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EPA Raises Renewable Fuel Requirements, But Can It Survive Trump?

The EPA has raised the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, drawing an immediate attack from the oil industry. The final Renewable Fuel Standards, announced last week, raise the levels from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 19.28 billion gallons in 2017. This … Read more »

How a HORSE Can Help with Zero Waste Goals

HORSES are gobbling up waste at a couple Seattle-area restaurants and breweries and turning that waste into renewable natural gas, or biomethane, which can be used for heat, electricity or transportation fuel.

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EPA Proposes Denying Oil Refiners’ Renewable Fuel Standard Petition

The EPA has proposed denying several petitions by oil refiners to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

BP Invests $30M in Waste-to-Biofuel Producer Fulcrum BioEnergy

BP will invest $30 million in Fulcrum BioEnergy, which makes transportation biofuels from waste, and buy 500 million gallons of renewable jet fuel over 10 years in an effort to curb aviation emissions.

Why Corporate Fleet Owners Should Test Drive Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable natural gas has the potential to reduce the US heavy transport sector’s reliance on diesel and gasoline.

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EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Program Changes, Cracks Down on RFS Violators

The EPA this week proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard that the agency says will support market growth of ethanol and other biofuels in the US. The proposal would allow biofuel producers to partially process renewable feedstocks at one facility and further process them into renewable fuels at another … Read more »

Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Bioproduct Technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and global energy giant Total are investing $14 million to help commercialize a technology that may produce cheaper bioplastics and biofuels. Renmatix’s Platrose technology converts waste biomass to cellulosic sugars, which then can be used as feedstock for chemicals and fuels. This process uses supercritical water … Read more »

JetBlue to Buy 330 Million Gallons of Renewable Jet Fuel Over 10 Years

As the global aviation industry prepares for carbon emissions limits, expected to be finalized by a UN body later this month, JetBlue has announced a 10-year purchase agreement to buy more than 330 million gallons of renewable jet fuel. JetBlue says this is one of the largest renewable jet fuel … Read more »

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EPA Didn’t Report Renewable Fuel Standard Impacts, Inspector General Says

As part of the US Renewable Fuel Standard program, the EPA is required to report to Congress every three years on the affect of the biofuels mandate. The agency hasn’t made a report since 2011, according to a report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General. The Aug. 18 report, … Read more »

Navy Ship Runs on 100% Biodiesel

A US Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel — a first, according to the biofuel makers Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus Global. Last week the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s Self Defense Test Ship completed final-phase testing of a 100 percent drop-in … Read more »

Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet Fuels Key to Aviation Emission Cuts, Report Says

Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions to 0.2 billion tons (GT) in 2050 — half the 2005 figure — as opposed to the 2.1 GT projected by current growth rates, according to Lux Research. Biojet fuel innovations, led globally by Honeywell … Read more »

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