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Report Slams Biofuels Industry Impact on Air Quality

by Sean Reilly (Politico Pro E&E News PM) As the number of biofuel plants rise, a watchdog group called for a stronger permitting and enforcement regime. -- Biofuels plants are often large sources of hazardous air pollution, presenting a major concern as

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Fermbox Bio Introduces EN3ZYME: A Global Solution Transforming Agricultural Waste into Renewable Biofuels and Sustainable Synbio Products

(Fermbox Bio/PR Newswire)  Fermbox Bio, a synthetic biology research and manufacturing company, announces the launch of EN3ZYME, a cutting-edge enzyme cocktail designed to enhance both the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of transforming pre-treated agri-based residues into fermentable, cellulosic sugars. These sugars pave

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Greenwashing the Skies

by Chuck Collins, Omar Ocampo, and Kalena Thomhave (Institute for Policy Studies) How the Private Jet Lobby Uses "Sustainable Aviation Fuels" as a Marketing Ploy -- As the climate crisis intensifies, the private jet industry is facing a reckoning over its massive

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Why Is Breaking Down Plant Material for Biofuels So Slow?

by Gail McCormick (Pennsylvania State University) Penn State researchers have revealed how molecular roadblocks slow the breakdown of cellulose, an abundant renewable resource in plants -- Cellulose, which helps give plant cell walls their rigid structure, holds promise as a renewable raw

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UC-Davis Analysts Warn of Significant Soybean Acreage Requirements for SAF

(Pro Farmer/Ag Web) Two UC-Davis analysts in a report highlighted that satisfying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goals would require a significant increase in soybean plantings, almost by 50%. Conversely, relying solely on corn ethanol would necessitate a lesser increase in land

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Won’t Short Food Supply, Manufacturers Say

by Sean Prattt (Manitoba Cooperator/Glacier Farm Media)  Manufacturers of sustainable aviation fuel say the increase in light duty electric vehicles has created an ethanol surplus --  Sustainable aviation fuel manufacturers say they won’t compromise food supplies despite consuming large volumes of agricultural

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Africa Can Use Its Idle, Arable Land for Biofuel and Save Earth

by Joachim Buwembo (The East African) ... Sceptics may argue that it will take a lot of land to produce the SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) required to fly all planes around the world. But sceptics are always there. At the start

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BP Pushes to Extend Definition of ‘Advanced’ Biofuels as Green Aviation Targets Loom

by Jonathan Packroff (EURACTIV)  Oil giant BP Europe is pushing for a revision of the EU’s rules for biofuels, fossil fuel alternatives made from crops, animal fats, and waste, to allow more crops into the EU’s definition of ‘advanced’ biofuels

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You Can’t Fly with Lead Wings, or Corn Ethanol’s SAF CI Problem

by Steven Slome, Jia Ming Ong and Matthew Morton (NexantECA/Biofueld Digest)  ... Accordingly, the main tool for achieving the goal of aviation decarbonization is currently liquid Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  SAF production is poised to grow significantly, supported by governmental measures such

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Africa Can Use Its Idle, Arable Land for Biofuel and Save Earth

by Joachim Buwembo (The East African)  ... Without idealistically asking Africa to commit land for growing clean fuel, has it dawned on our thinkers at the African Union and in governments that there is big money in producing biofuel? Sceptics may argue

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COP: Brazil Pursues Global Ethanol Expansion

by Vinicius Damazio (Argus Media) Brazilian sugarcane industry association Unica and foreign trade agency ApexBrasil plan to invest R19.5mn ($3.9mn) to position ethanol as a key solution to decarbonize transportation globally and help countries reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Ethanol can provide the

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The Use of Food and Feed Crops for Bio-based Materials and the Related Effects on Food Security – Recognising Potential Benefits

(Renewable Carbon News)  Renewable Carbon Initiative Publishes New Insights into a Hotly Debated Topic and Urges for Careful and Evidence-based Debates --  2023, the world faces a global hunger crisis. According to the World Food Programme“ a record 349 million people across

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UN Aviation Meeting Agrees to Goal of 5% Lower Emissions by 2030

by Allison Lampert and Tim Hepher (Reuters) A meeting of more than 100 countries on Friday agreed to an interim goal for emissions reductions from global aviation by 2030 by using less-polluting fuels, but China, Russia and some others aired concerns

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EU’s 35 bcm Target for Biomethane ‘Unrealistic’, Campaigners Say

by Frédéric Simon (Euractiv)  EU plans to produce 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane annually by 2030 are “both unrealistic and unsustainable”, campaigners warned on Wednesday (22 November) as EU countries debate legislation to decarbonise the gas sector and promote alternatives

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BioFuelCircle CEO Calls for Swift Carbon Credit Policy to Boost India's Biofuel

(Economic Times Energy World)  "Rolling out of carbon credits and green credits mechanisms as early as possible for conversion from fossil fuel to green fuel, I think could be a great policy initiative and support for this transition to biofuels," said Baxi in an

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Villagers Resist India's Biofuel Push, Fearing Hidden Health Risks

By Bhasker Tripathi (Reuters)  Communities fear pollution from new ethanol plants; Using rice, maize for fuel threatens food security; Climate benefits of crop-based biofuels questioned -- Over a year ago, locals were alarmed when they saw construction begin on the

