Category: Policy

Indian ethanol tender seeks 16% more ethanol than industry can produce

Indian ethanol tender seeks 16% more ethanol than industry can produce

August 31, 2015 |

In India, the tender launched last week to secure enough ethanol supplies to fulfill a 10% ethanol blend only from indigenous sources is yet again set to fail even before it begins due to the fact that the 2.6 billion liters sought is about 16% higher than the entire production capacity from the country’s sugarcane […]

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Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

Sustainable Development Technology Canada issues call for funding applications

August 30, 2015 |

In Canada, the SD Tech Fund and the SD Natural Gas Fund are now open for applications through October 14, 2015. On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC helps bring Canadian clean technologies closer to market, readying them for growth and export markets. The SDTC portfolio is currently comprised of 269 clean technology projects […]

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India looking to buy 2.7 billion liters for blending but no imports allowed

India looking to buy 2.7 billion liters for blending but no imports allowed

August 27, 2015 |

In India, oil marketing companies have issues a tender to buy 2.7 billion liters of ethanol only from domestic sources, with imports ruled out. The fuel is meant to supply 10% of gasoline demand between December this year through November 2016. The current blend is 5% though the country has so far only managed to […]

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Hillary Clinton out and proud about her support of RFS and ethanol overall

Hillary Clinton out and proud about her support of RFS and ethanol overall

August 26, 2015 |

In Iowa, Hillary Clinton has come out strongly in favor of ethanol as part of her rural development policy platform. She would seek to strengthen the RFS, to boost use of higher blends such as E15 and E85 as well as promote the development of advanced biofuels. From tax breaks to grants to supporting young […]

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Avalara releases white paper looking at tax policies related to biodiesel

Avalara releases white paper looking at tax policies related to biodiesel

August 25, 2015 |

In Washington state, sales tax management software company Avalara has released a white paper looking at the new tax challenges that arise from biodiesel. With future growth of biodiesel consumption in many ways dependent on tax policy in addition to the quotas set in the RFS, the paper goes over the maze of federal and […]

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Nagpur unilaterally decides to move forward with ethanol bus project

Nagpur unilaterally decides to move forward with ethanol bus project

August 24, 2015 |

In India, Nagpur Municipal Corporation has gone ahead and unilaterally approved a number of policies at a recent council meeting without discussion among the general body, including the ethanol bus program and the feasibility study for the project, with opposition claiming anti-democratic processes. The city has already sought federal government permission to buy 55 ethanol […]

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RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

RFA Tells motorcycle group: “Get off the anti-E15 highway”

August 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association said that the American Motorcyclist Association is engaging in misinformation in calling on motorcycle riders to support legislation that would amend the Renewable Fuel Standard by prohibiting gas stations from selling fuel that contains more than 10 percent ethanol, and requiring those that are already selling higher ethanol blends […]

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Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

Kenya introduces stricter ethanol trading policies to limit smuggling

August 20, 2015 |

In Kenya, the Kenya Revenue Authority has announced new regulations for the trade of ethanol will come into force from Sept. 1 with the intention of curbing illegal smuggling. All would be users of ethanol must declare their estimated consumption on a quarterly basis, cargoes will be tracked electronically and all imports by sea must […]

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India to invest $1.53 billion to support farmers growing oil palm

India to invest $1.53 billion to support farmers growing oil palm

August 19, 2015 |

In India, the government has decided to invest $1.53 billion to help support farmers transition into oil palm production. Understanding that a long waiting period until the tree matures enough to produce oil seeds is a turn off for many small farmers, the funding will go towards paying those farmers to wait for the returns […]

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Katter’s E10 push for Australia open up old fueds between grain growers and livestock producers

Katter’s E10 push for Australia open up old fueds between grain growers and livestock producers

August 18, 2015 |

In Australia, Rob Katter’s push for a 10% ethanol blending mandate is dividing the agricultural industry yet again, after having drawn the ire of the feedlot industry when he proposed the move in years past. The issue has also divided the US agricultural industry, with grain growers in favor and livestock producers against. Feedlot owners […]

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