Jul 11, 2019
Advanced Biofuels Association welcomes Attis Industries as newest member
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Jul 9, 2019
Earlier this month, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed biofuel targets for 2020, eliciting strong condemnation from industry players, including Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). The EPA’s proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) fails to include a mechanism to offset... [Read More]

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Jun 28, 2019
Classification service provider the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published its ‘Advisory on Gas and Other Low Flashpoint Fuels’, to offer guidance on current technologies, regulatory requirements and operational considerations for adopting gas and low flashpoint fuels. “The majority of the deep-sea shipping fleet will be using conventional and... [Read More]

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Jun 26, 2019
Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), have urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol to improve trade. Research carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that US ethanol lowers greenhouse gas emissions... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2019
Last week, US Senators Deb Fischer and Tammy Duckworth introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act 2019, which addresses timing and transparency issues related to the small refinery exemption (SRE) programme under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The bipartisan bill would set a deadline for refiners to submit petitions for exemptions for the RFS to ensure that... [Read More]

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Jun 14, 2019
A group of biofuels industry stakeholders has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalise provisions in the proposed Regulatory Enhancement Growth Support (REGS) rule to remove regulatory barriers for the production of certain advanced biofuels. Members of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Coalition to Address Removal of Regulatory Impediments... [Read More]

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Jun 10, 2019
Last week, the UK Government launched the ‘Know Your Fuel’ campaign, aimed at encouraging drivers to consider the environmental impact of their journeys and fill up with biofuel blends. From 6 June, petrol stations across the UK will begin to roll out new labels to help educate drivers on the benefits of biofuels, according to a government press release. Petrol,... [Read More]

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Jun 5, 2019
UK and Ireland liquid fuels distribution trade association the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has unveiled its future vision for cutting carbon through the development of biofuels. With a focus on clean growth and decarbonisation, the new vision was announced during its annual exhibition FPS EXPO 2019, which took place in Liverpool, UK. The association also voted... [Read More]

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Jun 3, 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has approved a resolution calling on governments to continue working towards the implementation of CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. CORSIA, which was agreed through the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will cap net carbon dioxide (CO2)... [Read More]

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May 8, 2019
A group of 35 members of the US House of Representatives has written to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Andrew Wheeler to request the agency stop granting small refinery exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The bipartisan letter, which was authored by Representatives Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) and... [Read More]

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Jan 9, 2019
According to Malaysiakini the Malaysian prime minister is planning to write a letter to the French president and Norwegian prime minister to protest the European Union (EU) parliament’s decision to ban palm oil from transport fuels.     Malaysian Primary Industries Minister, Teresa Kok Suh Sim informed reporters at Bernama that the government was currently... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2019
French deputies’ vote for the country’s 2019 finance bill has led to France increasing its biofuel mandates. This means that the minimum amount of biofuels that is incorporated into motor vehicle fuel is to be increased. The minimum amount of biofuels that is to be blended will rise from 2018’s 7.5% to 7.9% in 2019 and to 8.2% in 2020. The new biofuel... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2018
A new multi-landmark report has been released by government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative Biofuture Platform detailing how biofuels and bioproducts ‘must play an integral role’ in the future of the global energy transition. Entitled Creating the Biofuture: A Report on the State of the Low Carbon Bioeconomy, the report uses models and scenarios outlined... [Read More]

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Dec 5, 2018
The revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDll) policy, first outlined by The European Commission at the end of 2016, has now been officially adopted by the Council of the European Union. Among other things, it has finalised and set a minimum blending mandate for advanced biofuels starting in 2022. Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed the revised and final... [Read More]

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Jun 25, 2018
Testimonies stressing the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the biofuels industry have been given before the Congress House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment.  The testimonies, delivered to a hearing titled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects”, stressed the importance... [Read More]

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