Tag: Farm Bill

The Farm Bill: Your 2013 5-Minute Guide to $1B in US agri-energy investment

The Farm Bill: Your 2013 5-Minute Guide to $1B in US agri-energy investment

July 14, 2013 |

So, the Farm Bill passed the House and Senate, now — and heads to conference. When — and what will the Senate and House confer about, anyway? What’s in there for you? Here are the need-to-knows. In Washington, the House and Senate have now passed their respective versions of the proposed 2013 farm bill, which […]

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Euro Parliament’s Environment Committee, US House OK key farm, energy legislation

Euro Parliament’s Environment Committee, US House OK key farm, energy legislation

July 12, 2013 |

In Belgium, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to raise the Fuel Quality Directive’s requirement for fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of their fuels by 9% by the end of 2025, up from 6% by 2020, the current requirement. The Committee also voted for a 5.5% ceiling on the use of food-based biofuels […]

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US House rejects Farm Bill, 235-194

US House rejects Farm Bill, 235-194

June 21, 2013 |

In Washington, the US House of Representatives rejected the House’s version of the Farm Bill, 235-194, with 62 Republicans opposing the bill and only 24 Democrats voting in favor. The cost of food stamps and nutrition programs is the cause of most of the trouble — and House Republican leaders said that they could bring […]

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US Senate passes Farm Bill, 66-27

US Senate passes Farm Bill, 66-27

June 11, 2013 |

In Washington, the United States Senate passed the Farm Bill, known formally as the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, by a vote of 66-27. The bill was hailed by its sponsors as a model of bipartisanship and cost-cutting, but maintaining a focus on critical programs for food, nutrition, renewable energy and rural economic development. The […]

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The Farm Bill: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Energy Title

The Farm Bill: Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Energy Title

May 20, 2013 |

What’s in that Durn-tootin’ US Farm Bill, anyhow? For the harried taxpayer, some relief. For energy security and rural economic development, targeted investments that now head to the legislative floor. Here are the need-to-knows. In Washington, the House and Senate Agricultural committees have now passed their respective versions of the proposed 2013 farm bill, which would […]

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Biofuels Short Takes: Moniz confirmed as DOE Secretary; Farm Bill revealed, E2 industry survey

Biofuels Short Takes: Moniz confirmed as DOE Secretary; Farm Bill revealed, E2 industry survey

May 17, 2013 |

Moniz confirmed as US Secretary of Energy. The US Senate confirmed MIT professor Ernest Moniz as US Secretary of Energy, in a 97-0 vote. Mike McAdams, president of the ABFA said, “The Advanced Biofuels Association strongly supports the confirmation of Ernest Moniz to be the next Secretary of Energy. We are pleased that President Obama tapped […]

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Biofuels Short Takes: BioAmber, CRP, Farm Bill, EU De-Carb

Biofuels Short Takes: BioAmber, CRP, Farm Bill, EU De-Carb

May 15, 2013 |

BioAmber IPO. In Minnesota, BioAmber announced the closing of its initial public offering of million units consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase half of one share of common stock at $10.00 per unit. Each warrant will be exercisable at an exercise price of $11.00 per whole share of common […]

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Biofuels Short Takes: Farm Bill update

Biofuels Short Takes: Farm Bill update

May 13, 2013 |

The Farm Bill. In Washington, BIO begins the week with applause for Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and other members of the Senate Agriculture Committee for including mandatory funding for Energy Title programs and eligibility for renewable chemicals in draft Farm Bill reauthorization legislation. Don’t be incredibly surprised if the House Ag […]

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Senate sees biofuels legislation for 2013 Farm Bill

Senate sees biofuels legislation for 2013 Farm Bill

May 13, 2013 |

In Washington, Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) have introduced legislation to support agricultural energy technologies such as advanced biofuels and biogas to be included in the 2013 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act contains programs like the Biorefinery Assistance Program and the Biomass Research and Development Initiative. It is co-sponsored by […]

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Biofuels Quick Takes: Solazyme, KiOR, E15, Farm Bill

Biofuels Quick Takes: Solazyme, KiOR, E15, Farm Bill

May 8, 2013 |

Solazyme Q1 results. Cowen & Co’s Rob Stone writes: “We expect in-line Q1:13 results…stock performance likely hinges on status of construction at Lestrem and Moema, ramp timing at Clinton, and possibly new oils and new customers. We model positive cash EPS in 2014, and see 70% upside relative to the market in a year. Reiterate […]

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