#Biofuels Industry Calls for Stronger Energy Policy

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The biofuels industry came out in force in support of renewable fuels as the comment period came to a close for the proposed renewable fuel volumes obligations (RVO) for 2017 as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an energy policy passed in 2007. The consensus of the biofuels industry is that all categories of renewable fuels must be increased …

BIO, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFS

.@BIO says @EPA Sending the Wrong Signal

Joanna Schroeder

@EPA is sending the wrong signal for advanced biofuels according to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). The #biotech organization has released a new analysis that finds investment patterns clearly demonstrate the EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment. “EPA recognizes that its delays in rulemaking [under the Renewable …

advance biofuels, BIO, EPA, RFS

Groups Ask for Advanced Biofuel Tax Extension

Joanna Schroeder

As the advanced biofuel tax credits get closer to expiring, six biofuel trade associations have called on federal legislators to pass a multi-year extension of the credits. In 2015, through the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, several programs were extended including: the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit; the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant …

advance biofuels, BIO, Growth Energy, NBB, RFA

NexSteppe CEO Anna Rath Wins BIO Award

Joanna Schroeder

This year’s 2016 BIO Rosalind Franklin Award is being given to Anna Rath, CEO of NexSteppe. The award is given to an outstanding woman in the field of industrial biotechnology. According to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), who presents the honor, Rath’s work led to a biotech breakthrough. Her research is focused on developing scalable and sustainable bioenergy feedstocks. The …

advance biofuels, BIO, biochemicals, biogas, biomass, biomaterials, Cellulosic, Ethanol

Military Use of Biofuels Topic at BIO World Congress

Joanna Schroeder

Biofuel use and support will be a topic at the upcoming BIO World Congress. The Honorable Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy, Energy, Installations & Environment, will be speaking about “Overcoming Challenges to Biorefinery Scale Up”. His remarks will take place Monday, April 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm. In 2009, under Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus established aggressive …

advance biofuels, aviation biofuels, BIO, Biodiesel, bioenergy, military

Groups Sue EPA Over RFS

Joanna Schroeder

A coalition has sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over the final rules of the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, 2015 and 2016 that were finalized near the end of last year. The current levels for fuels do not meet legislative mandates for those years regardless of the fact that the biofuels industry has shown they can meet fuel volumes. …

ACE, BIO, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA, RFS

Tax Extenders Package Includes Renewables

Cindy Zimmerman

The broad spending and tax legislation compromise unveiled by House Republicans Tuesday night includes federal tax incentive extensions for renewable energy, including biodiesel, wind and solar. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) commended congressional leaders for reinstating the expired biodiesel tax incentive in the tax and spending proposal released late Tuesday but continued pressing to reform the incentive as a domestic …

BIO, Biodiesel, Energy, Government, NBB, Solar, Wind

Advanced Biofuels Industry Weighs in on #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The advance biofuels industry is fairly positive about increased volumes in the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules that were released yesterday but leaders are stressing that this isn’t enough to keep the advanced biofuels industry growing and get investor confidence back on track. In the past year, four commercial scale cellulosic ethanol biorefineries went online and when they are …

ABBC, advance biofuels, BIO, Cellulosic, RFS

Fuels America TV Ad Blasts Anti-RFS Congressmen

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America has launched a new TV ad that blasts the Congressional leaders who sent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy a letter requesting that corn-based ethanol volumes be reduced in the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules. The final rules for 2014, 2015 and 2016 are expected by the end of this month. The ad calls out Representative …

BIO, biofuels, Ethanol, Fuels America, politics, RFA, RFS, Video