Policy

January 23, 2015

DOE announces ARPA-E funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy has announced plans to award up to $125 million in support of transformational energy projects. The solicitation is the third open funding opportunity announced by ARPA-E. READ MORE

January 23, 2015

IRENA announces REsource, a new online data platform

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:PolicyThe International Renewable Energy Agency has launched REsource, an online knowledge platform that enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Iowa RFS campaign targets presidential candidates, caucus-goers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIowa Gov. Terry Branstad has announced a new campaign to promote the renewable fuel standard (RFS) during the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. The multimillion dollar effort will aim to educate both candidates and caucus-goers on the RFS. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

GRFA: Biofuels should be addressed at World Future Energy Summit

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:PolicyAs the 8th Annual World Future Energy Summit began in Abu Dhabi, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance repeated its call for participants to bring biofuels to the top of the sustainability, economic and climate change agenda. READ MORE

January 22, 2015

Argonne model analyzes water footprint of biofuels

BY Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

Agenda announced for 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBBI International has announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 8th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 20-22 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

January 20, 2015

GRFA applauds FOA director-general for statement on biofuels

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe Global Renewable Fuels Alliance has applauded United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva for his support of biofuels as a key part of the global agriculture complex. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

White paper urges regulators to rethink ethanol’s carbon value

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyA new white paper written by Ron Alverson of the American Coalition for Ethanol reveals how scientists are applying technology innovations by farmers and ethanol facilities to improve the accuracy of carbon intensity modeling for biofuels. READ MORE

January 19, 2015

Opinion: Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:PolicyPredictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA, but where concrete real-world data and observations exist, they should take precedence. Sound policymaking and regulation must be grounded in reality, not hypothetical fancy. READ MORE