EPA sets 2016 cellulosic waiver credit prices at $1.33

The price of cellulosic waiver credit is determined using a formula specified in the Clean Air Act (CCA). According to the EPA, for any calendar year for which the projected volume of cellulosic biofuel production is less than the applicable volume set forth in the CCA, the agency must reduce the required volume of cellulosic biofuel for that year to the projected volume. Read the full article on Biomass Magazine.

Toyota plant in Kentucky rolls out bioenergy

Toyota’s Georgetown, Ky. Manufacturing plant will convert methane gas from the Central Kentucky Landfill into 1 megawatt of electricity per hour, or enough energy to create about 10,000 vehicles annually. Long-term plans are underway to increase the energy yield to 10 MW. Read the full article on Energy Manager Today.

Fuels America launches RFS climate ad campaign

Ahead of the COP21 meetings in Paris, Fuels America has launched an ad campaign targeting President Obama, encouraging him to tout the success of the Renewable Fuel Standard during the climate talks. The campaign includes full page ad in the New York Times and digital ads in the Beltway. Read the full article on Domestic Fuel.

RFS has reduced GHG emissions by 355 million metric tons

A new study from Life Cycles Associates found that Biofuels consumed under the expanded renewable fuel standard (RFS2) have reduced U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 354 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent since 2008. The study found that conventional corn ethanol reduced emissions by an average of 29% when compared to the petroleum actually used in 2008, with that reduction growing to 39% by 2015. For context, the estimated 352 million metric tons of avoided CO2 emissions is equivalent to the annual emissions from 74 million passenger cars or the amount of carbon sequestered annually by nearly 300 million acres of forest. Read the full article on Ethanol Producer Magazine.

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Evan V.

I'm a Social Media Specialist for Novozymes currently managing the Bioenergy team's social media presence. I like digital marketing, dark roast coffee, and disc golf.