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Potential to Decarbonize Long Distance Transport: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 39, with the help of the National Renewable Energy Lab and University of British Columbia, has been working facilitating the commercialization of conventional

June 14, 2019 Read Full Article

The Oil Industry and Environmentalists form an Odd Alliance against Trump on Ethanol

by Emily Moon (Pacific Standard)  It could be years before farmers see any gains from the rollback of E15 restrictions—or before oil interests and environmental groups see any losses.  —  … For

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

NACSAA Representatives in Bonn for World Climate Talks on Agriculture

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  North America Climate Smart Agriculture (NACSAA) representatives will be at UN talks in Bonn, Germany, next week to push the message that agriculture is a

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Scores Higher Greenhouse Gas Savings – Again

(ePURE)  EU ethanol production and use resulted in more than 71% average savings over fossil fuels in 2018, according to the latest certified producer data; it’s the seventh straight year ethanol’s

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

How Mobil Pushed Its Oil Agenda through ‘Charitable Giving’

by Sharon Kelly (The Guardian)   The Mobil Foundation funded universities and civic groups in the 90s, documents reveal, but largesse was not disinterested  —  … The Mobil Foundation also sought to

June 13, 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 until early next year.  —  … New Consensus aims to be

June 13, 2019 Read Full Article

World Environment Day: Strong Economies Drive Clean Environments

(Diesel Technology Forum)  New generations of advanced technology diesel engines, cleaner diesel fuel, and renewable biofuels pave the way for global prosperity and accelerate clean air progress  —  The Diesel Technology Forum issued the

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Solicits Nominations for SAB, Related Committees DEADLINE: June 24, 2019

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Finance Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

(Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO))  U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today reintroduced a bill to make it easier for power plants and industrial facilities to finance

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA’s Internal Advisory Board Recommends Investigating Science behind Auto Emission Rollback

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) is recommending a review of the agency’s decision to roll back a prominent Obama-era policy on auto emissions.

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

APPG for British Bioethanol Publishes Interim Report on E10 Inquiry

(British Bioethanol)  Chair of the APPG for British Bioethanol Nic Dakin MP today launched the publication of the interim report into introduction of E10 in Westminster. … Interim recommendations: Green solution needed

June 12, 2019 Read Full Article

As Biden Tours Iowa, Farmers Want to Know Where He Stands on Ethanol

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Joe Biden may have an ethanol problem.  The former U.S. vice president has pledged support for advanced biofuels as part of his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential

June 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Towards Sustainable Bioeconomy – Lessons Learned from Case Studies

by Marta Gomez San Juan, Anne Bogdanski and Olivier Dubois  (Food and Agricultural Organization) … )T)his report offers lessons from 26 case studies of sustainable bioeconomy interventions from around the world and from

June 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Inslee’s “Evergreen Economy” Plan Includes Green Infrastructure and Climate-Smart Ag, but Barely

by Declan Foraise (Ecosystem Marketplace)  Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has built his entire campaign on climate change, and today (May 16, 2019) he unveiled his “Evergreen Economy” proposal to redirect more

June 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Government’s Contradictory Policies Killing Agro-Industrial Sectors in Nigeria

by Femi Ibirogba (The Guardian)  … Mr Rajavelu Rajasekar is a Director (Agro), Allied-Atlantic Distilleries, Agbara, Ogun State, where 250 metric tonnes of raw cassava roots are processed into ethanol. He

June 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Inslee Sees a Place for Corn in Plan to Scrap EPA’s Ethanol Mandate

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)  Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee says there would be a place for corn ethanol in his plan to replace the nation’s renewable fuel program with one

June 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Opinion: Presidential Candidates Need a Vision for Biofuels

by Rob Hogg, Amanda Ragan and Bill Couser (Des Moines Register/Biofuels Vision 2020) As presidential candidates visit Iowa ahead of the caucuses, Biofuels Vision 2020 – a coalition of biofuels supporters –

