Tag: RenovaBio

Brazilian think tank says RenovaBio could double ethanol production by 2030

Brazilian think tank says RenovaBio could double ethanol production by 2030

July 11, 2018 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that state-run think tank EPE believes RenovaBio could lead to a doubling of ethanol production to 54 billion gallons by 2030 but could also fall between 43 billion and 49 billion liters depending on the scenarios modeled. Of the total, the think tank believes corn ethanol could account for 3.4 billion […]

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RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

RFA wants Brazil to ensure fair calculations of ethanol GHG emissions

May 22, 2018 |

In Washington, Brazil’s RenovaBio program establishes national annual emissions reduction targets for transportation fuels that will likely require a significant increase in biofuels consumption. Therefore, the program must accurately reflect the carbon intensity for all ethanol pathways, including imports, the Renewable Fuels Association wrote in comments to Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy submitted Sunday. […]

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Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

Brazil to open up public comment period on RenovaBio

April 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, the Ministry of Mines and Energy held the first meeting of the RenovaBio Committee on Monday, formed to assist in the definition of national targets reduction of compulsory emissions to the fuel matrix. The first meeting defined the date of public consultation of the goals and presentation and approval of the Program Work […]

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RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

March 18, 2018 |

In Brazil, President Michel Temer signed a decree to regulate the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio), according to an announcement made by Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. Evaluation and accreditation of producing firms will be handled by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) is set to be responsible for defining […]

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RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

March 1, 2018 |

In Brazil, although much of the hype around RenovaBio has been about a renaissance for the sugarcane industry, the energy ministry has confirmed the policy will also promote biomethane through the decarbonization credit system that will be established, similar to RINs in the US. The number of credits generated by producing biomethane will depend on […]

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RenovaBio flies through lower house on its way to the Senate

RenovaBio flies through lower house on its way to the Senate

November 29, 2017 |

In Brazil, as promised, the RenovaBio bill is soaring through Congress having already been passed by the lower house on Tuesday. The Senate must still pass the bill before sending it on to the President for his signature but the Senate leader promised earlier to do what he could to push it through quickly just […]

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RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

RenovaBio bill presented to Congress at last

November 14, 2017 |

In Brazil, the president of the Parliamentary Biofuel Front in the national Congress presented the bill to create the long-awaited RenovaBio program though it’s not yet clear if it will be subjected to an emergency process pushing it through faster than usual. He said that without this policy to ensure increased investment in biofuels, the […]

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RenovaBio stuck on Brazilian president’s desk indefinitately

RenovaBio stuck on Brazilian president’s desk indefinitately

October 25, 2017 |

In Brazil, the long-awaited RenovaBio program meant to be a shot in the arm for the country’s biofuel industry as a major key to achieving environmental goals set during COP21 has been stalled on the president’s desk, three months after the date originally expected. Reuters reports that no date has been set for the bill […]

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Brazil to bypass Congress in order to get RenovaBio online fast

Brazil to bypass Congress in order to get RenovaBio online fast

July 6, 2017 |

In Brazil, the government plans to fast track the implementation of RenovaBio through a presidential decree rather than spend the years that it could take to get the new policy through Congress. The program is not unlike the RIN portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard in the US, where biofuel producers will issue certified emissions […]

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