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Creating And Navigating The Louisiana Community Decision Support Tool

S3 E3 This week's Carbon Capture Magazine podcast features State and Regional Policy Specialist, Carbon Management & Nate Morris, State and Regional Outreach & Education Manager, Carbon Management. Interviewed by Danielle Piekarski, Content Coordinator of Carbon Capture Magazine.  READ MORE/LISTEN

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Thought for the Week: Environmental Justice and Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth by working for Environmental Justice for All.   Environmental Justice and Climate Protection Conference --- June 13-14, 2024 --- Savannah, GA and ONLINE Transportation, Infrastructure & Equity Summit --- June 17-18, 2024 --- Clarkston, GA Environmental, Energy & Transportation Justice Summit ---

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Prince George’s County Leads Environmental Justice Initiative in Partnership with GWRCCC: Cleaner Vehicles for Healthier Communities

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition)  Prince George’s County teamed up with Optimus Technologies, Chevron REG and the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) to announce the launch of an exciting new transit project, the 100% Biodiesel (B100) Transit Pilot

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Environmental, Energy & Transportation Justice Summit --- June 20, 2024 --- Washington, DC

This forum will break down historical racial disparities in transportation, energy, and the environment. We will discuss the strategies and best practices to ensure that the transportation sector is used to benefit historically marginalized groups. The event will occur at the

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Thompson: Cleaner Transportation Fuels Can Save Lives

by Antoine M. Thompson (Washington Informer/Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition)  One of the biggest challenges in communities of color are higher rates of asthma and respiratory-related illnesses. I know this firsthand from growing up in the inner city of Buffalo. My

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Funding Notice: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $17.5 Million to Support Cost-Effective Waste-to-Energy Solutions for Local Communities DEADLINE June 19, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) announced up to $17.5 million in federal funding to develop cost-effective strategies for communities to sustainably manage and recover potential clean energy sources from their waste

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The Rise of Underdog People and Their Underdog Fuels: The Small Town and E85

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Washington state that Propel Fuels has E85 expansion underway and a new outlet has opened in the Yakima Valley town of Wapato. Also, the company announced a new regional office in White Salmon,

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Eva-Dina Delgado

“Each semi-truck that transitions to B20 will reduce particulate matter and lower CO2 emissions in neighborhoods that are disproportionally impacted by pollutants.” Illinois state Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado, D-Chicago referencing the Trinity Health Benefits Study READ MORE

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Higher Biodiesel Blend Exemption in Effect

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) The first of three phases that move toward higher biodiesel blend sales tax exemptions was effective April 1. Legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that extended the previous B11

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USDA Makes $1.5 Billion Available to Help Farmers Advance Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE July 2, 2024

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act will help farmers save money, create new revenue streams, enhance natural resources, and tackle the climate crisis -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of an historic $1.5 billion in

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Lower Carbon Emissions in Your Community Today by Choosing to Fuel with 88-Regular

by D. Jed Black* (Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc. (SESI)/Advanced Biofuels USA)  As the world progresses towards zero-emission and electric vehicles, it is crucial to remember that there is a low-carbon, high octane, less polluting solution available for today’s gasoline-powered and hybrid

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In Gasolinegate, the True Cost of Gasoline Far Exceeds What We See at the Pump

by Emily Phillips (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... Even today, gasoline as a fuel dominates the transportation sector, despite attempts to increase the market share of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. In Gasolinegate, authors Burl Haigwood (advisor to the Clean Fuels Development

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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Biden in State of the Union Had Nothing to Say about Biofuels; Little to Say about the Environment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If you were looking for support from the President in his State of the Union speech for renewable fuels as a way to mitigate climate change, you were sorely disappointed last night.  Not a word

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $3B into Clean Ports as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE May 28, 2024

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA opens two grant competitions — funding zero-emission port equipment, infrastructure and planning to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution, and advance environmental justice -- Today, Feb. 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3

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Going Green Gets More Costly in California

by Rebekah Alvey (Politico's Power Switch) California’s efforts to meet ambitious climate goals are increasing the daily cost of life, testing the state’s political will to quickly transition away from fossil fuels while it copes with the ravages of rising temperatures. Some

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Forum Addresses Development of CFS in New York

(Clean Fuels NY Coalition/Biomass Magazine) The Clean Fuels NY coalition and NYLCV Education Fund hosted a forum about sustainable travel and the importance of creating a statewide clean fuel standard. With legislation to establish a clean fuel standard being a top

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NJ Introduces Clean Fuels Transportation Bill

(Fill It Up Clean New Jersey/PR Newswire)  First on East Coast to Advance Clean Fuels Legislation  --  Fill It Up Clean New Jersey, a diverse coalition of business and community stakeholders, is applauding the New Jersey State Senate for introducing legislation that would give The Garden

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EPA Kicks Off In-Person Regional Roadshows to Help Communities Access Historic Investing in America Funding for Local Climate and Environmental Justice Solutions --- February 16, 2024 --- San Bernardino, CA and March 5, 2024 Denver, CO

(Environmental Protection Agency) New phase of EPA’s Community, Equity & Resiliency Initiative to launch in Albany, New York to help communities access unprecedented Inflation Reduction Act resources -- As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Community, Equity & Resiliency initiative, a groundbreaking

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RFA Calls on California to Expand Flex Fuel Vehicles for Lower Costs, Cleaner Air

