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Opinion: Iowa Ethanol Subsidies Aren’t Worth Getting Burned

by Jason O’Day (Daily Iowan) … Pumping gasoline with 10, 15, or 85 percent of a slightly less distilled version of the drink is bad for the health of your

December 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Solutions to Protect the Environment and the Economy

(House Energy & Commerce Committee Republicans) “There are bipartisan bills in Congress that we could pass right now to ensure the United States remains a global leader in emissions reduction,

December 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in Denmark: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Sune Tjalfe Thomsen and Henning Jørgensen (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  1. Status of transportation biofuel industry in Denmark In Denmark, a considerable part of the total energy demand is

December 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Maine Eyed for Project that Converts Electricity to Storable Gas

by Tux Turkel (Press Herald)  Wind and other renewables produce excess power that could be used in the state’s natural gas pipeline system.  — … The transmission lines connecting Maine’s far-flung

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

How Policy Can Boost the Market Roll-Out of Renewable Fuels

(ADVANCEFUEL) Policy and governments set ambitious climate and energy targets for the transport sector both on EU level, such as the revised Renewable Energy Directive, and international level, such as the

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Joe Biden Wants to Launch Low-Carbon Transportation Strategy

by John Gallagher (Freight Waves) Former vice president and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is promoting a “new generation” of low-carbon trucking, shipping and aviation technologies through a plan to invest

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

ePURE: EU Demand for Low-Carbon Fuels Can Be Met Sustainably

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A study by sustainable energy consultancy E4tech looked at scenarios involving countries adopting petrol blends with up to 20 percent renewable ethanol. It found that under two potential

December 3, 2019 Read Full Article

New Bioenergy Roadmap to Grow Emerging Energy Source

(Office of The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction) The Liberal National Government has announced the development of a new roadmap to enhance the growth of Australia’s

November 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Plans for £150m UK Bio-Resources-to-Fuel Facility Approved

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Biogas Is a ‘Viable, Renewable’ Alternative to Shale Gas, says ADBA

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the UK Government to consider biogas as a viable alternative to shale gas following the ‘indefinite suspension’ of fracking

November 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Making the Carbon Tax Pitch

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  More than 800 volunteers across the U.S. will be on Capitol Hill today to meet with lawmakers on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article

UK’s First Net Zero Emissions Biofuel for Heavy Trucks Will Arrive in 2021

(CNG Fuels/NGV Journal) CNG Fuels announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon neutral fuel for HGVs, using manure to help fleet operators achieve Net Zero emissions. The company

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Despite Domestic Policy Disputes, Biofuels Retain Significance on World Stage

(Solutions from the Land) The domestic biofuel industry has taken some harsh hits in recent times, as evidenced by the heated disputes over biofuel policies and the questionable restraints the

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Q&A with Brian Rogers, Future Forests + Jobs

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  … -The recently launched Future Forests + Jobs is an initiative aimed at pushing back against anti-forestry and anti-biomass activists. Why is this effort needed

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Bangladeshi Scientists Plan to Turn Waste into Eco-Friendly Hydrogen Fuel

by Joyanta Saha  (bdnews24.com)  Bangladesh is exploring ways to transform over 227 million tonnes of annual waste into environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel in a bid to ease the government’s waste

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Top 5: A $75 Carbon Tax Will Help Meet 2°C

by Tammy Klein (FutureFuel Strategies)  According to a new study by the IMF, carbon taxes are the most powerful and efficient tools to reduce energy use and shift to clean energy

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework Published by Interagency Collaboration under the Biomass Research and Development Board

(Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board) Created through the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, the Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board facilitates coordination among federal government agencies that affect

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Announces Open Meetings — November 19-20, 2019 — Washington, DC

    Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee Announces Open Meetings   —   November 19-20, 2019   —   Washington, DC

(U.S. Department of Energy/Federal Register)  Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

USDA, DOE Sign Major MOU to Promote Rural Energy, Advance Rural Communities, Domestic Manufacturing.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Donald “DJ” LaVoy and U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes today (October

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Manure, Trash and Wastewater: U.S. Utilities Get Dirty in Climate Fight