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Putting the ‘S’ into SAF

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International) When the US Congress expanded the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in 2007, some ill-informed environmental advocates and ideological academics started sounding the alarm bell. They argued farmers could not possibly produce enough grain to

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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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Food Is Hot Campaign Issue in Elections from Argentina to Poland

by Agnieszka de Sousa (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) ... The world of trade and climate is watching palm oil, found in everything from peanut butter to shampoo. Indonesia produces more of it than anyone else and it’s been directing more of the commodity into

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Council of The European Union Adopts ReFuelEU Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European

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EU Renewable Ethanol Sector Produced More Food than Fuel in 2022

by Charles O'Donnell (Agriland) The EU renewable ethanol sector produced more food and animal feed than fuel in 2022, according to the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE). According to ePURE’s audited data, its members produced 5.9 million tonnes of food and feed

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PM Formally Launches Global Biofuels Alliance; 19 Countries, 12 Global Bodies Agree to Join

by Sukalp Sharma (Indian Express) The alliance is aimed at facilitating international cooperation and intensifying the use of sustainable biofuels, along with facilitating global biofuels trade and technical support for national biofuel programmes. The Global Biofuels Alliance (GBA) was formally launched on

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Op-ed: Biofuels Don’t Steal Land from Food Producers

 by Eyal Ronen (Casterra/ Ag Daily)  Food insecurity continues to be a problem for the world — and it’s a problem that’s getting worse. According to the World Bank , the number of people facing moderate to severe food insecurity topped 2 billion in

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Bentley Installs Biofuel Tank at Crew Factory

(Biofuels International) Vehicles from the Bentley Heritage Collection and press fleet will be able to reduce their carbon impact by an estimated 85% thanks to a new 1,200-litre fuel bowser within the Crewe production site. Bentley ran its six strong fleet at

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Govt Said to Have Hiked Ethanol Rates Fearing Fall in Blending as Distilleries Close Operation

by Prabhudatta Mishra (Business Line) According to the new rates effective from August 7, the purchase price of ethanol produced from rice has been increased by ₹4.75/litre to ₹60.29/litre and for ethanol produced from maize, price has been hiked by ₹6.01/litre

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Bioenergy as Harmful as Fossil Fuels if CO2 Emissions Not Priced

(Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)/Mirage News) A new study in Nature Climate Change shows that under current land-use regulations, CO2 emission factors for biofuels might even exceed those for fossil diesel combustion due to large-scale land clearing related to

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EU Renewable Ethanol Hits New Record Level for Greenhouse-Gas Reduction

by Robin Whitlock (Renewable Energy Magazine) Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by an average of 78.4 percent compared to fossil fuels in 2022, according to newly certified data. It was the 11th consecutive year in which

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Emirates President Says Airlines Must ‘Do Better’ to Develop Sustainable Fuels, Meet Climate Goals

by Edward Russell (Airline Weekly) Emirates President Tim Clark called for the airline industry to “do better” and put more money towards the development of sustainable aviation fuels as part of the global push to decarbonize commercial aviation. “If we rely on

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Untapped Opportunities in Biofuels

by Editorial Board (Manila Times) Biofuels, or fuels derived from organic sources, are increasingly being seen as an easy solution to meeting electricity needs in a more sustainable way, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle fuel and import

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Chevron Road Trip Demonstrates Renewable Gasoline Blend

(Chevron/Business Wire) Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), kicked off a road trip today across the U.S. Gulf Coast to showcase an innovative new gasoline blend with more than 50 percent renewable content. People from Chevron and

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Biofuel Policies and the Current Food Crisis

by Joseph Glauber and Charlotte Hebebrand (International Food Policy Research Institute/Daily Star) ... Despite the recurring food versus fuel debate and criticism expressed during previous price spikes, biofuel policies have grown in popularity. That growth will likely continue.  The International Energy Agency

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German Minister to Propose Withdrawal from Use of Crop-Based Biofuels

by Michael Hogan (NASDAQ/Reuters)  German environment minister Steffi Lemke said on Tuesday she would soon send proposals to the cabinet for the country to withdraw from the use of crop-based biofuels to achieve reductions in greenhouse gases. “Biofuels stand for land consumption

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Was 2022 a Pivotal Year for BioFuel?

(World Bio Market Insights) Interest in biofuels survived the fossil fuel bonanza of 2022 but there’s still a long road to viability -- The importance of energy to domestic and international politics became more visible than ever before between 2020 and

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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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Analysis: Why India Is Pursuing Ethanol as an Automotive Fuel

by Sergius Barretto (Autocar India)  World over the auto industry is rapidly heading towards an electric-only future, and just a few years ago, India too considered a 100 percent EV target by 2030. However, it has since rationalised that to a

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Japan Looks to Thailand for Bioethanol that Doesn’t Fuel Food Insecurity

by Nikkei Asia (KrASIA) Sumitomo, Kao explore projects to turn sugar and cassava waste into energy.  --  Asia’s first plant to mass-produce biofuel that does not reduce food stocks will be built in Thailand, according to Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp., which will

