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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1Gevo has announced that ASTM International has now completed its process of approving the revision of ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include alcohol to jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) derived from renewable isobutanol. The ASTM process is now completed in all respects.
  • According to the latest April 2016 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) and Summer Transportation Fuels Forecast, U.S. drivers are expected to pay the cheapest summer gasoline prices in 12 years with ongoing low crude oil prices. EIA is also reporting, “Low pump prices and continuing growth in employment contribute to more driving, resulting in a forecast of record high gasoline demand this summer.”
  • Advanced Energy Economy is reporting employment in California’s advanced energy industry grew 18% last year, six times the statewide employment growth rate. More than half a million California workers spend some or all of their time on advanced energy (energy efficiency, advanced electricity generation, biofuels, advanced grid technology, and advanced vehicles).
  • The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced its selection of Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) as a Legislator of the Year for 2016. Representative Peters receives the award in conjunction with BIO Legislative Day Fly-In.
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