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EPA’s RFS Proposal is a Step Backwards on Clean Energy Path

December 5, 2013 by Leticia Phillips
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EPA Regulation

Since the beginning of the RFS program, the EPA had been a strong supporter of the role Brazilian sugarcane ethanol plays supplying Americans with sustainable fuel. That's why it came as a shock that the EPA has proposed to drastically reduce the volumes of advanced fuels for the 2014 RFS.[read more]

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Clearing Up A Few Myths About Brazilian Biofuels Trade

September 19, 2013 by Leticia Phillips
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Brazilian Biofuels

Fresh export data show Brazilian sugarcane exports are on on track exceed 2013 RFS targets for advanced biofuels, and comes as a reality check to naysayers of sugarcane ethanol. Let’s debunk two leading myths about Brazilian sugarcane ethanol.[read more]

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Don't Overlook Sugarcane Ethanol In Renewable Fuels Debate

September 3, 2013 by Leticia Phillips
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Brazilian Sugar Cane

During debate over the future of the Renewable Fuels Standards and its ambitious goals of energy security and reduced emissions, one factor may have been overlooked – the modest but important role Brazilian sugarcane ethanol exports play in meeting EPA’s targets.[read more]

Brazil's first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

May 24, 2012 by Doris de Guzman

Cellulosic biomass technology developer GraalBio is planning to help build Brazil's biorefinery industry with a R$300m ($146m) investment of a new 22m gallons/year cellulosic ethanol plant to be constructed in Alagoas using sugarcane bagasse and straw for initial feedstock.GraalBio is also developing a new type of cost-competitive...[read more]

The Biofuel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Labyrinth

May 18, 2012 by Nathanael Baker

As governments roll out public policy directing increased biofuel production for all sectors of the transportation industry, serious questions around environmental sustainability still remain.Although the food versus fuel debate -- should arable land be used to grow energy crops, or food crops be used to fuel our cars instead of our...[read more]