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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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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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Advanced Biofuel Producers Are Reaching Milestones in Commercial Development

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In a recent press release, BIO announced its Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms Track Sessions to be showcased at its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. “Advanced biofuels companies are reaching a key stage of commercialization this year, with three commercial scale pioneer plants scheduled to come online,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “BIO’s World Congress will provide a status report on additional advanced biofuel technologies – such as aviation Read More >

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A Stable RFS Means U.S. Energy Independence

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In 1973, Arab oil producers cut off exports to the U.S. to protest American military support for Israel in its war with Egypt and Syria. This brought soaring gas prices and it contributed to a major economic downturn in the U.S. Similar to the oil embargo in 1973, the recent military actions carried out by Russia in the Ukraine should remind the U.S. how easily oil can become an unreliable, expensive source of energy. Therefore, Read More >

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