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Renewable Fuels Producers Speak Out to White House on Climate Change

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On Wednesday May 7, Fuels America sent a letter to the President Obama, urging the Administration to rethink its proposal to weaken the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard which is at odds with the White House’s National Climate Assessment. As part of the Fuels America coalition, BIO and a number of its member companies cosigned this letter highlighting the impact of reducing the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) as proposed in the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will have on Read More >

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Philadelphia Declares Monday, May 12 “Declaration of Energy Independence Day”

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BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held May 12-15, 2014 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has officially declared Monday, May 12, 2014 as “Declaration of Energy Independence” day! According to Greenworks, Philadelphia plans on becoming the greenest city in America by 2015.  With that, the mayor has made this proclamation to show the city’s support for renewable fuels and the need to shift away from  a reliance on petroleum. Read More >

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Big Oil Asks Congress to Do What the Courts Denied

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“This contention is meritless.” Doesn’t “withstand scrutiny.” “Ignores salient facts.” That was the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Monroe Energy and PBF Energy’s challenge to the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard. The companies asked the Court to vacate the entire RFS for 2013, claiming the blendwall makes it impossible for them to comply with the RFS and EPA did not use its waiver authority to reduce biofuel use. “Neither Read More >

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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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Consumer Demand for Bioproducts to Be Explored at the 2014 World Congress in May

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 The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.   Nationwide, consumers are demanding greener household care products, cheaper and cleaner fuels and a greater selection of biobased personal care items. The Plenary Program and select Track Sessions at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, will showcase how the industrial biotech industry is meeting this growing demand for a more sustainable, environmentally friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. “Consumers want Read More >

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