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Heard on the Floor: Reflections and the Buzz from ABLC Global 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   It was, at times, not unlike the old trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and that was no coincidence, for there was optimism abounding

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

White House, California to Discuss Vehicle Emissions Rules Next Week

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California clean air regulators will hold talks next Tuesday with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Fight Trump’s Auto Emissions Rollback

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Major automakers are pushing the Trump administration to abandon its plan to roll back climate change rules for cars. Companies had emphatically encouraged the Environmental Protection

November 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Trump Administration Flunked Its Math Homework

by Robinson Meyer (The Atlantic)    The administration’s clean-cars rollback is riddled with errors. In one case, it forgot to divide by four. In another, it accidentally deleted 700 billion miles

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

EESI Joins Comments on Health, Environmental & Economic Benefits of High-Octane Biofuels +

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Automotive manufacturers are expressing interest in raising the minimum octane level of the U.S. gasoline pool as a low-cost compliance option for

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: California Says Trump’s Fuel Standards Plan Will ‘Forfeit Our Best Chance to Fight Climate Change’

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  California is coming out swinging in its official response to one of the Trump administration’s most consequential attempts at rolling back regulations to date — to freeze

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Improving Ethanol’s Outlook: Fuel Economy Standards Help Make the Case for Midlevel Ethanol Blends.

by Chris Bliley (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Automakers are responding by making smaller, higher-compression engines that demand higher octane. Improved engines are the first step toward achieving mid-level ethanol blends such

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Innovations in Biomass-Based Diesel

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Two ethanol producers are adopting quite different innovative technologies to add value to their corn oil—one making biodiesel with supercritical methods, the other making

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Senators to Trump Administration: Don’t Challenge California’s Clean Car Standards

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein) Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today was joined by 22 senators in calling on the Trump administration to end its challenge of California’s authority to set vehicle emission

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

US Environmental Protection Agency Aims to Adopt New Fuel Economy Rule by March, E15 Rule by May

by Meghan Gordon (S&P Global Platts) The US Environmental Protection Agency aims to adopt final rules for fuel economy standards by March and year-round sales of higher ethanol blends by May,

October 18, 2018 Read Full Article

CARB Action on LCFS Underscores Need for Ethanol-Supported HOLC Fuels

(Solutions from the Land)  Asserting that they are taking the state’s climate fight up a notch, members of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week adopted amendments to the state’s

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Council Helps with RFS RIN Management

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News) The Alternative Fuels Council, a subsidiary of NATSO Inc., a national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, has launched a new service designed to help

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

With Gas Prices Rising, Sales of Cheaper, Ethanol-Blended Fuels Are Surging in California

by Steve Scauzillo (San Gabriel Valley Tribune/The Sun)  … But in about 190 stations in California, there exists an alternative: One lone, usually green-colored nozzle delivering E-85, an alcohol blend accepted

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

California Affirms Auto Rules, Asks Carmakers to Share Compliance Plans

by Darius Dixon (Politico’s Morning Energy) The California Air Resources Board on Friday approved a rule warning automakers that they will have to meet the current greenhouse gas emissions standards

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Seek Flexibility at Hearing on Mileage Standards

by Tom Krisher adn Sudhin Thanawala (Associated Press) Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Hog-Waste Plant Clears Hurdle, but New NC Rule Threatens Future Development

by John Downey (Charlotte Business Journal/Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council)  Wilmington’s Optima BioEnergy operates North Carolina’s only swine-waste biogas plant and had plans for more. Then regulators three a wrench into those plans.

