Tag: Washington

DOE wants to centralize information on cellulosic production technologies to aid researchers

DOE wants to centralize information on cellulosic production technologies to aid researchers

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks input from industry, academia, national laboratories and other biofuels and bioproducts stakeholders to identify existing capabilities to produce lignocellulosic sugars and lignin for use by the research community. It is DOE’s intent to make all information submitted in response to this RFI publicly available to other […]

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40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 36 of their Senate colleagues, urging the Obama administration to increase its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel to encourage continued growth in the industry and diversity in the nation’s energy […]

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EERE plans to issue funding opportunity for optimization of fuels and engines

EERE plans to issue funding opportunity for optimization of fuels and engines

July 25, 2016 |

In Washington, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.”  The FOA will be restricted to U.S. Institutions of Higher Education (as defined in 20 U.S.C. § […]

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US agencies developing app for foreign missions to easily access renewable energy technology providers

US agencies developing app for foreign missions to easily access renewable energy technology providers

July 20, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy announced an opportunity for U.S.-based suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid, and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. The Interagency Team has developed the beta version of an interactive app to serve as […]

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DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, DOE announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies. This funding will advance the […]

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Ethanol producers have until Jan. 1 to comply with EPA’s Tier 3 rules

Ethanol producers have until Jan. 1 to comply with EPA’s Tier 3 rules

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association is flagging the need for producers to get a head start on their sulfur content reporting that becomes mandatory from Jan. 1 thanks to EPA’s Tier 3 rules that were published two years ago. Though ethanol typically falls under the 10 parts per million (ppm) standard for sulfur content, […]

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House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively expand the production of renewable fuels.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons […]

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Grassley, Cantwell and 12 others introduce biodiesel tax credit reform and extension package

Grassley, Cantwell and 12 others introduce biodiesel tax credit reform and extension package

July 14, 2016 |

In Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and 12 fellow senators introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the biodiesel tax credit and extend the new policy for three years.  The reforms are similar to the provisions that Grassley and Cantwell have long proposed and that passed out of the Finance Committee […]

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Renewable Fuels Foundation to host webinar series on hazchem regulation compliance

Renewable Fuels Foundation to host webinar series on hazchem regulation compliance

July 13, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host a six-part webinar series on complying with regulations that aim to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety […]

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USDA awards REAP funding and loan guarantees including $3.9 million for Lakeview Biodiesel

USDA awards REAP funding and loan guarantees including $3.9 million for Lakeview Biodiesel

July 12, 2016 |

In Washington, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for 821 projects across the nation that will help rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations. The funding is available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and will be used to make energy efficiency improvements and install renewable […]

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