mikayla McKenna (Renewable Fuels Association) On Saturday we celebrate Earth Day, which is the perfect time to highlight the many benefits ethanol offers the environment and spotlight RFA’s vision: to help the world breathe easier with the power of renewable fuels. Most

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Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars and Trucks to Accelerate Transition to a Clean-Transportation Future Hearing May 2-3, 2023; Public Comment DEADLINE TBD

(Environmental Protection Agency) Building on rapid advancements and investments in clean vehicle manufacturing, including investments in domestic manufacturing in the Inflation Reduction Act, EPA’s proposed standards would deliver on President Biden’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis Today, the U.S. Environmental

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Jakson Green To Build World’s First Methanol Production Plant In Partnership With NTPC

(India Education Diary)  Jakson Green, India’s leading player in the renewable and new energy space, has won a first-of-its-kind project from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish a Methanol synthesis facility at Vindhyachal, Madhya Pradesh. Methanol is a cleaner alternative

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Oil and Gas Production in Gulf of Mexico Has Twice the Climate Impact of Official Estimates, Researchers Say

by Laura Paddison (CNN) Oil and gas production in the Gulf of Mexico is belching out significantly higher levels of potent, planet-heating gas than previously thought, according to new research, which found the climate effects of the operations are twice that of official estimates. The

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Biden Will Let California Lead on Electric Trucks, Despite Industry Protest

by Anna Phillips (Washington Post) The EPA plans to grant California a waiver that will allow the state to phase out diesel-powered trucks, helping communities burdened by truck pollution -- The Biden administration will approve new California rules to cut

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $16 Million for Pollution Prevention in Environmental Justice Communities DEADLINES June 6 and June 20, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency) EPA grants made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support businesses in developing and adopting pollution prevention practices that advance environmental justice and protect underserved communities Today (March 8, 2023), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces over $250 Million to Fund Innovative Projects that Tackle Climate Pollution DEADLINES March 31, 2023, April 28 and June 15

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)   Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is making $250 million available to develop innovative strategies to cut climate pollution and build clean energy economies. These planning grants, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are the first tranche of

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US, Brazil to Join India’s Global Push to Boost Biofuels Demand

byRakesh Sharma (Bloomberg) Alliance will encourage use of organic waste to produce fuel; Details to be outlined during major energy forum in Bengaluru -- The US and Brazil, two of the world’s largest biofuels markets, are joining an India-led initiative that

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My Hometown, Onitsha, “The Dirtiest Place in the World”

Achukwu Onyinye Jane of Anambra State, Nigeria writes about efforts to solve problems with disposal or management of human waste by collecting it to convert to renewable fuel via anaerobic digestion. The group seeks training and equipment required to achieve

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Clean Fuels Alliance Conference Overview

(Minnesota Clean Cities The Connection)  The first-ever Clean Fuels Conference took place January 23-26 in Tampa, Florida. Formerly the National Biodiesel Conference, the new event added renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel to its alternative biofuels lineup for applications in medium- and

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Ethanol Blog: State AGs Give EPA until End of January to Respond to Year-Round E15 Petitions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  With 270 days now passed since a group of Midwest governors asked EPA to take action to allow their states permanently sell E15 year-round, a group of attorneys general are pressing the agency to act. In

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Cepsa and Begas Promote a Partnership to Decarbonize Heavy Urban Transport with Bioautogas

(Cepsa)  ο Both companies will promote using biogas and other renewably-sourced fuels in buses, delivery vehicles, waste collection trucks, and other municipal services with the aim of accelerating their energy transition The partnership, which has already been joined by

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Advanced Biofuels Can Play a Key Role in Delaware’s Effort to Reduce Emissions | Opinion

by Michael McAdams (Delaware Online/USA Today Network) ... Meaningfully reducing emissions from Delaware’s transportation sector will require a more comprehensive approach that embraces both the long-term promise of electric vehicles, along with technologies, such as low-carbon advanced biofuels, to support older,

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants DEADLINE April 10, 2023

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Historic grant funding for environmental justice will support projects in communities overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment  -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $100 million for projects that advance

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Energy Students Take on a New Challenge – Recycling

(Freeman Business) ... Fluence Analytics is a Tulane University spin-out that specializes in continuous analytics and process control solutions for the polymer and biopharmaceutical industries. Ranked by CB Insights as one of the world’s most promising advanced manufacturing startups, the company

