August 23, 2016

India Seeks to Expand Biofuels Market to $7.5 Billion by 2022

“India is targeting a more than sevenfold expansion in its biofuels market over the next six years, stepping up the country’s efforts to cut its reliance on energy imports. Blending five percent of biodiesel with regular diesel and 10 percent ethanol with gasoline could boost the market to 500 billion rupees ($7.5 billion) by 2022, […]

August 22, 2016

Meanwhile in Brazil: Nissan debuts 600 km range solid-oxide fuel-cell car

“An e-Bio fuel-cell prototype vehicle is claimed by Nissan to run on 100-percent ethanol or ethanol-blended water to charge a 24-kWh battery, achieving a cruising range of more than 600 km. The zero-emission vehicle is powered by a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) that first reforms the ethanol into hydrogen and CO2, of which the hydrogen is […]

August 17, 2016

The Debate Over RINs Hits the Presidential Election

“You see, prices for low-carbon fuel credits in the United States, under the Renewable Fuel Standard, have been spiking this year. Prompting a firestorm that has spilled over into the election season but is raging even more furiously amongst friends and foes of the RFS.” — Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest Full Article

California delegation issues letter to EPA in support of RFS

“On Aug. 8, members of the California delegation sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to increase final renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending targets to statutory levels. The letter also highlights the importance of the RFS program and notes that the EPA’s flawed methodology would absolve obligated parties from requirements […]

In pitting biofuels against the environment, only clear winner is oil

“A quiet revolution is taking place across the fruited plain. The total amount of U.S. land under production by American farmers is down– not just over the last 50 or 100 years, but also over the last decade according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Despite that trend, the production of crops for food, feedstock, […]

July 22, 2016

Biofuel Governors Tout E30

Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards “Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to spur more biofuels production around the country. The group met Saturday at the National Governors’ Association annual meeting in Des Moines. The governors stressed the opportunities they saw […]

July 21, 2016

Repeat After Me: High Octane, Low Carbon

“The auto industry is facing a double-edged sword in meeting tough new mileage and carbon standards. But, the good news is that help could be on the way in the form of higher ethanol blends.” — Dave VanderGriend, Ethanol Producer Magazine   Read Full Article

June 29, 2016

Senators Support RFS

EPA’s McCarthy Pressed to Stick to Original 2007 Law “A bipartisan group of 39 senators on Friday sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy pressing for a Renewable Fuel Standard as was intended by the 2007 law. However, the question remains: Where does support for the RFS stand among the other 61 senators? Bob […]

June 16, 2016

How do you generate $2B in cellulosic ethanol, with no upfront investment?

"The news arrived from Iowa last week. Siouxland Energy Cooperative has licensed the Edeniq’s Cellunator and Pathway technologies for its 60 million gallon per year ethanol plant located in Sioux Center. Production will start by Q4 2016. "Meaning that Edeniq is shifting into “deployment stage” at warp speed. Why? It all comes down to the cost and [...]