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aireg: No “Flying Shame” with Synthetic Aircraft Fuel

(aireg) According to a recent survey conducted by the Institut für Demoskopie (IfD) Allensbach on behalf of acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften, only 2% of the German population would fly

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Let’s Ride the Wave–Making Ethanol Part of the “Green Wave” by Debunking Environmental Misinformation.

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative)  Now that we are well into the current Congress, it is clear that many new members are riding in on a green wave with a

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

DFDS Invests in Biofuels Developer MASH Energy

(DFDS/MASH Energy/Globe Newswire)  DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, currently from the by-products of nut processing in Tanzania and India. The

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Emissions from Low- and Mid-Level Blends of Anhydrous Ethanol in Gasoline 2019-01-0997

(SAE International)  Typically ethanol is present in gasoline as a 10% blend by volume (E10), although E15, E85 (51 to 83%), and E0 are also available at selected stations. Numerous studies

April 8, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study: Non Flex Fuel Vehicles Benefit From Ethanol Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  A newly published study finds that most vehicles on the road today can adapt to mid-level ethanol blends, helping cars run more efficiently while reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with

April 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Caused by Corn Production Increases Mortality Rate in US

(University of Minnesota/EurekAlert!) New paper presents how researchers have estimated for the first time the health damages caused by corn production  —  A new study establishes that environmental damage caused by corn

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Ireland’s First Biomethane Bus Starts Passenger Operations in Cork

(Gas Networks Ireland/NGV Journal)  Bus travelers in Cork were the first passengers to ride a ‘green bus’ in Ireland on March 25.  With zero carbon emissions, this biomethane vehicle is a

April 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Asturias and Enagás Sign Agreement to Develop Renewable Energies

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Regional Minister for Employment, Industry and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias Isaac Pola Alonso and the Chief Transformation Officer of Enagás Antón Martínez signed an agreement in

April 1, 2019 Read Full Article

E20 by 2020: Hold Your Breath!

by Ramya Natarajan (Economic Times/Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy)  The National Policy on Biofuels 2018 sets an ethanol-blending target of E20 by 2030. However, if the dispersion

March 26, 2019 Read Full Article

First Inland Vessel on 100% Sustainable Biofuel for Heineken

(GoodFuels) Sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels and partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker have fuelled the ‘For Ever’, the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) that runs fully on 100% sustainable biofuel. With this

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Oversight Panel to Review 5% Coconut Biofuel Proposal

by Camille A. Aguinaldo (Business World)  The Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels is set to conduct a hearing on the proposal of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to increase the coconut content

March 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Delay in SAFE Rule Disappointing, But Still an Opportunity

(Urban Air Initiative)  EPA’s decision to delay fuel economy rules until “later in the year” provides the Urban Air Initiative an opportunity to continue educating the agency on the benefits of

February 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Green for the Common Man

by Douglas L. Faulkner and Gerard J. Ostheimer (Biofuels Digest)  Out of the climate change cacophony, two notes that ring true for us are:  1) No climate fixes can be made without

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Will Study Ethanol’s Impact on Air Quality after Long Delay

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Friday it has agreed to conduct a long-delayed study to assess the impact that burning ethanol as a motor vehicle

February 23, 2019 Read Full Article

New York State Could Help Clear the Air by Approving Sale of E15

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On February 21, EESI submitted comments to New York State supporting the use of E15 in the state to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gases.

February 22, 2019 Read Full Article

ICAO’s Technical Committee Agrees Increase in Stringency Level on Particulates and CORSIA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Methodologies

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) has agreed to increase the stringency level of a standard limiting emissions of non-volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) from aircraft engines. The technical committee’s 11th

February 22, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Industry ‘Delivering Huge Wins’ Despite ‘Tough Year’ in 2018

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel Set to Replace Petro Diesel in Calif.

(The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stated goal of eliminating petroleum diesel emissions in California by 2030 is achievable through the growth in the market for clean, sustainable

February 8, 2019 Read Full Article

How Do Your Fuel Decisions Impact Our Environment?

