Alternative Fuels

Prices
Industry & Facility

U.S. DOE Doles Out Advanced-Biofuel Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bio-based chemicals that are expected to help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from biomass.

International Developments
Policy

U.S. Appeals Court Tosses Out E15 Labeling Suit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Oct. 21 rejected the standing of industry groups challenging a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule requiring pumps selling E15 to be labeled.

Industry & Facility
Technology

Genscape, First Environment Team on Bio-Methane QAP

Louisville, Ky.-based data and market intelligence firm Genscape has formed a new strategic partnership with Boonton, N.J.-based First Environment Inc. to provide Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) Quality Assurance Program (QAP) services for bio-methane related pathways.

Technology
International Developments
Industry & Facility

Cleaning Up With Cellulosic Ethanol

DuPont and Proctor and Gamble (P/G) plan to use cellulosic ethanol instead of corn-based ethanol as an ingredient in North American “Tide” laundry detergent, a first for the consumer product.

Industry & Facility

Global Renewable-Energy Spending on Healthy Upswing

Global renewable-energy investment in the first three quarters of this year was 16% ahead of the same period in 2013—at $175 billion—nearly ensuring that 2014 will see a rebound in dollars invested following two years of decline, recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) shows.