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Near-Zero ROUSH CleanTech Engine Can Run on Renewable Propane

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  ROUSH CleanTech has announced that its 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour engine can operate on renewable propane. The company claims it is the first available engine

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

White House, California to Discuss Vehicle Emissions Rules Next Week

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California clean air regulators will hold talks next Tuesday with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Take-Off: 350 Million Bucks towards Drop-in Aviation Biofuels for the California Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, World Energy announced a $350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one of

October 31, 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

Public Work Group Meeting to Discuss Co-processing of Low-Carbon Feedstocks in Conventional Petroleum Refineries — October 19, 2018 — Sacramento, CA

    Public Work Group Meeting to Discuss Co-processing of Low-Carbon Feedstocks in Conventional Petroleum Refineries   —   October 19, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

(California Air Resources Board)  This event is intended to communicate staff guidance as well as solicit stakeholder feedback related to fuel pathway applications under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

With Gas Prices Rising, Sales of Cheaper, Ethanol-Blended Fuels Are Surging in California

by Steve Scauzillo (San Gabriel Valley Tribune/The Sun)  … But in about 190 stations in California, there exists an alternative: One lone, usually green-colored nozzle delivering E-85, an alcohol blend accepted

October 1, 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

OPINION: Brown Drops an Easy Climate Win in California

by Mike Lewis (Pearson Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Seek Flexibility at Hearing on Mileage Standards

by Tom Krisher adn Sudhin Thanawala (Associated Press) Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

California Urges Trump Administration to Abandon Fuel Rule Plan

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal

September 24, 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

CARB Internship Focuses on Cellulosic Ethanol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF), Pacific Ethanol, and Aemetis co-sponsored a new internship this year at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for a college student to learn more

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Understanding the Emissions Benefits of Higher Ethanol Blends: EPA Modeling Fails to Tell the Whole Story.

by Steve Vander Griend (Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Adding ethanol to gasoline improves it in every way. It lowers carbon, reduces common air pollutants for smog formation, lessens CO2 emissions,

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Groups Oppose LCFS Change – Groups Ask Calif. to Draw Back on Proposal That Picks Winners, Losers

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  In a rare moment of unity, biofuels, environmental and other groups are calling on the California Air Resources Board to change a new provision

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Mail Call! Put an End to It

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) California Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee urged Gov. Jerry Brown in a letter to put an end to new fossil fuel projects in

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Reverse the Upward Trend of GHG Emissions in California

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

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Schedules Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation — August 8, 2018 — Sacramento, CA

  CARB Schedules Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation   —   August 8, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

(California Air Resources Board)  Public Workshopto discuss the proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Regulation. Topics include (1) Point of purchase rebates for zero emission vehicles using LCFS credit

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

New Bill Introduced Recognizes Benefits of Natural Gas for Vehicles

(VNG/NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  On July 23, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) introduced HR-6476 the Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Parity Act of 2018 in the US House of Representatives, a companion to Senate

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?

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

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Climate Pollutants Fall Below 1990 Levels for First Time

(California Air Resources Board)  Emissions down 13% since their 2004 peak while economy grew 26%  —  … The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2 percent increase

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

REG Ultra Clean Diesel Powers Incredible Adventures Fleet

(Renewable Energy Group/Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced a supply agreement July 11 with Dogpatch Biofuels to provide REG Ultra Clean Diesel to the bus fleet of Incredible Adventures, a

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

California Regulator Sees ‘Window’ for Deal on Fuel Economy Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California is ready to work with major automakers on revisions to greenhouse gas emission vehicle rules through 2025 and sees a “window” for a deal in the

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

White House to Meet Automakers, California on Fuel Efficiency Rule

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  White House officials will have a new round of meetings with an automakers trade group and California’s “clean air” agency next week before unveiling a proposal to

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Lays Out Proposed Innovative Clean Transit Regulation COMMENTS DUE: July 23, 2018

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  On Monday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rolled out a draft proposal of its Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation, which is part of CARB’s strategy to