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EPA Proposes to Strengthen Air Quality Standards to Protect the Public from Harmful Effects of Soot Public Comment DEADLINE unclear

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  New Standards Demonstrate President Biden’s Leadership to Reduce Air Pollution that Threatens Communities --  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a proposal to strengthen a key national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for fine

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Local View: Ethanol around the World

by Jan Tenbensel (Lincoln Journal Star)  Reduced air pollution and energy security are crucial issues in Japan, which  recently committed to achieving carbon neutrality, including through increased use of bioethanol. I was honored to represent the Nebraska Ethanol Board on a

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Gary Advocates Ask Judge to Revoke Waste-to-Jet-Fuel Plant’s Permit

by Rebecca Thiele (WVPE/IPB News) Advocates in Gary say the Indiana Department of Environmental Management broke the law when it granted a permit for a plant that would turn waste into jet fuel. They're asking the state Office of Environmental Adjudication

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CMA CGM Orders Seven Biogas-Powered Ships to Serve French West Indies

(Bioenergy Insight) Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, Rodolphe Saadé, recently announced the rollout of seven new container ships powered by biogas to enhance and modernise services to the French West Indies. The ships will be delivered gradually as

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Illinois Should Do More to Take Advantage of Affordable,Clean Energy through Ethanol

by Steffen Mueller (Chicago Sun-Times/Univesity of Illinois at Chicago) Using higher blends of ethanol is the kind of innovative solution we need now to address our energy and environmental challenges together. -- ... But one of the most promising, effective,

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California Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2000 to 2020 Trends of Emissions and Other Indicators

(California Air Resources Board) The annual statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory is one tool to track progress of California’s climate programs toward achieving the statewide GHG goals. This document summarizes the trends in emissions and indicators in the California

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Karnataka Aims to up Ethanol Blend in Petrol from 10 per cent to 85 per cent

by Bosky Khanna (The New Indian Express) At present 10 per cent ethanol is blended in every litre of petrol, but officials are working to beat the target set by the Central government and blend up to 85 per cent ethanol.

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How Madison, WI Is Using Alternative Fuels to Achieve Lower Carbon Targets

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group/League of Cities) ... Among a number of strategies to reduce emissions, improve resilience, and support green job creation, the plan also requires that all municipal vehicles run on 100% renewable resources and be carbon neutral

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Barrio Logan Residents Want ‘Putrid’ Odors from Biodiesel Plant to Stop Public Comments Due October 20, 2022

by Tammy Murga (San Diego Union Tribune) Barrio Logan residents want county air quality regulators to put an end to odors coming from a local biodiesel plant they said are making them sick. They specifically want San Diego County Air Pollution Control

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EPA Proposes Endangerment Finding for Lead Emissions from Aircraft Engines that Operate on Leaded Fuel

(Environmental Protection Agency) Proposed Endangerment Finding, if finalized, is an important step forward to address the largest remaining source of lead pollution to air --  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed determination that emissions of lead from

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Getting Shipshape with Biofuels

by Eliseo Curcio and Michele Miceli (Biofuels International) ... Currently, fossil-based fuels such as VLSFO and MGO and other bunkers are used in the shipping industry as main fuels. The amount of carbon monoxide emitted every year is growing, with the

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California Adopts Comprehensive Strategy to Meet Federal Ozone Standard over Next 15 Years

(California Air Resources Board) Strategy calls for control measures by state, federal, international entities to ensure California meets federal 70 ppb 8-hour ozone standard -- The California Air Resources Board today approved a statewide plan for attaining the federal health-based standard

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Exclusive-U.S. EPA to Consider Tougher Emissions Rules for Heavy Trucks

by David Shepardson (Reuters/WTVB)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will consider adopting more stringent greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy trucks after Congress passed new incentives to speed the adoption of zero-emission vehicles, the agency told Reuters. In March, the EPA

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‘It Makes Climate Change Real’: How Carbon Emissions Got Rebranded as ‘Pollution’

by Kate Yoder (Grist)  California activists paved the way for defining climate change as an air pollution problem. Now it's federal law. ...  Connecting climate change with something visceral and dangerous brings more immediacy to a problem that’s often seen as

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

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

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As the Back-to-School-Season Begins, Neste Makes School Buses Cleaner for Students

