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NEWS UPDATE April 22, 2015

Lack of infrastructure remains key challenge for plant-based fuels 

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted April 22, 2015

Infrastructure challenges remain a barrier toward increasing the amount of biofuel in the marketplace and creating a more diverse fuel mix, the Obama administration said today in its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report, which represents the administration’s overview of the current status of the nation’s energy infrastructure, calls on the government to continue research and development in the area of drop-in biofuels, or those that have the same properties as hydrocarbon fuels. The government should also provide support to states, communities and private entities for investing in infrastructure for higher blends of ethanol, the QER says. [ read more … ]

Biden Visits Philadelphia to Highlight Energy Plan

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  •    •  Posted April 22, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden in a visit to Philadelphia on Tuesday called the nation’s infrastructure “incredibly outdated” and said it must be fixed to serve the nation’s 21st century energy needs. “Much of it was built decades ago, and can’t handle today’s demands,” Biden said Tuesday at Peco Energy Co., which is using a $200 million federal stimulus grant to help develop technology like smart meters to allow customers to monitor and reduce their usage. [ read more … ]

Obama Administration Sets Agenda to Modernize Energy Infrastructure

By Valerie Volcovici and Timothy Gardner, REUTERS  •    •  Posted April 22, 2015

The Obama administration on Tuesday laid out an agenda under its Quadrennial Energy Review to modernize the country’s energy infrastructure and make it more resilient to challenges ranging from extreme weather to the domestic energy boom. Commissioned by President Barack Obama when he announced his Climate Action Plan in June 2013, the QER was more than a year in the making and is the administration’s first comprehensive attempt to analyze the country’s aging energy systems. [ read more … ]

Urban Air Initiative says recent EPA studies continue to vilify ethanol

By Meghan Sapp, Biofuels Digest  •    •  Posted April 22, 2015

In Washington, EPA published two studies recently; defending its stance that ethanol increases toxic emissions. However, if you follow the same flawed formula, you get the same flawed results, warned representatives of the Urban Air Initiative. “After careful analysis of the fuels used in the two studies that were published by the Society of Automotive Engineers International, Urban Air Initiative found what appears to be a continued deliberate effort to make ethanol look bad,” said UAI Technical Director Steve VanderGriend. [ read more … ]

UAI finds flaws in new EPA studies regarding ethanol 

By Urban Air Initiative  •    •  Posted April 22, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published two studies recently; defending its stance that ethanol increases toxic emissions. However, if you follow the same flawed formula, you get the same flawed results, warned representatives of the Urban Air Initiative (UAI). “After careful analysis of the fuels used in the two studies that were published by the Society of Automotive Engineers International, Urban Air Initiative found what appears to be a continued deliberate effort to make ethanol look bad,” said UAI Technical Director Steve VanderGriend. [ read more … ]

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