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

California Urges Trump Administration to Abandon Fuel Rule Plan

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Finding Pathways for Biofuels Advocates Say State Low-Carbon Fuel Policies Could Drive More Ethanol Demand

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Just a few blocks from the commotion and crowds at the Global Climate Action Summit, biofuel advocates gathered Thursday to champion more low-carbon fuel

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Pushes Back on Urban Air Challenge of Faulty Emissions Model

(Urban Air Initiative)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has refused to acknowledge it used faulty science and blending practices to paint an inaccurate picture of ethanol emissions in a

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Understanding the Emissions Benefits of Higher Ethanol Blends: EPA Modeling Fails to Tell the Whole Story.

by Steve Vander Griend (Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Adding ethanol to gasoline improves it in every way. It lowers carbon, reduces common air pollutants for smog formation, lessens CO2 emissions,

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Making America Great Again Starts with the States

by David Vander Griend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Dave VanderGriend, president of Urban Air Initiative, doesn’t mince words in his column this month, calling out EPA for what he says

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Prioritizes Biodiesel Fuel Quality

by Jeff Hove (Biodiesel Magazine/Alternative Fuels Council) Alternative fuels such as biodiesel represent an important growth opportunity for fuel marketers nationwide. But for many fuel retailers, myriad state and federal regulations

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Road Again—Legally

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers Crowd in to Hear Minnesota Governor Candidates

by Don Davis (Forum News Service/Fairbault Daily News)  Minnesota’s five major governor candidates bent over backwards to show they are on farmers’ side during the first forum with them all. …

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

California Drivers Pay Growing Cost for Climate Program

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  A California program to fight climate change may now add more to the cost of gasoline than the state gas-tax increase that many voters want

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Montauk Energy Strikes Biogas Deal with US Dairy Farm

by Lisa Steyn (Buisness Live)  Government incentives spur the JSE-listed firm to transform cow manure into natural gas at dairy farm in California  —  JSE-listed Montauk Energy has struck a deal with

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

California Schemin’

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Trump administration’s proposed freeze of vehicle fuel efficiency standards sought by the Obama administration and plan to end California’s power to enforce its own

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Opportunity to Comment on 2018 Virginia Energy Plan DEADLINE: August 24, 2018

(Virginia Regulatory Town Hall/ Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy)  … The Plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for the energy policy of the Commonwealth over the next 10

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Safer and Affordable Fuel Efficient Vehicles Proposed Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 COMMENTS DUE: EXTENDED to October 26, 2018

(Environmental Protection Agency)  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) propose to amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas emissions standards

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Requirements

by Brady Dennis, Michael Laris and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Daily on Energy: Democrats ‘Pleased’ to Hear from Trump’s New EPA Pick: EPA’S Wheeler Promises ‘50-State Solution’ for New Auto Rules

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)   Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler confirmed to senators Wednesday that the Trump administration this week will release a proposal to weaken Obama-era fuel efficiency standards.

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Proposals to Turn North Carolina Hog Waste into Biofuel Spur Debate

by Catherine Clabby (NC Health News/Carolina Public Press)  Good news about hog waste can be scarce in this swine-rich state. But success at converting swine waste into usable renewable energy seems to

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Inside the Draft Auto Rule Rollback

by Alex Guillén (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration is expected to formally roll back vehicle fuel economy and emissions requirements later this week, and a draft version of the EPA-NHTSA

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Extra Administration Analysis Delays Fuel Economy Rules

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Fuel economy rules from EPA and the Department of Transportation that were widely expected this week will be delayed, as the feds are adding

July 26, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

When Does Environmental Regulation Stimulate Technological Innovation?

by David M. Hart (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  There’s no magic bullet to ensure firms will respond to environmental regulation by innovating. But a literature review shows certain conditions that

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Report: Clean Car Rules Coming Soon

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)Mark your calendars, readers. An EPA official told E&E News that the Trump administration will propose its plans for weakening Obama-era clean car standards next

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

California Regulator Sees ‘Window’ for Deal on Fuel Economy Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California is ready to work with major automakers on revisions to greenhouse gas emission vehicle rules through 2025 and sees a “window” for a deal in the

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

More than 100 SC Farmers Apply for Permits to Grow Hemp

by Lisa Weismann (Live5News)  … The South Carolina Department of Agriculture will select 40 farmers to receive industrial hemp permits. These permits will allow farmers to grow up to 40 acres of hemp.

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

White House to Meet Automakers, California on Fuel Efficiency Rule

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  White House officials will have a new round of meetings with an automakers trade group and California’s “clean air” agency next week before unveiling a proposal to

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Community Fuels Offers ADF-Compliant, NOx-Neutral Biodiesel

(Community Fuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Community Fuels is the first biodiesel marketer within California to offer NOx-neutral biodiesel using the new Best Corp. BC-EC1c additive. Under the California Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation, biodiesel

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

More Stringent Biofuel Standard Suspended: State Officials Issue Waiver until June 30 Because of Shortages of B20 Product.