June 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Policy Foes Seize on New White House Rule to Challenge Endangerment Finding

by Marianne Lavelle (Inside Climate Today)  The rule opened new ways for the fossil fuel industry to challenge science-based policy. One group is using it to try to shatter the foundation

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

The Policy Enabling Environment for Climate Smart Agriculture: A Case Study of California

by Josette Lewis and Jessica Rudnick (Frontiers Media) Climate smart agriculture (CSA) provides a framework for balancing multiple dimensions of agriculture and food systems in an era of climate change: addressing

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Indian Navy Steams ahead with Its Go Green’ Plans in Eco-Friendly Push

(The Hindu)  … To promote use of biodiesel, the Navy said that plans were afoot to replace High Speed Diesel (HSD) (annual usage of 6,300 kL) with B5 blend of HSD.

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Swedavia Continues to Promote the Air Transport Industry’s Transformation to Tackle Climate Change – Bio Jet Fuel to Be Used at Several Airports

(Swedavia Airports)  Beginning June 5 and for the next few days, bio jet fuel will be used to refuel aircraft at several of Swedavia’s airports, including Stockholm Arlanda Airport. These

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

E Pluribus Zillions: As Climate Change Gets a Drubbing at the Polls, What next?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the center-right Liberal/National party coalition won the Federal election this week, and the center-left Labor Party finds itself without office, without a federal leader,

June 7, 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 for cutting carbon through the development of biofuels. With a

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Switches Career Officials Running Auto, Climate Offices

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Chris Grundler, the career official who heads the EPA office that oversees vehicle emissions and the Renewable Fuel Standard, will switch jobs with the

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Government Launches Greener Fuels Campaign

by Gareth Roberts (Fleet News)  A Government campaign aims to help educate drivers about greener fuels, with filling stations clearly identifying biofuel content.  New labels are being rolled out across the UK. Petrol,

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Land, Air and Sea: Canada Funds Clean-Energy Transport R&D

by Laureen Fagan (Sustainability Times)  Canadians are getting serious about clean transportation, and the government has announced the first 10 awards in a four-year program that will see $2.4 million

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Finland to Join Other Nordic Countries in Reducing Emissions in Aviation

by Robin Whitlock  (Renewable Energy Magazine)  Finland’s incoming government has today (June 4, 2019) introduced a government programme establishing ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035.  — 

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 his repeated entreaties for a primary debate focused on climate

June 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Information on Likely Program Effects on Gasoline Prices and Greenhouse Gas Emission

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  We reviewed the effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires biofuels to be blended into U.S. transportation fuels in increasing volumes. The standard was associated with modest

June 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Resolution: Airlines Call for Implementation of Global Carbon Offsetting Scheme

(International Air Transport Association) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

FEFAC Releases Its Publication on the Feed Industry’s Use of Co-Products

(European Feed Manufacturers’ Association)  On 3 June 2019, FEFAC released its publication called “Co-products, an essential part of animal nutrition”, which aims to create increased awareness among EU stakeholders and policy

June 4, 2019 Read Full Article

IEA Bioenergy Annual Report 2018

(IEA Bioenergy) This document contains the report of the IEA Bioenergy Executive Committee for 2018. This year, we have presented a special feature ‘ Measuring, governing and gaining support for sustainable bioenergy supply chains –

June 3, 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 has an energy matrix with substantial renewable content, with renewables

June 3, 2019 Read Full Article

The Fuzzy Math of Carbon Capture

by RP Siegel (American Energy Society)  … But when (Peter) Eisenberger talks about a sustainable economy, he’s talking about supplementing the work of trees by capturing the greenhouse gas from, say,

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 and cities across the country.  From Maine to California, Democratic politicians

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 freedom” and specifically natural gas as “freedom gas”; 72% of Americans

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 to be line with the goals of the Paris Agreement,

