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Farmers and 45Z Tax Credit: 45Z Tax Credit Offers a Market for Ag and Carbon Scores, Demands Data and Trust

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Farmers are still planting their 2024 spring crops, but their local biofuel plants are going to be increasingly focused on the carbon intensity score of those crops as well. The initial Treasury Department guidance for the

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Higher Biodiesel Blend Exemption in Effect

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) The first of three phases that move toward higher biodiesel blend sales tax exemptions was effective April 1. Legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that extended the previous B11

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Renewable Diesel Market Report

(Stillwater Associates) On March 21, 2024, Stillwater President Megan Boutwell presented the Renewable Diesel Market Report to the Washington Alternative Fuel & Vehicle Technical Assistance Group. Stillwater President Megan Boutwell shares a presentation on the Supply and Regulatory Incentive Considerations for RD

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Northeast Nebraska County Delivers Blow to Plans for Carbon Pipeline

by Paul Hammel (Nebraska Examiner)  Stanton County denial would require Summit Carbon Solutions to reapply for conditional use permit -- A rural Nebraska county delivered a blow Tuesday to plans by an Iowa corporation to build a pipeline carrying carbon dioxide across

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These Ethanol Plants Want to Bury CO2 in Kansas to Cut Their Carbon Footprints

by Calen Moore and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (KMUW/NPR)  Kansas has three carbon dioxide pipelines. Next, it could get two carbon sequestration wells, linked to ethanol plants. Here’s what we know. Two companies seek to build the first sites in Kansas where carbon dioxide emissions

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Aviation Coalition Urges Canadian SAF Incentives

by Curt Epstein (AIN Online) The group includes major players such as Bombardier, Airbus, IATA, and CBAA -- A coalition of aviation industry companies in Canada—along with other stakeholders—have issued a letter to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister

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Treasury Launches New Climate Law Website

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) The Treasury Department is launching a new website aimed at helping the public understand the tax incentives that are central to the Biden administration’s climate policies. The Treasury Department, an agency central to the rollout of

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Commission Opens In-Depth State Aid Investigation into Swedish Tax Exemption Schemes for Non-Food Biogas and Bio-Propane

(European Commission)  The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether two Swedish tax exemption schemes for non-food-based biogas and bio-propane used for heating or as motor fuel are in line with EU State aid rules. The in-depth investigation

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenbrier Valley WV

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week in the OPPORTUNITY ZONE, we looked at two double-AA rated districts under the BDOZone initiative, and as part of the proceedings, Samantha Stone, Ruthana Beezeley and Mark Dorrer led this presentation on the business

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Fire! Open Letter to US Treasury, Energy Secretaries on Addressing the Threat of Forest Fire via the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Which brings us to the forest, because once we have stopped by the commodity exchanges where oilseeds, grains, and waste fats and oils are priced and traded, we discover right away that commodity prices are

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Renewable Propane: Regulatory & Refiner Perspectives

(Stillwater Associates) On August 22, 2023 Stillwater President Megan Boutwell presented about regulatory & refiner perspectives at the Renewable Propane Summit hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). Agenda  1. Regulatory environment: Incentivizing carbon reduction a. CO2 reduction regulations for transport b. A couple

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Can Push for Carbon Capture Pipelines Also Mean Billions for Conservation-Minded Farming?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Builders of carbon capture pipelines stand to reap billions in tax credits. Will farmers also get a share?; Advocates say incentives to adopt less carbon-intensive farming practices also could be part of the equation; Whether

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to GreenStar BCS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Green Star BCS provides clients with the technical, market, and economic expertise to thrive as they shift toward a more sustainable economy. We collaborate with clients across the energy and renewable power sectors, providing pragmatic,

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Comparative Economics of Carbon Sequestration for Iowa Ethanol Plants

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Decision Innovation Solutions) Iowa currently has 42 ethanol plants with listed annual capacity of 4.669 billion gallons per year. Iowa’s ethanol plants produced an estimated 4.5 billion gallons of ethanol in 2022. There are several wet mill

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A Push to Turn Farm Waste into Fuel

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  Biofuel plants and energy from on-farm biodigesters have been a part of the agricultural landscape for decades. But as the global climate continues to warm and as agriculture continues to face new challenges, bioenergy

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Tax Incentives 2023: Optimizing Post-IRA Opportunities --- October 4-5, 2023 --- Houston, TX