(Neste) There are approximately 500,000 school buses in the US, moving more than 25 million children between school and home. The nation’s school bus fleet is the largest transportation network in the country, driving more than 62 billion miles each

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EPA Report to Congress Highlights National Clean Air & Climate Benefits of Diesel Emissions Reduction Program

(Diesel Technology Forum)   The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) praises the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its Fifth Report to Congress highlighting the accomplishments of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Program (DERA). “EPA’s Fifth Report to Congress confirms the enduring value of the Diesel Emissions Reduction

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Aemetis India Plant Selected to Supply $41 Million of Biodiesel in Two Month Period to OMC’s and Other India Oil Refiners

(Aemetis)  India plant expected to deliver 8 million gallons of biodiesel in two months; Plant expected to reach 100% capacity due to strong domestic demand -- Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India, owner and

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Siouxland Ethanol Plant Part of Record-Breaking Settlement for Toxic Releases

by Ariel Pokett (Siouxland Proud/KCAU)  An ethanol manufacturer agreed to pay a $1.7 million settlement with the EPA for allegedly releasing toxins at four plants, including one facility in Siouxland. Andersons Marathon Holdings LLC agreed to pay the settlement after a total of 131

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"Democrats Designed the Climate Law to Be a Game Changer. Here’s How."

(Society of Environmental Journalists) "In a first, the measure legally defines greenhouse gases as pollution. That’ll make new regulations much tougher to challenge in court." "When the Supreme Court restricted the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to fight climate change this

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Project Aims to Reduce Water, Energy in Ethanol Production

(University of Nebraska Research and Economic Development/Nebraska Today) Nebraska researchers are studying how to make ethanol production more environmentally sensitive by reducing the amount of water and energy required to produce it and cutting the air emissions that result. The Nebraska Environmental Trust

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Nexgen Energia Plans to Foray into Ethanol Segment, to Invest Rs 300 Crore

(Reuters/Financial Express) On the occasion of World Biofuel day, Nexgen Energia, India’s fastest-growing clean fuel energy company announces its expansion plan to enter the Ethanol segment and set up plants across the country. The company plans to invest around Rs 300

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Biofuels to Power the Aviation Sector towards Cleaner Skies!

by Shishir Joshipura (Times of India) ... Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) derived from bio-based resources is a low carbon aviation fuel that has been successfully tested on the pilot scale. Bio-based sugary, starchy, and lignocellulosic feedstocks undergo biochemical and biothermal processing

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Growth Energy Testifies on Ozone Implementation Plans for Denver Metro Area

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the Denver Regional Air Quality Council on the role higher blends of biofuels can play in reducing emissions of cars on the road today and improving air quality compared

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Improving Air Quality with Biodiesel Use

by Willie Vogt (Farm Progress)  A new report from Clean Fuels Alliance America shows biodiesel and renewable diesel provide a significant environmental benefit. -- Renewable fuels offer a range of carbon and greenhouse gas reduction benefits. But it turns out biodiesel

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On the Road to a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation Future

(U.S. Department of Energy)  America’s car, truck, and train wheels keep turning, while planes and boats take to the skies and oceans, releasing 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere every year. Breakthroughs from the U.S. Department of Energy

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Ohio Asks EPA for Permanent E15 Change

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) List of Midwest States Seeking E15 Rulemaking Grows to Nine With Ohio Request -- Add Ohio to a list of Midwest states that are asking the EPA to make a permanent change to allow year-round

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Ship Pollution Is Rising as the U.S. Waits for World Leaders to Act

by Anna Phillips (Washington Post) ...  Customers are pressuring the industry to reduce its carbon footprint, and a small number of shippers are experimenting with alternative fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia. The Danish firm Maersk has ordered a dozen ships

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New Study Shows Biodiesel Benefits at the Local Level

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Clean Fuels Alliance America has just released the latest results of a groundbreaking study on the air quality benefits of biodiesel, particularly in the context of underserved Environmental Justice communities. The latest study from Trinity Consultants, conducted on 15

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Conservationists Sue to Stop SoCal Biofuel Refinery Expansion

by Hillel Aron (Courthouse News Service)  Biofuels are considered by some to be an important tool in the fight against climate change. But it has a growing number of detractors, including those within the environmental justice movement.  -- Three environmental nonprofits

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EPA Seeks Input from Small Businesses on Potential Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles for Model Years 2027 and Later DEADLINE: May 31, 2022

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This Panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that

