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Congress renews tax breaks for wind, biofuel

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The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015.
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Report: Ethanol’s role could diminish as biofuels grow

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Biofuels consumption will increase by more than 57 percent over the next decade, but the proportion that comes from ethanol is likely to decline, according to new projections from market research firm Navigant Research.
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The NFL logo at midfield of MetLife Stadium is illuminated by lights on television reporters' videocameras as members of the media are given a tour under a tarp used by crews to keep the turf dry ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

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The National Football League has sought to gradually reduce the footprint left behind by the Big Game, and the league is taking steps to make the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the most environmentally friendly yet, from planting trees to offset carbon emissions to composting food waste to using biodiesel to power generators.
A fire at a biodiesel facility near New Albany, Miss., burns Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.  The fire was so hot that firefighters could not get close enough to fight it, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. The plant is located near New Albany on Mississippi Highway 15, which has been closed to traffic. Firefighters are letting it burn out. (AP Photo/The New Albany Gazette, Angie Barmer)

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

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An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.
Mark Tarrien (CQ), director of production and quality control, holds a sample of biodiesel at the Green Earth Fuels biodiesel production facility in Galena Park, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. ( Johnny Hanson / For the Chronicle)

Biodiesel production rising amid fraud concerns

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Biodiesel production has soared in recent months, although concerns about fraud in the market remain.
Sugarcane is harvested in Brazil for BP's Tropical ethanol plant, part of BP's biofuels expansion in the South American country. (Marc Morrison/BP)

API asks feds to reconsider 2013 biofuel quotas

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Oil companies are asking the Obama administration to reconsider renewable fuel quotas for the year that they said were “unrealistic.”
Production of biomass-based diesel fuel has begun at the Diamond Green Diesel plant, where green tanks that store animal fat are shown. The plant, a joint venture of Valero Energy Corp. and Darling International Inc., produces renewable diesel fuel that Valero will market. The plant is located at Valero's St. Charles refinery in Louisiana, (bottom right) where it has access to a rail line and docks. (Darling International Inc.)

Valero revamps approach to renewable energy

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The San Antonio refiner has quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant while a second plant in which it’s a partner started producing renewable diesel this summer.
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EPA lowers target for cellulosic biofuels in gasoline

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The Obama administration on Tuesday formally told refiners to blend 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply this year, while paring some targets that the oil industry had criticized as too ambitious.
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Domestic biodiesel production hits record in May

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U.S. biodiesel production hit a record level of 111 million gallons in May, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Mark Tarrien (CQ), director of production and quality control, holds a sample of biodiesel at the Green Earth Fuels biodiesel production facility in Galena Park, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. ( Johnny Hanson / For the Chronicle)

Biodiesel can solve the ethanol debate, supporters say

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Amid the oil industry’s all-out blitz to kill a government mandate for corn-based ethanol, biodiesel producers say they have a solution that could help everyone involved.