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Electric Cars – Iffy, Alcohol Cars – A Sure Thing

by Dave Stoltz (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars for our entire light duty vehicle fleet as Governor Newsom and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) want are iffy. The key word to not getting ourselves into the same predicament that we’re

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Ethanol Industry Eyes Transformation to Kill ‘Food vs Fuel’ Argument

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) Although Hungary’s agriculture minister has recently hailed the ethanol industry’s fresh investments in animal feed and foodstuffs in addition to biofuel production, the European Commission appears to remain unconvinced, still invoking the “food versus fuel” argument. Speaking at

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Columbia Economist Wrong on Ethanol’s Benefits

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) As a proud graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), I was disappointed to read a recent commentary about ethanol by a research scholar at my alma mater. “A Chance to Phase Out

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Global Demand for Biofuel Offers Opportunity for Australia

by Sybilla Gross (Bloomberg/Business Times) Rising food costs spur debate on use of crops for energy; Demand for sustainable aviation fuel and diesel to surge -- Strong growth in global demand for renewable fuels offers a great opportunity for suppliers

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Eni: The Procurement of Palm Oil Has Come to an End

(Eni) Eni has definitively ended the procurement of palm oil for use at the Venice and Gela biorefineries for the production of hydrogenated biofuels. The last shipments arrived in the last few weeks, ahead of the declared goal of becoming 'palm

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Eni Starts Exporting Vegetable Oil for Biorefining from Kenya

(Eni)  The cargo that left the port of Mombasa is the first from Africa --  The first cargo of vegetable oil for biorefining produced by Eni in Kenya has left the port of Mombasa, on its way to Gela’s biorefinery. This

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NEW DATA: The EU Renewable Ethanol Industry Produced More Food than Fuel in 2021

(ePURE) Latest statistics from ePURE members include significant production of feed, confirming importance of domestic ethanol biorefineries to food security and energy independence  --  European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced more feed than fuel in 2021, according to certified

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Pet Food Ingredients Do Not Belong in Engines

by Rosa Carbonell (Politico/FEDIAF) Incentivizing use of fit-for-feed animal fats in biofuels could seriously impact EU pet food makers’ access to essential ingredients, affecting 90 million European households’ capacity to safely and nutritiously feed their 300 million-plus pets. ... Current

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ROBIN Debuts THE CLARIANT CHANNEL

(Biofuels Digest)  Now on ROBIN, up to the minute video and presentations, events and background from Europe's dominant player in 2G ethanol and in many chemicals markets. All content is available on THE CLARIANT CHANNEL, part of your ROBIN streaming

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Group Urges CARB to Limit Biobased Diesel from Lipids under California LCFS

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  The International Council on Clean Transportation suggests setting a cap on lipids “would prevent California’s [biobased diesel] market shifting from one that is primarily waste oil-based to one increasingly reliant on food-based fuels with

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Cure or Curse: Can 'Next-Generation' Biofuels Turbocharge the Net Zero Transition?

by Cecilia Keating (Business Green)  ...  But Gordon McManus, research director for refining and oil products team for the Europe, Middle East, Africa region at leading research and consulting business Wood Mackenzie, said the biofuels industry might be poised to "come of age"

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World Food Prices Post Biggest Decline Since 2008 in July

by Aine Quinn (Bloomberg) Drop offers some relief amid deepening cost-of-living crisis; Ukraine restarted some grain shipments after deal with Russia -- ... A United Nations index of world food costs plunged almost 9% in July. The index fell to

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Lawsuit Challenges EPA’s Damaging Renewable Fuels Standard

(Center for Biological Diversity) The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel volume requirements for corn ethanol and other biofuels for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Earlier this

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Two Cheers for the EU’s New Fit for 55 Transport Fuels Policy -- Um, Why Not 3 Cheers?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...  The EU policy includes a blending obligation for fuel suppliers. Starting in 2025, the aviation fuel made available to EU airports should contain 2% SAF, increasing to 5% by 2030, 32% by 2040 and 63%

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Going Rogue

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) ... Biodiesel producers, for instance, have lost market share and feedstock to renewable diesel, not necessarily because renewable diesel is a better fuel. Sometimes policy distortions are the reason the market plays out the way

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BSBios to Build Brazil's First Big Wheat Ethanol Plant as Crop Expands

by Ana Mano (Reuters) Brazil's largest biofuel producer BSBios will build the country's first big facility that uses wheat to make ethanol, which will increase, not diminish, food supplies, its chief executive said, amid a global discussion on prioritizing food

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Rise of Electric Cars to Shift Biofuels Use to Other Transport Areas

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) As the pending combustion engine ban sets the clock ticking on the lucrative fuels market for passenger vehicles, the biofuels industry is aiming to bolster its position in other transport sectors – including trucking, shipping, and

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Corn Can Provide Food and Fuel without Sacrificing Either

(Office of Representative Adrian Smith ( R-NE 3rd))  ... As consumers face steep increases in food and fuel costs, ethanol production must be part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy to lower costs. One common misconception is that utilizing corn for food

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Biofuels to Play ‘a Big Role’ in Reducing EU Dependency on Russian Fossil Fuels: MEP

(Biofuels Central) In a landmark decision on 31 May, the EU agreed to end most Russian oil imports by the end of the year. Renewable biofuels have been touted as a means to partially replace the embargoed oil, as the domestically

