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  • Bioenergy CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2020 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    BOSTON, December 19, 2019 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations today that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2020 (and 2021, for biomass-based diesel fuels). “Today’s rule is more evidence that the RFS has veered severely off course.

    December 19, 2019
  • Bioenergy RFS Politics Keep Ping-Ponging and the Environment Keeps Losing

    If a contest was held to identify the Trump Administration’s most haywire, least efficient, most higgledy-piggledy exercise in policymaking, its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard would have to be in the running. Surely other policy initiatives have caused more harm in the past three years, environmental and otherwise—but the RFS is no slouch in […]

    October 4, 2019
  • Advanced Energy Systems Moving Forward with Zero-Carbon Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels

    In April 2018, member countries of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced an “initial strategy” for cutting the shipping sector’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2050. If the worst consequences of climate change are to be avoided, major industries like international shipping will need to do more than cut their emissions by 50%—but the […]

    December 18, 2018
  • Advanced Energy Systems Fuels Without Carbon: Prospects and the Pathway Forward for Zero-Carbon Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels

    A new report from CATF explores how a massive scale-up in the production and use of zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia might help decarbonize segments of the power sector, the industrial sector, and the transportation sector.

    December 18, 2018
  • Bioenergy CATF, other groups push EPA to protect natural landscapes from biofuel crop expansion

    Clean Air Task Force and Earthjustice filed a petition on behalf of 11 environmental organizations demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency protect prairies and other natural habitats from being plowed under for the purpose of growing more biofuel crops.

    December 7, 2018
  • Advanced Energy Systems Designing Policies to Promote the Commercialization of Carbon-free Ammonia Energy
    December 2, 2018
  • News & Media CATF Statement on EPA’s Final 2019 RFS Biofuels Requirements

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations that establish the volume of biofuels that must be blended into the United States’ transportation fuel supply in 2019 (and 2020, for biomass-based diesel fuels).

    November 30, 2018
  • Bioenergy More Ethanol, More Problems

    The ethanol industry produces more ethanol than the US fuel market can readily use.

    October 9, 2018