Tag: Washington

DOE to host webinar on changing market of biofuels and bioproducts

DOE to host webinar on changing market of biofuels and bioproducts

May 21, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy, through the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), is supporting research and development to ensure that these biofuels and bioproducts are both available and affordable. The Energy Department (DOE) will present a live webinar titled “A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts” on Wednesday May 27, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. […]

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EIA says non-petroleum fuel use hit highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%

EIA says non-petroleum fuel use hit highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%

May 20, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says the mixture of non-petroleum fuels reached the highest since 1954 last year at 8.5%. Non-petroleum fuels were at a steady 4% for about 50 years but began rising in the 2000s. Growth in ethanol consumption was the highest among all of the alternative fuels, growing by about a […]

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DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D technical advisory committee

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D technical advisory committee

May 18, 2015 |

In Washington, the Dept. of Energy announced an open meeting on May 20-22 of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee under Section 9008(d) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that agencies […]

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ACORE submits white paper to EPA seeking clarification on advanced biofuels

ACORE submits white paper to EPA seeking clarification on advanced biofuels

May 18, 2015 |

In Washington, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for clarification of the agency’s interpretation of feedstock material within the definition of facility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) (see 40 CFR 80.1401). Specifically, the definition of facility requires the production of […]

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Former CEO of Washington state biodiesel company chooses court over fraud plea

Former CEO of Washington state biodiesel company chooses court over fraud plea

May 14, 2015 |

In Washington state, the former CEO of a biodiesel company in Pasco accused of fraud and imprisoned since 2013 has chosen to go to trial rather than accept a plea deal that would have given him a 4-year prison sentence. He says that he didn’t mean to swindle more than $10 million from investors, instead […]

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Washington State University researchers make jet fuel from black fungus

Washington State University researchers make jet fuel from black fungus

May 13, 2015 |

In Washington state, Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of aviation biofuels in the next five years. The researchers used Aspergillus carbonarius ITEM 5010 to create hydrocarbons, […]

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EIA expects ethanol production to hit 14.35 billion gallons in 2015

EIA expects ethanol production to hit 14.35 billion gallons in 2015

May 12, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency expects 2015 ethanol production to reach 14.35 billion gallons. April production averaged 927,000 barrels per day. For biodiesel, it expects production to reach a total of 1.24 billion gallons this year.

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DDGS exports to China returning to normal levels

DDGS exports to China returning to normal levels

May 6, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association says that exports of DDGS to China have recovered to previous levels following a tough 18 months when the country banned imports of certain GM strains in corn. Half of March’s exports went to China, totaling 469,354 metric tons. Current estimates are for annual exports to reach 9.74 million […]

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New study says VOC emissions from ethanol plants 30 times higher than estimated

New study says VOC emissions from ethanol plants 30 times higher than estimated

May 6, 2015 |

In Washington DC, ethanol fuel refineries could be releasing much larger amounts of some ozone-forming compounds into the atmosphere than current assessments suggest, according to a new study that found emissions of these chemicals at a major ethanol fuel refinery are many times higher than government estimates. New airborne measurements downwind from an ethanol fuel […]

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Biofuels industry seeks Obama meeting to talk RFS

Biofuels industry seeks Obama meeting to talk RFS

May 5, 2015 |

In Washington, a consortium of companies and associations from Abengoa to BIO with POET and the RFA in between have written to President Obama requesting a meeting to discuss the EPA’s upcoming release of blending levels for 2014-2016. With the June 1 release coming up soon, the biofuels industry is pushing hard to ensure the […]

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