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Major site isses week of March 31, 2014

April 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Our apologies for the site being unstable last week.  We experienced some major issues with our hosting provider and the site was unusable with extended load times.   It looks like these issues have been resolved and BFC is back to provide the latest and most relevant news related to renewable and biofuels production and their use.   Should you experience any issues, please drop us a note and let us know.  BFC   Thank You for your support.   -BFC   Share this article :ShareGoogleTwitterFacebookDiggLinkedInPinterestPocketTumblrDeliciousBlinklistRedditStumbleUponTechnorattiNewsvineYahooPrintEmailLike... [Read the full story]

Biodiesel

EPA will change its mind about RFS proposal, industry execs say

April 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Panelists predict EPA will revise proposed RFS targets higher in final rule   The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, petrochemicals and biotechnology industries, who were speaking during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Monday in Washington, agreed that the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed blending targets launched counterproductive uncertainty and, if finalized, would have a massively detrimental effect... [Read the full story]

Biofuels

EPA will change its mind about RFS proposal, industry execs say

April 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Panelists predict EPA will revise proposed RFS targets higher in final rule   The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, petrochemicals and biotechnology industries, who were speaking during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Monday in Washington, agreed that the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed blending targets launched counterproductive uncertainty and, if finalized, would have a massively detrimental effect... [Read the full story]

Ethanol

EPA will change its mind about RFS proposal, industry execs say

April 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Panelists predict EPA will revise proposed RFS targets higher in final rule   The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, petrochemicals and biotechnology industries, who were speaking during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Monday in Washington, agreed that the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed blending targets launched counterproductive uncertainty and, if finalized, would have a massively detrimental effect... [Read the full story]

Energy

EPA will change its mind about RFS proposal, industry execs say

April 22, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

Panelists predict EPA will revise proposed RFS targets higher in final rule   The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, petrochemicals and biotechnology industries, who were speaking during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference Monday in Washington, agreed that the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed blending targets launched counterproductive uncertainty and, if finalized, would have a massively detrimental effect... [Read the full story]

Producer News

Oshawa council seeks ethics probe into ethanol plant decision

August 27, 2012 · Leave a Comment 

Oshawa council seeks ethics probe into ethanol plant decision   Disagreement is heating up over an ethanol refinery to be built in Oshawa, with the city’s council calling for an investigation into the relationship between the federally controlled Oshawa Port Authority, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and FarmTech Energy Corp., the company building the plant. The port authority approved the controversial $200-million project for Oshawa’s waterfront in a closed-door meeting Aug. 9. At a special meeting last week, council fired back. Mayor John Henry was directed to ask that the federal... [Read the full story]

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POSTED: 04/22/2014

EPA will change its mind about RFS proposal, industry execs say

Panelists predict EPA will revise proposed RFS targets higher in final rule   The proposed blending targets in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard will likely be revised higher, advocates for multiple industries said Monday. Proponents of the ethanol, biodiesel, advanced biofuels, petrochemicals and biotechnology...

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POSTED: 04/22/2014

Even Advanced Biofuels May Not Be So Green

Environmentalists have long worried about biofuels like corn ethanol.   But a new study shows that even advanced biofuels, which use waste from crops like corn to make fuel, may hurt the climate Back in 2008, TIME published a controversial cover story with a simple line: The Clean Energy Myth. TIME’s Michael...

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POSTED: 04/22/2014

EPA disagrees that corn-based ethanol is environmentally damaging in the short run

It turns out production of corn-based ethanol has a tremendous environmental cost, according to a new $500,000 government-funded study released on Sunday.   While corn-based ethanol proves better in the long-run, the study, published in peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change, says the biofuel initially produces...

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POSTED: 04/22/2014

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs.   Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers, in part, exasperated by the heavily-regulated sugar...

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POSTED: 04/22/2014

EPA sets low 2013 cellulosic ethanol requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday set the 2014 requirements for cellulosic ethanol for use by the nation’s cars and trucks at 810,000 gallons — the amount the industry produced and a fraction of the 1 billion gallons that Congress sought to require in a 2007 energy law.   The alternative fuel...

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol plant slated to go online by year’s end

Corn stover-to-ethanol plant nears reality   One of the first and largest commercial-scale cellulosic biorefineries in the world will begin producing ethanol later this year. The DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol facility is expected to generate 30 million gallons annually of biofuel produced from corn stover. Stover...

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

Slowing demand causes U.S. ethanol prices to decline

US ethanol prices ‘just melting’ as supplies firm, demand fades   Most US ethanol prices slid Tuesday to their lowest levels in more than four weeks as stalling buying interest combined with firming supplies, sources said. The Chicago Argo ethanol assessment fell 11.5 cents to $2.6145/gallon, the lowest...

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POSTED: 04/17/2014

EPA may change its mind on RFS reduction, petroleum group exec says

Petroleum group says EPA may flip-flop on ethanol mandate   A top petroleum group is worried the Environmental Protection Agency will flip on the proposed levels it released late last year for the amount of ethanol and other biofuels refiners must blend into the nation’s fuel supply. The EPA proposed its...

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POSTED: 04/16/2014

Indiana Ethanol Plant Manager Finds Misconceptions in Washington

The manager of the Poet Ethanol Plant in Portland went to Washington last week to lobby for the RFS.   What he found was good support for renewable fuels, but a lot of old misconceptions still remain. Matt Tomano met with several Indiana Congressmen, including Marlin Stutzman and Luke Messer,  Congresswoman Jackie...

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POSTED: 04/16/2014

Ethanol Drops as Production Climbs to Highest Since December

Ethanol declined in Chicago for a fourth day following a government report that production last week climbed to the highest level since December.   Futures fell 4.1 percent after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said output increased 4.8 percent to 939,000 barrels a day, the steepest gain since Sept....

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