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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

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

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

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

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

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

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

May 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

  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

April 25, 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

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

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

The Circular Economy: It’s Time Has Come

by Kapil S Lokare (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

March 30, 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

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

February 19, 2018 0 comment 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

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

February 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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.

February 6, 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

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

December 5, 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

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 /

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

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

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

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

August 4, 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

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

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

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

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

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

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

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

February 7, 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 with the ball, he’s calling all the plays, and members

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

December 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 a huge potential source of energy. Its advocates like to

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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 many great specialists of the

October 24, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

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

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

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.

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

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

September 29, 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 coalition of 50-plus industry groups calling for action on tax

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

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

July 15, 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 Terry Branstad signed SF 2309 into law today, expanding state

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

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

May 20, 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 Reps. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., and Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., introduced legislation

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

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

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

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

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

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

February 29, 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 it all the time from the fossil fuel industry. And

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

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

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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

October 29, 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 it.  Electric cars have environmental benefits, no doubt about it,

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

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

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

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

September 29, 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 from decaying trash into fuel, a feat made possible by

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Darling Ingredients Inc. U.S. Biofuels Conference Call — August 31, 2015

  WEBINAR:  Darling Ingredients Inc. U.S. Biofuels Conference Call — August 31, 2015

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, August 31, 2015 to discuss U.S. biofuel industry issues including the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates, biofuel tax

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

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

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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,

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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.)

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

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

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Tax Savings Kicks in for Biodiesel Blends

(Vinton Newspapers)  Truckers, motorists and biodiesel producers alike will soon benefit from a tax savings in Iowa on one of

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel

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

May 11, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Iowa Leaders Call for Biochemical Tax Credits for Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Dave Dreeszen (Sioux City Journal) Durham (Debi Durham, the state’s economic development director), a former Siouxland Chamber of Commerce president, is

May 11, 2015 Read Full Article

VietNam Considers Raising Export Tariff on Cassava, Ethanol to Support E5 Production

(VietNamNet Bridge) The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is planning to raise the tariff on cassava and ethanol exports in an

May 5, 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

Renewable Fuels Association Poll: Over Six in 10 Voters Support the RFS

(Morning Consult)  Morning Consult conducted a national poll on behalf of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The survey of 2,047

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

HN: Babiš’s Interests behind Czech Gov’t Biofuel Support

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The Czech government’s decision to extend reduced taxation of biofuels seems to be clearly motivated by the

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Find Policies & Incentives by State

(North Carolina State University/US Department of Energy) DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support

March 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Road Funding Bill Passes with Reduced Tax Rate for B11

(The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Iowa Legislature created a 3-cent per gallon differential tax rate for B11 and

March 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Uncertainty in RFS Sends the US Ethanol Industry to Overseas Markets: A Report from the National Ethanol Conference, “Going Global”

by Lais F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Last week, from February 17 to 21, the 20th National Ethanol Conference “Going

February 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Chief Lays out Plans for Ethanol’s Future

(Farm Futures)  RFA President Bob Dinneen lists supporting better rail service and creating a level playing field for cellulosic biofuels

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Senate Passes Bill Temporarily Renewing Tax Breaks

by Kevin Drawbaugh (Reuters)  Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business research, wind power and foreign profits,

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Looking beyond Incentives

by Scott Jamieson  (Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Executives from Canada’s biofuels industry are looking at efficiencies and diversification as tools to

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Sector on the Edge

by Emily Parkinson (Financial Review) Australia’s struggling biofuels industry has had an annus horribilis.   First came the budget decision

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

IEA: ‘The Cost of Fossil Fuels to an Economy Is Not Reduced by Subsidies; It Is Just Redistributed’

by Katherine Tweed (GreenTechMedia)  Global subsidies for fossil fuels totaled nearly $550 billion in 2013. Countries around the globe have

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Manly Plant in Line for $530,000 in State Incentives

by Molly Montag (Globe Gazette)  Worth County officials on Monday signed off on $530,000 in state incentives for a chemical

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

REG Expands Biodiesel Offerings in Northeast, Midwest

(Renewable Energy Group Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Louisiana Entrepreneur Embodies Industry Switch from Emphasis on Biofuels to Bioproducts

