Category: Producer News

California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

California actively reviewing LFCS including LCA models and aviation biofuel

March 22, 2017 |

In California, review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is well underway with a public meeting looking scheduled for April 4 looking at lifecycle assessment modeling for fuels and feedstocks including potential updates to CA-GREET and other model changes. Presentations from last month’s meeting on inclusion of aviation biofuel in the LFCS as well as […]

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UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

UK university launching graphic novel looking at bioenergy and climate change

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, a new graphic novel addressing the big questions around bioenergy and climate change is being launched by The University of Manchester ahead of a major conference this week. In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big […]

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Icahn says he’s not speculating RINs but instead holding off to see if prices fall

Icahn says he’s not speculating RINs but instead holding off to see if prices fall

March 21, 2017 |

In Washington, Carl Icahn says he is holding off on his RIN purchases for 2017 in expectation that prices will fall, as opposed to the market rumors that said he was speculating in light of his close relationship to the President and that just about every comment he makes about the RFS has an impact […]

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NWF peer-reviewed study finds strong link between ethanol refineries and wildlife habitat conversion

NWF peer-reviewed study finds strong link between ethanol refineries and wildlife habitat conversion

March 21, 2017 |

In Minnesota, millions of acres of wildlife habitat are being lost to crop production, according to a new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters, which found a strong link between the location of corn ethanol refineries and the conversion of wildlife habitat and other land types into crop production. In total, researchers […]

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New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

New ISO marine fuel class allows up to 7% biodiesel

March 21, 2017 |

In Switzerland, the International Standards Organization has created the new F class of marine fuels that allows for blending of up to 7% of FAME biodiesel, allowing for more 10 ppm sulfur automotive fossil diesel to be used in the marine fuel pool. Adding Cloud Point and CFPP (Cold Filter Plugging Point) to the specifications […]

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Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

Maine governor wants tighter leash on biomass grant recipients

March 21, 2017 |

In Maine, the governor wants a tighter leash on the two companies receiving $13.4 million in biomass subsidies over the next two years to ensure that they achieve the job creation goals and wood purchases promised in order to secure the funds. The newly created program specifically to promote these two major statewide projects that […]

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UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

UK biodiesel blending falls to just 1.41% in January

March 21, 2017 |

In the UK, biodiesel consumption fell to its lowest since March 2015 in January at just 30 million liters in line with falling fossil diesel consumption that was 18.5% lower that month, bringing the blending rate to just 1.41%. That’s more than 45% less than in December or during January 2015. Ethanol consumption remained steady […]

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Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

Enerkem moving forward with $200 million MSW-to-ethanol MN plant

March 20, 2017 |

In Minnesota, Enerkem is moving forward with the $200 million MSW-to-ethanol plant first announced last May with plans to site it outside St. Paul in Dakota County. Together with local recycling company SKB Environmental, a formal presentation was made in February to the local city council but the companies have yet to submit a proposal […]

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Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

Icahn vetted EPA candidates over point of obligation but says didn’t have final say

March 20, 2017 |

In Washington, advisor to the US President, Carl Icahn, pressed the three candidates up for the nomination for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the renewable fuel standard. He said he was disappointed that current administrator Pruitt didn’t know more about the point of obligation issue that is so vital to Icahn’s merchant refinery […]

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Abengoa sells remaining EU ethanol plants to Trilantic Europe

Abengoa sells remaining EU ethanol plants to Trilantic Europe

March 20, 2017 |

In Spain, Abengoa has sold its three Spanish and one French ethanol plants to fund manager Trilantic Europe for EUR140 million, finalizing the sale of the last of the company’s bioenergy assets, a sector in which it invested more than EUR5 billion including its second generation ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas and plants across the […]

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