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Catch & Kill: The Velocys, Oxy, Cemvita, Carbon Engineering, BHP, Ginkgo Chase to Catch Waste, Kill Emissions, Armed with New Organisms to Liberate Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mississippi, Velocys’ Bayou Fuels project has signed with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to capture carbon dioxide from Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biomass-to-fuels project in

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Provides Tax Incentives for Biogas Investments

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Roberts, R-Kan., reintroduced the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act on Sept. 24. The bill aims to expand the biogas market by

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 6478 — The IRS Is Soliciting Comments Concerning Biofuel Producer Credit. DEADLINE: December 2, 2019

(Internal Revenue Service/Federal Register) … The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Farm-State Fury Creates Pressure for Trump as Trade, Energy Pain Collide

by David J. Lynch (Washington Post)  … After two decades, Siouxland (Energy Cooperative) this month halted operations following the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to exempt 31 small oil refiners from

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Farmers Urge Trump to Address ‘Economic Crisis’ Facing Biofuels Industry

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News) Leaders in the renewable fuels industry say it’s urgent that President Trump fix the demand destruction and “economic crisis” created by RFS waivers. Ron Heck of

September 27, 2019 Read Full Article

NGVAmerica Members Host Senator Ted Cruz

(NGVAmerica/NGV Journal) NGVAmerica members hosted a facility tour and policy roundtable with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to discuss the importance of parity for natural gas powered vehicles.VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio’s

September 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Aemetis Cuts Carbon Score of Keyes Ethanol Plant

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Aemetis Inc. released second quarter 2019 financial results Aug. 8. The company reported strong growth for its biodiesel business in India, outlined improvement projects underway

August 14, 2019 Read Full Article

The Real Fuel Issue

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Post)  I was surprised to see in Catherine Rampell’s July 26 op-ed, “The Grand Old Socialist Party,” a line about “big fat federal government subsidies

August 12, 2019 Read Full Article

In Lobbying Battle for Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, It’s Car Makers vs. the Oil and Gas Industry

by Dino Grandoni and Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  … GM, like a fleet of other car manufacturers, is seeking the extension of a tax break that has for a decade helped sustain the

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

From FEW: 45Q Represents Opportunity for Ethanol; Request for Comments DEADLINE: July 4, 2019

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Under new size specifications for the 45Q tax credit, almost all ethanol plants are eligible, said Jamey Cline, in business development for Christianson PLLP. With

June 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter Urges Extension of 3 Biofuel-Related Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Reps. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Josh Harder, D-Calif., authored a letter June 3 urging the House Ways and Means Committee to extend, and retroactively apply,

June 11, 2019 Read Full Article

US Fuel Mandates No Salve for Farm Trade Losses

(Argus Media)  Higher US biofuel blending mandates cannot make up for lost export trade opportunities, according to farm groups caught in the crossfire of the country’s trade war with China. US

May 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Discuss Bill to Encourage Investment in Bio-Based Manufacturing

by Paul Dwyer (WABI TV)  Lawmakers discussed a bill Wednesday aimed at encouraging investment in bio-biased manufacturing to create jobs, bring more business into Maine, and help fight climate change. The

May 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter from Washington – Taxes, Blends, RINs, Jobs and “The Year of the Tree”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … (C)onsider this for now a Digested summary of the (Washington, DC) news you can use, as short as we can make it so that

May 14, 2019 Read Full Article

10M Tax Credit Awarded to US Sugarcane Energy Company

(California Ethanol & Power) Today, California Ethanol & Power, LLC (CE&P) announced that it was awarded a $10 million income tax credit as part of the California Governor’s Office of Business

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Earth Day 2019 – A Look at Carbon Negative and Carbon Capture Technologies, Advancements, and Possibilities

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … What was a nationwide celebration and peaceful demonstrations for environmental reform in the U.S. by some estimated 20 million Americans, Earth Day events have now expanded

April 23, 2019 Read Full Article

NATA and Industry Aviation Coalition Support Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Air Transportation Association /Aviation Pros)  The letters were jointly issued by the Air Line Pilots Association, Airlines for America, the Cargo Airline Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the NATA,

April 17, 2019 Read Full Article

Commitment to R&D is the Key

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  … Toward that end, Iowa offers incentives such as the Research Activities Tax Credit to alleviate the potential financial risk associated with

March 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Grassley, Wyden Introduce Tax Extenders Bill

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Feb. 28, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation to extend 29 tax credits, including those that

March 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Key to Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by Arlin E. Gyberg (StarTribune)  The biofuels industry over the last 30 years has produced more product using less energy and water and contributes far less carbon-dioxide emissions than petroleum fuels. 