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

British Airways and Velocys Anticipate Starting UK Sustainable Jet Fuel Production in 2024

(GreenAir Online)  The British Airways project with renewable fuels company Velocys is “well advanced”, say the two partners, and production of waste-to-jet fuel is slated to start in 2024 from a

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Fulfilling Climate Obligations Will Be Hard but We’re up to the Challenge, Promises Aviation Industry

(GreenAir Online)  Addressing aviation’s impact on climate change and meeting the challenge was a key theme at the industry’s recent Global Sustainable Aviation Forum (GSAF) in Montreal. While attention remains focused on ICAO’s

June 2, 2019 Read Full Article

With New Regulation Complete, What’s Next for EU Biofuels?

by Dave Keating (Euractiv)  “ILUC has been solved,” declared Bernd Kuepker, a renewables policy officer at the European Commission’s energy department, at an event held in Brussels this week. He was, of course, not

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Net-Zero Plans Face EV Reality: Real World, Road Rules

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With few detailed proposals out there, presidential candidates’ calls for net zero carbon emissions in the transportation sector will likely lean on increasing the

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

European Bio-Based Economy Launches Bio-Society 2050 Vision

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, 16 organizations teamed with the Bio-Based Industries Consortium and its members along with the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking’s the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Scores Higher Greenhouse Gas Savings – Again

(ePURE) EU ethanol production and use resulted in more than 71% average savings over fossil fuels in 2018, according to the latest certified producer data; it’s the seventh straight year ethanol’s

May 31, 2019 Read Full Article

SfL’s Kawamura: Agriculture Key to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

(Solutions from the Land)  Solutions from the Land (SfL) Co-Chair A.G. Kawamura recently issued a challenge to a diverse group of California agricultural stakeholders, cautioning that in these often turbulent political

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Total Prepares to Begin Operations at La Mède Biorefinery

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  French multinational oil giant Total S.A. is just days away from a much-anticipated startup at its La Mède biorefinery in the south of France. A representative

May 29, 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 have to. –… Food and farming haven’t been high on the

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Poland against EU Plan to Ban Use of Palm Oil for Biofuels: Envoy

(The Sun Daily/Bernama)  Poland is against the European Union’s (EU) proposed plan to ban the use of palm oil as a component of biofuels, and stressed that the republic does not

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Report: RNG Production to Keep up with Rapidly Growing Demand for Renewable Fuels

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  A new report authored by Washington, D.C.-based Bates White Economic Consulting forecasts that demand for renewable natural gas (RNG, or biomethane) fuel in the U.S. transportation

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

NEXT Renewable Fuels and BP Products North America Enter into Renewable Feedstock Supply Agreement

(NEXT Renewable Fuels)  NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc (NEXT) and BP Products North America Inc. (BP) have entered into a long‐term Feedstock Supply Agreement whereby NEXT will purchase approximately 2 million metric tons (13.2 million barrels) per

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

BASF, The Estee Lauder Companies, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Solidaridad partner for sustainable palm project partner for sustainable palm project

(BASF)  Sustainability project in Lampung, Indonesia launched; Program to encompass 1,000 independent Indonesian smallholder farmers  —  BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are partnering with the

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Rethinking Tomorrow and New Product Launches: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s new “Stocks Worth Tracking” Multi-Slide Guide Series highlights hot companies that are making strides in the bioeconomy. Today’s “Stock Worth Tracking” is Novozymes. Novozymes

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due…Certifications and the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How do you know a company is telling the truth about their sustainability claims? How do you know that biofuel X really achieves an 80% GHG

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Jay Inslee Turns up the Pressure on the DNC to Host a Climate Debate

by Zoya Teirstein (Grist)  The Democratic National Committee sets the tone for the Democratic party every big election. Issues like healthcare and jobs have always been much higher on the organization’s

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 the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published

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 is a global campaign that brings together companies and organizations

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 message the U.S. Grains Council and its partners are conveying

