Renewable Fuels in the Economic Outlook at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

AgResource Company president Dan Basse was back in person with his annual update on the global agricultural market at the 2021 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo on Tuesday. This is the ninth year Basse has presented at the event and, as always, he packed a lot of information into an hour. Among the trends he noted for the coming year …

Audio, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Carbon, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ACE Participates in OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) consultant Jonathon Lehman was on a panel entitled “Reducing Carbon Intensity in Renewable Fuels with Climate Smart Farming Practices” with representatives from Gevo and the American Society of Agronomy at the OPIS LCFS and Carbon Markets Workshop this week in California. “USDA estimates U.S. farmers currently store 20 million metric tons of carbon per year …

ACE, Carbon, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ACE Supports Policies to Help Ethanol Reach Net-Zero

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors voted this month to support new policies that credit farmers and ethanol producers for activities helping ethanol reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The resolution supports the adoption of policies at both the state and federal level that “recognize ethanol is part of the climate and health solution while …

ACE, Carbon, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming

New Podcast Compares Corn Ethanol with Carbon Markets

Cindy Zimmerman

“Corn Saves America” is the captivating title of the second installation of the podcast series from AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers. The new podcast explores agriculture’s role in environmental solutions, comparing and contrasting the rise of corn ethanol with today’s carbon markets. This season, hosts Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar are back, along with …

Carbon, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Podcasting

RFA Provides Carbon Reduction Comments to CARB

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week stressing that the state’s path toward achieving its carbon reduction targets should be technology-neutral and include a broad array of technologies. RFA also recommended that CARB rely on “more realistic assumptions and feasible scenarios” as it develops its plan to achieve statewide carbon neutrality …

Carbon, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Meet the New GREET

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has just released its latest update to the Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model, the standard tool used to audit the energy and environmental effects of transportation fuels such as ethanol and gasoline. The 2021 GREET model includes a number of significant updates, especially for …

ACE, Carbon, corn, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News

USDA Announces Climate Smart Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new initiative Wednesday to “finance the deployment of climate-smart farming and forestry practices to aid in the marketing of climate-smart agricultural commodities.” USDA will support a set of pilot projects that provide incentives to implement climate smart conservation practices on working lands and to quantify and monitor the carbon and greenhouse gas benefits associated …

Audio, biofuels, Carbon, Climate Change, Ethanol, USDA

White Energy Teams with Occidental for CO2 Study

Cindy Zimmerman

Occidental Petroleum Corporation and White Energy are teaming up to evaluate the economic feasibility of a carbon capture, utilization and storage project. The project would capture carbon dioxide (CO2) at White Energy’s ethanol facilities in Hereford and Plainview, Texas, and transport it to the Permian Basin, where Occidental would use it in its enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. Occidental injects …

Carbon, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Oil

GRFA Calls on Increased Action for Climate Change

Kelly Marshall

Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), has asked G20 leaders take last year’s Paris Accord even further. The first binding climate agreement needs to be scaled up in it’s ambitiousness to reduce emissions in the transport sector, Baker said, especially in light of a newly released report “Perspectives for the Energy Transition” from the International …

biofuels, Carbon, Ethanol, Research, transportation

Breakthrough Energy Ventures Launches $1B Green Fund

Joanna Schroeder

A new green venture fund has been created by Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC) called Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV). The $1 billion investor-led fund will finance emerging energy technologies with the goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions to near-zero. The announcement was made earlier this month during the climate talks. “It is extremely exciting for us to launch this fund …

Alternative energy, bioenergy, Carbon, Climate Change