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  …  (Joey) Airoso is tapping into a growing market among U.S. utilities for so-called renewable natural gas, or biomethane, that is being driven by the fight against

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Splitting the Molecule to Power the World: Hydrogen Digest’s Guide to Renewable Hydrogen Sources, Production and Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As the International Renewable Energy Agency observed of the next decades, “transport and industry will still require combustible fuels for many purposes,” and those “needs

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Fate of Green Hydrogen Depends on Ever Cheaper Renewables – for Now

by Max Hall (PV Magazine)  Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Green Shoots: After a Sluggish Decade, Is the Bioenergy Tide Turning?

by Gerard J. Ostheimer, Ph.D. (below50) and Douglas L. Faulkner (“the Clean Tech Conservative” / Leatherstocking LLC) (Biofuels Digest)  …  On the left there is a surging sense of climate action

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

New York Forests — but Not Biofuels — Factor in Climate Plans

by Tony Hall (Adirondack Explorer) If New York State is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 85 percent by 2050, as required by this year’s Climate Leadership and Community

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producers Merit Recognition for Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation

(Solutions from the Land)  Tomorrow marks the seventh annual Bioenergy Day, during which more than 40 organizations all over the United States and Canada – businesses, non-profits, universities, and state and

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

City of Madison Leads the State with First Public Fleet to Use 20 Percent Biodiesel

(City of Madison, Wisconsin) From ambulances and fire trucks to garbage/recycling and plow trucks, the City is making a significant, positive impact on the environment by the fuel its using. For

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Has a Way to Go, but Interest Is There

by Shayne Willette (Navigant)  … Even fewer know the benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG)—closely related to biogas—or what it is. Absent a complete shift to electrification, biogas has significant potential

October 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach, Editors (Environmental Law Institute) Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the United States, identifying

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Positions & Perception of Stakeholders towards Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It matters of course, what people think about bioenergy, not just the makers and political folk or offtakers, but the broader groups as well in

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Massive RNG Supply Boost in California

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership) The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently awarded more than $67 million to 43 dairy digester projects across California, making

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Michael Bloomberg Says Cities Can Help Us Meet Paris Climate Goal

by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith (Washington Examiner’s Daily on Energy) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and eight other U.S. mayors released a policy “playbook” Thursday for how cities can cut emissions from the

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

BIOPLAT-EU Project: The Second Project Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

(Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Supports the Draft Law for Biomethane Development in Ukraine

(Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) Prospects for biomethane production and consumption in Ukraine were reviewed on October 01 by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Discussion participants: Head of

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

The Truth About Hydrogen

by Patrick Molloy and LeeAnn Baronett (Rocky Mountain Institute)  … There are four major sources for commercial production of hydrogen, three of which require fossil fuels: steam methane reformation (SMR), oxidation,

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

European Biofuel Facility Opens in Antwerp, Belgium

(Targray) Targray has announced the full opening of its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 biofuel storage and blending center serving fuel producers, distributors, traders and retailers in markets throughout Europe.

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

French Study Says Biogas Is the Best Vehicle Fuel to Improve Air Quality

(EBA/NGV Journal) The decarbonization of transport is a major concern to limit the environmental and climate impact of the sector. The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has warned against the increase of

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Experts Discuss Wildfire Mitigation, Beneficial Use of Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The California Council on Science & Technology hosted an expert briefing at the California State Capitol Sept. 19 focused on the beneficial uses of wood

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

$73 Million, 35 Projects, Who Won, for What and Why: The DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2019 Project Selections

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected 35 projects totaling $73 million for bioenergy research and development support. Funded through the DOE’s Office of

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Audio of Private Meeting Shows Oil Industry Ripping into Trump Administration

by Ben Lefebvre (Politico) At a closed-door meeting this summer, oil and gas industry lawyers criticized the Trump administration’s failure to recruit enough qualified people to secure policy victories that would

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Every Bit Counts in the Battle against Climate Change

(Diesel Technology Forum)  … Among Secretary-General Guterres’ policy proposals is the idea that only “radical changes” – such as a “full shift towards electric vehicles” – are acceptable “climate-smart practices”

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Enacts New Renewable Natural Gas Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., recently gathered with NW Natural and other renewable natural gas (RNG) stakeholders to ceremoniously sign a bill that will allow Oregon utilities

