Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bio Con

On August 6, 2013 the US EPA released its Final 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard

The one number I was particularly intrigued by was the cellulose fuel standard of 6 million gallons of ethanol equivalent.   Greencarcongress analyzed the EPA release and stated the following:
“For the purposes of establishing the standard, EPA projected the bulk of the cellulosic biofuels to come from the KiOR plant in Columbus, Mississippi (5-6 million gallons of renewable gasoline and diesel), with the remainder coming from INEOS Bio’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida (0-1 million gallons). “

The August data of 5 to 6 million gallons from the EPA was a massively reduced figure from the 13 million gallons the EPA fibbed would be produced at the beginning of the year.

In June two months before the EPA released their nonsense Bio Con set of lies, I had blogged that KIOR had produced only one truckload of fuel.   In June Ineos had yet to produce and ship a drop of fuel.  On July 31 Ineos claimed they would release their first shipment in August.  August has now come and gone but there is no news release of the actual shipment of any fuel as of yet. 

I love the words Bio Con.  The predecessor company to KIOR was a company named Bioecon.  KIOR took the e out of Bioecon and simply became Bio Con. 

The sad truth is that the Kior con could only happen with the help of the con from the EPA and the DOE.  The EPA helped con Kior shareholders who were led to believe in early August that the EPA sill believed Kior would produce between 5 and 6 million gallons of ethanol equivalent alchemic fuel in Columbus Mississippi.   After the Kior debacle, Condi will shorten her name Condoleezza even further.  She will be known as Con from now on.  The image above from Iowa State is pretty cool for the bioeconomy institute.  Iowa State (my school) would never con.