Get Up to Speed on Optimizing the Use of Tax Incentives From the Most Conequential Clean Energy Finance Legislation in U.S. History -- The enactment of the IRA radically expands the range of projects able to seek tax equity, traditionally fundamental

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Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Promoting Use of Biodiesel

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Legislation adds Nebraska to the growing list of Midwest states prioritizing home-grown fuels and adding value to their state's agriculture industry -- Gov. Jim Pillen (R-NE) signed into law legislation promoting the sale and use of

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Corn-Powered Planes? Why Delta — and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz — Lobbied for New Biofuel Tax Credit

by Walker Orenstein (MinnPost) The governor and other supporters argue that incentives for a burgeoning industry can slash emissions, create jobs and provide a future for Minnesota’s large biofuels industry as electric vehicles become a larger share of ground transportation. ... “Ninety-eight

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Doug Sombke: Carbon Sequestration Remains a Pipe Dream. Ethanol Fuel Already Has Value

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Farm Forum) ... The recent study by South Dakota ethanol producers estimating a value to the state of nearly $6 billion needs to be carefully examined. Argus Leader’s recent article delving into the study does a

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INSIDE CFAA: Forward Motion for Clean Fuels

by Floyd Vergara (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Momentum from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard continues to build the framework for the success of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Nearly 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel was used in 2022, displacing nearly half

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WTTC Calls for Urgent Action on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(World Travel and Tourism Council) WTTC President & CEO Julia Simpson calls for immediate government action -- The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today called on governments around the world to “get serious” on incentivizing Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Carbon’s Next Chapter on the Farm

by Margy Eckelkamp (AgWeb) A yet-to-be-realized provision in the Inflation Reduction Act could be the key for farmers to engage in measuring the carbon intensity (CI) of their grain.   The Section 45Z tax credit provides biofuel producers (ethanol, biodiesel and sustainable

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State Report Shows Biodiesel Blends Gain Ground in Iowa’s On-Road Diesel

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biobased Diesel Daily) The availability of biodiesel blends at the pump continues to expand in Iowa, making up 70 percent of reported on-road diesel sales in the state in 2022. That’s according to the latest Retailers Fuel Gallons Report from

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U.S. Pushes Farmers to Develop A New Crop: Energy

by Keith Schneider (Circle of Blue) ... Despite pushback from environmental groups concerned about increased water pollution from a new tide of farm wastes, developers across the country see opportunities to build ambitious renewable energy projects to convert crops and

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SAF in the Big Sky State

by Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine)  Calumet’s Montana Renewables has set sights on optimizing renewable jet output to be North America’s largest producer. -- As of late February, Montana Renewables LLC claims the distinction of being the largest sustainable aviation

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Nebraska Bill Aims to Boost Availability of E15

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the Nebraska Legislature aims to boost the availability of E15 fuel by introducing new requirements for fuel retailers and creating a grant program to support necessary upgrades at fuel retail locations. The

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CERAWEEK-US Tax Credits for Low Carbon Aviation Fuel Need Longer Life, Companies Say

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The five-year shelf life of U.S. tax credits for lower-carbon aviation fuel is too short to anchor development of the nascent industry, energy executives said this week in Houston. President Joe Biden’s signature Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) included

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Washington Senate Passes Bill to Establish SAF Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Washington State Senate on March 1 voted 46 to 2 in favor of a bill that aims to encourage the manufacture and purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) though tax incentives. The bill also

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Bill Promotes Sustainable Aviation with Tax Incentives for Alternative Jet Fuel

by Liz Nastu (Environment + Energy Leader)  ... The bill would incentivize fuel producers to build alternative fuel production facilities in Washington by creating a business and operations tax rate of 0.275% for the manufacture and sale of sustainable aviation fuels.

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Which Countries Have Put a Price on Carbon?

by Hannah Ritchie and Pablo Rosado (Our World in Data) Putting a price on carbon helps us account for the real costs of fossil fuels in the market. Which countries have a carbon tax or trading system? ... The purpose of setting

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Clean Fuels Welcomes New Missouri Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Clean Fuels joins Governor Parsons at bill signing -- Today, Clean Fuels Alliance America applauded Missouri Governor Mike Parson as he signed legislation creating new incentives for biodiesel consumption and production in the state. Missouri’s new law

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Libby, Montana Awarded BDO Zone ‘A’ Rating for Woody Biomass

(Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zone Initiative) The BDO Zone Initiative has issued an ‘A’ rated BDO Zone designation for Libby, Montana for more than 225,000 green tons per year of woody biomass. -- Lincoln County Port Authority (LCPA) and Ecostrat are pleased to

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‘Cow Power’ Goes Dark as Manure-to-Electricity Fizzles

by Marc Heller (E&E News/Climatewire) After almost two decades making power from manure, Jon Patterson is done. The electric generator he installed on his dairy farm in upstate New York’s Finger Lakes region in the late 2000s sits idle while he

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Podcast: The Landmark Inflation Reduction Act: What’s in it for Biomass-based Diesel?

