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NEWS UPDATE August 7, 2014

Algae companies ask EPA to be able to cash in on power plant emissions

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 7, 2014

Algae companies on the cusp of commercialization say they worry that U.S. EPA may be shutting the door on an opportunity for them to cash in on power plants’ carbon emissions. Algae companies need to feed their microorganisms a steady diet of carbon dioxide, but EPA has not formally recognized their technologies in its proposals to stem greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. The companies worry that without government endorsement, power plants would have little incentive to give away their carbon for reuse. [ read more … ]

MN Gubernatorial Candidates Differ on Biofuels

by John Davis, Domestic Fuel  •    •  Posted August 7, 2014

All politics is local, and how some local and regional elections this year could help determine the fate of biodiesel and ethanol for a much larger area. Case in point, this article from the St. Cloud (MN) Times looks at how the four Republicans vying for their party’s nomination to take on current Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton in November have differing views on biofuels as they go into the August 12 Republican primary in that state. [ read more … ]

Boeing, South African Airways to develop jet fuel from tobacco

By CHAD GARLAND, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted August 7, 2014

Boeing Co. is teaming with South African Airways and Dutch aviation biofuels company SkyNRG to develop jet fuel from a new type of tobacco plant.
The companies announced Wednesday the effort to develop the aviation biofuel, which they said would reduce pollution while bolstering the rural economy in South Africa. [ read more … ]

Former Citigroup Ethanol Trader to Pay $500,000 Under Consent Decree

By JOSH BECKERMAN, Wall Street Journal  •    •  Posted August 7, 2014

A former Citigroup Inc. C +0.52% ethanol trader who was accused of fraudulently concealing trading losses will pay a $500,000 civil penalty under a consent order, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Monday. The CFTC said John Aaron Brooks is permanently banned from registering with the CFTC and is also banned for seven years from trading any CFTC-regulated products for or on behalf of others. [ read more … ]

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