Recently in Bioenergy: December 13-19
Forbes recently released an infographic charting the main players in global biofuel production. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the top 3 countries include the United States, Brazil and Germany. These countries produce 940,000, 449,000 and 68,000 barrels per day, respectively. Read the full article on Forbes.
Boeing, Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle are working on a joint effort that may make the use of aviation biofuels more mainstream. Through the agreement, the companies will study how to incorporate biofuels into the Seattle airport’s fuel system in 5 to 6 years. The aviation industry hopes to reduce carbon emissions by 50%-80%by 205a0, mostly through biofuels. Read the full article on USA Today.
U.S. ethanol production hit 1 million barrels for the second time in history, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The first time U.S. ethanol production hit 1 million barrels per day was the week ending November 20, with 1.008 million barrels per day. Read the full article on Ethanol Producer Magazine.
Cevital plans to build a corn-based ethanol plant in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state – the plant would be located in Vera, which is close to the main soy and corn hubs. Although Brazil’s ethanol typically is produced from sugarcane, some ethanol producers have been looking at using corn for its low cost and greater availability. Read the full article on Reuters.
The latest spending bill funding the U.S. government through October 2016 includes a legislative package that would extend certain bioenergy tax incentives for two years. The tax package extends the second generation biofuel production credit and the special allowance for second generation biofuel plant property through January 1, 2017. It also extends the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit, the alternative fuels excise tax credit and the credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property through December 31, 2016. Read the full article on Ethanol Producer Magazine.
India will begin allowing automakers to manufacture ethanol-only vehicles, which will also have the flexibility to switch to other fuels. The announcement has been met with some speculation about India’s ability to support these vehicles, since the country has not been able to source enough sugarcane by-product for its current low gasoline-blending targets. The country plans to release more details by January 26. Read the full article on Reuters.
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