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Trump taps anti-RFS Icahn to lead regulatory reform

Trump taps anti-RFS Icahn to lead regulatory reform

December 22, 2016 |

In Washington, president-elect Donald Trump has tapped long-time RFS opponent Carl Icahn as a special representative for regulatory reform. Icahn specifically pointed out environmental and banking regulations as major pressures on the US economy, particularly obligated refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard’s current rules that are open for public comment at the moment. As a […]

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Court of Appeals sides with EPA on Argentina biodiesel regulations

Court of Appeals sides with EPA on Argentina biodiesel regulations

December 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency in the case brought against it by the National Biodiesel Board that argued the EPA held Argentine biodiesel producers to weaker standards than domestic producers. The court ruled the agency’s methodology to ensure land […]

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EPA extends comment periods for REGS and Point of Obligation change

EPA extends comment periods for REGS and Point of Obligation change

December 21, 2016 |

In Washington, on December 20, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued extensions of the comment periods for two actions: the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Proposed Denial to Change the Point of Obligation. The proposal specified that the public comment period would end on January 17, 2017–60 days […]

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Philippines’ sugar regulator says no to more ethanol imports

Philippines’ sugar regulator says no to more ethanol imports

December 12, 2016 |

In the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Authority has responded to calls by independent oil companies to increase ethanol imports saying that the policy’s intention is to boost consumption of local ethanol and support the local ethanol industry. The oil industry has been complaining over rising pump prices that are detracting drivers. Two more ethanol distilleries […]

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Growth Energy, RFA say EPA’s REGS proposal offers clarity, but risks for E15 adoption

Growth Energy, RFA say EPA’s REGS proposal offers clarity, but risks for E15 adoption

December 10, 2016 |

In Illinois, the EPA held a hearing on its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule. The Growth Energy view Chris Bliley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energ outlined Growth Energy’s concern regarding the impact of the REGs rule on the developing market for E15, a fuel mixed with 15 percent ethanol and […]

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Digest Bioeconomy Index regains 0.55 percent to 57.57 as chemical equities rebound

Digest Bioeconomy Index regains 0.55 percent to 57.57 as chemical equities rebound

November 30, 2016 |

The Digest Bioeconomy Index, an index of publicly traded advanced bioeconomy stocks, regained 0.55 percent to 57.57 as chemical equities rebounded. For the day, Green Plains (GPRE) surged 6.58 percent to $27.13, while TerraVia (TVIA) dumped 5.17 percent to $1.38. Among other equities, BioAmber (BIOA) rallied 7.06 percent to $5.61. Overall, advances led declines by a 5 to 3 ratio […]

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Blue Marble Biomaterials to offer Equity Shares to the Public via Reg A+

Blue Marble Biomaterials to offer Equity Shares to the Public via Reg A+

November 30, 2016 |

In Montana, Blue Marble Biomaterials will become the first biomaterials company to utilize Regulation A+,  a type of equity crowdfunding regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and will offer equity shares to the public. Regulation A+ differs from other popular crowdfunding methods, such as Kickstarter. Under Reg A+, investors buy equity in the company. A natural-biochemical […]

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Study shows health of pregnant Nigerian women improves with ethanol cooking

Study shows health of pregnant Nigerian women improves with ethanol cooking

November 23, 2016 |

In Nigeria, a study led by researchers from the University of Chicago found that pregnant women switching to cooking with ethanol from fuel wood may mitigate cardiovascular health risks. Following the study, 80% of the 324 pregnant women evaluated are still using the ethanol stoves rather than switching back. In the study, biomarkers were studied […]

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EPA opens comment period on biointermediates, CCS and other regs

EPA opens comment period on biointermediates, CCS and other regs

November 22, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to update both its renewable fuels and other fuels regulations to reflect changes in the marketplace and to promote the growing use of both ethanol fuels (conventional and advanced) and non-ethanol advanced and cellulosic biofuels. The EPA is proposing to make several changes to the Renewable […]

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Australia’s Regulatory Landscape in relation to the Biofuels Industry

Australia’s Regulatory Landscape in relation to the Biofuels Industry

November 13, 2016 |

By Jeff Olling, Australia and Pacific Rim Consultant for Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Australian state and federal governments from both sides of politics have shown varying levels of support for the biofuels industry over the past few decades. In 2000, the federal government enacted the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (Cth), which […]

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