Week in the News: 30 Governors Pledge Support for Renewable Fuel Standard
Posted 15 March 2013 in
This week saw a number of exciting developments in the world of renewable fuel. Here are some the top stories:
Governors from thirty states – the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition – have issued a letter calling on Congress to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard.
A new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance projects that by 2016, the price of cellulosic ethanol made from trash or crop waste will match that of corn ethanol as companies continue to commercialize its production.
In Oregon, ZeaChem began production of cellulosic ethanol at its demonstration plant, which has the capacity to produce 250,000 gallons of renewable fuel every year.
RFA President Bob Dineen and Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis set the record straight with Businessweek, explaining that ethanol RINs aren’t to blame for high gas prices.
Speaking at the World Biofuels Markets conference in Rotterdam, former NATO commander General Wesley Clark accused the oil industry of actively working to block the progress of renewable fuels.
Tom Hicks, the Deputy Assistant Director of the Navy for Energy, tells Mother Jones that despite automatic federal budget cuts (aka sequestration), the Navy will continue full steam ahead with its biofuels program.
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and don’t forget to go green with renewable fuel!