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Opinion: Ethanol Helps Cut Toxic Emissions

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Post)  Americans should be thanking President Biden for allowing the continued sale of lower-cost, lower-carbon E15 this summer (letters, “No more ethanol in gas,” April 22). E15 is saving drivers as much as 30

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World Energy Awarded $2 Million Grant from the California Energy Commission for Clean Energy Project at Paramount Facility

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Project Increases Availability of Low-Carbon Fuel Solutions While Improving Local Air Quality  --  World Energy, a carbon-net-zero solutions provider, today announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded the company a $2 million grant for its Blending Terminal Project in Paramount,

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6 Key Takeaways from CII Webinar on ‘Ethanol Roadmap for 2025’

by Shivam Dwivedi (Krishi Jagran)  CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) held a webinar titled "Ethanol Roadmap for 2025" on April 22, 2022, and GPS Renewables sponsored the webinar. The 'Ethanol Roadmap for 2025' webinar highlighted the market opportunity of 1G Ethanol

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Testimony of the Diesel Technology Forum before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, April 12, 2022

(Diesel Technology Forum)  ... Reducing Emissions should be more than just Setting New Engine Standards, but also Implementing More Immediate Term Solutions Like Use Of Renewable Fuels And Accelerating The Turnover Of The Legacy Fleet          The most substantial opportunities to

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Alternative Fuels Fast Becoming the Preferred Ones, Know How and Why

(News On Air) Alternative fuels are non-conventional and advanced fuels, which can be used in place of existing fossil fuels like petroleum products, coal, natural gas and others. They are preferred across the globe over conventional fuels because of their

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USDOT Announces New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2024-2026

(U.S. Department of Transportation) Standards to require fleet average of 49 mpg by 2026, save consumers money, and advance U.S. energy independence  -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today announced new, landmark fuel economy standards which

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Liquid Biofuels Market Size to Surpass Around US$ 126.45 Bn by 2030

(Precedence Research/Intrado/Globe Neswire) According to Precedence Research, the global liquid biofuels market is predicted to surpass around US$ 126.45 billion by 2030 and growing at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period 2021 to 2030.  --  The liquid biofuels market size was

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ETHANOL Outlook Sunny; Try Again

by Geogg Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Minneapolis Star Tribune) Contrary to the assertions of the March 13 article "Ethanol's emissions clouding its benefits," ethanol's environmental benefits are as clear as the blue sky on a cloudless, sunny day. While the article correctly mentions that

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The Shipping Industry Looks for Green Fuels

by Mitch Jacoby (Chemical & Engineering News) Transporting goods by sea contributes significantly to global carbon emissions. Switching from traditional petroleum-based marine fuels to low-carbon alternatives could drastically shrink shipping’s climate impact -- ... Maersk and other shippers are working

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New Federal Guidelines Could Boost Carbon Capture in the US Public Comment DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

by Justine Calma (The Verge)  The Biden administration says the US will ‘likely’ need controversial carbon capture tech to meet climate goals --  On Tuesday(February 15, 2022), the Biden administration issued new guidelines for federal agencies on how to assess proposals

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RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Has Historic Opportunity to Cut Carbon, Lower Fuel Prices

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In his annual State of the Industry Address, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper said that, while the U.S. ethanol industry has a long history of capitalizing on unique opportunities, the global quest to achieve net-zero carbon

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Another 250M Gallons per Year: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to REG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s a look at how Renewable Energy Group’s biobased diesel compares to petroleum-diesel, their work with GoodFuels in marine shipping and Ruan in trucking, their planned expansions and additional capacity for renewable diesel, where they

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Ethanol Diesel Engine Passes Road Test ClearFlame Ethanol Technology Passes Road Test in Class 8 Diesel Truck Engine

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A startup company developing technology that allows diesel trucks to run on straight renewable fuels such as ethanol announced this week at had successfully completed an on-road demonstration of the technology. ClearFlame Engine Technologies said in

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Omni OZ Fund, LLC Launches Seeking Accredited Investors for GreenMix Fuel Methanol-Ethanol Blend Processing Plant

(OMNI OZ FUND/Yahoo!) OMNI OZ FUND, LLC launches seeking accredited investors for its GreenMix Fuel Methanol-Ethanol Blend Processing Plant. The Fund is raising a Series A Round of $50,000,000. ... The OMNI OZ FUND, LLC was created to raise the necessary capital of $300