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Golden Leaf Energy’s Troy A. Clark grew up in Louisiana. Studying chemical engineering at

September 23, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Supply Kings

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine speaks with three leaders in the U.S. biodiesel distribution space about the growth

August 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers, Farmers Take to The Hill

by John Davis (domesticfuel.com) Biodiesel producers and farmers who raise the feedstocks for the biodiesel industry took to Capitol Hill

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Nearly 120 Companies Ask Obama to Boost Biodiesel Standard

(National Biodiesel Board)  One hundred seventeen biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses from 41 states called on President Obama Wednesday to

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Senators and Industry Speak Out In Favor of Biodiesel

by Jesse Stolark  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  With a final decision in the Renewable Volume Obligates (RVOs) expected in

May 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producers Hit Hard by Policy Uncertainty: Survey Finds Nearly Six in Ten Have Idled Production

(National Biodiesel Board) Policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on the most successful advanced biofuel in the U.S.,

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

US Senate Finance Committee Advances Four Key Biofuels Tax Provisions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Ron Wyden, released his “Chairman’s Mark” of the “Expiring

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives

(PR NewsWire)  A group of biofuel trade organizations today sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

March 24, 2014 Read Full Article

A Tax Boost for Advanced Biofuels

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest) … Fortunately, the Administration’s budget for 2014 contains a proposal for a nearly 10-year

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Algae Biomass Organization Hails New Publication that Identifies Most Promising Locations for Commercial Algae Production Projects

(Algae Biomass Organization)  Analysis can reduce time, cost associated with site development The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Manufacturer to Bring $30M Plant to Temple after Incentives Confirmed

by Robert Grattan (Austin Business Journal)  Thomas Biodiesel LLC has finalized a deal that will bring 31 jobs and a $30 million

March 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Benjamins for Biofuels in the 2015 Obama Budget: The Digest’s 7-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vitally interested in President Obama’s proposed 2015 budget and the 411 on grants, incentives, tax

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

White House Proposes Cuts to 2015 USDA Budget

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The White House proposed Tuesday nearly $24 billion in discretionary spending for the U.S.

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

House Tax Proposal Would Alter Biofuel, Bioenergy Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 26, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, R-Mich., released draft

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Solving the Midwest Ethanol Problem: The E85 Angle

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest/Energy Trends Insider)  … Today, nine years after I began writing about energy, we have an ethanol

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(4-Traders/National Biodiesel Board)  National Biodiesel Board : Senators Introduce Bill to Reinstate Biodiesel Tax Incentive — Tax Cut Expired Dec. 31

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Calls for Changes to Cellulosic Tax Incentives

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new study published by the International Council on Clean Transportation and researchers from

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Bills to Extend Tax Credits Benefiting Biofuels Introduced

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Dec. 12, Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., introduced two bills that would benefit the

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Senators Push for Clean Energy Tax Credit Extensions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A group of 24 senators, led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., issued a letter

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Sen. Baucus Launches Major Senate Energy Tax Reform

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A new, technology-neutral tax credit for the domestic production of clean transportation fuel? Read on.

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

$50B a Year in Budget ‘Savings’ Will Come from Expired Tax Breaks

By Jacqueline Klimas  (The Washington Times) … More than 50 tax incentives will expire on New Year’s Eve — ranging from breaks on

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Growing Support for Renewable Packaging and Green Chemistry | Commentary

by Jim Greenwood (Roll Call/Biotechnology Industry Organization)   During a time when partisan politics rule the day, it is sometimes hard

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Tri-State Biodiesel’s Triple Play: Fashion, Tribute, Heating

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … Dehran Duckworth, a managing partner at Tri-State Biodiesel, said this was the first year Tri-State

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Congressional Efforts Needed to Secure Future

by Brian Kuehl  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … Two tax provisions are critical to continued development of the U.S. cellulosic industry.

