November 30, 2021

First Twin-Engine, 100 percent SAF Test on Commercial Passenger Jet Shows Promise

Airbus and Rolls-Royce report positive initial results using all-sustainable aviation fuel in an A350 with Trent XWB engines. For the first time, researchers are studying the effectiveness of burning 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial passenger jet. Researchers from Airbus, Rolls-Royce, the German research center DLR and SAF producer […]

May 24, 2021

The California LCFS and Ethanol: A Decade of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

10 YEARS OF THE CALIFORNIA LCFS The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32) established the first-ever Low Carbon Fuel Standard (or “LCFS”). The objective of the program was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state’s transportation sector, while also lessening dependence on petroleum. The LCFS achieves GHG reductions by requiring […]

April 21, 2021

Bill to expand, extend 45Q tax credit introduced in House

Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.; Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio; and Carol Miller, R-W.V., on April 19 joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., in announcing a bill to improve and extend the 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The bill, H.R. 2633, was introduced April 16 and referred to the House Committee on Ways […]

March 9, 2021

Research shows E30 is safe for long-term use in non-FFVs

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on March 8 announced that ground-breaking research conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with support from the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services clearly demonstrates that E30 is safe for long-term use in non-flex fuel vehicles (FFVs). “The research partnership between the State and the University clearly demonstrates that E30 is a […]

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 […]