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

California 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan Concept Paper

(California Air Resources Board | California Environmental Protection Agency California Department of Food and Agriculture | California Natural Resources Agency)  This Concept Paper provides a proposed outline for the California Natural

June 8, 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 the California Air Resources Board’s scheduled vote on the State’s

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Can’t Keep Prior Fuel Economy Data in Its Blind Spot: Critics

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg)  Lawsuits seek to force consideration of prior data in fuel economy proposal; Automakers expect fuller analysis, data to back up agencies’ proposed options  —  Lawsuits over the EPA’s April

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California

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

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Helping Trucking Companies Improve Air Quality for California Ports

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Six trucking firms operating in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines and

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New REG Ultra Clean Diesel Blends Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel

by Betsy Lillian (NGT Journal)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. (REG) has launched the REG Ultra Clean Diesel, what the company claims is among the lowest-emission diesel fuels on the market. The patent-pending fuel

May 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Trucking Executive Panel Objects to EPA Fuel Economy Rollback Plan

by John O’Dell (Trucks.com)  “Stay the course” is the message a panel of leading clean vehicle developers, users and regulators delivered Tuesday in the wake of the Trump Administration’s plan to

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How Trump Will Go after California’s Auto GHG Authority

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration plans to argue that California does not have the authority to enforce stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars, despite the Obama administration’s

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA to CARB: Ethanol Plays a Key Role in LCFS Success Story

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol has played a key role in the success of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and is poised to make even greater contributions to

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

California Considers Carbon Capture, for Ethanol

(Argus Media)   Ethanol producers selling fuel in California may emerge as a beneficiary of a technology often associated with the coal industry. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed changes

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s EPA Argues More People Will Die in Car Accidents unless California Fuel Rules Are Weakened

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  The Trump administration is embracing a curious — and some would say dated — argument as it builds its case to weaken federal rules

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

ZERO NOW: Clean Energy’s Stations Offer Biomethane at $1 a Gallon

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./ NGV Journal)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

States to Sue EPA over Failure to Enforce Landfill Gas Rules

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources board has announced plans to sue the U.S. EPA over its failure

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Say California Can Get Tougher on Clean Fuels

(Union of Concerned Scientists/Biodiesel Magazine)  California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set, it remained committed to “improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Calif. to Fight Trump’s ‘Politically Motivated’ Car Standards Plan

by Timothy Cama and Miranda Green (The Hill)  California officials promised Monday to put up a fight against the Trump administration’s newly announced decision to lower standards for car tailpipe emissions. The

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA and NHTSA Should Consider Role of High Octane Fuels in Upcoming CAFE/GHG Rulemaking

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to strongly consider the role

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Orders Revised CAFE Targets, May Revoke California’s Waiver

by Eric Kulisch (Auto News)  Move applauded by auto industry, denounced by other businesses  —  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced that aggressive light-vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions limits set under the

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model year 2022-2025 greenhouse gas standards are not appropriate in light

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch as a Godzilla film with a three-headed flying monster, the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Carmakers’ ‘Harmonization’ Push Could Soften Fuel Efficiency Gains (1)

by Abby Smith (Bloomberg Environment) Automakers seek consistency in EPA, NHTSA programs as agencies weigh standards’ future;  Environmentalists say push is meant to soften vehicle limits  —  Automakers may already get what

February 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Dairy Fuels Kicks off Construction of Indiana Biogas Facility

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced that construction has begun on what the company calls the U.S.’ biggest on-farm anaerobic-digester-to-vehicle-fuel operation. Located

February 13, 2018 Read Full Article

California Gears Up for Trump Battle on Car-Emissions Rules

by Mark Chediak, Dana Hull and John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Official sees ‘war’ if state’s rule-setting rights revoked; Air Resources Board planning zero-emissions bus proposal  —  …   The state has special authority under

