Tag: biofuels

RallyX Nordic switches to 100% biofuels

RallyX Nordic switches to 100% biofuels

April 8, 2021 |

In Sweden, RallyX Nordic presented by Cooper Tires will debut a new, sustainably-produced, high-performing biofuel this season courtesy of an innovative partnership with P1 Racing Fuels, as the championship aims to lead the way in going 100% fossil-free by 2022. Following extensive development and thorough safety testing, the revolutionary P1 Racing BIO RACING 100% fuel […]

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EIA to expand monthly biofuels data in new report

EIA to expand monthly biofuels data in new report

March 25, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that it will release expanded monthly biofuels data through a new report—the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update. On March 31, 2021, EIA plans to publish the first edition of this report, which will contain January 2021 data. EIA will also modify petroleum and biofuel volumetric balances […]

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ABPDU and TeselaGen Biotechnology partner to advance fermentation processing

ABPDU and TeselaGen Biotechnology partner to advance fermentation processing

March 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and TeselaGen Biotechnology are partnering to advance fermentation processing for next-generation renewable bioproducts. The ABPDU will deploy the TeselaGen artificial intelligence-enabled operating system for biotechnology and will use its data acquisition capabilities […]

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Fighting Fraud with Tech – RSB, Bioledger build up blockchain for biofuels traceability   

Fighting Fraud with Tech – RSB, Bioledger build up blockchain for biofuels traceability  

March 14, 2021 |

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Bioledger are using blockchain technology to fight fraud and see how it can support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. The proposed solution — a blockchain database that enables verifiable proof of origin, secure consignment creation, process […]

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EPA said to be exploring combining 2021 and 2022 RVOs

EPA said to be exploring combining 2021 and 2022 RVOs

March 11, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that two sources say the Environmental Protection Agency is considering blending the renewable volume obligations for 2021 and 2022 simultaneously. The EPA said it was still reviewing options but didn’t say if the proposal to combine the two years’ obligations was one of them. The biofuels industry as well as the […]

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House Biofuels Caucus co-chairs introduce two bills to boost biofuels

House Biofuels Caucus co-chairs introduce two bills to boost biofuels

March 4, 2021 |

In Washington, the co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus introduced two new pieces of legislation to increase access to biofuels and to fully recognize the environmental benefits. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) led introduction of the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Investment and Market Expansion Act, which would expand access to higher blends […]

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Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

February 16, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports the plans to implement 20% ethanol blending have been scrapped indefinitely due to the high costs of ethanol. Ethanol is produced from sugarcane and cassava in Thailand, but the production cost is nearly twice that of gasoline, while biodiesel produced from palm oil is nearly triple the cost of […]

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Research shows RFS slashed GHG emissions by nearly a billion metric tons to date

Research shows RFS slashed GHG emissions by nearly a billion metric tons to date

February 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that a new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by EPA. Between 2008 and 2020, the use of biofuels under the RFS has resulted in cumulative savings […]

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Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Biodiesel Board applaud Governor’s call for biofuels standard

Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Biodiesel Board applaud Governor’s call for biofuels standard

February 14, 2021 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Biodiesel Board strongly support the legislation (HSB 185) Governor Kim Reynolds introduced to set a minimum standard of biofuels in the Iowa fuel supply. For biodiesel, this would mean most Iowa diesel would contain at least 11 percent (B11) during warmer months beginning in April of 2022, […]

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Vilsack reconfirms commitment to biofuels if Senate green lights him again

Vilsack reconfirms commitment to biofuels if Senate green lights him again

February 3, 2021 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports former Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack voiced his continued commitment to renewable fuels during his Senate hearing to again take up the post of Secretary of Agriculture. There are concerns amongst the biofuels industry because of President Biden’s vocal and active support of a transition […]

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