Climate Change

August 24, 2015

At the tenth anniversary of the month that the Renewable Fuel Standard was signed into...

January 30, 2014

Fact sheet on the impact of the 2014 RVO proposal on the environment.

October 2, 2011
August 29, 2011

Vigorous government support has played a key role in encouraging China’s development of...

Letters, Testimony & Comments

September 23 2014
Inaction on the 2014 RFS regulatory rule will lead to increased GHG emissions of 21 million metric tons CO2 equivalent. The increased GHG emissions are equal to putting an additional 4.4 million cars on the road or opening 5.5 new coal-fired power plants. The “blend wall” should not be a consideration for setting the RFS, because the United States is using more transportation fuel in 2014 than previously projected.
July 18 2013
BIO's comments to U.S. EPA on the Tier 3 Motor Vehicle Emission Fuel Standards.
May 23 2013
BIO is pleased to comment on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s (Committee) second Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) assessment white paper reviewing the RFS’s agricultural sector impacts.
April 23 2013
BIO appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft guidance for E85 Flexible Fuel Vehicle Weighting Factor for Model Years 2016-2019 Vehicles Under the Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Program (draft guidance).
August 27 2012
We are writing to caution against granting a waiver for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A number of groups and some governors seem to believe that the RFS is a substantial part of the equation when it comes to grain prices, and waiving the program this year or next will ease the impact of the drought on consumers. There is substantial evidence to the contrary.

Press Releases

August 24 2015
At its tenth anniversary, the Renewable Fuel Standard's requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced associated carbon emissions by 589.3 million metric tons.
September 23 2014
In a new white paper issued today, BIO updates the results of a study of the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from EPA's proposal to reduce biofuel use in 2014, using new data on transportation fuel demand for 2013 and 2014.  
July 31 2014
BIO welcomes USDA’s release of the report  Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory, which outlines science-based methods for quantifying changes in carbon emissions and storage at the local farm and forest operation
June 2 2014
The Obama administration's Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units missed an opportunity to give industry clear guidance that using sustainable biomass mitigates greenhouse gas emissions by recycling atmospheric carbon.
May 7 2014
Decreasing use of biofuels will automatically increase use of more carbon intensive petroleum sources. The increased emissions from the transportation sector would come very close to wiping out the reductions of the past four years, according to a BIO study.