(Biomass Magazine)  The Landmark Inflation Reduction Act: What’s in it for Biomass-based Diesel? Featuring Paul Winters, Director of Public Affairs and Federal Communications, Clean Fuels Alliance America, Interviewed by Anna Simet, editor of Biomass Magazine. LISTEN

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Shell to Convert Convent Site to Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Renewable Diesel Production Facility

by Robert Stewart (The Advocate) Shell intends to build a sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel production facility at its shuttered Convent refinery, according to documents filed with Louisiana Economic Development. Shell acknowledged in February that it planned to convert the old Convent

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PTL Marine Prepares for Future Renewable Diesel Needs

by Shelley Byrne (The Waterways Journal Weekly) With its recent expansion to providing renewable diesel fuel at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, PTL Marine has taken another step toward eventually making it available on the Western Rivers. “Renewable diesel

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Biden Signs New SAF, Hydrogen, Clean Fuel Tax Credits into Law

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  President Joe Biden on Aug. 16 signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, calling the legislation the “biggest step forward in climate—ever” and stressing it will allow the U.S. to boldly take addition steps towards

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: Additional Funding for the DOE Loan Program Office to Support U.S. Energy Infrastructure, Vehicle, and Mass Transit Development

by Mark J. Riedy, John C. F. Loving, Stephen M. Anstey and Patrick McShane (Kilpatrick Townsend – Energy/Biofuels Digest) ... Of the $369 billion for energy security and climate change, which supports various tax incentives, programs, and other initiatives, the IRA

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Biodiesel Tax-Incentive Legislation Introduced in Michigan

(Michigan Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Legislation has been introduced in Michigan to incentivize the sale and consumption of low-level biodiesel blends throughout the state’s retail fuel stations. HB 6334, sponsored by Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, is a voluntary program that offers a

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Verbio Launches $115 Million Renewable Natural Gas, Ethanol Plant in Nevada; Touts Bigger Plans

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Calling the technology at a central Iowa biorefinery a game changer, corporate and elected officials marked the start of commercial production of renewable natural gas and ethanol at a $115 million central Iowa biorefinery Friday. "This is a

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U.S. Ethanol Industry Banks on Carbon Capture to Solve Emissions Problem

by Leah Douglas (Reuters/Investing.com)  U.S. ethanol producers are betting heavily on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to lower their greenhouse gas emissions and secure a place for the corn-based fuel in a climate-friendly future, according to industry groups and executives. But the

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Platinum Crush Mulls Renewable Diesel Feedstock Deals with Oil Refiners, but May Forgo Option

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Platinum Crush LLC, a $350 million soybean-crush project under development in Buena Vista County, Iowa, is prepared to start moving dirt next month for its 38.5-million-bushel-per-year facility after receiving an award worth more than

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Iowa Soybean Farmers, Biodiesel Producers Urge Action to Expand Biofuels Access

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Biodiesel Board are urging the passage of House File 2128, also known as the Governor’s Biofuel Access Bill. It would improve access to and incentivize the production of homegrown biodiesel

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Khanna Targets Enhanced Oil Recovery

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy)  Rep. Ro Khanna, who led the House Oversight Environment Subcommittee’s probe into the oil and gas industry earlier this year, wants to end tax credits for carbon capture that is used to pump more

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Getting Biobased Investments Going: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Ecostrat & BDO Zone Initiative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone talks about “moving the needle” on jobs, decarbonization and social justice, but how do you tackle all 3 at once? Check out Ecostrat’s slide guide from ABLC in San Francisco on what BDO Zones

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Trucking, Airlines Divided over Biofuel Tax Incentives that Could Bolster Feedstock Demand

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse) The biofuel tax incentives in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill could insure a growing market for soybean oil and other farm commodities, but the trucking industry worries the subsidies will kick off a war

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SAF Offtake with Southwest Airlines