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

US Government Report Strengthens Consensus on Biodiesel Benefits

(National Biodiesel Board)  Argonne National Laboratory, US Dept. of Agriculture, and Purdue University affirm impressive emissions reductions  —  A new study on biodiesel’s lifecycle energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission effects updates

January 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

California-Trump Administration Fuel-Efficiency Talks Intensify

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Regulators Meet with California on Fate of Vehicle Fuel Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Senior U.S. government officials held talks in recent weeks with California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the goal of maintaining one set of national requirements for

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Working to Address Biodiesel NOx Emissions: Court Filing

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  Ongoing legal challenges to the way California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard deals with nitrogen oxide emissions from biodiesel could continue to hamper the state’s efforts to meet carbon

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Dairy-Derived RNG Fuel Cleaner than Electricity As the Company Opens New Office in Los Angeles And Pledges 100% RNG to All Its CNG Customers

(Fleets and Fuels)  Amp Claims Lowest CI Rating Ever By Far  —  Amp Americas said yesterday that its RNG/renewable natural gas operation at Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms is the first

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB to Hold Workshop on Proposed LCFS Amendments Sept. 22

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Sept.

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

California’s Supreme Court Denies ARB Petition To Review LCFS Case

By Joshua T. Bledsoe and Kimberly Farbota (Latham’s Clean Energy Law Report) In a previous post, we described how potential delays in the resolution of the case commonly known as POET I could create

September 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Academic Study: Biodiesel Benefits Under-Valued for Years

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new academic paper published in Biotechnology for Biofuels shows biodiesel’s benefits are even better than previous models suggest. Updated modeling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

New Additive Hands Biodiesel the Win as Cleanest Liquid Fuel in the U.S.

(National Biodiesel Board/PR Newswire)  CARB approval makes America’s Advanced Biofuel key to meet carbon reduction goals  —  The California Air Resource Board announced on July 20, 2017 that it has certified a

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon,

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Report Finds 100% Compliance with Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Lauren Tyler  (NGT News)  The 2016 Compliance Report for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), released today by the

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

8 Biodiesel, 4 Renewable Diesel LCFS Pathways Certified in March

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California Air Resources Board recently released a set of carbon intensity (CI) pathways for fuels

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Proposes LCFS Verification Program

by John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol producers need to watch developments in the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard as the

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Twin Challenges to LCFS Advance in California Courts

by Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman (Latham & Watkins LLP/Biodiesel Magazine)  Two related cases, advancing in parallel, have the

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ZEVs Don’t Have Zero Emissions: Letter

by Don Siefkes  (E100 Ethanol Group/Biofuels Digest)  In an unpublished letter to the Wall Street Journal, Don Siefkes, Executive Director of

February 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol To Produce Cellulosic Ethanol at Its Madera Plant

(Pacific Ethanol/Globenews)   Edeniq’s yield-enhancing Pathway Technology will now be installed at two Pacific Ethanol plants  —  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX),

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Health Effects Institute Takes Hard Look at Ethanol vs Aromatics

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Candid discussions at the Health Effects Institute offer hope ethanol’s positive emissions

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Supports EPA’s Final Determination on Emissions Standards

by Lauren Tyler (Next-Gen Transportation News)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced its support for the EPA administrator’s determination

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Lux Research: FOG-Based Biodiesel Remains Significant Opportunity

(Lux Research/Biodiesel Magazine)  Biomass-based diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy

December 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California Low-Carbon Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: RNG Fuel Use in California Transportation

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  A team from the University of California Davis conducted a study for the California Air

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Paradigm Shift in Fuels as Carbon Intensity Surpasses Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Renewable diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC

  SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

New Pathways for Stover

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing in North America – Leading a New Era of Climate Policy

by Tamaki Stiles * (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Reducing greenhouse emissions is a shared goal in North America.  In fact, presidents

October 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry

October 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Driven by Propel Fuels, California Now Leads the Nation in Low Carbon Fuels

(Propel/MarketWired)  Young and Diverse Californians at the Center of Surge in Low Carbon Fuel Volumes in Major Oil Industry Transition

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

New Data Reaffirms Carbon Benefits of Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Economic modeling by Purdue University continues to reduce predicted emissions of ‘indirect land use change’  —  Biomass-based

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

CAFE Standards: What’s Biomass Got to Do with It?