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  Minnesota regulators have temporarily suspended a new and more stringent standard for biodiesel use due to shortages of the product. On May 1, the amount of

May 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Agencies Moving forward with Proposing Fuel Economy Revisions

by David Shepardson  (Reuters)  The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to submit a series of options for softening fuel efficiency standards to the White House for approval in the coming

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Tells World’s Top Automakers to Build More Cars in U.S

by Tom Krisher and Ken Thomas  (Associated Press/Chicago Tribune)  President Donald Trump told leaders of the world’s top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump, Top Car Executives Meet Amid Struggle over Climate Rules for Automobiles

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  Executives from top car companies arrived at the White House on Friday amid a looming legal conflict between the Trump administration and primarily Democratic-led states

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

If at First You Don’t Succeed: The Looming Fight between the Trump Administration and the State of California over Climate Change Rules for Cars

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The looming fight between the Trump administration and the state of California over climate change rules for cars will cover some familiar terrain –

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Uncovers More Fishy Fuel Testing

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative uncovered what looks to be more fishy fuel testing. Last year, we called out the Coordinated Research Council (CRC) for using flawed fuel blending practices when evaluating

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split U.S. market, concentrating fuel-efficient cars in mostly Democratic states and

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Trump to Meet with Automakers to Discuss U.S. Fuel Rules -Sources

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The White House is planning a meeting next week between President Donald Trump and senior leaders of major U.S. and foreign automakers to discuss planned fuel efficiency

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

California Considers Carbon Capture, for Ethanol

(Argus Media)   Ethanol producers selling fuel in California may emerge as a beneficiary of a technology often associated with the coal industry. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has proposed changes

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Cars Threaten Climate Goals in Blue States

by Benjamin Storrow (E&E News) … Transportation emissions threaten to undercut blue states’ climate goals, raising questions about their ability to lead U.S. climate efforts at a time when the

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Approves First Underground Injection Control Program Primacy for Carbon Sequestration Wells to North Dakota

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today (April 10, 2018), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has approved the State of North Dakota’s request to implement and enforce its own Class

April 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a lawsuit to preserve its options  —  California’s top air-quality regulator sees

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set, it remained committed to “improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Orders Revised CAFE Targets, May Revoke California’s Waiver

by Eric Kulisch (Auto News)  Move applauded by auto industry, denounced by other businesses  —  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday announced that aggressive light-vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions limits set under the

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biodiesel Mandate Starts on May 1, Johnson Says Minnesota Is Ready for B20

by Brandon Lewis (KTOE)  Six weeks remain until Minnesota’s new B20 mandate kicks-in on May 1. House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) says all evidence points to the state being ready

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch as a Godzilla film with a three-headed flying monster, the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Signals Showdown With California on Fuel Emission Standards

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Ryan Beene and John Lippert (Bloomberg Politics)  Pruitt warns California isn’t in driver’s seat on car rules; EPA faces April 1 deadline to decide on current requirements  —  The

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Stop the Attacks on Farmers, Homegrown Energy

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner)  This January, I authored a column defending President Trump and rural champions in Congress who had come under

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Government Confusion Over Ethanol Might Demand Growing Locally

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … So you have USDA saying ethanol demand has basically peaked. The Department of

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: 10 Years, 100,000 Flights and We’re Still Arguing about Feedstock – Why?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

10 Years After: Advanced Biofuels’ Status, Opportunities and Challenges

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   In 2007 the US government established a national strategy for the development of

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Gears Up for Trump Battle on Car-Emissions Rules

by Mark Chediak, Dana Hull and John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Official sees ‘war’ if state’s rule-setting rights revoked; Air Resources Board planning zero-emissions

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

California-Trump Administration Fuel-Efficiency Talks Intensify

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Regulators Meet with California on Fate of Vehicle Fuel Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  Senior U.S. government officials held talks in recent weeks with California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss

