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What’s the Buzz? Heard on the Floor at the COP24, on Renewable Fuels and More (Biofuture Platform)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … “Pretty intense I’d say. Good.” notes Climate Ethanol Alliances’s James Cogan. “We’ve been in a dozen transport energy events so far.” The Message Most discussions

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Penny for Your Corn? Stingy Trade-War Aid Irks U.S. Farmers

by P.J. Huffstutter and Mark Weinraub (Reuters)  … Federal economists have calculated that the nation’s losses in corn – its largest crop by harvest and export volume – amount to just

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Takes Peru to WTO in Biodiesel Row

by Tom Miles (Reuters)  Argentina has launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization to contest Peru’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentina’s exports of biodiesel, a WTO filing published on

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Kudlow Calls for End to Subsidies for Electric Cars, Renewables

by Megan Keller and Timothy Cama (The Hill)  White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable

December 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Edwardsville Lab Continues to Impact Ethanol Sector

by DeLoss Jahnke (Farm Week Now)  NCERC has contributed dozens of technologies being used by manufacturers across the country, and interest in continued collaboration keeps growing.  In just 15 years, the National Corn-to-Ethanol

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

No Anti-Dumping Measure against Argentine Biodiesel – EU Commission Abandons EU Agriculture

(UFOP (Google translation))   Deeply disappointed and deceived, the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) sees itself confronted with the completely surprising decision by the European Commission not to introduce retroactive punitive tariffs against

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Contrary to Columnist’s Claims, the RFS Works

by Cassidy Walter (The Gazette/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  As an outspoken libertarian in favor of open markets, it is unfortunate that in a recent column, Adam Sullivan did not look closer at the

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Using PNG, Biofuel for Cooking May Soon Get Cheaper, Subsidy Proposed

(Business Standard)  At present, the government extends a subsidy to users of LPG but PNG and biofuel users do not receive such benefits — The government is considering a subsidy for all

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Chart of the Week (23) — Argentina Accounts for Almost Two Thirds of EU Biodiesel Imports − Indonesia Is the Largest Palm Oil Exporter to the EU

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  Biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

US Still Subsidizing Fossil Fuels To Tune Of $27 Billion

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  New research has shown that the United States continues to subsidize the production and consumption of fossil fuels to the tune of $27 billion, despite

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Outline Plan for Subsidy-Free Biogas

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium have found that burning biogas is the least cost-effective way to use the product. Instead, they propose using biogas as the raw material

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Policy Adds to Agricultural Market Uncertainty

by Pat Westhoff (Columbia Tribune)  … Biofuel policy decisions also have the potential to have large impacts on commodity markets and farm income. Most cars in this country run on a blend

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Missouri Governor Releases Final Biodiesel Subsidies

(Associated Press/The Herald)  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is releasing funding for biodiesel facilities that he had withheld because of concerns that state revenues could fall short of what’s needed to balance

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found: Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same

May 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Utilities, Oil Interests Clash over EV Policy at Conservative Policy Summit

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  Utility companies clashed with oil industry interests over electric vehicle and fuel subsidies at a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA: Subsidies for Renewables Down as Tax Credits Diminish

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Federal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders Sue State over Subsidy to Biofuel Producers

(South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say fails to help them rejuvenate their low-yielding oil palms and

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just needed a better mouse trap. Fracking was it. Entrepreneurs broke the

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon capture and sequestration.  —  Among the energy credits tucked inside the budget deal eked out

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Snowmobilers Say Ethanol Gasoline Hurts Their Engines

(WCAX) The cold and snowy weather has the state’s network of snowmobile trails is buzzing, but riders say ethanol continues to damage their engines. … (Congressman Peter) Welch (D-VT) is promising

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

More Companies to Enjoy Biodiesel Subsidy

by Viriya P. Singgih (The Jakarta Post)  The government plans to expand the scope of its biodiesel subsidy to businesses operating outside the public service obligation (PSO) program starting in May

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor. Jet fuel deployment –

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what lay ahead for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. Of

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

by Leticia Phillips (UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RenovaBio will help Brazil meet its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent of 2005 levels by 2030.  —  Building, in part, on the successes

