Alternative Fuels

Industry & Facility
Policy

U.S. RFS Would Reduce, Not Raise Fuel Prices - Report

Near-term statutory biofuel requirements under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) would not have any meaningful impact on regular gasoline (E10) prices, a recent paper by Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) suggests.

Technology

Virent Aims to Scale Up Bio-Based Paraxylene

Madison, Wis.-based biorefining-technology developer Virent Energy Systems recently announced that The Coca-Cola Co. made an additional investment in the company’s development and commercialization of its bio-based paraxylene (bio-PX)—trademarked “BioFormPX.”

Industry & Facility
International Developments
Industry & Facility
Technology
Industry & Facility
Industry & Facility

U.S. EPA Issues Violation Notice for Invalid Biodiesel RINs

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month issued a “notice of violation” (NOV) in relation to Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2) malfeasance allegedly committed by Global E Marketing LLC, the feedstock supplier for now-defunct Canada-based biodiesel producer City Farm Biofuel Ltd.

International Developments