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Biodiesel Progress, Policy, Plans: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) You may have seen the breaking news last week that the National Biodiesel Board changed its name and expanded its mission, becoming the Clean Fuels Alliance America, but before the NBB did that, Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s VP

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Archaea Energy Announces Successful Startup of Project Assai Renewable Natural Gas Facility

(Archaea Energy)  Largest RNG Facility in the World Completed Approximately Two Years after Gas Rights Execution -- Archaea Energy Inc. (“Archaea” or “the Company”) (NYSE: LFG), an industry-leading renewable natural gas (“RNG”) company, announced today the successful start-up of Project Assai,

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E15 Battle Isn't Over Yet

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy)  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Congress to pass the bipartisan Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 2339 (117)) to allow year-round sales of fuel with higher blends of ethanol after the Supreme Court declined

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Biodiesel Blends Battle Snow and Ice in the Windy City

(National Biodiesel Board) With much of the country facing the onslaught of winter weather and the challenges it can bring, many fleets will power their diesel vehicles with biodiesel blends throughout the winter months, including the Chicago Park District. With much of

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NBB Releases Study on Benefits of the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic and environmental benefits exceed $6 per gallon of biodiesel -- The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the release of a new report, "The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit," from Capital Policy Analytics. The report calculates

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New HEI Report Examines Major Sources of PM and Impacts on Global Health

(Health Effects Institute) A new report published by HEI brings together for the first time comprehensive global estimates of the most common sources of fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution and its impacts on global health. Key findings in the report, Global Burden

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PHL Seen as Top 5 Biofuel Importer by 2026 as Sugar Output Dwindles

by Marielle C. Lucenio  (Business World) THE International Energy Agency (IEA) said the Philippines is expected to become a top five importer of biofuels by 2026. “The Philippines joins the top five import list as a stable ethanol blending requirement, increasing gasoline demand and a

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U.S. Department of Energy Continues to Fund Dimethyl Ether (DME) Projects to Decarbonize Transportation

(Oberon Fuels)  Awards recognize DME as a viable, low-carbon solution for use in a variety of vehicles and as a variety of fuel types  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has awarded more than $4 million

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Indian Bio-Jet Fuel Technology Receives Formal Military Certification

(India Ministry of Science and Technology)  CSIR-IIP Dehradun’s home-grown technology to produce bio-jet fuel has been formally approved for use on military aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The provisional clearance (PC) certificate was handed over by Shri R. Kamalakannan,

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U.S. to Sharply Cut Methane Pollution that Threatens the Climate and Public Health Public Comments DEADLINE: January 31, 2022

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an important step forward to advance President Biden’s commitment to action on climate change and protect people’s health by proposing comprehensive new protections to sharply reduce pollution from the oil and natural gas industry –

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Mitigating Carbon May Have Unintended Consequences

(EurekAlert!/Pennsylvania State University) Controlling carbon release into the atmosphere will reduce carbon dioxide and slow global warming, but could there be unintended consequences for human health? Now, thanks to a three-year grant of about $400,000 from the National Science Foundation, researchers

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Ethanol Keeps Gaining Ground in the Race to Reduce Carbon

(Urban Air Initiative) Replacing toxic carcinogens in gasoline provides a huge boost to an already impressive carbon reduction number for ethanol, according to a new study published by Transport Energy Strategies (TES), a leading energy consultancy with expertise in emissions,

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West Bengal Will Be Self-Sufficient in Rice Bran-Based Ethanol Production: CM Mamata Banerjee

(Financial Express) West Bengal will soon come up with an ethanol production and promotion policy to make the state self-sufficient in rice bran-based ethanol production that has to be blended with petrol and diesel for lowering pollutants from the fossil fuel. West

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EPA to Overhaul Pollution Standards for Passenger Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Trucks, Paving Way for Zero-Emission Future PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: September 27, 2021

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today (August 5, 2021), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to set robust federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks to secure pollution reductions through Model Year (MY) 2026. The proposal, which revises

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Representataives Angie Craig, Adrian Smith Lead Bipartisan Effort from Congressional Biofuels Caucus in Introducing Legislation to Allow Year-Round E15 Sales

(Office of U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN 2nd)  Craig and Smith’s Legislation has been endorsed by Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association  --  Today, U.S. Representatives Angie Craig (D-MN) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) led Co-Chairs

