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Canada’s Biofuel Policy Could Help U.S. Biodiesel Producers

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, the government is working on a biofuel policy, the Clean Fuel Standard, similar to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, to reduce GHG emissions

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Whose Side Is Trump on? The Fight Continues…Corn Country and Oil Country Still Battling It out in Washington, DC

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) …  It’s a back and forth game of Trump’s promises to help farmers and agriculture and support ethanol and biofuels, EPA giving small refinery

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels: Advancing European Market Uptake

by Vanessa Vivian Wabitsch (REVOLVE/BE Sustainable Magazine)  Discovering the world, working with people across the globe, commuting to work everyday or consuming exotic fruits imported to Europe – nearly every

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Responds to House Select Committee on Climate Crisis Request for Policy Suggestions

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Today, Advanced Biofuels USA shared two policy suggestions with the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in response to the Committee’s request. Recognizing

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Environmental Justice Takes the Spotlight

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GETS 2020 FOCUS: 2020 Democratic front-runner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, author Marianne Williamson, former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak and former

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Despite Domestic Policy Disputes, Biofuels Retain Significance on World Stage

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

November 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Chhattisgarh Advises Centre to Set up Biofuel Units Using Paddy Husk

by Nidhi Sharma  (Economic Times) Chhattisgarh government has offered the Centre a solution to the problem of stubble burning in fields—set up ethanol or biofuel units using paddy husk and

November 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil Carbon Emissions Stable as Clean Energy Use Offsets Deforestation

(Reuters/Voice of America)  Brazil’s carbon emissions have remained stable despite an increase in deforestation because they were offset by a larger use of clean energy sources such as ethanol and

November 7, 2019 Read Full Article

New Report Offers Road Map to US Hydrogen Energy Leadership

(Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)) A coalition of major oil & gas, power, automotive, fuel cell, and hydrogen companies have come together to develop a Road Map to a

November 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Salem Plant Turning More Cooking Oil into Biodiesel than Ever

by Pete Danko (Portland Business Journal) SeQuential, the Oregon company that collects used cooking oil and turns it into biodiesel, has boosted production capacity at its Salem plant by 30 percent.

November 6, 2019 Read Full Article

The New Science Fossil Fuel Companies Fear

by Zack Coleman (Politico)  Researchers can now link weather events to emissions – and to the companies responsible. A string of lawsuits is about to give “attribution science” a real-life

November 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Colorado Unveils Study Boosting Use of Renewable Natural Gas in Mobility

(Government of Colorado/NGV Journal)  The Colorado Energy Office released a Renewable Natural Gas in Transportation: Colorado Market Study that provides a preliminary assessment of Colorado’s potential to produce renewable natural

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

New Senate Climate Caucus Rooted in Industry Shift

by Abby Smith (Washington Examiner) When the Senate’s new bipartisan climate caucus meets for the first time this week, members will be joined by another group looking to engage more in

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

The Long Haul to Getting Aviation Biofuel off the Ground

by Angeli Mehta (Ethical Corporation) With the IPCC warning against growing crops for fuel, Angeli Mehta reports on how LanzaTech, SkyNRG and Velocys are trying to get the next generation of

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Jan De Nul Is Aiming for 100% Renewable Fuel

(Jan De Nul)  Jan De Nul Group carries out dredging work in the Benelux with 100% renewable fuel. With this, the world player is further committing itself to immediately and considerably

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Q&A with Brian Rogers, Future Forests + Jobs

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

November 5, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Refinery Exemptions Reduced Renewable Fuel Blending Requirements in 2018

(U.S. Energy Information Administration) On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it had granted 31 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) for the 2018

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming

by Clifford Krauss (New York Times) A surge of oil production is coming, whether the world needs it or not.  The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change

November 4, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 State of the Industry Address

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s ABLC Week and the semi-annual State of the Industry Address was a highlight at the opening of the on-stage presentations — known as a

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Energy and Water Sustainability in the U.S. Biofuel Industry

by May Wu (Argonne National Laboratory)  The progress of technology development for conventional and advanced biofuel production processes in the U.S. has been reviewed by several groups over the last

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Senate Dems Hope to Investigate Dark Money in Climate Politics

(Our Daily Planet) Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis held a hearing titled “Dark Money and Barriers to Climate Action” that explored the fossil fuel money which has funded

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

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

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Hurtigruten Tests Biodiesel that Potentially Can Change the Shipping Industry

