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Who’s Running Things? With Democrats Preparing to Run the House

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With Democrats preparing to run the House, here’s how the committee leadership shuffle is expected to work out. — Energy and Commerce Committee: New Jersey

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

C/River Workers to Pay N55,456 Each for Biofuel Cookers, Lamps

(Sahara Reporters)  This was sequel to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Alvila Technologies Limited said to be owned by a close associate of the governor. —  Cross River Governor

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy, USGC, RFA Express Support for E10 in the UK

(Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Earlier this week, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the United Kingdom’s

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Elizabeth Warren Leads Push by Democrats to Force Public Companies Make Climate-Risk Disclosures

by Francine McKenna (Market Watch)  The Climate Risk Disclosure Act directs the SEC to issue rules that require every public company to disclose more on climate change exposure  —  Elizabeth Warren of

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

IPART Seeks Comment on Ethanol Market Monitoring COMMENT DEADLINE: September 10, 2018

(Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal)  The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its proposed approach to monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

When Markets Misbehave, Send the Marines! (World Governments Get a Case of Bioeconomy Interventionitis)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The European Court of Justice has ruled that organisms altered via genome editing are GMOs and subject to GMO regulation in Europe, including warning labels for

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Iran to Trump: Oil Will Cost $100 per Barrel, and It Is Your Fault

by Alex Lawler (Reuters)  Oil will soon cost $100 per barrel due to supply disruptions caused by U.S. President Donald Trump, Iran’s OPEC Governor told Reuters on Thursday, as he warned

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

DNC Quietly Adopts Ban On Fossil Fuel Company Donations

by Alexander C. Kaufman (Huffington Post)  The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned. The resolution ― proposed by Christine

June 13, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA to Change How It Considers Costs, Benefits of Regulations COMMENTS DEADLINE: July 13, 2018

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to

June 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Ryan Zinke Moves to Protect Critical Minerals from Foreign Threats

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is listing 35 minerals used in aircraft, cellphones, and other important technologies as “vital” to national security in a move to wean

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Ignoring Protests, Finance Ministry Raises Environmental Tax on Petrol Products

(VietNamNet Bridge)The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is compiling the amended Environment Protection Tax Law. From July, every liter of petrol will be charged an additional VND1,000 in environmental tax. The

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Raimondo Backs Biodiesel Increase in Visit to Newport Company

by Sean Flynn (Newport Daily News) Newport Biodiesel LLC saw a big jump in demand for its product at the beginning of the year when a Massachusetts regulation took effect

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

McConnell to Back Legal Hemp

by Bruce Schreiner (Arkansas Online/Associated Press)  Senate leader’s bill will take it off controlled substance list  —  The U.S. Senate’s top leader said Monday that he wants to bring hemp production back

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Katter, “Ethanol Is Answer to National Security”

(Bob Katter)  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon Bob Katter MP says that when it comes to national security there is only one answer; Australia must produce its own fuel. Mr

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Supports Increased Biogas Production

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Gasum €7.83 million in ‘Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key project support for increased biogas production. Developing the biogas market and

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Opinion: Putin Has Finally Gone Too Far

by David Ignatius (The Washington Post) … So how can the United States and its closest allies alter (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s behavior, if they’re truly serious about holding Russia

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

The Hidden Costs of Cobalt Mining

by Todd C. Frankel and Lena Mucha (photos) (The Washington Post)  In Congo’s sun-scorched and dusty south, thousands of miners scour underground tunnels hunting for cobalt. Many of them work by

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Is the Year of Scientists Running for Congress

by Ben Guarino and Laurie McGinley (The Washington Post)  … “I absolutely feel that science is under attack,” (Joseph) Kopser said. “It’s the opposite of when John F. Kennedy said he wanted

March 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

NZ Could Forge a Green Transport Fuels Future

(Scion/Scoop)  Study proves New Zealand could forge a green transport fuels future  —  New Zealand could build a renewable low-carbon transport fuels industry – but only if the nation decides to act.

