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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,

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump’s Top Economic Adviser Still Supports Carbon Tax

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  President Trump’s top economic adviser is not backing away from his belief that a carbon tax would be an effective way to address greenhouse gas emissions. Kevin

March 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Study Shows Biofuels Are 3 Percent of Iowa GDP

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has released a new study that shows biofuels are responsible for over $5 billion of Iowa’s GDP, or roughly three percent. The study, authored by

March 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Commitment to R&D is the Key

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

March 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Avenue 45Q

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration is developing guidance to help companies qualify for a built-out tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage — a welcome

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

NBB Urges Lawmakers to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  “Temporary Policy in the Internal Revenue Code” was the title of a House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommitteehearing this week where the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) submitted written

March 13, 2019 Read Full Article

Grassley, Wyden Introduce Tax Extenders Bill

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

March 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Propose Carbon Fee as Part of $17 Billion Package

(Associated Press)  Washington lawmakers have proposed a carbon fee as part of a transportation funding package, the third major attempt at limiting the atmosphere-warming gas through such a policy since 2018.

February 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Dutch Finance Ministry Argues for EU-Wide Single Aviation Tax to Cover the Sector’s Environmental Costs

(GreenAir Online)  The Dutch finance ministry has released a paper suggesting the EU should adopt a Europe-wide aviation tax in response growing emissions from the sector. Such a coordinated approach

February 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Basics: 6 Essential Points to Know about Biofuels

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Asked recently to summarize the most important points about biofuels, here’s my top 6 list:  Biofuels have a vital role to play in getting

February 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Bustos Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Ethanol Production and Combat Climate Change

(Office of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos)  Today (February 14, 2019), Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped introduce the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act. This bipartisan legislation would implement strategies that

February 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Aemetis Plant Expands Customer Base with Sales of Biodiesel to Retail Fuel Stations in India

(Aemetis)  Plant upgrades enable production of 50 million gallons per year of biodiesel —  Aemetis, Inc. (“Aemetis” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today (February 15, 2019) that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary

February 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Reps Dave Loebsack, Darin LaHood Lead Push for Multi-Year Biodiesel Tax Extension

by Joe Hand (River Cities Reader)  Representatives Dave Loebsack and Darin LaHood today led a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit.

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Taxes versus Emissions Trading System: Evaluating Environmental Policies that Affect Multiple Types of Pollution

by Boon-Ling Yeo and Andrew Coleman (Environmental Economics and Policy Studies)  This paper examines the interaction of different policies used to control two types of agricultural pollution. Pollution control policy is efficient

February 3, 2019 Read Full Article

French Fuel Price Revolt Boosted Ethanol Use – Industry Officials

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters)  Public anger in France over increasing fuel prices, which gave rise to the anti-government “yellow vest” movement, has further boosted demand for crop-based ethanol fuel from motorists

January 31, 2019 Read Full Article

4. Exclusive: House Group Revives CO2 Tax Bill

by Ben Gelman (Axios)  A bipartisan handful of House members are introducing carbon tax legislation today after first floating it late last year, Axios’ Amy Harder has learned. Why it matters:

January 24, 2019 Read Full Article

From Take-Off to Offtake – Driving Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Commercial Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a tale of two Washingtons, the sustainable aviation fuels movement will gather in Washington state in March and in Washington, D.C. in April to seek

January 23, 2019 Read Full Article

From Greenspan to Yellen, Economic Brain Trust Backs Carbon Tax

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Strategy cheered by economists who served last six presidents; Endorsement could give boost to carbon tax-and-dividend plan  —  An all-star lineup of economists, from Alan Greenspan to Paul Volcker,

January 18, 2019 Read Full Article

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

January 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Council Offers Biodiesel Strategy

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

January 5, 2019 Read Full Article

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

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Govt Links Ethanol Export to In-House Use of Molasses

