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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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%.
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 […]