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RFA Suggests Retool for REGS
February 17, 2017 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said the proposal fails to address key regulatory …

Auto Dealers Want Trump to Weaken Car Emissions Rules
February 5, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Auto dealers are joining the call from carmakers for President Trump to roll back his predecessor’s aggressive vehicle emissions rules.

At the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans, leaders and members …

Syngenta Announces $340,000 Donation to Prime the Pump Fund
February 3, 2017 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  Prime the Pump dedicated to making higher ethanol blends available at retail outlets; E15 approved for more than 87 percent of all vehicles on the road; Increased availability for E15 at retail seen as key to …

More Pruitt Highlights
January 19, 2017 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  During the second half of more than six hours of questioning for Scott Pruitt, the EPA pick said he saw no reason to review the agency’s 2009 endangerment finding, …

CARB Supports EPA’s Final Determination on Emissions Standards
January 17, 2017 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (Next-Gen Transportation News)  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced its support for the EPA administrator’s determination that the adopted light-duty vehicle greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission standards for model years 2022-2025 are appropriate.

In …

EPA Administrator Signs Final Determination for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Standards
January 13, 2017 – 10:39 am | No Comment

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has signed a final determination, finding that the light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for Model Years 2022-2025, adopted in 2012, are feasible and appropriate under section 202(a) of the …

Can America Really Be ‘Great Again’ With A Gutted EPA?
December 22, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections are a steal. The public health benefits of a cleaner environment and a healthier workforce …

Extension of Comment Periods for: The Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Proposed Denial to Change the Point of Obligation
December 22, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On December 20, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued extensions of the comment periods for two actions: the Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Proposed …

Automakers Look to Put EPA Rules on Ice in Spending Bill
December 7, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Major automakers have embarked on an eleventh-hour push to undercut the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to boost climate and fuel efficiency standards for cars over the next decade.

The Auto Alliance …

EPA Rushes to Finish MPG Regs before Trump Takes Office
December 1, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to quickly finalize stringent gas mileage rules that require automakers to produce car and truck fleets averaging more than 50 miles per …

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent
November 30, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil. President-elect Trump is no different, promising in his speeches and …

Proposed Determination: Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025 — Comments due December 30, 2016
November 30, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On November 30, 2016, the Administrator proposed to determine that the MY 2022-2025 standards remain appropriate and that a rulemaking to change them is not warranted. This proposed determination is based on the robust …

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?
November 17, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives stone dead? What can we expect …

SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium — January 23-24, 2017 — Washington, DC
November 4, 2016 – 11:17 am | No Comment
SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium   —   January 23-24, 2017   —   Washington, DC

The solutions-oriented technical sessions at the SAE 2017 Light Duty Emissions Control Symposium provide the perfect opportunity for engineering professionals to discover, collaborate, and engage with peers from around the globe regarding emissions control of …

Automakers Outperform Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for 4th Consecutive Year
November 2, 2016 – 10:56 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  Average fuel economy reaches record 24.8 miles per gallon  —  Passenger vehicles achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards in model year 2015, according to two reports released today …

Path to Improved Fuel Economy Includes Ethanol
October 19, 2016 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) director says the auto industry path to improved fuel economy includes higher blends of ethanol.

Randall Doyal, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in southeast Minnesota, tells …

Ethanol Industry Says Ethanol Can Help Meet CAFE, GHG Standards
October 6, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol industry leaders have weighed in on a draft technical assessment report for the midterm assessment on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty …

The Road to High Octane Fuels
October 6, 2016 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … 9 things you need to know about high octane fuel, and my perspective on a path forward.

High octane fuel enables more powerful or more efficient engines

… But in the context …

Advanced Biofuels USA Submits Comments on CAFE Standards Midterm Review
September 30, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  Advanced Biofuels USA fully supports meeting the 2022 CAFE standards.  It is our understanding that the key to vehicle manufacturers meeting these standards rests on the ability to use high levels of …

#Ethanol Groups Submit CAFE Comments
September 30, 2016 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Comments regarding the goals of the CAFE-GHG standards were due yesterday  (September 26, 2016) to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ethanol organizations made their voices heard.