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Taxes on Polluting Fuels Are Too Low to Encourage a Shift to Low-Carbon Alternatives

(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health, and the income generated can be

September 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Task 40 “Deployment of Biobased Value Chains”

(IEA Bioenergy Task 40)  The core objective of the new Task 40 with the updated title “Deployment of biobased value chains” is to support deploying viable, efficient bioenergy value chains

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Want More Miles per Gallon? Start Planting Some Trees

by Beth A. Russell (Idaho National Laboratory) It turns out that trees (or as researchers refer to them, woody biomass) can be refined to produce a carbon-rich wood alcohol that is

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

NBB Member Testifies on Biodiesel’s Clean Energy Contribution

(Biofuels International)  A member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has testified to the House Small Business Committee on Rural Development on the contribution of biodiesel to the clean energy

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Future Markets for Renewable Gases & Hydrogen: What Would Be the Optimal Regulatory Provisions?

by Jose Luis Moraga, Machiel Mulder and Peter Perey  (Centre on Regulation in Europe)  This report explores the economic outlook for renewable gases and hydrogen and proposes a regulatory framework

September 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Threatened as Push Builds for Electric Vehicles

by Ben Nuelle (Agri-Pulse)  Biofuel advocates may be fuming about the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent actions granting small refinery exemptions to oil refineries, but they’d better check their rearview mirror.

September 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Full Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Hearing on Minerals and Clean Energy Technologies

(Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)  Opening Statement Hearing to Examine the Minerals Needed for Clean Energy Senator Lisa Murkowski —  …  Minerals are the fundamental building blocks for

September 17, 2019 Read Full Article

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Request for Information DEADLINE: November 22, 2019

(House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis) The climate crisis already is harming communities across America. The costs and impacts to the United States in the coming decades could exceed hundreds

September 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Comments from Advanced Biofuels USA to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change Mitigation Working Group

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) As the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and its Mitigation Work Group continue to look at mitigating the effects of climate change, they should look

September 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel and Electric Vehicle Use in Canada Can Reduce GHGs by over 50 Million Tonnes by 2030

(Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to leverage innovation and sustainable resources to secure investment in the production and use of clean fuels.  — Canada’s

September 16, 2019 Read Full Article

VTT Says Materials and Chemicals the First Commodities to Be Commercialized by Carbon Reuse

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Finland, VTT published a new report called “The Carbon Reuse Economy – Transforming CO2 from a pollutant into a resource” and presents its view

September 16, 2019 Read Full Article

India’s Nascent Crop Residue Supply Industry

by Aru Mangla (Biomass Magazine)  In India, crop residue has not been able to achieve the economic potential it possesses, primarily owing to the lack of a reliable supply chain

September 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Global Leaders Issue Report Underscoring Imminent Need for Adaptation

(Solutions from the Land) A panel of political, business and environmental leaders is the latest to issue warnings about the growing climate crisis emanating from increasingly volatile global weather patterns. Citing

September 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Landfill, Skyfill and the Opportunities, Dangers Within

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Many have asked, why do we need mandates for renewable fuels, carbon prices, and all that. Isn’t that a government subsidy, a hand-out for politician-friendly technologies

September 12, 2019 Read Full Article

City Grids Risk Being Overwhelmed by EV Growth: Report

(Utility Dive) Dive Brief:  Cities’ increased reliance on electric vehicles (EVs) and electric buses could overwhelm their electric grids and result in outages, warned a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Politico’s 2020 Tracker: 2020 Candidates Views on Energy, Environment & Climate Change

(Politico) … All of the candidates have embraced a target of “net-zero” emissions by 2050 or earlier, and they all propose spending trillions of dollars over the next decade to get

September 6, 2019 Read Full Article

India’s Rising Prowess in Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj’s Perpective from India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Product, processes and partnerships are what it’s all about in India right now with the country’s latest bioenergy policies and growing activity in the bioeconomy. Pramod

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

On Climate Change, Senator Warren Has a New Plan — Inslee’s Old Plan

(Our Daily Planet) … Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is known for having a plan for everything, put out a “new” climate-related plan — that is basically Jay Inslee’s clean energy

