Ethanol exports are up since this time in 2016, and new data once again confirms that the so-called 10% “blend wall” has been broken. Now it’s time to look ahead to expanding the US biofuels industry, which is just what a trio of governors are doing. Here are this week’s top headlines.
The ethanol industry is applauding the introduction of a bill to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10%. Meanwhile, Europeans are asking for bioenergy to make up a bigger portion of their energy mix and, based on a new study of ethanol’s impact on the U.S. economy, it’s not hard to see why. It’s all here in your weekly news roundup!
From Ireland to Nova Scotia, more countries are looking into bioenergy options as they ramp up efforts to divest from fossil fuels. The U.S., meanwhile, continues to set ethanol production records. Keep reading, because your weekly news roundup starts now!
This two-part series by Jesper Hedal Kløverpris, Sustainability Manager at Novozymes, looks at how ethanol can help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions—both today and in the decades ahead. In part one, we covered the link between transportation fuels and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In part two, we’ll consider the role ethanol will ultimately play in tomorrow’s climate solutions, as well as what we can do today to help keep the world beneath the 2° threshold.