(Hurtigruten) On the way to the goal of becoming completely emission free, Hurtigruten has as the first Norwegian cruise line started testing Biodiesel on board the ship MS Polarlys. This fuel

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to the Shell Annual Scenarios

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s ABLC Week and the semi-annual State of the Industry Address and a host of industry outlooks will be forthcoming in two Industry Horizons Forums and

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  —  … Local press reports noted

October 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Views from Napa Valley: A Peak at California’s Low Carbon Fuels Program (2019)

by Michele Rubino (Biofuels Digest)  … Take California’s climate change mitigation efforts – and specifically the LCFS (Low Carbon Fuels Standard), the State’s flagship Program aimed at decarbonizing the transportation

October 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Car Clash Hits Cap Hill: Motor Madness

by Gavin Bade (Politico’s Morning Energy)  House lawmakers will hold a hearing today to critique the White House plan to roll back vehicle fuel economy standards, a day after GM,

October 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Morgan Stanley Says These Firms Will Profit from Climate Change

by Ishika Mookerjee (Bloomberg/MSN)  World needs to spend $50 trillion on 5 technologies by 2050; Investment in areas such as hydrogen and biofuels is key  — The world needs to

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Americans Would Rather Reduce Oil and Gas Exploration than ‘Drill, Baby, Grill’

by Darryl Fears and Scott Clement (Washington Post)  A new poll finds that a clear majority of Americans say oil and natural gas drilling should be curtailed or maintained at

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

The Race to Zero Emissions, er, Zero Carbon, er, Negative Carbon, er, Circular Economy, and the Whole Wacky Thing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Bioeconomy technologies can go carbon-negative, wind and solar can go to zero carbon, waste capture and use gets you to a circular economy. Electric

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

The White House Summit on America’s Bioeconomy: The Inside Story

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington,  the White House hosted the Summit on America’s Bioeconomy earlier this  month, and the summary of the remarks is now available. The White House

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Young Voters Rank Climate #1 Voting Issue, Will the Political Parties Take Note?

(Our Daily Planet)  The issue that young American voters care about most is climate change, according to a new study by the Cause and Social Influence Initiative. While previous data has shown

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Senate Dems Propose Major Clean Cars Push As Court Rejects Challenge to Clean Car Rollback

(Our Daily Planet) Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Sen. Jeff Merkley  of Oregon, on Friday announced a $450

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Planting a Trillion Trees Will Not Halt Climate Change

by Kay Ledbetter (Farm Progress/Southwest Farm Press)  Tree planting in natural grasslands can destroy plant and animal habitat and won’t sequester enough carbon to compensate for fossil fuel emissions.  — A

October 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Foundation Receives Clean Diesel Project Grant

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The National Biodiesel Foundation has been awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funding for its 2020 National Clean Diesel Project. In partnership with Iowa Department of Transportation

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Weather Channel to Host Its Own Climate Forum for 2020 Democrats — and Some Republicans

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  … The weather news network … is set to air an hour-long prime-time special of interviews with nine 2020 White House hopefuls focused on how

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: The Growth in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Commercial Aviation — Part 1 of a Series on Airlines and Climate Change

by Jeff Overton (Environmental and Energy Study Institute) This fact sheet begins a series on commercial aviation, by examining the impact the growth of air travel and freight will have

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Alcohol, Biomethane and Ammonia Are the Best-Positioned Fuels to Reach Zero Net Emissions

(Maersk) A study by A.P. Moller – Maersk and Lloyds Register confirms that the best opportunities for decarbonizing shipping lie in finding new sustainable energy sources. Based on market projections, the

October 25, 2019 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Experts Say Current Standards Must Be Strengthened to Protect Public Health; Dismissed by Trump Administration, Scientists Speak Out Anyway

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  … Today, the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel issued its consensus letter on the science and policy of particulate matter. The twenty scientists, the leading experts in their

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Shipping Industry Must Cut Sulphur Emissions before 2020, Says IMO Secretary-General

by Varsha Saraogi (Ship Technology)   International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Kitack Lim has urged the shipping industry to boost its efforts to cut sulphur emissions by using IMO 2020-compliant fuels

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

A Roadmap to Make the Land Sector Carbon Neutral by 2040

(Environmental News Network/International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)  … IIASA researchers contributed to the development of a new roadmap outlining actions on deforestation, restoration, and carbon cuts that could lead