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Should Push Biofuels on Corn Belt Swing, Santorum Says

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Republican nominee Trump backs U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard; Tactic would exploit a Clinton weakness, Rick Santorum

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s Time to Rethink Methane

(GNA Journal)  GNA hosted its second-annual Rethink Methane Symposium on June 29-30 in Sacramento, California, which gathered more than 250

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Washington State’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Ignores Biofuels’ Climate Benefits

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Washington state’s proposed Clean Air Rule (CAR) fails to recognize the climate benefits associated with biofuels and

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Vehicle Rules Will Fall Short on Emissions, Fuel Savings, Agencies Say

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  U.S. vehicle efficiency rules won’t deliver the carbon reductions or fuel savings President Barack Obama

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air

July 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

California’s Climate Change Agency Just Approved a $500 Million Plan — But There’s No Money for It

by Liam Dillon (Los Angeles Times)  … Money to fund these efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions comes from the state’s cap-and-trade

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Proves Viable for Construction Trucks and Equipment

(Gas & Electricity)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative to

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Nat’l Biodiesel Board Launches Promotional Advertising Campaign

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  The National Biodiesel Board announced June 16 that the advanced biofuel industry trade group has launched

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

UIA Calls on CARB to Recognize Role of Ethanol in Reducing Carbon

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Scientists Agree, Biodiesel A Key to Global Carbon Reduction

(National Biodiesel Board/PR NewsWire)  World’s experts advance the science of quantifying transportation emissions  —  Scientific experts agree that America’s Advanced

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Sugarcane Ethanol Carbon Intensity Recertified by California’s ARB

(California Ethanol & Power)  Today California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced the updated carbon intensity (CI) for its anticipated

May 17, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — available on demand

Watch the webinar recording and download the slides.  Watch this educational on-demand webinar to gain insight into the supply of

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe Continues to Get Biodiesel Wrong

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A provocative opinion piece on Europe’s reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory  —

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

CARB Issues Update on LCFS Pathway Certification

(California Air Resources Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Air Resources Board staff has completed review of all ethanol pathway applications submitted

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Publishes Analysis of California LCFS Data

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellerate + Enogen = More Ethanol Production

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to Syngenta, the combination of Cellerate process technology with Enogen can increase ethanol production by

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Poses Viable Option

by Curt Bennink (ForConstructionPros.com)  By now, most are familiar with biodiesel. It is a cost-effective and more environmentally friendly alternative

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Importing to Meet California Demand

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

CA Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Questioned: Study Raises Doubts About Long-Term Viability of Rule

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  California’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard may not be able to survive long term unless

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace — April 6, 2016

  WEBINAR:  Explore the Expanding LCFS Marketplace  —  April 6, 2016

Join Genscape for an educational webinar that will provide insight into the supply of domestic and internationally-sourced biofuels into California

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

A Model of State and Federal Biofuel Policy: Feasibility Assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Adam Christensen, Benjamin Hobbs (Science Direct/Applied Energy)  Biofuel policy is under near constant review at both the federal and

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

An Update on Alternate Fuels and Taxes

by John Martin (Fleet Equipment Magazine)  … The fuel tax credit for LNG was also made in energy equivalency rather than

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Biocrude Receives CARB Approvals for Refinery Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Ensyn Corp.’s chief technology officer Barry Freel announced the company has been granted key regulatory

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple:

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Meeting the California Low Carbon Challenge

by Susanna Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Eighty-nine ethanol producers west of the Mississippi River prepare for the revised LCFS.

