Biofuels

China ethanol exports jump as Beijing boosts local output

BEIJING (Reuters) — China's ethanol exports soared in April from the same month the year before and imports slowed to a trickle, the latest sign that Beijing's drive to ramp up local output is upending trade flows in the world's fastest-growing biofuel market.

Brazil minister calls for protection, not tariffs against US ethanol

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Brazil needs to protect its ethanol industry from US corn ethanol with measures other than import tariffs, Mining and Energy Minister Fernando Coelho said on Monday, adding that new tariffs could provoke damaging retaliation.

ANL, NREL receive funding to blend Gevo isobutanol with gasoline

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Gevo, Inc. announced that it was selected to collaborate with researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers (SBV) program.

US Democratic senators seek probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Eight Democratic senators asked US regulators on Tuesday to launch an investigation into billionaire Carl Icahn’s activities in the US biofuels blending credit market, saying the activist investor may have violated trading laws since becoming an adviser to President Donald Trump.

Praj unveils India’s first integrated bio-refinery

PUNE, India -- Nitin Gadkari, India's Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, inaugurated Praj's cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant near Pune, India. It is India's first integrated bio-refinery.

Big short position on biofuels generated profit for Icahn's refiner

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Carl Icahn's big bet on falling prices for biofuels credits generated a rare profit in that area last quarter for the billionaire investor's refining company CVR Energy, according to public filings.

Icahn's oil refiner reports plunge in biofuels bill in Q1 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Biofuels compliance expenses for CVR Energy's refining unit fell to the lowest level in almost five years during the first quarter, the company said on Thursday, as the US government weighs an overhaul of its renewable fuels policy.

Is the O&G industry becoming more ‘green’?

Smith, Ashley, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

While the term “environmentally conscious” doesn’t spring forth images of the oil and gas industry, the fact is, the industry is consistently implementing new ways to reduce its carbon footprint, integrating new fuels into its business and updating its refineries with newer, environmentally friendly technology.

AFPM requests federal court to uphold EPA's RFS waiver authority

WASHINGTON -- The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) participated in oral arguments today in the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in the case Americans for Clean Energy et al. v. EPA et al.

Distribution of Neste diesel expands to Estonia

Neste will start distributing the Neste Pro Diesel in the company's Estonian station network. Distribution starts with four stations and will be expanded during May to cover 20 Neste stations in Estonia.