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POLICY NEWS
Oct 24, 2014
Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP), Galva, Iowa, has received EPA certification to generate D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for cellulosic ethanol produced using Cellerate process technology. Delayne Johnson, CEO, QCCP, says the move will prevent the biofuels industry from arguing a lack of D3 RINS are present... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Oct 23, 2014
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is suing the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents relating to the oil industry's attempts to affect the outcome of the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS). Last May, CREW asked for an investigation by the... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Oct 9, 2014
DuPont's $500 million (€391 million) bet on producing ethanol from corn crop waste will pay off as companies add to demand for renewable chemicals and fuels. The US chemical company is investing in building a biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa, on research and development for enzymes to break... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Oct 3, 2014
Cellulosic ethanol production could help create up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, if active plants reach full capacity, suggests Genscape. Data and market specialist Genscape has released its white paper, Outlook for 2014 cellulosic production and D3 RINs, which looks at... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Sep 24, 2014
The EPA's failure to finalise the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules will create an increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that is equal to placing 4.4 million additional cars on US roads. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has issued a white paper, 'Estimating greenhouse gas emissions... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Sep 19, 2014
The European renewable ethanol association, ePURE, has appointed Robert Wright as its new secretary general. Wright will start this position immediately. Wright has over 20 years' experience working in European Union public policy and public affairs and has previously worked for the EU Commission and in the... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Sep 11, 2014
Brazilian senators have approved a bill raising the mandatory amount of ethanol in petrol sold at the country's service stations as demand for the biofuel declines, reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The blend percentage will be raised from 25% to 27.5%, according to the Senate, though the... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Sep 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]

POLICY NEWS
Aug 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]

POLICY NEWS
Aug 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]

POLICY NEWS
Aug 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]

POLICY NEWS
Aug 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]

POLICY NEWS
Aug 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]

POLICY NEWS
Jul 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]

POLICY NEWS
Jul 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]