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

European Biofuels Industry Cries Foul that Green EU Financing Doesn’t Include Sustainable Technologies

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Belgium, as the EU institutions begin negotiations on a new regulation defining sustainability in green finance, a group of ten associations representing the Europe’s bioenergy, agriculture

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

October 24, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Moving beyond the RFS

Douglas A. Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Governor’s Biofuels Coalition) The global biofuels community is without a doubt watching the developments in the US with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and might

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Pathways to Decarbonizing Transportation

(Minnesota Department of Transportation)  Minnesota’s climate is changing, which already affects our health, environment, and economy, with warmer winters and more precipitation being recorded now and forecast to increase in

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

One Issue that Unites Republicans and DFLers in Minnesota? Biofuels

by Walker Orenstein (Twin Cities Business)  Minnesota lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have come out in support of ethanol and biodiesel, which they believe could help boost agriculture

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

A Gas Tax to End All Gas Taxes

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy) A bipartisan group of a dozen northeastern and Mid-Atlantic governors are considering a plan to impose a gas tax to fund investment into mass

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

E&C Subcommittee Announces Legislative Hearing to Address EPA’s Mismanagement of Renewable Fuel Standard Program

(U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee) Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

The Lowest Carbon Footprint by Design

(MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company) … To help tackle climate change, MSC completed a program to retrofit more than 250 ships in its existing fleet with the latest green technologies, cutting

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Zomato, BioD Energy to Convert Used-Cooking Oil into Biodiesel!

(Financial Express Dives)  The companies aim at collecting a total of 1000 MT of used cooking oil every month by March 2020. — Zomato and BioD Energy have joined hands to

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

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

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

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Ontario: Canada’s Ethanol Powerhouse

by Andrea Kent (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Located in central Canada, Ontario is the country’s most populous province. Here you’ll find the nation’s capital city, Ottawa, and its most populous

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

New Evidence on the Environmental Benefits of Biofuels

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy report highlights ethanol’s environmental benefits as EPA contemplates RFS reset. — … Right now, the agency is also crafting a rule

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Interaction Encouraged

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Jaime Finguerut, director of the Sugarcane Technology Institute in Brazil, showed a presentation slide

October 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Producers Merit Recognition for Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation

(Solutions from the Land)  Tomorrow marks the seventh annual Bioenergy Day, during which more than 40 organizations all over the United

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(City of Madison, Wisconsin) From ambulances and fire trucks to garbage/recycling and plow trucks, the City is making a significant, positive

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Does Security of Supply Drive Key Biofuel Markets in Asia?

(International Energy Agency)  Replacing a portion of gasoline and diesel demand with biofuels is a means of increasing a country’s

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

IEA Raises Global Biofuels Forecast as China Expands Ethanol Support

by Robert Perkins (S&P Global Platts)  Expanding Chinese ethanol mandates set to boost output; 2023 biofuel forecast raised by 19.5 billion liters; Renewables

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

JBS Biodiesel Is the First Company to Obtain Endorsement to Issue Decarbonization Credit

by Roberto Samora  (Reuters (Google Translation)) JBS Biodiesel of JBS became the first biofuel company on Thursday to be certified to

October 22, 2019 Read Full Article

USDA Deputy Secretary Speaks at Global Ethanol Summit

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Stephen Censky, deputy secretary of the USDA, delivered a keynote address during the second

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Global Ethanol Summit Panel Focuses on the Economics of Octane

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Day two of the inaugural Global Ethanol Summit began with a discussion about the economic

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Change, Advanced Biofuels and Clean Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum) When Rudolph Diesel patented his engine over a century ago, it was designed to operate on vegetable

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

International Leaders Tour the State’s Ethanol Production Chain

by Noah Fish (Post Bulletin/AgriNews) High-level officials from Middle Eastern and African countries were in Minnesota this week to learn

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Pitch Plan to Trash Ethanol Mandate Amid Industry Clashes

by Brian Dabbs (National Journal)  …  Now, though, two retiring Republican House members want to carve out a new future

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Iowa Farm Leaders Warn Trump Could Lose Rural Voters unless He Makes Good on Ethanol Deal

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Angry over proposed ethanol changes, Iowa agriculture leaders warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump will

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Here to Stay, Whether We Like It or Not

by Raj Shah, David Forester, Philip Iaccarino and Kareem Mehdi (Biofuels International)  Bioenergy and biofuels are of increasing public and

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Canada’s Largest Ethanol Producer Takes Steps to Expand Production at Biorefinery

(Biofuels International)  Greenfield Global, the largest producer of ethanol in Canada, has taken steps to expand production at its Varennes

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

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

by Shayne Willette (Navigant)  … Even fewer know the benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG)—closely related to biogas—or what it is.

