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Biofuel Groups Challenge EPA Rule on 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards

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On Friday, January 8th, 2016, BIO, along with the Americans for Clean Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association, filed the first lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s final 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program. The group filed a formal petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and will file a preliminary, non-binding listing of issues Read More >

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2015: Industrial & Environmental

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2015 was a year of challenges and accomplishments for the Industrial Biotechnology Industry. Several issues, especially the Renewable Fuel Standard, were up for discussion and debate. Below are 10 noteworthy Industrial Biotechnology events that happened in 2015, making it a memorable year for the industry. Renewable Fuel Standard – On November 30th, the EPA announced its final rule setting the level of required volumes of biofuel for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with an additional 2017 Read More >

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DuPont Turns to Science for Answers

Never has it been more vital to find scientific fixes to the environmental problems facing our planet. Our petroleum-dependent global population is sprinting past seven billion, and with energy needs growing, one solution lies with biotechnology – using biology instead of geology to power our world. For nearly 215 years, DuPont has turned to science for answers, and at this critical juncture more than ever, this strategy holds. On October 30, DuPont celebrated the opening Read More >

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BIO Member Company Achieves Significant Milestone in Advanced Biofuel Technology

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On Friday, October 17, 2014, Abengoa Bioenergy opened its 25-million gallon per year cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.  Abengoa completed the construction of its facility in mid-August and began producing cellulosic ethanol at the end of September. The plant produces up to 25 million gallons a year using only raw biomass “second generation” for the production of ethanol, ie residues of agricultural crops and inedible stems and leaves that do not compete with grain for feed materials. Through Read More >

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RFS: Shifting Focus on to Climate Change

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Dueling studies highlight focus on climate impacts of renewable fuel standard. In a recent ClimateWire piece, Environment & Energy reporters Tiffany Stecker and Julia Pyper, highlighted two opposing stances on whether or not biofuels contribute to the increase of greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Working Group released a study late June that found U.S. EPA’s proposed cut in the amount of ethanol would “prevent 3 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere — the Read More >

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