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector — Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Seeks to Cut Energy Department Loan, Research Programs

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  The Trump administration Monday proposed significantly slashing a handful of controversial loan and research programs at the Department of Energy (DOE). The cuts to programs meant

February 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Rural Areas Have High Expectations for Trump’s Infrastructure Plan – DTN

by Todd Neeley (AGFAX) President Donald Trump set out an agenda during the State of Union address on Tuesday that includes a plan to upgrade the nation’s infrastructure. … The Trump

February 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Newly Appointed Minnesota Senator Strong Supporter of Ethanol

(NAFB News Service/Hoosier Ag Today)  The appointed U.S. Senator, taking the place of Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota, will “fiercely defend ethanol.” Democrat Tina Smith will add another big voice of

December 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel Targets Reached a Few Years before Time

(Norway Today)  The government wanted last year, for 20 percent of all fuel sold in 2020 to be biofuel. New numbers show that the target has already been reached. … –

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Details Racial, Economic Injustice of Pollution Trading Programs

(Food & Water Watch)  Under plans like California’s “cap-and-trade” program, pollution and public health impacts actually increase in lower-income communities of color.  —  New analysis published today details the disproportionate burdens of

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Biodiesel Output to Grow 31 pct Next Year -Abiove

(Reuters)   Brazil’s biodiesel output was forecast to rise by 31 percent in 2018, industry group Abiove said on Thursday, after the government advanced a much anticipated increase in the amount of

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Our Editorial: End the Ethanol Mandate

(Detroit News)  …  His (Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)) defense of the mandates was as a jobs program. That’s a poor basis for energy policy, and the president was wrong to cave..

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae: Does Ethanol Mandate Make it Worse?

by Mary Kuhlman (Public News Service)  The huge algal bloom in Lake Erie is receding, but clean water advocates say the annual problem won’t go away without changes in federal policies. 

October 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Hitting a New High – Hemp Industry and Innovations Continue to Grow Like Weeds

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, former Dell executive Bruce Dietzen created a car made from hemp that runs on biofueland is touted as carbon neutral. Industrial hemp grows as Vermont registers

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and ABA Books Release New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation

(Bergeson & Campbell)  Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to announce the publication of New TSCA: A Guide to the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and Its Implementation, released today

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Deregulatory Push Picks Up

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   After months of the House passing bills taking shots at the regulatory reform process, the Senate today kicks off its own overhaul efforts in

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Helping Trump Help Bioenergy

by Douglas L. Faulkner (Cleantech Conservative/Biofuels Digest)  … The Trump Administration’s two recent Executive Orders on “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” and especially, “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America”

May 17, 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

Scientists Are Conspicuously Missing from Trump’s Government

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  President Trump has moved to fill just one of 46 key science and technology positions that help the government counter risks ranging from chemical and

March 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

National Academies Report Finds Future Biotechnology Products May Overwhelm Agencies

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On March 9, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) published a report entitled Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology, prepared by the

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

2016 Survey of Non-Starch Alcohol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The reports tracks the status of non-starch alcohol and renewable hydrocarbon projects. What it is: Publicly available annual report summarizing U.S. advanced biorefinery projects and

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

White House’s Proposed Cuts to NOAA Will Undermine Science and Weather Forecasting Vital for Businesses, Military and States

(Union of Concerned Scientists)   According to news reports, the Trump administration is seeking a 17 percent budget cut for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, one of the country’s premier

March 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Icahn on Point on RFS

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Carl Icahn was the administration official who called Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, and told him an executive order changing the Renewable

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

State Board Dismisses Appeal of Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project

by Scott Goss (Delaware Online/The News Journal)  An appeal of DNREC’s decision to approve the Delaware City Refinery’s planned Ethanol Marketing Project failed Monday before it could begin. The Coastal

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Growing Hemp for Industrial Purposes to Be Allowed in South Australia

by Lauren Novak (The Advertiser/News.com.au)  Growing and manufacturing hemp for industrial purposes, such as cosmetics, clothing or construction materials, will be allowed in South Australia now the State Government has thrown

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

California Lawmakers Release Environmental Bills in Attempt to Thwart Trump

by Rory Carroll (Reuters)  Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The Republican Carbon Tax Is Republican, Say Republicans

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic) There’s just one problem: other Republicans.   …  But in an unregulated market, there’s no mechanism  to keep people from emitting carbon dioxide, because it is

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Auto Dealers Want Trump to Weaken Car Emissions Rules

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Auto dealers are joining the call from carmakers for President Trump to roll back his predecessor’s aggressive vehicle emissions rules. At the group’s annual meeting

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Informing Policy with Science

by Barbara Schaal (Science Magazine)   … President Trump should include credible scientists in the administration—at all levels and in all federal agencies—not individuals who reject proven science on issues

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Swamp Work Can Start with RFS Repeal

by David Williams (Houston County News/Lacrosse Tribune)  …  Billionaire investor and Trump confidant Carl Icahn is requesting changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law requiring gasoline manufacturers to