(The News)  The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of cabinet on Monday bound ethanol manufacturers to directly purchase its raw material from sugar mills or use the in-house by-product for the biofuel

December 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The Malaysian Biodiesel Mandate – Outlook to 2020: Growth Opportunities & Companies to Action

(GlobeNewswire/ResearchAndMarkets.com)  The “Malaysian Biodiesel Mandate”report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This study offers a detailed overview of the biodiesel mandate in Malaysia and the steps taken by the Malaysian government to protect the

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Congress Should End Electric Car Subsidies, Not Expand Them

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

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Blend Can Keep Fuel Prices Low – Imee Marcos

by Christia Marie Ramos (Inquirer.net)  Increasing the ethanol blend in gasoline products can keep fuel prices in the country low, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos said on Tuesday. She made this suggestion amid

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

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

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Paris Riots over Fuel Taxes Dim Hopes for Climate Fight

by Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton (Associated Press)  The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes,

December 10, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

‘A Kind of Dark Realism’: Why the Climate Change Problem Is Starting to Look too Big to Solve

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  … William Nordhaus, the Yale University professor who just won the Nobel Prize for his work on the economics of climate change, recently described his outlook like

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

DA to Lobby for Increase of Biofuel Content in Diesel for Gov’t Use

by Reicelene Joy N. Ignacio (Business World)  Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he will lobby for the increase of coconut oil content in fuel to 5% from 2% for fuel used

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Petrol Companies Have Two Months to Switch to B10 Biodiesel

(Sun Daily) Petroleum companies have two months to switch from the current B7 (a blend of 7% palm methyl ester and 70% petroleum diesel to B10 biodiesel before its mandatory implementation

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Setting European Aviation on a Pathway to Decarbonisation by 2050

(GreenAir Online)  A new study, one of the first, examines whether a credible pathway to zero or near zero emissions exists for European aviation. The report, published by Transport & Environment

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Study Shows Biodiesel Benefits in the Billions

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new study shows that the Biodiesel Tax Credit helped the industry support $21.6 billion in economy-wide sales, employment for over 60,000 workers with wages and benefits totaling

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

GOP Chairman Releases Year-End Tax Package

by Naomi Jagoda (The Hill)  … The bill would … phase out tax breaks for biodiesel and renewable diesel, and extend a number of other expired tax provisions through the

November 27, 2018 Read Full Article

ITC Action Needed:

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) Energy trade and advocacy groups, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, ClearPath Action and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, want Congress to modify the tax

November 27, 2018 Read Full Article

6 Reasons Why This Tax Is a Crummy Way to Improve Illinois’ Roads and Bridges The So-Called Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Being Bandied about in Springfield Is the Wrong Tool to Address Illinois’ Transportation Challenges. Here’s Why.

by Howard Lerner (Crain’s Chicago Business/Environmental Law & Policy Center ) Current gas tax revenues are insufficient to meet Illinois’ infrastructure needs. Oil companies, the trucking industry and a few politicians

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems to Hold Two Days of Hearings on Climate

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

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

60 Organizations Sign Tax Extenders Letter to Congress

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

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

2018 Midterm Elections—Implications for the Bioeconomy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  And while the bioeconomy – biofuels, biobased products, chemicals, and more – enjoy bipartisan support, the new political landscape means that the

November 10, 2018 Read Full Article

The Bumpy Road of Common Ethanol Fuel Mixture

(Vietnam.net)  Common ethanol fuel mixture (E5 RON 92 gasoline) has been receiving many incentives from the State. However, high prices of materials for ethanol production and relevant materials plus the high

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Kenyan Teacher Uses Water Hyacinths for Biofuel

by Hassan Lali (BBC) A Kenyan teacher Richard Awra uses water hyacinths in a new biofuel to combat both problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth. The Kenya Marine institute estimates

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Isuzu Ready to Modify Vehicles for B20 Biodiesel Compatibility if Thai Govt Offers Incentives

