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Experts to Gather to Discuss the Public Health Threat from Gasoline Aromatics — February 6, 2020 — online from Miami Beach, FL

    Experts to Gather to Discuss the Public Health Threat from Gasoline Aromatics   —   February 6, 2020   —   online from Miami Beach, FL

The discussion will highlight alternatives to gasoline aromatics that benefit public health, the environment/climate change, national security, and the economy. These solutions could be implemented in the upcoming Safer Affordable

January 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Food Waste and Used Cooking Oil

by Akhtar Ali (The Express Tribune)  …  There are six possible raw material routes for making biodiesel. These are vegetable sources – palm oil, rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed, canola, jojoba, jatropha and

January 27, 2020 Read Full Article

The New Carbon Economy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Waste Carbon Utilization and Management

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Electrification and batteries can’t remove the need for carbon,and a more sustainable economy is not a low-carbon economy as much as it will be a renewable

January 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Tenth Circuit Court Strikes Down EPA Small Refinery Exemptions

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to granting small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.S. Court

January 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Massive R&D Needed to Decarbonize Deep-Sea Shipping beyond 2050

by Chris Gillis (American Shipper/Freight Waves)  Oceangoing vessels challenge scale of newly introduced carbon-free power technologies for short-sea shipping and ferries, World Shipping Council CEO John Butler tells U.S. lawmakers.

January 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Klobuchar Pledges to Roll Back Refinery Exemptions if Elected

by John Herath (Farm Journal Ag Web)  If elected president, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) plans to immediately roll back all of the small refinery exemptions made to the Renewable Fuels

January 24, 2020 Read Full Article

New Fuel Storage Facility Proposed

by Ed Taylor (Jersey Post) A NEW fuel farm capable of storing ethanol could be built at La Collette, if planning permission is granted.  —  ATF Global Ventures has applied

January 24, 2020 Read Full Article

TATA Projects to Execute Bio-Ethanol Project

(BigNewsNetwork.com/ANI/PRNewswire)  … (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) BPCL’s order is for its 2G Bio Ethanol Project at Bargarh, Odisha. The proposed production capacity of this plant is 100 KL per day

January 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Flying High on Biobased Waste Oils: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SkyNRG’s SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG recently announced the first dedicated European SAF production unit, but how do we accelerate market growth for sustainable aviation fuel? That’s a question SkyNRG is

January 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Etihad Targets Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 Following Commitment to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  The United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways, has become the latest to commit to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. The airline plans

January 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Peru’s Ethanol Consumption, Production Expected to Increase

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) According to a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service report, filed with the Global Agricultural Information Network, Peru is expected to produce and consume more ethanol in

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Capture Carbon Dioxide to Reduce Climate Change

by John R. Snyder (Post Register)  …  That is, to reverse climate change, carbon dioxide currently in the atmosphere must be removed and new emissions of CO2 must stop. … Carbon

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Roadblock to Higher Blends

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round sale of E15 is a monumental achievement for the ethanol industry, but might also stymie growth for higher

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

At the Table, or On the Menu?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) As discussions about climate change ramp up, ethanol and its impact on emissions and the environment should be top of mind. — We’re only

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Recope Plans to Sell Super Gasoline with 8% Ethanol Starting in June

by Rico  (Q Costa Rica)  Recope will resume initiative 10 months after it was postponed by the Government due to user doubts and lack of information  —  After nine failed

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Thai Energy Ministry Encourages Motorists to Use Biodiesel to Reduce Smog

(Star Online/Xinhua)  A thick layer of smog covers central Bangkok. Thailand’s Ministry of Energy on Tuesday (Jan 21) suggested motorists to use biodiesel B10 and B20 to curb aggravating smog

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Balrampur Chini Sees Government Push for Ethanol Bringing Stability for Sugar Suppliers

by Chandrakant Mahapatra (Bloomberg Quint)  The government’s ethanol push will bring about predictability for sugar suppliers as a glut has forced them to keep prices low, according to Vivek Saraogi,

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Dept. of Energy’s View on Transportation and National Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Transportation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With 3 trillion vehicle miles in the U.S. and 11 billion freight tons, transportation is key to our way of life, and the Department of Energy