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

In Final Decision, Commerce Department Confirms Unfair Subsidies by Argentina, Indonesia of Biodiesel Imports

(National Biodiesel Board)  Next Steps Include Today’s Hearing in the ITC, ITC Vote on Subsidies December 5 — Today the Commerce Department issued a final determination in a case brought by the

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC Next 2017: Fulcrum Prices Bonds, GOP Governors’ Pro-Biofuels March on DC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the biggest news sweeping the floor at ABLC Next 2017 and perhaps the biggest industrial biotechnology update of 2017, the long-awaited financing is approaching

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a recent Washington Post column, George Will bemoaned governments’ announcements to “ban, at an undetermined date, sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels in their tanks. (Electric vehicles will

October 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Randy Krehbiel: Did Scott Pruitt Just Declare War on Renewables?

by Randy Krehbiel (Tulsa World)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have declared an end to the “war on coal” earlier this week, but what some consider Pruitt’s own war

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Peter Erickson, Adrian Down, Michael Lazarus & Doug Koplow, in a Nature Energy article, find that at recent oil prices of US$50 per barrel, tax preferences and other subsidies push

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Effect of Subsidies to Fossil Fuel Companies on United States Crude Oil Production

by Peter Erickson, Adrian Down, Michael Lazarus & Doug Koplow (Nature Energy)  Countries in the G20 have committed to phase out ‘inefficient’ fossil fuel subsidies. However, there remains a limited understanding of how

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Dirty Energy Dominance: Dependent on Denial – How the U.S. Fossil Fuel Industry Depends on Subsidies and Climate Denial

(Oil Change International)  A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. The

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

‘No Rationale for Further Reducing’ 2018 RFS RVO, RFA Says in Response to EPA Notice

(Renewable Fuels Association)   Today, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA), seeking comment on potential options for reductions in the biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine) … For years, the private sector and experts from nongovernmental organizations had been signaling the shift in the global economy away

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Fair Trade Coalition Succeeds in Latest Stage of Biodiesel Import Cases

(National Biodiesel Board)  Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Unfairly Subsidize Biodiesel They Export to US   —  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a preliminary countervailing duty

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexico Looks to Curb Carbon with a New Cap-and-Trade System

by Lucas Laursen (Scientific American) … Mexico kicked off 2017 with a 20 percent spike in gasoline prices, driven in part by the phasing out of subsidies. Some consumers set fires

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Are a Staggering $5 Tn per Year

by John Abraham (The Guardian)  A new study finds 6.5% of global GDP goes to subsidizing dirty fossil fuels  —  … Second, fossil fuels are expensive. Much of their costs are hidden,

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

UNICA Slams EU Industry for False Subsidy Claims

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, UNICA is hitting back at ePure and the European sugar industry for wild, invalidated claims of $1.8 billion in subsidies to its sugarcane sector

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

RELEASE: G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels

(Oil Change International/PriceOfOil.com)  New report provides first-ever analysis of public financing for energy projects  —  Each year, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Considers Legal Options Regarding Surging Argentinian Biodiesel Imports Since Filing of Trade Petition

(National Biodiesel Board)  New data show that dumped and subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina continue unabated and, in fact, have further surged into the United States. In March of 2017,

June 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a party or after a long day at work. In this

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

RELEASE: Taxpayers on the Hook for Billions in Subsidies for Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

(Oil Change International)  Study finds $7 billion per year in direct subsidies and tens of billions in liabilities  —  The U.S. government is providing extensive support for fossil fuel production

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Has Been a Success: Letter to the Editor

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Cleveland.com)  Robert Chase may be a well-qualified petroleum engineer (“Remove the ethanol albatross from around the necks of U.S. consumers,” April 30), but his knowledge

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Drain the Swamp, Clear Cut Mountains

by Trent Loos (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  …  While there is a lot to be discussed, today it is the subsidies ethanol production gets that we should focus on. Oh

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

CPAC Panel: Ethanol Regs Aren’t Helping Corn Belt Economies

by Andrew Follett (The Daily Caller News Foundation)  Members of the Conservative Political Action Conference panel “Energy Rationing: The Tragic, Unintended Consequences,” argued the federal ethanol mandate isn’t benefiting the