(The Nation)  Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

As Fuel Prices Rise, Biodiesel Production Margins Widen

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Crude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. … As in the U.S., where off-road

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

YPF Will Start Producing Biofuels

(Clarin Rural (Google translation))  This was announced by Miguel Gutiérrez, president of the company, at the opening of the Week of Bioenergy.  —  YPF president Miguel Gutiérrez announced that the company will

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol – A Solution to Pakistan’s Power Woes

By Umer Khayyam and Tehzeeb Bano (The Express Tribune)  … Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas emissions, generated from the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing in Third World societies like Pakistan. … To

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

If Fossil Fuel Is Too Expensive, Go for Biodiesel to Fuel Cars

by Dan Odido (Daily Nation)  Popularising the use of renewable energy has several benefits to the economy. It enhances energy independence; develops non-traditional industries, broadening the manufacturing base; and provides

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Appreciates Bipartisan Support for Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension

(National Biodiesel Board)  Forty-six bipartisan members of Congress ask House leaders for a multi-year extension — Today (September 27, 2018), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) thanked the 46 Congressmembers – led by

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Midterm Elections, RVO Decisions, and Lame Duck Tax Relief

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

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Where Are We with E10 Gasoline in Europe?

by  Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global/Platts)   Increasing biofuel mandates across Europe for 2019, combined with navigating the complexities of the post-2020 renewable energy framework (RED II), have brought discussions over wider adoption

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Maruti, IOC Join Hands for Biofuel Blend, Engine Efficiency

by Ronendra Sing and Richa Mishra (The Hindu Business Line)  With consumers demanding cost-effective and fuel-efficient vehicles, and the government pushing for cleaner fuel as well as reducing import dependence, the onus

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

India to Soon Announce Bio Jet Fuel Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

by Bhanvi Arora (Bloomberg Quint)  India will soon announce a policy—including deciding on a Goods and Services Tax rate—on the use of bio-fuel in aviation to reduce oil imports, said Union Minister

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

DGFT Bans Bio-Fuel Imports for Fuel Purposes

(The Hindu Business Line)  The Directorate-General of Foreign Trade has banned the import of bio-fuels being used to run vehicles. It, however, allowed imports of bio-fuels for ‘non-fuel’ purposes. The notification

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Argentina Freezes Soy Export Tariffs to Keep Feedstock from Flowing into China

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Argentina, exporters have been shipping raw, unprocessed soybeans to China en masse, a move the government has put a stop to last week by freezing export

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnair Study Finds Travelling Public Would Pay Extra to Reduce Environmental Impact of Flights

(GreenAir Online)  According to a consumer research study by Finnair, almost all Finns – 94% – want to reduce the emissions from their air travel and three-quarters are willing to pay

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Pushes for Ethanol, Sugar Mills Say It’s Unviable

Chiranjeevi Kulkarni (Deccan Herald News Service)  The Centre’s push for ethanol, touted as an effective tool to cut oil imports, may not get a positive response from sugar mills with owners

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Leahy among Lawmakers Taking Farm Bill to Conference

(WCAX)   Both houses of Congress have passed their respective versions of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that affects farmers around the country. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers,

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual Canadian Biofuels Report Highlights Provincial Data

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of the Biofuels in Canada 2018 report, which updates and expands upon the last annual report by Navius Research

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Shuster Infrastructure Draft Boosts Gas Tax in Short Term

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)   House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster released his long-awaited infrastructure discussion draft on Monday. The Pennsylvania Republican proposes a short-term boost to the gasoline tax

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Emissions, Energy, and Economic Implications of the Curbelo Carbon Tax Proposal

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  In July 2018 Representative Carlos Curbelo proposed legislation that would put a price on

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Taxes Would Drive GHG Emissions Reductions with Minimal Impact on U.S. Economy, Oil and Gas Production

(Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy)  A series of four reports released today by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ Report Released with Expanded Coverage of Canadian Biofuel Use, GHG Reductions, and Costs

