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From Pakoras to Mobility: How BIOD Energy Is Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel!

by Abhilasha Singh (Financial Express)  India is a fast-growing economy, the need for energy is constantly on the rise. Considering that fossil fuel reserves are depleting along with their impact on the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Saudi Arabia Shows Need to End Addiction to Middle Eastern Oil

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Following the mysterious death of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Washington was hit with a stark reminder that America remains glaringly vulnerable to

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security: A Bipartisan Issue in a Partisan Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What this country — and every country — needs is a bigger vision so that the friends of energy security are not divided by their

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security Group Makes Case for Car Rules as Trump Tweets

(Washington Examiner)  The military cost of defending oil trade routes makes a solid case for keeping in place strong fuel-economy standards, the group Securing America’s Future Energy said in a report released

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Not Oil, Should Be Focus of EPA

by Dale Christensen (Argus Leader)  The new EPA Director, E. Scott Pruitt is reworking the EPA. It appears their new mission is to rewrite all the rules to benefit the Oil Industry!

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Discussion Needs to Be Based on Facts

by David Kessel (Marin Independent Journal) … Discussions on energy use and production are important, but need to be based on factual information, not made up red herrings. • The

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU Asks Pruitt to Allow Summertime E15 Sales

(National Farmers Union/Wallaces Farmer)   NFU President Roger Johnson says year-round use of E15 would have significant benefits for farmers and the economy.  —  NFU President Roger Johnson wrote to EPA Administrator

May 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Katter, “Ethanol Is Answer to National Security”

(Bob Katter)  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon Bob Katter MP says that when it comes to national security there is only one answer; Australia must produce its own fuel. Mr

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just needed a better mouse trap. Fracking was it. Entrepreneurs broke the

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel to Supplement Oil Supplies

by Tryness Tembo (Zambia Daily Mail Limited) For any economy to grow, stable supply of fuel at affordable prices should be guaranteed hence for all sectors need readily -available fuel to operate

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Supports Domestic Biofuels

by Christiana Mayer (East Oregonian)  We are continually bombarded with news about new oil drilling and fracking, but that’s not the only solution for domestic fuel production or the only path

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Editorial: Keep Biofuel Benefits Flowing

(Wisconsin State Journal)  … A study conducted for the U.S. Agriculture Department found corn ethanol’s life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, by 2022, will be 43 percent lower than gasoline baseline emissions if ethanol plants

December 27, 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 Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established the

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Former Army Captain: Ethanol Industry a ‘Natural Fit’ for Veterans

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  … What most Americans may not know, however, is that thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Royal Seeds of a Biofuel Revolution

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The late King laid the groundwork for Thailand’s path toward energy independence.  —  … Although biofuel took longer to develop because it required more deliberate scientific research and

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance Flashes V for Victory in Renewable Fuels Fight

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt,

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

A Vote for Bill Wehrum Is a Vote against the RFS

by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  There is a reason that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), our nation’s policy governing the production and sale of biofuels, has broad bipartisan support

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending requirements is a curious request for public comments

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Cost of Elon Musk’s Dream Much Higher Than He and Others Imagine

by Brian Rogers (America Rising Squared/Real Clear Energy)   …  It’s what Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler calls “The Tesla dream,” the false idea that Mr. Musk’s electric vehicles (EVs)

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Work for Oregon

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total domestic crude oil production declined in 2016. According to new

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 law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Trump Administration Has New Energy Buzzword

by Dino Grandoni (The Washington Post)  In the Trump administration, “energy dominance” has replaced “energy independence” as the go-to phrase for describing the federal government’s broad energy goals — in President

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Cultivating Homegrown Energy Solutions

by Rick Santorum (Washington Times/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation) …  With all the publicity around fracking, it’s easy to assume that America’s own domestic oil production is more than

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  —

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources,

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Duckworth to Perry: American-Made Renewable Energy Reduces Reliance on Foreign Oil, Improves National Security

(Senator Tammy Duckworth) U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) shared with the nominee to be the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Governor Rick Perry, how her military service in Iraq

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Stay the Course

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/NewsOK)  Regarding “Flaws in Renewable Fuel Standard aren’t going away” (Our Views, Dec. 16): The Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that refiners blend an increasing

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Intelligencer  Wheeling News-Register)  … Food price inflation has averaged just 2.6 percent annually since 2005, compared to the 3.5 percent average from 1980-2004. It

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon.