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

G20 Urged to Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020, Go Green

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)   Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biofuel Policies

by Nicolas Loris (DownsizingGovernment.org/The Heritage Foundation)  … The problem is not with the voluntary use of biofuels in the marketplace, but rather policies that mandate and subsidize biofuels. … Congress should

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Birdlife and T&E to Release Anti-Biofuel Documentary in January

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, following on from the November release of their joint publication “The Black Book of Bioenergy”, Birdlife Europe and Central Asia has again teamed

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Intelligencer  Wheeling News-Register)  … Food price inflation has averaged just 2.6 percent annually since 2005, compared to the 3.5 percent average from 1980-2004. It

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry No Longer Gets Federal Incentives

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/News-Leader)  The production of ethanol does not use food-based feedstocks, and the U.S. ethanol industry has not received any government incentive in the past five years.

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Producers Poised for Carbon Reduction Era

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The state of the Canadian ethanol industry at year end.  —  Optimism is growing among Canadian biofuel producers as the federal government is

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months. In November, a study group is

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Sponsler: There’s More to the Story When It Comes to the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Greeley Tribune)  … In spite of its supporters being hugely outspent, the RFS passed based on the common-sense approach of diversifying fuel sources beyond the effective monopoly of

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are a Climate Mistake

(Science 2.0)  Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, U.S. energy policy has sought to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels with alternatives. One prominent option is using biofuels, such as ethanol in

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate’s Growing Role in Presidential Race

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …   YOU BUILD ME UP: The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate released

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Ecofiscal Commission’s Biofuel Report Is Deeply Flawed, a Step Backward for Climate Action

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Newswire)  A controversial report was released today (October 4, 2016) by Canada’s Ecofiscal commission that misses the mark

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Christopher Ragan: Stop Subsidizing Biofuels

by Christoper Ragan (National Post)  Carbon pricing is becoming a mainstream part of Canadian policy. Four provinces have or will

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Expected Record Harvest Won’t Profit Farmers Facing Their Third Year of Falling Income

By Barbara Soderlin and Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  Fields across the Midlands are packed with copper-colored cornstalks, an expected record-size

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Investors Urge G20 Nations to Ratify Paris Climate Deal This Year

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Good Policy

by Mike Chisam (The Hays Daily News)  A recent article in the Hays Daily News, titled “Subsidized madness,” makes erroneous claims

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe’s Broken Biofuels Policy

by Dick Roche (EurActiv)  Public policy should be built on firm foundations. Objective analysis, verifiable facts and solid science are

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

To Lead Abroad on Climate, Repeal Oil and Gas Tax Breaks at Home

by Gilbert E. Metcalf (The Hill/Tufts University)  … Proponents of reform argue that eliminating tax preferences for producers of oil and gas

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

40-Plus Groups Call on Congress to End Tax Breaks for Big Oil

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  More than 40 national organizations have called on Congress to end more than a century

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Letters to Editor: Clearing the Air on Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Richmond Times-Dispatch)  … Joe Geiger’s recent Business Principles 101 column on business fads contained a number of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

It Depends: Heard on the Floor at ABLC Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The headline from the event is that projects and feedstock providers are more engaged

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

G7 Nations Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025

by Karl Mathiesen (The Guardian)  Leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the EU urge all

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Republicans Need to Embrace Renewables — on Their Terms

by Mark R. Maddox (American Action Forum/Livingston Group/The Hill)  … There is heartburn over subsidies, including concerns about federal dollars being used

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Market Manipulation Is Alive and Well

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/The Hill)  Opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) claim that the

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Questions Fairness of Big Oil Tax Subsidies

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … While hardworking Americans will receive an average of more than $2,800 in refunds, did you

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Should Taxpayers Keep Subsidizing the Ethanol Industry?

by Mike Crawley (CBC News) Ontario’s $520 million fund for ethanol producers expires next year  —  Ontario taxpayers are handing tens

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

More Misinformation from Fossil Fuel-Backed Special Interests about Renewable Energy

by Gabe Elsner (The Hill)  … American tax payers have paid conventional fuels more than $500 billion and counting over the

April 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today is Tax Day. While many Americans will receive a modest refund, oil producers are raking

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Cooper: Don’t Reverse Course on Ethanol