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In comments submitted today to the California Air Resources Board, the Renewable Fuels Association called on the state to promote the sale of more flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running on up to 85 percent low-carbon ethanol. “While electrification of the

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To Commemorate the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Restoring the Dream of Racial Equity in Energy, Environment, Transportation --- January 16, 2024 --- ONLINE

Remember and Move Forward the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --  Restoring the Dream of Racial Equity in Energy, Environment, Transportation   ---   January 16, 2024   ---   ONLINE   READ MORE Join the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition in commemorating

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Airlines Balk at California's Biofuel Plan; Soybean Sector Weighs Possible Requirements Public Comment DEADLINE February 20, 2024

by Steve Davies (Agri-Pulse) The California Air Resources Board’s proposal to eliminate jet fuel’s existing exemption from regulation under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is being criticized, for very different reasons, by both the airline industry and SAF proponents.  READ MORE Related

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At Kean, Conference Details Ways to Convert Waste Products into Sustainable Energy to Spur Environmental Justice

(Return on Information New Jersey) Farmers from Midwest, South discuss potential efforts of biodiesel as clean energy source — and its potential impact on society  --  A gathering of soybean farmers, biofuel industry experts and environmental justice advocates may seem like an

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Biden Administration Grants Louisiana Power to Approve Carbon Capture Wells

by Michael Phillis (Associated Press) The Biden administration is handing Louisiana regulators new power to attract and approve carbon capture projects at a time when the state’s influential energy sector wants to make the Gulf Coast a hub for the rapidly expanding industry. Louisiana

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Terviva

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Terviva is a food and ag innovation company partnering with farmers to grow pongamia, a climate-resilient tree which produces abundant, protein- and oil-rich legumes. Pongamia is uniquely suited to meet today’s environmental challenges. Chief Business Officer

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DOE Announces $59 Million to Advance the National Clean Hydrogen Strategy

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Department of Energy (DOE) today released a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $59 million to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) of affordable clean-hydrogen technologies. Projects supported by this funding will reduce

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India on the Move: The Subcontinent Is Buzzing with Mobility, and Poised to Assume Leadership of the Global Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Part 1 of a Digest series on India’s projects, progress and emerging bioeconomy leadership. ...  India is vaulting into the leadership of the global bioeconomy. ... India has the first giant post-modern national economy. ... The Post-Modern Economy is different. It

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Time for a European Shift on Renewable Ethanol

by David Carpintero (ePURE)  If there’s anything we’ve learned from the last two years of EU climate and energy policy, it’s that Europe needs a new way to think about biofuels and its contribution to transport de-fossilization—as well as the strategic

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Judge Inclined to Halt Los Angeles Biofuel Refinery Expansion, Siding with Environmental Groups

by Hillel Aron (Courthouse News Service) AltAir Paramount wants to expand its biofuel refinery. Environmental justice groups say the project would increase pollution of the surrounding residential neighborhood. -- A Superior Court judge on Friday said he was likely to halt the

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Four Reasons the EU Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Biofuels

by David Carpintero (ePURE/Politico) Europe’s newly revised Renewable Energy Directive confirms the sustainability of biofuels such as renewable ethanol, but other EU legislation continues to ignore their strategic importance. It’s time for a new approach. ... Consider the recent declaration by the G7 group

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Thompson: Reducing Negative Health Impacts from Transportation on Communities of Color

by Antoine M. Thompson (Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition/Washington Informer)  ... Nationwide, there is an environmental justice disparity between White and African American citizens. What is the root cause? Air pollution from diesel in the transportation sector.  ... Particulate matter (PM2.5) and

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion For America’s First Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Driving Clean Manufacturing and Delivering New Economic Opportunities Nationwide

(U.S. Department of Energy) President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Drives $50 Billion in Public-Private Sector Investment to Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy; Seven Clean Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Tens of Thousands of High-Quality Jobs, Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Security, and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to CO2 Utilization Markets, Resources, and Environmental and Energy Justice

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to quantify resource availability and costs for CO2 utilization (CO2U) in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production to inform industry, technology communities, and policymakers on location-specific economic and societal impacts. It will provide

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Augusta Biofuel Plant on Hold as Commissioners Want More Discussion with Neighbors

 (WJBF) – A biofuels plant in South Augusta sounds like it could be a community asset: turning trash into natural gas. “It probably is. It probably can be a good project, but there again let us find out more about it,” said Commissioner

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Commentary: A National Clean Fuel Standard Would Benefit the Environment and Public Health

by Julie Tighe (New York League of Conservation Voters/Times Union) We need a federal fuel policy that prioritizes not just emissions reductions but also American innovation, consumer choice and energy independence.  ... To meet both near-term and midcentury decarbonization targets, we need a

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Ag Policy Blog: When It Comes to Fuel, EVs Have All the Answers for Biofuel Critics

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ...  Every now and then I also get to read shots at "flyover country" about ethanol or biofuels in general. That leads to a guest essay published June 6 in the New York Times, "The Climate

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White House EJ Advisors Agree to Assess ‘Harm’ from CCS Projects

(Inside EPA) A White House environmental justice (EJ) advocacy panel is agreeing to assess potential “harms” from carbon capture and storage (CCS) and other carbon management approaches as the Biden administration rolls out a suite of supports for the technology,