Comments submitted by the …

Comments on the Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Years 2022 – 2025 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Economy Standards Submitted by Minnesota and Illinois Growers
September 29, 2016 – 8:22 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Corn Growers Association Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and the Illinois Corn Growers Association)   Early this year, the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council approved a research grant to Defour Group LLC (D4) …

Congress Should Not Be Allowed to Gut Fuel Efficiency Standards
September 28, 2016 – 7:29 am | No Comment

by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) …  Automakers have adapted innovations more quickly than anticipated. They implemented technology that wasn’t even anticipated just four years ago and exceeded regulatory targets. As of last year, vehicles sold under …

The Car-Emissions Sleuth Who’s Costing Chrysler $5 Billion
September 26, 2016 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

by John Lippert and Jeff Plungis (Bloomberg)  … As head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air-quality and transportation office, (Chris) Grundler holds as much sway as any single human over how global automakers allocate more than …

U.S. Congressional Panel to Hold Fuel Rules Hearing
September 19, 2016 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  A congressional panel will hold a hearing on Sept. 22 to look at the fate of U.S. fuel efficiency rules through 2025 amid growing concerns from automakers.

An auto trade group representing General …

Survey Shows Suppliers Support for Existing 2025 Federal Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Regulation
September 15, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(CALSTART)  First-ever fuel economy survey of auto suppliers:  70 percent don’t want policymakers to change standards  —  Tier 1 suppliers want long-term goals, support 2025 targets

Major automotive suppliers see national fuel economy standards as important for …

With More People Hitting the Road, It’s Time for a Carbon Tax
September 12, 2016 – 9:25 am | No Comment

(The Washington Post)  … Even with current conditions factored in, government experts project that fuel-efficiency standards will put much more downward pressure on gasoline use in coming years, helping to bring consumption well below historical highs …

CAFE Standards: What’s Biomass Got to Do with It?
September 9, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their Draft Technical Assessment Report …

High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field
September 9, 2016 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries …

Got octane?
August 25, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to increase demand for our fuel based on its octane value proposition.

The American Coalition for Ethanol …

U.S. Rejects Automakers Request to Extend Fuel Comment Deadline
August 23, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  U.S. regulators late on Monday denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on a key environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through …

Open the Toolbox to Give Fuel Economy Rules a Chance
August 23, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Doug Durante (The Hill/Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  … The US Department of Energy just last week released a report that confirms the role of high octane and how it would meet automakers’ needs for high …

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in US Biofuels Push: Carmakers and Drivers
August 17, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles on US roads can safely handle E-15 fuel, a gasoline with 15% ethanol content, or 50% …

Growth Energy Urges US Authorities to Support Mid-Level Ethanol Blends
August 11, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  US lawmakers should recognise the potential of mid-level ethanol blends to contribute to the fight against greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from traffic, a US ethanol trade association says.

Growth Energy is urging …

GM, Honda Execs Agree: Higher Octane Gas Needed to Optimize ICE Efficiency
August 7, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Lindsay Brooke  (SAE International)  Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced combustion engines now in development, said GM and Hondaexecutives at the 2016 CAR Management Briefing …

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?
August 5, 2016 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to protect human health and the environment. They are charged with delivering on that mission by …

The Pew Charitable Trusts Advocates for Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards
August 4, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

(The Pew Charitable Trusts)  … Federal agencies are evaluating the standards that apply to model year (MY) 2022-25 passenger vehicles and will determine whether the auto industry is capable of meeting these long-term criteria. It is …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
August 1, 2016 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox)  … I’m going to break this down as a series of numbered lists — not one, not two, but five lists of three:

The three key facts the campaign took as starting points

Don’t Weaken Obama’s Fuel Economy Standards
July 26, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by Varun Sivaram (Politico/Council on Foreign Relations)  When the Obama administration released its ambitious fuel economy rules for new vehicles in 2012, the economic rationale behind the standards was obvious. The price of oil hovered …