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  EESI Policy Associate Jessie Stolark spoke on a roundtable panel about the health and environmental considerations of fuel choices, at the Iowa Renewable

February 3, 2019 Read Full Article

REA Launches Bioenergy Review with New Call for Evidence

(Renewable Energy Association)  The Renewable Energy Association has launched a major new review of the future of bioenergy in the UK;  The new review follows the Committee on Climate Change’s estimate that

January 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

(Environmental Defense Fund/WebWire)  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decisive ruling upholding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard – the state’s landmark program to reduce climate pollution from the fuel

January 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Independent Study Finds Vehicle Emission Testing Is Not Reliable

(Urban Air Initiative)  A new study finds that many of the test fuels used in emissions research studies do not reflect the makeup of consumer fuels, limiting the ability of

January 21, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA Publishes E15 Countdown Clock, Calculator and FAQs

(Renewable Fuels Association) E15. Clean. Affordable. Domestic. Fuel.  There’s been a lot of talk recently about “E15,” a biofuel blend of gasoline that contains 15 percent ethanol, a product that comes from

January 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is the Safe Option

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Tri-State Livestock News) … Well, let’s hope we don’t see the price at the pumps go up. Instead, let’s use more ethanol. What I’m suggesting

January 18, 2019 Read Full Article

2019: The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

(Renewable Fuels Association) …  Ethanol is providing a cleaner, domestically produced, higher-octane fuel, while offering greater consumer choice at the pump. Let’s break it down. Ethanol is providing greater consumer choice.

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

UC Riverside Team Examines Influence of Mid-and High-Level Ethanol Blends on Pollution from GDI Flex Fuel Vehicle

(Green Car Congress)  A team from the University of California Riverside has investigated the influence of low-, mid-, and high-ethanol fueling—as well as the influence of the aromatic hydrocarbons in the

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Diesel: New Data Proves that Modern Diesel Cars Emit Low Pollutant Emissions on the Road

(European Automobile Manufacturers Association)  New data released today (November 5, 2018)  by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) provides evidence that latest-generation diesel cars emit low pollutant emissions on the

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

On Eleventh Anniversary, RFS2 ‘Has Unquestionably Lived Up to Its Promise’

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Eleven years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States–the expanded Renewable Fuel

December 19, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Finds EPA Not Enforcing The Clean Air Act

(Urban Air Initiative)  Under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was directed to reduce mobile source air pollution to the greatest degree possible. But a new research project

December 18, 2018 Read Full Article

New Climate Response Model Calculates Impact of Road Traffic Fast

(Delft University of Technology/Phys.Org)  Vanessa Rieger created a model which assesses the impact and the contribution of road traffic emission scenarios on O3 and CH4 concentration and the subsequent climate effect.

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Delhi Air Quality May Suffer as State Yet to Allow More Ethanol Storage

by Sanjeev Choudhary (Economic Times)  Delhi will run out of environment-friendly ethanol supplies for blending with petrol in the next few days as the capital’s local government is not allowing oil firms

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel By-Product Helps Fuel Come Clean

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/Phys.org)  … This work on glycerol carbonate also supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative, which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy from its current

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

EEA Report Confirms: Electric Cars Are Better for Climate and Air Quality

(European Environment Agency)  Battery electric cars emit less greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their entire life cycle than petrol and diesel cars, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report,

November 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Eni and Hera Partner for the Circular Economy: Used Vegetable Oil Becomes Biofuel for Waste Collection Vehicles

(Eni) Eni and Hera are two companies that have long been committed to promoting a circular economy model by continuously developing the technology and organisation of their businesses. Today they signed

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Octane Enhancement Cannot Come from the Oil Barrel

by Dave VanderGriend  (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … Today, at 10 percent of the motor fuel pool, ethanol is displacing the most lethal components in gasoline—toxic, carcinogenic aromatics. When lead

November 21, 2018 Read Full Article

#Gasolinegate: EPA’s Role in Fair Gasoline Emissions Testing Draws Fire

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data that shows the nation has been exposed to decades of

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

IPPCA Opposes Increase in Diesel Biofuel Component

by R.J.N. Ignacio (Business World)  THE Independent Philippine Petroleum Companies Association (IPPCA) opposed the plan of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to increase the biofuel component in diesel to B5 from

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

NGT Directs Centre to Consider Plea Seeking Compulsory 10 Per Cent Ethanol Blending of Petrol

(Times Now News)  The plea claimed that the government had a project for compulsory blending but only two per cent of blending has been happening. It said that more blending will

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

EESI Joins Comments on Health, Environmental & Economic Benefits of High-Octane Biofuels +

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Automotive manufacturers are expressing interest in raising the minimum octane level of the U.S. gasoline pool as a low-cost compliance option for