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Julián Castro Unveils Climate Plan Centered on Green New Deal Principles

by Alex Samuels (Texas Tribune)  The plan carries a $10 trillion price tag and calls on the country to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045.  —  … Over the course of

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reveals Climate Plan

by Miro Korenha (Our Daily Planet)  … Mayor Pete Buttigieg revealed his climate plan, a comprehensive vision to tackle some of the

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump, Biofuels, 2020 and the Prospect of a Farmer Flip

by Matt Carr (Biofuels Digest/New Energy America)  … President Trump has repeatedly buckled under pressure from fossil fuel interests and their

September 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Newsom Announces Climate Pollution Continues to Drop below 2020 Target while State’s Economy Grows

(California Air Resources Board) Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California continued to fall ahead

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Booker: We Will Stop the Oil Refinery Waivers, as Part of $3 Trillion Clean Energy and Infrastructure Plan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In New Jersey, Senator Cory Booker announced that, if elected as US President, he would “Immediately

September 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas: The Climate Change Solution with Limited Awareness of Its Potential

by Michael Bakas (Utility Dive/Ameresco)  When it comes to addressing climate change, we must pursue the many diverse approaches for reducing

September 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money

by Faustine Delasalle and Delger Erdenesanaa (World Resources Institute)  … But without breakthroughs in battery technology, long-distance shipping and aviation

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Seeing the World from a Different View: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ABLC’s Secret Speaker, Philip Cullom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Retired Vice Admiral Philip Cullom is as impressive on paper as he is in person and

August 30, 2019 Read Full Article

New Michael Moore-Backed Doc Tackles ‘Dark Side’ of Alternative Energy

by Lindsey Bahr (Associated Press/ABC 33/40)  What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative

August 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Estimating Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Costs Across Major U.S. Metropolitan Areas

(The International Council on Clean Transportation/Our Energy Policy) This paper analyzes the capital costs of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure needed

August 24, 2019 Read Full Article

“Poldering” a New Climate Agreement in the Netherlands

by Paul Sinnige and Timo Gerlagh (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)  …  With a strong focus on passenger transport and recognising that

August 23, 2019 Read Full Article

The Future of Hydrogen — Seizing Today’s Opportunities

(International Energy Agency)  “Hydrogen is today enjoying unprecedented momentum. The world should not miss this unique chance to make hydrogen

August 23, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Bernie Sanders Announces a $16.3 Trillion Green New Deal

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post) Bernie Sanders released a comprehensive plan to address a “climate crisis” on par with the threat America faced

August 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Governors Ask EPA to Clarify Biogenic CO2 Not Regulated under CCA

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Governors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA

August 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Videos and Presentations Posted from 2019 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The 22nd Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO and Policy Forumbrought together 30-40 businesses,

August 19, 2019 Read Full Article

The Golden Cow – Is India the Place to Be for Biofuels?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Is India the cash cow for biofuels? Or even the golden cow? If Aemetis’

August 19, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and former Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO)

“Public policy to date has put almost the entire burden of the (transportation) sector’s transformation on the nation’s vehicles. Shouldn’t

August 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Environmental Advocates Should Take Another Look at Biofuels

by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and former Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-CO)  (The Hill)  … But public policy to date has put

August 15, 2019 Read Full Article

SoCalGas and Electrochaea Announce Commissioning of New Biomethanation Reactor System Pilot Project

(Southern California Gas Co./PR Newswire)  Innovative project with U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory converts renewable electricity into

August 15, 2019 Read Full Article

The Real Fuel Issue

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Post)  I was surprised to see in Catherine Rampell’s July 26 op-ed, “The Grand Old

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Planned Anti-Subsidy Duties on Palm Oil Methyl Ester Ineffective

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  The preliminary anti-subsidy duties announced by the EU Commission will not reduce imports

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Renewable Isobutanol Pilot Lowers Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Seattle

(Biofuels International)  Low carbon fuel company Gevo has successfully completed the first phase of a trial pilot of fleet vehicles using

August 8, 2019 Read Full Article

UK Government Urged to Utilise Anaerobic Digestion Opportunities to Help Climate

(Bioenergy Insight) The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the government to maintain momentum on building a more