CoOptima: Redesigning Engines, Fuels, Marketplace Strategies All at Once
July 25, 2016 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. The simultaneous fuels and vehicles research and development (R&D) is designed to …

Biofuel Governors Tout E30
July 19, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition see a push for higher fuel-economy standards as the next opportunity to …

Vehicle Rules Will Fall Short on Emissions, Fuel Savings, Agencies Say
July 18, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  U.S. vehicle efficiency rules won’t deliver the carbon reductions or fuel savings President Barack Obama promised in his first term because cheap gasoline has set off a buying spree of …

US EPA, US DOT, California’s Air Resources Board Issue Draft Technical Assessment Report of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Cars and Light Trucks
July 18, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Transportation)  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) today took the first step in the mid-term evaluation of the National …

Repeat After Me: High Octane, Low Carbon
July 18, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by David VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Governors’ Biofuel Coalition)  The signs are everywhere highlighting our product and how it can find its true value as an octane enhancer while lowering carbon emissions.

Using our research at the Urban Air …

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul
July 8, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have the state contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda Motor Co. …

How Detroit Is Dealing With Cleaner Car Standards
July 5, 2016 – 10:39 am | No Comment

by John Lippert (Bloomberg/IndustryWeek)  Fuel economy standards will increase a projected 53% to 54.5 miles per gallon within the next decade, and tailpipe emissions will need to fall. What does Detroit think about the pending …

LaHood: Stick with Final 54.5 mpg Standards
June 30, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Alex Guillén (Politico Pro)  Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is optimistic that auto manufacturers can meet the Obama administration’s goal of lifting the nation’s fuel economy standard to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

“I …

Letter: Don’t Believe Scare Tactics against Vehicular Use of Ethanol
June 27, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Robert Miller (TC Palm) … The oil industry doesn’t want ethanol to go away, but it doesn’t want to give up any more market. It needs the low-cost oxygenate as refineries have been retooled to run …

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story
June 17, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter and “coach up” the public, media and policymakers as to the real story about our …

Biofuels Industry Looks to Meet Strong Demand, Emission Needs
June 16, 2016 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

by Bill Tiedje (Iowa Farmer Today)   …  Most ethanol plants have been paid off and can now manage production to meet needs; however, if a plant slows output to match decreased demand, production efficiencies also …

Power Plants Are No Longer America’s Biggest Climate Problem. Transportation Is.
June 15, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do. … The story here is that …

Designing Tomorrow’s Fuels for Tomorrow’s Engines: DOE’s Co-Optima
June 10, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Between June 6 and 10, the Department of Energy (DOE) held its Annual Merit Review (AMR) in Washington D.C.  At the meeting, over 350 national lab activities were evaluated within …

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?
May 28, 2016 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and just plain wrong. In fact, thanks to improvements in farming techniques, increasing the amount of …

Ethanol Called Fuel of Future
May 26, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews)  Bobby Likis is an engine builder with 45 years of experience in the automotive service industry.

He’s serviced around 200,000 vehicles and answered upward of 100,000 car-related questions on the radio. In this …

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS
May 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  The practical and legal constraints on the RFS are mostly of EPA’s own making. As EPA admitted in the final 2014-2016 rule, it set the volume obligations …

It’s Time for an Octane Boost
May 18, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Tracey King (Detroit News)  While our automobiles have experienced remarkable changes over the past several decades, the fuels we put in them have not. Specifically, the octane rating of regular gasoline today is the …

Meeting 2025 CAFE Good for Consumers, Necessary for Climate; Getting There No Easy Feat
May 11, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … To achieve CAFE for the light duty fleet – there is no one-sized fits all solution.  Considering each potential CAFE compliance pathway alone — biofuels, improvements in fuel efficiency and …

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained
May 10, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for climate change and clean energy policy.  But oh, she has proposals. Lots of them! I …

WEBINARS: Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane” — September 8, 2016
May 9, 2016 – 7:10 pm | No Comment
WEBINARS:  Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels: “All About Octane”   —  September 8, 2016