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  Advanced Biofuels Canada commissions third report, now addresses tax impacts.  —  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Canada’s Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

How Induced Innovation Lowers the Cost of a Carbon Tax

by Joe Kennedy (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)  Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Oxy Considering Carbon Capture Project

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  The Houston oil company Occidental Petroleum is studying a carbon capture project to deliver carbon dioxide

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

New Conservative Group Lobbies for Carbon Tax

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A new group with a conservative backing has formed to push for a carbon

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Bosnia’s Fuel Distributors Agree to Cut Prices after Protests

by Daria Sito-Sucic (Reuters)  Fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government on Tuesday to

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Argentina Raises Biodiesel Export Tax to 15 Percent

by Caroline Stauffer and Maximilian Heath  (Reuters) Argentina’s government is raising an export tax on biodiesel to 15 percent from 8

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Lobby Drops Effort to Adjust $1-Per-Gallon Tax Credit

by Tom Polansek and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The biggest U.S. biodiesel lobbying group has dropped its nine-year push to covert a $1-per-gallon

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Strike-Hit Brazil Opens Fuel Stocks, Cuts Biofuels

(Argus Media)  Brazilian oil regulator ANP is taking a series of extraordinary measures to replenish fuel supplies in the face of

May 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ignoring Protests, Finance Ministry Raises Environmental Tax on Petrol Products

(VietNamNet Bridge)The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is compiling the amended Environment Protection Tax Law. From July, every liter of petrol

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing

April 2, 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

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Again Disappointed by Failure to Renew Biodiesel Tax Credit

(National Biodiesel Board)  Congress Reaches Another Deal to Fund the Government That Fails to Reinstate the Biodiesel Tax Credit   —  Today, the

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The U.S. Is about to Be the World’s Top Crude Oil Producer. Guess Who Didn’t See It Coming.

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  …  Domestic crude production was not inherently “limited,” as O’Connell told Congress in 2011, it just

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Interest in Post Tax Bill Hearing

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member organizations are urging Congressional leaders to extend the biodiesel

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AdWired.com)  The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Ahead of Hearing, Dozens of Biodiesel Stakeholders Urge Passage of Tax Extenders

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Tax Credit Requires Reinstatement, Will Be Discussed Tomorrow in Ways and Means Committee  —  Today the National Biodiesel

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Long Road for Biofuels Industry

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  This year is setting up to be a long year for the biofuels industry. First on the

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Tax Act May Spur More Investment in RNG, Biogas Projects

by Doug Lamb and Durham McCormick (Biomass Magazine/Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas)   …  While the tax code is clearly not responsible for

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EU-Wide Taxes on Jet Fuel and Plane Tickets Could Help Plug Budget Gap and Address Transport Climate Impact, Says T&E

(GreenAir Online)  Taxing jet kerosene and applying a value added tax to plane tickets within Europe could raise €26.5 billion ($32bn)

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times)  As the Republican Party struggles to find its footing with the next generation of voters, several

March 7, 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

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Carbon Capture Coalition Expands & Rebrands

by Amy Harder (Axios) … The effort, called the Carbon Capture Coalition, is a rebranded and broadened version of an earlier

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Biobased Economy Is Reaching a Tipping Point

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …   BIO is the only trade association that advocates for the diverse policies

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Can Updated Tax Credits Bring Carbon Capture Into the Mainstream?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant  (GreenTechMedia)  Expanded credits in the budget bill could “absolutely make the difference” for the economic viability of carbon

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuel Tax Credits Extended

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed into law by President Trump today, included provisions to extend

February 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Tax Credit Back in US Budget Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the US Congress passed its budget deal, and among the items in the deal

February 9, 2018 Read Full Article

CBEC Exempt 5% Ethanol Blended Petrol from Additional Duty of Excise

(Tax Guru)  Seeks to exempt 5% ethanol blended petrol from the additional duty of excise (road and infrastructure cess) levied

