Category Archives: Biofuels & Climate Change

2013 a Pivotal Year for the Renewable Fuel Standard

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Less than a decade ago, the nation’s energy experts projected imports of oil to continue to grow throughout the first third of the century. Both Congress and the President recognized that this was a threat to our economic competitiveness and growth. So, the United States made a commitment to developing new forms of biofuels, particularly cellulosics, to reduce reliance on foreign oil. Today, experts are projecting an American energy renaissance and achievement of energy self-reliance Read More >

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Poster Session at BIO’s World Congress Showcases Cutting Edge Research

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BIO’s 10th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology taking place this June in Montreal will feature a poster session highlighting cutting edge research in industrial biotech. Professors, students, scientists and industry reps are all encouraged to submit posters detailing their research that could lead to the next big breakthrough. Numerous poster submissions have already come in and it’s looking to be a banner year in research. One poster describes a novel pretreatment process using oxalic acid Read More >

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Fast Food vs. Fuel

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The National Council of Chain Restaurants, a member of the Smarter Fuel Future coalition that includes national petroleum refining and meat producer trade groups, recently launched a new front in the effort to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard. The group released a study compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers, an editorial in the Wall Street Journal and followed up with a round of lobbying on Capitol Hill. The claims made in the NCCR-funded report are at best unrealistic. Read More >

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All I Want for Christmas is Jobs and National Security

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The U.S. military is making strides toward reducing its dependence on foreign oil by increasing its use of renewable energy such as advanced biofuels. The Air Force wants to use alternative aviation fuels for 50 percent of its domestic aviation needs by 2016, and the Navy plans to use alternative energy sources to meet 50 percent of its energy needs by 2020. Why is this so important to the military and our country? For every Read More >

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Diverting Attention from Rising Food Costs

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The EPA on Friday Nov. 16 rejected the petitions by governors of several states to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard for the coming year. The petitions were filed in August 2012 while farmers across numerous states suffered the worst drought in recent history. While everyone recognized the severe economic hardships caused by the drought, the agency found that the evidence did not show that the RFS “would likely or even probably cause harm to the Read More >

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