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New Book Exposes EPA, Oil Industry’s Role in Ensuring the Dominance of High-Emission Fuels: Gasolinegate Debuts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that EPA and oil interests collaborated to manipulate computer models used to certify fuel emissions and set standards, say authors Burl Haigwood and Doug Durante

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Housing Power, the Future of Spending Power? Consequences for Transport

by Phillipe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ...  Gross figures of aggregated housing and transport costs do show large deviations between territories, but are mostly explained by the social categorization of households. Eliminating this bias does show a more balanced picture. For housing,

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Two U.S. Senators Introduce New Carbon Removal Legislation

by Dimana Doneva (Carbon Herald) Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced on May 12 the Carbon Removal and Emissions Storage Technologies (CREST) Act. The new legislation directs the Departments of Energy and Interior to put in place new research programs

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Advancing Equitable Deployment of Regional DAC Hubs

by Celina Scott-Buechler, Julia Jeanty, Catherine Fraser, Grace Adcox, and Charlotte Scott (Data for Progress) ... DAC (direct air capture) is one approach to carbon dioxide removal, in most cases relying on large fans to push air through a filter

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $4 Billion Through the Investing in America Agenda for Clean Port Upgrades and Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles to Improve Air Quality and Protect Public Health

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA announces initial steps to invest new Inflation Reduction Act resources for zero-emission trucks and port upgrades to reduce pollution and advance environmental justice  --  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the initial steps

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to GTI Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) GTI Energy is an organization dedicated to advancing the economy-wide transformation needed to deeply decarbonize energy systems while supplying the energy needed to support rising standards of living and economic growth worldwide. CEO Paula Gant

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URBAN – A 5-Letter Word for EARTH MONTH

[caption id="attachment_177078" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo by Justin McPherson[/caption] The URBAN Air Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving air quality and protecting public health by reducing vehicle emissions, reminds us that the US Environmental Protection Agency was charged with getting rid

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EPA Releases Framework for the Implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Public Comment DEADLINE: May 12, 2023

(U.. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA will hold three complementary grant competitions to invest $27 billion, putting public and private capital to work in communities combatting climate change Today (April 19, 2023), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new details about

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Pollution Prevention Grants: Environmental Justice Through Safer and More Sustainable Products DEADLINE June 20, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency) This grant opportunity is announced under the authority of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 and is funded by IIJA. EPA is announcing a two-year competitive funding opportunity for awards to eligible entities, including: the fifty states, the

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Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program (EJG2G) DEADLIINE April 14, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA is issuing this solicitation requesting applications for projects that support and/or create model state, tribal, local, and territorial government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms

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Biden Will Let California Lead on Electric Trucks, Despite Industry Protest

by Anna Phillips (Washington Post) The EPA plans to grant California a waiver that will allow the state to phase out diesel-powered trucks, helping communities burdened by truck pollution -- The Biden administration will approve new California rules to cut

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Funding Announced for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program DEADLINE: May 30, 2023

(Utah Clean Cities) ... The Biden-Harris administration opened applications for the first round of funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program. The multi-billion-dollar program will fund electric vehicle (EV) charging and alternative-fueling infrastructure in communities

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MRV and Environmental Justice --- March 30, 2023 --- ONLINE

​Of the many fantastic aspects of Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) efforts, its impact on Environmental Justice can have profound consequences for our industry. ​To that end, our next event dives into how MRV as a tool for achieving more just

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Johns Hopkins Selected by U.S. Department of Transportation to Lead New $10 Million Center for Climate-Focused Transportation Solutions

(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Newswise)  Johns Hopkins University has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation to lead a new University Transportation Center focused on solutions aimed at preserving the environment. The transportation sector is currently the largest contributor

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With Europeans Still Buying Mostly Petrol and Hybrid Cars, Renewable Ethanol Must Play a Role in Reducing Transport Emissions

(ePURE) Europeans continue to buy mostly cars that run on petrol, highlighting the importance of EU policies that promote the use of renewable ethanol as the most effect way to reduce emissions from these vehicles. The latest figures from ACEA, the European automobile

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $16 Million for Pollution Prevention in Environmental Justice Communities DEADLINES June 6 and June 20, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency) EPA grants made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support businesses in developing and adopting pollution prevention practices that advance environmental justice and protect underserved communities Today (March 8, 2023), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Government Must ‘Pick Winners’ by Investing in Low-Carbon Fuels for Aviation and Rail, Says Transport Committee

(UK Parliament Transport Committee) The Transport Committee has urged the Government to change its approach towards backing specific technology solutions to decarbonise the UK’s transport sector, or risk failing its targets for cutting emissions. Read the full report (HTML) Read

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces over $250 Million to Fund Innovative Projects that Tackle Climate Pollution DEADLINES March 31, 2023, April 28 and June 15

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)   Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is making $250 million available to develop innovative strategies to cut climate pollution and build clean energy economies. These planning grants, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are the first tranche of

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New EU Data Confirm Europe Needs to Speed up Progress on Renewables by Promoting Uptake of Biofuels

(ePURE) Sustainable crop-based biofuels remain the main source of renewable energy in transport, but are still needlessly restricted in how much they can help meet climate goals  --  The EU is still overly reliant on fossil fuels for transport and Member

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EPA Proposes to Add Environmental Justice, Climate Change, and PFAS to National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives for FY 2024-2027 DEADLINE: March 13, 2023

