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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EPA Maintains Consistent Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard

Biorefinery

The EPA on January 9 issued the final rule for the 2012 Renewable Fuel Standard, calling for production and use of 15.2 billion gallons of renewable fuel, representing just over 9 percent of the total fuel market. The renewable fuel total includes 2 billion gallons of advanced biofuel, with at least 8.65 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. Importantly, EPA’s 2012 rule maintains a course –consistent with the 2010 and 2011 rules – that continues to Read More >

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Flying Planes with Biofuels

By Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Not everyone knows it, but most Americans use biofuels to help power their car or truck every day.  Using biofuels we produce here at home creates jobs, raises incomes for farmers, and saves us all money.  The ethanol mixed into the gas we buy at the pump saved American drivers almost 90 cents per gallon last year. Moving forward, we’ll see Americans running their cars with more biofuels mixed into Read More >

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Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey Measures Industry Confidence

Biofuel Research

Biofuels Digests’ Bioenergy Business Outlook Survey, co-sponsored by BIO, is a quarterly indicator of business confidence, financial outlook and growth intentions. The results of the survey provide valuable insight into the mood of leaders in the bioenergy industry. More than a third of respondents each quarter identify themselves as chief executive or owner of their business. Nearly two-thirds of respondents identify themselves as directly involved in bioenergy production, either as producers, investors, business partners or Read More >

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National Academies Rehashes Controversies Over RFS

PNNL Research Scientist Heather Brown

The National Academies this week released a Congressionally mandated study estimating the potential economic and environmental effects of producing the 36 billion gallons of biofuels required under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The conclusions of the report are 1) that cellulosic biofuels are highly unlikely to meet their mandate of 16 billion gallons by 2022 and 2) biofuels overall are unlikely to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as required. Because the report stopped short Read More >

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PEW Study: Advanced Biofuels Can Help Military Respond to Energy Challenges

Blue Angel Refueling

PEW Charitable Trusts this week launched a new study, From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces, that details how energy innovation and clean energy can help U.S. Armed Forces respond to energy challenges and in turn how DoD’s commitment to energy transformation can contribute to development of new energy technologies that will benefit American consumers and commercial interests alike. The major energy challenges the DOD faces include risks associated with Read More >

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