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Scientists’ March on Washington

(Scientists’ March on Washington)  … We are working to schedule a March for Science on DC and across the United States. We have not settled on a date yet but will

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Science under Scrutiny by Trump Political Staff

by Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)  The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies or data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, and new work is under a “temporary

January 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA Scrambles to Ease Concerns after Researchers Were Ordered to Stop Publishing News Releases

by Jose A. DelReal (The Washington Post)  Employees of the scientific research arm at the Agriculture Department were ordered Monday to cease publication of “outward facing” documents and news releases, raising concerns that the Trump

January 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Group Sees No Big Change to Blending Rules under Trump

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Renewable Fuels Association said on Tuesday it does not expect a procedural delay to the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels Standard to

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Announces Release of Final Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

(Bergeson & Campbell)  On January 4, 2017, the White House announced the release of the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology.  The 2017 Update provides

January 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Taps Mulvaney for OMB

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally selected fierce fiscal conservative Rep. Mick Mulvaney to lead the Office of Management and Budget, POLITICO’s Ben Weyl reports

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Unlocking Willpower and Ambition to Meet the Goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement (Part One): Shifting Needs of Law, Policy, and Economics

(Center for Climate Strategies) Since 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) used the term ambition formally in agreements to implement activities and address the need

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fuel to Be Standardized

(KFM)  As the campaign for clean energy solution continue to take deep roots in Uganda, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has embarked on a process to develop standards for

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

NYC Mayor de Blasio signs Biodiesel Heating Oil Bill into Law

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a major piece of legislation Oct. 18 that will significantly increase the volume of biodiesel in heating

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Making Silk Purses from Hog Fuels: A Golden Opportunity to Add Value via New Solid Biofuels Standards

by Patrick Olivier  (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) In 2015, the Canadian Standards Association adopted and published a series of CAN/CSA – ISO 17225 Solid Biofuels Standards based on the harmonization of European

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Precision Hawk

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for agricultural uses.  What can you use Aerial Data Analysis for? Says Precision Hawk’s Ally Ferguson, quite a lot. Crop health

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Organic Acids: Key Facilitators of the Bio-economy

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee-Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   Recent declines in oil prices and the failure of start-up biofuel processes to meet production cost targets have increased the interest in producing value added

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

People Want GMO Food Labeled — Which Is Pretty Much All They Know about GMOs

by Chelsea Harvey (The Washington Post)  After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

More than 100 Nobel Laureates Support GMOs

by Kelly Marshall (Precision.AgWired.com)  This morning three Nobel Laureates presented at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. to call on Greenpeace, the United Nations and governments around the world

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Transloading Slated to Begin This Month

by Courtney Vaughn  (South County Spotlight)  Global Partners LP, the fuel company that operates Columbia Pacific Bio-Refinery at Port Westward, may soon begin transloading ethanol. The company announced in January

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Like Opera with TSCA-Nini

by Eric Wolff (Politico’s Morning Energy)  TSCA-NINI SINGS! The Senate swept aside any remaining procedural hurdles Tuesday night and passed

June 8, 2016 Read Full Article

TSCA Reform: An Analysis of Key Provisions and Fundamental Shifts in the Amended TSCA

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg) makes important changes to the

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

After 40 years: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Toxic Substances Control Act reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform has been a “work in progress” for years. House

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

What is the Worst Waste?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Is the worst waste actually the most toxic and odious waste, like nuclear?  Or, rather,

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

The Growing Problem of Patent Trolling

Lauren Cohen, Umit G. Gurun, Scott Duke Kominers (Science Magazine)  The last decade has seen a sharp rise in patent

April 28, 2016 Read Full Article

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual

April 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Tenacity Required to Secure Advanced Biofuels Future

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Addressing climate continues to be one of the major reasons to support and

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Kinder Morgan Halts Work on $1B Pipeline

(Longview News Journal)  Kinder Morgan is halting work on the $1 billion Palmetto Pipeline after Georgia lawmakers approved a one-year

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Investigation Broadens into whether Exxon Mobil Misled Public, Investors on Climate Change

by Brady Dennis (The Washington Post)  More than a dozen state attorneys general gathered in New York earlier this week,

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Finds Iowa Well Positioned for Biorenewable Chemicals

(Iowa State University Bioeconomy Institute)  A new white paper has found that Iowa is better positioned than many domestic competitors to