January 12, 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

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

California Readies $398-Million Green Truck Incentive Package

(Diesel Technology Forum) There are about 950,000 commercial trucks registered in California, and the vast majority are powered by diesel

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Lo-Carb at Ay Speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. What is

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Financing Bioeconomy Ventures, Pt. 10 – Regulatory and Community Concerns in Plant Site Selection

by Daniel Lane and Mindy Collier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) However, while business matters are important when determining a location to build

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

California Mulling Ban on Combustion-Engine Vehicles

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  California regulators are exploring ways to eventually ban the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines,

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Research Progressing on How to Spur Wide Use of Aviation Biofuels

(Penn State News)  Slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

California LCFS Guides Advanced Biofuels Industry

by Heather Zhang (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Carbon credit prices recover and multiple new pathways are certified as the state’s program

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Dropping Below the Production Cost of Fossil Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As you can see from the hard data, the production cost for ethanol today is

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

LCFS vs RFS: As Two Contend for the Renewables Heavyweight Championship, Who Is the Greatest? Carbon 2017 Part 2 of 3

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable

May 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Automakers Hope to Reach U.S. Deal on 2025 Vehicle Emissions

by David Shepardson (Reuters) A trade group for automakers said on Tuesday it hopes to reach a deal with California and

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s New? What’s Happening?: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to California’s LCFS, and the RFS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness series, we’ve been covering emerging markets and technological pathways – now

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

CARB Finds Vehicle Standards Are Achievable and Cost-Effective

(California Air Resources Board)  CARB votes to move forward with greenhouse gas reductions and zero emission programs through 2025; action

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Twin Challenges to LCFS Advance in California Courts

by Joshua T. Bledsoe and Max Friedman (Latham & Watkins LLP/Biodiesel Magazine)  Two related cases, advancing in parallel, have the

March 8, 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

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: Six States Propose New Electric Vehicle Fees

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  The Sierra Club says six states have proposed legislation this year that would add to

February 24, 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

February 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Soup-to-Nuts Review Finds CA Clean Cars Program Working

by Simon Mui (National Resources Defense Council)  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a soup-to-nuts review of its Advanced Clean

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

More Pruitt Highlights

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  During the second half of more than six hours of questioning for Scott Pruitt,

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to California Low-Carbon Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  California, the land of milk and honey when it comes to markets for biofuels. What’s

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: RNG Fuel Use in California Transportation

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  A team from the University of California Davis conducted a study for the California Air

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Paradigm Shift in Fuels as Carbon Intensity Surpasses Biofuel Volumes as Key Metric

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Renewable diesel and conventional electricity lead the race to meet new emissions reduction goals, and diversified energy companies

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC

  SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Heating Oil Delivery Firm Offers B5 UltraClean

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  South Hadley, Massachusetts-based heating oil and propane delivery company Fuel Services Inc. has begun to

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  … The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

A Bridge from City to Country Made of Algae: An Algae Biomass Summit Preview

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … As algae developers struggled to bring down costs within venture timelines, and then as global

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Science Improves on Land-Use Change, Biodiesel

by Todd Neeley (DTN-The Progressive Farmer)  Purdue University agriculture economics professor Wally Tyner isn’t exactly ready to discount the theory

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Rule Change Proposed to Allow E15 in New York State

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In New York state, the Department of Markets and Agriculture has proposed a rule change

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Law Brings Ethanol to Oregon — But Mostly from the Midwest

by Hillary Borrud (The Oregonian)  Supporters of Oregon’s controversial low-carbon fuels mandate, newly approved last year, hailed it as a

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

A Grand Bargain? Gov. Jerry Brown in Talks with Oil Companies about Climate Change Programs

by Chris Megerian and Melanie Mason (Los Angeles Times)  Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has been talking directly with oil companies in

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Supporters Push Back against MOVES Model

by Josh Pedrick (Platts) … “We should have included T70 as a metric in the model, it entirely changes the perception

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

CARB Issues Update on LCFS Pathway Certification

(California Air Resources Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  California Air Resources Board staff has completed review of all ethanol pathway applications submitted