February 8, 2018 0 comment 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

February 7, 2018 0 comment 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,

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Nitin Gadkari Wants Cars to Run on Biofuels to Reduce Oil Bill Load

(Economic Times)  Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari Friday pushed for greater usage of biofuels to reduce India’s annual oil import bill

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop GST on Bio-Diesel from 18 to 5 Percent, Demands Industry

by Arnima Dwivedi  (Newstrack)  Struggling to survive despite the government ‘s clean energy dream, biodiesel industries have demanded the Goods and

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Push Trump, Congress to Raise the Gas Tax to Fund Infrastructure

by John Wagner (Washington Post)  With President Trump and Congress turning their attention to infrastructure in the coming weeks, the U.S.

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 Wrap-Up: Maintaining the Status Quo

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Last year was among the most active and interesting years we’ve seen in the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Congress Needs to Restore Tax Breaks for ‘Orphan’ Renewables

(25 x ’25 REsource)  As Congress ratchets up its ongoing budget battles – the continuing resolution that is currently funding the

January 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Farmers Urge Congress to Extend Lapsed Tax Credits for Biodiesel, Renewable Energy

(Farm Bureau News)  A recently introduced bill would continue several expired tax provisions important to farmers and ranchers.  Offered by Senate

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The Tax Bill’s Gift to Big Coal

by Emily Atkin (The New Republic)  The legislation is a boon to fossil fuel companies not only because of what

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Sends Letter Urging Extension of Cellulosic Biofuel, Biodiesel Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol/KTIC)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings sent a letter today (December 15, 2017) to

December 16, 2017 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

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

November 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Seed … to Sky: Delmarva Energy Beet-to-Jetfuel Project Summary Published

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA has added a summary of the findings of its USDA-funded feasibility study based on

November 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol-Based Fuel Becomes Top-Selling Petrol in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  Gasoline containing up to 10 percent of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Republican Tax Package Leaves Out “Orphaned” Renewables, Biodiesel

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On November 2, House leaders announced their Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).  Among

November 6, 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

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

NATSO Statement on Biodiesel Tax Credit Letter

(PR Newswire/NATSO)  On October 31, a diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and the Ever-Changing Political Landscape

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Industry stakeholders and legal experts discuss the recent RFS court ruling, the ongoing U.S. trade cases

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

If You Build It, They Will Come: Biofuels Industry Sees Renewable Chemicals as New Strategy

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  To create additional value in the biobased economy, companies and investors are turning

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry in Full Court Press on DC Priorities

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Our big three in D.C. remain the Renewable Fuel Standard, the trade case and

October 18, 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

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?

by Bharat Jhunjhunwala (The Free Press Journal)  Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Beet Feasibility Study Finds Navy Best Potential Near-Term Customer for Alcohol-to-Jetfuel Product

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  USDA-funded feasibility study based on 2016 energy beet project at University of Maryland Eastern Shore finds Navy

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

by Lisa Friedman (The New York Times)  With a sweeping overhaul of the tax code on the horizon, two Senate Democrats believe

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Karnataka Scraps Excise Permits for Ethanol Supplies

by Banikinkar Pattanayak (Financial Express)  Karnataka has scrapped the requirement of permits from the excise department for the movement of ethanol,

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview: Finnish Love with Biofuels May Lead to Wrong Choices in Transport: Expert

(XinhuaNet)  Finnish love with biofuels as a key approach to reduce emissions has made the Nordic country one of the

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

India Set to Unveil New Biofuel Policy in Bid to Cut Oil, Gas, Coal Imports: Minister

by Sanjeev Choudhary (Economic Times)  The government will soon bring out a new policy on biofuel to incentivize the use

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Return to the Failed Protectionism over Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen and Joel Velasco (Renewable Fuels Association/Estadao (translation of Op-Ed))  … With all of this progress then, we two

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Establish Tax Credit for Biobased Chemicals