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is seeking public comment on its proposal to address environmental justice, climate change, and PFAS contamination in its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives (NECIs).  Every four years, EPA selects

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EPA Announces Availability of $50 Million to Support States and Tribes Developing Programs for Carbon Sequestration and Groundwater Protection

(Environmental Protection Agency) Grants funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding from

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Advanced Biofuels Can Play a Key Role in Delaware’s Effort to Reduce Emissions | Opinion

by Michael McAdams (Delaware Online/USA Today Network) ... Meaningfully reducing emissions from Delaware’s transportation sector will require a more comprehensive approach that embraces both the long-term promise of electric vehicles, along with technologies, such as low-carbon advanced biofuels, to support older,

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants DEADLINE April 10, 2023

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Historic grant funding for environmental justice will support projects in communities overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment  -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $100 million for projects that advance

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New Poll: Voters Support Ethanol and RFS, Oppose EV Mandates

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new survey of registered voters shows robust support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, while also revealing significant opposition to policies that ban liquid fuels or mandate electric vehicles. The poll was conducted for the Renewable

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Food, Feed and Fuel for Europe: The Future of Renewable Ethanol

by David Carpintero  (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... As policymakers hammer out the final details of the so-called Fit for 55 package of climate and energy legislation, there is at least general agreement that reducing emissions from transport requires an important

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European Commission Predicts Growing Demand for Renewable Ethanol

(ePURE) Demand for renewable ethanol in the EU will increase by 13% from now until 2030, according to a new report from the European Commission. The EU Agricultural Outlook for Markets, Income and Environment 2022-2032, published by the Commission’s DG for Agriculture and

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2023-2025 ACORE Accelerate Membership Program Call for Nominations DEADLINE January 18, 2023

(American Council on Renewable Energy) Nominations for the ACORE Accelerate 2023-2025 cohort are now open! The ACORE Accelerate Membership program is blazing a trail for more women and BIPOC-owned companies to enter the renewable energy space. ... ACORE is committed to social

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The Chopped Liver of Climate Policy Is Making a Comeback: Carbon Market Madness

by Debra Kahn (Politico's The Long Game)  Don't look now, but the country's first- and third-largest economies are both pursuing carbon prices on industrial emissions. New York regulators on Monday approved their first-ever "scoping plan," or roadmap for how they're going

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Chicago-Area School Buses Transport Children on 100% Clean-Burning Biodiesel

(Optimus Technologies/Biobased Diesel Daily) Cook-Illinois Corp., which operates one of the largest family-owned and operated school-bus fleets, has transitioned a portion of its Illinois-based fleet to run on 100 percent biodiesel (B100). B100 is a cleaner-burning, low-carbon fuel that drastically reduces vehicles’

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Food, Feed and Fuel for Europe: The Future of Renewable Ethanol

by David Carpintero (Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... As policymakers hammer out the final details of the so-called Fit for 55 package of climate and energy legislation, there is at least general agreement that reducing emissions from transport requires an important

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Gary Advocates Ask Judge to Revoke Waste-to-Jet-Fuel Plant’s Permit

by Rebecca Thiele (WVPE/IPB News) Advocates in Gary say the Indiana Department of Environmental Management broke the law when it granted a permit for a plant that would turn waste into jet fuel. They're asking the state Office of Environmental Adjudication

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Industry's Big Bet on Chemical Recycling Is Sparking Policy Fights across the Country

by Jordan Wolman (Politico) ... At Alterra Energy, trucks drop off shredded plastic from recycling centers across the Midwest. That plastic is heated to temperatures between 800 and 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit to break it down. The end product, 200 to

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Phasing out Fossil Fuel Heating from 2026 – Is the Countryside Ready?

(Raconteur/Calor) For the UK to reach net zero by 2050, emissions from heating will need to drastically reduce. Off-gas-grid homes and businesses are starting almost 10 years before on-gas-grid homes, but do they have the support they need? ... While accepting not all

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Integrating Equity into the XPRIZE Carbon: Removal Helping Startups Center Environmental Justice from Day One

by Alayna Chuney (Carbon 180) ...  It’s been demonstrated across industries that sidelining equity and justice considerations leads to worse outcomes for developers and nearby communities — and as a budding industry, CDR can learn from and avoid these mistakes. In particular,

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Summary: Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation 2022 Congressional Tours

(Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation)  In 2022 Clean Fuels Foundation hosted or supported three Congressional Tours. The first was in New York City, second in Iowa, and the third in California. Between the three tours the Foundation was able to show almost

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Top 5: All EVs, All the Time in the EU??

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) ... • Plug-in Hybrids with E85: An IFPEN study has showed that they’re just as climate-friendly as EVs – but will the EU Commission, Parliament and Council listen as they enter the trilogue negotiations

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EPA’s Fine PM Rule: A Pitch Ethanol Should Hit Out of the Park

by Doug Durante (Biofuels Digest/Clean Fuels Development Coalition) ... EPA was finalizing their proposed rule to reduce fine particulates. To their credit, they had announced early on that they intended to complete their NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking) by August and

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EPA Report to Congress Highlights National Clean Air & Climate Benefits of Diesel Emissions Reduction Program

(Diesel Technology Forum)   The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) praises the United States Environmental Protection Agency for its Fifth Report to Congress highlighting the accomplishments of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Program (DERA). “EPA’s Fifth Report to Congress confirms the enduring value of the Diesel Emissions Reduction