(Bayou Fuels) 15-year offtake agreement enables 575 million blended gallons of net zero SAF for Southwest Airlines; Alongside offtake MoU with IAG, commitment for 100% of Bayou Fuels SAF -- Velocys plc (VLS. L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased

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State Aid: Commission Approves One-Year Prolongation of Tax Exemption for Giofuels in Sweden

(European Commission)  The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation of the tax exemption measure for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002. The measure has already been prolonged several

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Crown Oil Runs Entire Fleet on HVO, Highlights UK Govt.’s Lack of Biofuel Support

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  ...  “HVO … is an advanced renewable diesel fuel that provides a fast and simple step towards net zero rather than the leap needed for electrification,” the company stated. “The paraffinic diesel fuel delivers up

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Crown Oil Receives UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association’s 2021 Green Award

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Crown Oil Ltd., a fuel and renewable diesel distributor based in Bury, England, in the Greater Manchester area, has won the U.K. and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association Green Award for 2021 sponsored by Oilshield,

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Rep. Axne Proposes Bipartisan Tax Credit to Expand Use of Low-Carbon Renewable Fuels, Incentivize Higher Blends of Biofuel

(Office of Rep. Cindy Axne (R-IA-03) The Low Carbon Biofuel Credit Act was introduced today with Rep. Adrian Smith, Senators Klobuchar and Thune  --  Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand the use of low-carbon renewable

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Gov. Edwards, Chalmette Refining Announce Potential $550 Million Renewable Diesel Project

(Office of the Governor of Louisiana) Gov. John Bel Edwards and PBF Chalmette Refinery Manager Steven Krynski announced the company is studying the possible conversion of an idled refinery unit into a renewable diesel production complex. The refinery’s parent company, PBF

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Brazil Favoring Biofuels over EVs to Cut Emissions

(Argus Media) Brazil is favoring biofuels over electric vehicles (EVs) as the government maps out its long-term decarbonization strategy for the transport sector. While other countries are pursuing aggressive EV strategies, Brazil's government has expressed its commitment to a biofuels-based darcarbonization plan, bringing

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The BDO Zone Investment Coalition Announces $1 Billion of Deployable Capital for Biobased Projects Located in BDO Zones

(BDO Zone Investment Coalition) The BDO Zone Investment Coalition today announces the mobilization of $1BB of capital for deployment into biobased infrastructure and manufacturing plants located in Bioeconomy Development Opportunity (BDO) Zones. The BDO Zone Investment Coalition is a group of leading, independent biobased investors,

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Ethanol Infrastructure Push: RFA Makes Case for Including Biofuels in Infrastructure Plans

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) After renewable biofuels appeared to be effectively shut out of President Joe Biden's plan for infrastructure, leaders in the ethanol industry and their advocates on Capitol Hill are trying to make the case that biofuels

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The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech Aims for CO2 Capture in Service of Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture

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Story County Plant Getting Iowa Tax Incentives to Resume Cellulosic Ethanol Production

by Tyler Jett (Des Moines Register/The Hawk Eye) Ethanol production is coming back to a Story County renewable fuels plants. Verbio North American Corp. received $2.6 million in tax incentives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority on Friday to build an $80

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Ecostrat Submits “The Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone Initiative” Proposal to CLEEN Project

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ecostrat has submitted a proposal, to be included in the CLEEN Project database.  The Clean Economy Employment Now Project provides federal leaders with easy access to highly actionable clean economy job creation ideas via

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A Force Multiplier for Bio-Investment in Federal Opportunity Zones: The BDOZ Initiative

by Jordan Solomon (Ecostrat Inc./Biofuels Digest) Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities—many of which are in rural areas. These communities are plagued by a lack of investment capital. In 2017, the US government launched the largest tax incentive program

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New Gas for Climate Policy Paper Calls for a Binding Target for 11% Renewable Gas by 2030

(Gas for Climate) Gas for Climate advocates in new policy paper, that by 2030, 11% of all gas consumed in the EU should be renewable gas; The envisioned binding target is supported by two sub-targets for 8% sustainable biomethane and

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Is Your Renewable Diesel Project Sustainable?

by Dave Collings (1898 & Co./Burns & McDonnell) For organizations looking to develop, construct and commission a new renewable diesel plant, it’s important to understand the various market conditions at play to avoid poorly made investments and the pitfalls of lost

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Sweden Targets World’s Highest Biofuel Blending