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

What If Scientists, Not Politicians, Called the Shots on Climate Policy

by Michael Langford (The Hill/Utility Workers Union of America)  … For example, carbon capture technology could broadly decarbonize power generation including both natural gas and coal-fired plants as well as heavy

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 Carbon Dividends, the lobbying arm of the Climate Leadership Council,

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Monarch Butterfly Decision Delay Should Spur Grassroots Conservation, Ethanol and Pesticide Reforms

by Mike Saccone (National Wildlife Federation)   The National Wildlife Federation issued the following statement today after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced an agreement to delay a decision on listing

May 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Houston We Have a Problem…

by Doug Durante (Biofuels Digest/Clean Fuels Development Coalition) and Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative)  Floods, horrible chemical fires, and now a barge accident in the port resulting in a chemical spill that

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

All For One: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s Annual Washington, D.C., Fly-In

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  During a meeting with three attendees of the American Coalition for Ethanol’s 2019 Washington, D.C.,

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

The Chorus of Support for Climate Debate Grows

(Our Daily Planet)  So far, Governor Inslee and Senators Warren and Sanders have said they would support a Democratic Presidential debate dedicated solely to the subject of

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Dems Say Wheeler Misled Congress

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member Tom Carper and House Energy and Commerce

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuels: A Canadian Perspective: 2019

( Green Aviation Research and Development Network for Environment and Climate Change Canada)  … Since 2009, the Green Aviation Research and

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

A Step Closer to Decarbonising Long-Haul Road Transportation

(Cordis/Phys.Org)  …  Supported by the EU COLHD project, a recent report sheds light on the obstacles impeding the wide adoption of

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

ACE Elevates Low Carbon White Paper to Senate AG Committee

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE CEO Brian Jennings sends Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) data on

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Wyden, Merkley Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Cleaner Transportation Fuel, Healthier Forests

(Office of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)) Legislation allows the use of biomass waste from certain federal lands in the making of

May 24, 2019 Read Full Article

China Issues Methanol Vehicle Promotion Policy

(Methanol Institute)  Methanol Vehicle Policy Issued by Eight Chinese ministries led by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) — 

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Why Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse than Nothing–An (Even More) Inconvenient Truth

by Lisa Song, with additional reporting by Paula Moura (Pro Publica)  … If the carbon in these trees could be quantified,

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Braathens Regional Airlines, Air BP, ATR and Neste Collaborate to Achieve the ‘Perfect Flight’

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Sweden, a “perfect flight” took off. What exactly is a “perfect flight”? For some

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biomethane Becoming the Hallmark Renewable Transportation Fuel

by Daniel Gage (ACT News/NGV America)  In 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) on-road fuel use reached an historic high. Of the 645

May 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Significance of Ag’s Role in Addressing Climate Change Grows in Congress This Week

(Solutions from the Land)  A hearing held this week by the Senate Agriculture Committee on the impact of climate change on the

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

Business Aircraft Operators Need to ‘Demand’ Biofuel

by Ian Sheppard (AIN Online)  Capacity for aviation biofuel is now at a stage where it is down to operators to

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

RoadToBio: Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

The RoadToBio project is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It aims to pave the way

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil Corn Ethanol Industry Booms as Cereal’s Output Nears 100 mln T

Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) …(T)there was a general assumption that it was more expensive to produce ethanol from corn than from

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Pope Weighs in on Sustainability, Calls for Circular Economy

by Rebecca Coons (Nuu) In Vatican City, the Catholic Church has called for a transition to a circular economy, including the use

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Action in Aviation an Inspiring Challenge

(Air Transport Action Group)  The aviation industry should be inspired by its role in the fight against climate change, according to

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

IRS to Seek Comment on Key Issues to Be Interpreted in Section 45Q Tax Credit

(Hunton Andrews Kurth)  The Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) and Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) have released Notice 2019-32 (the “Notice”) seeking comment

May 17, 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

Taxes and Bans: That Was the Threat California’s Top Air Regulator Leveled

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Taxes and Bans: That was the threat California’s top air regulator leveled Thursday in

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

Ethanol: Let’s Ride the Wave–Making Ethanol Part of the “Green Wave” by Debunking Environmental Misinformation.

