Tag: Biofuel

US Environmental Protection Agency proposes to increase biofuel blending

Recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to increase the mandatory blending of biofuels from 19.22 billion gallons in 2019 to 20.04 billion gallons in 2020. It is currently proposed that the mandatory blending volume is still awaiting consideration by other government agencies. The proposal also includes 5.04 billion gallons of advanced biofuels, such

Camelina for Biofuel Production

Camelina is a feedstock for biodiesel. Info on production and challenges; specific guides for US growing regions. Introduction Camelina (Camelina Sativa L. Crantz), sometimes called “false flax” is a member of the mustard (brassica) family.  It contains 30 to 40% oil by weight.  The oil is mostly unsaturated (90%) and is high in Omega-3 fatty acids making it

Biofuel Facts

A biofuel in any type of fuel in which the energy derived from the process of biological carbon fixation. Biological carbon fixation occurs in living organisms. The biggest difference between a biofuel and a fossil fuel is the time period over which the fixation occurs. In a biofuel, fixation occurs in months or years. In