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2011-10-19 11:36:00

Urge Science Review Panel to Consider National Carbon Accounting, New Information WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Alliance of Forest Owners President and CEO, Dave Tenny, issued the following statement regarding comments submitted yesterday to the EPA's Science Advisory Board Review Panel, convened to conduct a science and technical review of carbon emissions from biomass energy production: "We are pleased that the EPA has appropriately deferred its...

2011-07-26 15:40:00

CHICAGO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in the July 2011 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal on indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuels production indicates that the real impact of U.S. biofuels production on ILUC domestically and internationally is negligible or nonexistent. The study, "Indirect land use change for biofuels: Testing predictions and improving analytical methodologies" was coauthored by Dr. Seungdo Kim and Dr. Bruce E. Dale of Michigan State...

2011-07-07 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to news of a bipartisan agreement to end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff on July 31, 2011 - five months ahead of the scheduled expiration. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) brokered the deal with Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD). This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North...

2011-06-14 14:29:00

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's 40-59 vote against proceeding with consideration of an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff created in 1980. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA's Representative in North America. Though we are...

2010-12-21 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charles T. Drevna, president of NPRA, the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association, today expressed disappointment and concern over the decision of an appeals court to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency's recent changes to the federal Renewable Fuels Standard program (RFS2). At issue in the petition before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit was the establishment of certain retroactive renewable...

2010-11-25 19:38:00

SAO PAULO, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian experience spanning nearly four decades with large-scale production and use of sugarcane ethanol will be presented in a variety of formats by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) and the World Climate Summit (WCS), which happen simultaneously from November 29( ) to December 10 in Cancun, Mexico. "Almost 50% of all the energy utilized in Brazil comes from...

2010-11-18 20:02:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced today, following the recommendation of its Expert Workgroup and staff, that it will revisit its lifecycle greenhouse gas emission modeling particularly with regard to the indirect land use change (ILUC) estimates under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The following statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, Chief Representative in North America of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry...

2010-09-01 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The biodiesel industry is facing major challenges for the future which will, by and large, determine any future use of biodiesel as alternative fuel. These challenges will be the subject of discussion and debate at "The Future of Biodiesel in Europe", a conference to be held in Brussels on September 27-28, 2010, and organized by Hart Energy Consulting and AGQM - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitatsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (German Association for Quality...

2010-07-21 23:50:43

Military's greenhouse gas emissions are relevant to US fuel policies, University of Nebraska authors say U.S. military operations to protect oil imports coming from the Middle East are creating larger amounts of greenhouse gas emissions than once thought, new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows. Regulators do not currently attribute these emissions to U.S. gasoline use "“ but they should, the authors say. UNL researchers Adam Liska and Richard Perrin estimate that...

2010-07-09 14:17:17

A key tool is the JRC's methodology to quantify changes to the amount of carbon in soils and biomass when land use changes as a result of biofuels production. This is an important factor in the sustainability assessment. The methodology follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories and is supported by comprehensive global data collected by the JRC. The methodology was the basis for the Commission decision on the guidelines for...