Policy

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna Simet Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

EurOberv'ER releases annual Biofuels Barometer report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe EurObserv'ER has released its annual Biofuel Barometer, reporting that last year was the first time the consumption of biofuels in Europe decreased. The report notes the decline is essentially related to Spain and Germany. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

FRA grants support development of a Short Line Safety Institute

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe Federal Railroad Administration has announced two grants totaling $350,000 to support the development of a Short Line Safety Institute. According to the FRA, the institute will help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

STB issues new reporting requirements to improve rail service

BY Sen. John Thune’s office Found In:Operations, Business, PolicySurface Transportation Board recently announced it will require both Canadian Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to provide new information on their respective weekly grain order reports. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:PolicyThe U.S. EPA has finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation rule for the renewable fuels standard and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget for review on Friday, Aug. 22. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Aemetis reports Q2 results, plans future improvements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyAemetis Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $57.2 million, a 21 percent increase over the same quarter of 2013. The company also outlined future improvement plans in a recent business update conference call. READ MORE