Lynn L. Bergeson

Lynn L. Bergeson

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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Secretary Vilsack Confirms Administration Support For Biofuel Production Level

Last week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at a biofuel industry conference and addressed concerns raised over the likelihood that the final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule would...more

9/29/2014 - Biofuel Energy Policy Ethanol Renewable Fuel Renewable Fuel Standard USDA

House Democrats Introduce Energy Tax Extender Bill

On September 18, 2014, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), along with 16 other Members of Congress, introduced H.R. 5559, the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. A copy of Representative...more

9/29/2014 - Clean Energy Energy Policy EXPIRE Act Proposed Legislation

Boxer Criticism On Current TSCA Reform Efforts

On September 18, 2014, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Chair Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) issued a statement containing links to Senator Boxer's counterproposal to and critique of the Toxic Substances...more

9/29/2014 - EPA Legislative Committees Proposed Legislation TSCA

The Revitalize American Manufacturing And Innovation Act Passes House Of Representatives

On September 15, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2996, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act. The Act "earmarks up to $300 million in federal funding -- $30 million annually for...more

9/29/2014 - Biotechnology DOE Energy Policy Federal Funding Manufacturers Nanotechnology New Legislation RAMI Renewable Energy Technology

USDA Invests $68 Million In 540 Renewable Energy And Energy Efficiency Projects

On September 18, 2014, Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects nationwide. This is the most recent in a series of USDA actions designed to help...more

9/29/2014 - Energy Efficiency Energy Projects Energy Sector Farm Bill Federal Funding REAP Renewable Energy USDA

Minnoco Announces Expansion To Produce E15, E30, And E85 Biofuels

On September 19, 2014, Minnoco announced an expansion program which will allow Minnoco retailers to offer biofuels that perform better at lower costs. This includes the ability to offer E15, E30, E85, diesel fuel, and...more

9/29/2014 - Biofuel Trucking Industry

White House Announcement Of Awards Under Defense Production Act

On September 19, 2014, Secretary Vilsack was joined by Deputy Secretary of Energy, Dan Poneman, and Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, to announce contract awards to three separate companies to produce over one million gallons...more

9/29/2014 - Biofuel Defense Production Act DOD

Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology

Earlier this week, Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that, effective October 6, 2014, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, has been appointed NIOSH Associate...more

9/26/2014 - Nanotechnology NIOSH

DOE And EPA Announce Updated SEE Action Website

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and EPA State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) website has been redesigned. The website provides information on successful efforts to advance energy efficiency across...more

9/23/2014 - DOE Energy Efficiency EPA Websites

EPA Requests Comments on Nanomaterials Manufacturing and Formulating for Effluent Guidelines Program Plan

On September 16, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the combined Final 2012 and Preliminary 2014 Effluent Guidelines Program Plans and EPA’s...more

9/22/2014 - EPA Manufacturers Nanomaterials Rulemaking Process Wastewater

EPA Aims To Propose Renewable Fuel Standard Targets In Mid-2015

Inside EPA reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take at least 12 more months before a proposed ruling for the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) can be released....more

9/22/2014 - EPA Proposed Regulation Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA's Revised Work Plan List And New Developments In TSCA Reform Discussed At Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference

The Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Conference held on September 16, 2014, in San Francisco included several interesting panels discussing topics including California Safer Consumer Products Regulations' (SCPR) recently...more

9/22/2014 - Chemicals Department of Toxic Substances Control EPA Green Chemistry Hazardous Substances TSCA

California's Release Of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda Of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit, October...

With the draft initial Priority Product Work Plan now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any...more

9/22/2014 - Chemicals Department of Toxic Substances Control Hazardous Substances Safety Precautions

California DTSC Releases Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan

On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan under SCPR. The Regulations require that DTSC, by October 2014,...more

9/22/2014 - Chemicals Department of Toxic Substances Control Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances

BRAG® Members Announce New Milestones In Biobased Product

Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) members BASF Corporation (BASF) and Nozoymes announced another milestone in their development of acrylic acid production from renewable raw materials....more

9/22/2014 - Biobased Chemicals Chemicals

OECD Issues Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials 2010-2011

On September 16, 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a document entitled Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials 2010-2011. The Report...more

9/18/2014 - Nanomaterials Nanotechnology OECD Technology

Guideline Published for the Danish Inventory of Nanoproducts

In August 2014, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency published the Guideline for the Danish Inventory of Nanoproducts, which is intended to explain how manufacturers and importers of products for consumers should use...more

9/17/2014 - EU Nanomaterials Nanotechnology

Southwest Research Institute Announces Improved Circulating Fluidized Bed

A custom designed circulating fluidized bed (CFB) has been created so that engineers at Southwest Research Institute can convert crude oil and biofeedstocks into refined fuel samples for clients more efficiently than...more

9/16/2014 - Oil & Gas Refineries

USDA Awards Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, LLC $105 Million Loan Guarantee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has guaranteed a $105 million loan through Bank of America, N.A. to help Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels build a plant in McCarran, Nevada that would convert municipal waste into renewable...more

9/16/2014 - Bank of America Biofuel Energy Projects Government-Guaranteed Loans Project Finance Renewable Energy USDA

NNI and NASA Co-Sponsor Technical Interchange Meeting on Carbon Nanotubes

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) announced in the September 8, 2014, Federal Register that it will hold a technical interchange meeting entitled “Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes -- Challenges,...more

9/9/2014 - Carbon Nanotubes Nanotechnology NASA

Honeywell’s UOP Releases New Biological Wastewater Treatment System

On August 26, 2014, Honeywell announced the commercial launch of the XCeed™ bioreactor system. The system is based on immobilized cell bioreactor technology and is more efficient and cost-effective than many other systems...more

9/8/2014 - Honeywell International Waste Treatment Facilities Wastewater

Second DOE-Funded Cellulosic Ethanol Biorefinery Opened

On September 3, 2014, POET-DSM's Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, celebrated its grand opening. This will be the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, using biochemical...more

9/8/2014 - Biomass DOE Energy Projects Ethanol Federal Funding Funding Power Plants Renewable Energy

Analysts’ Views On 2014 RFS

As previously reported, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on August 22, 2014. Some sides speculate that OMB will...more

9/8/2014 - EPA OMB Renewable Fuel Standard Rulemaking Process

Global Biofuels Status Update

Energy Trends Insider posted a column analyzing the current status of global biofuels. Information for the analysis was derived from the Renewables 2014 Global Status Report, which was issued in June 2014. According to the...more

9/8/2014 - Biofuel Energy Energy Policy Renewable Energy

New Bioinsecticide Approved In California

Venerate Bioinsecticide, a new broad-spectrum insecticide produced by Marrone Bio Innovations, has been approved for use in California in both conventional and organic systems. The bioinsecticide is non-toxic to beneficial...more

9/8/2014 - Chemicals Environmental Policies

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