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Federal Program in Force Now: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RenovaBio & Brazil’s Carbon Reduction

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Working as an M&A and capital market counsel focused on the biofuels sector, Oswaldo Dalla Torre has been monitoring the developments of the Brazilian Renovabio program,

January 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Military Researching Ways to Suck Carbon From Air to Make Fuel

by Bobby Magill (Bloomberg)  Military could use carbon captured from the air and sea water to make fuel; Pentagon involvement could speed up commercialization of technology  — Technology that would suck

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

IRS Publishes Guidance on Claiming 2018-’19 Biodiesel Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The Internal Revenue Service published guidance Jan. 15 for companies seeking to claim the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for 2018 and 2019. The $1 per gallon

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Manitoba Sets Goal to Have ‘the Cleanest Fuel Standards in Canada’

by Gabrielle Taylor (CHVN Radio) Premier Brian Pallister announces that Manitoba is increasing the minimum amount of ethanol in fuels by as much as two-and-a-half times the current amount. The Government of

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Grassley: New WOTUS Coming This Week, Trump Got No Applause on Ethanol

(Hagstrom Report/Fence Post) …  In a call to rural reporters, Grassley (Senator Charles Grassley R-IA) noted that he continues to warn the Trump administration that farmers are watching the management

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Are Presidential Candidates Listening to the Biofuels Industry?

by Ben Nuelle (AgriPulse)  Biofuel industry advocates say they’re pleased with how the Democratic presidential candidates are talking about ethanol and biodiesel in Iowa, although most of the campaigns haven’t

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Energy Ministry Criticised for Fuel Price Rise to Meet Sustainable Energy Target

by Josephine Koumettou   (In Cyprus) The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry has been criticised for taking last-minute measures to reach EU renewable energy targets, that involve an increase in the price

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Prices to Climb 17.9% in 2020 on Tight Supplies, Biodiesel Programs: Reuters Poll

by Mei Mei Chu (Reuters)  Average palm oil prices will surge 17.9% this year, a Reuters poll of industry participants showed, as reduced output in the first half of the year

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor: Alleluias and Vision 2020 at the National Biodiesel Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … They have been three years in the valley of the shadow of Death, and have emerged on the other side with huge wins in

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Plan to Gut Obama’s Auto Mileage Rules Is Getting Dialed Back

by Ryan Beene and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Revised proposal will require modest annual efficiency gains; Draft rule is under review by White House budget office — … A draft

January 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Reynolds Can’t Handle Our Climate Crisis. She Should Resign.

by Jeff Biggers (Climate Narrative Project/Des Moines Register)  The fate of our state is too important to leave in the hands of someone who doesn’t have the wherewithal to deal

January 21, 2020 Read Full Article

New Study Finds ‘Insignificant’ Link between US Biofuel Policy and Deforestation in Southeast Asia

(Biofuels International)  A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and

January 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Groups Pushing for Carbon Credit System

by Rick Karlin (Times Union)  A broad coalition including environmentalists as well as biofuel, electric vehicle and other alternative transportation companies, are urging the Cuomo Administration to adopt a Low Carbon

January 21, 2020 Read Full Article

They Do Not Deliver Biodiesel and the Oil Companies Do Not Comply with a Mixture in the Diesel

by Gabriela Origlia (La Nacion (Google Translation)) The Bioenergetic League, which brings together representatives of the biofuel producing provinces, said that the sector is going through a very complex situation. Biodiesel producing

January 21, 2020 Read Full Article

NGVA Europe: Biomethane to Foster Transport Decarbonization

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal)  As the European Commission has pointed out several times, and based on multiple-sourced studies, natural gas in transport is ready to play its role as essential enabler for

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Intensification of Arable Production for Food Security and Climate Protection

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP))  The “Green Deal” starts in the field — Berlin, 16 January 2020. The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Investing in Consumer ‘Proximity’ to Produce Biodiesel from UCO

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) A Greek company says it has found a way to collect much more effectively used cooking oil for biodiesel production: by making it easier for consumers to

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Why Ethanol Endures as Important Market for Midwestern Farmers

by Jim Spencer and Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  The biofuel’s intended uses for energy independence and greenhouse gas reduction have become matters of debate. But no one questions its political

