Tag: Washington

New York Green Bank could be model for federal green bank

New York Green Bank could be model for federal green bank

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, Rep. Paul Tonko, NY, has proposed a bill that would funnel federal funds for investment in renewable energy including biofuels through state green banks following the success of the New York Green Bank that is already profitable a year ahead of schedule. The bill would seek $10 billion minimum capitalization for the federal […]

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DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

DDGS exports to SE Asia up 16% on year

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. exports of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to Southeast Asia have increased 16 percent so far this marketing year, according to data from the USDA and analysis by the U.S. Grains Council. The Southeast Asian region—which includes Brunei, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam—currently represents the third largest […]

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June RIN generation falls slightly on month

June RIN generation falls slightly on month

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said June RIN production fell to 1.26 billion from 1.27 billion the month prior. Biomass-based diesel increased over the previous month to 262,875,064 from 231,107,617 while cellulosic diesel generated the first RINs for the year at 756,020. D5 RINs also saw a big jump to 14,965,286 from 12,398,941 in […]

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Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

Year-round E15 bill may get Senate committee vote on Wednesday

July 20, 2017 |

In Washington, a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee vote on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act that seeks to allow sales of E15 year-round could be held as soon as Wednesday. The fight over the bill has brought together pro-ethanol states and industries on one side against those who say the law would […]

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Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

July 19, 2017 |

In Washington state, the two biggest challenges facing broader adoption of sustainable aviation fuel at Sea-Tac are the higher cost compared with petroleum jet fuel, and the constraints imposed by state and federal regulations on use of airport funds. A report, titled Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel at U.S. Airports: Explored at Seattle-Tacoma International, […]

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EPA to hold RFS hearing on RVO August 1

EPA to hold RFS hearing on RVO August 1

July 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the EPA announced a public hearing to be held in Washington, DC on August 1, 2017 for the proposed rule “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019.” This proposed rule will be published separately in the Federal Register. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA has […]

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DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

July 12, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms and cultures. They will also deliver biology-focused breakthroughs while enabling […]

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This week celebrates fifth anniversary of E15 in the market

This week celebrates fifth anniversary of E15 in the market

July 12, 2017 |

In Washington, five years ago this week, 15% ethanol (E15) blends debuted in the marketplace, offering consumers a new lower-cost, higher-octane fuel option at the pump. On July 10, 2012, Kansas became the first in the nation to offer E15. Since that time, the growth of E15 availability has expanded, with nearly 900 stations in […]

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Ethanol tanker runs aground in Washington state

Ethanol tanker runs aground in Washington state

July 10, 2017 |

In Washington state, a 557-foot ethanol tanker ran aground on its way from Port Westward with 1.63 million gallons of ethanol in addition to 6.5 million gallons of mono-ethylene glycol. The Coast Guard is still assessing the vessel’s damage and what it will take to repair it as well as any potential fines. It said that […]

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NBB files “critical circumstances” allegation over Argentine biodiesel imports

NBB files “critical circumstances” allegation over Argentine biodiesel imports

July 10, 2017 |

In Washington, The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition has filed a new allegation with the U.S. Department of Commerce claiming that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The “critical circumstances” provision in antidumping and countervailing duties laws allows for the imposition of duties on imports that enter the U.S. […]

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