February 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Producers Ask Congress to Extend Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are

February 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Republican Lawmakers Face Pressure to Propose ‘Green New Deal’ Alternative

by Josh Siegel (Washington Examiner)  Republicans who want to combat climate change say their party should avoid the temptation of rejecting the progressive “Green New Deal” without proposing an alternative. “If

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

by Jeff Hove (Biodiesel Magazine) Jeff Hove, vice president of NATSO’s Alternative Fuels Council, provides perspective on current political, regulatory and market events relating to biodiesel blending, and how a myriad

January 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Impact: Iowa’s Status as the Largest Ethanol-Producing State Means Its Ethanol Economy Affects the Entire Industry.

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … A waiter in a Cedar Rapids restaurant, for instance, recently asked Shaw (Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) about Trump’s

January 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Congress Should End Electric Car Subsidies, Not Expand Them

by Liam Sigaud  (American Consumer Institute) … These subsidies overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy. Tesla buyers, for example, had an average household income of $293,200 in 2013. A study in 2015 found that electric Ford

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Appreciates Proposal for Long-Term Extension of the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board)  Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady’s (R-TX) tax proposal includes a multi-year extension and phaseout of the biodiesel incentive  —  …  Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), chairman of the House

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Summary of Federal Programs: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Alternative Fuel and Advanced Vehicle Technology Incentives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A wide array of federal incentives supports the development and deployment of alternatives to conventional fuels and engines in transportation. These incentives include tax deductions and

December 5, 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

Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  House Democrats are planning to hold two days’ worth of hearings on the impacts of climate change and potential solutions to it when they take the House majority

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

60 Organizations Sign Tax Extenders Letter to Congress

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A group of 60 organizations representing diverse business, energy, transportation, real estate and agriculture sectors has sent a letter to leaders in the U.S. House of

November 14, 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

Midterm Elections, RVO Decisions, and Lame Duck Tax Relief

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association)  … When testifying recently before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, the acting administrator was judicious in answering questions about EPA’s small refinery exemptions

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB, ASA Ask President Trump to Support Biodiesel Producers, Soy Farmers

(National Biodiesel Board)  Allowing year-round use of E15 is a positive step for ethanol, but doesn’t support biodiesel  —  Today, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) wrote

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Incentives Watch: Oregon’s Bovine Manure Tax Credit Isn’t the Only “Crappy” Credit That Exists

by Lauren Colandreo (Bloomberg) … Last fall, Oregon enacted the Bovine Manure Tax Credit, which offers bovine manure producers and collectors a tax credit for each wet ton of manure collected to

September 19, 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

CEO and CFO of Utah Biodiesel Company and California Businessman Charged in $500 Million Fuel Tax Credit Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  A federal grand jury sitting in the District of Utah has returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging the CEO and CFO of Washakie Renewable Energy

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

An FAQ on 45Q: What Federal Carbon Storage Tax Credit Means for Midwest

by Frank Jossi (Energy News)  A federal tax credit passed earlier this year could increase the amount of carbon being stored underground. The revamped “45Q” tax credit boosts the amount of

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Creative Debt and Equity: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Structures for Bioeconomy Project Finance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a loan guarantee in the mix, you’re probably talking with some combination

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects

(U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment)  … A number of exogenous policies have greatly impacted advanced biofuels markets and RFS (Renewable Fuel Standards) compliance. These

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  The Houston oil company Occidental Petroleum is studying a carbon capture project to deliver carbon dioxide to its oil fields in West Texas, the company announced

June 20, 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

Carbon Capture Could Be a Financial Opportunity for US Biofuels

(Stanford University/Phys.Org)  Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, the feasibility of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it underground – known as negative emissions – has been

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

by Joshua D. Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute)  Expanded Carbon Credit Could Spur New Coal Power Investment  —  The Furthering carbon capture, Utilization, Technology, Underground storage, and Reduced Emissions (FUTURE)