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Ethanol Needs to Win the Octane Race- Our Health Depends on It

(Urban Air Initiative/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  … Octane is a necessary component of our fuel, and more of it is needed as car engines become more advanced and efficient. So competition is on

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Senators to Trump Administration: Don’t Challenge California’s Clean Car Standards

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein) Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today was joined by 22 senators in calling on the Trump administration to end its challenge of California’s authority to set vehicle emission

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP and Biomass-to-Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Help Wanted: Job Interview for High Octane & Low Carbon

by Doug Durante and Doug Sombke (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  … However, we may have a unique and perhaps unprecedented opportunity for a do-over with the proposed fuel

October 11, 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

Energy Industry Urges EU to Update CO2 Standards and Include Biofuels

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal)  In view of the European Parliament plenary vote, the European Biogas Association (EBA), EUROGAS, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe)

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Action on LCFS Underscores Need for Ethanol-Supported HOLC Fuels

(Solutions from the Land)  Asserting that they are taking the state’s climate fight up a notch, members of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week adopted amendments to the state’s

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Affirms Auto Rules, Asks Carmakers to Share Compliance Plans

by Darius Dixon (Politico’s Morning Energy) The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved a rule warning automakers that they will have to meet the current greenhouse gas emissions standards

October 1, 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

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

EPA Pushes Back on Urban Air Challenge of Faulty Emissions Model

(Urban Air Initiative)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has refused to acknowledge it used faulty science and blending practices to paint an inaccurate picture of ethanol emissions in a

September 13, 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

Special Issue: Using an Ecosystem Services Perspective to Assess Biofuel Sustainability

(SEI.org)  This special issue of the journal Biomass and Bioenergy attempts to fill research gaps on the sustainability implications of liquid biofuel production, applying an ecosystem services perspective  —  …  The 14 papers

September 5, 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

Understanding the Debate Over Ethanol and Smog

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  … To recap, gasoline must meet a specific requirement called the Reid vapor pressure (RVP). If the

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Motorists Can Make Better Decisions at the Pump: Misconceptions about Gasoline Mean Lost Savings, Dirtier Air

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate)  … Motorists shop almost exclusively according to price, except when the price goes down, and labor under

August 31, 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)

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

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU, FUE & UAI Announce Alliance to Pursue Expanded Use Of American-Grown, High-Octane Biofuels

(National Farmers Union) In an effort to expand the market for domestic agriculture products, reduce harmful emissions, and provide consumers with

August 22, 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

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

IDEM Holds Public Meeting on Ethanol Refinery

by John Walker (Shelbyville News)  A much smaller crowd turned out this time at Breck Auditorium for a public meeting on

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Uncovering the Plot to Keep Ethanol Down — How Clean Burning Ethanol Can Make Rural America Great Again

(Urban Air Institute) A paradigm shift is needed in Washington, and it’s up to Rural America to push for change. “We need

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Joins USDA Trade Mission to Promote Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council and ethanol industry partners added an octane enhancer to the USDA’s Agricultural

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA’s RFS Study Timeline

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA wants 14 months to finish up an air quality study of the Renewable

August 14, 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

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

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

With Friends Like This… … EPA’s Proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

by Doug Sombke (Ethanol Producer Magazine/South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA’s proposed Renewable

July 23, 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

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

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

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

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

July 16, 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

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Recycled Frying Oil Fuels 10-Million-Km Journey to Improve Local Air Quality – McDonald’s UAE

(Zawaya/McDonalds UAE)  Biodiesel initiative saves CO2 equivalent of burning over 4-million kilos of coal since launching  —  McDonald’s UAE today announced

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Mexican Court Overturns Ethanol Blending Injunction

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  A federal tribunal in Mexico Thursday overturned an injunction blocking ethanol blending from climbing to 10% from

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania and Line 132 Will Use Pure Biodiesel

by Emiliano Huergo (Clarin Rural)  Claudio Molina, Executive Director of the Argentine Association of Biofuels and Hydrogen (AABH), announced that the line

June 15, 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

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Nebraska’s Governor Is a Champion of Biofuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently declared May as Renewable Fuels Month to draw attention to clean burning biofuel

June 7, 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

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to ARB: Don’t Miss Out on California’s Opportunity for the Fastest, Most Cost-Effective Path to Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  The following is an open letter from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, regarding

May 30, 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

May 21, 2018 0 comment 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

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Repeating History with Octane Biofuel Standards Is a Huge Mistake

by Mike Carr (New Energy America/The Hill)  Recently, Chet Thompson of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified before Congress and proposed a

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Burning of Biofuels, Suspended Dust Emit 48% of Total Pollution in Mumbai

by Virat A Singh (Daily News and Analysis India)  … “The sector-wise figures would not have changed substantially though its

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: Leading Off — Why Did a Retired Oil Refinery Engineer Turn into an Ethanol Advocate?

