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Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report

Borregaard’s BALI process reaches Technical Readiness Level 7 as BIOFORVER project advances: report

March 26, 2017 |

In Norway, the BALI demonstration plant operated by the BIOFOREVER project reports that the successful scale-up from lab by a factor of 1000 and several years of operation in a semi-commercial scale suggests that the BALI technology is at TRL (Technology Readiness Level) 6-7. In September 2016 a consortium of 14 European companies started the […]

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RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review by the new US administration, which was applied to the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017, has expired. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the final ruling under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as published on 23 November 2016. The ruling calls for increases […]

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REG hits second billion gallon milestone 33 months after first billion

REG hits second billion gallon milestone 33 months after first billion

March 6, 2017 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group reported that it achieved the second billion gallon milestone this past January, just 33 months after hitting the 1 billion gallon milestone in 2014. An important part of REG’s sales growth and significant cash flow generation is the successful operation at full production capacity at REG Geismar, the company’s 75 MMgy renewable hydrocarbon diesel biorefinery […]

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REG crosses 2B gallon biomass-based diesel production mark, completes Petrotec acquisition

REG crosses 2B gallon biomass-based diesel production mark, completes Petrotec acquisition

March 3, 2017 |

In Washington, REG announced on the sidelines at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference that the company has sold more than two billion gallons cumulatively of biomass-based diesel, less than  than 3 years after marking its first billion gallons of cumulative biomass-based diesel sales. REG CEO Dan Oh, whose company vaulted this week to #3 in the world in […]

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Five Senators ask Pruitt to address EPA’s volatility regulation inhibiting E15 sales

Five Senators ask Pruitt to address EPA’s volatility regulation inhibiting E15 sales

February 21, 2017 |

In Washington, five Senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to address EPA’s volatility regulation that makes it more difficult to sell ethanol blends above 10% year-round. The senators asked the administrator to extend the 1-psi RVP waiver to E15 and other higher ethanol blends, “to […]

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The Uber Model for industrial biotechnology, on display at REG Okeechobee?

The Uber Model for industrial biotechnology, on display at REG Okeechobee?

January 26, 2017 |

The REG Okeechobee facility is now “open for business” as a contract manufacturing site, and that’s a fascinating development worth exploring, even if you don’t have a microbe you would like to manufacture without the expense and hassle of building your own fermentation capacity. From Europe to the United States, we’ve seen the rise of […]

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Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

Queensland RFA teams with regional association to drive biofuel industry in the region

January 25, 2017 |

In Australia, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association announced a partnership with Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise, which promises to drive consistent growth of the burgeoning biofuels industries in the region. The reciprocal membership is reflective of the association’s strong business relationships in South-East Queensland, enhancing support for, and direct engagement with, renewable fuel projects throughout the […]

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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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