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Boris Johnson Hits the Brakes on Biofuel as He Slashes Net-Zero Targets to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

(Daily Mail)  ... The Prime Minister has done it by reducing the amount of biofuel produced in UK; Biofuel requires wheat and maize – land that Mr Johnson believes could be better used for food production to combat soaring prices 

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Exclusive-Britain, Germany Push G7 for Halt to Biofuel Mandates to Tame Food Prices

by Sarah McFarlane (Reuters/Global Banking and Finance Review) Officials from some G7 countries, including Germany and Britain, will push for temporary waivers on biofuels mandates to combat soaring food prices when leaders from the group of wealthy nations meet on Sunday,

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India’s Transition to Renewable Energy

(Navhind Times) ...  India needs a massive investment to the tune of $225 billion to $250 billion over the next few years to meet its remit in this regard. It is germane to note that the private sector has paved the

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Examining the Role of SAF in a Net-Zero Aviation Industry

(Biofuels International)  ... Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has the potential to cut lifecycle emissions from aviation by up to 80%, making it the largest contributing factor to decarbonising air travel. Biofuels International asks Angela Robledo, business development director, lowcarbon fuels

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Lawsuits Challenge Two Massive Bay Area Biofuel Refinery Projects

(Center for Biological Diversity) Rushed Review Ignored Dangers to Communities, Environment  -- Communities for a Better Environment and the Center for Biological Diversity sued Contra Costa County on Tuesday over its rushed approval of two proposed biofuel refineries in the Bay

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Environmental Group Urges Biden to Wean Nation's Biofuel Program off Liquid Fuels

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration should rely less on liquid fuels like ethanol and focus more on cleaner technology like electric vehicles (EVs) and advanced biofuels when it reshapes the nation's renewable fuel program, environmental group Evergreen Action said

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White House Should Move Beyond E15, Boost Biofuel’s Economic, Environmental, National Security and Public Health Benefits

(Solutions from the Land)  ... Reports out of Washington indicate that EPA submitted to the White House late last month its proposal on biofuel mandates, calling for a retroactive reduction for years 2020 and 2021, then boosting it back up for

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Survey Says Biofuels Indispensable for Security: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to UFOP’s Biofuels Survey

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The war in Ukraine affects important agricultural markets and restrictions on legal requirements for the production of biodiesel and bioethanol lead to an increase in imports of protein animal feeds and thus to an increase

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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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Biofuels Need Holistic-Development Approach instead of ‘Tank-or-Plate’ Discussion

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Quota Act is the most important driver for decarbonization of the transport sector with the increasing GHG-reduction commitments until 2030. In view of the

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Analysis: White House Weighs Inflation vs. Farmers in New Biofuel Mandates

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks the amount of biofuels like corn-based ethanol that U.S. refiners must blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to

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Electric Vehicle: India’s Target to Have 20% Ethanol Blended in Petrol by 2025 Could Affect Its Food Security

by Tanvi Deshpande (IndiaSpend.com/Scroll.in)  Achieving the target won’t drastically reduce emissions nor will India achieve energy security because of it. -- For India to meet its target of 20% ethanol blended in petrol by the year 2025 (commonly known as the

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U.S. EPA Administrator Regan Talks RVOs, SREs on Agritalk Radio

(Growth Energy) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan joined Agritalk Radio to discuss the latest news on SREs, RVOs, and the future of the RFS. On EPA proposing to deny all pending SRE requests…. I believe we need to be on

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UFOP Rejects Reduction of the Cap for Biofuels from Cultivated Biomass

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants) The GHG Quota Act regulates market balancing -- The Federal Environment Ministry's initiative to reduce the so-called cap on biofuels from cultivated biomass has met with incomprehension. The UFOP rejects the

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Biofuels Help Ensure Europe’s Energy Security and Sustainability

by Simona Vackeová (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As the EU aims to increase its energy independence and steps up its ambitions to fight climate change, it should stay true to its goal of carbon neutrality and not overlook the full potential

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Biofuels Industry Pushes for Greater Use in Europe to Reduce Reliance on Russia

by Samyak Pandey (S&P Global) Major industry players seek long-term mandates, ambitious targets; Feedstock availability for industry remains key to achieve targets  -- Industry leaders strongly stressed increased biofuels consumption through blending mandates and other measures in a bid to make Europe energy

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German Government Mulls Limiting Biofuel Production

by Julia Dahm (EURACTIV.de translated by Daniel Eck) Germany’s environment and agriculture ministries are reportedly working on restrictions for biofuel production so more grain can be used as human food as agriculture markets remain strained due to the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV

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Congressman Rice Introduces Food Before Fuel Act

(Office of Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC 7th)  Bill Would Lower Price of Food and Gasoline by Repealing Ethanol Mandate Law  -- Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the Food Before Fuel Act with Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to repeal the ethanol mandate

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RFA Offers E15 Fact Check List

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Media coverage of President Biden’s announcement last Tuesday that consumers will continue to have access to lower-cost 15% ethanol fuel this summer contained a great deal of misinformation, despite the best efforts of the ethanol industry to

