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Oregon’s LCFS nixed in Republican deal for boosting fuel taxes

Oregon’s LCFS nixed in Republican deal for boosting fuel taxes

June 25, 2015 |

In Oregon, the state’s planned Low Carbon Fuel Standard has been nixed by a single Republican vote that keeps the Democratic-lead houses from making tax reform decisions, so the governor and a group of eight state legislators have negotiated a 4 cent rise in the gas tax to fund electric vehicle charging infrastructure and natural […]

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EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

June 10, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA announced it is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization to develop regulations for the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. The agency will hold a public hearing on the issue on Aug. 11 and will open a 60-day public comment period. A new standard could only be ready as soon as […]

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Borregaard, Rayonier Advanced Materials to invest in a 150K ton lignin operation in Florida

Borregaard, Rayonier Advanced Materials to invest in a 150K ton lignin operation in Florida

June 6, 2015 |

In Florida, Borregaard and Rayonier Advanced Materials have entered into a non-binding letter of intent regarding the establishment of a new lignin operation adjacent to RYAM’s Fernandina Beach pulp mill in Florida. The new company will be owned 55% by Borregaard and 45% by RYAM. The Fernandina Beach mill manufactures specialty cellulose and lignin raw […]

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Biofuels Digest Index regains to 67.50 as enzymes rebound

Biofuels Digest Index regains to 67.50 as enzymes rebound

June 6, 2015 |

The Biofuels Digest Index, an index of publicly traded biofuels stocks, regained 0.30 percent to 67.50 as enzymes rebounded. For the day, Dyadic (DYAI) soared 20.73 percent to $0.99, while Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) railled 4.36 percent to $11.01. Among other equities, Green Plains (GPRE) advanced 2.79 percent to $31.30. Overall, declines led advances by a […]

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Argentine power regulator seeking bids for biodiesel by May 19

Argentine power regulator seeking bids for biodiesel by May 19

May 14, 2015 |

In Argentina, the country’s power regulator is seeking biodiesel for use in electricity generation to replace diesel. The tender is open until May 19. The national blending mandate was boosted to 10% last year from the current 8%.

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4 minutes with… Cory-Ann Wind, Lead Staff Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

4 minutes with… Cory-Ann Wind, Lead Staff Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

May 13, 2015 |

Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy. ODEQ is the regulatory agency that oversees the Oregon Clean Fuels Program, Oregon’s version of the low carbon fuel standards. The program’s goal is to reduce the carbon intensity of Oregon’s transportation fuels by 10% between 2016 and 2025. The regulated parties for […]

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SeQuential Pacific Biofuels to boost production 20% on back of new Oregon law

SeQuential Pacific Biofuels to boost production 20% on back of new Oregon law

May 12, 2015 |

In Oregon, SeQuential Pacific Biofuels is boosting its production capacity by 20% this year to take advantage of the state’ new clean fuels law. The company produces biodiesel at its facility in Salem from used cooking oil collected from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, and Montana.

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REG biodiesel gallons up 26% for Q1 2015, as lower oil prices bite, and company slides into loss

REG biodiesel gallons up 26% for Q1 2015, as lower oil prices bite, and company slides into loss

May 5, 2015 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group announced Q1 2015 adjusted EBITDA loss of $30.2 million compared to $1.9 million in the prior year period, without any adjustments for the 2014 Biodiesel Mixture Excise Tax Credit (BTC). After the December 2014 reinstatement of the BTC, the first quarter of 2014 was retroactively adjusted to reflect this reinstatement, […]

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Bill seeks to drop biodiesel requirement for Eastern Oregon during winter months

Bill seeks to drop biodiesel requirement for Eastern Oregon during winter months

May 4, 2015 |

In Oregon, a bill in the state senate would see the requirement to blend biodiesel statewide dropped during the winter months in the region east of the Cascade Mountains due to cold temperatures where biodiesel allegedly causes engine problems. The state has a B5 mandate. The National Biodiesel Board opposes the bill, saying biodiesel works […]

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US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

US Rep. Blum introduces companion bill to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act

April 23, 2015 |

In Washington, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA), along with Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), Congressman Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Congressman David Young (R-IA) introduced the House companion to the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2015. U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) authored the legislation, which removes the burdensome restrictions placed on the ethanol […]

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