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative)  Now that we are well into the current Congress, it is clear that many new

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Discuss Bill to Encourage Investment in Bio-Based Manufacturing

by Paul Dwyer (WABI TV)  Lawmakers discussed a bill Wednesday aimed at encouraging investment in bio-biased manufacturing to create jobs, bring

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Trade War Hurting the U.S. Ethanol Industry ‘Badly’ -U.S. Grains Council

by Ayenat Mersie (Reuters)  The U.S.-China trade war is hurting the U.S. ethanol industry “badly,” Mike Dwyer, chief economist of the

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

Exclusive: Trump EPA Did Not Await Court Ruling to Loosen Biofuel Rules for Refiners – Documents

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The Trump administration made it easier for oil refineries to get waivers from the nation’s biofuel law

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Trade Decision Is Bad for EU’s Ethanol Industry, Farmers – and Climate Ambitions

(ePURE)  Europe’s renewable ethanol producers are already under pressure from misguided biofuel and agricultural policy decisions; now is not the time

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Carbon Removal Takes Hold on Hill

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  CAPTURING HEARTS AND MINDS: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will dive into

May 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Running on Refuse

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Enerkem is producing methanol and ethanol at its Edmonton, Alberta, plant, diverting up to 24

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Saves Consumers 22 Cents on Every Gallon of Gas

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents

May 15, 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

National Biodiesel Foundation Tours NYC’s Sustainable Side

by Paul Winters (Biodiesel Magazine/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Foundation hosted a small group of congressional staffers April 26 on

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Catalonia: HAM Offers Biomethane from Wastewater at New Fuel Station

(HAM/NGV Journal)  HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Canada’s First Bioeconomy Strategy Launched

(Bioenergy International)  Canada’s first national Bioeconomy Strategy has been released by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC). Produced by BIC in partnership with

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

Mallorca: Europe’s Largest Hydrogen Production Plant Will Open in 2021

(Cemex/NGV Journal)  The president of the Government Francina Armengol headed the presentation of the Power to Green Hydrogen Mallorca project promoted

May 14, 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

Making America Carbon Neutral Could Cost $1 Trillion a Year

by Ari Natter (Bloomberg Business Week)  Democrats are going all in on green initiatives, but they won’t be easy to pull

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

FLAGSHIPS Project to Deploy Two Hydrogen Vessels

(Norled)   The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Over 2,000 Shanghai Buses to Run on Biodiesel Made from Gutter Oil

(Xinhua) Over 2,000 buses from Shanghai’s major bus company started running on biodiesel from Tuesday, as the city works to

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Norway’s Use of Palm Oil Biodiesel Sees Massive Drop

(Rainforest Foundation Norway)  Norway’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter from Washington – Taxes, Blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (C)onsider this for now a Digested summary of the (Washington, DC) news you can

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

The Case for a Credit

by  Steffen Mueller and Sam Rushing (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The role of ethanol-based carbon dioxide is often underappreciated, both as an

May 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Considering a Regional Clean Fuel Standard

(Puget Sound Clean Air Agency) …  The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has set a target of reducing climate pollution by

May 10, 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

The Low Carbon Coast

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Washington state (House–see correction below) has passed a low carbon fuel standard that would have

May 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Neste Wants to Start Selling Pure Biodiesel in Estonia This Summer

(ERR)  Neste wants to start selling its My Renewable biodiesel on the Estonian market this summer, which is allegedly produced

May 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Blending Ratio Established

by Joshua Jere and  Cindy Mulomba (ZNBC)  Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa says government has made strides towards growing and diversifying the energy