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6 Key Takeaways from CII Webinar on ‘Ethanol Roadmap for 2025’

by Shivam Dwivedi (Krishi Jagran)  CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) held a webinar titled "Ethanol Roadmap for 2025" on April 22, 2022, and GPS Renewables sponsored the webinar. The 'Ethanol Roadmap for 2025' webinar highlighted the market opportunity of 1G Ethanol

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Will Indonesia's Ban on Palm Oil Exports Derail Renewable Diesel Growth in the U.S.?

by Tyne Morgan (AgWeb) Soybean oil prices hit nearly limit up in overnight trading after Indonesia announced it will effectively ban palm oil exports as of April 28 due to soaring domestic prices. While no timeline was given on the announced export

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Ethanol against the World!

by Matt Reese and Dusty Sonnenberg (Ohio's Country Journal) ...  “In a life cycle analysis of ethanol and electric vehicles, you have to look at the base load of carbon intensity. Right now, that number is 114 grams of CO2 per

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Biofuels Industry Tackles COVID-19, War Challenges

by Susan Reidy (WorldGrain.com) Just as the global biofuels industry was regaining ground from a severe drop in production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now facing new struggles with rising feedstock prices caused in part by Russia’s invasion of

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Food or Fuel

by Peeping Tom (Kaieteur News – In 2009, there was a pushback against plans, by then President Bharrat Jagdeo, to use agricultural lands for the cultivation of crops for biofuels. At the time, the world was reeling from the triple

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Grassley Doesn't Mince Words as Food Versus Fuel Debate Ramps Back up

by Mark Dorenkamp (Browfield Ag News)  U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley is dismissing the food versus fuel debate that seems to be reemerging after the Biden administration announced it will allow summertime sales of E15. The Iowa Republican tells Brownfield without ethanol farmers

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Bio-mandates Cuts to Worsen Oil Supply Security: IEA

by Giulia Squadrin  (Argus Media)   Oil demand and security of supply issues could be exacerbated by any reduction in biofuels mandates, according to the IEA, with biofuels making up around 2pc by volume of world oil demand. Several countries have reconsidered or

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Boost in Ethanol Renews the False Food Versus Fuel Argument

(Solutions from the Land) ...  Unfortunately, the White House action promoting E15 has also brought with it a resurrection of grumbling from oil industry advocates and others claiming that the increased use of corn as a feedstock to make more ethanol

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EU Renewable Ethanol Part of Solution for Europe’s Food Security and Fossil-Free Energy

(Biofuels International) ePURE has rubbished claims made by Transport & Environment about the European biofuels lobby taking advantage of people’s concerns over fuel prices. A new study by T&E, reported in Biofuels International last week, has provided evidence that crops are needed much more for

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Researchers Evaluate the Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard on Biofuel Production

by Madelyn Ostendorf (Successful Farming)  In a first-of-its kind study, researchers at Purdue University have illustrated the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on the production of biofuels. Over the past 15 years, production and consumption of biofuels have increased in

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Call to Remove Food Crops from European Biofuels

by Aisling O'Brien (Agriland) Removing wheat from the production of biofuels in Europe would offset over 20% of the collapsed Ukrainian supplies, according to a campaign group. A study by Transport and Environment (T&E) has shown that 10,000 tonnes of wheat – the equivalent

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New MSU Research Shows How Biofuel Crops Can Help Mitigate Climate Change When Grown on Land of Otherwise Little Agricultural Value

by Cameron Rudolph  (Michigan State University) Newly published research from MSU Foundation Professor Bruno Basso shows how some Midwest farmers can see economic and environmental benefits of growing switchgrass, a biofuel crop, on traditionally less-productive land. -- Newly published Michigan State University

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MEP Proposes Fewer Restrictions on Biofuels to Meet Higher Renewables Target

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The amount of bioenergy in the EU’s transport sector will increase under plans by the lawmaker leading the European Parliament’s position on the EU’s renewable energy law, a scenario likely to rankle green legislators. Markus Pieper, the

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Biden Administration Studying whether Biofuel Waiver Could Ease Food Inflation -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) U.S. President Joe Biden's administration is studying whether waiving biofuel blending mandates could help offset a surge in prices for key food ingredients like corn and soy oil following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, two sources familiar

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Yesterday Is Always Tomorrow for the Global Bioeconomy

by Douglas L. Faulkner (Leatherstocking LLC/“Cleantech Conservative”/Biofuels Digest)  ... It never ceases to amaze me that the media and politicians frequently belittle biofuels and biobased products as old-fashioned, hopelessly low-tech, of no import, and, yes, even damaging to the environment and

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Could Ireland Be on the Cusp of a Biofuel Revolution?

by Neil Briscoe (Irish Times)  “Electrification of cars is important in reducing emissions but it cannot do it all”  -- Biofuels are coming back into both public and Governmental focus in Ireland, not least with the recent announcement that the cost

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Food vs. Fuel or Food AND Fuel for Soybean Products?

by Forrest Laws (Farm Progress) Can the soybean industry provide food and fuel to the market without compromising? ... “Where we are now is incredibly exciting because we’ve got the bean oil piece that goes into this biofuel space, and

