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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.
Obama Budget Cuts $44B in Fossil Fuel Tax 'Preferences,' Boosts Renewables
(Thursday, April 18, 2013) President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget calls for increased support for renewable energy research and production while eliminating $44 billion in "tax preferences" for coal, oil and natural gas production over 10 years.
EPA's Push For More Ethanol: Too Little, Too Late?
(Tuesday, April 02, 2013) The Environmental Protection Agency could soon require oil companies to increase their reliance on ethanol. In oil company jargon, they would have to replace E-10 with E-15.
Scientists Report Biofuel from CO2 Breakthrough
(Friday, March 29, 2013) Scientists say they have found a way to convert carbon dioxide directly into a biofuel.
Trump Pledges to Blow UK Windfarm Plan Off Course
(Thursday, March 28, 2013) Billionaire Donald Trump Wednesday vowed to fight to block a newly approved windfarm for Aberdeen Bay. The tycoon said he would spend "whatever" it takes to defeat the GBP230 million scheme.
UK Offshore Windfarm Plans Facing Six-Year Court Battle
(Wednesday, March 27, 2013) Controversial plans to build a major windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen could be tied up in a legal battle lasting six years.
Drought Tough on Ethanol in 2012
(Wednesday, March 27, 2013) It's never been an easy road for ethanol on the way to becoming America's second most popular fuel.
Ministers Block EU Proposal to Limit Some Biofuels
(Monday, March 25, 2013) A majority of EU environment ministers expressed concern over the European Commission's proposed 5% cap on the inclusion of so-called first-generation biofuels in member states' renewable energy targets.