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Bloomberg Unveils Climate Plan for Cleaner Cars

(Reuters/Yahoo!) U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks, calling for all new vehicles in the U.S. to be

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

New York Seeking Input on Transportation and Climate – February Meetings

The states participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) have released a  Draft Memorandum of Understanding to establish a regional cap and invest program to transition to a more

January 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Negative B20 Effects Foreshadow B30 Problems: Bus Operators

(Jakarta Post) Bus operators have complained that 20 percent blended biodiesel (B20) has caused their engines to run poorly, providing a cautionary message for future developments as Indonesia envisions a future

January 17, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA CEO Offers Outlook for Ethanol’s Future at Iowa Summit

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) As the keynote speaker at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Thursday, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper said “2019 sucked” but the industry is focusing forward now

January 17, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Seeks Input on New Ethanol Sales Infrastructure Incentive Program

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), a new program that will expand the

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules against Hiking Ethanol Fuel Content

by David Alire Garcia and Sharay Angulo (Reuters) The Mexican Supreme Court ruled against the modification of a fuel rule on Wednesday that would have allowed higher ethanol content in gasoline,

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Aemetis Acquires Partially Complete Ethanol Plant in Kansas

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Aemetis Inc. has purchased a partially complete ethanol plant in Kansas. While the company previously said it would convert the facility to cellulosic production,

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Oil Giant Eni Fined €5m for Deceiving Consumers over Its ‘Green’ Diesel

(Government Europa) Italian regulators today (January 15, 2020) fined Italy’s oil giant Eni over advertisements on TV and in newspapers, digital media and petrol stations that falsely claimed Eni Diesel+ was

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

European Coalition Calls for Consistency in Defining Alternative Fuels

(Biofuels International)  A broad coalition of vehicle manufacturers and alternative fuel producers has called for consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition towards Europe’s Green Deal.

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

RenovaBio Takes off

by Gabriel Miranda (EcoEngineers/Ethanol Producer Magazine) After several years of debate and public consultation, the Biofuels National Policy (RenovaBio) program finally became official on Dec. 24, 2019. The newborn program ratifies

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

B100 Derivatives Exchange in the Works to Steady Prices

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post) Feasibility of futures undergoing study  —  The Energy Ministry plans to set up regulations for a B100 derivatives exchange in the country’s commodity market to

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Economics: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to REG’s Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From GHG emissions and carbon savings to growing public policy support, REG is working hard on improving biodiesel’s LCFS value. Check out this Slide-Guide from

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

How the Biofuels Industry Can Go from Underdog to Golden Child–When the Innovators Stop Innovating: A Resolution for 2020

by Alison Matthews (Renewable Industries Canada/AOM Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  A decade ago, …Ethanol facilities were not even running at maximum capacity and governments were already doubling down on their success

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Auto Rollback Goes to OMB Review

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA and NHTSA on Tuesday sent their new auto emissions and fuel efficiency rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, EPA

January 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Gold Rush: Daryl Maas Followed His Dreams to California

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Daryl Maas followed his dreams to California, where he is filling an important niche helping mitigate climate change and dairy farmers mine the lucrative rewards

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Union Drives Forward on Fuel Issues: NFUS Presses Politicians to Find Solution to Biofuel Problems

by Bob Carruth (National Farmers Union Scotland)  NFU Scotland is pursuing high level solutions to the machinery problems many Scottish and UK farmers have been experiencing linked to the biofuel

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Delhi-Based BioD Sells over 10 Million Litres of Biodiesel within First Year of Operation

(News 18 Auto)  The company’s facility in Bawal, Haryana have the capability to produce up to 120 kiloliters of biodiesel a day, processing used cooking oil and other multi-feedstock.  — BioD

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Jokowi Says EU Palm Oil Restrictions Are ‘Act of Trade War’

by Telly Nathalia (Jakarta Globe) he European Union had provoked a “trade war” by issuing discriminative restrictions on Indonesian palm oil, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo tweeted on Saturday.  “Indonesia has 13 million

January 14, 2020 Read Full Article

A Vision for Biodiesel

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … NBB undertook a formal strategic planning process in the second half of 2019 to ask the tough questions, define the challenges and