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: A Brief History of Octane in Gasoline: From Lead to Ethanol

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  A cornerstone of U.S. environmental policy has been the reduction of harmful

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Intensity Creates Opportunities

by Bernie Hoffman (K-Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The more proactive roles producers take in reducing carbon intensity, the more they will

April 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Are Low Diesel Prices Hurting Biofuels Companies?

by John O’Dell (Forbes/Trucks.com)  With diesel fuel prices hovering at lows not seen in a decade, the smart money might bet

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

A Model of State and Federal Biofuel Policy: Feasibility Assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Adam Christensen, Benjamin Hobbs (Science Direct/Applied Energy)  Biofuel policy is under near constant review at both the federal and

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

An Update on Alternate Fuels and Taxes

by John Martin (Fleet Equipment Magazine)  … The fuel tax credit for LNG was also made in energy equivalency rather than

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

New Resource for Farmers: A Legal and Regulatory Overview of On-Farm Biodiesel Production in Vermont

(VTDigger.org)  Vermont Law School research commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund will help reach biodiesel goals of Vermont’s Comprehensive

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Corn Growers’ Ethanol Committee Meets with California Officials

(Crop Protection News)  The ethanol committee of the National Corn Growers Association met with California regulators and industry leaders to

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

California Launches New Fuel Policies in 2016

by Graham Noyes (Biodiesel Magazine/ Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California will be the biodiesel market to watch in 2016

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Comments on DOE’s Innovative “Optima” Program

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) had a call for information on Co-Optimization of

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

CARB Releases FAQ on New LCFS Regulations in Advance of Deadline

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … CARB has said that those meeting the January deadline will be guaranteed a carbon

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Pushmi-Pullyu: How Do Carbon Prices and Fuel Mandates Work Together in Breaking through a Fossil Fuel Monopoly? Or, Do They?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, the set-up of the transition from fossil fuels is as pretty and impractical as

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

DEQ Proposes Last Minute Clean Fuels Tweaks

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Environmental panel votes today on break for oil companies through 2018, new ethanol models  —

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington State Judge Rules that States Have a “Mandatory Duty” to “Preserve, Protect, and Enhance the Air Quality for the Current and Future Generations”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis R. Hill issued a groundbreaking ruling

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Program’s Next Threat: Disputed Science

by Taylor W. Anderson (The Bulletin)  Climate scientist: policies that encourage biofuels must account for indirect emissions  —  Before starting

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

CARB Re-Adopts State’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a Low Carbon Fuel Standard requiring a

September 30, 2015 Read Full Article

California Air Regulators Readopt Fuel Standard to Fight Climate Change

by Tony Barboza (Los Angeles Times)  Clifornia air quality officials on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Butamax, Gevo Settle, Will Work Together on Market Development

(Gevo/Butamax/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Gevo Inc. and Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture between BP and DuPont, announced that they

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Tensions over U.S. Electric Vehicle Mandates Spill into the Open

by Joseph White (PlanetArk)  A long-simmering dispute between automakers and U.S. regulators over policies to promote electric vehicles spilled into the

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Cory-Ann Wind, Lead Staff Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  ODEQ is the regulatory agency that oversees the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon’s version

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Transportation Budget Cuts Alternative Fuel Mandate

by Karen Kasler (WOSU) The transportation budget signed last week includes a change for the state’s vehicle fleet: The budget cuts

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

The LCFS Re-Adoption and Its Possible Repercussions

by John Sens (Biodiesel Magazine/EcoEngineers)  … Some important items that have resulted from this re-adoption process are: -Setting compliance curve to

April 8, 2015 Read Full Article

California Air Resources Board Holds Workshop on LCFS Re-Adoption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, the California Air Resources Board held a workshop on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard re-adoption

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

California GHG Reporting Obligations Extend to Ethanol

by Graham Noyes.(Ethanol Producer Magazine/Keyes, Fox & Wiedman LLP)  California has embarked upon the most aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington Solicits Comments on Potential Clean Fuel Standard

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on

February 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Five Myths about Gas Taxes

by Paul Bledsoe (The Washington Post) A dramatic 40 percent drop in oil prices since June has prompted new discussion aboutraising

