Author Archive: Paul Winters

Paul Winters

Paul is a communications director for BIO. An alumnus of UCLA and the University of California Davis, he moved to Washington, DC, in 2000.

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USA Today Misses the Point on Biofuel Development

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A recent USA Today article, picked up from content provider Ozy.com, mischaracterizes the message of a research article on land use changes. In their 2012 study on grasslands, South Dakota State University ecologists Christopher Wright and Michael Wimberly try to convey that the opportunity for cellulosic biofuel production to take root in the Great Plains and Western Corn Belt is in danger of being lost. The authors correctly note that public policy and economic incentives Read More >

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Unrealistic Assumptions Lead to Unsustainable Results for Corn Stover

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There is a growing body of independent research reporting the results of practical field trials for corn stover harvesting, switchgrass production, and other sources of advanced and cellulosic biofuels. This research has led to guidelines and measurement tools for sustainably harvesting crop residues, in order to ensure soil health. The main point of this decade-old area of research is to help farmers know their fields and to engage in sustainable harvesting practices. Companies planning to Read More >

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EPA’s Proposed Rule for the 2014 RFS Will Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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What Environmental Working Group Doesn’t Want You to Know On Friday March 28, the Environmental Working Group posted what they imagine to be a scathing critique of a recently published study, authored by BIO, of the greenhouse gas emissions impact of EPA’s proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014. (See Corn Is Magic? on the EWG.org site). It’s clear that the author never actually read our study, since her commentary has nothing to do with Read More >

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ARPA-E Innovation Summit Comes to Washington, DC.

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Innovation Summit is scheduled for February 24-26, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funds transformational projects that create entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy. Since September 2013, ARPA-E has announced almost $125 million in funding for new projects aimed at finding innovative ways to lower the cost and improve the efficiency of energy technologies. “We’re investing in the best people, the best Read More >

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Poll: Americans Feeling the Pinch of Gas Prices Want More Renewable Fuel

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With summer driving season here, a new public opinion poll commissioned by Fuels America gauges the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices and reveals that Americans believe renewable fuel is the solution. The survey, conducted by Research Now, identified specific budget items families have to give up when faced with high gas prices. It also recorded their opinions of oil, renewable fuel and the impacts both have on the economy and our environment. Americans Read More >

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