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Renewable Diesel Is Increasingly Used to Meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Steve Hanson and Neil Agarwal (U.S. Energy Information Administration)  … Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Results Are In: Clariant’s Sunliquid Delivers 6X Lower Carbon Intensity than Fossil Gasoline

by Paolo Corvo (Clariant/Biofuels Digest)  Clariant sunliquid technology delivers low carbon intensity score of 15 gCO2/MJ for the cellulosic ethanol produced using sunliquid technology from agricultural residues feedstock such as corn stover

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two ethanol producers are adopting quite different innovative technologies to add value to their corn oil—one making biodiesel with supercritical methods, the other making

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

British Columbia’s Low-Carbon Fuels Program

by Michael Rensing (British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources/Iea Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  Among provincial regulations, British Columbia’s (BC) low-carbon fuels program has proven to be a successful program1 to reduce

October 12, 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

US Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to Oregon Fuel Standards

by Brian Scheid (SP Global/Platts) A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Oregon’s low-carbon fuel standards, dismissing a challenge brought by US refiners and truckers. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers,

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

LCFS Matures: Amendments to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Lead to Favorable Changes for the Ethanol Industry.

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The LCFS is administered by the California Air Resources Board and uses a market-based cap-and-trade approach to ultimately lower GHG emissions, says Jessica Buckley,

September 14, 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

ACE Releases White Paper on the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol during 31st Annual Conference

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the official release of a White Paper today (August 17, 2018) entitled “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Gevo to Deploy Shockwave’s Process to Enhance Production of Proteins and Vegetable Oils for the Food Chain While Lowering the Carbon Intensity of Its Ethanol and Isobutanol

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Shockwave to Finance the Deployment of Its Equipment at Gevo’s Luverne Facility  —  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that it has entered into two separate operating leases and service agreements

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

California Drivers Pay Growing Cost for Climate Program

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  A California program to fight climate change may now add more to the cost of gasoline than the state gas-tax increase that many voters want

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of

August 10, 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

A Shift in Power: Energy Recycling Technologies and Changing Market Dynamics Provide New Options for Electricity Production, and Revive Opportunities for Old Ones.

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Improving energy efficiency has long been the goal at ethanol plants and, increasingly, driving down carbon intensity is equally important. Changing market dynamics are opening

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Down to the Details: Kernel Fiber Now

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) … EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies,

May 25, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: RenovaBio Must Accurately Reflect Imported Ethanol Pathways

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must

May 22, 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

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

Canadian Biofuels Report: Ethanol at Full Capacity, Imports up

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Canada recently filed its 2017 annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network, showing Canadian production is at full capacity and

April 24, 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 speaks today at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2018 Emerging Issues Forum

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

BIC Approves Investment in Biodiesel Company Benefuel

(Bioindustrial Innovation Canada/Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Benefuel is a renewable energy company that utilizes their patented ENSEL catalyst technology to produce a low carbon intensity biodiesel from a variety of food and

April 5, 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

China Meets 2020 Carbon Target ahead of Schedule – Xinhua

by David Stanway (Reuters)  China met its 2020 carbon intensity target three years ahead of schedule last year, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country’s top climate

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Talks Opportunities, Challenges for Ethanol Demand in 2018

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol hosted a webinar Feb. 20 titled “Opportunities and Challenges to Increasing Ethanol Demand in 2018.” The webinar focused on ACE

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

How Biofuels from Plant Fibers Could Combat Global Warming

by Mary Guiden (Colorado State University) … A study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: Ethanol Industry Looking to California’s Lucrative Low Carbon Market

by Jessie Stolark (Enviromental and Energy Study Institute)  Two recently announced major joint ventures from ethanol producers – one in the cellulosic and another in the first-generation space – are aimed

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

ICM, The Andersons to Develop 70 MMgy Ethanol Plant in Kansas

(ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ICM Inc., a global leading biofuels process technology provider, and The Andersons Inc., a publicly-traded company with diverse interests encompassing a variety of agribusinesses, announced today that they

March 6, 2018 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

That Was Then, This Is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects

by Scott Warfield (CERES Project Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The big game changer for financing, profitability and financial returns of anaerobic digester (AD) projects regardless of feedstock is carbon offset credits

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

EERC, Red Trail Energy Continue to Reduce CO2 Emissions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Red Trail Energy LLC and the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center began investigating carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology as

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Inside Insight

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find

December 27, 2017 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

California’s LCFS: Unlocking Value in Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels