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Alan Guebert’s recent column (“The ethanol trap”) asks, “Where would the nation, its farmers, livestock

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

ECO:nomics: Koch Industries’ Ethanol Business

(Wall Street Journal)  Koch Industries’ Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Sheryl Corrigan talks about Koch’s involvement in the ethanol

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel Option that Reduces Emissions Already Exists

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … A proposal introduced last week by Representative Pat Garofalo would provide rebates of up to

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

The Myth about Renewable Energy Subsidies

by Giles Parkinson (Clean Technica)  Ever hear the story about why renewable energy can’t compete without a subsidy? You hear

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale

February 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable

February 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  … But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Issues One-Pager to Correct Anti-Ethanol Rhetoric on the Presidential Campaign Trail

(Renewable Fuel Association)  In response to the anti-ethanol rhetoric that has been dominating the presidential campaign in the run-up to

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Kakira’s Ethanol Plan Takes Shape

by Isaac Khisa (The Independent)  … In the past few years, the firm (Kakira Sugar Ltd, a unit of Madhvani Group)

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants

January 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Anti-Cruz Campaign Could Backfire on Ethanol, Backer Says

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  The ethanol industry risks losing its long-standing political clout in presidential elections if Texas Sen. Ted

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Crude Oil Tumble Hits Southeast Asia’s Biodiesel Ambitions

by Naveen Thukral (Reuters)  The world’s top palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia may have to curb plans to channel

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

The Government Has Spent a Lot on Electric Cars, but Was It Worth It?

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  In August 2010, I proposed this wager to a fellow journalist: President Obama’s declared goal

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Viewpoint: US Biodiesel Imports to Grow in 2016

(Argus)  Imported biodiesel’s share of the US on-road diesel pool is set to double in 2016 as suppliers in Argentina

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: From Rhetoric to Reality

by Shelagh Whitley and Laurie van der Burg (New Climate Economy)  The research underpinning this New Climate Economy Working Paper was

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Budget Deal Oil-for-Renewables Trade Would Substantially Reduce Carbon Emissions

by Varun Sivaram and Michael Levi (Council on Foreign Relations)  …  In this post we’re going to estimate the climate

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Decries Ethanol Subsidies, Rubio Focuses on Manufacturing

(RadioIowa)  Republican candidate Ben Carson says he’d like to see all subsidies for the biofuels industry done away with if

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Presidential Hopeful Would Eliminate Ethanol Subsidies

by James Q. Lynch (The Gazette/AgriView)  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is defending his energy plan that would terminate federal support

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Eric Branstad: Cruz Oil Stains

by Douglas Burns (Des Moines CityView)  Governor’s son rips leading GOP presidential candidate over renewable energy  —  Eric Branstad, leader

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazil Pins Renewable Energy Hopes on 2nd Generation Ethanol

by Natalia Ramos (Yahoo! Finance/Agence France Press)  Brazil thinks it has the sweet solution to ridding the world of reliance

December 4, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Rich Nations’ Fossil Fuel Subsidies Exceed Climate Aid 40 to 1: Researchers

by Chris Arsenault (PlanetArk.org/Reuters)  Wealthy nations spend 40 times as much money subsidizing fossil fuel production as they contribute to the

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

To Paris with Love: Stop Fossil Fuel Subsidies

by  Carol Werner (The Hill/Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Sometimes, a solution is so blindingly obvious it is hard to

December 1, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The ink on U.S. EPA’s final rule for the renewable fuel standard is barely

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2015-2016, in Final Ruling

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs)

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Rubio’s Sugar Support Draws Corn, Soybean Questions

by Mackenzie Ryan (Des Moines Register)  …  After Republican rival Ted Cruz took aim at sugar subsidies during last week’s GOP debate, Iowa

November 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Analysing the Biofuel Industry in the United States 2015

(Research and Markets/BusinessWire)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Biofuel Industry in the United States – 2015” report

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

The Assault on Federally Supported Science

by  Robert D. Atkinson (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation/Christian Science Monitor)  Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Anti-Ethanol Ad Sparks Outrage Among Ohio’s Corn, Ethanol Producers

by Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio)  Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading

November 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Empty Promises: G20 Subsidies to Oil, Gas and Coal Production

by Elizabeth Bast (PriceOfOil.org)  G20 country governments are providing $452 billion a year in subsidies for the production of fossil fuels.

