The EPA is waffling on the mandate, big oil is suing, biofuels companies are pressing for E15, pols want probes … it’s crazy times for the ethanol industry.
The pro-renewables group E2 forecasts growth in advanced biofuels – but probably not fast enough to meet the mandates in the U.S. renewable fuel standard.
With so many business interests involved, there is clearly a lot at stake – thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for starters – but what’s the story on biofuels?
The U.S. ethanol mandate is lowering the nation’s greenhouse-gas footprint — but could be increasing emissions around the globe, according to a new study.
In Mississippi, KiOR is making and shipping diesel fuel made from pine wood chips that previously fed a now-shuttered paper mill.”
A court ruling could limit the Obama administration’s ability to use the renewable fuel standard to spur investment in nonfood-feedstock biofuels.
Chain restaurants blame ethanol for raising food prices; ethanol producers say it’s not so. But what if we didn’t eat so much corn?
The livestock, pork, poultry and dairy industries, facing high corn prices in a drought year, wanted the renewable fuel standard waived; the Obama administration said no.
Calls to waive the renewable fuel standard that drives ethanol production are increasing as the U.S. corn crop struggles with historic heat and drought.
The EPA’s 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards indicate that the amount of cellulosic biofuels in the U.S. fuel mix will once again fall short of original projections.