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
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
In Michigan, a team of Michigan State University researchers has discovered a switch that regulates plant photosynthesis – the process that lets plants store solar energy and use it to grow and produce food. Photosynthesis stores energy in two forms that are used to power plants’ metabolism. The amount of energy flowing into each of […]
In California, prompt railcar delivered ethanol has hit $1.76/gallon, the highest seen since January when it hit $1.80. Near-term tightness is supporting prices thanks to increased blending demand in Northern California, Arizona and some regions of the Pacific Northwest. Traders expect stocks to have fallen last week to their lowest since early January.
In Oregon, a proposed bill in the state’s House would require farmers who wish to grow giant cane to supply the PG&E power plant in Boardman would have to post a $1 million surety bond with the Oregon Invasive Species Council to cover potential clean up should the invasive species get out of control. That […]
In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group said while preliminary damage assessments following the April 2 fire at its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery are still ongoing, the damage appears to be contained to a limited area of the production facility. The Company’s current expectation, subject to change, is that it should take 2-4 months to restore operations. The […]