Category: Policy

India’s National Green Tribunal opens pollution investigation into ethanol plant

India’s National Green Tribunal opens pollution investigation into ethanol plant

September 8, 2022 |

In India, the Tribune newspaper reports that 45 days after farmers began their sit-in to demand investigation into alleged groundwater discharge pollution from an ethanol plant in Zira, the National Green Tribunal has finally created a committee to look into the matter. Representatives from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Board (PCB) […]

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The U.S. Department of Energy releases industrial decarbonization roadmap

The U.S. Department of Energy releases industrial decarbonization roadmap

September 8, 2022 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its ‘Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap’, a report identifying four key pathways to reduce industrial emissions in the domestic manufacturing sector.  The roadmap emphasizes the urgency of cutting carbon emissions and pollution from the industrial sector, and presents a staged research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) agenda for industry […]

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Argentina increases biofuel prices and extends 12.5% biodiesel blending for 60 days

Argentina increases biofuel prices and extends 12.5% biodiesel blending for 60 days

September 7, 2022 |

In Argentina, Clarín newspaper reports the Secretary of Energy ordered the update of the purchase price of bioethanol and biodiesel, while formalizing the extension for 60 days of the extension of the cut of the latter of 12.5% that was implemented last June to increase the offer of diesel in the local market. The norm […]

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Argentina request WTO dispute consultations against Peru over biodiesel duties

Argentina request WTO dispute consultations against Peru over biodiesel duties

September 6, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Argentina has requested WTO dispute consultations with Peru concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by Peru on imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The request was circulated to WTO members on September 6. Argentina is challenging six measures relating to the imposition by Peru of anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures on biodiesel originating from […]

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US District Court gives EPA until Sept. 30 to draft pesticide-treated seeds ethanol feedstock rules

US District Court gives EPA until Sept. 30 to draft pesticide-treated seeds ethanol feedstock rules

September 5, 2022 |

In California, DTN reports the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California in San Francisco has given the Environmental Protection Agency a September 30 deadline to draft rules regarding the use of pesticide-treated seeds for ethanol production or not, which it was expected to do in 2017. Environmental groups, in response to pollution […]

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US District Court gives EPA until Sept. 30 to draft pesticide-treated seeds ethanol feedstock rules

US District Court gives EPA until Sept. 30 to draft pesticide-treated seeds ethanol feedstock rules

September 1, 2022 |

In California, DTN reports the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California in San Francisco has given the Environmental Protection Agency a September 30 deadline to draft rules regarding the use of pesticide-treated seeds for ethanol production or not, which it was expected to do in 2017. Environmental groups, in response to pollution […]

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H2Carrier receives Approval in Principle from DNV

H2Carrier receives Approval in Principle from DNV

September 1, 2022 |

In Norway, H2Carrier, the developer of the proprietary floating energy production and storage system P2XFloater said that this latter system has now obtained ‘Approval in Principle’ (AiP) from DNV which affirms the technical feasibility of the design. DNV is an international accredited registrar and classification society headquartered in Norway, which provides services for several industries […]

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Washington state agencies falling short of biodiesel mandates

Washington state agencies falling short of biodiesel mandates

August 31, 2022 |

In Washington state, a new report from the state’s Department of Enterprise Services shows the state’s agencies are falling down on their commitments to use biodiesel. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021 state agencies, including universities, purchased over 1.7 million gallons of biodiesel, representing 9.1% of the fuel purchased to power diesel vehicles, vessels […]

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Illinois to allow more ethanol blending in light of BP refinery fire

Illinois to allow more ethanol blending in light of BP refinery fire

August 30, 2022 |

In Illinois, Governor Pritzker announced that his administration has taken steps to proactively address a shutdown at a BP facility in Whiting, Indiana caused by an electrical fire. Illinois, along with Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, requested and were granted an emergency waiver of federal fuel regulations from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The […]

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Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

Farmers fighting against proposed imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s pipeline

August 29, 2022 |

In South Dakota, AgWeb reports that dozens of farmers, including those who grow corn for ethanol production, are opposing the use of imminent domain for Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed carbon pipeline project that would transport CO2 emissions from ethanol plants across the Midwest into a single CCS project. They say that eminent domain should only […]

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