In Washington, Fuels America coalition members announced the launch of the “Oil Rigged” television and digital ad campaign and OilRigged.com to expose the many ways the oil industry is rigging the system to protect their profits and block the transition to clean, American renewable fuels. The campaign began on Tuesday with the launch of OilRigged.com, at […]
In Washington state, a King County Superior Court judge has found Green Power’s application for receivership to be “suspect” while a Franklin County Superior Court judge has ruled that the Port of Pasco can evict the company from the Big Pasco Industrial Park. The company’s CEO was arrested last year for wire fraud, aggravated identity […]
In Washington, U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb) wrote Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg urging FDA to exempt raw agricultural commodities, distillers grain and other byproducts from a promised revision of a proposed rule dealing with livestock feed. As first proposed, the rule would add new requirements to producers of distillers grains – […]
In Washington, NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set […]
In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board pertinent to CARB’s draft indirect land use change analysis. Said Geoff Cooper, RFA’s senior vice president, “… the results of CARB’s draft analysis are in conflict with the results of recent independent ILUC studies. As described in a recent letter to CARB […]
In Washington, WolrdWatch Institute says that in 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4 percent from the figure in 2011. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters, while biodiesel output rose fractionally, from 22.4 billion […]
In Washington, Ron Lamberty, senior vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol has called media reports that the “blend wall” cost refiners approximately $1.35 billion last year “incomplete and misleading.” A recent Reuters article said that was the amount nine companies paid for renewable identification number (RINs), which are credits refiners provide to EPA […]
In Washington, the Senate Finance Committee has approved the extensions to biofuel tax credits, but the committee’s chairman has said that the industry must make its case to Congress in order to secure permanent tax credits because he won’t let his committee approve any more temporary extensions.
In Washington, in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement it will halt new petitions for renewable fuel pathways for approximately six months, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) urged the agency to speed up rather than slow down the Petition Process for New Renewable Fuel Pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). EPA first […]
In Washington, the Senate’s finance committee will take a look at the cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel tax breaks on Thursday as part of the “tax extenders package”. The 50% depreciation tax reduction on cellulosic biofuels would be reinstated and extended while the $1.01 per gallon production tax credit would be retroacted and extended through 2015.