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

3 Ways Youth are Engaging with the Global Goals

by Donya Nasser  (United Nations Foundation)  In 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which provide a shared global development

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

AAAS President Seeks Increasing Support for Curiosity-Driven Research

by Earl Lane (Science Magazine)  From a childhood fascination with cactus plants, to fieldwork in Brazil tracing the wild progenitor

March 1, 2016 Read Full Article

American Chemical Society Launches Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the American Chemical Society in cooperation with LanzaTech, Intrexon and other leading bio-based

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 Time to Double-down on Renewable Chemicals

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (Biofuels Digest/re:chem Alliance)  For all of 2015’s turbulence in the renewable chemical sector, in

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Trade Latest Hot Ag Topics for Presidential Candidates

(NorthernAg.Net)  The Montana Farm Bureau is closely following the “Rural Route to the White House,” U.S. presidential election coverage produced

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Earthquakes Raise Calls for Restrictions on Energy Firms

by Heide Brandes  (Reuters)  Earthquakes in Oklahoma in the past week, including one of the strongest ever recorded in the state,

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Compilation of US State of the Union 2016: Selected Remarks on Energy and Climate Change

(compiled by Biofuels Digest) “Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either.”  …  We need the same level of

January 13, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Behind the Renewable Energy Curtain in California

by James L. Stewart (Biofuels Digest/California’s BioEnergy Producers Association/Technikon Renewable Energy Solutions)  … With the most aggressive series of carbon emissions reduction benchmarks

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

TSCA Reform: Detailed Summary of Key Changes in Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as Compared with S. 697 Passed by Senate EPW in June

(Bergeson & Campbell)  This analysis reviews the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) as

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Battles Big Oil for Market Share

by Ray Scherer (St. Joseph News-Press)   Despite a recent setback, supporters of ethanol — including one St. Joseph company — pledge

December 14, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

DOE Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop Summary Report Now Available Online

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted the Bioproducts to

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Diverse Parties Say Federal Biotech Rules Confusing

by Pat Rizzuto (BNA)  The federal approach to regulating bioengineered products is a confusing labyrinth, according to companies, trade associations,

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Commercializing Biobased Products: Opportunities, Challenges, Benefits, and Risks (RSC Green Chemistry)

by Seth W Snyder (Editor, Contributor), James H Clark (Editor), George Kraus (Series Editor), Gene Peterson (Contributor), Beth Calabotta (Contributor),

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Sit on the RINs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The US Environmental Protection Agency has discovered the following way of interpreting Energy Independence and

November 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Demonstrating the Feasibility of Locally Produced Ethanol for Household Cooking from Waste in Addis Ababa

(Gaia Association)  Gaia Association contributes to poverty reduction and climate mitigation by enabling access to clean, safe, renewable and locally

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

County Plan May Help University of Arizona with Its Biofuel Research

by Blake Herzog (Yuma Sun)  The University of Arizona’s expanding research efforts into biofuel at its agricultural center outside Yuma

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Time Running out to Sell Ukraine’s Ethanol-Producing Monopoly

by Ilya Timtchenko  (Kyiv Post)  An estimated 600 million hryvnias ($28 million) in losses last year and 41 rundown factories

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Climate Scientist Faces Backlash for Urging Investigation of Fossil Fuel Companies

by Katherine Bagley (Inside Climate News)  A climate scientist who was the lead signatory on a letter urging President Obama to

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

The Business of Algae and the Dream of Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sapphire’s Jamie Levine, Matrix Genetics’ Margaret McCormick, Algal Scientific’s Geoff Horst, Heliae’s Len Smith and

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

After Pope’s Speech, House Turns to Bill That Bars Tallying “Social Cost” of Carbon

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  … Later Thursday, the House is slated to be­gin de­bat­ing GOP le­gis­la­tion to stream­line en­vir­on­ment­al ana­lyses and

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Pope Sets up Yearly Catholic Church Day of Care for Environment

by Tony Gentile (Reuters)  Pope Francis, riding a wave of mostly positive reaction to his encyclical on ecology, on Monday

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Lindsey Graham: I Wouldn’t Disagree With Hillary Clinton on Science of Climate Change

by  Rebecca Leber (New Republic) Only two candidates, Senator Lindsey Graham and George Pataki, in the second-tier Republican presidential debate

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Posts Information on GM/Synbio Algae Project

(Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that it is developing a project intended to

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

BIO Applauds Bipartisan Legislation That Levels the Playing Field for Renewable Chemicals