Part 1 in Renewable Fuels Foundation’s Exclusive Webinar Series on Ethanol, Octane and the Future of Motor Fuels.  The RFF has teamed up with the fuel refining experts at MathPro, Inc. to sponsor a 5-part …

American Cars on Track to Double Fuel Efficiency
May 3, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Camille von Kaenel (ClimateWire/Scientific American) Pickups trucks and SUVs are not keeping pace, however  —  A growing number of vehicles are meeting or surpassing federal fuel economy standards, though improvements to cars outpace those to …

Co-Optima Stakeholder Listening Day Summary Report
April 28, 2016 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Bioenergy Technologies Office, in partnership with the Vehicle Technologies Office and DOE national laboratories, hosted a stakeholder listening day last June to concurrently investigate the optimization of fuels and vehicles. Formerly called …

OEMs Continue Push for High-Octane Gas
April 27, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Tom Murphy (Wards Auto)  2016 SAE World Congress  —  … “These speakers are responsible for powertrains delivered to 28 million vehicles per year,” moderator Jeff Hemphill, chief technical officer at Schaeffler Group USA, says in …

Ethanol Industry – Challenging Near-Term Conditions
April 11, 2016 – 7:36 pm | No Comment

(Seeking Alpha)  Ethanol producers are battling with narrowing margins and excess supply. The industry faces uncertain regulatory support and relatively mild near-term gasoline demand growth amid increasing supply. This suggests a challenging near-term outlook for the industry.

Despite …

Engine Design Trends Lead to Increased Demand for Higher-Octane Gasoline
April 8, 2016 – 10:15 pm | No Comment

(US Energy Information Administration) Since 2013, the share of premium gasoline in total motor gasoline sales has steadily increased, reaching 11.3%, the highest share in over a decade, in August and September 2015. While lower gasoline …

Ethanol Completes the Puzzle
April 7, 2016 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  We have a tremendous opportunity to make the case in the Midterm Review in what EPA says will be a “data driven and transparent process.” We can show …

Fact Sheet: A Brief History of Octane in Gasoline: From Lead to Ethanol
April 7, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  A cornerstone of U.S. environmental policy has been the reduction of harmful tailpipe emissions from cars and trucks. Thanks to EPA regulations of mobile sources, air pollutants …

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession
March 21, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09 Great Recession U.S. total carbon emissions declined rapidly due to a combination effective Government energy and …

Future for Diesel Passenger Vehicles in U.S. Remains Positive Despite Recent Set Backs
March 18, 2016 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  While diesel passenger vehicles sales have decreased in recent months, there are some positive signs that indicate diesel sales will recover and expand in the coming years, according to Allen Schaeffer, the …

What Are the CAFE Standards, and Why Do They Matter?
March 14, 2016 – 7:52 pm | No Comment

by Robin Vercruse (Fuel Freedom)  … Initially focused on reducing our nation’s petroleum use in the wake of the oil crisis of the 1970s, coupled with tailpipe emissions standards, the CAFE Standards have since become the …

How Cheap Oil Is Undermining Obama’s Fuel-Economy Rules
March 14, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Brad Plummer (VOX)  … Note that the CAFE standards come up for a midterm review in 2017. Some automakers have been arguing that the rules should be weakened in light of recent low oil prices …

Don’t Save Energy, Save Exergy! The Enemy of Progress a/k/a Waste Heat
February 26, 2016 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  One of the most important efforts to reduce waste heat is in transportation engines.  …   In transportation engine efficiency, there’s nothing more ambitious on the agenda than the US …

The Highway to High Octane: Ethanol’s Attempts to Gain Ground in US Gasoline
February 23, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Herman Wang and Jeff Bair (Platts)  Capitol Crude:  The US Oil Policy Podcast  —  The US is likely to raise its gasoline octane standard over the next decade or so, which has the ethanol …

New Study Released, FFV Campaign Launched at Ethanol Conference
February 22, 2016 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … A new campaign, called “Flex My Choice,” gives consumers a voice to support FFVs. The effort is aimed at automakers, auto dealers and the U.S. EPA. As the CAFE …