October 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Puget Sound Unveils New Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard COMMENTS DUE: January 6, 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Washington state we have news that the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued its

October 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Proposed Volumes for 2020 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2021: Supplemental Notice COMMENT DEADLINE: November 29, 2019

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) On October 15, 2019, EPA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking seeking additional comment on the recently

October 16, 2019 Read Full Article

“EPA Reneges on Trump’s Biofuels Deal”: Shocker Details Emerge on US Oil Industry Waivers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “EPA Reneges on Trump’s Biofuels Deal”, said the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association in reacting to the US

October 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA’s Public Comment to Maryland’s Commission on Climate Change on Benefits of Biofuels in Climate Change Mitigation Plan

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Maryland’s Commission on Climate Change advises the state’s Governor and General Assembly “on ways

October 16, 2019 Read Full Article

EU Parliament Unfazed by Trade Fight over Palm Biofuel Phase-Out

by Hans Nicholas Jong (Mongabay.com/Eco-Business) A European member of parliament says the bloc isn’t concerned about threats by Indonesia and Malaysia

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

The Market for Sustainable Kerosene Needs the Quota

(aireg e.V.)  On the occasion of the international aireg conference on sustainable aviation fuels in Berlin on October 17th and

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Official: Flex Fuel Hybrid Vehicles Are the Future

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Miguel Ivan Lacerda Oliveira, director of biofuels for the Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy,

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

First Global Ethanol Summit Begins in Washington, DC

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The first Global Ethanol Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Special Report on the Climate Crisis in the 2020 Primary

(The Climate Change Project)  … While the need to act on climate has never been more clear, the good news is

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Greenfield Global Takes Next Steps to Expand Production at Its Varennes Biorefinery Following Draft Regulation on the Minimum Renewable Fuel Volumes in Quebec

(Greenfield Global/Oil and Gas 360)  Province’s largest ethanol producer says the policy could result in a major expansion of the

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Air Capture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Atmospheric CO2 levels have hit, er, stratospheric levels. The levels measured today were last recorded

October 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Change Laws of the World

(Columbia Law School/Sabin Center for Climate Change Law)  Access the Climate Change Laws of the World database here and search for legislation or

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States

Michael B. Gerrard and John C. Dernbach, Editors (Environmental Law Institute) Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States provides a

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Good Reasons for Biofuels: Facts about the Ongoing Decarbonisation of Road Transport

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP))  Human-caused

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

In Blow to Total, France Upholds Law Banning Palm Oil from Biofuel Scheme

by Geert De Clercq and Gus Trompiz (Reuters)  France’s constitutional court on Friday upheld a law excluding palm oil from

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It matters of course, what people think about bioenergy, not just the makers and political

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Field to Market Honorees Exemplify Ambition of Sustainable Development Goals

(Solutions from the Land)  National Farmer’s Day, an acknowledgement of the hard work that goes into feeding and supplying a

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Government of Quebec Publishes Draft Regulation on Renewable Fuel Minimum Volume

(Biobased Products News and Policy Report)  On October 2, 2019, the government of Quebec, Canada, published in its Official Gazette a notice of

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Indonesia Set to Face, Sue Europe over Renewable Energy Policies

(Antara News)  The Indonesian government will prepare to take legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Massive RNG Supply Boost in California

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership) The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently awarded more than

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

The World Needs a Massive Carbon Tax in Just 10 Years to Limit Climate Change, IMF Says

by Chris Mooney and Andrew Freedman (Washington Post) A global agreement to make fossil fuel burning more expensive is urgent

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

The Most Detailed Map of Auto Emissions in America

by Nadja Popovich and Denise Lu (New York Times) Transportation is the largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gases in the United

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Michael Bloomberg Says Cities Can Help Us Meet Paris Climate Goal

by Josh Siegel & Abby Smith (Washington Examiner’s Daily on Energy) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and eight other U.S. mayors released

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

National Voter Poll Shows Strong Support for RFS, Biodiesel Use

(National Biodiesel Board) The National Biodiesel Board released results Oct. 9 of an annual national poll of registered voters designed to

