Tag: biofuels

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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DOE announces $34M in funding for biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts projects

DOE announces $34M in funding for biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts projects

August 4, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $34 million in funding for 11 projects that will support high-impact research and development to improve and produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. These biomass resources, otherwise known as feedstocks, can be produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) streams and algae and converted into low-carbon fuels […]

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Biofine looks at new biofuel refinery development on former mill property

Biofine looks at new biofuel refinery development on former mill property

August 1, 2021 |

In Maine, the Bangor Daily News reports that Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. reached a tentative agreement with Lincoln and Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corp. to open a multi-phase biofuels refinery development on a former Lincoln mill property. “Biofine Developments Northeast, a Maine-based subsidiary of the Massachusetts company Biofine Technology, uses a technology that uses waste wood […]

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KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

August 1, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, KPI OceanConnect launched its Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions and expand KPI OceanConnect’s future fuels capabilities. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering. As pressure intensifies for the shipping industry to become more sustainable, KPI […]

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USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

August 1, 2021 |

In Iowa, the U.S. Grains Council is holding its annual meeting in person in Des Moines, Iowa, and online, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and was joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary in the Biden Administration, Tom Vilsack, who addressed meeting attendees about the future of U.S. agricultural trade. […]

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PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

August 1, 2021 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers are forming a clearer picture of how plant matter is transformed in the microbial gardens the ants create. This detailed understanding of how fungus degrades biomass could one day help scientists develop microbial systems for sustainable bioproduct production, such as biofuels or renewable chemicals. In the latest of […]

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Citizens group in New Zealand pushing against biofuels for trucking

Citizens group in New Zealand pushing against biofuels for trucking

July 29, 2021 |

In New Zealand, the Citizens Environmental Advocacy Center warns that use of trucks with biodiesel will cause far more damage to environment than using electric trucks, overseas studies have found that production of biofuels for use in diesel truck engines will speed up the climate change, not slow it down. CEAC instead has chosen to […]

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Biden Administration delays biofuel blending decisions further

Biden Administration delays biofuel blending decisions further

July 21, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Biden Administration has delayed announcing the blending mandates for 2021 and 2022, already delayed since before last November’s election, as the President’s chief of staff attempts to negotiate a truce between oil and corn industries and states. The White House has said it’s not directly involved in the Environmental Protection […]

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