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April 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

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Biodiesel

Local and national biofuel production threatened by EPA

June 3, 2014 · Leave a Comment 

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuels Standard, which the administration expects to finalize in June, could severely impact biodiesel production locally and nationally, says Blue Ridge Biofuels founder Woody Eaton.   The Asheville-based business creates about 1 million gallons of biodiesel each year and works with about 1,000 local restaurants and companies. According to a press release from Biodiesel.org, the RFS proposal would maintain a biodiesel standard of 1.28 billion gallons — the same as 2013 — for 2014-15. This number falls significantly below the actual... [Read the full story]

Biofuels

Animal manure may fuel Iowa’s next biofuel industry surge

April 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Iowa, already one of the nation’s two leading producers of both corn ethanol and biodiesel, may be about to plunge into the production of renewable fuels made from animal manure, municipal waste and other organic byproducts of farming and manufacturing.   The shift is in part because of an obscure change made last summer in the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which has enhanced the value of biogas in the fuel marketplace. The change added biogas to the list of advanced cellulosic biofuels that refiners are required to either produce or purchase credits for. Between now and 2022,... [Read the full story]

Ethanol

Don’t roll back biofuel quotas

April 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Nebraskans are used to watching developments in Washington, D.C., closely. Changes in agriculture policy coming out of the nation’s capital have the potential to affect many of our livelihoods.   And, the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on biofuels quotas could have immediate and far-reaching impacts on Nebraska farmers, ranchers and other livestock producers, and anyone who drives a car. This decision could even affect our national security. Soon, the EPA will rule on whether to roll back the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This sets guidelines for the amount of total fuel in... [Read the full story]

Energy

Animal manure may fuel Iowa’s next biofuel industry surge

April 26, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Iowa, already one of the nation’s two leading producers of both corn ethanol and biodiesel, may be about to plunge into the production of renewable fuels made from animal manure, municipal waste and other organic byproducts of farming and manufacturing.   The shift is in part because of an obscure change made last summer in the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which has enhanced the value of biogas in the fuel marketplace. The change added biogas to the list of advanced cellulosic biofuels that refiners are required to either produce or purchase credits for. Between now and 2022,... [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: 04/26/2015

Animal manure may fuel Iowa’s next biofuel industry surge

Iowa, already one of the nation’s two leading producers of both corn ethanol and biodiesel, may be about to plunge into the production of renewable fuels made from animal manure, municipal waste and other organic byproducts of farming and manufacturing.   The shift is in part because of an obscure change made...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Algae may become the next-generation biofuel

According to the declarations of the researchers, algae can cope with the task of processing carbon dioxide into biofuel, though the technology of the process still requires some modifications.   Very often the inhabitants of rivers and lakes suffer from a thick layer of aquatic plants, which cover the water surface....

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Don’t roll back biofuel quotas

Nebraskans are used to watching developments in Washington, D.C., closely. Changes in agriculture policy coming out of the nation’s capital have the potential to affect many of our livelihoods.   And, the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision on biofuels quotas could have immediate and far-reaching impacts...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Ethanol Industry Pushing State Lawmakers for Change

Tuesday afternoon, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds toured the Quad County Corn Processors’ Cellulosic Ethanol facility.   They were excited to see the technology and what it could do for the industry, but are frustrated with the EPA and the pending decision regarding the Renewable...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

LanzaTech Recycles Steel Mill’s Carbon for Ethanol Production

Taiwan’s largest integrated steel maker, China Steel Corporation (CSC), has approved a $46 million capital investment in a LanzaTech commercial ethanol facility.   This follows the successful demonstration of the carbon recycling platform at the White Biotech (WBT) Demonstration Plant in Kaohsiung using steel...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Nevada retailer takes ethanol story to the Hill

Nevada businessmen, Charlie Good, and cattleman Bill Couser, were among thsoe who attended the American Coalition for Ethanol Fly-in in Washington, D.C., last month as part of the effort by fuel retailers who have found themselves in a battle with big oil to offer higher ethanol blends.   Good, who was joined...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Aurora ethanol plants sends first unit-train of ethanol south

Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc., announced last week that its first BNSF unit-train shipment of ethanol produced at its two ethanol facilities in Aurora.   On April 19 Aventine’s first unit train pulled out of Aurora heading to Birmingham, Ala., according to the company. The ethanol will be blended in gasoline...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Indiana wind power could get boost from new EPA rules

Credit the ice ages for making Indiana a good place to turn wind into electricity. All that glacial action scoured flat the northern half of the state and sculpted the perfect terrain for wind turbines.   A few million years later, the Environmental Protection Agency is about to use regulatory fiat to make the...

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POSTED: 04/26/2015

Renewable energy good for environment, economy

The business sector is increasingly interested in renewable energy because it can reduce the cost of making goods and opens opportunities for more investment in Michigan.   At lot of ground was covered at the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council’s one-day annual meeting earlier this week near the...

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POSTED: 06/23/2014

Biomass researchers in Ind. get $12M federal grant

Purdue lands $12M for fuel-from-plants research   Purdue University has landed a follow-up $12 million federal grant to do research in getting fuel from plants. The funds, to be doled out over four years, go to the Purdue-led Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, called C3Bio, based at...

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