2016 Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy

The Report was prepared to emphasize the significant potential for an even stronger U.S. bioeconomy through the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This report is intended to educate the public on the wide-ranging, federally funded activities that are helping to bolster the bioeconomy.

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January 2016 Edition of Southern Bioenergy Network News

The latest edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is online. This month, we provide an overview of 2015, an update on actions surrounding the renewable fuel standard (RFS), litigation regarding the Clean Power Plan and provide highlights of projects, reports and upcoming events. Also, more news from around the world, nation and region. See the newsletter HERE in a webpage.

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EIA Releases Energy Outlook with 2017 Forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which contains forecasts for 2017. Over the time period, the EIA predicts: U.S. crude oil production will decrease while global petroleum consumption increases; a decline in power generation from fossil fuels is offset by an increase from renewable sources; biofuels production increases; net carbon emissions remain relatively flat.

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More Acceptance of Advanced Renewable Fuels

Mack and Volvo Trucks have signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all engines. Alaska Airlines will buy alcohol-based jet biofuel for commercial flights set to begin later this year. Rolls-Royce conducted testing under the FAA’s Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) program and confirmed that biojet fuels produced a greater than 50% reduction in particulate matter emissions compared to conventional jet fuel.

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December Edition of Southern Bioenergy Network News

The latest edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is online. This month, we provide an overview of the final EPA renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending targets, we recap the bioenergy-related credits included in the year-end Omnibus Appropriations and Tax Extenders Package, and offer some thoughts on state implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Also, more news from around the world, nation and region. See the newsletter HERE in a webpage.

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