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Swedish Government Invests in New Biogas Plant and CNG Stations

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has received grants from the Swedish Climate Leap initiative (Klimatklivet) for a planned new biogas plant and four natural gas filling stations for heavy-duty vehicles. Gasum is aiming

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

At Sea-Tac Airport, Where Emissions Are Rising, Gov. Inslee Pitches Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

by Evan Bush (Seattle Times) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday promoted a statewide low-carbon fuel standard during a visit at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, saying the policy would increase access to

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Senator Amy Klobuchar Campaigns in Iowa Ahead of Democratic Debate

by Melody Mercado (WHOTV)  … (Senator Amy) Klobuchar is claiming a home field advantage for next week’s Democratic debate in Iowa. She says she is looking forward to bringing rural issues

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

China Announced Ethanol Mandate Rollback

(Hoosier Ag Today/NAFB News Service) China this week announced a suspension of its ethanol mandate, signaling a further reduction of imports from the United States. The E10 target was suspended because

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

US EPA Sets 2020 Cellulosic Waiver Credit at $1.80, in Line with Platts Expectations

by Josh Pedrick (S&P Global Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency has set the 2020 cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) at $1.80, in line with S&P Global Platts expectations, the agency

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Dem Senators Urge Shareholders on Climate:

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) A trio of Democratic senators urged four major Marathon Petroleum shareholders to exert influence

January 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Congressional Watchdog to Review Trump Admin’s Use of Biofuel Waivers

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters/Financial Post) The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review the Trump administration’s use of waivers exempting oil

January 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Rising Prices Show Tighter Supplies of Cleaner Fuel for Global Shipping

by Stephanie Kelly, Collin Eaton (Reuters)  The price of very low-sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) has risen in recent months, a sign

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Five Reasons Midwestern States Need a Clean Fuel Standard

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists) … Here are five reasons now is the time for Midwestern States to

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Plans B40 Biodiesel Road Tests in April

by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Wilda Asmarini (Reuters) Indonesia’s energy ministry plans to start road tests for a biodiesel programme with 40%

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Digest Data Dashboard: A 2020 Snapshot Guide to Bioeconomy Fuel, Carbon, Equity Prices, Demand, Margins

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Exclusively created for Digest Readers, here is a Digest 2020 Visual Guide to the Bioeconomy

January 10, 2020 Read Full Article

API Uses Annual Energy Report to Continue Its Attack On Biofuels

(DTN Progressive Farmer) The American Petroleum Institute (API) utilized a portion of its State of American Energy 2020 report to reiterate

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Advisory Panel Slams Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks

by Sean Reilly, Kelsey Brugger, Maxine Joselow and Ariel Wittenberg (E&E News)  … The SAB (Science Advisory Board) also lobbed extensive

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Dems Tee up Climate Plans

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The legislative framework that senior Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Standards: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oregon is ahead of the curve in many ways, but one in particular that stands

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Dimethyl Ether – Zero Emissions, Carbon Neutrality?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels’ Renewable DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dimethyl Ether – We know DME well, but do you know all of its advantages

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel Profitable Without Tax Credits?

by Etienne Sturm (Air Liquide/Biodiesel Magazine) Many U.S. biodiesel producers have faced financial challenges due to absence of the blenders

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

2020 Biodiesel Plant Map Reflections

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine highlights industry changes as discovered during the 2020 U.S. & Canada Biodiesel Plant

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Coming Full Circle

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Celebrating 25 years, the Hawaii-based company that has built biodiesel plants across the U.S. and

January 9, 2020 Read Full Article

Transport Sector in Langkawi Starts Using B20 Biodiesel: Kok

(Bernama/Sun Daily)  The island of Langkawi has begun using the 20% Biodiesel blend methyl esters content or the B20 Biodiesel

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Exclusive: China Suspends National Rollout of Ethanol Mandate – Sources

by Hallie Gu, Muyu Xu, Shivani Singh (Reuters)  China has suspended its plan to implement a nationwide gasoline blend containing

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Every Single Point Ron Hart Tried to Make about Ethanol Was Wrong

by Bob Miller (Destin Log)  Ethanol is in fact an excellent solvent and will help keep injectors clean.  — I just