Tomas Ekbom and Cecilia Higa (Swedish Bioenergy Association/IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter) ...  In the beginning there was ethanol In 1907, there were only 662 vehicles registered in Sweden. The fuel, “Benzin” (the word initially taken from the German language,

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Submission by Solutions from the Land on Behalf of the North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance In Response to the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

(Solutions from the Land)  NACSAA 'Capstone Submission' Stresses CSA Is 'Foundational' to Global Agreement -- North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance has handed over its capstone submission into the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, the global platform for ag policy

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report provides an overview of commercial jet aviation fuel and summarizes learnings from three BETO-supported workshops. In addition, the report focuses on insights for reducing costs and optimizing the value

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The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America Majority Staff Report: Is It Worth Supporting?

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA/Atlantic Biomass, LLC)  Today the US House of Representatives Democratic Select Committee on Climate Change released their ideas for a “Clean Energy Economy.” Interestingly, this document is not proposed legislation. Instead, it is simply a

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Let's Talk About Biogas ... Even If We Think It Stinks

by Alexander Weiss, Caroline Parker, Hope Bigda-Peyton, Kara Hoving, Matthew Burnett (Cafe Law and Policy Lab)  State support for anaerobic digester technology is growing rapidly. This technology, which is rarely profitable without government support, promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from

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NACSAA Submits Livestock, Food Security Policy Recommendations to Global Negotiators

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  The North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (NACSAA), working in partnership with Solutions from the Land (SfL), filed today its latest Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) submissions to global climate negotiators. Farmer-led work groups formulated 35 recommendations

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Congresswoman Pingree Introduces the Agriculture Resilience Act to Promote Farmer-Driven Climate Solutions Legislation Sets Goal of Reaching Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions in U.S. Agriculture by 2040

(Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)) Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), comprehensive legislation that sets a bold vision of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. agriculture by the year 2040. “Farming has always been a

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Carolina Opportunity Funds Chooses BioEconomy Solutions

(Carolina Opportunity Funds/PR Newswire)  Inaugural Investment for IMPACT Carolina QOZ Fund  -- Carolina Opportunity Funds is pleased to announce that BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed, and food products such as Tiger Nut flour,

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How House Republicans Won over Conservatives to Gain Consensus on a Climate Agenda

by Josh Siegel  (Washington Examiner) House Republicans have convinced their most conservative members to support a forthcoming plan for the federal government to address climate change. Republicans have long been skeptical of federal efforts to curb climate change. But now, even conservative

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Letter: Give Retailers Incentive to Offer Stronger Ethanol

by Rick Fox (Ohio Ethanol Producers Association/Columbus Dispatch) Even though Ohio is one of the nation’s leading ethanol producing states, it lags far behind other states in terms of the number of retailers that offer higher blends of ethanol gasoline such

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Cutting Edge Funding: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Debt and Equity Financing Mechanisms for Bioeconomy Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Money, money, money – a growing bioeconomy needs lots of it. But with so many challenges like a lack of certainty in government programs or a perceived lack of funds at the company and project levels,

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Valuable and Viable: Changes to the 45Q Tax Credit Increase the Monetary Value of Carbon Dioxide for Ethanol Producers.

by Andrew Duguid (Battelle/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Changes to Section 45Q of the U.S. tax code have made it easier for ethanol producers to take advantage of tax credits for capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions. However, producers must act fast

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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 public transit agency, joined with NGVAmerica to host Senator Cruz

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NBB Member Testifies on Biodiesel’s Clean Energy Contribution

(Biofuels International)  A member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has testified to the House Small Business Committee on Rural Development on the contribution of biodiesel to the clean energy economy. Thomas Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, spoke at

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Latest Resolution Signed into RenovaBio to Further Boost Brazil’s Ethanol Sector

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Brazil, a new regulation, Resolution No. 791, recently signed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy into the country’s national biofuels policy, RenovaBio, is expected to boost the ethanol sector with the new decarbonization targets

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Proposed Legislation Would Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee Chairman Mike Thompson (D-CA) has introduced legislation to extend expired tax incentives, including the biodiesel tax incentive, which is scheduled for mark up Thursday June 20. The proposal would

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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, several expired biofuel tax credits. The letter was signed by

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Agriculture Industry Groups Call on Congress to Immediately Extend the Biodiesel Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Congress can address the growing economic crisis in the agriculture sector, trade groups write -- Thirteen trade groups representing farmers, rural lenders, crop and biobased oil producers, and biodiesel producers today wrote leaders of the House of Representatives and

