News Category: Policy News
September 3, 2014
Secure energy margins have led to Red River Energy's South Dakota plant coming back online. The 25 million gallon facility has been idle since early 2013. 'The margins are good in ethanol, corn is abundant at this point with a record crop coming in. We're optimistic about our... [Read More]

August 29, 2014
There is still no approval admitting DDGs into China with Syngenta's MIR 162 trait, despite the last date for departure delayed from 24 July to 18 August. A considerable amount of tonnes remain on contract, but have not yet shipped. Those contracted values significantly exceed their value... [Read More]

August 29, 2014
Switzerland-based MBP Group, a waste fats and oils collector, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for its commitment in waste material collection, commerce and distribution. 'Sustainability was—and still remains—a key ingredient of our business activities and its success. We are pleased to see that... [Read More]

August 29, 2014
Nurul Darni, Asia biofuels editor, Argus Media, is contributing in our September/October issue and will be speaking at this year's Tank Storage Asia on the 24th – 25th September, in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. In our upcoming issue, Darni takes a look at recent biodiesel and ethanol... [Read More]

August 27, 2014
The White House is evaluating a mandate sent by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), outlining planned quotas for renewable fuels. These are confidential at present, as the Office of Management and Budget carries out a final interagency review, offering biofuels producers, refiners and gives refiners, biofuel producers... [Read More]

August 15, 2014
With indirect land use change (iLUC) dominating much of the conversation on biofuels for the past six years, the debate shows no signs of slowing down. Chris Malins, ‎fuels programme lead for the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), will conduct a webinar to explain what iLUC... [Read More]

July 25, 2014
The US Grains Council (USGC) reveals that China's Import Inspection Authority, AQSIQ, now requires US distiller's dried grains (DDG) imports to be officially certified free of the MIR 162 GMO trait. All DDG shipments now departing that do not adhere to the certification requirement will be rejected,... [Read More]

July 22, 2014
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected ten projects to receive funding aimed at furthering genetic breeding programmes. The programmes will improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels and bio-based products. 'Biofuels and bio-based products offer the potential of home-grown... [Read More]