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2014-03-11 12:22:09

In response to proposed updates to the California Air Resources Board's Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Leticia Phillips, North America Representative for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym "UNICA"), issued the following statement: WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazilian sugarcane producers applaud the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for once again declaring that sugarcane ethanol is one of the most environmentally friendly biofuels...

2013-11-14 12:08:11

Expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) unless strict controls are put in place. This is according to a new study published today, 14 November, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, by a group of researchers from the University of California, Davis. The researchers found that unless the oil palm plantations are strictly...

2013-06-26 16:21:53

IRVING, Texas, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) today announces Diamond Green Diesel, the joint venture between Valero subsidiary Diamond Alternative Energy LLC and Darling International Inc., has reached mechanical completion and the startup process will lead to full production of renewable diesel. Once in full operations, the 9,300 barrel-per-day plant will process recycled animal fat and used cooking oil as well as corn oil into renewable diesel...

2013-06-13 12:21:12

New report analyzes recent developments in fuels sector; Diesel replacements biggest surprise SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry leaders and investors are heartened by faster-than-expected developments in alternative fuels, according to an industry report released today. The alternative fuels market has evolved much faster than anticipated, reveals the report, produced by a coalition of investors, utilities, and makers of alternative fuels. Electric...

2013-05-09 23:47:26

Canada´s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver is in Europe to argue that the European Union´s Fuel Quality Directive unfairly stigmatizes Alberta Oil Sands products. Friends of Science point to the climate change hypocrisy in the EU when one compares their terms for ℠carbon neutral´ wood pellets shipped from Canada or the carbon footprint of EU beer consumption vis a vis oil sands´ emissions. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 “Despite a...

2013-03-29 12:20:50

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is concerned by today's decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to proceed with Tier 3 rulemaking imposing new vehicle emissions and fuel standards. The proposal will require further reductions in sulfur levels in gasoline to an average of 10 parts per million (ppm), a seventy percent drop from today's very low levels without significant benefits. "While we haven't...

2013-02-06 12:22:11

Top 5 States For Advanced Biofuel Companies: Calif., Ill., Colo., Texas and Iowa; New Web Site at www.FuelingGrowth.org Documents Impact of Growing Industry WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California is home to nearly 30 advanced biofuel companies, but dozens of other states from coast to coast also are beginning to realize the economic benefits of this emerging industry, according to analysis by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Combined, there are now more than 80...

2013-01-25 16:20:53

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a decision that questions the motivation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit today vacated EPA's 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate, concluding that its biased forecast was in 'excess of the agency's statutory authority.' (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) "The Court's decision provides welcome relief and puts EPA on notice that it must act as a neutral...

2013-01-11 16:21:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) today issued an update to its December 31, 2012 news release on the association's petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate due to the biofuel industry's repeated failure to produce the cellulosic biofuel needed to meet the government mandate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/MM41823LOGO) On January 9,...

2012-12-31 12:20:18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to waive the 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate, citing a lack of domestic supply available for commercial use. Today's action marks the second year in a row that AFPM was forced to file a waiver petition for a non-existent biofuel that EPA has mandated under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). (Logo:...