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Not So Prolific: U.S. Shale Faces A Reality Check

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  …  Speaking at the National Oil-equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) in Houston a few months ago, IHS Markit’s associate direct for Plays and Basins, Reed Olmstead,

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

A Stark Reminder from OPEC

by Jim Talent (Washington Examiner)  I am old enough to remember the first energy crisis in the early 1970s. That episode was a tremendous shock for two reasons: Gasoline prices

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil. President-elect Trump is no different,

November 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Not Energy Independent, Yet

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his

November 9, 2016 1 comment Read Full Article

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future

by Retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton (The Hill/VoteVets.org)  Ninety-seven percent America’s motor fuel is blended with homegrown ethanol. From an energy security perspective, this is major progress that should be

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Column Full of Downright Lies

by Art Thomas (POET-Fostoria/The Courier) Last week’s column “corn ethanol is a climate-control scandal” was full of half-truths and downright lies about the ethanol industry. It was authored by a New

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Indian Oil Inks MoU with Praj Industries for Development of 2G Ethanol

by Shine Jacob  (Business Standard)  Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants  — State-run Indian Oil Corporation has signed a pact with Pune-based Praj Industries to enter

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Fall For Ethanol Spin

by Bill Delahunt (Coastal Angler)  … There is a lot to like about ethanol. It displaces cancer-causing chemicals in gasoline like benzene. It replaced MTBE, which polluted drinking water throughout the 1990s.

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value

September 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ernst, Branstad, QCCP Discuss the Future of Renewable Fuels

(Quad County Corn Processors/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with staff and board members from Quad County Corn Processors and representatives from Syngenta,

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In

September 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Who Needs Biofuels? Cost-Competitive Renewable Fuels are in Demand

by Jonathan Male  (U.S. Department of Energy)   A large part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector could be uniquely filled by biofuels and bioproducts.

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

New Generation Drives Global Economy

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Given the instability in the world, there never has been a time in the history of the ethanol industry when it has been more

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at least ten percent renewable fuel, like ethanol, made right here

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the federal government — may be built on a false assumption,

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks at the Republican and Democratic national conventions as part of

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively undermined the international oil cartel that seeks to profit from

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Japan Industry and Policy News: Practical Use of the Next Generation MicroalgaeDerived Bio-Fuel

by Manuel Herrador (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)  ISUZU MOTORS Co. Ltd. and EUGLENA Co. Ltd. aiming at practical use of the next generation “Midorimushi” microalgae-derived bio-fuel by 2018 with

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by fossil fuels remains the reality.  —  … First, environmentalists complained we

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

EPAct’s 11th Birthday Is Something to Celebrate

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  On Monday, Aug. 8, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) celebrated its 11th anniversary. Not on a first name basis with acronyms? It’s

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Love of Fried Food Could Curb India’s Crude Oil Imports

by Saket Sundria, Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg)  India says cooking oil can make 2 million tons of biodiesel; Government is trying to curb crude imports as economy grows  —  The nation of 1.3

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by fossil fuels remains the reality.  —  The politics of green

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some gas stations advertise the fact that their product contains no

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Angling for Ethanol

by Brian Sowers (Crappie Masters TV/ODU Magazine)  … The truth is that ethanol blends are ideal for watercraft, and companies like Kawasaki, Mercury Marine, OMC, Pleasurecraft, Tigershark, Tracker, Honda, and Yamaha

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

How Biofuels Can Help Break Up Big Oil’s Marketshare Monopoly

by Bob Dinneen (Morning Consult)  … In 2015, 14.8 billion gallons of ethanol was produced, supporting 85,967 direct jobs, while net petroleum import dependence fell to just 25 percent, and would

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Strike a Blow for Energy Independence this Fourth of July

by Anthony Bush (Ohio’s Country Journal)  … (Imported) Flags and fireworks may not threaten our independence, but America’s reliance on foreign oil certainly does. Fortunately, there is a homegrown alternative, if

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Dozens of Senators Push EPA for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of senators on Friday chided federal regulators for pulling back on the federal ethanol mandate. In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency

June 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Mason for Biofuel RAS

by Janweb B. Lagazo (US Navy, USS Mason)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of

June 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern

May 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

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

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department today announced up

