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NEWS UPDATE November 8, 2013

Biofuel producers brace for major EPA changes as big lobby groups clash

Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 8, 2013

If the draft numbers are confirmed, advanced biofuels — fuels that emit at least 50 percent less greenhouse gases over the life cycle than fossil fuels — will be capped at 2.21 billion gallons in 2014. That’s a 41 percent cut from the 3.75 million gallons that EPA estimated for the industry when its final RFS rule was published in 2010. This would mark the first time EPA has drawn back volumes for advanced fuels and corn ethanol, not raised them. [ read more … ]

Cellulosic ethanol comes of age in 2014

By Gene Lucht Iowa Farmer Today  •    •  Posted November 8, 2013

It’s looking like 2014 could be a big year for the fledgling cellulosic ethanol industry. Three full-fledged cellulosic ethanol-production facilities are slated to open, and at a fourth site a corn ethanol plant is adding a bolt-on bit of cellulosic technology.
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RFF study challenges ‘Searchinger Hypothesis’ land-use emissions

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted November 8, 2013

The RFF study disputes the application of the “Searchinger Hypothesis” to advanced biofuels and finds there is more than enough available land to economically produce second-generation fuels without increasing carbon emissions elsewhere or compromising the ability to produce food. [ read more … ]

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