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil Firms to Pour Extra 7m Barrels per Day into Markets, Data Shows

by Jonathan Watts, Jillian Ambrose and Adam Vaughan (The Guardian) Projected production surge in next 12 years to be led by

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Governors Ask Trump to Take Executive Actions on Biofuels

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  First and foremost, the group asked Trump to expedite any new rulemaking process aimed

October 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Continue to Flourish in Canada Due to Free Trade

by Craig Willis (Global Markets) Since the inception of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, Canada has been the most

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) Prospects for biomethane production and consumption in Ukraine were reviewed on October 01 by the State Agency

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Norway Releases Action Plan for Green Shipping

(Maritime Executive) Norway has released an action plan for green shipping, saying that its maritime industry is a world leader in

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

High-Impact Bio-Based Initiative for a Circular Europe

(Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking/Politico)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking delivers substantial socio-economic and environmental benefits to Europe, actively contributing to

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Investors Ask GM to Join in

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A group of large investors is calling on GM to join a voluntary emissions

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Portland Oil Terminal Looks to Pipe Biofuels

by Cassandra Profita (Oregon Public Broadcasting) Zenith Energy says it wants to add renewable fuels and what it calls “a liquid

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Oakland, CA Benefits from Renewable Diesel Fuel

(Diesel Technology Forum) Oakland’s equipment and services manager, Joey Williams, chats about the difference using renewable diesel fuel has made

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Reducing the Fuel Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles – New Report and Webinar

(National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine) Tractor-trailers, buses, commercial trucks, and other heavy vehicles are significant contributors in the transportation

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Refuel as You Sail with Hydrogen

by Nick Savvides (American Shipper Freight Waves)  … Madadh (pronounced Maddy) MacLaine, CEO of Zero Emissions Maritime Technology, Ltd. believes

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

The Truth About Hydrogen

by Patrick Molloy and LeeAnn Baronett (Rocky Mountain Institute)  … There are four major sources for commercial production of hydrogen, three

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

Rep. Axne, Sen. Klobuchar Urge USDA to Conduct Economic Impact Report on EPA Biofuel

(Office of Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA-3)  Axne, Klobuchar express concern regarding recent EPA statement claiming “zero evidence” that biofuel waivers

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

European Biofuel Facility Opens in Antwerp, Belgium

(Targray) Targray has announced the full opening of its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 biofuel storage and blending center serving

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Commercializing Conventional and Advanced Transport Biofuels from Biomass and Other Renewable Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Several of the better known IEA Bioenergy rock stars — there are four and possibly

October 8, 2019 Read Full Article

UK Government’s Climate Advisers Suggest a Pathway towards Net-Zero Aviation Emissions by 2050

(GreenAir Online) Emissions from international aviation and shipping must be included in the country’s net-zero emissions by 2050 climate target, says

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Reg Modlin High Octane Low Carbon Fuel Blog Series

(Natual Resources Solutions) Reg Modlin is a senior NRS Advisor and a veteran of 40-plus years in the automotive industry.

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

US Voters Show Strong Support for Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard

(Biofuels International)  A new nationwide US survey conducted by Morning Consult has found strong support for ethanol and the Renewable

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Climate Change Measures Progress at ICAO Assembly

(Air Transport Action Group) Governments meeting at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 40th Assembly in Montreal have supported the prioritisation

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Court: EPA Must Consider Environmental Impact When Setting Ethanol Mandate

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  The U.S. appeals court in Washington unanimously ordered the EPA to reconsider its Renewable Fuel

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Government Proposes Increased Use of Renewable Fuels in Québec, Canada

(Biofuels International)  The Government of Québec in Canada has released a draft regulation that requires the increased use of renewable

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

White House Nixes Climate Change Language from Vehicle Emissions Proposal

by Rebecca Beitsch (The Hill) The White House removed language calling climate change a “serious challenge” from a proposal that limits

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

(Environmental Protection Agency) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued

October 4, 2019 Read Full Article

California Governor Takes Actions to Slash Vehicle Emissions

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., is making moves in support of reducing California’s transportation emissions. Newsom signed an

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Survey Finds Strong Opposition to EPA Oil Refinery Waivers, Strong Support for RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association) Registered voters oppose the Trump administration’s actions to exempt oil refineries from renewable fuel blending obligations by a