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

US Files Civil Complaint against VW for Clean Air Act Violations

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

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

(Mack Trucks, Inc./For Construction Pros)  Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Trestle Energy Wins Approval for Innovative, Low Carbon Biofuel Pathway from California Air Resources Board

(Trestle Energy/PR Newswire)  Trestle Energy LLC – a California company working with ethanol and power producers across the Midwest –

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Hydrogen From Tri-Generation Fuel Cells Included Under California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

(Globe Newswire/FuelCell Energy)  Distributed renewable hydrogen solution receives contingent approval for Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credit Market to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass,

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

CARB Releases FAQ on New LCFS Regulations in Advance of Deadline

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … CARB has said that those meeting the January deadline will be guaranteed a carbon

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

California Sugarcane Ethanol Pathway Certified by CARB

(California Ethanol & Power LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Ethanol & Power LLC (CE+P) recently announced the certification of the carbon

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

(Volvo) Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks today (January 7, 2016) signed off on the use of renewable diesel

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

January 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Capitalizing on Ethanol’s Strengths

by Brian Jenning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Each fall the American Coalition for Ethanol brings members together to

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Re-Thinking the Carbon Reduction Value of Corn Ethanol Fuel

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Across America)  It has been seven years since Argonne National Labs (ANL), as part of the

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

California LCFS Presents Opportunities for Ethanol Producers

By John Sens (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CARB readopts standards, and sets time lines and treatment for legacy pathways.  —  In

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines

by John Mies (Volvo Trucks — United States)  Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for Its Renewable Gasoline

(Ensyn/Biomass Magazine)  Robert Graham, chairman of Ensyn Corp., is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Reports Strong Consumer Adoption of Renewable Diesel as Retail Sales Rise 300 Percent in Southern California

(Propel Fuels/PR Newswire)  Drivers Choose Superior Performance, Better Value and Cleaner Emissions of Diesel HPR  —  Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a 2nd Time on Pollution Tests

by Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher (Associated Press/Washington Post)  … The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the California Air Resources Board, said

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?

by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business)  … From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Nation’s Strictest Regulatory Board Affirms Biodiesel as Lowest-Carbon Fuel

(National Biodiesel Board)   In a fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, California’s Air Resources Board has spent years looking for

September 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

West Virginia Engineer Presented VW Emissions Findings a Year Ago

by David Morgan (Automotive News/Reuters)  Daniel Carder, an unassuming 45-year-old engineer with gray hair and blue jeans, appears an unlikely

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

California’s Legislature Drops Petroleum Reduction to Pass SB 350; Approves Escalating State Procurement of Very Low Carbon Fuels; and Leaves Nearly $1B of Cap and Trade Revenue on the Table

by Graham Noyes (Biofuels Digest/Low Carbon Fuels Coalition)  The first year of California’s legislative session ended dramatically with a mix

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon’s Clean Fuels Law Ignites More Political Wrangling

by Ian K. Kullgren  (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  … One of the law’s biggest advocates threatened to join forces with opponents this

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Jerry Brown: “Oil Lobby Gutted California’s Climate Bill”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Gov. Jerry Brown called the derailment of efforts to cut gasoline cosumption “a

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

California Takes the Lead on Climate Policy

by Steven Cohen (Huffington Post/Columbia University’s Earth Institute)  … As Alejandro Lazo reported in the Wall Street Journal last week: Democrats

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to examine boosting gasoline octane ratings

September 8, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Scorching Summer Drives California Innovation and Biofuels

by Graham Noyes (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  California’s politicians and people are responding to the state’s increasingly dire symptoms

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

INSIGHT-California’s Push for Cleaner Buses Could Edge out Natural Gas

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

CA-GREET 2.0 Model and Documentation

(California Air Resources Board)  At its July 2015 hearing, the California Air Resources Board (Board) will consider the re-adoption of

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

California Air Resources Board Holds Workshop on LCFS Re-Adoption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard re-adoption

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

California GHG Reporting Obligations Extend to Ethanol

by Graham Noyes.(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California has embarked upon the most aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

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