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Biofuels Production and Consumption in Brazil: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Glaucia Mendes Souza, Rubens Maciel Filho, Luís Cassinelli, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz,  and Renato D. Godinho (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  1. Status of the Brazilian Biofuels Industry Brazil has an energy matrix with substantial renewable content, with renewables (including hydropower) accounting for 42.9% of

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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, the NBAA, and the Regional Airline Association  --  Today, the National

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Candidates Should Recognize Biofuel Benefits

by Mike Naig and Dave Loebsack (Quad City Times)  We may come from different political parties, but we share at least one common vision. Both of us strongly support renewable fuel, like biodiesel, for the vital role it plays in Iowa’s

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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 R&D investments, and ultimately, improve the potential for profitability. As one

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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 critical to the development and deployment of advanced biofuels. On Feb.

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Carper Meets Automakers

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  (Senator Tom) Carper (D-DE) told reporters he met Monday with automotive executives and encouraged them to aggressively push for unified fuel efficiency standards and tax incentives. "If the auto industry is serious about a

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State of the Bioeconomy

by Wayne Lee and Mark J Riedy (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP/Biofuels Digest) At present, the bioeconomy continues to attract debt and equity interest. VCs, Private Equity Groups and Strategic Partners are providing equity at the

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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 Focus buyers had an average household income of $199,000. By

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Iowa: Cultivating Growth in Bioprocessing

by Debi Durham (Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest)  ... Nearly $4 billion dollars was infused into capital investments in the U.S. for renewable and bioscience projects in 2018. This significant investment is merely part of an upward trend that’s yielded more than

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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 credits for vehicle purchases and the installation of refueling systems,

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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 Representatives and Senate on the “pressing need” to address the

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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 (SREs). He has publicly stated that there should be more

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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 President Donald Trump asking that he “provide additional help to

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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 of New Energy Risk, Stern Brothers, Faegre Baker Daniels partner John

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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 Tuesday. Engineers are expected to spend six months studying the feasibility

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Box Elder Tax Increment Program for Biofuels Company Is on Hold

by Mark Shenefelt (Standard-Examiner)  In 2014, the Box Elder County Redevelopment Agency created a $2.5 million, seven-year tax increment program to support expansions planned at the Washakie Renewable Energy plant in Plymouth. But the county economic development director said Wednesday, June

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ABO Secures Unprecedented $136 Million For Algae and Related Projects — Deadlines Approaching

(Algae Biomass Organization)  ABO’s ongoing work in Washington, DC, to educate Congress and federal agencies on the importance of robust algae research, development and demonstration has resulted in the release of an unprecedented series of funding opportunities for algae. Deadlines for

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ABO Insider Briefing: Algae’s Big Winning Streak in DC – How to Take Advantage --- May 1, 2018

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Algae is on a roll in Congress. Despite a challenging fiscal environment, the latest federal spending bill passed by Congress includes new funding for algae R&D that will be available in FY2018 and, for the first time, tax

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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 in question. But researchers at Stanford and other institutions have found

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No Door for Return of RON92 Petrol

(Nhan Dan)  After RON92 petrol was replaced by E5 bio-fuel for about three months, several enterprises said that the consumption of E5 was lower than that of RON92 and petitioned the authorities to resume the use of RON92. However, experts and

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The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come

by KSL (Biofuels Digest)  ... Prior to the energy crisis, most economies were too extravagant; now, they have now overreacted and have become retrenchment-mad. It is imperative to think rationally and design progress with the right analysis and tools to

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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 and recycled from power plants or industrial facilities

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Biodiesel Love in the Air at Iowa’s Capitol

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Members and supporters of the Iowa Biodiesel Board wore “I heart biodiesel” pins as they met with state legislators and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds on Wednesday for the annual Biodiesel Day on the Hill. The group tied the message

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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 and recycled from power plants or industrial facilities using algae

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U.S. House Republicans to Scrutinize Narrow, 'Extender' Tax Breaks

by David Morgan (Reuters)  ... Just weeks after approving a sweeping tax code overhaul, the Republicans said they would examine as many as 35 “tax extender” measures to see if they should remain on the books. ... “The goal is not to get

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Fijian Farmers Urged to Practice Climate Smart Agriculture

(Xinhua)  Farmers in the South Pacific island nation of Fiji have been urged to be mindful of the impacts of climate change and practice climate smart agriculture to address the challenge. ... The Fijian government has worked on a 2020 agriculture sector policy

