Biofuel

DC Swamp Denizens Strike Back

Posted: Oct 21, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Despite my well crafted, highly persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and …

Conservative View

Senators press EPA head for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with senators from big corn-growing states who could …

Business

One GOP Senator Held Up Trump Nominees To Extract Concessions For The Biofuel Industry

One Republican Senator single-handedly held up the nomination process for two Environmental Protection agency (EPA) nominees to extract written …

Scott Pruitt

EPA says it won’t cut biofuel quotas after corn states push back | Ars Technica

Agency will keep Renewable Fuel Standard despite earlier moves to help fossil fuels.<p>In an October 19 letter to corn-belt lawmakers, Environmental …

Energy

Reuters: EPA abandoning changes to renewable fuel program

The EPA has backed off a series of controversial changes to the U.S. renewable fuel program after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers, …

Business

Bloomberg: Trump instructs EPA to halt ethanol quota changes

Pres. Trump intervened personally to direct EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back off any possible changes that would weaken federal biofuel quotas, …

Business

Trump administration to impose duties on Argentina's major export

The Trump administration will impose substantial trade penalties on a critical export for Argentina, delivering a significant blow to one of …

World Leaders

Trump 'committed' to U.S. renewable fuels: Iowa governor

(This story corrects ninth paragraph to say that refiners want exported ethanol to qualify for renewable credits, not exported fuel blended with ethanol.)<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ease concerns on Wednesday that his administration would make major alterations to …

Environment

From trash to gas to cash in Saint-Michel

Power plant to convert methane emissions from former landfill into clean energy<p>A power plant in Montreal's Saint-Michel neighbourhood is back in …

Energy

Fin24.com | How to turn trash into energy in 12 hours

The UK might soon be powering its lights with energy that comes from the trash.

Business (South Africa)

Qantas to fly to LA on biofuel

The push for “sustainable” aviation fuel has received a fillip with Qantas poised to announce it will power its Los Angeles-based aircraft with …

Energy

ABP Food Group opens green energy plant in the UK

An Irish beef processing firm has opened a new biogas facility in the UK.<p>ABP Food Group’s renewable division has invested €24.5min a green energy …

News (Ireland)

Glacial Pace Of Advancements In Biofuel Threatens Emissions Targets

Concerns over the speed at which sustainable aviation fuels can be certified and supplies sufficiently produced leave question marks.read more

'Yet another carbon tax': Canada's 'single biggest carbon-fighting policy' you've probably never heard of

Canada’s environment commissioner Julie Gelfand delivered a stern warning to the federal government this week, declaring that to deal with climate …

Canadian News

Senators object to lower 2018 U.S. renewable fuel requirements

(Reuters) - A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuel requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.<p>The senators, including …

News (U.S.)

Scientists Breed Oil-Rich "Fat Plants" That Could Be The Biofuel Of The Future

These plants could produce 36 billion gallons of biofuel each year.<p>Our best hope for a renewable biofuel solution might be something you've never …

Lifestyle

The Next Generation of Biofuels Could Come From These Five Crops

Researchers are currently developing biofuels from these abundant species, which require relatively little land, water and fertilizer

Agriculture

Inside Rwanda Correctional Services' Multi-Million Ventures

[New Times] Rwanda promotes the spirit of self-reliance among the population and encourages government institutions and citizens to devise ways of …

Chai

Virgin to trial biofuel in Brisbane

Brisbane airport will become one of the first airports in the world to use biofuel, with Virgin Australia trialling the sustainable fuel …

Virgin Australia

Trump Told Iowa He'd Save Ethanol. His EPA Chief Has Other Ideas

As he sought votes during last year’s Iowa caucuses, candidate Donald Trump courted farmers with praise for ethanol and promises that he would boost …

Business

U.S. ethanol producers, lawmaker blast EPA biofuels proposal

(Reuters) - Ethanol producers and a high-profile Midwest lawmaker on Friday said a proposal to tweak the U.S. renewable fuels program in a way that would count exports of the corn-based fuel against federal volumes mandates would hurt biofuel makers.<p>Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) asks a question …

United States

EPA mulls counting ethanol exports against mandates: sources

(Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a change to U.S. biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country’s annual biofuels volumes mandates, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.<p>The proposal would represent a …

United States

How banana skins turned on the lights in Lagos ... and then turned them off again

For a while it looked as if a plan to turn fruit waste into electricity might bring light for a giant Nigerian market – but then, like so many other power plans, nothing happened. When will renewables really come on line?<p>Two kids run across the road shouting, “Thief! Thief!” as a big rat races away …

Renewable Energy

One Man’s Trash: How garbage could solve Nigeria’s energy crisis

Two kids run across the road shouting, “Thief! Thief!” as a big rat races away into a nearby hole for refuge. The rat was trying to snack on some …

Lagos State

Village Adventure Activities & Sports Near Delhi

<b>RURAL ACTIVITIES</b><p>Meet the villagers enjoying their daily life showcasing their skill and art as they welcome you with open arms to witness the same. …

Biogas

An Unexpected Alternative to Fossil Fuels: Waste - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

Countries with large quantities of waste from forestry, manure or straw from farms are now looking for economic ways to turn them into forms of …

Liberal View

What is Biofuel? Should Airlines Embrace it? - Live and Let's Fly

Airlines love to tout their environmental-friendly initiatives and the new trend is biofuel. But is “biofuel” a subjective term like “all natural” or …

Sustainability

London's sewer-dwelling 'fatberg' will be converted into biofuel

IT’s not the only monster lurking in the sewers. Beneath the streets of London lies the now-notorious “fatberg,” a congealed mass of grease, oil, wet …

Museum of London

Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study

Using crops for fuel is putting pressure on food prices says a new analysis, which calls for an end to food-based biofuels<p>Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new analysis.<p>There …

Agriculture

Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?

The human-waste bomb recently found clogging up a London sewer has an unlikely admirer – a Scottish renewable energy company<p>For a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the Whitechapel fatberg is in surprisingly high demand.<p>Last week, …

UK News