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Visual Guide to the Economics, Politics of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have you ever wondered why corn farmers march for the RFS, but Wall Streeters don’t? Or why merchent oil refiners want the US Renewable Fuel Standard

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

ABO Scores Historic Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for

February 27, 2018 0 comment 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

ABO Scores HIstoric Victory for Carbon Utilization

(Algae Biomass Organization)  In a historic victory for algae and other microbial technologies, Congress late last night approved a two-year budget agreement that establishes a $35 per ton tax incentive for carbon captured

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Extended

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump today, included provisions to extend a host of Alternative Fuel Tax Credits. The incentives originally

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Congress Urged to Pass Biodiesel Tax Credit in Budget Negotiation

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … (B)iodiesel companies are pressing Congress to pass the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit, which expired more than a year ago for the fifth

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

by David Bennett   (Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are part of a changing transportation marketplace.  —  … Some analysts

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 Wrap-Up: Maintaining the Status Quo

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Last year was among the most active and interesting years we’ve seen in the biofuels space. The industry has confronted multiple challenges over the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Congress Needs to Restore Tax Breaks for ‘Orphan’ Renewables

(25 x ’25 REsource)  As Congress ratchets up its ongoing budget battles – the continuing resolution that is currently funding the government expires Jan. 19 – clean energy advocates of all

January 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Fuels Institute Report: Strong Disconnect Between Car Buyers’ Stated Interest and Actual Behavior on Alternative Vehicle Purchases

(Fuels Institute)  A report released today (December 12, 2017) by the Fuels Institute finds a strong disconnect between what potential car buyers say they will do and what they actually

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Congress and Tax Legislation: It Is Not Just about Biofuels.

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  … BIO has led the effort to prompt Congress to recognize the important and emerging biobased sector. Congress’ current effort to reform taxes can revitalize

November 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Congress Act ‘Would’ Fix Biogas and AD Tax Credit Inequality

(Bioenergy Insight)  The American Biogas Council (ABC) has welcomed the introduction of a new bill in Congress which would extend the renewable electricity tax credit to include anaerobic digestion (AD) and

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s Pitch for U.S. ‘Energy Dominance’ Is Dominated by Misleading Claims

by  Steven Mufson and Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  The White House has branded this week “energy week,” rolling out a buzzword, “dominance,” and replaying lines from last year’s Trump

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Hope Glimmers in the Garbage for Advanced Biofuels

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  In May 2016, investigators from the Government Accountability Office assembled a panel of 19 experts in Washington to explore what had happened to a program

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Governor Branstad Signs Iowa Biofuel Funding, Closing out Challenging Session for Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, Governor Terry Branstad has signed the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund bill (HF 643), which provides $3 million to fund the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program.

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Wyden Introduces Clean Energy for America Act

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (Ore.) and colleagues introduced a clean energy tax reform package that includes a proposal for a

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ACI: Bill Would Permanently End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act,” Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform Package  —  Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Bill Would Take Iowa Backwards on Biofuels

by Dawn Carlson (Des Moines Register/Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa)  …Unfortunately, our state Legislature is considering legislation that

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy under the Radar

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leaders Tout Potential Growth, Challenges for Renewable Refinery Products  —  … Whether it is

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a

March 30, 2017 0 comment 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

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Lawmakers Aim to Boost Central Illinois Agricultural Economy

by Chris Lusvardi (Herald & Review)  Legislation introduced in Springfield could boost efforts to attract bio-based businesses to Decatur and

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Era Biodiesel? What’s Going to Happen?

(Triangle Biofuels Industries, Inc.) For most, it’s hard to guess what is going to happen for biodiesel under the Trump

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Quo Vadis, Mr. President-Elect?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This Administration is a team, so long as you generally understand that there’s one guy

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Laws That Take Effect January 2017: Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit

(New York State Senate)  Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit: The 2016-17 budget extended the Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit from

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Welch Outlines Ethanol Reform Agenda for New Congress

(Vermont Business Magazine) … Welch (Representative Peter Welch (D-VT))  will reintroduce the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act, which

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

NBB Urges Congress to Act on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

M&A Transactions Help Define Current US Biodiesel Era

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For better or worse, the U.S. biodiesel industry continues to consolidate. While 2014-’15 has been

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Taps Donnell Rehagen as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, the National Biodiesel Board has named Donnell Rehagen as the trade group’s chief

November 2, 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

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

BIO Asks Congress to Extend Critical Bioenergy Tax Credits During Lame-Duck

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  BIO today (October 18, 2016) sent a letter to Congressional Leadership, the Senate Finance Committee Chairs, and the

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Owners of Biofuel Company Plead Guilty to Conspiracy and Fraud Charges

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The owners of an Indiana biofuel producer pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud and false statements for

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Fed Approval Paves Way for Low-Cost Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by George Lurie (The Business Journal)  In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s Up with RINs Prices?