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REethinking Manure Biogas: Policy Considerations to Promote Equity and Protect the Climate and Environment

(Vermont Law and Graduate School) Manure biogas systems might seem like an easy, profitable, and beneficial method of climate change mitigation in the animal agriculture industry. But what does relying solely on manure biogas leave out of the picture?   Globally, animal agriculture

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White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council; Notification of Virtual Public Meeting August 3-4, 2022 Public Comments DEADLINE August 18, 2022

(Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register) ... Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby provides notice that the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will meet on the dates and times described below. The

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Ethanol vs. Petroleum-Based Fuel Carbon Emissions

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (U.S. Department of Energy) Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. Corn ethanol and other biofuels are

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Renewable Fuels Offer Simultaneous Economic, Environmental and National Security Benefits

by Reid Detchon and Bart Ruth (United Nations Foundation and Solutions from the Land, respectively) Why are drivers in Watertown, S.D., paying 60 cents a gallon less to fill up their gas tanks than we are? Because 30 percent of their fuel is

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On the Road to a Net-Zero-Carbon Transportation Future

(U.S. Department of Energy)  America’s car, truck, and train wheels keep turning, while planes and boats take to the skies and oceans, releasing 1.5 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere every year. Breakthroughs from the U.S. Department of Energy

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More than 7,000 Comments, Letters Support Clean Fuels Project in Oregon

(Next Renewable Fuels/Biobased Diesel Daily)  More than 7,000 public comments and letters were submitted to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality urging the agency to approve the air permit for Next Renewable Fuels. Comments revealed a groundswell of support for Next

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Durso and Cattell: A Clean Fuel Standard Would Help New York’s Workers

by John Durso and Robert B. Cattell (Long Island Business News) ... A clean fuel standard would do just that. It would move our transportation sector towards electrification and clean fuel alternatives in a responsible manner, while creating good-paying jobs at

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Clearing the Air on E15 and Smog

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... In 2017 congressional testimony, Dr. Janet Yanowitz of EcoEngineering Inc., an environmental consulting firm, reviewed the existing scientific literature on E15’s emissions, concluding that “the available emissions test data indicates that replacing

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Biden Administration Launches $3.5 Billion Program to Capture Carbon Pollution from the Air

(U.S. Department of Energy)  DOE Announces Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Effort to Establish Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs for Large-Scale CO2 Removal  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released a Notice of Intent (NOI) to fund the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s

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New Study Shows Biodiesel Benefits at the Local Level

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Clean Fuels Alliance America has just released the latest results of a groundbreaking study on the air quality benefits of biodiesel, particularly in the context of underserved Environmental Justice communities. The latest study from Trinity Consultants, conducted on 15

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New White Paper Says the Real Cost of Gasoline …Is to Our Health

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  A new White Paper from the Clean Fuels Development Coalition rings the alarm that EPA continues to miss opportunities to replace toxic aromatic compounds with clean burning ethanol and the agency could save thousands of lives through

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Clearing the Air on E15 and Smog

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  While E15 scored an important temporary victory in April, we need to continue to educate consumers and policymakers about the higher blend's benefits and true regulatory history as the oil industry and

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Conservationists Sue to Stop SoCal Biofuel Refinery Expansion

by Hillel Aron (Courthouse News Service)  Biofuels are considered by some to be an important tool in the fight against climate change. But it has a growing number of detractors, including those within the environmental justice movement.  -- Three environmental nonprofits

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Alternative Fuels Are Today’s Solution Bridging the Gap Toward a Zero Emissions Future

by Lisa Colicchio (Metrolink/Biofuels Digest)  ... Many advanced biofuels deliver up to 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Even more impressive than the emission reductions offered by advanced biofuels is the low cost required for transition. Advanced fuels are drop-in

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Climate Action Funding Opportunity: Action Fund DEADLINE: April 11, 20022

(ICLEI USA) We are delighted to announce an incredible opportunity to develop and deploy highly visible and replicable projects that demonstrate community-led, data-driven, and lasting innovation in local climate action through the Action Fund! Made possible through funding from Google.org, ICLEI

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EAGLE Stakeholders Convene First Meeting, Seek Solution to Leaded Fuel

by Walker Jaroch (Aviation Pros)  The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative held its first meeting this week, discussing the challenges around and needs of removing lead from general aviation fuel over a two day event. ... The two-day event was

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Proposed Rule and Related Materials for Control of Air Pollution from New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards

(Environmental Protection Agency) On March 3, 2022, EPA Administrator Regan signed a proposed rule that would set new, more stringent standards to reduce pollution from heavy-duty vehicles and engines starting in model year (MY) 2027. The proposed standards would significantly reduce

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Drivers and Environmental Impacts of Energy Transitions in Underserved Communities Request for Applications (RFA) DEADLINE: April 28, 2022

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing community-engaged research that will address the drivers and environmental impacts of energy transitions in underserved communities.

