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Mass. lawmakers block proposed ethanol rail transport through Boston suburbs

In Massachusetts, a two-year attempt to transport ethanol by rail through Boston suburbs has come to an end after legislators and the public pushed Global Partners to withdraw its application for permission. Recent legislation passed by the two state houses would prohibit ethanol blending or storage of 5,000 gallons or more per day in an […]

July 2, 2013 More

Biofuels Short Takes: Bowman v. Monsanto ruling from SCOTUS

Monsanto IP protection case. In Washington, in a unanimous ruling delivered today, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed its support for protecting U.S. innovations – in this case, ruling that an Indiana farmer had to pay a fee to Monsanto to use its genetically modified soybeans to make new seeds. Writing the unanimous decision, Justice Elena […]

May 13, 2013 More

UWM researchers develop key process for cellulosic ethanol production

In Wisconsin, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have streamlined the process used to produce chemicals and biofuels from cellulosic feedstock, eliminating costly pretreatment steps that can account for up to 30% of cellulosic ethanol production costs.

November 12, 2012 More

Chief of Naval Operations joins chorus of lawmakers, generals, admirals calling for US biofuels focus

In Washington, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jon Greenert, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA), and Lieutenant General John Castellaw (USMC, ret.) joined the chorus of voices calling on the US Senate to support the Department of Defense’s energy innovation programs. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, writing Senator Mark Udall […]

May 23, 2012 More

NC lawmaker proposes to felonize grease theft

In North Carolina, Rep. John Torbett, R-Stanley, responding to the increasing theft of yellow kitchen grease has proposed a bill that would make it a felony to steal $1,000 or more of yellow grease, and a misdemeanor if less were stolen.  Additionally, Torbett is proposing that any yellow grease collectors must be licensed and inspected […]

June 6, 2011 More

Iogen warns that next policy "ask" to lawmakers must be "last to produce commercialization"

The Big Ask Iogen EVP Jeff Passmore said at World Biofuels Markets that biofuels producers have to sharpen their guidance to policymakers, suggesting that 2010 offers a large, but singular opportunity to get biofuels policy support right. “We have to define the ask,” agreeing with comments made last week by Bluefire Ethanol CEO Arnie Klann […]

March 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Biofuels Bits: WMB lines up Shell-Cosan speaker; Joule named to MIT top 50

World Biofuels Markets has added Mark Lyra, Commercial Director – Ethanol from Cosan to the keynote session to address the $12 billion Shell-Cosan merger. In Massachusetts, Joule Biotechnologies was included in MIT Technology Review’s 2010 TR50 – an inaugural list of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. According to MIT’s Technology Review, “Companies […]

March 3, 2010 | 0 Comments More

California legislature moves to further criminalize grease theft

In California, the legislature has passed a bill to boost criminal penalties for grease theft. The state has grappled with a rise in used cooking oil theft as the biofuel industry has developed. The penalties are currently so minor that thefts aren’t even worth responding to for many law enforcement agencies. But according to the […]

August 25, 2014 More

The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and advanced biofuels

Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell. And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right at ol’ Uncle Sam. Congress passed the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2007, as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act, and appointed EPA to take […]

July 31, 2014 More

Biodiesel producers being Washington fly-in

In Washington, nearly 100 biodiesel producers, feedstock suppliers and other advocates traveled to Washington this week to voice concerns about the Obama Administration’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for biodiesel. The biodiesel supporters, who are visiting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill beginning Tuesday, arrive at a critical time for the industry, which has seen widespread […]

June 17, 2014 More