Octane Benefits Highlighted at National Ethanol Conference
February 22, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Held Feb. 15 to 17 in New Orleans, the NEC painted a strong future for the ethanol industry in the speakers addressing the conference theme, “Fueling a High …

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?
February 9, 2016 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton …

Blog: More Details on the High Octane Story
February 9, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I really enjoyed learning about research into midlevel ethanol blends from Timothy Theiss and Brian West, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “E25, E40 for the masses” went live …

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong
February 1, 2016 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues in the political life of the nation — ethanol, of all things. Donald Trump led …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Market Assessment
January 26, 2016 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past month, NREL published a critical assessment on the viability of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blends and the impact on US energy options. The complete assessment is here.

NREL writes:

The introduction …

RFA Comments on DOE’s Innovative “Optima” Program
January 14, 2016 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) had a call for information on Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Optima). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments stating that the Association …

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Become 2016 Chairmen of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition
January 11, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Coalition announced today that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will become chairman and Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will become vice chairman of Governors’ Biofuels Coalition this year.

“For more than 20 years, the …

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products
December 28, 2015 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development of biofuels for other countries, particularly Latin America? …  Not much impact from the 2014 …

Capitalizing on Ethanol’s Strengths
December 23, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jenning (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  Each fall the American Coalition for Ethanol brings members together to identify the goals we’ll pursue for the coming year. We did a series of listening …

Cheap Gas Spurs SUV Sales and Puts U.S. Climate Goals at Risk
December 17, 2015 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson and Paul Lienert (Reuters)  Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report due out on …

Automobile Fuel Economy Standards in a Lower-Oil-Price World: A CFR Discussion Paper
November 3, 2015 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Varun Sivaram and Michael A. Levi (Council on Foreign Relations)  Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, which require automakers to achieve government-mandated targets for the efficiency of the vehicles they sell each year, can …

ACE Members Pressure EPA, White House; Promote Octane Benefits of Ethanol
October 27, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/A,merican Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE members will keep working to help the EPA get the RFS on track will also continuing to work on other strategies to increase ethanol use, …

Emissions Testing Is Broken, and Other Lessons from the VW Scandal
October 3, 2015 – 12:10 am | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  How do you create clean vehicles that consumers want to buy? All of the automakers are currently focused on this question.

The Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Technology Review calls for …

We Should Not Be Surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”
September 29, 2015 – 10:12 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities to earlier cases and EPA’s role in them.

The 1998 consent decree

In October 1998, the DOJ …

Calling All Technicians: 20 Facts About Ethanol
September 28, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network/Renewable Fuels Association) Today’s hot topic?   Ethanol.  Bobby’s “Calling All Technicians…20 Facts about Ethanol” is designed to demystify – make that “de-myth-ify” – ethanol.  The more you know, the more you …

EPA’s Estimate of the “Social Cost of Methane” Used to Justify New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry
August 26, 2015 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Wayne J. D’Angelo (Fracking Insider)  On Tuesday, August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued proposed New Source Performance Standards (“NSPS”) under the Clean Air Act covering methane and volatile organic compound (“VOC”) …

Tensions over U.S. Electric Vehicle Mandates Spill into the Open
August 5, 2015 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Joseph White (PlanetArk)  A long-simmering dispute between automakers and U.S. regulators over policies to promote electric vehicles spilled into the open on Tuesday, in the high stakes struggle over the future of automotive technology.