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Total, Engie and CMA CGM Plan First Bio-LNG Production Unit in France

(TotalEnergies/Elengy/NGV Journal) EveRé, operator of the multi-process household waste treatment plant commissioned by Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence; the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics; Elengy, a subsidiary of Engie, operating LNG terminals at Fos-sur-Mer; and TotalEnergies, a global multi-energy

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Environmental Assessment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a Post-Treatment Technology in Waste Incineration

by Valentina Bisinella, Tore Hulgaard, Christian Riber, Anders Damgaard, and Thomas H. Christensen (Waste Management) - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) can amend existing waste incineration technologies.  -CCS reduces the energy recovered depending on the incineration technology amended.  -CCS reduces climate change impacts

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Six Reasons to Support a Blender’s Tax Credit for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Alexander Laska (Third Way/Biofuels Digest)  ... According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, one of the most impactful things we can do to reduce aviation emissions is get more sustainable aviation fuel —”drop-in” fuels that can be used in today’s aircraft and

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A Stronger Soot Standard Soon?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  EPA announced Thursday it would take another look at one of the agency’s most sweeping and important public health regulations that the Trump administration opted to leave alone last year, Pro’s Alex Guillén reports.

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A Two for One – Biofuels Reduce Carbon for Both Climate and Health

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Biofuels Digest)  ...  Carbon emissions include not just CO2 but a range of unburned hydrocarbons that are criteria pollutants that form ground level ozone, or summertime smog. Fine and ultra-fine particulates from toxic aromatics in gasoline

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Erasing Emissions: Minnesota Soybean Showcases Biodiesel's 'Heroic' Environmental Impact

(Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council/KROX) Over the course of two decades, biodiesel has proven to be nothing short of heroic in helping to clean Minnesota’s air. Starting this week, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council (MSR&PC) is debuting

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Biofuel Project Proposed in McFarland Would Bury Carbon from Ag Waste, Produce Alternative to Diesel

by John Cox (Bakersfield.com) An Iowa technology company has proposed a first-of-its-kind bioenergy project in McFarland that's expected to help cut a significant source of local air pollution while also reducing diesel emissions, burying carbon and employing about 50 local

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ABS Unveils Latest Trends and Projections for Future Fuels and Decarbonization

(American Bureau of Shipping) Low Carbon Shipping Outlook Suggests Industry Will Need to Do More to Meet GHG Targets --  ABS has published the latest trends and projections on carbon-reduction strategies for shipping as the industry looks to meet decarbonization

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies and Alto Ingredients, Inc. Partner to Demonstrate Decarbonization of Diesel-Fueled Engines Using Ethanol Fuel

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies)  ClearFlame Engine Technologies, a growing startup dedicated to the development of clean engine technology today announced a partnership with Alto Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTO), a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, to conduct pilot demonstrations of

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Environmental Concerns Propel Research Into Marine Biofuels

(CaymanMamaNews/Globe Newswire/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  A global effort to reduce sulfur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships has researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other Department of Energy facilities investigating the potential use of marine biofuels. “Biofuels

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Levin, Warren, Markey, and Ocasio-Cortez Unveil the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act to Jumpstart the Transition to Electric Transportation and Modernize Infrastructure

(Office of Congressman Andrew Levin (D-Mich.)) United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Congressman Andrew Levin (D-Mich.), along with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), today unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act. Modeled after

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Ethanol Blog: EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Sales in Kansas City Metro Area

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA will allow year-round E15 sales in the Kansas City metro area, the agency announced in a news release on Friday. The Trump administration opened up year-round sales of E15, by granting a Reid vapor pressure,

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A Driver's Guide to Today's Fuel Choices - Short Video

(American Lung Association) The American Lung Association's short video explains ethanol blend and biodiesel options available at US retail gas stations. WATCH VIDEO

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VDMA: Plans for Euro 7 Standard Must Be Changed - Combustion Engine Leads to a Green Future!

