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April 16 -- The Obama administration on Monday renewed an interagency agreement that backs the development of biofuels for the aviation industry and reiterated its support for embattled federal renewable fuel targets. >>View Article

Monday, 01 April 2013 13:53

Vilsack, Branstad Rally For Biofuel

April 1 -- Put two prominent Iowa politicians on the same stage these days, even when they’re from opposite parties, and an immediate defense of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard breaks out. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, and incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad both used a ceremony at DuPont Pioneer’s research center in Johnston on Friday to get in licks in favor of the federal mandate that at least 10 percent of gasoline used in U.S. motor cars be ethanol. >>View Article

March 21 -- This week, the National Academy of Sciences put out a massive — as in, 395-page — report on how the United States can cut gasoline use in half by 2030. And, beyond that, how to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from transportation 80 percent by mid-century. >>View Article

March 14 -- Thirty governors in the Governor’s Biofuels Coalition have issued a letter to all members of Congress urging them to stay the course on the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). The Iowa Biodiesel Board praised the move as a bold statement of refusal to back down to the unrelenting false accusations leveled by opponents of biofuels. >>View Article

March 12 -- "It really isn't smelly!" That's the assertion given by KLM to press and passengers on Friday, as the first-ever series of biofuel-powered intercontinental flights was inaugurated. >>View Article 

March 12 -- Poet LLC, the second-largest U.S. ethanol maker by production capacity, agreed to process sorghum from Chromatin Inc. into ethanol at its largest plant. Poet’s Chancellor plant in South Dakota will use sorghum from as many as 4,400 acres grown in the state, Chicago-based Chromatin said today in a statement. Terms weren’t disclosed. >>View Article

February 28 -- The Navy has set five ambitious goals to reduce energy consumption, decrease reliance on foreign oil, and significantly increase the use of alternative energy. >>View Article

February 25 -- People attending a Washington event this week may witness something almost unheard of in political circles: Republicans praising a clean-energy program supported by President Barack Obama. >>View Article

February 12 -- The USDA has made record efforts in the past four years to support homegrown energy. This year, they are looking ahead to a promising future for biofuels. >>View Article

Friday, 08 February 2013 16:37

The Renewable Fuel Standard Works

February 8 -- The RFS provides industry with a predictable market signal, rewards innovation and investment in the development of new renewable fuel technologies, the steady improvement of their environmental benefits and the expansion of domestic fuel production in rural America. >>View Article

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