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Biofuel Investment Should Occur in California Despite Some Opposition, Regulator Says

by Laura Sanicola (Reuters) California’s biofuel projects are important for the state to achieve its decarbonization goals despite “tremendous pushback” in some instances, a top state environmental regulator said on Tuesday. California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program incentivizes energy companies to seek

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Govt Assures Ethanol Blending Plan Will Not Affect India's Food Security

 (MSN/BusinessToday.IN)  The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas said on Thursday that India's ambitious Ethanol blending plan will not affect the country's food security as meeting food grain demand is the top focus of the government. Noting that certain reports

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An Ambitious Ethanol Plan Spurs Food Security Fears in India

by Bibhudatta Pradhan and Pratik Parija (Bloomberg)  Modi advances target for use of 20% ethanol-blended gasoline; Biofuel makers buying rice meant for poor at subsidized prices -- India’s ambitious plan to cut the use of fossil fuels by promoting ethanol derived

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Eni Supports Energy Transition and Decarbonization in the Republic of Congo

(Eni)  Eni, Republic of Congo sign MoU on joint development of bio-refining agro-feedstock sector; Eni delegation led by CEO Descalzi met President Sassou Nguesso to discuss agricultural programs and gas valorization also with reference to access to energy for domestic

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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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Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

(Emerging Markets Online)  New study! Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, August 2021) focuses on low-carbon feedstock availability, technology pathways for low carbon renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation production. Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030  covers

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The Biofuels Story - PREZI

(Wisconsin Energy Institute)  What is the difference between biofuels and fossil fuels? Why are researchers at GLBRC (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center) investigating making biofuels from corn stalks, grasses and other inedible plant material? This short interactive presentation introduces why

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More of the Fuel, Twice the Food: Microbiogen’s Yeast Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For years, it’s been ‘food vs fuel,” a claim that has plagued ethanol producers, that somehow producing fuel from crops would lead to less food production, and anti-ethanol forces painted pictures of mass starvation and land

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U.S. Bread, Donut Makers Urge Biden to Roll back Biofuel Requirements

by Jarrett Renshaw, Chris Prentice and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  A trade group representing some of America's biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the

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Chhattisgarh Plans Biofuel Production from Paddy

(Mongabay/MoneyControl) Prasad said that the Bastar region is suitable for setting up rice-based biofuel plants, and even though biofuel can be made from any type of carbohydrate there should be a regular and assured supply of raw materials. -- Chhattisgarh had

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Feinstein, Toomey, Menendez, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act, a bill to end the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The

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EU Green Jet Fuel Proposal Shuns Crop-Based Biofuels, Focuses on Next Generation

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) Proposed EU legislation aimed at cutting flight emissions by ramping up the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) has excluded the use of first-generation biofuels, arguing they bring “limited environmental benefits”. The proposal, tabled on Wednesday (14

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Indonesia Bets on Biofuels over Oil, but Electric Vehicles Could Render Both Moot

by Hans Nicholas Jong (Mongabay/Eco-Business) Increased adoption of electric vehicles could render redundant Indonesia’s biofuel infrastructure, which the government is touting as its chosen alternative to fossil fuels. The rapid development of electric vehicles looks set to overtake the biofuel infrastructure

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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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The Argentine Episcopal Conference Rejected the Official Biofuel Project because "It Implies a Clear Setback in Environmental Policy"

(Bichos de Campo (Google Translation)) The Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA), an organism of the Catholic Church, indicated that the official biofuels project "implies a clear setback in Argentine environmental policy" because it reduces the use of biodiesel and bioethanol established

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Stinkweed to False Flax: Oilseeds Race to Reap Biofuel Bonanza

by Rod Nickel and Karl Plume (Reuters) ... Botanists, businessmen, farmers and federal lawmakers, they all gathered to peer at the waist-high plant usually considered a pest and uprooted on sight because of its foul odor, toxicity and the grim taste

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Green-Fuel Push Stirs Food Inflation Fears in Rebound From Virus

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg)  Oil refiners’ attempt to clean up their act is bumping into growing concerns over food prices and supplies as nations seek to get back on their feet -- Soaring demand for crops has once again raised

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EU Taxonomy Falls Short in Recognising How Biofuels Can Help Reach Carbon-Neutrality

(ePURE) Delegated Regulation perpetuates long-debunked and counterproductive ‘food vs fuel’ myth by restricting the contribution of crop-based renewable ethanol to climate goals -- The European Commission’s political agreement on a Delegated Regulation seeking to define sustainable investments in the EU sends

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Earth Day Series Day 15:  Food AND Fuel: The Promise of Advanced Biofuels

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Aren’t there ways to make renewable fuel that doesn’t harm food supplies?  Yes, there are many.   Options One is to use waste from food processing and food preparation like animal fat and used cooking oil.  Another is

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SAF Could Make up 5.5% of 2030 EU Jet Fuel Demand with Targeted Support, Estimates ICCT Feedstock Study

(GreenAir Online) Analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) shows there are sufficient sources of sustainable feedstock to support the production of 3.4 million tonnes (Mt) of advanced sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) annually in the EU by 2030, around

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Biofuels, or the Perils of Leadership

by Oliver Mace (Broadmore Consulting) ... In fact, having recently joined the nascent BP Biofuels business, it was my very first public speaking engagement on this particular subject; the Biofuels Expo & Conference in Newark, dubbed at the time the biggest