May 8, 2019 Read Full Article

WWF Submits Request for EU Report on Climate Impacts of CAP

(World Wide Fund for Nature)  Agricultural ministers need all the facts for their climate discussion on 14 May.  —  WWF has submitted

May 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Titan Warns EU Limits on Biofuel Use Will Backfire

(Bloomberg Quint)  Franky Widjaja, head of one of the world’s biggest palm plantation companies, warned that the European Union’s plans to

May 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Norway: More Advanced Biofuel in Aviation

(Government of Norway)  From 1 January 2020, 0.5 per cent of aviation fuel sold in Norway will be advanced biofuels,

May 6, 2019 Read Full Article

A Tesla Model 3 Produces More CO2 than a Diesel Car, Says New Study

by Loukia Papadopoulos (Interesting Engineering)  New research out of German think tank ifo is arguing electric vehicles are not the environmental

May 4, 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

Sunrise Movement, the Force Behind the Green New Deal, Ramps Up Plans for 2020

by Tessa Stuart (Rolling Stone)  … The science is really clear, the solutions are ready, overwhelmingly popular, will create millions of

May 3, 2019 Read Full Article

UK’s Net-Zero Carbon Proposal for 2050 Sees Big Role for BECCS and Aviation Biofuel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report seeking to achieve net-zero carbon emissions

May 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

(Environmental Law Institute)  Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States provides a “legal playbook” for deep decarbonization in the

May 2, 2019 Read Full Article

California Businesses Leading the Way to Environmental and Economic Success – Again

(Office of Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella)  … The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance just released “A Roadmap for Eliminating Petroleum Diesel in California

May 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Democrats Are Trying to Block Trump from Exiting Paris Agreement by Pushing New Climate Bill

(USA Today)  It’s not as bold as the Green New Deal but House Democrats on Thursday are poised to adopt the most significant climate legislation

May 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Better Biomaterials: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the “new ideas” laboratory, was established in 1952 at the height of

May 2, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Why Some Climate Activists Are Cooling on a Carbon Tax

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  It is one of most popular plans among economists for addressing climate change. Many Democrats have embraced

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Rep. Axne Introduces Amendment to HR 9 to Support Renewable Fuel Industries

(Atlantic News Telegraph)  U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced an amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to extend

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Donald J. Trump, Our Blue-Collar President

by Curtis Ellis (WND)  … Last week, members of the International Union of Operating Engineers stood alongside President Trump at a union

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Spain: Chiclana Launches First Minibus Powered by Biomethane

(Chiclana Natural/NGV Journal)  The mayor of Chiclana José María Román presented the first minibus fueled by the biogas generated at the

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Can Go Further than E15

(Urban Air Initiative)  The Urban Air Initiative submitted comments to the EPA supporting the agency’s proposal to make E15 available year round.

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Harmonized Stochastic Techno-Economic Assessment and Policy Analysis for Alternative Fuels

by Juju (Zhishen) Wang (CAAFI SOAP Webinar)  Kicked-off the 2019 CAAFI Webinar Series with       Juju Wang, an MIT graduate student presenting. Summary

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Canada: Renewable Natural Gas Now Part of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

(Fortis BC/NGV Journal)  At a carbon intensity level equal to or even less than electric vehicle power, FortisBC’s renewable natural gas

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Clean Air Dialogue

Key Principles from the California Clean Air Dialogue‘s Roadmap:  A Technology Neutral Approach – The goal of mobile source incentive funding should

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Policymakers Should Get Serious about Cash for Cleaner Air

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Members of the Clean Air Dialogue that includes health and environmental advocates and industry representatives recently endorsed a

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

The Pressing Need for a Strategy to Ramp up Ambition on Mitigating Emissions from Aviation

by Chris Lyle (GreenAir Online/Air Transport Economics)  Greenhouse gases from aviation will continue to increase globally despite prevailing mitigation actions, whose