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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 time in its existence. On Jan. 17, 75 companies and

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Tax Reform Losers from Biofuels to Coal to Get Second Chance

by Ari Natter (Bloomberg)  Billions in breaks for energy sought in ‘tax extenders’ bill; Lobbyists are seeking new credits for coal, nuclear plants  -- Energy lobbyists, who failed to get a range of expired breaks for biofuels to coal-fired power plants into the

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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 U.S. manufacturing and grow the economy by including legislation supporting

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DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

(DEUTZ)  ...   DEUTZ has now approved the engine series TCD 2.9 / 3.6 / 4.1 / 6.1 / 7.8 / 12.0 / 16.0 under the current EU Stage IV / US Tier 4 standard, as well as all older DEUTZ

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NBB Responds to House Republican Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal

(National Biodiesel Board) Republicans Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives Unveil New Tax Reform Proposal  --  Today the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) responded to the release of the comprehensive tax reform proposal issued by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas): “NBB members across

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

(Oil Change International)  A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. The analysis outlines tax incentives, credits, low royalty rates, and other

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The Renewing of Nevada Renewable fuels and the Rise of Ryze Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nevada, Ryze Renewables has two new renewable diesel projects totaling $250M now in planning for the Nevada and Las Vegas areas. ... This project is bigger: equipment costs have grown from $44 million to $73 million,

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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 to develop a commercial market for advanced biofuels. It had been

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An Alternative View of Biodiesel Production Profits: The Role of Retroactively Reinstated Blender Tax Credits

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois) Previous farmdoc daily articles (e.g. January 28, 2015; February 11, 2016; March 1, 2017) have documented a "feast or famine" pattern in production profitability of the U.S. biodiesel production industry. The feast or

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More Iowa Fuel Retailers Carrying Higher Blends of Biodiesel

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A new state government report shows more than half of Iowa’s fuel retailers carried biodiesel in 2016, increasing six percent over 2015. Higher blends are also becoming the norm. Iowa’s proactive state policies have played a

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The $40 Carbon Tax Is Dead as a Doornail, and Here’s Why

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a group headed by former Secretaries of State George Shultz and Jim Baker proposed dramatically to introduce a $40 per ton carbon tax in order to address the rising threat from global

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India Complains against US at WTO over Subsidies

(LiveMint) India has complained against the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for what it calls illegal subsidies and domestic content requirements for the renewable energy sector in eight American states, even as the Donald Trump administration pursues a Buy

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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 with the ball, he’s calling all the plays, and members of the Cabinet can block and tackle and get to

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Nigeria Plans Biofuel Production with Juicy Investment Incentives

(Offgrid Nigeria)  A draft national policy on biofuel production and distribution likely to be signed into law very soon by Nigeria, has proposed very mouth-watering incentives for investors willing to go into biofuel business in the country, OGN has learnt. Obtained

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Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  ... No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to point out that 80 million Americans live in coastal areas

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

[caption id="attachment_78189" align="alignleft" width="300"] Panel of Experts discussing "Ethanol and Economic Development" at Datagrow 2016 conference[/caption] by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited

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Advanced Biofuels Canada Supports Federal Carbon Pricing

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Yahoo! Finance)  The federal government announced today its intention to place a national price on carbon emissions of $10 per tonne in 2018, rising by $10 per tonne each year to $50 per tonne by 2022. The federal

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Mexico Looking at Tax Breaks to Boost Biodiesel Consumption

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, the government is exploring the potential introduction of tax stimuli to boost consumption of biodiesel in the next 2017 fiscal year. The plan seeks to create an offset between the IEPS tax and

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Biofuels Developments in Australia

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  ...  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products. In 2013, net product imports were 325,000 bbl/d, according to the Australia

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Biofuels International 2016: Industry Experts Outline 2030 EU Biofuels Vision

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Industry experts have outlined their 2030 biofuels vision at the 9th Biofuels International Conference.  By 2020, the EU aims to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country come from renewable sources such as

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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 coalition of 50-plus industry groups calling for action on tax extenders this year by sending a letter to leaders in

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Landmark Report from BIO Charts $770B Renewable Chemicals and Materials Market by 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report “Advancing the Biobased Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and Beyond,” documenting substantial, ongoing growth in the renewable chemical industry and outlining

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Bill Intro'd in Senate to Reform, Extend Tax Credit through 2019

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. The legislation was introduced by Sens.

