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Iowa Renewable Fuels Group Sees More Stations In State Carrying E15
(Tuesday, June 18, 2013) Despite allegations that six Iowa gas stations are being forced to stop selling fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol because oil companies don't want to supply them, a top ethanol industry official said he was optimistic more stations would carry it.
API Urges Obama Administration to End Ethanol Mandate Now
(Friday, June 14, 2013) API Friday called on the Obama administration to use its waiver authority to lower what it considers an unsafe ethanol mandate immediately before it hurts consumers, damages vehicles, and delivers a severe blow to America’s economy.
Study: Logging Offsets Green Efforts Made by Wood for Biofuel
(Thursday, June 13, 2013) A new study regarding using wood for biofuel found that carbon dioxide released from logging offsets the green efforts made by using the clean fuel.
Merkel Calls for Cutting Subsidies for Green Energy
(Wednesday, June 12, 2013) Germany urgently needs to scale back its financial support for the development of renewable energy to contain the spiralling costs of its move to a low-carbon economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
Syntroleum Asserts Second Singapore Patent Against Neste
(Thursday, June 06, 2013) Syntroleum Corp. has filed suit against Neste Oil Singapore Pte Ltd with the High Court of Singapore asserting its Singapore Patent No. 169053 entitled "Hydrocracking Process For Biological Feedstocks and Hydrocarbons Produced Therefrom."
Volvo Unveils DME Tech for Heavy-Duty Trucks
(Thursday, June 06, 2013) Volvo Trucks Thursday became the first North American manufacturer to announce plans to utilize a new clean-burning alternative fuel to power its heavy-duty trucks.
United Airlines Joins AltAir Fuels on Biofuels Initiative
(Wednesday, June 05, 2013) Chicago-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said it executed a definitive purchase agreement with Seattle, USA-based AltAir Fuels for sustainable advanced biofuels at commercial scale.
Gulf States Broaden Alternative Energy Plans
(Thursday, May 30, 2013) Soaring demand for electricity and a growing shortage of natural gas have led governments to rethink their energy strategy and incorporate solar power in particular into their plans.
Europe's Green-Fuel Search Turns to America's Forests
(Tuesday, May 28, 2013) European governments' push to reduce fossil-fuel use and carbon-dioxide emissions are driving clear-cutting of forests in the United States.
Drevna Applauds RFS Legislation
(Monday, May 20, 2013) AFPM President Charles T. Drevna said that his organization supports the Foreign Fuels Reduction Act legislation recently introduced by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Hungarian Ethanol Firm Says it Tipped E.U. to Platts Pricing
(Friday, May 17, 2013) A Hungarian ethanol producer said it alerted the European Commission over the role of price agency Platts in setting prices, feeding into an investigation of three major oil companies.
Canada's NRC to Provide Funding for CO2-to-Algae Plant
(Monday, May 13, 2013) The federal government, an oil giant and a biofuels company are teaming up to build a $19-million plant in northern Alberta that will use carbon dioxide emissions from the oilsands to help turn algae into products such as fuel and fertilizer.
Fla. Biofuel Producer Says Legislature May Force Him to Expand Out of State
(Friday, May 03, 2013) Paul Woods feels like his south Lee County-based biofuels start-up is under attack - again.
Challenges Hinder US Implementation of RFS
(Thursday, May 02, 2013) The US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) faces several implementation issues, including concerns about current mandates and arguments from industry opponents, a university associate said April 24.
Researchers Report Cost-Saving Measure to Upgrade Ethanol to Butanol
(Tuesday, April 23, 2013) Scientists have reported a discovery that could speed an emerging effort to replace ethanol in gasoline with a substantially better fuel additive called butanol, which some experts regard as "the gasoline of the future."
Brazil Reduces Tax on Ethanol, Petrochemical Industry to Boost Output
(Tuesday, April 23, 2013) Brazil will lower taxes on the country's sugarcane and petrochemical industries as the government seeks to boost the competitiveness of its exports as the U.S. expands shale gas production, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Tuesday.