The renewable diesel boom has fueled a surge in expected soybean crushing capacity and a need for more production of the crop, though the EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes and declining credit values for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard may dampen the fledgling industry’s ambitions.
Regulators need to take a closer look at the impacts of biofuel production on land use and the carbon intensity of anaerobic digesters as they develop lifecycle assessments for transportation fuels, a National Academy of Sciences report says.
Groups representing renewable fuel production are encouraging California regulators to consider the role liquid transportation fuels — and biofuels in particular — can play in carbon-reduction efforts in the state.
Anaerobic digesters that take manure and turn it into biomethane for the transportation sector and other industrial uses are a key part of the dairy industry’s strategy to get to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
A dizzying array of ongoing research projects, with sponsors ranging from the Energy Department to multinational food industry giants, may determine whether carbon credit markets can become a reliable, meaningful source of income for farmers.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, increased by 65 percent in 2016 to reach a record level of 916 million gallons, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - In 2016, the U.S. exported more than 1 billion gallons (68,000 barrels per day) of fuel ethanol, an increase of 26 percent from 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).