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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 Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state biodiesel incentives. The bill includes a tax credit that helps keep

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Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road sector was 14.7% in 2015

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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 Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive through 2019 and reform

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Governor Says Interest Is Already There for Biochemical Tax Credit

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Governor Terry Branstad says companies already are expressing interest in the state’s new tax credit for firms that come up with new products made from the starches, sugars and oils left-over after ethanol and biodiesel are

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Big Oil Wins Big on Taxes

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Today is Tax Day. While many Americans will receive a modest refund, oil producers are raking in the big bucks, $4 billion to $6 billion, through tax incentives dating back more than 100 years. Today, the

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Senate Hearing on Ethanol Tax Breaks Stirs Small-Engine Debate

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  ....  At issue is a proposal to eliminate a 20 percent per-gallon sales tax break on sales of E10 fuels and create a 10 percent break for E15, which currently gets no tax incentives. Agricultural

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Importing to Meet California Demand

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  ...  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax credit, and, for 11 months

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Fuel Option that Reduces Emissions Already Exists

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  ... A proposal introduced last week by Representative Pat Garofalo would provide rebates of up to $2,500 dollars for those who buy or lease a new electric or plug-in hybrid car.  Minnesota Biofuels Association executive director

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Stimulating Investment To Grow the Biobased Economy

by Brent Erickson (Biofuels Digest/Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  ... The challenge our industry faces right now is to continue building investment in the biobased economy. That can be accomplished with both policy and non-policy activities. ... On the policy front a new coordinated federal

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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 it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And the response from renewables? Take away fossil fuel subsidies, and

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Biodiesel Leaders Press Congress on Reformed Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Critical Incentive Has Remained Expired All Year  --  Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will press lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive as a domestic production credit in line with

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What to Consider Before Making the Decision to Offer Biodiesel

by Jon Scharingson (Renewable Energy Group, Inc./Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether or not to sell biodiesel can be a significant decision for a convenience store owner. Convenience store owners need to determine what will work best for their operation and how they

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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 it.  Electric cars have environmental benefits, no doubt about it, and anyone who drives one is making a contribution to

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How to Profit from Government Mandates in Biofuels

(The Energy Report/Market Oracle)  New proposed EPA requirements for the renewable fuel standard program, combined with challenging sugarcane harvests in South America, could increase demand for biodiesel, creating opportunity in a struggling energy sector. In this interview with The Energy

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What Is the Future of Ethanol in Brazil? Perspectives from Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Conference

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The effect of increased consumption of ethanol due to the reduction of state tax called ICMS (Tax over Merchandise and Services Circulation) has been the reason for celebration by all the energy agro

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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 from decaying trash into fuel, a feat made possible by the miracles of modern chemistry and government subsidies. ... Last year, the

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Eco System Needed to Make Ethanol Blending Sustainable: Pramod Chaudhari

by Sanjay Jog (Business Standard)  Interview with CII National Bioenergy Committee chairman and Praj Industries executive chairman -- The Union ministry of new and renewable energy last week sought comments on reframing the National Biofuels Policy. The policy seeks allowing producers to

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Grassley Defends Extending Tax Credits for Renewable Energy

by James Q. Lynch (Iowa Farmer Today)  It’s been a big week for renewable fuels, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley after the Senate Finance Committee voted 23-3 to approve extending tax credits for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol. He called

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Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall (Arkansas Business)  Arkansas’ biodiesel industry has failed to live up to its early promise, and Troy Hornbeck says he knows why. Hornbeck, who with his two brothers, Jon and Jeff, founded Arkansas SoyEnergy Group LLC of DeWitt in

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7 Biofuels Groups Aim to Extend “Critical Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, a group of biofuel trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — the

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Grassley Secures Inclusion of Wind Energy, Biodiesel, Cellulosic Ethanol, Education Provisions in Committee Tax Extenders Package

(KIOW Radio)  Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa secured the inclusion of tax incentives for wind energy, biodiesel and cellulosic ethanol in the bipartisan tax extenders bill the Finance Committee will consider on Tuesday.  The bill also contains long-time Grassley-sponsored provisions on tax

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Brazil's Biofuel Industry Finds New Sweetspot

by Daniel Gallas (BBC)  ... It is widely available in gas stations across the country. The majority of new cars are able to run on either petrol or sugarcane-based ethanol.  The government played a key role in boosting this alternative. Ethanol prices

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