Kathleen M. Roberts

Kathleen M. Roberts

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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KLM Uses Neste Renewable Jet Fuels For Oslo To Amsterdam Flights

On April 18, 2016, Neste, BRAG member, announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be using a fuel blend containing Neste Renewable Jet Fuel for a series of flights from Oslo to Amsterdam....more

4/29/2016 - Aviation Industry Carbon Emissions Greenhouse Gas Emissions Renewable Fuel

California Sues Mendota Bioenergy LLC Over $1.7 Million In Misspent Public Money

On April 8, 2016, the California State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Commission) sued Mendota Bioenergy LLC, claiming it improperly spent public money targeted for equipment purchases....more

4/28/2016 - Biotechnology Energy Sector Public Funds Punitive Damages

DOE's Biotechnology Office To Announce Funding Opportunity For Bio Manufacturing

On April 15, 2016, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Project Definition for Pilot and Demonstration...more

4/27/2016 - Biofuel Bioproducts Biotechnology DOE Notice of Intent

DOE Announces Upcoming International Energy Agency Webinar On Climate Impacts Of Bioenergy

On April 21, 2016, DOE and IEA Bioenergy (IEA) presented a webinar, Bioenergy - Is It Good for the Climate?, which discussed the climate benefits of bioenergy and the impact of bioenergy on atmospheric CO2 levels....more

4/26/2016 - Biotechnology Climate Change DOE Energy Sector Webinar

Six Biofuel Trade Associations Write Congress To Extend Advanced Biofuel Tax Credits

On April 5, 2016, the biofuel trade associations Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Algae Biomass Organization, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and Renewable Fuels...more

4/20/2016 - Biofuel Energy Tax Incentives Renewable Fuel Tax Credits

Argentina More Than Doubles Required Ethanol Blend To Move Away From Fossil Fuels

On April 8, 2016, Reuters reported that Argentina is planning on increasing the required percentage of ethanol in gasoline from 12 percent to 26 percent. Specific targets have not yet been created for increasing the required...more

4/19/2016 - Argentina Biofuel Ethanol

DOE Announces Date Of Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop

On April 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Save the Date for the upcoming Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop. ...more

4/18/2016 - Biotechnology DOE Energy Sector Renewable Energy

BETO Presents The 2016 Multi-Year Program Plan With A Focus On The Bioeconomy And Algae

On March 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the 2016 update of the BETO Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). ...more

4/13/2016 - Biotechnology DOE Energy Sector Renewable Energy

Biodiesel Companies Can Thank BRAG For Cost Savings On CDR Reporting

As reported in last week's Update, EPA published its final rulemaking expanding the list of chemicals partially exemption from certain additional chemical data under the CDR. This action, which formally amended the list of...more

4/12/2016 - Biofuel Chemicals EPA Exemptions Reporting Requirements

NAS Releases Agenda for First Future Biotechnology Products and Regulatory System Committee Meeting

On April 5, 2016, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) posted the Agenda for the first open session of its committee on “Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance Capabilities of...more

4/11/2016 - Biotechnology EPA FDA National Academy of Sciences (NAS) OSTP

Companies with Commercial Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals -- Get Ready For CDR

In less than two months, renewable fuel and biobased chemical companies that have successfully moved from research and development to commercialization will be required to respond to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...more

4/11/2016 - Biobased Chemicals Biofuel EPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

U.S. Air Force Testing BioBased Vehicle Oil Created From Canola Seed, Soybean, And Synthetic Petroleum

On March 22, 2016, a team visited Malmstrom Air Force Base to test a new biobased synthetic oil in the base's vehicles. The testing is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Office of the Secretary of...more

4/4/2016 - Biofuel Department of Defense (DOD) US Air Force

EPA Publishes Final Rule on Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances from Reporting Additional Chemical Data In The...

On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Partial Exemption of Certain Chemical Substances from Reporting Additional Chemical Data final rule in the Federal Register. This final rule...more

4/4/2016 - Biofuel Chemicals EPA Exemptions Final Rules Manufacturers Reporting Requirements

Solazyme Becomes TerraVia, Shifts Focus To Food And Specialty Ingredients

On March 11, 2016, Solazyme announced a name change to reflect a new focus on food, nutrition, and specialty ingredients instead of biofuels. TerraVia™ (TerraVia), as Solazyme is now known, will create value in plant-based...more

4/2/2016 - Bioproducts Biotechnology Food Manufacturers Innovation

EC Commissioned Study Finds Increased ILUC As A Result Of EU 2020 Goals

On March 11, 2016, a consortium made up of Ecofys, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and E4tech announced that the final report on the Land Use Change (LUC) study is now available online. The...more

4/1/2016 - Biofuel EU European Commission ILUC Renewable Energy

Iowa Senate Approves Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Legislation

On March 17, 2016, the Iowa State Senate voted 46-3 to approve Senate File 2300, a bill creating a production tax credit for renewable chemicals. The legislation was created to attract investment in renewable chemical...more

3/31/2016 - Biobased Chemicals Biotechnology Chemicals Tax Credits

EPA Presents Funding Opportunity Through The P2 Grant Program

On March 22, 2016, EPA announced the availability of $7.94 million in federal grants to support pollution prevention (P2) projects during Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017. ...more

3/30/2016 - EPA Federal Grants Greenhouse Gas Emissions

EPA Signs Final Rule Granting Partial CDR Exemptions For Biodiesel Products

On March 23, 2016, Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment Report announced that EPA signed a final rule exempting manufacturers of six biodiesel chemicals from reporting processing and use information under the Chemical Data...more

3/29/2016 - Biofuel Chemicals EPA Exemptions Final Rules Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Sign Up For The Third And Final Public Meeting On Modernizing The Regulatory System For Biotechnology Products

On July 2, 2015, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality jointly issued Modernizing the Regulatory...more

3/28/2016 - Bioproducts Biotechnology EPA FDA OMB OSTP Public Meetings USDA

ATP3 Workshop "Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing" Approaching

The spring 2016 Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) workshop entitled, "Principles and Processes: Algae Culture Maintenance, Production and Downstream Processing" is approaching. ...more

3/24/2016 - Biotechnology Green Chemistry Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

EPA Announces Update Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidance Documents For Biofuels

On March 7, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the update of three greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory guidance documents. The documents have new emission factors and guidance on data estimation...more

3/23/2016 - Biofuel Biomass EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions

BETO Allocates $1.9 Million Small Business Vouchers Pilot, Opens Round Two

On March 10, 2016, DOE's BETO announced that $1.9 million has been allocated for biofuel, bioproduct, and biopower projects under its Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot initiative. The grant money is the first of up to $20...more

3/22/2016 - Biofuel Bioproducts DOE Federal Pilot Programs NREL Small Business

BETO Requests Information On Operational Challenges Of Biorefineries

On March 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced a Request for Information (RFI) on integrated biorefinery...more

3/21/2016 - DOE Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Request For Information

DOE Announces Dates Of Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing The Bioeconomy Through Innovation Conference

On March 7, 2016, DOE's BETO sent out a save the date for the upcoming Bioenergy 2016: Mobilizing the Bioeconomy through Innovation conference. The ninth annual conference is co-hosted by the Clean Energy Research & Education...more

3/15/2016 - Clean Energy DOE

Bridges To Biofuels: AHB Initiative Supports Education And Opportunities For Hardwood Bioproducts

Advance Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB) is a consortium of Pacific Northwest University and industry partners. AHB's new initiative, led by the University of Washington, supports a sustainable hardwood bioproducts and...more

3/15/2016 - Biobased Chemicals Biofuel Bioproducts Renewable Fuel

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