June 25, 2020

Embracing Alcohol-based Fuels as the Key to Decarbonizing Long-Haul Trucking

Automobile manufacturers such as Nissan, Chevy, Tesla, BYD, and others have successfully elevated battery-powered electric cars, vans, and even buses from being niche, expensive, and poor-performing transportation solutions to becoming mainstream and affordable with marked improvements in performance and range. But a BloombergNEF forecast shows that the 2040 market penetration of these EVs remains a […]

January 30, 2020

Court decision casts doubt on dozens of U.S. refinery biofuel waivers

(Reuters) – A U.S. court decision last week striking down three biofuel waivers that the Environmental Protection Agency gave oil refineries in 2017 has cast doubt on the legitimacy of dozens of other EPA exemptions granted under similar circumstances, according to industry experts and agency data. That spells uncertainty for a handful of independent refiners […]

August 14, 2019

All the World’s Carbon Emissions in One Chart

“Two degrees Celsius may not seem like much, but on our planet, it could be the difference between thriving life and a disastrous climate. Over two centuries of burning fossil fuels have added up, and global decision-makers and business leaders are focusing in on carbon emissions as a key issue.” – Iman Ghosh, Visual Capitalist […]

February 6, 2019

Life Cycle Associates Report: GHG Emissions Reductions due to the RFS2 A 2018 Update

“The expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has resulted in aggregate GHG emissions reductions from the use of biofuels, which exceed the original projections from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule for the first 10 years of its implementation. The RFS2 has resulted in significant GHG reductions, with cumulative CO2 savings of nearly 600 million […]

January 23, 2019

Court of Appeals rules in favor of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

In California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decisive ruling upholding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard – the state’s landmark program to reduce climate pollution from the fuel used in cars and trucks. The court sided with California on all issues in the case, dismissed challenges to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on […]

September 14, 2017

China Plans Nationwide Use of Ethanol Gasoline by 2020

“China plans to roll out the use of ethanol in gasoline nationally by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday citing a government document, as Beijing intensifies its push to boost industrial demand for corn and clean up choking smog.” — Reuters

September 12, 2017

Biofuels Powering A Renewable Future

“The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway. Biofuels, higher blends of ethanol in gasoline and advanced, bio-based technologies are reaping tremendous benefits for our environment and providing much-needed economic stability to America’s farming and rural communities.” — Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President

September 8, 2017

High-Octane Ethanol Blends Can Help Meet GHG Standards

“Ethanol organizations presented testimony to the EPA Wednesday that high-octane ethanol blends in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means for the country to meet 2022-2025 fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. The testimony was provided during a hearing on Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model […]