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  RINs prices have been making headlines in recent months, with

October 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Conservatives, 1 Environmental Group Oppose Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extension

by Jack Fitzpatrick (Morning Consult)  Two conservative organizations and an environmental group are opposing the extension of tax credits for certain renewable

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Americans Deserve Fuel Choices at the Pump

by Liz Mathis (Marion Times)  Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Credit Positioning Intensifies as Expiration Nears

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … The U.S. biodiesel industry, through its trade association the National Biodiesel Board, joined a broad

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol Receives EPA-Approved Registration for Cellulosic Ethanol Production at Stockton Plant

(Pacific Ethanol/Globe Newswire)  Now generating valuable D3 cellulosic RINs – Expects to produce over one million gallons per year of cellulosic

September 12, 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

Hawaii Gov. Ige Signs Renewable Fuels Production Tax Credit

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Pacific Biodiesel President Robert King attended in early July the formal signing of the Renewable Fuels

July 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Two Florida Men Plead Guilty to Multi-State Biodiesel Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice)  Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, pleaded guilty today for their

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Industry CEO Asks Senate to Extend Tax Credits for Biogas

by Cole Rosengren (Waste Dive)  Steve Miller, CEO of Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems, testified in favor of more tax credits for

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Biodiesel Board Commends Signing of Bill to Expand IA Biodiesel Incentives

(Biofuels Journal)  It just makes sense! That’s the sentiment from the Iowa Biodiesel Board and other supporters as Iowa Governor

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Commends Proposed Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive Through 2019

(Biofuels Journal/National Biodiesel Board)  The National Biodiesel Board released the following statement from Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel after

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Ethanol also remains stuck in a battle with EPA over vapor pressure with

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

How to Make $250M in Cellulosic Biofuels with an Investment under $6M

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  Cellulosic fiber makes up approximately 10% of the corn kernel and cannot be converted

May 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Where’s the Algae?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … This week, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced an amendment  that would provide tax credit

April 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Branstad Signs Chemical Tax Credit Bill in Ames

by Austin Harrington (Ames Tribune)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds came to Iowa State University Wednesday to

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Trade Associations Ask Congressional Leaders to Extend Advanced Biofuel Incentives

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Business Wire)  Today, six biofuel trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate leaders asking Congress for

April 5, 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

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

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Back On Solid Ground

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After an extended period of policy uncertainty, the final renewable fuel standard (RFS) rule and

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Fortune Smiles on Industry, Better Late Than Never

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … Second, we have both retroactive and forward-facing tax credits. For the first time

January 26, 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

Report Calls for Iowa Biochemical Tax Credit

by George C. Ford (The Gazette)  Authors contend state offers ‘discernible advantages’  —  A report released Thursday (January 13, 2016)

January 15, 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

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

Bill Aims for Long-Term Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Tax Extenders Legislation

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

ACE: Restored Tax Credit to Increase Availability of E85

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Bipartisan congressional approval of recent legislation restoring tax credits for retail fuel station owners

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development

December 28, 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

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman

December 3, 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

Support, Opposition Grow Over Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 21, the Advanced Biofuels Association, along with the Petroleum Marketers Association and other

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  During the Senate Finance Committee’s July markup, Senator Charles Grassley offered an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Maria

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Turning Garbage Into Profit

by Olga Grigoryants (Pacific Standard)  Last year, Simi Valley Landfill entered what is becoming a fast­-growing business of transforming fetid odors

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

US Taxpayers Subsidising World’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Companies

by Damian Carrington and Harry Davies (The Guardian/MSN.com)   The world’s biggest and most profitable fossil fuel companies are receiving huge and

May 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Canola Growers Want Province to Push Biodiesel

by Jennifer Blair (Alberta Farmer Express)  Effort would create more demand and help with reductions in greenhouse gases — The new

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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