(Propel)  New study outlines how to make America’s most important low carbon policy more equitable. —  According to new research, low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Lo-Carb at Ay Speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels, Electrification, Efficiency: All Necessary in Transport Sector Decarbonization

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Global leaders will need to decide on and implement deep decarbonization strategies for every major sector – energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry,

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make up a significant part of the energy mix in the

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.  —  Building, in part, on the successes

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Three-quarters of California’s oil is as climate-damaging as Canadian tar sands crude, according to a Center for Biological Diversity report released today at the United Nations climate change conference

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

California Cars Are Running on Restaurant Grease

by Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg Technology)  Renewable diesel use surges amid low-carbon fuel program; Second-biggest source of low-carbon fuel credits after ethanol   —  California’s battle against climate change is being fought more fiercely in

October 25, 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

Studies Show Ethanol Crop Residues Provide A Billion-Dollar Business Opportunity

(Trestle Energy/CISION PR Newswire)  New economic impact analyses highlight the untapped value of crop residue byproducts of ethanol production for agricultural states  —  Two new studies show that generating energy

September 21, 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

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers and Automakers Sign Cooperation Accord

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto)  … Sugar cane-based ethanol, besides powering electricity generation, manages to capture 90% of CO2 emissions throughout its life cycle (from well to wheel). Yet this sector here

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

OPIS Publishes White Paper: “Implications for Revitalized Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol and U.S.-Produced Corn Ethanol”

Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy recently launched RenovaBio, a program poised to take a radically new approach to expanding the production and use of biofuels in Brazil.   Should

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Regulating the Indirect Land Use Carbon Emissions from Biofuels Imposes High Hidden Costs on Fuel Consumers

(Phys.Org/ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  … To penalize the carbon emissions from this so-called indirect land use change, the USEPA and California Air Resources Board include an indirect land use

June 28, 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 gets back on track.  —  California’s efforts to reduce carbon

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ND Ethanol Plant Could Become First in US to Store Carbon Underground

by Ellie Potter (Grand Forks Herald) Red Trail Energy may soon be the first ethanol plant in the United States to store carbon dioxide underground as part of an environmental

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Clean Energy RNG for Republic Services

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Using Redeem Brand Renewable Natural Gas in 20 States; Waste Hauler Will Triple Its Use of the Biomethane Product  —  Republic Services is tripling its

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Producer REG Opens Centre in Amsterdam

(Biofuels International)  US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the company’s operations centre in Amsterdam. The team in Amsterdam

May 30, 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 California Air Resources Board (CARB), shows 100% compliance with the

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

LCFS vs RFS: As Two Contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, Who Is the Greatest? Carbon 2017 Part 2 of 3

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard? There are 4 primary differences. 1. An RFS

May 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, RFA, USGC Submit Comments in Response to Paper on Clean Fuel Standard

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) Discussion Paper

May 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet

by Ron Alverson (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Life-cycle modeling for ethanol needs to be updated to reflect big improvements in corn’s GHG emissions profile  —  … Fuels that help automakers

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Tar Sands/Oil Sands Carbon Footprint Underestiated by Nearly 25%

by Lisa Song (The Energy Mix)  In a finding that should resonate strongly for Canadian decision-makers charged with meeting the country’s climate targets, new research reveals that the carbon footprint

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland

March 29, 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

Biodiesel Demo Aims to Increase Farmer Use

(Wallaces Farmer)  Every farmer should plant with B20 biodiesel this spring, says Iowa co-op.  —  A demonstration by an Iowa

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

LCFS to Drive New Advanced Biofuel Demand

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, America’s second-largest driver of biofuels consumption after the federal Renewable

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

CBA Event Highlights California’s Thriving Biodiesel Market

by Celia DuBose (California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jennifer Case, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance, ended her opening address at the

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the

December 29, 2016 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

Attacking Carbon Intensity, Energy Intensity: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Agile BioFoundry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the Agile BioFoundry project, the National Lab consortium, in partnership with academia and industry,

December 27, 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

UrbanX for California Renewable Diesel

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Facility in Southern California for Fourth Quarter 2017 Expected to Produce Fuel with a CARB

October 26, 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

Ozinga Installs CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology

(Carbon Cure)  Chicago family business known for quality and service reinforces its commitment to sustainability  —  Known for its iconic

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

How Low Can #Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity Go?

