Farmers to Grow Mustard Seed for Bio Jet Fuel

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Farmers in Australia will soon be growing a Canadian oilseed to make bio jet fuel thanks to a new “farm to flight” deal between Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences and Qantas Airlines. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a non-food type of mustard seed that produces high-quality oil ideal for renewable aviation jet fuel and renewable diesel …

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Representatives Support Advanced Biofuels

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Representatives Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), along with 16 other members of the House, last week wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt supporting increased blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel in the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs). The members represent largely urban and minority populated districts around the country. “Cellulosic ethanol is …

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Thanksgiving Dinner Less Than Last Year

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This year’s Thanksgiving dinner should cost slightly less than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation‘s 32nd annual price survey of items traditionally used in the Thanksgiving meal. The cost of the dinner is the lowest since 2013 at $49.12, down 75 cents, or one and a half percent from last year, according to Dr. John Newton, AFBF …


Outlook Shows Need to Increase Use of Biofuels Globally

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The latest World Energy Outlook shows a clear need for the increased blending of biofuels in global transport fuels, according to Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA). “The WEO’s projections of current and announced national energy policies illustrates clearly that far more aggressive, and immediate, action must be taken to mitigate GHG emissions to achieve …

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Biofuels Groups Hopeful EPA Keeps RFS Strong

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Biofuels organizations are anxiously awaiting the release of the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as they remind the White House and EPA of the promises they’ve made to rural America. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) placed a full page ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call this week featuring South Dakota …

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2nd Annual Pink at the Pump Doubles Donations

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Drivers across six states last month helped raise a record $11,500 for breast cancer awareness and research as part of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s (IRFA) second-annual Pink at the Pump™ campaign. “It is exciting to see how much Pink at the Pump™ has grown in only its second year,” said IRFA Managing Director Lucy Norton. “We’ve doubled the number …

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Ecuador Livestock Producers Visit MN Ethanol Plant

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A delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant in Minnesota this week to get a better understanding of dried distiller’s grains (DDGs) production. “We were honored to welcome the delegation from Ecuador. DDGs are an important co-product in ethanol production and we produce about 120,000 tons of DDGs a year,” said Chad Friese, …

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Biodiesel Documentary Premieres

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Grease is the word of the day for the National Biodiesel Board, with tonight’s on-air debut of the new Discovery Impact documentary “HOT GREASE”. NBB Director of Communications Jessica Robinson says HOT GREASE showcases what the biodiesel industry is about and the challenges it faces. “At the end of the film I felt like the audience was really rooting for …

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RFA Refutes Ethanol Storage Tank Claims

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling out the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) for a “slew of inaccurate statements about E15 storage” in a recent letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). PMAA claims up to “95 percent of all gasoline supply outlets in the United States cannot legally store or dispense …

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Biodiesel Sponsors Roll Call Energy Decoded Event

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Roll Call Live, in partnership with CQ News, held an event in Washington D.C. this morning to provide insight into the latest developments in federal energy policy. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was presenting sponsor for the “Energy Decoded” event which included a moderated discussion on the economic benefits of biodiesel and why this fuel is so important to the …

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