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EPA Considers Rolling Back 2013 Target For Advanced Biofuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that it would reconsider the 2013 cellulosic ethanol mandate, which requires oil refiners to blend a specific amount of advanced biofuels made from grasses, trees and crop waste into gasoline. The decision to review the mandate was made in light of concerns raised by oil industry groups. […]

USDA Offers $181 Million To Help Build Advanced Biofuel Refineries

The U.S. government on Monday announced $181 million in loan guarantees to build commercial-size refineries making advanced biofuels or to retrofit existing biorefineries to produce the cleaner-burning renewable fuels. Since 2008, the Agriculture Department has provided $684 million through the Biorefinery Assistance Program to support projects in eight states. Applications for the latest round of […]

Sundrop Fuels Awards $500 Million Louisiana Biofuel Plant Contract To IHI E&C

Sundrop Fuels, a Colorado-based advanced biofuels company, has awarded a contract to engineering and construction services firm IHI E&C International to develop a $500m combined commercial biofuel production and technology demonstration plant in Boyce, Louisiana. Located one mile west of Alexandria, the facility is estimated to produce 60 million gallons of finished gasoline from natural […]

USDA Announces Support For Growth Of Renewable Feedstocks For Advanced Biofuels

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced payments for 125 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion of advanced biofuels from a wide variety of non-food sources, including waste products. “Advanced biofuels are a key component of President Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy to reduce the Nation’s reliance on foreign oil and […]

Obama Administration Announces New Funding For Biomass Research

As President Obama recently visited Ohio State University to discuss the Administration’s all-out, all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, the White House announced up to $35 million over three years to support research and development in advanced biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products. The projects funded through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint […]

USDA Announces Funding For Two New Renewable Energy Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year 2012 for two key programs to encourage the use of renewable biomass and production of advanced biofuels. About $25 million will be made available through each program. “President Obama has laid out a new era for American energy, an economy fueled by […]

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