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New Energy Vision Report Analyzes Non-Petroleum Fuel Options for Waste & Recycling Fleets

(Waste Advantage Magazine)  The sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision published a new report on waste and recycling collection truck fleets, entitled The Refuse Revolution. It assesses various alternative fuels and new vehicle technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other

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American-Made Challenges: Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize DEADLINE: February 25, 2022

(U.S. Department of Energy) Pathways to an Inclusive Energy Future  --  Disadvantaged communities have experienced—and still experience—the negative impacts of climate change, global warming, and pollution at higher rates than the general population. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy

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Bioheat Fuel: The Key to Gaining and Maintaining Market Share

by Charlie Uglietto (Cubby Oil & Energy/Mechanical Hub)  ... There are better alternatives than electrification, and the best option we have available right now, at least for homes with an existing oil boiler, is Bioheat® fuel. Bioheat is a liquid fuel

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Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Funding Opportunity

by Annabelle Swift (Clean Energy Business Network) The impacts of climate change have not fallen evenly across the U.S., with low-income populations and populations of color facing disproportionately higher exposure to pollution and risk. These communities have also been full of innovators

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Aemetis Signs MOU’s with Eight Airline Members of the oneworld Alliance for 350 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Aemetis) Aemetis, Inc.(NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced today that memorandum of understanding’s have been signed with 8 airline members of the oneworld Alliance for 350 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel

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Availability of Advanced, Second-Generation Biofuels Increases – Policymakers Asked to Unleash Their Full Potential

(Clariant/EurActiv) Starting in the fourth quarter of this year, Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania, will ramp up production in order to produce 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per year. --  Energy prices are soaring and the Commission in

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RFA Stresses Tech-Neutral, Market-Based Approach to California Emissions Reduction

(Renewable Fuels Association) In comments submitted late last week, the Renewable Fuels Association reminded the California Air Resources Board that the state’s path toward achieving its carbon reduction targets should be technology-neutral, inclusive of a broad array of low- and zero-carbon technologies. RFA

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Judgment of the Contentious-Administrative Court The "Unfavorable" Environmental Report for Setting up a Biodiesel Plant in the Port Is Not Open to Challenge

(ceutaactualidad.com (Google translation))  It substantiates that the Environmental Impact Statement, which was unfavorable, is instrumental in nature and is not a definitive administrative act or a qualified procedure that can be challenged on its own. The Contentious-Administrative Court No. 2 of

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California’s Dirty Little Secret: Oil Wells in the Backyard

by Alexandria Herr (Capital & Main) Even Texas and Wyoming do a better job protecting communities from oil and gas drilling.  -- As a child, Ashley Hernandez remembers pretending that the oil pumpjacks that loomed over her neighborhood were dinosaurs. Other children

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CARB Details ‘Carbon Neutrality’ Paths With Varying Aggression, Fuel Use Public Comment DEADLINE October 22, 2021

by Curt Barry (Inside EPA/Governors' Biofuels Coalition)  California air board staff are detailing four potential scenarios to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 or 2045, including a path that would ban or phase out the use of biofuels generated from dairy or

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Mitigating Carbon May Have Unintended Consequences

(EurekAlert!/Pennsylvania State University) Controlling carbon release into the atmosphere will reduce carbon dioxide and slow global warming, but could there be unintended consequences for human health? Now, thanks to a three-year grant of about $400,000 from the National Science Foundation, researchers

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EPA Now Hosting Biweekly National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Calls --- Various Dates -- ONLINE

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates and the public to participate in the agency’s National Environmental Justice Community Engagement Calls, now happening biweekly, to discuss and receive feedback on all aspects of EJ at EPA with

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Biodiesel Board Renews Request for Meeting with EPA Administrator Regan

(GrainNet)  Thursday (Sept. 16), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) delivered a letter to Michael Regan, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), renewing a request made in May 2021 to meet and discuss the findings of a new study, Assessment of Health Benefits from Using Biodiesel as a

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EPA Emission Standards Require Improvements in Fuel Quality Public Comment DEADLINE September 27, 2021

(Solutions from the Land) The EPA is proposing to revise the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for light-duty vehicles for 2023 and later model years to make the standards more stringent. As part of an executive order issued in January by President Biden, the

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Palm Oil Giant’s Industry-Beating ESG Score Hides Razed Forests

by Leanne de Bassompierre, Saijel Kishan and Anthony Sguazzin (Bloomberg Green)  In the impoverished West African country of Liberia, a unit of the world’s second-largest palm oil company has admitted to destroying forests and violating the rights of indigenous people. Yet

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NBB: Now Is the Time to Cut Carbon with Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

by Floyd Vergara (National Biodiesel Board/Advanced Clean Tech News)  ... However, while other viable solutions are still being developed, biomass-based diesel fuels such as biodiesel and renewable diesel are already delivering both emissions reductions and public health benefits today and

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The Fuel Economy Rule: An EPA That Won’t See, Hear, or Speak to the Facts

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) The release of the highly anticipated revision of the Safe Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicle (SAFE) proposed rule this month was, for the biofuels industry, yet another poke in the eye as the EPA

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Monterey-Salinas Transit Gets $560K California Department of Transportation Grant

by James Herrera (Monterey News/MSN.com) ...  Of the $594,919 grant, $319,919 will be received by Monterey-Salinas Transit for the purchase of an additional zero-emission bus and the purchase of renewable diesel for its existing diesel buses, and $275,000 for the establishment

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RFA Founder Calls for Correction of EPA Transportation Office’s “Shocking Miscarriage of Environmental Justice”

(Dakota Ag Energy)  Speaking to the 14th Annual Bioenergy Conference hosted by Brazilian government and industry stakeholders, the founder of the U.S. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) charged U.S. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) bureaucrats with a “shocking