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Roiling the markets: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Oil Price Volatility and Prospects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With oil prices continued to roil markets, this deck on the oil price environment for

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a

March 19, 2016 Read Full Article

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere

February 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

  by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not

February 25, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor &

February 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Just Makes Sense

by Erin Torkelson (Des Moines Register, Letter to the Editor)  Question: What bipartisan, commonsense law enacted in 2005 under President George

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Building on Ethanol Success Is a Good Way to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

by Robert Moffitt (American Lung Association in Minnesota/Post Bulletin)  A Dec. 14 letter to the editor described Rochester’s “community responsibility to

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Keeping America Fueled by South Dakota

by Rep. Krisit Noem (Argus Leader)  …  Today, about one-third of the petroleum used in the United States is imported from

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Military Takes Clean Energy Seriously, and It’s Not Alone

by Justin Ford (Las Vegas Sun)  … The U.S. military has long since decided climate change is a “threat multiplier.” Increasing

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs

(25 x ’25)  It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Novozymes Slams EU’s State of the Energy Union for Shortsightedness

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Commission released its 1st State of the Energy Union, presented by

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

What Facts Are Really Facts?

by Matt Reese (Ohio’s Country Journal)  …  The heated debate over the RFS really ramped up in recent weeks with

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Truth about Ethanol

by John Sedbrook (The Hill)  The American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry wrote in these pages, in no uncertain terms, that the

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol: The Common Sense Approach

by Patty Mann (Sidney Daily News)  To the Editor:  Each day we are flooded with advertisements and messages. It’s easy to

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Boston-Area TV Ad Campaign Urges Federal Action on Corn Ethanol Mandate

by Shannon Young (MassLive)  A Washington D.C.-based group launched a television ad campaign in Boston this week that takes aim

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

House Science Committee Hearing Exposes Fundamental Flaws in RFS Opponents Attacks

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 3, 2015), the House Science, Space and Technology committee held a joint hearing of the

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

President Obama Is Turning His Back on the Renewable Fuel Standard

by former Senator Jim Talent (The Gazette)  I’m old enough to remember when energy first became a national security issue

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fraud Goes on with Impunity

by David O. Berger (St. Louis Today)  … And, of course, whenever big business and big government collude, as is the case

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

In Defense of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Barry Blitstein  (Oklahoman)  … Calling the Renewable Fuel Standard a farce is an unfair assessment. It’s true that fracking has

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Nixon: Remember the Evolution of Ethanol

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells Brownfield everyone needs to step back and look at

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Your Illustrated Guide to the Next World Crisis, Its Energy Roots, the Issues, the Players, the Steps, and Remedies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups,

May 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas The South will soon welcome E15

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

11,000 Biogas Project Opportunities in the US? USDA, DOE, EPA Publish Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, USDA, EPA and the US DOE published the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, and concluded that: ·

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

FORUM: Ethanol Production Is 'Homegrown' Patriotism

by  Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Rapid City Journal)  … The message on the billboard depicts a uniformed soldier with the phrase: “I

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

False Alarms vs Hard Data: the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Results, and the Critics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All those worries about the impact of biofuels on food prices, deforestation, Gulf hypoxia? …

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS Needs to Be Protected

by Bill Northey (The Gazette)  …The renewable fuels industry has the capacity to produce well beyond the levels set by

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Protects Against Repeat of Devastating Effects of 1973 Oil Embargo

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The gas lines of 1973 are iconic images in America’s collective memory. October 16th marks

October 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Column: Ethanol Mandates Are Working for the Economy

by Adam Monroe (Gaston Gazette)  The Gazette’s Oct. 4 editorial says the nation’s renewable fuel mandate – called the “RFS”

October 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: US Oil Growth Having Limited Effect on Energy Security

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  (Fuel Fix)  … According to the analysis by Roubini Global Economics and Securing America’s Future Energy, the nation’s heavy reliance on

October 14, 2013 Read Full Article

The Need for the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  …The state of Iowa is proving that our farmers can simultaneously produce the food, feed,

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Green Water: Can the U.S. Navy Win the Eco-Arms Race?

by Ray Mabus (Foreign Policy)  With domestic oil production up, imports declining, and new oil and gas reserves being discovered,

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Is the US Awash in Oil? The Data Says ‘No’

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US domestic oil production cannot bring energy independence alone; renewable transportation fuels are contributing

July 25, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethanol Fuel?