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

ICAO Releases List of Technical Advisory Board Members Who Will Recommend Eligible Offsets for CORSIA

(GreenAir Online) ICAO has released the list of members appointed to the Technical Advisory Body (TAB) that will assess emissions units

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Inside California’s Fight against Pollution

by Miranda Green (The Hill)  … Asked who she (Mary Nichols,  head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB))  thought would

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil and Renewable Industries Locked in Tug of War over Trump’s Ethanol Plan

by John Siciliano and Josh Siegel  (Washington Examiner) The deadline for comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed plan to allow year-round

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Beto O’Rourke Hints at Support for Carbon Pricing

(Argus Media)  US presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wants the country to slash its greenhouse gas emissions to near zero over the

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

As Food Waste Concerns Rise, Biodiesel Plays Active Role in Reduction

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Diverts 1.8 Billion Pounds of Used Cooking Oil from Landfills Annually  —   It’s no secret: Americans love fried

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Los Angeles Unveils Plan Aiming for All Emission-Free Vehicles by 2050

by Zack Budryk and Miranda Green (The Hill)  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) on Monday announced a sweeping new sustainability plan touted

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

More Energy Companies Lobbying on Climate Issues, Including Green New Deal

by Esther Whieldon and Molly Christian (S&P Global Market Intelligence) The number of power companies lobbying on climate-related issues at the federal

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Crisis: Viluco Closes Its Biodiesel Factory

(Clarin (Google Translation))  The Lucci Group firm affirmed that the new scheme for determining the price of biofuel imposed by the

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

TransLink Sourcing RNG for Natural Gas Bus Fleet

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  TransLink and FortisBC have announced a partnership that will source renewable natural gas (RNG) for TransLink’s

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Italian Major Partnership Promotes Biomethane-Fueled Mobility

(Snam/NGV Journal)  Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB), Confagricoltura, Eni, FPT Industrial, IVECO, New Holland Agriculture and Snam signed a cooperation agreement to

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuel Market Is Nearing a Tipping Point

by Kerry Reals (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  After years of talking about the potential of biofuels and conducting sporadic demonstration

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Malaysia Can Help Reduce Aviation Industry Carbon Footprint with Palm Oil Biofuel, Says Teresa Kok

by Yiswaree Palansamy (Malay Mail)  Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the ministry is planning to produce biofuel using palm oil

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Andrew Yang Tours Ethanol Plant in Rural Iowa

by Katy Siddall (River Cities’ Reader)  Entrepreneur and presidential-candidate Andrew Yang toured POET Biorefining in Gowrie, Iowa. Yang was joined by Focus

April 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Modifying the Message: With a Democratic-Majority House of Representatives, the Ethanol Lobby Emphasizes Carbon Reduction.

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry has done a great job making friends throughout the political spectrum, says

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2019 Report Shows Record Reductions and Effectiveness of Canada’s Renewable Fuel Regulations

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN News)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions fourth annual report, with expanded coverage of Canadian biofuel use, greenhouse gas reductions,

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Quantum Fuel Systems and Quantitative BioSciences Partner to Develop Biofuels Production Facility at California “Farm of the Future”

(ACT News)  A promising new partnership demonstrates how dairy farms can realize the many benefits of capturing and selling biomethane as

April 26, 2019 Read Full Article

A Sweet Approach to Clean Cooking

by Danilo De Oliveira Pereira (United National Industrial Development Organization)  UNIDO is implementing a programme which creates value chains of clean cooking

April 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Impact of Emissions Regulations

(Sea News)  Maritime shipping emissions represent around 2.5% (940 million metric tonnes)², Worldwide and 13%  of the total greenhouse gases (GHGs)

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Bonanza: How Federal Subsidies Prop Up the Industry and Cost Taxpayers Billions

(Taxpayers for Common Sense)  The federal government has subsidized the mature U.S. biodiesel industry for more than a decade. In years

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article
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