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EPA to Overhaul Pollution Standards for Passenger Vehicles and Heavy-Duty Trucks, Paving Way for Zero-Emission Future PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE: September 27, 2021

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today (August 5, 2021), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to set robust federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks to secure pollution reductions through Model Year (MY) 2026. The proposal, which revises

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Thune, Farm-State Colleagues to Biden: Biofuels Noticeably Absent From Your Agenda

(Office of Senator John Thune R-SD) U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) today led several of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden requesting a meeting with him and representatives of his cabinet to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard and promote biofuels

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Environmental and Climate Justice and Technological Carbon Removal

Maya Batres, et al (The Electricity Journal) Environmental justice (EJ) and climate justice are becoming central foci of climate policy. Awareness is also growing on the need for some amount of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) to curb warming to 1.5 °C. In

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Groups Urge EPA to Propose Higher Octane Fuel Standard

(South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union is among a coalition of agriculture and biofuel groups urging the administration to propose a higher octane fuel standard as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger

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Fit for 55 Needs a Biofuels Boost

(ePURE)  The Commission’s proposal leaves room for biofuels such as renewable ethanol to help achieve Green Deal, but should better maximise their potential for decarbonising transport  -- The European Commission’s new Fit for 55 package sets important new goals for emissions reduction and

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Agriculture and Ethanol Groups Echo Automakers Call for Higher-Octane Gasoline Standard in Fuel Economy Rule

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Dozens of agricultural, ethanol, automotive, and manufacturing organizations are calling for higher octane in gasoline to help automakers increase vehicle fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gases. In a letter to President Joe Biden, signed by a range

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Volkswagen to Create Research Center for Biofuel Engines in Brazil

(Market Research Telecast)  The German group Volkswagen announced on Monday that Brazil will “host and lead” a Research and Development (R&D) center for engines that run on ethanol and other biofuels for emerging markets. The unit, which will have the support of

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Metro's Waste Hauler Switches to Renewable Diesel, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Arashi Young (Oregon Metro)  ... Last August Metro made the switch to renewable diesel in its waste hauling operations resulting in at least a 65% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. Jenna Garmon, Metro’s sustainability manager, visited the Metro Council work session

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Bamboo: A Substitute for Wood for Biofuel

(Bio Market Insights)  ... recently, bamboo has caught their eye, as evidenced in a study made in Indonesia which we discuss, as it presents a future in sustainable energy.  Bamboo is one of the most productive and fastest growing plants on the

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NGVA Europe: Joint Open Letter on the Future of Vehicle CO2 Standards

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal) Together with a coalition of EU associations from the energy and transport sectors, NGVA Europe has sent an open letter to the European Commission on the importance of achieving climate-neutrality in road transport through the contribution of renewable sustainable fuels. Achieving

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Auto Alliance Underlines Importance of High Octane Low Carbon Fuels

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Governors' Biofuels Coalition) Commends Daschle HOLC Alliance Fight for National Higher Octane Gasoline Standard in SAFE-2 Rule --  The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) called a recent letter from automakers in support of high octane

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A Stronger Soot Standard Soon?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico's Morning Energy)  EPA announced Thursday it would take another look at one of the agency’s most sweeping and important public health regulations that the Trump administration opted to leave alone last year, Pro’s Alex Guillén reports.

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Department of Energy Seeks Public Feedback on Removing Barriers to Participation in Funding Programs DEADLINE August 6, 2021

(Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing a request for information (RFI) to understand the current barriers and actions needed to make its funding opportunities and innovation and entrepreneurship activities more inclusive, just, and equitable, in line

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USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry (PDF, 561 KB). The report represents an important step toward in President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad and

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Biofuel Project Proposed in McFarland Would Bury Carbon from Ag Waste, Produce Alternative to Diesel

by John Cox (Bakersfield.com) An Iowa technology company has proposed a first-of-its-kind bioenergy project in McFarland that's expected to help cut a significant source of local air pollution while also reducing diesel emissions, burying carbon and employing about 50 local

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Winning the Future: Analyzing the CLEAN Future Act and Its Implications for Biofuels

by Jenna Bloxom* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The May 5th, 2021 Congressional hearing of the CLEAN Future Act: Driving Decarbonization of the Transportation Sector was a veritable marathon of legislative discourse just shy of four hours long as both parties debated

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Roughly USD 912m Earmarked for Clean Energy in California Budget Revision

(Renewables Now)  California governor Gavin Newsom has presented a revision plan for the state’s 2021-2022 budget that earmarks USD 912 million (EUR 749.6m) for energy investments, including offshore wind, storage and green hydrogen. ... Investments in the energy sector will seek to

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White House Environmental Justice Advisers Express Opposition to Nuclear, Carbon Capture Projects

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill) The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council expressed opposition to nuclear and carbon capture projects as well as projects that expand capacity for fossil fuel production in a report issued Friday. The volunteer advisory council listed such projects as among

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The Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels Platform, toward Transport Fuels' Transformation

(Fuels Europe) The major organisations[1] operating in the liquid fuels value chain have joined forces to form the Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuel Platform. These partners are working together to contribute to the decarbonisation of the mobility sector in a sustainable and affordable way. They represent

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Researchers Find Increased Use of Biodiesel Saves Lives, Results in Cost Savings

