Tag: biofuels

Good news for ethanol producers as federal court rejects EPA’s waiver of ethanol blending requirements

Good news for ethanol producers as federal court rejects EPA’s waiver of ethanol blending requirements

July 30, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, a federal court, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, rejected EPA’s decision to waive some ethanol blending requirements. In 2015, the EPA waived some RFS blending requirements and required oil refiners to blend 18.11 billion gallons of biofuels into their gasoline and diesel supply, which was below the goal […]

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Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

July 16, 2017 |

After winning a small victory over the Germans during World War II, Winston Churchill said “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Today, Biofuels Digest asks is this the end of jatropha? Or is it just the beginning? […]

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UK Report Says Use Waste, Not Crops, for Biofuels

UK Report Says Use Waste, Not Crops, for Biofuels

July 15, 2017 |

In the UK, a new report from the UK government encourages biofuel production from waste and not crops or plants in order to reduce carbon emissions. The report brings up the age old question of which biofuels produce lower emissions than fossil fuels and which ones are actually worse. It focuses on ensuring use of […]

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President Trump re-affirms Administration support for biofuels in two Iowa speeches

President Trump re-affirms Administration support for biofuels in two Iowa speeches

June 26, 2017 |

In Iowa, in remarks to Iowa ag leaders at Kirkwood Community College and again at his Cedar Rapids rally, President Donald Trump reiterated his support for American renewable fuels.  His remarks come as several issues vital to the future of renewable fuels are pending within his administration. At Kirkwood the President said: “We’re here today […]

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Canada looking at potentially doubling biofuel mandates

Canada looking at potentially doubling biofuel mandates

June 19, 2017 |

In Canada, biofuel producers believe Environment and Climate Change Canada may look to double ethanol and blending diesel mandates following consultations with provinces and territories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions through a clean fuel standard. The standard would include buildings, homes and industry in addition to transportation in an effort to reduce GHG emissions 30 […]

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Advanced biofuel producers and associations write Senate committee supporting S.517

Advanced biofuel producers and associations write Senate committee supporting S.517

June 13, 2017 |

In Washington, more than 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations sent a letter to members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Monday, asking them to support the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S.517), the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Advanced Biofuels Business Council (ABBC) announced. Under current law, fuels containing […]

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Romanian biofuels industry worries about jump to 8% blending next year

Romanian biofuels industry worries about jump to 8% blending next year

May 31, 2017 |

In Romania, as the country looks to boost its biofuel blending to 8% come January 1 after a freeze at 4.5% between 2014 and 2018, its sole ethanol producer is concerned that oil companies may choose to import the required ethanol rather than support the local industry, leading to more production. The most recent statistics […]

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Indian PM wants advanced biofuels implementation to go faster

Indian PM wants advanced biofuels implementation to go faster

May 9, 2017 |

In India, the Prime Minister told those participating in a review of renewable energy programs and policies that he wants implementation of advanced biofuel production ramped up in order to achieve goals for 22.5% ethanol blending faster. Last week, Praj commissioned its first advanced biofuels plant in Gujarat while Indian Oil announced it is moving […]

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Euractiv hosting workshop on benefits of biofuels for rural areas

Euractiv hosting workshop on benefits of biofuels for rural areas

May 8, 2017 |

In Belgium, Euractiv is hosting an event on biofuels in rural areas on Friday, supported by Pannonia Ethanol. Emigration, unemployment, lack of services: these are among the many challenges faced by European rural areas. Biofuels have the potential to bring vital investment and growth to isolated regions, as has been the case in several US states. Biorefineries […]

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Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels

Department of Energy website changing emphasis towards bioproducts away from biofuels

April 24, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative that monitors federal websites says the Department of Energy website has changed its focus to job creation from while reducing climate change rhetoric. For the website of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, the focus is no longer on replacing the whole barrel of oil but instead supporting the […]

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