New Study Says RFS Reduced GHG by Nearly One Billion Tons

first_img SHARE Biofuels have reduced carbon emissions by almost one billion metric tons, according to a new study for the Renewable Fuels Association. The research by Life Cycle Associates shows a 980-million metric ton cut in carbon-based greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 to last year.Renewable Fuels Association chief Geoff Cooper says the Renewable Fuel Standard has exceeded original expectations partly due to a better ethanol production process and partly due to improvements in farming.“Yes, there is fossil energy used in planting and harvesting a corn crop or any other biomass that might be used for power generation, but those emissions are far less when you total them up, than what is associated with natural gas and certainly, far less than what you’d see with coal,” Cooper said.The latest study found corn ethanol had larger greenhouse gas reductions than the Environmental Protection Agency’s forecast, gasoline and diesel were more polluting than expected, and biodiesel and renewable diesel were less so.The bottom line is the carbon intensity of corn ethanol is now 45 percent less than that of gasoline and 20 percent better than before the study period. That’s a strong argument for using more ethanol.“We think that renewable fuels like ethanol should play a significant role in the U.S. commitment to achieving carbon reductions. So, we do think there’s an opportunity,” Cooper added. “We think there’s definitely a role for low-carbon renewable fuels to play in any of these policy objectives moving forward.”Ethanol groups are ramping up their push for corn ethanol and other biofuels as the Biden Administration pushes efforts to convert public and private vehicles to renewables.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Feb 16, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News New Study Says RFS Reduced GHG by Nearly One Billion Tons SHARE New Study Says RFS Reduced GHG by Nearly One Billion Tons Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/16/21 with Arlan Suderman of StoneXNext articleCorn Exports Up Significantly From Last Year Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Several highway lane closures next week

first_imgLocal News Twitter WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp TxDOT logo There will be several lane closures in Odessa and surrounding counties next week as roadwork and inspections are being done.Contractors will begin rebuilding 23rd Street between Kermit Highway and Andrews Highway on Monday, a City of Odessa news release said. The work is expected to take six weeks.Several lanes will be closed all week beginning Monday on Highway 329 in Crane County between mile markers 254 and 262 as crews fog seal a section of the highway, a Texas Department of Transportation news release stated.Work will be done in Ward County on both Interstate 20 and FM 2355 on Monday, the release detailed. Crews will be inspecting signs on I-20 between mile markers 47 and 64, and TxDOT is asking drivers to watch for large trucks and take extreme care passing the operation. Repairs are also being made on FM 2355 between mile markers 198 and 208 with several lane closures for much of the week.Reeves County will also see lane closures on I-20 starting Tuesday as road testing will be done near the FM 516 overpass between mile markers 48 and 49 and also between markers 59 and 60, the release stated. Repairs will also be done on FM 2119 in Reeves County, with several lane closures between markers 180 and 182.Additional road work is scheduled Monday on Highway 285 in Reeves County as crews will be placing new asphalt between markers 390 and 391, and roadwork will also begin Tuesday and conclude Thursday on FM 2119 between markers 180 and 182 with several lane closures. Pinterest Previous articleFood bank chief transforms agency into a ‘shining star’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Mar. 8 – Mar. 14 admin Facebook By admin – March 18, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Several highway lane closures next weeklast_img read more

Lady Cardinals Win Against Lady Panthers

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 5th grade girls basketball team pushed their record to 6-2 tonight as they defeated the St. Lawrence Lady Panthers by a score of 12-5.The win was founded on a well-balanced effort by the Lady Cardinals and was emphasized by the defensive play of Isabelle Fitzgerald, Rhea Miller, Izzy Price, Madison Wanstrath, Sadie Wachsmann and Leah Cossentino. Offensively, the Lady Cardinals were led by Kate Weber with four points and Lilly Schebler, Isabelle Wonnell, Claire Saner and Catherine Streator each had two points. The Lady Cardinals currently have a six game win streak!The next game will be Wednesday, February 22 when they travel to St. Paul’s and take on the Lady Muskies.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.last_img

World Athletics to expel Russia unless it pays $6.3m fine

first_img Loading… “We have had to plough the field ourselves on most occasions. But I am pleased we had made a bit of a breakthrough. It is a start, but only a start. “At least we are now in a position to continue the reinstatement process having at least had a very clear indication that they have accepted the seriousness and severity of the situation. “The proof of the pudding will be in the reinstatement plan that we have from them.” Matytsin, the sports minister, welcomed World Athletics’ decision as “constructive”. “We see a desire from World Athletics to work together with the Russian side,” he said, quoted by Russian agencies. The global governing body for athletics said Thursday it would expel Russia unless it makes an outstanding payment of $6.3 million in fines and costs for anti-doping violations by August 15. The Russian athletics federation has been suspended since 2015, and its athletes were barred from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Rune Andersen, the head of the World Athletics Taskforce dealing with Russia’s reinstatement efforts, said he had seen “very little in terms of changing the culture of Russian athletics” in the past five years. Andersen said Russia’s sports minister Oleg Matytsin had given an “unconditional commitment” in a letter on Thursday that the overdue amount of $5 million in fines and $1.31 million in costs would be paid by August 15. The federation missed the previous deadline of July 1. World Athletics said it would call on its Congress to meet “as soon as possible” to vote virtually to expel the Russian federation (RUSAF) from the sport, if the outstanding amount is not paid. An expulsion would mean Russian athletes are sidelined from international competitions including the Tokyo Olympics next year, and taking in those who had previously been authorised to compete as neutrals. As well as paying the fine, World Athletics has demanded RUSAF set out a detailed plan for its reinstatement by August 31, including commitments for anti-doping and governance reforms World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said following a two-day virtual meeting of his federation’s Council that dealing with Russia had been “tortuous”. “The history here has been a sad and deeply ingrained one,” Coe added. Coe claimed athletics had been “a lone voice as a sport” in fighting Russian doping. Read Also: Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup glory “We have a very difficult path ahead to create the conditions for Russia’s return but I think we have reached agreements which allow us to hope for a constructive step,” Matytsin added. Leading Russian athletes Maria Lasitskene, Sergey Shubenkov and Anzhelika Sidorova have been openly critical of their federation and in June asked President Vladimir Putin to find a way to allow them to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 Most Praised Historical Movies7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?last_img read more