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Resilience (2019)

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  This fact sheet focuses on employment in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors in the

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

New IPCC Report to Assess the Interaction between Global Warming and Land Use

(Agence-France Presse/FirstPost)  The overlapping crises of climate change, mass species extinction, and an unsustainable global food system are on a

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Oregon Governor Signs RNG Bill into Law

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., has signed into law S.B.98, creating a path for renewable natural gas

August 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Carbon Pricing Proposals in the 116th Congress

by Jason Ye (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)  There are various market-based approaches to pricing carbon (e.g. carbon tax, cap

August 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A Closer Look at Tax Breaks and Societal Costs

by Clayton Coleman and Emma Dietz (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) A recent analysis published in Nature Energy found that continuing current fossil fuel

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Kamala Harris and Jay Inslee’s New Climate Plans Target ‘Environmental Injustice’

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  … On Monday, two contenders, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, released

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article

OFTEC Ireland Urges Government for Carbon Reduction

by Lydia Stevenson (Oil Fired Up)  OFTEC Ireland, the body representing the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland, is urging the Irish

August 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Could Renewable Natural Gas Be the Next Big Thing in Green Energy?

by Jonathan Mingle (Yale Environment 360)  For decades, small-scale biogas systems have collected methane from landfills, sewage plants, and farms. Now,

July 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Four New Carbon Pricing Bills Drop in Congress

by Danny Richter (Citizen’s Climate Lobby)  … First, Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney has introduced the bipartisan Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay (SWAP)

July 26, 2019 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Industry Needs Market Reforms to Counter Growing Trade Threat

by Jacques Moss (KNECT365)   Recent changes in the EU’s trading relationships with the US and the Mercosur trade bloc may render

July 23, 2019 Read Full Article

The Next Moonshot: Clean Energy Revolution

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  … It’s hard to avoid asking, where is today’s big, bold challenge that we

July 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Lyonsdale Biomass to Be Dismantled; Lewis County IDA to Acquire Title

(Naturally Lewis)  The Lyonsdale Biomass energy facility at 3823 Marmon Road in Lyonsdale will be dismantled this summer and the vacant

July 23, 2019 Read Full Article

10th Clean Energy Ministerial Side Event ‘Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuels: The Road to Low-Carbon Transitions’

(Biofuture Platform Newsletter)  This side event provided an opportunity to discuss how a new possible workstrand on bioenergy would advance the CEM

July 22, 2019 Read Full Article

APPG for British Bioethanol Publishes FINAL Report on E10 Inquiry

(British Bioethanol)  The APPG for British Bioethanol has launched its final report on the introduction of E10 today (July 16, 2019).

July 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Greening the Gas Grid in Denmark

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  Denmark is the country in Europe with the highest share of green (decarbonized ) gas in the gas grid

July 16, 2019 Read Full Article

On to Conference: The Annual Defense Policy Bill, H.R. 2500 (116)

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The annual defense policy bill, H.R. 2500 (116) , passed Friday by the House now

July 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Organic Waste to Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ag-Grid Energy LLC has 5 projects underway currently where the emphasis is organic waste to renewable

July 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Can Help Reduce Current Account Deficit

by Syed Akhtar Ali (The Express Tribune)  Pakistan’s current account deficit has created many problems for the economy. Major imports are

July 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Successful Biogas to Renewable Energy Production Is All about the Feedstock

by John Hanselman (Vanguard Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  Renewable natural gas production is a good news story, but how to get there successfully is

July 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Wärtsilä Forms Biogas Solutions Unit to Speed up Adoption of Clean Fuels

(Wärtsilä)    The technology group Wärtsilä further strengthens its commitment to environmental sustainability with the formation of Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions.

