Introduction to the Renergie Weblog

Posted on November 28, 2009. Filed under: Advanced Biofuel, Hydrous Ethanol | Tags: , , , , , |

Company Milestones
(1) Renergie drafted the legislation (“HB 1270”) for the creation of an advanced biofuel industry development initiative in Louisiana. On June 21, 2008, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law the Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative (“Act 382″). Act 382, the most comprehensive and far-reaching state legislation in the U.S. enacted to develop a statewide advanced biofuel industry, is based upon the “Field-to-Pump” strategy. Louisiana is the first state to enact alternative transportation fuel legislation that moves fuel ethanol beyond being just a blending component in gasoline by including a mandatory variable blending pump pilot program and hydrous ethanol pilot program;

(2) On December 20, 2008, Renergie submitted a testing exemption application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for the purpose of testing hydrous E10, E20, E30 & E85 ethanol blends in non-flex-fuel vehicles and flex-fuel vehicles in Louisiana. On-site blending pumps, in lieu of splash blending, are used for this test. On February 4, 2009, the U.S. EPA granted Renergie a tampering waiver for the purpose of testing hydrous E10, E20, E30 & E85 ethanol blends in non-flex-fuel vehicles in Louisiana. On February 24, 2009, the U.S. EPA granted Renergie a first-of-its-kind RVP waiver for the purpose of testing hydrous E10, E20, E30 & E85 ethanol blends in non-flex-fuel vehicles and flex-fuel vehicles in Louisiana; and

(3) On October 18, 2007, Renergie submitted a grant application to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”), pursuant to the Renewable Energy Technologies Grant Program, for the purpose of funding the comprehensive development of a sweet sorghum-to-ethanol industry in Florida. On February 26, 2008, Renergie was one of 8 recipients, selected from 139 grant applicants, to share $12.5 million from the Florida DEP’s Renewable Energy Technologies Grants Program. Renergie received $1,500,483 in grant money to design and build Florida’s first ethanol plant capable of producing fuel-grade ethanol solely from sweet sorghum juice. On April 2, 2008, Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development organization, selected Renergie as one of Florida’s most innovative technology companies in the alternative energy sector. On January 20, 2009, the Florida Energy & Climate Commission amended RET Grant Agreement S0386 to increase Renergie’s funding from $1,500,483 to $2,500,000.

As a means of introduction for first-time visitors, the following is a list of the currently most popular articles and links on the Renergie weblog.

http://renergie.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/bps-strategy-to-limit-liability-in-regard-to-its-gulf-oil-gusher/
BP’s Strategy to Limit Liability in Regard to Its Gulf Oil Gusher

http://renergie.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/bp-is-not-the-only-responsible-party/
BP is Not the Only Responsible Party

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/bp-oil-spill-of-april-2010-why-class-action-lawsuits-may-not-be-in-the-best-interests-of-potential-plaintiffs/
BP Oil Spill of April, 2010: Why Class Action Lawsuits May Not be in the Best Interests of Potential Plaintiffs

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/regional-greenhouse-gas-cap-and-trade-programs-may-be-the-solution/
Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/the-u-n-approval-process-for-carbon-offsets/
The U.N. Approval Process for Carbon Offsets

http://donovanlawgroup.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/the-role-of-offsets-in-climate-change-legislation/
The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

http://www.greencarcongress.com/2009/12/perspective-why-carbon-emissions-should-not-have-been-the-focus-of-the-un-climate-change-summit-and-.html#more
Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the U.N. Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=503204
Act 382

http://fieldtopump.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/our-nations-need-to-transition-to-hydrous-ethanol-as-the-primary-renewable-transportation-fuel/
Our Nation’s Need to Transition to Hydrous Ethanol as the Primary Renewable Transportation Fuel

http://fieldtopump.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/the-renergie-field-to-pump-strategy/
The Renergie “Field-to-Pump” Strategy

http://fieldtopump.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/floridas-port-to-pump-advanced-biofuel-initiative/
Florida’s “Port-to-Pump” Advanced Biofuel Initiative

http://blenderstaxcredit.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/independent-ethanol-producers-in-florida-have-the-legal-right-to-receive-blenders-tax-credit/
Independent Ethanol Producers in Florida Have the Legal Right to Receive Blender’s Tax Credit

http://renergie.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/why-the-ethanol-import-tariff-should-be-repealed-2/
Why the Ethanol Import Tariff Should be Repealed

http://renergie.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/independent-u-s-ethanol-producers-will-not-survive-as-price-takers/
Independent U.S. Ethanol Producers Will Not Survive as Price Takers

http://fieldtopump.wordpress.com/2009/04/17/louisiana-enacts-the-most-comprehensive-advanced-biofuel-legislation-in-the-nation/
Louisiana Enacts the Most Comprehensive Advanced Biofuel Legislation in the Nation

http://blenderstaxcredit.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/why-big-oil-should-not-be-allowed-to-monopolize-the-blender%E2%80%99s-tax-credit/
Why Big Oil Should Not be Allowed to Monopolize the Blender’s Tax Credit


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