(National Biodiesel Board)  New study shows the low-carbon fuel would decrease premature deaths, reduce cancer risk and alleviate asthma complications for thousands of Americans --   A new study from Trinity Consultants demonstrates that switching to biodiesel results in a multitude of benefits

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Decarbonizing California Transportation by 2045

(University of California Davis)  Report to State Outlines Policy Pathways to Meet the Zero-Carbon Time Crunch --  Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. In order to achieve the state’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2045

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The BDO Zone Investment Coalition Announces $1 Billion of Deployable Capital for Biobased Projects Located in BDO Zones

(BDO Zone Investment Coalition) The BDO Zone Investment Coalition today announces the mobilization of $1BB of capital for deployment into biobased infrastructure and manufacturing plants located in Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zones. The BDO Zone Investment Coalition is a group of leading, independent biobased investors,

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Earth Day 2021 Series Day 16: How Can Renewable Fuels Enhance Environmental Justice? How about Cleaner Air and Lower Fuel Costs for Regular Cars for Many Years to Come?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  First proposed in 2015, Advanced Biofuels USA’s  proposal for a “Disappearing” Non-Renewable-Carbon User Fee begins: “If we’re serious about reducing climate change-causing greenhouse gases and reducing non-renewable liquid and gas use, we need serious

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Barasso: Innovation, Not Regulation, Is the Best Way to Improve Our Country's Mobility

(Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources) Today (March 16, 2021), U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), delivered the following remarks at a full committee hearing on transportation technologies. ... “Too

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New Informational Video Explores Technical Details of TCI-P Allowance Market, Auctions, and Compliance

(Transportation and Climate Initiative) The Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) today shared a pre-recorded informational webinar exploring the logistics of the proposed Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P), which aims to put a brake on transportation pollution and invest in healthier

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A Groundbreaking Environmental Justice Bill Is Poised to Become Law

by Yvette Cabrera (Grist) Democrats who drafted the Environmental Justice for All Act are optimistic it will pass. -- With slim majorities in Congress and an ally in the White House, the Democrats who drafted the Environmental Justice for All

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House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Climate Legislation to Transform Country’s Energy Mix

(Aken Gump)  On Tuesday, March 2, Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee introduced a sweeping climate proposal—the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act—an amended version of draft legislation released last year in the

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Ecostrat Submits “The Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative” Proposal to CLEEN Project

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ecostrat has submitted a proposal, to be included in the CLEEN Project database.  The Clean Economy Employment Now Project provides federal leaders with easy access to highly actionable clean economy job creation ideas via

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Maryland Releases Bold New Plan to Achieve Climate Goals

(Maryland Department of the Environment) State Pursues Ambitious Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 50% by 2030 as Nation Officially Re-enters Paris Climate Accord -- The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has released a comprehensive plan that sets a

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POET Urges Biden Climate Team to Grasp E15 Philosophy

(Biofuels International)  POET has urged the new Biden administration to embrace E15. The world’s largest biofuels producer, based in Sioux Falls in South Dakota, has also welcomed the new President’s leadership in making climate a top priority. ... Rob Walther, vice president of

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Will the Biden Administration Fund our Clean Transportation Future?

by Joe Annotti (ACT News/GNA) ... While there is clear momentum mounting in support of electrified fleets by the incoming administration, the commercial maturity for zero emission vehicle technologies is still developing, leaving CapEx costs higher than conventionally fueled vehicles. Therefore,

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California Advanced Biofuels Alliane and National Biodiesel Board Comment on the Alternative Diesel Fuels Regulations

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliane and National Biodiesel Board) In a letter January 26 2021: Dear Chair Randolph and Members of the Board:  Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed modifications, released January 12, 2021, to the Alternative Diesel Fuels

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Can This Unlikely Duo Revive Rural America and Help the Planet? Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack Plan to Take Swift Action on Climate Change Proposals.

by Art Cullen (Storm Lake Times/New York Times)  ... Few took carbon sequestration seriously during his previous tenure, a time when “resilient agriculture” had not yet entered the vernacular. But the fundamental conversation in the corridors of power and along

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Climate Orders up: It's Climate Day at the White House.

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy) It's climate day at the White House. President Joe Biden will unveil executive orders today designed to make climate change a national security priority for years to come, while reshaping the U.S. oil and

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Press Release: Advanced Biofuels USA’s “Disappearing Carbon Tax” Proposal Part of The CLEEN Project

For Immediate Release January 27, 2021—Frederick, MD -- With so much talk about carbon taxes, carbon pricing, carbon cost and highway user fees, Advanced Biofuels USA's proposal for a “Disappearing” Carbon Tax, is part of  today's launch of The CLEEN Project’s

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Biden Administration to Review SAFE Vehicles Rule

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA's Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficiency (SAFE) Vehicles Rule is one of the many federal regulations that are set to be reviewed by the Biden administration, according to an executive order issued Jan. 20. “Our Nation has an abiding

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All EVs by 2035? Report Shows Roadblocks

by David Ferris (E&E News) This study, an update by the California Energy Commission on the state's EV charging needs, is the first to try to game out the implications of Gov. Gavin Newsom's earthshaking order to ban the sale of

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Top 10 Bioeconomy Must-Knows in the Biden Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who are the key bioeconomy players in the new Biden Administration? What recent moves by the outgoing Trump Administration and Congress will set their budget and regulatory framework for 2021. What will the new Administration

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