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

LPG Industry Aims for 100% Transition to BioLPG by 2040

(Liquid Gas UK)  Full switch to bioLPG could deliver up to 90% reduction in carbon emissions; Liquid Gas UK calls for

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Biden’s Electric-Car Plan Could Suffer from Obama’s Lackluster Legacy

by John Siciliano & Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner) … Former vice president Joe Biden has some scratching their heads over a climate

July 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe Faces Another Lost Decade in Decarbonising Transport

by Zoltán Szabó (Ethanol Europe/Climate Home News)  An essential conversation is missing around sustainable biofuels as part of the decarbonisation solution 

June 28, 2019 Read Full Article

FutureMetrics Criticizes Treatment of Biomass in EPA’s ACE Rule

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … The EPA released the final rule for its ACE program June 19. The program replaces the Obama-era

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe, US Aim to Boost Ethanol Share in Gasoline, but Obstacles Remain

by Solomon Lanitis, Chrysa Glystra and Wesley Swift (S&P Global Platts)  Ambitious emissions targets are driving governments across the globe to mandate

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Up for a Climate Debate–Welcome to Miami: Presidential Contenders Lock Horns tonight in Round One of the Primary Debates

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Presidential contenders lock horns tonight in Round One of the primary debates in Miami to

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

SIAM Proposes Enhanced Alternative Fuels for Vehicles in India to Lower Pollution

(PTI/Financial Express)  While the electrification of the fleet will be a major help towards providing energy security and improving the environment,

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Creed on ‘Challenges’ Oosed by Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

by Claire Mc Cormack (AgriLand)  While the Government has committed to investigating the long-term potential of establishing a wide-scale biogas industry in

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter from Europe: The Bioeconomy’s Journey to Yes through the Valley of No

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Europe this past week we’ve had European Commission’s own and massive EU Sustainability Week, the

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

(Our Daily Planet)  When it comes to climate policy, Governor Jay Inslee already has a plan to address nearly every element of the

June 25, 2019 Read Full Article

America’s Military Is Guzzling Gas and Emitting Massive Amounts of CO2

(Our Daily Planet)  A recent report published by a political scientist at Boston University, found that the Department of Defense is

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Arizona Fire Highlights Challenges for Energy Storage

by Jonathan J. Cooper (Associated Press)  Arizona’s largest electric company installed massive batteries near neighborhoods with a large number of solar

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

2016-2018 Measuring, Governing and Gaining Support for Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains

(IEA Bioenergy)  Several systems to define and monitor performance and progress towards sustainability of bioenergy have been developed for implementation at

June 24, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: This Former EPA Appointee Wants to Make Climate Change a Winning Issue for Trump

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  Democratic contenders for president are trying to make climate change a top electoral issue. But one Trump appointee who

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

United States Spend Ten Times More on Fossil Fuel Subsidies than Education

by James Ellsmoor (Forbes)  The fossil fuel lobby has actively worked in many countries to protect their subsidies and avoid the

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee: Notice for Solicitation of Members DEADLINE: June 30, 2019

(U.S. Department of Energy)  In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting nomination for candidates

June 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuel Expert: In Europe, Facts Don’t Win over Theories

(EURACTIV) Europe’s demonstrated preference for ideology over science explains why Europe is both the most vocal climate proponent on the world

June 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Senator Amy Klobuchar Releases Plan of More Than 100 Actions for Her First 100 Days as President

by @AmyForAmerica (Medium.com) U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released a plan outlining the more than 100 concrete steps she will take in

June 19, 2019 Read Full Article

1 Big Thing: The Persistence of Fossil Fuel Subsidies

(Axios)  … International Energy Agency data shows that worldwide subsidies that lower consumer costs for fossil fuels grew to over $400 billion

June 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Sweden ‘Must Double Biofuels Use’ to Meet Emissions Goal: Report

(The Local)  The use of biofuels for Sweden’s cars and trucks will need to more than double and the use of

June 18, 2019 Read Full Article

KiwiRail Firms up Plans for Biodiesel Trials Despite Supply Doubts

by Meriana Johnsen (Newsie)  KiwiRail is set to trial biodiesel on some trains and ferries, but it cannot source enough to

June 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Extend MLPs to Bioenergy, Biofuel Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes,

June 17, 2019 Read Full Article

The Think Tank Struggling to Write the Green New Deal

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic)  New Consensus, the group charged with fleshing out the plan, doesn’t aim to publish policy specifics

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Federation of Petroleum Suppliers ‘Cleans up’ with Future Focus on Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  UK and Ireland liquid fuels distribution trade association the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has unveiled its future vision

