Tag: Washington state

Washington county looks to reduce GHG emissions with renewable diesel switch

Washington county looks to reduce GHG emissions with renewable diesel switch

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington state, Chelan County Public Utility District is looking to switch over to drop-in renewable diesel for use in its vehicles following successful trials showed no impact on performance. Though some concerns remain such as impacts on rainforests from the use of palm feedstocks to the price that is currently higher than fossil diesel, […]

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Crooked deal on climate de-claws Washington State’s proposed Clean Air Rule : RFA

Crooked deal on climate de-claws Washington State’s proposed Clean Air Rule : RFA

July 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association charged that Washington state’s proposed carbon caps eschews globally accepted bioenergy carbon accounting methods out of fear that properly recognizing the carbon benefits associated with biofuels would trigger the so-called ‘poison pill’ legislative provision that would shift funding from climate-friendly transportation investments to road and highway construction projects”. Analyses […]

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Washington State University researchers team with Boeing on cellulosic aviation biofuel

Washington State University researchers team with Boeing on cellulosic aviation biofuel

December 3, 2015 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel. Bin Yang, an associate professor of biological systems engineering, said the hydrocarbons from his new procedure could eventually replace the need for petroleum-based fuel […]

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Washington State researchers get grant for modeling use of iron to refine bio-oils

Washington State researchers get grant for modeling use of iron to refine bio-oils

October 12, 2015 |

In Washington state, a researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels. Jean-Sabin McEwen, assistant professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, will collaborate on the U.S. Department of Energy Office of […]

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Washington state nixes Low Carbon Fuel Standard via transport bill “poison pill”

Washington state nixes Low Carbon Fuel Standard via transport bill “poison pill”

July 3, 2015 |

In Washington state, state lawmakers passed a $15B transportation package by a 27-22 vote that includes a provision that “effectively prohibits a Clean Fuel Standard for Washington state,” according to the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition. The bill now proceeds to the Governor for his signature, which is expected. The “poison pill” provision in the bill […]

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“UK Ensus sale may have long-term implications for fuel ethanol.”

“UK Ensus sale may have long-term implications for fuel ethanol.”

July 25, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: ICISchemicalbiz UK Ensus sale may have long-term implications for fuel ethanol: LONDON (ICIS)–The sale of UK-headquarte… historysquared In 2015, the U.S. would need to use every gallon of fats and oils in the production of biodiesel to meet a mandate GovInslee: I met this morning with job creators in clean efficient energy—solar, tidal, biofuels: […]

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Biodiesel facility looking for new tenants in Washington state

Biodiesel facility looking for new tenants in Washington state

February 20, 2013 |

In Washington state, the Odessa Public Development Authority is looking for a new tenant for the biodiesel facility it owns that was evacuated in December by former tenant Inland Empire Oilseeds when it went bankrupt. The facility is ready to go, it just needs someone to supply the canola feedstock, and pay the roughly $600,000 […]

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Washington state governor slams Congress for “short-sighted” military biofuels policy

Washington state governor slams Congress for “short-sighted” military biofuels policy

June 26, 2012 |

In Washington state, Governor Christine Gregoire claims that U.S. Congressional demands to block the federal government from buying biofuels for Department of Defense use threaten efforts by U.S. industry to build a leadership position in a key alternative fuel source for civil air transport. Governor Gregoire has criticized restrictions recommended by the House and Senate […]

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3 million tons of forest slash available for bioenergy in Washington state: report

3 million tons of forest slash available for bioenergy in Washington state: report

March 20, 2012 |

In Washington state, a new study from the state’s Department of Natural Resources shows that double the amount of forestry waste currently collected for biofuel use could be collected without damaging the environment. A total of 3 million tons of forestry slash could be used without reducing forest health, the report said.

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Washington state crop growers surprised by opposition to water bill

Washington state crop growers surprised by opposition to water bill

January 19, 2012 |

In Washington state, many organic tree fruit growers and biofuel crop growers across the state are very surprised by the Washington State Horticultural Association’s unilateral opposition of this widely supported legislation that would allow farmers to obtain a small amount of new water from the Columbia River and the Snake River to help increase production […]

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