Tag: biofuels

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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Louisiana state senator seeks to eliminate subsidies for alternative fuel vehicles

Louisiana state senator seeks to eliminate subsidies for alternative fuel vehicles

March 29, 2017 |

In Louisiana, a state senator has proposed a bill that would eliminate the current 36% tax break on alternative fuel cars including those for ethanol and biodiesel, claiming the state can’t afford to continue to subsidize cleaner fuels. The program is set to increase to 50% on June 30, 2018. Not surprisingly, the propane gas […]

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Australia’s Productivity Commission says biofuels a bad deal all around

Australia’s Productivity Commission says biofuels a bad deal all around

March 28, 2017 |

In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for consumers. It also dismissed out of hand Queensland’s claims that ethanol blending creates jobs, pointing the finger at various policy attempts to do so through […]

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South Korea to invest $8.7 million in virtual currency that would pay people to poop for biofuels

South Korea to invest $8.7 million in virtual currency that would pay people to poop for biofuels

March 9, 2017 |

In South Korea, the government will invest $8.7 million to develop a virtual currency that pays people the equivalent of 43 cents every time they use the new waterless toilet developed by the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology that turns human waste directly into biogas. Hope is that by 2020, the value of […]

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