Tag: biofuel

Casey’s General Stores to revise financials to reflect biofuel excise tax mistakes

Casey’s General Stores to revise financials to reflect biofuel excise tax mistakes

November 25, 2014 |

In Iowa, Casey’s General Stores, Inc announced that it will revise its financial statements for fiscal years 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, due to an inadvertent accounting and reporting error that occurred during these periods. The revision is related to the treatment of the excise tax on ethanol […]

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India starting to look seriously at advanced biofuels

India starting to look seriously at advanced biofuels

November 25, 2014 |

In India, the government is looking to allow the blending of cellulosic ethanol to help add supply to the national ethanol market and reduce competition with potable and industrial users. Currently only sugarcane-based ethanol is allowed to be blended with fuel, and the government wants to see blending go up to 10% from the current […]

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California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

California Energy Commission approves $5.4 million in grants for biofuel

November 18, 2014 |

In California, the state’s Energy Commission approved grants and contracts through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), which supports the development and use of alternative and renewable fuel projects and advanced transportation technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels. Awardees for the $7.7 million include: Pacific Ethanol […]

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Zambian biofuel producers want government to set up low-cost investment fund

Zambian biofuel producers want government to set up low-cost investment fund

November 13, 2014 |

In Zambia, the chairman of the country’s biofuels association is pushing for the government to set up a biofuels investment fund that would allow local investors and project developers to access low-cost finance for project implementation. The country’s biofuel policy seeks locally-sourced biofuels and he says this fund would help ensure that goal is achieved. […]

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Northeastern says shipworms could be key to cellulosic biofuels

Northeastern says shipworms could be key to cellulosic biofuels

November 13, 2014 |

In Massachusetts, international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs at Northeastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in shipworms. The breakthrough, the researchers say, may also be a game-​​changer for the industrial production of clean biofuels. To start, it’s important to note that […]

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Norwegians airlines fly with 48% biofuel blend Tuesday

Norwegians airlines fly with 48% biofuel blend Tuesday

November 11, 2014 |

In Norway, SAS Airlines and Norwegian Air flew their first flights on biofuels on Tuesday, with a 48% blend with 52% fossil aviation fuel. The companies’ intention is to promote demand so fuel will be produced from Norwegian forests, rather than the used cooking oil feedstock used in Tuesday’s launch. Norwegian flew from Trondheim to […]

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Trestle Energy’s process gets approved as advanced biofuel in BC

Trestle Energy’s process gets approved as advanced biofuel in BC

November 10, 2014 |

In California, Trestle Energy announced that British Columbia, Canada has officially approved its process for producing advanced biofuel, clearing the way for Trestle to begin producing and selling its low-emissions biofuel in BC. With this approval, Trestle Energy is now recognized by BC as the lowest emissions ethanol producer in America. Trestle Energy will now begin partnering […]

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Biofuels comprise 1% of global energy use, says new UNCTAD report

Biofuels comprise 1% of global energy use, says new UNCTAD report

November 10, 2014 |

In Switzerland, UNCTAD has released a new report indicating that biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use. The report also notes that “while alternative energy sources are growing faster than any other energy source, they still account for a very limited share of primary energy demand, therefore they are not expected to […]

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REG expands heating oil and biofuel blends in NY, MN and IA

REG expands heating oil and biofuel blends in NY, MN and IA

November 4, 2014 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group Inc. is expanding its division that sells heating oil and petroleum diesel along with biodiesel blends by offering additional biofuel blends in New York, Minnesota and Iowa, the company announced Oct. 31. REG Energy Services LLC will offer ultra-low sulfur heating oil and diesel (ULSHO/ULSD) blended with up to 20 percent […]

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GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

October 28, 2014 |

In Kenya, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called on forum attendees to adopt biofuels friendly policies and regulations that would kick-start the increased use of sustainable biofuels in Africa’s transport sector. While biofuel production in Africa has remained relatively low when compared […]

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