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

As Iran Crisis Drives Oil Prices Higher, Ethanol Delivers Relief at the Pump

(Renewable Fuels Association) Tensions in the Middle East have inflamed global oil markets, sending Brent crude oil futures over $70 per

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

(Great Plains Institute)  This Initiative is exploring a clean fuels policy, at the state or regional level, as a marketdriven

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S. EPA’S Cleaner Trucks Initiative Launches Next Chapter for Advanced Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum) he Diesel Technology Forum issued the following statement today at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of

January 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Minister: Govt to Channel 50pc of Crude Palm Oil Windfall Tax to Biofuel Fund

(Malay Mail/Bernama)  At least 50 per cent of the crude palm oil (CPO) windfall tax will be channelled to the

January 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Shell Aviation Inks Deal to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Lufthansa in US Airport

by Madeleine Cuff (Business Green) Firm promises to develop ‘scalable supply’ of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with

January 7, 2020 Read Full Article

What’s Looming in 2020?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  …  Another looming fight: EPA’s proposals to weaken rules on greenhouse gas emissions from

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

China’s Resumption of US Ethanol Imports by No Means Likely Despite Phase One Deal

by Donavan Lim (S&P Global Platts) US exports to China unviable even if tariffs return to pre-tension levels; Philippines’ fuel ethanol imports

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Suncor Asks 10th Circuit to Review EPA’s Denial of Controversial Biofuels Exemption

by Michael Karlik (Colorado Politics) Suncor Energy U.S.A. has filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Producer Says Middle East Tension Shows Why U.S. Should Focus on Ethanol

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) An ethanol producer says events in the Middle East are again showing why home-grown renewable

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, D.C., Valero Energy Corporation and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the U.S.

January 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Canola Growers See Opportunity in Biofuel Option

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  Hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) is starting to make inroads in the fuel sector.  HDRD can

January 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Used Cooking Oil Biodiesel: Best in Class to Decarbonise Road Transport

(EWABA/EurActiv)  According to EWABA, Farm Europe’s op-ed “Fraudulent Used Cooking Oil biodiesel – bad for the climate and a blow

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

South Korea Finalizes Energy Technology Development Plan for Next 10 Years

(Business Korea)  South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) announced on Dec. 23 that it has finalized “The

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

The RFA 2020 Out-In List

(Renewable Fuels Association) RFAEditor’s Note: In keeping with a long-standing RFA holiday tradition, our very own Senior Strategic Advisor offers

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

OPINION: 2019 Brought Some Good Ethanol News for Retailers

by Cassie Mullen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association) As we enter this new decade of the 2020s, the future looks incredibly

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Fuel on Agenda for WA Lawmakers

By Mateusz Perkowski (Capital Press/Chinook Observer) Gov. Jay Inslee’s agenda for the 2020 legislative session includes a low-carbon fuel standard, which

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Required Biofuel Content in Fuels to Rise to 6.4% in Estonia from 2020

(The Baltic Course)  From the beginning of 2020, fuel retailers in Estonia are required to have in the fuel sold

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Increased Blend of Biodiesel to Diesel Should Boost Supply of Soybean Meal

(Canal Rural (Google Translation)) According to Cepea, the fact should also reduce the idleness of the grain processing industries.  — Increasing

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Bid to Supply Huge Quantity of Hazardous Oil Foiled

(Business Recorder) The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has caught four vehicles fully loaded with 24,580 liters of dirty oil which was

January 3, 2020 Read Full Article

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

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Welcoming an Age of Sustainable Flight

(Neste) Lufthansa’s Katja Kleffmann tells Satu Dahl how the airline is succeeding in its bid to make aviation greener. Globally, we

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

USDA Issues Final Rule for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program on

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Sontirat Steps up Campaign for B10 Biodiesel Use

(The Nation Thailand) Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong visited a PTT petrol station in Viphavadee Soi 11 on Wednesday (January 1) to

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Markets & Predictions for 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2020? Not the good ship Digest!

