Tag: Biofuels

Biofuels demand up for aviation, marine industries

Demand for biofuels in the aviation and marine industries has expanded rapidly in recent years, a new report finds.  More »

Gulf dead zone should be smaller than 2013, tied to ethanol production

The annual Gulf of Mexico dead zone — which scientists tie to Midwest agriculture including ethanol production — is expected to be slightly smaller than last year but still around 5,000 square miles.  More »

Oil group: Biofuel delay risks gas price swings

The federal government is already seven months late in setting biofuel quotas for 2014, with the risk that tardiness will translate into volatile gasoline prices, the oil industry’s leading trade group said Wednesday.  More »

EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.  More »

Study: Fuels from corn waste worse for climate than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.  More »

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 »
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