Trump Administration Promises Biofuel Boost To Farmers, Angering Oil Industry

The Trump administration on Oct. 4 unveiled a plan to boost U.S. biofuels consumption starting next year to help struggling farmers, a move that cheered the agriculture industry but triggered a backlash from the oil industry.

October 4, 2019


Trump To Meet With US Senators Over Biofuels Policy

President Donald Trump will meet on Sept. 19 with a group of U.S. senators to discuss biofuels policy, according to a statement from Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy's office.

September 18, 2019

Biofuels , Policy & Regulations

Democratic Presidential Hopeful Klobuchar Proposes Revamping EPA Ethanol Rules

Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how small refineries are exempted from the nation's biofuel laws, a proposal aimed at boosting her standing in the politically critical state of Iowa.

May 25, 2019

Biofuels , Legislation

Senator Tammy Duckworth Wants EPA's Use Of Biofuel Waivers Investigated

Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General to investigate why the agency vastly expanded its use of waivers to exempt small refineries from the nation's biofuel law.

May 22, 2019

Biofuels , Methane , Technology

Methane Management: Opportunities Exist To Further Reduce Natural Gas Emissions

Methane accounts for about 10% of U.S. greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Of this, one-quarter is from the natural gas industry.

April 28, 2019


13 Countries Climb In Top 100 Ranking For Diesel Sulfur Limits

Thirteen nations have moved into the Top 100 in Stratas Advisors’ diesel-sulfur-limits rankings for 2019.

March 1, 2019

Biofuels , Emissions , Renewables

The Obvious Biomass Emissions Error

Europe sees biomass as a sustainable, clean source of energy to combat climate change. Is it? Nope.

February 8, 2019

Biofuels , Renewables , Exploration & Production , Midstream

Oil Major Total To Buy Brazil's Grupo Zema Distribution Business

French energy group Total has agreed to buy for an undisclosed amount the distribution business of Brazil's Grupo Zema, in order to expand in Brazil and in the biofuels sector.

November 22, 2018

Biofuels , Petrochemicals , Legislation , Business

EPA Chief Says Agency Can Expand Ethanol Sales Without Congress

The Environmental Protection Agency can allow sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline year-round without Congress, its acting administrator said on Oct. 18, adding that the oil industry should drop its threat of a lawsuit to halt the move.

October 18, 2018

Biofuels , Policy & Regulations , Midstream

Analysts: Expanding Ethanol Sales Would Have Limited US Market Impact

The Trump administration's plan to allow year-round sales of higher-grade corn ethanol would have limited impact on the depressed U.S. ethanol market, with record supplies and prices for the fuel hovering near the lowest in a decade, analysts said.

October 16, 2018