Policy

2 hours ago

Oregon governor considers Clean Fuels Program sunset date bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLegislation that aims to repeal the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program has been sent to the governor for consideration. The bill, S.B. 324, was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives on March 4 by a single vote. READ MORE

2 hours ago

Fuels America launches 'Clean, Secure, American Energy' campaign

BY Fuels America Found In:Business, PolicyAs America marks the 102nd anniversary of tax breaks for oil companies this week, the Fuels America coalition is launching a "Clean, Secure American Energy" campaign that will highlight the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

21 hours ago

N.D. survey shows support for ethanol fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Ethanol was one of the renewable energy types addressed in the survey. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Ethanol industry pretax profit estimated at $7.8 B for 2014

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe U.S. ethanol industry came off its best streak of profitability in January, one that ran 95 consecutive weeks without a loss for the model Iowa plant used to estimate and track industry profitability. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Wyoming imposes 24-cent-per-gallon tax on alternative fuels

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyWyoming Gov. Matthew H. Mead recently signed a bill into law imposing a fuel tax on previously exempt alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. The new rate of taxation on alternative fuels beginning July 1 is 24 cents per gallon. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Ethanol storage tank units added to S.D. incentive program

BY South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development Found In:Business, PolicyIn order to expand the Flex Pump Incentive Program, the state of South Dakota has announced that it is earmarking $300,000 for the installation of ethanol storage tank units. READ MORE

21 hours ago

E15 would reduce CO2 emissions in Wisconsin

BY Fuels America Found In:PolicyA recent analysis found that replacing just half of the 2.4 billion gallons of regular E10 gas consumed in Wisconsin with E15 would eliminate 175,636 tons of CO2 equivalentemitted to our air every year. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

DOE updates announcement for biomass advisory committee meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy updated its notice for the recently announced meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The meeting will now take place as a webinar on March 5. READ MORE

March 04, 2015

Metabolic path to improved biofuel production

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyResearchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast by introducing new metabolic pathways into the yeast. READ MORE