(Urban Air Initiative)  The resistance to ethanol expansion is really about politics and a desire to squash competition. But if you

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

New Release: Co-Optima 2017 Year in Review

(U.S. Department of Energy)  While vehicles and fuels currently on the market get travelers from Point A to Point B,

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Addressing Ethanol Marketing Challenges at NEB Forum

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol board member and past board president Ron Alverson of Dakota Ethanol

April 17, 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)

April 13, 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

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Bits: 3 Ways Soybean Farmers’ Biodiesel Helps Clear the Air

(The Examiner) … Soybean farmers have been at the forefront of developing a homegrown renewable fuel that has resulted in a

April 4, 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

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EV Bash: Moving Emissions from Tailpipes to Smokestacks

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ME never thought global oil companies would be huge fans of electric vehicles, but the regularity

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Group Honors California Clean Fuel Leader

(National Biodiesel Board)  Celia DuBose receives National Climate Leader Award — California skylines are greener thanks to one industry leader’s contributions. Last

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania India Bets Big on Biodiesel, Not Evs – Mr Palskog

(Steele Guru/Auto News)  ETAuto reported that when the auto industry is going gung hu about electric vehicles, Swedish commercial vehicle (CV)

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

In a Surprising Study, Scientists Say Everyday Chemicals Now Rival Cars as a Source of Air Pollution

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  In a major study released Thursday (February 15, 2018), a team of government and university

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

When It Comes to Air Pollution, the Tiniest Particles Might Be the Worst

by Patrick J. Kiger (HowStuffWorks)  … But in recent years, scientists have found increasing evidence of health risks from a

February 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Genetically Engineered Fungus Now Squeezes out More Biofuel from Farm Waste

T V Jayannew (The Hindu Business Line)  India’s efforts to enhance biofuel production may get a boost from a work being

February 5, 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,

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

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

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

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Encouragingly, despite an extended period of uncertainty and less-than-ideal market

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

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Years Resolution for EPA: Do Your Job!

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  …  I am referring to the mandatory requirements in the Clean Air Act that

January 3, 2018 0 comment 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

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Groups Celebrate 10 Years of RFS

by Hagstrom Report (The Fence Post) Renewable fuels groups this week issued statements celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the

December 26, 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

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

December 8, 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

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

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

November 28, 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

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

Advanced Biofuels USA Files Comments on CAFE Midterm Evaluation

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Regarding the Midterm Evaluation Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Year 2022–2025 Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and

October 5, 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

Letter: Is the EPA Scamming Auto Owners?

by Dale Christensen (Glacial Lakes Energy/Argus Leader)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soaking auto owners

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

European Commission Study Highlights Benefits of Higher Ethanol Fuel Blends

(ePURE)  Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency —  A

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Equals Improved Air Quality and Reduced Oil Dependency

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – EPA Scams Drivers

by Dale Christensen (The Public Opinion)  How long can the Environmental Protection Agency ignore clean air and soak auto owners with

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Releases 2016 Ethanol Data, REA Calls for Enforcement of E10

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The U.K. Renewable Energy Association has spoken out in response to the data, noting

August 16, 2017 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

Coalition Promises ‘Vigorous’ Legal Action to Maintain Vehicle Emissions Standards

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Leading a coalition of 13 attorneys general and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, New York

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

Guest column: ​Ethanol Saves You Money

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM Inc./Wichita Business Journal)  I was driving home last week and was surprised to see the price differences

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Urban Transport Cleans Up Its Act – HSL and Stara Shift to Renewable Fuels Only

(Globe Newswire/HSL/The Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd/UPM Biofuels)  Buses in the Helsinki region and most of machinery and

June 7, 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

New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such

May 23, 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

Ethanol at Forefront on Earth Day

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  Renewable fuels have come a long way since the first Earth Day 47 years ago,

May 2, 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

Renewable Diesel Fuel a New Component in the Advancement Of Clean Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the

March 30, 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

Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The

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

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

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