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Looking ahead to Second-Generation Biofuels

by Janet Kubat Willette (Farm Progress) Madhu Khanna, distinguished professor of environmental economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, says that CRP acres have the potential to produce harvestable bioenergy crops. Speaking at a Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics webinar earlier this

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Developing Hype-Cycle Resilience to Accelerate Advanced Biofuel Technology

by Ross Mazur (Sustainable Fuels Consulting LLC/Biofuels Digest)   Hype, the ephemeral group discourse surrounding topics and ideas, is becoming more pervasive in our increasingly digital world. Although hype cycles, the temporal trends in societal perception of a specific technology or

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Boeing Planning to Debut 100% Biofuel Planes by 2030

by Sarah George (edie.net/Eurative)  Boeing has already completed one commercial flight using 100% biofuel in 2018 --Boeing Co has unveiled plans to deliver commercial aircraft capable of using 100% biofuel by 2030. Using existing technologies under current regulations, it can

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Govt Notifies Modified Scheme to Produce 1G Ethanol

(Indian Express News Service)  “To increase production of fuel grade ethanol, Govt. is also encouraging distilleries to produce ethanol from maize; & rice available with Food Corporation of India,” the statement said. -- The government on Thursday notified the modified scheme

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UPM Joins the BIKE Project Promoting Sustainable Biomass Value Chains for Biofuels

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has joined the BIKE project that promotes low-ILUC risk biofuels production for European Bioeconomy. The project brings together companies and research organisations who believe that novel, safe and reliable biomass value chains can be deployed to produce

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Sessions of BBEST 2020-21 / Biofuture Summit II Organized Virtually This Year

by Nathália Fernandes Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From 30th November to 3rd December this year, the BBEST / Biofuture Summit II was sponsored by Apex, the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency. The event took place on virtual platform Whova

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Battered by Virus and Oil Slump, Biofuels Fall Out of Favour

by Benoît Pelegrin (Agence France-Presse/Barrons)  Hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a sharp drop in oil prices, biofuel demand has declined for the first time in two decades and may struggle to recover, according to experts. "The collapse of oil prices has

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Study Confirms Contribution of Bioenergy to Climate Change Mitigation

by Elton Alisson (Agência FAPESP) ... Some argue, for example, that biofuels are not sustainable because the conversion of non-agricultural land to grow energy crops could lead to a significant initial decrease in carbon storage, creating what is known as a

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Switching to Switchgrass – Will DOE and USDA Funding Turn Switchgrass into a Rockstar Biofuel Feedstock?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... So as we look for better biofuel feedstocks, we look at switchgrass because of new U.S. Department of Energy AND U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to study it for biofuels. Could it be

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Japanese Producers Buck Weak Demand for Algae-Based Biofuel

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Southeast Asian production rises while palm oil waste also takes the spotlight  --- Japanese biofuel companies are expanding their production of fuel from sources such as algae and palm oil waste, despite the current lack of demand from

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Greener Flights from Greener Fields - Using Aviation Biofuel

(European Commission)  Jet fuel from renewable sources holds the key to significantly reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EU-funded researchers have set out to boost Europe's production capacity, and are also developing a process that would leverage the growing of

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Biodiesel’s Contribution to the Modern Food System

by Don Scott (Biodiesel Sustainability Now/National Biodiesel Board/Medium.com)  ... Biodiesel was developed in the U.S. as a beneficial use for the excess fats and oils created as co-products or byproducts of protein production. Biodiesel uses excess fats and oils from

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From Food to Fuel – White Dog Labs Converts Ethanol Plant to Alternative Protein Production

 by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) ... White Dog Labs is starting to address the problem by bringing new markets to ethanol plants and corn farmers – starting with an ethanol plant in Minnesota and repurposing it for mass-production of alternative

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Biodiesel’s Green Footprint for Fleets: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to the National Biodiesel Board’s Biodiesel Industry – Part 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Check out Part 2 of the National Biodiesel Board’s slide guide that focuses on biodiesel’s on-road heavy-duty emission benefits, why they consider biodiesel as “liquid solar energy”, how 3 billion gallons of biodiesel used in

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MIND THE GAP: Letter from Europe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you have not followed the Alternative and Renewable Fuels Forum, bookmark this, and today I’ll give you some of the flavor of this group with 110 members — project owners and developers, policy experts, technologists,

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Sustainable Biofuels from Cultivated Biomass Need to Be a Part of the European “Green Deal”

Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  European agriculture urgently needs reliable sales alternatives to stabilise its agricultural revenue. This is one of the central concerns of farmers in the European Union currently taking to the streets. The “Green Deal”

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China Announced Ethanol Mandate Rollback

(Hoosier Ag Today/NAFB News Service) China this week announced a suspension of its ethanol mandate, signaling a further reduction of imports from the United States. The E10 target was suspended because China says, “any promotion of ethanol-gasoline must be based on

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Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use

(The Food and Land Use Coalition)  The Global Consultation Report of the Food and Land Use Coalition September 2019  -- For people, nature and climate  --  There is a remarkable opportunity to transform food and land use systems, but as the challenges

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Biofuels Take up Little Space