(VDMA/EurActiv)  The planned Euro 7 emission standard must not reverse the success of the previous Euro standard. The combustion engine remains an important motor for the journey to green mobility, as a necessary part of a hydrogen economy. The planned

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POET Urges Biden Climate Team to Grasp E15 Philosophy

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

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

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

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Farm, Biofuels, and Environmental Groups Oppose SAFE Rule

(National Farmers Union)  An alliance of farm, biofuels, and environmental organizations last night filed an amicus brief in objection to the Safer Affordable Fuel Efficiency Vehicle (SAFE) Rule on the grounds that it both fails to account for toxic pollution from aromatic-laden fuel

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Air Quality Impacts of Palm Biodiesel in Indonesia

by Jane O’Malley, Stephanie Searle, and Tenny Kristiana (International Council on Clean Transportation) As Indonesia moves toward more advanced vehicle emission standards, lower sulfur limits in fuel, and palm biodiesel expansion, it is important to understand the impact that increasing palm biodiesel

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Govt Notifies Modified Scheme to Produce 1G Ethanol

(Indian Express News Service)  “To increase production of fuel grade ethanol, Govt. is also encouraging distilleries to produce ethanol from maize; & rice available with Food Corporation of India,” the statement said. -- The government on Thursday notified the modified scheme

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Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association Files Lawsuit over Emission Standards

(KROXAM) On Wednesday, January 6, the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association (MADA) filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court alleging Minnesota lacks the authority under the Federal Clean Air Act to regulate motor vehicle emissions and is preempted under federal law from

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Brazil’s Biodiesel Will Increase to 13% Vegetable Oil in March 2021

(UkrAgroConsult) The percentage of vegetable oils blended with petroleum diesel to make biodiesel in Brazil continues to increase on an annual basis. Soybean oil is the main vegetable oil component of biodiesel in Brazil. The percentage of soybean oil allowed in

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Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, D.C. Are First to Launch Groundbreaking Program to Cut Transportation Pollution, Invest in Communities

(Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States) TCI-P will invest $300 million every year to modernize transportation, improve public health and combat climate change  -- The governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, and the mayor of the

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Now Is the Time to Let Sustainable Aviation Fuel Take Off

by Chris Cooper (Aviation Pros/Neste North America)  ... Globally, more than 40 airlines now have already implemented SAF at some level, with an estimated 200,000 commercial flights using SAF since 2011 and 1.6 billion gallons of SAF committed to forward purchase

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ADB to Help Improve Advanced Biofuel Production in India

(Asian Development Bank) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The grant is funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the

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Study: EPA Miscalculating Health Costs of Pollution

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy) The agency is significantly underestimating the public health costs of air pollution, which in turn leads to undercounting the benefits of regulations that reduce such pollution, according to a study conducted by the Analysis Group. The

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20th Datagro Conference on Sugar and Ethanol: COVID 19 Impacts and Renovabio Set the Agenda

by Isabela Rodrigues* (Advanced Biofuels USA) In October, The 20th Datagro Conference on Sugar and Ethanol 2020 took place over a virtual platform with more than 4000 attendees. This year, Brazilian government authorities including Vice President Hamilton Mourão, Secretary of Amazon

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Choosing the Right Road to Lower Emissions Today

by Daniel Gage (NGV America/ACT News)  ... NGVAmerica spent the last several months poring through fifteen years of public data obtained from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TXCEQ) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Energy Commission (CEC)

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New Joint Paper: ‘BioLNG in Transport: Making Climate Neutrality a Reality’

(Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe))  The European Biogas Association (EBA), Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and SEA-LNG published a joint paper, which demonstrates the concrete benefits of using BioLNG

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Groups Continue to Press for Clean Energy Standard

by Nick Reisman (Spectrum News) Dozens of groups in a letter to top state elected officials this week urged them to take up a clean fuel standard for the transportation sector.  The push was initially made at the start of the year. But as

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Disrupting, Scaling Up, Numbering Up: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) COVID-19 continues to change how we do things, and LanzaTech shared this illuminating slide guide on how it is changing road and air activity and what that means for biofuels. Disrupting how we think about carbon, alcohol-to-jet,

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Promise and Peril: California’s EV-Only Policy

by Leticia Phillips (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Any EV solution should consider a combined approach of the available alternatives and technologies. It is important to remember that vehicles powered by ethanol are already among the best

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India Can Stop Palm Oil Deforestation in Southeast Asia

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies)  ... India is the largest consumer of palm oil. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that is firmly a part of our daily lives. According to WWF, palm oil is present in close to 50% of

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Senator Merkley, Congressman Levin Introduce Legislation to End U.S. Sale of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles by 2035

(Office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR))  The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 will position U.S. to lead global auto industry --  Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Mike Levin (D-CA-49) today introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House

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