Tag: biofuels

State of Advanced Biofuels & Biorefining

State of Advanced Biofuels & Biorefining

November 29, 2021 |

Check out remarks from Jim Lane, Editor & Publisher of The Digest on rationale, forecast, the top news and storylines, feedstocks, genetics, crops, supply chain and more on the state of advanced biofuels and biorefining in this exclusive Digest-only State of the Industry.

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Washington University in St. Louis researchers train microbes to make biofuels

Washington University in St. Louis researchers train microbes to make biofuels

November 3, 2021 |

In Missouri, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a new way to train microbes to make a readily usable biofuel. A team of biologists and engineers modified a microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 (TIE-1) so that it can produce a biofuel using only three renewable and naturally abundant source ingredients: carbon dioxide, […]

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Groups petition CARB to remove farm-derived methane from LCFS

Groups petition CARB to remove farm-derived methane from LCFS

October 31, 2021 |

In California, a petition delivered to the California Air Resources Board by a coalition of environmental justice, animal rights and community organizations says that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard is dramatically overstating the climate benefits of using methane gas sourced from factory farms as a transportation fuel, while illegally disregarding the disproportionate environmental and […]

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Build Back Better Act includes $1B for biofuel infrastructure

Build Back Better Act includes $1B for biofuel infrastructure

October 31, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., President Biden and Congressional leaders released a new proposed Build Back Better Act that includes nearly $1 billion to expand biofuels infrastructure, a four-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit which was set to set to expire at the end of 2022, and a new tax credit to support the creation and […]

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Report shows renewable energy jobs up, but biofuels jobs down

Report shows renewable energy jobs up, but biofuels jobs down

October 24, 2021 |

In the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year, up from 11.5 million in 2019, but liquid biofuels employment decreased as demand for transport fuels fell due to COVID-19. The […]

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Eni signs MOUs with Congo and Angola to develop biofuels

Eni signs MOUs with Congo and Angola to develop biofuels

October 5, 2021 |

In Italy, in separate agreements, Eni Angola, ANPG and Sonangol as well as Eni and the Government of Congo have signed memorandums of understanding to develop biofuels in those countries. In Angola, under the MoU, Eni, ANPG and Sonangol will develop a de-carbonization path for the Republic of Angola through a circular economy approach, assessing […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames ethanol blend for high gasoline prices

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames ethanol blend for high gasoline prices

September 26, 2021 |

In Brazil, Argus Media reports that President Jair Bolsonaro blamed Brazil’s anhydrous ethanol blend for high gasoline prices, hinting that he could push to reduce the blend, in yet another potential blow to the biofuels industry. In his weekly broadcast on social media, Bolsonaro said that “the price of gasoline could fall a little if […]

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ACE applauds push for historic biofuel infrastructure funds included in House version of the Reconciliation Bill

ACE applauds push for historic biofuel infrastructure funds included in House version of the Reconciliation Bill

September 12, 2021 |

In South Dakota, The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or […]

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Klobuchar, colleagues urge Schumer, Pelosi to support homegrown renewable fuels in reconciliation package

Klobuchar, colleagues urge Schumer, Pelosi to support homegrown renewable fuels in reconciliation package

September 5, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging […]

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Kansas biofuel projects announced with USDA’s over $5M investments

Kansas biofuel projects announced with USDA’s over $5M investments

August 22, 2021 |

In Kansas, United States Department of Agriculture Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer announced that USDA is investing $5.19 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels through three projects in Kansas. USDA is making the awards under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funding will help […]

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