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates – but how much where, and when, and what?  Besides

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Industry Know-How

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  From a company whose software facilitates small feedstock generators landing big contracts to a comprehensive

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Dave VanderGriend

“Locally, a chain of convenience stores has installed blender pumps selling mid-level blends in addition to E10 and E85. Consumers

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington, DC, Is No Longer an Option

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)    Mid-level blends are the future of the ethanol industry, and the

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

An Opportunity to Focus Forward

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … I do remain bullish, because I believe in ethanol. It’s the

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Orange Peel, Rubbish and Fatbergs: The Fuels behind the Future of Green Transport: New Funding to Boost the Advanced Fuels Industry.

(U.K. Department for Transport, George Freeman MP, and The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP)  Technological advances towards net-zero to be

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Petrol and Diesel Prices to Increase from 1 January

by Maïthé Chini  (The Brussels Times)  A full tank of petrol or diesel will be up to €2.5 more expensive

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

OUTLOOK ’20: Europe Fatty Acids, Fatty Alcohols Demand Diverges on End-Market Performance

(Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) …  There were shortages of tallow-derived material, particularly oleic acid, in the second half of 2019 due to

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Why Electric Cars Still Don’t Live up to the Hype

by Charles Lane (Washington Post) …  For the past 10 years, I’ve waged a quixotic counteroffensive against electric-car boosterism, raining skepticism on the vehicles’

December 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Towards a Biofuel Policy for Energy Security

by Syed Akhtar Ali  (The Express Tribune)  … Biofuels have been a preferred fuel for a variety of reasons. These

December 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Who Is Driving Our Ethanol Policy? And Why Does It Matter?

by Jeffrey T. Manuel and Thomas D. Rogers   (The Hill/Changing America)  To prepare America for a green future, you

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Petrobras Accelerates Biofuels Exit

(Kallanish Energy) Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras is seeking to accelerate its exit from the biofuels segment and has started the

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Blend Will Pump up Cost for Irish drivers, Says Circle K

(The Sunday Times) Filling station chain Circle K has claimed that the Irish government’s plan to require fuel suppliers to

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Pakistan’s Competition Commission Calls for Alternatives to Wheat Straw for Power Due to Scarcity

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pakistan, the Tribune newspaper reports that the national competition commission has ordered an end to

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Portal to Trace Source of Used Cooking Oil Diverted for Conversion to Biodiesel

by TV Jayan (The Hindu Business Line) In an attempt to give a push to the diversion of used cooking oil

December 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

More May Be Needed to Sell Rice to Ethanol Makers

by Sampad Nandy  (Cogencis) The government’s plan to divert excess rice from the central pool towards ethanol production may run into

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

A Review of LCA Assessments of Forest-Based Bioeconomy Products and Processes under an Ecosystem Services Perspective.

(Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science/National Center for Biotechnology Information)    The emergence of politically driven bioeconomy strategies worldwide calls for

December 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Bet on Compact Bio-gas to Tackle Emission Woes in India

by Shahkar Abidi (Auto Car Pro) Over 500 letters of intent (LoIs) have been issued to entrepreneurs by three government-owned oil marketing companies

December 26, 2019 Read Full Article

RNG Opportunities and Takeaways: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the current opportunities in renewable natural gas? Mike McCurdy, Managing Director at ICF

December 26, 2019 Read Full Article

New Research: MD Governor Falls Short on Climate Action

(ClimateXChange) Alongside the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, we requested a policy review of Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act: 2019

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA: 6 New SREs Filed for Compliance Year 2019

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Dec. 19, reporting that

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

UNAIR Professor Uses Microalgae for Renewable Biodiesel Development

(Universitas Airlangga News/QS WOW News) …The government plans to allocate fossil fuel energy subsidies by reducing them and using renewable

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Methanol Blend on Cards, India May Trim Oil Import Bill by Rs 5k Crore

by Yogima Seth Sharma and Nishtha Saluja (Economic Times)  Gadkari writes to petroleum minister to ensure availability of methanol-blended fuel,

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

In Europe, the Blend Is the Trend

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Study shows that E10 can be successful in Europe in the near-term, while E20

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Economics, Expectations and Exports

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine talked to three experts about the past year, and what they

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Common Ground

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The future of liquid fuels, whether derived from renewable resources or not, might depend

December 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Norway’s National Plan on Climate Includes Biofuels Quota Increase from 12% to 20%