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Propose E15 Tax Breaks

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  Ethanol supporters in Illinois want to trade a 20 percent sales tax break on E10

May 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources: Senate Finance Committee Staff Tax Reform Options for Discussion

(US Senate Finance Committee)  This document is the fourth in a series of papers compiling tax reform options that Finance Committee

April 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Writers Warm to Giving Renewables Parity with Fossil Fuels

by Nick Juliano (MidWest Energy News)   A proposal to allow renewable energy developers to take advantage of a tax structure

April 19, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Not Ready for Slime Time: Algae Present Challenges as Fuel Source

by Emily Pickrell (FuelFix)  On Jan. 1, Congress made algae-based fuel production eligible for a $1.01-per-gallon cellulosic biofuel production federal

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Weighing Obama’s SOTUS Proposal: More Oil Drilling to Fund Clean Energy?

by Jim Snyder (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  President Barack Obama’s proposal to fund clean-energy research with fees paid by oil and gas

February 15, 2013 Read Full Article

DoE, Treasury: $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury have announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

White House Wants $2 billion to Give Cleaner Transport a Boost

by Patrick Rucker (Reuters)  President Barack Obama wants Congress to create a $2 billion clean-energy transportation fund using fees paid by oil

February 14, 2013 Read Full Article

The Electric Car Mistake

by Charles Lane (The Washington Post)  The Obama administration’s electric-car fantasy finally may have died on the road between Newark,

February 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Analysis: Advanced Biofuel Companies Now In More Than Half Of U.S. States; Clean Fuel Standards Fueling Growth In Top States

(PR NewsWire/Yahoo! News)  Top 5 States For Advanced Biofuel Companies: Calif., Ill., Colo., Texas and Iowa; New Web Site at

February 6, 2013 Read Full Article

A Path Not Yet Trod

by Douglas L. Faulkner (“The Cleantech Conservative”/BiofuelsDigest)  … That is, the cost of renewed tax breaks for the biofuels industry came at

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Brave New Bio Wor(l)d

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Three dissident voices offer challenges to cherished orthodoxies. …Though they offer tough love, they are

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Can Fossil-Fuel Tax Benefits Boost the Renewable Energy Industry?

by Dan Haugen (Midwest Energy News)  By organizing as a type of partnership instead of a corporation, companies that extract,

February 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Professor Flunks Ethanol 101

by Bob Dineen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Flint, Mich., is known throughout the world as the birthplace of General Motors. When

January 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Aemetis Idles California Ethanol Plant, Plans Sorghum Shift

by Andrew Herndon (Bloomberg)  Aemetis Inc., a U.S. ethanol producer, idled production at its plant in Keyes, California, citing “unfavorable

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

D.C.’s Clean-Energy Conundrum

by Paul Dickerson and Thomas Burton  (Reuters/Mintz Levin) …Clean technologies are likely to be the next great industry and economic success

January 12, 2013 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Producers Gain from Tax Reinstatement


, RIN Integrity Programs

by Janet McGurty (Biofuels Digest)  …Larger producers of biodiesel like Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland get a higher price for

January 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Does the Biodiesel Tax Credit Change the Advanced Biofuels Landscape?

(FarmDocDaily)  …The RFS for 2013 is expected to require a minimum blending of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel and 2.75

January 11, 2013 Read Full Article

A Busy Year for Alt Fuels, Thanks to Congress

by Anya Litvak (Pittsburgh Business Times) Rick Price is gearing up for a busy year, thanks, in part, to Congressional compromise. As executive

January 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Credits Are a Valuable Tool in the Biofuels Policy Toolbox

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  It is not often I disagree or take issue withBiofuels Digest; however, the recent

January 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Tax Breaks to Help Later than Sooner

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  The extension of a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for cellulosic ethanol will  help

January 4, 2013 Read Full Article

The Force: The Cellulosic Biofuels Tax Credit Is Back, but Is It Really Needed?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Finding it hard to explain to taxpayers why the PTC is needed, for the jump

January 3, 2013 Read Full Article

NAFA Urges Action To Restore Federal Tax Credits For Biodiesel And Alternative Fuels

(NAFA Fleet Management Association/Free-Press-Release-Center)  Uncertainty surrounding a pair of alternative fuel incentives is impacting vehicle purchase decisions and fuel planning