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)) Although the share of the area for biofuels production increased by 1 percentage point in 2018, it is still very small. Cultivated plants such as cereals, oilseeds, protein, sugar and fiber plants,

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Biofuel Expert Calls on EU to Revisit RED II to Avoid ‘Impetus of Oil’

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) The EU should look at how countries across the world promote biofuels in their national policies and, following the announcement of the Green Deal, basically “revisit” the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) on road transport decarbonisation, a

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Ethanol Could Be a ‘Bridge’ toward Transport Electrification, US Farmers Say

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) This article is part of our special report COP25: Is transport decarbonisation pragmatic enough?.  Until electrification of transport is fully in place, ethanol could be used as a “bridge” to make fuels cleaner, US farmers told EURACTIV.com on

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Chinese Demand Heats up Brazil’s Ethanol Industry

by Sarita Reed and Vincius Fontana  (Future Fuel Strategies/China Dialogue) There are 332 million cars on the road in China, more than anywhere in the world. Most run on pure petrol, but from next year Chinese fuel companies will add 10% ethanol,

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OP-ED: Achieving Carbon Emission Reductions with Biofuels

by Pat Gruber (GEVO/American Energy Society) It’s a gaping hole in most conversations about fuel: what do we do about liquid transportation fuels? No matter how quickly we try to electrify our transportation sector, gasoline isn’t going away. Diesel isn’t going away. Jet

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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 European Union (EU) over its Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) and Delegated Regulation (DR). The lawsuit plan was rolled out

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Development Renewable Fuels Paper as Support to the UPEI 2050 Vision

by Eric van den Heuve (VOF studio Gear Up/UPEI)  In the world and in the EU in majority fossil liquid and gaseous fuels are the dominant fuels used in the transport sector. Renewable fuels only contribute about 5-6% of total

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Biodiesel – Creating a Sustainable Future for Food

by Don Scott (National Biodiesel Board)  A recent editorial, “We have no idea how to feed the world…,” highlights the challenges of feeding a growing population that is more prosperous than ever, creating demand for more protein. However, the piece

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Cutting Edge Sustainability for Cutting Edge Tech: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Sustainability is such a vague term that some throw around to make them sound good in a consumer environment that is asking for greener and more socially conscious products. The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is tackling

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Chinese Demand Heats up Brazil’s Ethanol Industry

by Sarita Reed and Vinicius Fontana (China Dialogue) Adding ethanol to Chinese petrol will decrease emissions but could worsen Brazil’s deforestation -- There are 332 million cars on the road in China, more than anywhere in the world. Most run

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We Have No Idea Yet How to Feed the Planet without Frying It

(Washington Post)  ... A new and more accurate accounting method enabled one of the researchers, Princeton University’s Tim Searchinger, to calculate that biofuels are actually environmental villains: “Using ethanol or biodiesel contributes two to three times the greenhouse gas emissions of

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

(Agence-France Presse/FirstPost)  The overlapping crises of climate change, mass species extinction, and an unsustainable global food system are on a collision course towards what might best be called an ecological land grab. Coping with each of these problems will require a

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UFOP: Biodiesel Quotas Take Pressure off the Market - Non-EU Countries Show How Bioeconomics Work

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)/LifePR)   ...The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) has noted that the price situation in the vegetable oil markets would be even more dramatic, if countries such as Argentina, Brazil, the

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Europe Faces Another Lost Decade in Decarbonising Transport

by Zoltán Szabó (Ethanol Europe/Climate Home News)  An essential conversation is missing around sustainable biofuels as part of the decarbonisation solution  --  ... Recent research carried out by Ecofys/Navigant has shown that electrification and European sourced biofuels are the only feasible technologies available

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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 to address increasing petrol usage in UK Calls for DfT

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Commentary: Benefits of Biodiesel

by Bob Lindeman (Chanhassen Villager) Based on a recent letter published in the Herald, (“Fossil fuel vs. green energy,” March 14), I would like to correct several assertions about “green energy” that are incredibly misleading and, frankly, wrong. Specifically, the

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Where Will All the Feedstock Come From?

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As a new wave of large-scale biomass-based diesel projects develops, experts suggest market forces are ready to deliver the necessary fats, oils and greases.  --  ...Many of these new biomass-based diesel projects intend to produce renewable diesel

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Biobased Radio: Biofuels

(Biobased Radio) Don Scott, Director of Sustainability at the National Biodiesel Board, joins host, Denny Hall, to talk about a substitute for diesel fuel, the Renewable Fuels Standard, and the food vs fuel debate. In this episode, Denny talks to Don about what

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Potential Trade‐Offs of Employing Perennial Biomass Crops for the Bioeconomy in the EU by 2050: Impacts on Agricultural Markets in the EU and the World

(ResearchGate)  Perennial biomass crops (PBC) are considered a crucial feedstock for sustainable biomass supply to the bioeconomy that compete less with food production compared to traditional crops. However, large‐scale development of PBC as a means to reach greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation

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Gaining Support: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy’s inter-task proejct has done extensive work on the sustainability of bioenergy systems, including over 50 authors contributing to over 25 deliverables between 2016-2018 alone. Martin Junginger, Göran Berndes, Inge Stupak, and Uwe Fritsche from IEA

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