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Europe’s Ethanol CEOs Besieged by RED II and Illusory Truths
March 30, 2018 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  The CEOs of Europe’s big ethanol firms (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) are under seige.  
They are battling imported and sometimes fake used cooking oil, not-yet-viable advanced fuels, …

Advanced Biofuels: Now? Later? Never?
February 2, 2018 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Terry J. Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  Most modern refineries comprise more than 20 individual unit operations, each of which is a complex process on its own. And different refineries are optimized for different …

Finally, a Biofuel to Get Excited About
June 26, 2017 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

(Peak Oil)  … But not all biofuels are terrible. You can distill ethanol from cellulosic crops, an option that’s both green and beneficial to farmers. Scientists have also been working hard to figure out how to …

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO
December 19, 2016 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, the story was riveting …

Oil Demand Won’t Peak before 2040, Despite Paris Deal: IEA
November 18, 2016 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Cooper (Reuters)  The International Energy Agency expects global oil consumption to peak no sooner than 2040, leaving its long-term forecasts for supply and demand unchanged despite the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement entering into …

The IEA Is Skeptical Electric Cars Will End the Age of Oil
November 6, 2016 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Oil demand growth coming from trucks, jets – not cars; Electric cars made up less than 1% of total sales last year  —  Electric cars won’t cause oil demand to peak anytime soon, according …

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged
July 14, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of the mandate, resulting from the absurdly complex Renewable Identification Number (RIN) system devised by EPA …

In Defense of Renewable Fuel Standard
July 6, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Barry Blitstein  (Oklahoman)  … Calling the Renewable Fuel Standard a farce is an unfair assessment. It’s true that fracking has impacted the domestic energy picture but it’s only temporary. The IEA projects the Middle East …

Amid Low Prices, US Oil Output May Be Nearing Peak
June 8, 2015 – 11:30 pm | No Comment

by Jay Fitzgerald (Boston Globe)  Is America’s energy boom coming to an end?   As companies shut down oil- and gas-drilling rigs and lay off thousands of workers who toiled in shale fields in North Dakota, …

IEA Says Oil Supplies May Not Keep Up With Demand
November 19, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (  Despite what appears to be a saturated oil market in 2014, oil producers around the world will struggle to meet rising demand over the next few decades.
In its latest annual World …

Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on ‘Unburnable’ Carbon
October 25, 2013 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Elizabeth Douglass (InsideClimate News)  Groundbreaking initiative is forcing an investor rethink: What’s the value of fossil fuel stocks if companies must leave reserves in the ground
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil …

Busting Big Oil Myths on the Renewable Fuel Standard: Part I
May 28, 2013 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (The Energy Collective/Renewable Fuels Association)   Anyone with even a casual interest in energy policy knows that a full frontal assault has been launched against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Big Oil has …

The Political Implications of America’s Oil & Gas Boom – James Kwak Interview
January 12, 2013 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (  … To help us look at these issues and more we managed to speak with the well known economist James Kwak. James is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School …

Tom Murphy Interview: Resource Depletion is a Bigger Threat than Climate Change
March 29, 2012 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (  Rising geopolitical tensions and high oil prices are continuing to help renewable energy find favour amongst investors and politicians. Yet how much faith should we place in renewables to make up …

Lee Enterprises Consulting Announces 2012 Expansion Plans
January 8, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Lee Enterprises Consulting/24-7 Press Release)  Lee Enterprises Consulting of Little Rock, Ark., the world’s largest biodiesel consulting group, recently announced its plans for expansion in 2012. The plans include expansion of the group’s services into …

UAE Says Days of Easy Oil Nearly Over; EOR and Sour Oil/Gas Needed
December 8, 2011 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  UAE Oil Minister Mohammed Bin Dhaen al-Hamli said Monday that the days of easy oil were coming to an end and the UAE and fellow oil producers are having to resort to enhanced oil …

IEA: Rising Demand and Declining Resources Confirms The End of Cheap Oil
November 15, 2011 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  Today’s release of the IEA’s annual World Energy Outlook in London has again confirmed the end of cheap oil blaming growing energy demand and declining oil reserves.
According the Report, oil demand …

The Oil Squeeze
July 8, 2011 – 8:31 am | No Comment

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  Occasionally we forget that the cost of transportation and aviation fuel is almost entirely driven by the price of oil. Even blended with biofuel to 50/50 or above, petroleum …

The New “30 Years War”
June 29, 2011 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Michael T. Klare  (CBS News)  …Over the coming decades, we will be embroiled at a global level in a succeed-or-perish contest among the major forms of energy, the corporations which supply them, and the countries …

Shell Future Energy Scenarios: ‘Zone Of Uncertainty’ Ahead
February 14, 2011 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Royal Dutch Shell)  Shell, February 14, 2011, published Signals and Signposts – a report into future energy scenarios which offers a deeper understanding of global developments and the world’s energy supply, use and needs. They help us …

An Opportunity to Kick our Fossil-Fuel Addiction
January 28, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

(The Independent)  Pressure on Opec, which has a vested interest in a high oil price, offers no long-term solution
Is the world on the brink of another ruinous oil shock? The International Energy Agency (IEA), which speaks …

Laila Padi ‘Waste’ Found to Have Great Potential as Biofuel
January 12, 2011 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Ubaidillah Masli   (Brunei Times)  LAILA, the rice variety heralded as the answer to Brunei’s food self-sufficiency woes, might also fuel the Sultanate’s cars in the future as an efficient and more environment-friendly biofuel. This …

As Oil Runs Out, Alternative Fuels Need a Boost
November 10, 2010 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

by Stephen E.F. Brown (San Francisco Business Times)  Oil supplies are likely to run out 90 years before there are viable alternative fuels readily available, according to a study from U.C. Davis.

Researchers Debbie Niemeier and Nataliya …

New Reports Reinforce Need to Expand Biofuel Production
October 29, 2010 – 9:18 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen  (The Hill/Renewable Fuels Association)  Given the latest news from two government reports, we need to start changing the “drill baby drill” chant to “distill baby distill.” One study, from the Department of Energy’s …

Big Oil and Biofuels Clash over UK’s 2020 Biofuels Target
September 21, 2010 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Joelle Dent (Biofuels Digest Asia)  There’s blast furnace heat but little light so far in the debate on the UK biofuels target for 2020. Some advisors have urged that the current target of 10 …

US Military Warns Oil Output May Dip Causing Massive Shortages by 2015
April 14, 2010 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Terry Macalister  (The Guardian)  …The US military has warned that surplus oil production capacity could disappear within two years and there could be serious shortages by 2015 with a significant economic and political impact.
The …

Oil Reserves ‘Exaggerated by One Third’
March 25, 2010 – 9:09 am | No Comment

by Rowena Mason (Telegraph) The world’s oil reserves have been exaggerated by up to a third, according to Sir David King, the Government’s former chief scientist, who has warned of shortages and price spikes within …

The Global Oil Depletion Report
October 28, 2009 – 8:28 am | No Comment

The ‘peak oil’ debate is polarised, contentious and characterised by competing interpretations of the available data.  A growing number of commentators are forecasting a near-term peak in global oil production with potentially serious economic impacts. …