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

DNC Tells Inslee It Won’t Host Climate Debate

by Tal Axelrod (The Hill)  Democratic presidential hopeful and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is rebuffing

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in Brazil: Status, Advances and Challenges

Glaucia Mendes Souza, Rubens Maciel Filho, Luís Cassinelli, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz and Renato D. Godinho  (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  … Brazil

June 3, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Green New Deal Is Alive and Well in Liberal Cities and States

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  The Green New Deal may be floundering in Washington. But it is alive and well in left-leaning states

June 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Rebrands Fossil Fuels as “Molecules of U.S. Freedom”

by James Ellsmore (Forbes)  The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has apparently started referring to fossil fuels as “molecules of

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Emissions from International Aviation Must Be Included in a UK Net-Zero by 2050 Target, Says Government Advisors

(GreenAir Online)  The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the government on climate policy and action, has recommended that

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

The Permian Basin Is Booming With Oil. But at What Cost to West Texans?

by Christian Wallace (Texas Monthly)  … I was riding shotgun with Josh Snow, an old friend who’s worked his way up

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Food and Farming

by Julia Poska and the Civil Eats Editors  (Civil Eats)  We’ll be tracking policy positions and public statements so you don’t

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

EU Publishes ILUC Risk Additions to RED in Official Journal Following Scrutiny Period

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Mobilizing for a Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to SEforALL and below50

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sustainable Energy for All was created to drive the energy transition, particularly in developing countries. below50

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

USGC Demonstrates Ethanol’s Cost Savings in Indonesia

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol could generate significant cost savings while boosting octane in fuel supplies in Indonesia. That’s the

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Behind Oil Majors’ Lobbying Push

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Shell and BP, two of the world’s biggest oil companies, are backing Americans for

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

GST, Biofuels Push on the Wish List of Oil & Gas Companies in NDA’s Second Term

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Industry believes bringing natural gas under GST would make its transport across the country more efficient;

May 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Navigant Publishes “Gas for Climate: The Optimal Role for Gas in a Net-Zero Emissions Energy System”

(Navigant)  Navigant supports the Gas for Climate consortium on furthering the role of renewable gas in 2050 energy system  —  To meet

May 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Senators Collins, Heinrich Lead Bipartisan Group in Introducing Energy Storage Bill to Bolster Renewables, Fight Climate Change

(Office of Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine))  The bipartisan bill authorizes $300 million over five years to reduce the cost of promising

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuel Offers a Solution to the World’s Renewable Energy Crisis

by Barclay Ballard (The New Economy)  Solar cells and wind farms are commonly referenced in the fight against climate change, but there

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Doing the Heavy Lifting in Transport Climate Action

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe/Climate Change News)  New E5, E10 and B7 labels recently appeared on petrol and diesel nozzles across Europe

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

California Energy Commission Awards Nearly $11M to Support Biofuels, Renewable Gas and Microgrids

(Green Car Congress)  The California Energy Commission approved nearly $11 million for clean energy demonstration projects, including biofuels, renewable gas, and microgrids.

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 36

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy´s Task 36 is a three-year work program focusing on solid waste energy recovery and

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

State Leadership Fuels Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy Booms

(Solutions from the Land)  … The swelling momentum of state leadership pushing forward climate issues and solutions, as well as growing

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Maharashtra Sugar Millers Seek Long-Term Pacts with OMCs for Ethanol

by Nanda Kasabe (Financial Express)  Sugar millers in Maharashtra have sought the intervention of the Niti Aayog to ensure long term purchase

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Storage for a Growing Product Market

(Tank Storage Magazine)  With plans to invest further in used cooking oils capacity as well as improve infrastructure for bioethanol storage,

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Republicans Want a Climate Bill — but Please Don’t Call It the Green New Deal

by Matt Laslo (Vice News)  … The same week the United Nations released a report stating that a million animal and

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Greening the Gas Grid: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Netherland Enterprise Agency

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherland Enterprise Agency is a government agency which operates under the auspices of the Ministry of

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Bill Introduced to Overhaul Renewable Fuel, Energy Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and 25 colleagues introduced legislation May 2 that aims to overhaul

May 3, 2019 Read Full Article
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