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 […]

July 27, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown Extends Climate Change Bill 10 Years

“California’s landmark climate change legislation has now been extended until 2030 with the stroke of Governor Jerry Brown’s pen in a ceremony on Treasure Island Tuesday. ” — Leslie Brinkley, ABC7 News

June 16, 2017

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell

“Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that works with bio-ethanol. By combining this and two other technologies (electric motor and a 24 kW/h battery) range is in excess of 600km (375 miles).” — Fernando Calmon, Just-Auto.com