Tag: Biofuels

Report: Clean energy investments drop globally

Global investment in clean energy technology fell 11 percent to $254 billion last year, according to a new study released Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.  More »

Kior dodges default with $25M financing agreement

Kior Inc., the owner of the first commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in the U.S., surged the most in six months after billionaire backer Vinod Khosla agreed to provide as much as $25 million in financing, making good on a commitment from last month.  More »

Texans push feds to change biofuel quotas

From Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro to a Fredericksburg RV enthusiast, Texans are weighing in on the Obama administration’s proposal to slash the amount of biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply.  More »

Crew extinguishes Mississippi plant fire

The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel.  More »

Two countries dominate world’s green energy workforce, report says

About 5.7 million people work in the renewable energy sector globally, with two countries hosting nearly half of the world’s green energy jobs, according to a new research report.  More »

GOP senator: Obama set to give big gift to Big Oil

Unless President Barack Obama wants to give a big gift to “Big Oil,” he needs to personally intervene in a fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy, a Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday.  More »

Chain plans to offer E15 at 100 gas stations

A gas station chain plans to offer the controversial E15 gasoline blend, which includes 15 percent ethanol, at up to 100 stations, the company said this week.  More »

Delta Air Lines joins fight against renewable fuels standard

Through its Monroe refinery unit, Delta Air Lines is now fighting the renewable fuel quotas the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency established for 2013, saying in legal filings that it is “powerless” to comply with the mandates.  More »

Next generation of biofuels is still years away

The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation’s energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner than oil.  More »

House members ask EPA to relax renewable fuel mandate

More than 160 legislators are asking the federal government to reduce renewable fuel requirements they say are creating excess demand for corn used to make ethanol–and thus pushing up the price of a major food source.  More »

Biofuel producers to Obama: Don’t put oil industry in driver’s seat

If the Environmental Protection Agency lowers the 2014 targets to reflect current production numbers instead of forecasts of next year’s output, it will effectively put the oil industry in the driver’s seat when it comes to renewable alternatives, said leaders of two advanced biofuels industry trade groups.  More »

Leaked proposal irks both oil and ethanol groups

The Obama administration isn’t giving U.S. refiners enough “wiggle room” to comply with federal renewable fuel mandates, the oil industry’s leading trade group said Thursday.  More »
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