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) expresses thanks to Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Richard

August 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Exhibits and Presents at Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This year’s CREEE EXPO + Forum brought together 46 organizations showcasing a cross-section of

July 13, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Fossil Fuel Industry Must ‘Implode’ to Avoid Climate Disaster, Says Top Scientist

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  ‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Seizing the Global Opportunity

(Global Commission on the Economy and Climate) The new report Seizing the global opportunity: partnerships for better growth and a better

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Biotechnology: White House Directs EPA, FDA, and USDA to Update the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

(Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.)  With little fanfare or advanced notice to the general public, on July 2, 2015, the White

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Approves Funding for Circular Bioeconomy Projects

(Bio-based Industries Consortium/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

OMB Weighs in on Biomass Language Included in Appropriations Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The White House Office of Management and Budget has published a statement of administration

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Udder Confusion: Dairy Digester Development in California

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Golden State has borderline personality disorder regarding promotion and discouragement of dairy biogas projects.

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Renewable-Fuel Advocates Turn out at KCK Hearing, Give the EPA an Earful on Reducing Ethanol Targets

by Greg Hack and Kasia Kovacs   (Kansas City Star)  When the Environmental Protection Agency proposed lowering the country’s ethanol-use

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Novvi Launches First-Ever 100 Percent Renewable Base Oils

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Portrait of a breakout: Amyris, Cosan JV launches “next generation of revolutionary oils” touting “unmatched

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Giant Presses Case for Georgia-to-Jacksonville Pipeline

by Mary Landers (Florida Times/Union/Jacksonville.com)  Kinder Morgan cites increased highway safety and possibly lower gasoline prices in region — In an

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

King Bill Establishes Biomass Emissions as Carbon Neutral

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, has introduced legislation that aims to ensure emissions generated from sustainably

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel

(Radio Prague)  In a dramatic about turn, finance minister Andrej Babiš says he now wants to halt tax support for

May 11, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Profit in Plug and Play

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

South Carolina Tapped for New Pipeline, Tank Farm

by Tonya Maxwell (Greenville Online)  Groundwork for a proposed underground pipeline is beginning in South Carolina, one that would carry

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Thought Leadership: The Toxic Substances Control Act and the Bioeconomy: Part 1, The Impact of Nomenclature on the Commercialization of Biobased Chemicals; Part 2, Reportable Substances across the Manufacturing Process; Part 3, Call to Action

by Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. (Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and The Acta Group)  When I meet people from bioeconomy companies, I

April 27, 2015 Read Full Article

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae To Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer

By Jessica Dineen (Forbes)  … Once (UC San Diego’s California Center for Algae Biotechnology Director Steve) Mayfield’s lab created cancer-fighting human

April 24, 2015 Read Full Article

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Liberal Groups Aim to Register a Million Climate Voters

by Andrew Restuccia  (Politico)  A coalition of environmental, civil rights and progressive groups aims to register a million climate-conscious voters

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

National Farmers Union Concerned over Omission of RFS from GHG Reduction Plan

(National Farmers Union/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson recently expressed concern over the exclusion of the renewable

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money

by Katherine Bagley (InsideClimate News)   Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Bribery Is a Bargain for Big Oil

by Stephen Kretzmann and Matthew Maiorana (Oil Change International/Huffington Post) If you are wondering why a pipeline that would create fewer jobs

March 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Province Mulls Turning Cheap Wine into Biofuel

by Bekezela Phakathi (Business Day Live)  The Western Cape government is investigating alternative uses for cheap, low-quality wine, such as

March 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Scott Pope Invites You to Petition the White House and Congress to Increase the Gas Tax

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has long supported increasing the highway user fee to address our

February 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Kathleen M. Roberts, Executive Director, Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BRAG tackles regulatory hindrances related to commercialization of biobased products and works to improve public

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

China’s New Plastics Ban in Jilin Province Boosts Bioplastics Sector

By Nina Ying Sun (Plastics News)  A new ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags and food service items is creating an

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters

by Katie Valentine (ThinkProgress)   Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has big plans for carbon reductions in his state, as outlined

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Feds Leave $321-million Unspent for Green Programs, Overspend on Oil and Gas Research, Ads

by Tim Naumetz  (The Hill Times Online)    The federal government failed to spend a total of $321-million Parliament approved

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Poll: Half of Republicans Back Limits on Carbon

by Dina Cappiello   (Associated Press/Seattle pi)    When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

