GFRA: Biofuels Will Help Lower CO2, Temps

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a global temperature analysis that finds 2016 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record, even surpassing 2014 and 2015. Recent data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have also shown upward trends in temperature as well as carbon dioxide, that according to …

biofuels, Climate Change, Environment

New Data Supports #Biodiesel Carbon Benefits

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted an alternative fuels workshop in Macon, Georgia this week that reviewed the sustainability of feedstocks, such as soybean oil, used when producing biodiesel or biojet fuel. During the event, Purdue University Professor Wally Tyner presented the latest findings from a team research project (funded by the James and Louis Ackerman endowment) focused on …

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Duonix Beatrice #Biodiesel Plant Begins Production

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The Duonix Beatrice biodiesel plant is online and producing ASTM biodiesel; the first of its kind using Benefuel’s ENSEL technology. The project is a collaboration between Flint Hills Resources and Benefuel and the biodiesel facility uses feedstocks such as recycled cooking oil and distillers corn oil. Once the biorefinery is at full capacity, it will produce 50 million gallons of …

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Indian Oil Selects Praj for 2G BioEthanol

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India’s national oil company, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, has chosen to move forward with the development of ethanol using technology from Praj. The two companies will work together to set up three 2nd Generation (2G) bioethanol facilities using Praj’s technology based on ligno-cellulosic biomasses as feedstock. Praj developed the technology at its R&D facility in Pune. The company will also …

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How Low Can #Ethanol’s Carbon Intensity Go?

Joanna Schroeder

The California Legislature recently re-passed its climate law ensuring that the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) will move forward. In this scenario, the fuels with the lowest carbon intensity scores are the highest rewarded and as such, the biofuel industry must continue to lower its carbon intensity. “Carbon Intensity: Field-to-Wheel How Low Can You Go?” was one of the …

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BioEnergy Bytes

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The global energy consumption sector grew to a value of just over $9.1 trillion in 2015, with Asia-Pacific (APAC) emerging as the largest regional market, and accounting for more than 50% of the global market’s value, according to a new report from MarketLine. The company’s report shows that China and the US form the two largest national energy consumption markets, …

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Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

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Advanced Biofuels USA Wins Beets to BioJet Grant

Joanna Schroeder

Advanced Biofuels USA has received a grant to conduct a feasibility study of producing biojet fuel from Maryland grown energy beets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $16,893 for the study that will review the technical, economic aspects and co-product opportunities of a project in development by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) along with Purdue University …

advance biofuels, biojet fuel, biomass, Research

ACE Applauds Governors for #E15 Support

Joanna Schroeder

Seven governors have sent a bipartisan letter to the EPA asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” In response, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanked the legislators. According to ACE, they actively encouraged the governors to sign onto the letter. …

ACE, E15, Ethanol, politics