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a 15-cent-per-pound production tax

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

EU to Cut Biodiesel Tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, Following WTO Ruling

by Poppy Carnell (M Lex Market Insight) EU dumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia will be cut by more

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Political Barriers Hampering Onsite Biodiesel Production

by Matt Mace  (edie.net) EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy Group Applauds Illinois Legislature for Extending Biodiesel Incentive

(Renewable Energy Group/NASDAQ.com)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGI) leaders praised Illinois lawmakers for approving a five-year extension of a significant

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

13 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles

by Julian Spector, Julia Pyper (Greentech Media)  States are imposing fees on the small population of EV drivers in a

July 6, 2017 Read Full Article

IBB and IRFA Go to Capitol Hill

(Biofuels International)  Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) have gone to Capitol Hill

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Subsidizing Electric Vehicles Inefficient Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions: Study

(Phys.Org)  Subsidizing the purchase of electric cars in Canada is an inefficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that is

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Profitable Despite Expired Tax Credit

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The U.S. biodiesel industry has remained profitable this year despite the expiration of the

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Joins Carbon Tax Push

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  BP, Exxon Mobil, Shell and Total are just a few of the large corporations

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Comprehensive Data Report on 2015 Canadian Biofuel Use, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, and Costs

(EIN Presswire/Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release today of the most comprehensive study to date of

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Could Make Everyone Happy by Raising this Tax

by Hugh Hewitt  (The Washington Post)  … One obvious answer is to raise the existing federal levy that makes the most sense

May 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Leading Economists Conclude A Strong Carbon Price Is Vital To Meeting Global Climate Goals

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)   Leading economists have concluded that in an effort to meet the world’s agreed-upon climate

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Calls for Indian Government to Lower Taxes on Biodiesel and Hybrid Cars

(Biofuels International)  Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit

(NATSO, Inc./PR Newswire)  NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations representing the

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Wyden Introduces Clean Energy for America Act

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (Ore.) and colleagues introduced a clean

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

NREL Finds 6 Billion Gallons of SAJF Per Year Could Enter U.S. Market by 2030

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released the aviation biofuels report, “Potential Avenues for

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Says He’d Consider Increasing the Gas Tax

by Damian Paletta (The Washington Post)  President Trump on Monday said he was open to raising the federal tax on gasoline

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

California Gov. Approves Fuel Tax, Vehicle Fee Transportation Package

(NGT News)  California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed into law the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017,

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil Minister Backs Tariff to Curb U.S. Ethanol Imports

by Anthony Boadle and Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters)  Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on

April 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Group Promotes Carbon Fee to Encourage Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Manufacturing

by Christopher Stephens (CNHI News Indiana/Tribune Star)  …  The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is advocating for a fee to be charged

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act,” Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform

April 26, 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,

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Analysis: Unica Pleads for Ethanol Import Tariff, but Imports to Continue

by Beatriz Pupo (Platts) Brazilian sugar industry group, Unica, is seeking the introduction of an ethanol import tariff of 16%. Unica

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit Should Be Considered Despite Lapse: Expert

by Eric Janssen (Platts)  The US biodiesel blenders tax credit should be taken into consideration even though the credits have lapsed

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Disavows Two Controversial Tax Ideas Hours after Officials Say They’re under Consideration

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  The White House on Tuesday disavowed two controversial options for their planned

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Explores Two New Tax Ideas — A Value-Added Tax and Carbon Tax — As Leading Proposal to Raise Revenue Falters

by Damian Paletta and Max Ehrenfreund (Washington Post)  … But many economists view a VAT as a tax that disproportionately hurts

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Manager Launches Petition to Reform US Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi is doing his part to bring attention to the

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Bird, You’re Fired! And All of You Enviros, too! Trump Thumps, Dumps in New Budget

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Good-bye ARPA-E, DOE, Loan Guarantee program, Energy Star, OPIC, USTDA, NEA, and the Advanced Technology

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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