The Challenge of Finding a Legal Vehicle to Enforce Compliance with a Global Aviation Emissions Scheme

(GreenAirOnline)  By agreeing to develop a global market-based mechanism (MBM) for international civil aviation, ICAO’s 38th Assembly has set the

November 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy Policy for 2015: US Elections, What Happened, What Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To open ABLC Next, what we like to call the “heads of the 7 families”

November 11, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Corinne Young, Chief Advocate, re:chem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (R)e:chemTM was born out of necessity to spearhead US policy for rapid deployment of

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

The 2014 US Midterm Elections: How the Advanced Bioeconomy Industry Saw It

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here are the highlights of industry association reaction to the US Midterms, in which US voters

November 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Conservative Swing! Udall, Hagan Fall as US Republicans Take Control of the US Senate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The most prominent casualties of the night, in terms of the Advanced Bioeconomy, were

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

U.N. Panel Issues Its Starkest Warning Yet on Global Warming

by Justin Gillis (The New York Times)  … Despite growing efforts in many countries to tackle the problem, the global situation

November 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Fighting Va. Flooding Linked to Rising Seas Will Be Complicated, Costly

by Rex Springston (Richmond Times-Dispatch) Panel assessing rising seas holds first meeting, discusses action plan Col. Paul B. Olsen, commander of

September 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Greens Launch Pro-Republican Push

by Darren Goode (Politico)  … The Environmental Defense Action Fund is rolling out a seven-figure ad campaign to aid green-minded Republicans

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

UK Aviation Group Calls for Government Backing to Kick-Start Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) The potential to reduce UK aviation’s annual carbon emissions by up to 1.7 million tonnes by 2030 through the

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Business Leaders Support a Price on Carbon

(The World Bank)  The companies we turn to every day for electricity, transportation, consumer goods, and even electronics face risks

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Road Transportation Will Reach Nearly $338 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research

by (mfrtech.com/BUSINESS WIRE) Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become an important part of the fuel mix

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Making Progress on Two Continents

(RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  New Hampshire, USA — …  In a move that could restore biofuel market uncertainty in Europe, this week (June

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Some Steam in the Summer of Algae 2014

(Algae Biomass Organization) Every summer ABO members and supporting organizations make announcements, host events, and tell the story of the algae

July 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Chicken Council Targets Renewable Fuel Standard

(Capital Press) As the federal government is set to lower the Renewable Fuels Standard for this year, the National Chicken Council

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Biotech Feels a Chill from Changing U.S. Patent Rules

by Kelly Servick (Science Magazine)  A year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that human genes cannot be patented,

July 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Making the Case for a Domestic Bioeconomy

(Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Strong export markets for Canadian pellets, ethanol and biodiesel continue to drive the national bioeconomy forward despite slow

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Union Becomes the World’s First Seminary to Divest from Fossil Fuels

by Serene Jones (Union Theological Seminary/Time Magazine)  New York’s Union Theological Seminary–home to famed theologians Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending at 10% Won't Be Major Game Changer: Praj

(Moneycontrol.com) Praj Industries has been on focus post reports suggesting that ethanol blending with petrol could become a reality soon. Praj,

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ultrafine Particles from Vehicles: A Missing Piece in Emissions Regulations

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) On Monday June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the single largest step to

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Managing Climate Risks in the Southeast

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA). The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) hosted a briefing, on May 22, on

May 28, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Climate Panel and Years of Living Dangerously

By Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Enlightening and Shocking are apt words that describe the eighth episode of the Years

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Joyce Admits Budget Will Be Tough for Rural Australia

(ABC Rural)  … The ethanol and biodiesel industries face grant cuts worth millions of dollars. The Ethanol Production Grants program will

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

New Ontario Biodiesel Mandate Falls Short, Troubles Producers

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The government of Ontario, Canada, issued its new biodiesel mandate regulations for the province April 1,

May 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Canada: Biofuels Digest’s Spring 2014 5-Minute Guide – CCEMC Grand Challenge Hands $500K Seed Grants to 24

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Alberta’s Grand Challenge on carbon — Liquid Light, Enerkem among 24 winners picking up $500,000

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. EPA Head Defends Proposed Cuts in Biofuel Target for 2014

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  U.S. energy markets cannot absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

New Network to Advocate for Biobased Chemistry

(American Chemistry Council)  The American Chemistry Council (ACC) unveiled today a new Biobased Chemistry Network to help educate policymakers on

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article
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