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  …  “Carbon Intensity: Field-to-Wheel How Low Can You Go?” was one of the break-out sessions during

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels versus Gasoline: The Emissions Gap Is Widening

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Many respected laboratories, agencies, and researchers have used a lifecycle analysis to show that biofuels,

September 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Advanced Biorefinery Proposed for Eastern North Dakota

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A biorefinery proposed to be built in Grand Forks, North Dakota, would transform low-value

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Red Trail Energy, EERC Win Funding to Support CCS Study

(Energy & Environmental Research Center/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  North Dakota ethanol producer Red Trail Energy LLC and the Energy & Environmental

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Funds Available for #Biomass Powered Biorefineries

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The USDA is helping biorefineries go even greener. The USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service, a division

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs

by Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)   …  Most ethanol plants have been paid off and can now manage production to

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Bloomberg Task Force Should Recommend Companies Be Required to Stress Test Their Business Plans against Risks of Climate Change Actions and Impacts

( London School of Economics and Political Science)  Companies that fail to plan for business scenarios in a low-carbon economy

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Below50 and More: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Low Carbon Sustainable Transport Initiatives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, a new global initiative called below50 has debuted, backed by the World Business

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Below50: Coalition of the Willing for Low-Carbon Transport Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University among 20 organizations forming below50.  —

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Trestle Energy & Larksen Partner on New Fuel Pathway

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy AgWired)  Trestle Energy and Larksen are partnering to commercialize a new Fuel Pathway Management Platform using

June 1, 2016 0 comment 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

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

Feature: Ethanol Producers Say California ‘Carbon Intensity’ Scores Still Too High

by Josh Pedrick  (Platts)  Most “legacy” ethanol producers who sell their product in California are unhappy with updated “carbon intensity”

May 16, 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

Biofuels Driving Emissions Cuts thru 2030, Says Lux: But Which Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Intensity Creates Opportunities

by Bernie Hoffman (K-Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The more proactive roles producers take in reducing carbon intensity, the more they will

April 6, 2016 0 comment 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

Building a Bioethanol Coalition in the Fight Against Climate Change

by Jan Koninckx (DuPont/Biofuels Digest) … (O)ur call is clear: we must act with the utmost urgency as we work

March 15, 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

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

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

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

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

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

DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  —

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Alberta Should Adopt Low-Carbon Fuel Standard: Bennett

(Business in Vancouver)  With world’s focus on Paris, energy minister challenges other provinces to follow B.C.’s lead  —  … Alberta’s NDP

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Call for 15% Biofuel in Transportation Fuel

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The global biofuels and industrial biotechnology sectors have united to call on world leaders attending the COP21

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

University OF Illinois Research: Study Shows How Crop Prices and Climate Variables Affect Yield and Acreage

(University of Illinois/AgriMarketing)  When corn prices increase farmers reap higher yields by making changes. According to a recent University of

November 18, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Study Shows Greater GHG Benefits from Biofuels

(Renewable Energy Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The conclusions of five years of field research in the UK show that the greenhouse

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Better Biofuels Ahead: The Road to Low-Carbon Fuels

by Emily Cassidy (Environmental Working Group)  Biofuels produced from switchgrass and post-harvest corn waste could significantly reduce the emissions that contribute

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: Oregon DEQ Shouldn’t Single out Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuel Association has written the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality a letter

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a

September 30, 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

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

Delivering Low Carbon Transport Fuels post 2020

(Institute for European Environmental Policy)  How should EU policy support the transition to low carbon transport fuels post 2020? IEEP’s

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Working to Benefit Brazil, America, the World

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)    Brazil and the U.S. have a responsibility to collaboratively build a global biofuels

July 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Gauging The Carbon Cost Of Fuel From Canadian Oil Sands

By Deirdre Lockwood (Chemical and Engineering News)  Environment: New study finds that greenhouse gas emissions associated with fuel from Alberta

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Meeting the Energy and Climate Challenge in California: FOCUS: Can Biofuels Save the Day?

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Public funding provided over many years to incentivize the purchase of alternatives to diesel for heavy-duty trucks

June 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Kansas Plant Maximizes Value of Inputs by Adding Diesel Production

by Loretta Sorensen (Midwest Producer)  … But one Kansas ethanol company, East Kansas Agri-Energy LLC (EKAE), is taking steps to stabilize

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

The LCFS Re-Adoption and Its Possible Repercussions

by John Sens (Biodiesel Magazine/EcoEngineers)  … Some important items that have resulted from this re-adoption process are: -Setting compliance curve to

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Know Your Oil: Creating a Global Oil-Climate Index

by Deborah Gordon, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Jonathan Koomey  (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)  Oil is changing. Conventional oil resources are

March 30, 2015 Read Full Article

California Demo Produces First Low-Carbon, Whole-Beet Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Results from Mendota Bioenergy LLC’s Phase I demonstration plant in Fresno County, California,