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Indirect Land Use Change: ARB Needs Evidence, Not Theory

by Steve Shaffer (Capitol Weekly)  …  More than two millennia later, Sacramento has its own version of the Flat Earth

December 12, 2014 Read Full Article

New Ethanol Gas Pumps Open in Fort Myers

by Brittany Weiner (ABC-7)  Lee County is now home to one of the first ethanol gas stations in Florida.  The

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

California Soliciting Comments on LCFS Rule Overhaul

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) is being overhauled, and the California Air

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Scientists Urge CARB to Revisit LCFS Land Use Change Penalties

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  According to the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and other media organizations, 14 scientists

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

California Air Resources Board to Hold Hearing on Biodiesel March 20

(California Air Resources Board)  ARB’s diesel fuel regulations are geared toward controlling criteria pollutant emissions from hydrocarbon-based fuels and are not

March 8, 2014 Read Full Article

The Problem with Corn Oil Biodiesel

by Shashi Menon (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past two years, the use of nonfood-grade (NFG) corn oil for biodiesel production

February 5, 2014 Read Full Article

ARB Delays New Biodiesel Rules To Address South Coast NOx Concerns

(Inside EPA)  State air board officials this week postponed until March the possible adoption of new rules for biodiesel and

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Report Addresses Compliance Costs of California's LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A recent report authored by two University of California, Davis researchers examines the economics of

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

IRFA Summit to Address Benefits of Biodiesel Use, Expansion

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association announced speakers that will address expansion of the biodiesel market

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Company Hopes to Tap into Sugar Cane, Sorghum for Fuel-Grade Ethanol

by James Palen (The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source)  … Brawley-based California Ethanol + Power is bringing the matter closer to home. The company

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA Biofuels Debacle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Colorado Governor Proposes Strict Limits on Greenhouse Gas Leaks From Drilling

by Michael Wines (The New York Times)  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper of Colorado proposed on Monday tough new limits on

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Minnesota Department of Agricultlure Says State Is Ready to Implement B10 Mandate

(Minnesota Soybean Growers Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association has voiced its support for a recommendation by the Minnesota

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

How to Ensure Biofuel Crops Don’t Become Weeds

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A Virginia Tech researcher, along with several others, have offered a way to ensure that plants

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Chevron VP: Forget Cellulosic Biofuel, Build Better Cars

by David R. Baker (San Francisco Chronicle)  The oil industry is mounting a concerted push to roll back biofuel mandates, both in

February 8, 2013 Read Full Article

The First Lady of E15

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Kristy Moore recalls her beginnings in the ethanol industry, her fondness for American agriculture and

January 30, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA Urges CARB to Revise Carbon Intensity Values under the LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is urging the California Air Resources Board to revise indirect

January 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Choice at the Pump E15 Is Currently Cleared for Sale in a Handful of States, with Work Ongoing to Bring It to the Rest of the U.S.

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Scott Zaremba, owner of Zarco 66 convenience stores, didn’t just open the first E15 retail

January 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Oregon to Implement Phase One of Clean Fuels Program

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) On Dec. 7, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission elected to begin implementation of the

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

New Algae-Based Biodiesel Meets State Fuel Quality Standards

by Kristin Macey (CDFA Division of Measurement Standards/Imperial Valley News)  The Department of Food and Agriculture’s Division of Measurement Standards

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles

(US Department of Energy)  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

California Greenhouse Gas Rules Face Major Court Test

by Howard Mintz (Mercury News)  Having fended off a challenge to groundbreaking emissions standards for new cars, California now finds

October 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Opis LCFS Workshop December 13-14, 2012 San Francisco, CA

  Opis LCFS Workshop   December 13-14, 2012    San Francisco, CA

California • New England • Quebec • British Columbia • Oregon • Ontario The Low Carbon Fuel Standard wave is

October 3, 2012 Read Full Article

$1-2/gal Price Hikes, Refinery Closures Seen Under California LCFS

(Opisnet.com)  While already suffering through the highest pump prices in the continental U.S., Californians could face even higher gasoline and

October 3, 2012 Read Full Article

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