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NEWS UPDATE May 3, 2012

Industry leaders say RFS is needed to increase advanced fuel production

Julia Pyper, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 3, 2012

If the next-generation biofuel industry is to ramp up production of advanced renewable fuels like cellulosic ethanol, the much-maligned federal renewable fuel standard must be left intact, industry leaders said yesterday. “The impacts from the renewable fuel standard [RFS] are so obvious to us that we want to get that message out,” said Adam Monroe, president of Novozymes North America, which produces the enzymes used in making advanced biofuels. [ read more … ]

Biofuels Producer Launching Ethanol Replacement

By Jared Anderson, AOL Energy  •    •  Posted May 3, 2012

In the race to commercialize the next generation of advanced biofuels created from inedible plant material, 50/50 BP-Dupont joint venture Butamax is pushing to make biobutanol the next big thing. The company is moving toward the commercial phase of its program to make biobutanol the US fuel blend of choice. “We are very excited about this product – biobutanol is the highest value biofuel that can be made,” Butamax CEO Paul Beckwith recently told AOL Energy. [ read more … ]

Oil refinery exec blasts biofuel mandate, draws rebuke from ethanol industry

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 3, 2012

The ethanol industry is slamming an oil-refining executive for claiming that federal renewable fuel mandates were a leading cause of refinery closures in the Northeast. [ read more … ]

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