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

RETECH 2012: Policy and Planes

by Josh Rathod (Advanced Biofuels USA)   RETECH 2012, an international conference on the business, policy, and technology of renewable

October 24, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

The Myth of Affordable Energy – Interview with Ed Dolan

by James Stafford  (Oilprice.com)   We were fortunate enough to speak with the well known economist Ed Dolan on various

October 20, 2012 Read Full Article

Tax Extenders Package; Algae Wins Tax Credit Parity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee marked up the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty

August 8, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

US Senate Tax Bill Would Extend Biodiesel, Cellulosic Tax Credits

(Platts)  The $1.01/gal federal tax credit for cellulosic fuel production, as well as the $1/gal biodiesel tax credit, would each

August 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Senators Coons, Moran Introduce Bill to Spark Investment in Renewable Energy Projects

(Senator Chris Coons) Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act gives renewable energy projects access to a tax incentive available now only to

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

Novozymes Built New Enzyme Plant in U.S. Due to Tax Credit

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Novozymes, a global biotech company, first considered building its newly built enzyme production plant

June 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Push Back against Anti-Renewables PAC

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  …The executive director of the Renewable Fuels Association, Monte Shaw, said AFP should “stop

May 30, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Wants Its Tax Break Back

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Thursday asked Congress to reinstate the $1 per gallon

May 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Scott Defies Tea Party on Renewable-Energy Bill

by Jim Saunders (The News Service of Florida/Orlando Sentinel)  Gov. Rick Scott late Friday disregarded pressure from tea party and conservative groups and a

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Compared to What: the Low-Down on Alt Energy Subsidies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Hybrids, plug-in electrics struggle to pass the consumer’s “compared to what” test – and how much

April 12, 2012 Read Full Article

AEC Urges Support for Extension of Two Critical Tax Incentives

In a letter to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Ranking Member

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Stabenow’s Green-Energy Tax Break Plan Falls Short

by Josiah Ryan and Ben Geman (The Hill)   The Senate on Tuesday rejected plans to extend a host of lapsed

March 14, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Calls on Congress to Repeal Federal Subsidies for Oil Industry

by David Nakamura (The Washington Post)  President Obama reiterated his call for Congress to repeal federal subsidies to the oil

March 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Initiative Could Benefit Ethanol Producers

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Leaders of the National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative  were joined by Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and

March 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Leaders in Advanced Biofuels Industry Urge Congressional Leaders to Extend Critical Tax Provisions

(PR Newswire)   Leaders of America’s rapidly emerging advanced biofuels industry urged congressional leaders today to extend two tax provisions

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Redfield Ethanol Plant to Convert to Butanol Plant

by Dirk Lammers (NewsOK)  A South Dakota corn ethanol plant will soon begin producing a fuel additive with a wider variety of

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Future Won’t Wait

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …Before year’s end, Congress should pass a multi-year extension of the Producer

February 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Obama Tax Plan Takes Scalpel to Oil Tax Breaks, Boosts Renewables

by Andrew Restuccia (The Hill/E2Wire)The Obama administration outlined a plan Wednesday to eliminate a slew of oil-and-gas industry tax breaks,

February 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Grow it Here, Make it Here

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In Michigan, US Senator Debbie Stabenow expanded her “Grow it Here, Make it Here” initiative into a

February 21, 2012 Read Full Article

Northwest Producers Unite, Tell Congress to Reinstate Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Last week as the National Biodiesel Conference took place in Orlando, a group of biodiesel

February 16, 2012 Read Full Article

Advanced Ethanol Leaders Urge Tax Extensions in Farm Bill

(Renewable Fuels Association/Advanced Ethanol Council)  The Advanced Ethanol Council (AEC) today urged Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and

February 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Homeowners and Businesses Who Invest in Renewable Energy Could Get a Tax Break under Plan

by Mary Ellen Klas  (Miami Herald)  Legislators revive the debate over renewable energy in Florida with a Senate bill that

January 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuel, Renewable Chemical Advocates Push Reliable Tax Incentives, S. 1764

by Jeanne Roberts (Energy Boom)  On Wednesday, December 14, representatives from the nation’s biofuels, renewable chemicals and biobased products industries provided

December 27, 2011 Read Full Article

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