March 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

California’s Revised LCFS Challenged: Biofuel Industry Questions Standard’s Lack of Real-World Data

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though real-world data suggest biofuel production has not led to so-called indirect land-use change, the

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Issues First-Of-Its-Kind LCFS Pathway for Sustainable Oils’ Patented Camelina

(Globe Newswire/Sustainable Oils, Inc.)  Sustainable Oils Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:GCEH), has been

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Availability, for the Pacific Coast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the International Council on Clean Transportation and E4Tech released a comprehensive study of clean fuel

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Predictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA,

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

White Paper Highlights Corn Ethanol’s Decreasing Carbon Intensity

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition/Ethanol Across America)  Innovations in conversion technology and energy use at ethanol facilities, coupled with enhanced efficiency fertilizers

January 9, 2015 Read Full Article

State Panel OKs Rules for Alternative Motor Vehicle Fuels

by Steve Law (Portland Tribune)  The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted Wednesday to approve operating rules for the state’s Clean

January 8, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Industry Frets over Washington Green Fuels Study

by Don Jenkins (Capitol Press)  A consultant says ethanol made from Brazilian sugarcane could help Washington reduce carbon emissions. Midwest

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

EU Transport: Emission Savings of Biofuels 80% Better than Thought, New Calculations Show

(Ecofys)  European calculation rules substantially underestimate the climate benefit of biofuels in the transport sector. Their greenhouse gas emissions should

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Submits Comments to Washington State on LCFS Draft Report

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy submitted initial comments to the state of Washington on their draft report regarding the potential

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas and Coal Companies by $88bn a Year

(The Guardian) US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

California Soliciting Comments on LCFS Rule Overhaul

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) is being overhauled, and the California Air

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

EU: Reducing the Carbon Content of Transport Fuels

(Balkans News)  The European Commission has adopted a proposal to implement existing obligations in the 2009 amendment of the Fuel

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Capturing the California 'Golden Gallon'

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biodiesel produced from corn distillers oil (CDO) is assigned an extremely low

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

GranBio Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production at 21 Million Gallon Plant in Alagoas, Brazil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  World’s largest-known cellulosic ethanol project to date comes online in Brazil in record time. In

September 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Rethinking the Future of Biofuels: Leveraging Three Routes Forward

by Dr. Lew Fulton (University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies)   … In a new white paper released this week

July 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

The Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Ethanol

by John M. Urbanchuk  (ABF Economics/Renewable Fuels Association)  … Reflecting this enhanced competitiveness and maturation, ethanol prices (both FOB plant and delivered at

July 23, 2014 Read Full Article

LCFS Developments: Proposal to Simplify Application Process

by John Sens (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  On May 31, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop outlining some of its

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

California Low-Carbon Rule Survives Big Legal Challenge

By Dale Kasler (Sacramento Bee)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, one of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global

July 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Oil Industry Kills California Assembly Bill to Support Biofuel Expansion

by Peter Waldman  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  The oil industry did some intellectual gymnastics last week over California’s low-carbon fuel standard, a

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Forum Underscores Increased Emission Benefits from Ethanol

(25 x ’25)  Ethanol’s role in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was underscored this week in a forum

May 23, 2014 Read Full Article

21 States Ask Supreme Court to Review California’s LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several states are joining the fight to take a legal dispute over California’s low

April 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

California to Expand Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 2030 with More Stringent Targets

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  California plans to expand its first-in-the-nation Low Carbon Fuel Standard with more aggressive emissions-reduction rules through

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Report Addresses Compliance Costs of California's LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A recent report authored by two University of California, Davis researchers examines the economics of

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Company Hopes to Tap into Sugar Cane, Sorghum for Fuel-Grade Ethanol

by James Palen (The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source)  … Brawley-based California Ethanol + Power is bringing the matter closer to home. The company

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Changes in California LCFS Are Called for in a New Report

by John Kingston (Platts)  The University of California-Davis has a new study out about California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Once you

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Ninth Circuit Upholds California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Dana Hull (San Jose Mercury News)  In a victory for environmentalists, clean energy advocates and state regulators, the Ninth

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

California, Federal Methods to Push Renewable-Fuel Use Stir Conflict

by Evan Halper (Los Angeles Times)  It’s even possible that conflicting state and federal policies on renewable fuels, both aimed

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Brazil’s UNICA Welcomes Parts of European Parliament Biofuel Vote, Cautions about Threat to WTO Compliance

(UNICA)  The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement on the European Parliament Environment Committee’s vote Thursday on

July 22, 2013 Read Full Article

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