(WiseGEEK)  In an effort to find a viable alternative to foreign oil, many politicians and environmental groups have been heavily

June 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor – Dinneen to Big Oil: Focus on the Facts

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  In an interview published on May 22, Charles Drevna, President of the American Fuels & Petrochemical

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Renewables Strongly up Since 2008, Says New EIA Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Maryland, the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December

March 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Could Be Energy Independent Today

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Iowa is also the largest producer of corn-ethanol in the world with 41 plants producing between 3.5 and

March 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Big Smear?

by Brad Krohn (Biofuels Digest/United States EnviroFuels, LLC)   Big Oil’s best kept secret from the American consumer is Brazil’s

March 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop Them, If You’ve Heard This One Before

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …U.S. ethanol production proved to be the remedy to our imported oil

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Guyana, UK Company Sign Contract for Bioethanol Oroduction at Albion

by Denis Scott Chabrol (Demera Waves)  The United Kingdom-based Whitefox Technologies, together with its partner Green, have secured a bioethanol

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Election Day: Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Realities, U.S. Biofuels Industry Seeks Policy Clarity

by Mackinnon Lawrence  (Biofuels Digest/Pike Research)  …A lack of clarity around biofuels policy reflects a reshuffling of current geopolitical realities that

November 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Why Have U.S. Oil Imports Declined in Recent Years?

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  …All politics aside, what factors have actually contributed towards reducing U.S. oil imports recently?

September 20, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Getting Closer to Energy Independence

by Steve Everly (The Kansas City Star)  …A multiprong effort that includes increased domestic oil and natural-gas production, energy efficiency,

September 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects

May 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Editorial: Use of Advanced Biofuels Achieves Goal of Using Less Oil for Transportation Fuel

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In a recent editorial, What Keystone Won’t Do, the Washington Post mused about “the

May 21, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Former NATO Supreme Commander Talks Ethanol in Annawan

by Lisa Depies  (GateHouse News Service/Galesburg.com)  Retired Gen. Wesley Clark spent 38 years in the U.S. Army protecting America. Today,

March 26, 2012 Read Full Article

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

U.S. Report: Oil Imports Down, Domestic Production Highest since 2003

by Neela Banerjee  (Los Angeles Times)  The report by six federal agencies was released early Monday on the first anniversary

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Oil Prices, Gas Prices and Domestic Production

(US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)  Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, has a well-deserved reputation

March 8, 2012 Read Full Article

Innovation, Vision Drive Current Ethanol Industry, Says RFA Chief

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Speaking before 1,200 attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando today, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Money Minute: Can We Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices?

by David Lazarus  (Los Angeles Times)  …The United States consumes more than 20% of the world’s oil every year and

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer

by Rich Miller, Asjylyn Loder and Jim Polson (Bloomberg)  The U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

MATT HARTWIG: Ethanol’s critics cite outdated, misleading data

by Matt Hartwig (Northwest Florida Daily News) Opinion: In a Nov. 2 editorial (“Florida’s ethanol escapade”), the Northwest Florida Daily

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ethanol Cuts Dependence, Pollution

by John R. Block  (The Washington Times)  As Secretary of Agriculture during the Reagan administration, I helped the American ethanol industry

October 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Our Troops Deserve the Support that Flows from Domestic Biofuels, Says Gen. Clark

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (Biofuels Digest)  … Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, yet

October 20, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Play Increasing Role in Reduced U.S. Oil Imports & Reduced Vulnerability

by Jon H. Harsch  (Agri-Pulse)  …Energy Committee Chair Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. pointed to the EIA forecast that after peaking in

February 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Public Hearings Scheduled for Utah Governor’s Ten-Year Energy Initiative

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with

October 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Breaking the Chains: 6 Solutions for Ending Dependence on Foreign Oil

by Lewis Reynolds  (Politics Daily)  America doesn’t have to depend on overseas sources for one of its most vital national

September 13, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Editorial Misses the Point

by Alvin L. Moser (St. Augustine Record)  Editor: The editorial in the July 27 issue of The St. Auustine Record

July 30, 2010 Read Full Article

Corn, Ethanol and the War on Terrorism

by Roy Roberson (Southeast Farm Press)   American farmers are producing enough corn to meet food needs, livestock feed needs and

May 17, 2010 Read Full Article

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