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Norway, the Government is presenting a status plan on Norway’s climate policy which deals

December 23, 2019 Read Full Article

Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the Reaction from Industry?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Should Santa bring coal for EPA’s stocking this year? Do the biofuels and

December 23, 2019 Read Full Article

A Look into the Maximum Potential Availability and Demand for Low-Carbon Feedstocks/Fuels in Europe (2020–2050) (Literature Review)

(Concawe)  In light of the EU’s ambitious targets for achieving a lowcarbon economy by 2030, Concawe has completed a study

December 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Position Paper: Climate Change Mitigation with Sustainable Renewable Fuels

(Bio-Based News) Making use of existing sustainable options to reduce greenhouse gases in transport, encouraging the development of new technologies Climate

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Contribution of Advanced Renewable Transport Fuels to the Decarbonisation of Transport in 2030 and beyond

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) The workshop presented the findings of a project that was set up jointly by two Technology Collaboration Programmes

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Technology Improvements Unlikely to Compensate for Emissions from Growth in European Flights, Says Eurocontrol

(GreenAir Online)  The European aviation industry has made big strides in improving its fuel efficiency, says Eurocontrol. However, it believes

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on 2019: RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper Bids Farewell to a Bad Year

(AgNewsWire) To say 2019 has been a rough year for the ethanol industry would be an understatement. Renewable Fuels Association president

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

B20 Biodiesel for Transport Sector to Be Launched in Phases Next Year: Teresa Kok

(Bernama/Sun Daily) The B20 biodiesel programme for the transport sector is expected to be launched in phases next year, that

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, Requirements for Ride-Hailing Companies among Gov. Inslee’s Climate Proposals

by Evan Bush (Seattle Times) Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday laid out another set of ambitious policy priorities to reduce

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Refiners Bummed RFS Reset Rule Withdrawn

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The refining industry is disappointed that EPA on Thursday withdrew a proposed rule to

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Shipping Sector Proposes USD 5 Billion R&D Board to Cut Emissions

(International Chamber of Shipping) The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

In the Hydrogen Roadmap Europe, a Path for EU Energy Transition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Europe we’d like to shine a light today on “Hydrogen Roadmap Europe: A sustainable pathway for

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

The Bioeconomy Christmas: Uncle Sam puts $12B+ for Biomass-Based Diesel, Action on Biointermediates, Cellulosics, and Small Refinery Waivers into the Stocking This Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week, Congressional leaders announced a five-year extension of the biomass-based diesel tax credit as

December 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves New Guide for Biofuels Policy

by Khulekani Magubane (Fin24)  Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters on Tuesday morning that Cabinet approved the biofuels

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

EPA Fulfills Another Trump Administration Promise: Finalizes RFS Volumes for 2020 and Biomass Based Diesel Volumes for 2021

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Is Big Oil Feeling the Heat?

by Matt Carr (New Energy American/The Hill) … In 2016 Big Oil received the gift of the century in a Donald

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

EU’s Increased Demand for Higher Ethanol Blend Could Be Met, Study Shows

(ePURE)  More countries could adopt higher ethanol fuel blends to reduce transport emissions, improve air quality and boost engine performance

December 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Trump Administration to Stick with 2020 Biofuel Plan over Farmer Objections: Sources

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters/Investing.com) The White House will stick with its current proposal on 2020 biofuel blending requirements, despite anger in

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

ABC Briefs Senate Staff on Benefits of Biogas Energy, Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Senator Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and the minority staff of the Senate

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Cap-and-Invest Modeling Lacks Consideration of Renewable Fuel Adoption and Infrastructure

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Modeling by Georgetown Climate Center’s Transportation and Climate Initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Spending Bills Sent to Senate … Included in the Deal Is a Year-End Compromise on Tax Extenders

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ON TO THE SENATE: The House passed the $1.4 trillion spending deal on Tuesday

December 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Regional Proposal for Clean Transportation Reaches Milestone States and D.C. Invite Feedback on Draft MOU, Share Estimates of Potential Benefits for Health, Environment, Economy DEADLINE February 28, 2020

(Transportation and Climate Initiative/Georgetown Climate Center)  The bipartisan group of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions that make up the Transportation and

December 17, 2019 Read Full Article
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