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Greens Support Use of Biofuels, but Only from Plant Waste Matter

(Sudbury.com)  Party says there will be no food-based biofuels in transition to zero-carbon economy  — The Green Party of Canada says

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

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

(EBA/NGV Journal) The decarbonization of transport is a major concern to limit the environmental and climate impact of the sector. The

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Experts Discuss Wildfire Mitigation, Beneficial Use of Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The California Council on Science & Technology hosted an expert briefing at the California State

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Groups Sue Federal Government over Move to Block CA Emission Standards

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) Nine environmental advocacy groups are suing the Trump administration over its attempt to prevent California and

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Provides Tax Incentives for Biogas Investments

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., reintroduced the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act on Sept.

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Northeast States Draft Regional Policy Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Transportation Lacks Renewable Fuel Emphasis DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: November 5, 2019

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “Nothing has been decided yet about the treatment of biofuels” or renewable fuels in

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected 35 projects totaling $73 million for bioenergy

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Synthetic Fuels Could Shrink Carbon Footprint

by Vicky Just (University of Bath/Phys.org)  Synthetic fuels, made using carbon captured from the air, farm waste or biomass, could

October 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Over 200 European Airports to Deliver Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

(Airports Council International)  On the occasion of the UN Global Climate Action Summit taking place in New York today, the

October 1, 2019 Read Full Article

How U.S. Fossil Fuels Are Tied to Ukraine and Impeachment

by Scott Waldman and Benjamin Storrow (E&E News)  Ukraine, now at the center of a rapidly accelerating impeachment inquiry against

October 1, 2019 Read Full Article

TCI Jurisdictions Share Updates on Policy Design Process

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center) Jurisdictions participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have made available a framework for

October 1, 2019 Read Full Article

The Next Mile: Technology Pathways to Accelerate Sustainability within the Transportation Sector

(U.S. House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy) STATEMENTS:  Chairman Conor Lamb (D-PA) of the Subcommittee on

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Daschle, Sombke Call Pending SAFE Rule the Path to Higher Ethanol Volumes

(Safe Gasoline Campaign) In a wide-ranging interview on a popular South Dakota Business Radio program, Sombke and Daschle stressed that moving to high

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Audio of Private Meeting Shows Oil Industry Ripping into Trump Administration

by Ben Lefebvre (Politico) At a closed-door meeting this summer, oil and gas industry lawyers criticized the Trump administration’s failure to

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

NORDEN Joins Shipping Decarbonisation Coalition

(NORDEN) NORDEN has signed up to become a member of the Getting to Zero Coalition. Launching at the United Nations Climate

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Big Law Firms Draft Model Climate Laws in Pro Bono Project

by Stephanie Russell-Kraft (Bloomberg)  More than 20 law firms join pro bono effort led by two law school professors; Draft

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Carbon Pricing Bill Introduced

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Led by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), a group of House lawmakers introduced a bipartisan carbon

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Family Farming, Biofuels, CO2: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Climate Change and the U.S. Farm Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The National Farmers Union envisions a world where farm families and their communities are respected,

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Ocean Optimism: A To-Do List of Possible Climate Solutions

(Our Daily Planet) The IPCC Oceans report released on Wednesday painted a dire picture of the health of the ocean today.  The ocean

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Over 200,000 Commercial Flights Using Low-Carbon Fuel Show an Energy Transition Is Possible

(Air Transport Action Group) As the world’s aviation community gathers in Montreal for the 40th session of the International Civil Aviation

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Air Transport a Key Sector in Supporting Sustainable Development Globally

(Air Transport Action Group) Organisations from across the air transport sector today reminded governments of the important role that air transport

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Prospects for Biofuels Use by Other Transportation Modes

by Stephanie Mercier (Farm Journal AgWeb)  … While supporters of the U.S. biofuel industry will no doubt continue to advocate

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

It’s MAGIC!: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae’s Pivotal Role

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Some people believe in magic and some don’t but MAGIC is real in this case –

September 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Guiding Principles to Enable Climate Smart Solution from Agriculture

(Solutions from the Land)  … Climate Week is an annual event – first launched in 2009 and held alongside the United

September 25, 2019 Read Full Article

New Mexico Commits to Climate Action in the Face of Trump Administration’s Attack on Clean Car Standards

(Sierra Club)  Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will join 14 other states in adopting clean car standards

September 25, 2019 Read Full Article
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