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy and the Politics of Subsidies: Letters

(The Guardian)  It’s becoming tiresome hearing government ministers justify their cuts to renewable energy subsidies on the basis that industries

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

B20 Diesel Ready to Enter Market Next Year

by Apriadi Gunawan (The Jakarta Post)  The government is optimistic that B20 biodiesel fuel will be ready to enter the market

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Carson Shifts Course on Ethanol Policy

by Brianne Pfannenstiel (Des Moines Register)  Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared to reverse course on ethanol policy Wednesday, backtracking from his earlier idea

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Culling Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Reduce Emissions By 11%

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  A new report modelling the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in 20 countries showed

October 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

by Clay Masters (National Public Radio)  … But this election cycle, ethanol is not the campaign force it once was. …

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

No Rich White Guy Left Behind: The Selling of Electric Cars as Zero Emission Vehicles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars and their $1600 cost per ton for CO2 reduction. And, yep, you’re paying for

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Gov’t Prepares Subsidy for Biodiesel B20

(Tempo)  Achieving success in the mixing of 15 percent vegetable oil (B15) with solar, the government will increase it to

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

China to Revive Corn-Based Ethanol Amid Record High Stocks

by Niu Shuping and Chen Aizhu (Reuters)  China, the world’s second-largest corn consumer, is set to resume building new corn-based

October 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Opinion: Our Generation’s Moonshot: A Clean-Energy World by 2050

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (Market Watch)  In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy stirred America and the world with these

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Survey: Americans Don’t Want to Pay for Neighbor’s EV

(American Energy Alliance)  Today, the American Energy Alliance released a new survey examining voters’ attitudes toward transportation policy, specifically government

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA More Enemy than Ally to Ethanol

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is a long history of antagonism and sometimes outward hostility by the EPA

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

The Motley Fool Criticizes Ethanol Subsidies That Don’t Exist

by Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The multimedia financial services company The Motley Fool criticized ethanol for allegedly relying on government

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuels America Launches ‘Clean, Secure, American Energy’ Campaign

(Fuels America/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Update Indonesia: Subsidies for Biofuel to Lift CPO Prices

(Indonesia-Investments)  Due to the Indonesian government’s plan to increase biofuel subsidies from IDR 1,500 per liter to IDR 4,000 per

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Transfer of Subsidy to Biofuel Accelerates Deforestation, Says Walhi

(Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is warning that the government’s policy to shift subsidies from fossil

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Summit Reflects on Lack of RFS, Options for Expansion

by Gene Lucht (Iowa Farmer Today)  Government uncertainty and low oil prices pose the biggest challenges to the ethanol and

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Unearthed: A Rallying Cry for a Crop Program that Could Change Everything

by Tamar Haspel (The Washington Post)  …It’s crop-neutral insurance. But, dull as it sounds, it might be the key to getting

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Looking Down the Road at Biofuels, Coal, Gas, and Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The short-term picture of a well-supplied oil market should not disguise the challenges that lie ahead

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

The 5 Most Maddening Myths about Corn and Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, emissions, cost competitiveness, and RINsanity. Some of the most unfair bricks hurled

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Spotlight on Iowa

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine digs into the details of ethanol production in Iowa and how

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Sorry, Mr. Matthews, Fossil Fuels Are Not the Way to Go: PennLive Letters

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/PennLive)  In a recent diatribe on Pennlive, (“Don’t subsidize renewable energy; fossil fuels are the

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Three Ways Renewables Could Benefit From Low Oil Prices

by Jeff McMahon (Forbes)  … International Energy Agency director Maria van der Hoeven and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appeared together

December 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has

December 3, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Fossil Fuels Reap $550 Billion in Subsidies, Hindering Renewables Investment

by Alex Morales (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  Fossil fuels are reaping $550 billion a year in subsidies and holding back investment

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Carbon Fee Bill Would Benefit Algae Industry

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

GRFA: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Discourage Investment in Renewables

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The International Energy Agency has released its annual World Energy Outlook, revealing that fossil

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013. Countries around the globe have

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

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