The heads …

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels
June 25, 2015 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from the legacy fuels we use today to modern liquid and gas fuels[1] that: 1) reduce …

Up with Octane and Down with Aromatics: Continuing Health Risks with Petroleum Fuels and the Need for Engine Efficiency
June 25, 2015 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  Our country has seen many transitions in travel technologies and fuels. In the first installment I reviewed our transition from 1) barley and oats for our horses and mules …

U.S. Researchers See Auto Fuel Standards Driving Technology
June 19, 2015 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by David Morgan (Planet Ark)  U.S. cars and light trucks will become more fuel efficient and safer — but also more expensive — by the end of the next decade, as a result of increasingly stringent …

Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper?
June 12, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition held a briefing examining the current state and potential future of the transportation fuel supply. While combustion engines …

Determination of the R Factor for Fuel Economy Calculations Using Ethanol-Blended Fuels over Two Test Cycles
June 4, 2015 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by C. Scott Sluder, C., Brian West, Aron  Butler, Arvon L. Mitcham, et al. (SAE)   During the 1980s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) incorporated the R factor into fuel economy calculations in order to address …

High Octane Ethanol Blends for Improved Vehicle Efficiency
June 4, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Brian West (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/AmazonAWS.com) Presentation for Hudson Institute Conference, “Fueling American Growth”  May 7, 2015  READ MORE  and MORE (SAE)

Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper? — June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Future Fuels: Can Biofuels Make Gasoline Cleaner, Cheaper?    —   June 12, 2015 — Washington, DC

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition invite you to a briefing examining the current state and potential future of the transportation fuel supply. While …

From Small Cars to Pickup Trucks, Automakers Aren’t Just Meeting Efficiency Standards, They’re Exceeding Them
May 29, 2015 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  The emissions and efficiency standards for vehicles have been a big success, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Ten percent of new passenger cars and …

Obama Scales Back Overly Ambitious Goals for Electric Car Use
May 26, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Green/Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg)  In a 2009 executive order, the president had called for 1 million plug-in vehicles on the road by 2015, but poor sales and lower gas prices have intervened.

President Barack …

The Urban Air Initiative’s Comments On EPA’s Proposal to Update the Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone Docket ID#: EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0699
April 2, 2015 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(The Urban Air Initiative)   UAI appreciates this opportunity to comment on EPA’s proposal to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone, as set forth on November 25, 2014.  As summarized …

‘Renewable Super Premium’ Offers Boost to Biofuel Producers, Auto Industry
March 27, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  A group of DOE National Laboratory representatives have been in Washington this week making presentations to promote the benefits of what they call “Renewable Super Premium” (RSP) fuels. The researchers have found …

Carmakers Beat U.S. Gas Mileage Target for Second Year
March 27, 2015 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Plungis and Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Automakers exceeded U.S. government targets for improving gas mileage by “a wide margin” for the second year in a row, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Vehicles sold in the …

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming
February 25, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association, to chew the fat on a variety of corn-themed energy and agriculture topics. … “I think …

Prius Pushback: Hybrid Inspires Some Hatred
October 24, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment

by Julie Wernau (Chicago Tribune)    … It’s (coal rolling) also an apparent response to the Obama administration’s fight to lower carbon emissions. Carmakers must have a fleetwide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by model …

Will Obama Help George W. Bush Achieve His 10-Year Goal for Gasoline Consumption?
May 12, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Maxx Chatsko (The Motley Fool)  … President Bush believed America could reduce gasoline consumption from 142 billion gallons in 2007 to just 114 billion gallons in 2017. The biggest reduction would come from a projected annual …

How Electric Cars Can Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 18, 2013 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Joshua Linn and Virginia McConnell (Resources Magazine)  …The motivation for these policies is that many consider electric vehicles to be essential for achieving the long-term goals of dramatically reducing vehicles’ oil consumption and greenhouse gas …

Ethanol Mandates Creating an Economic Car-Wreck
August 20, 2013 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Charles Lane (The Washington Post) There are two iron laws of energy policy in the United States. Iron Law No. 1: A higher federal excise tax on fuel would efficiently reduce gasoline consumption and its …

Action Plan for a Sustainable Advanced Biofuel Economy
August 8, 2013 – 7:14 pm | 2 Comments

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Status Quo US Policies Need to Change

Orchestrated, well funded opposition from the non-renewable fuel industry and growing governmental inertia has stalled biofuel R&D innovations and market expansion. Climate Change …

Advanced Biofuels, Climate Change and National Security
July 26, 2013 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) The direct relationship between Climate Change effects and National Security was recently summarized in testimony at a Congressional hearing:
Competition and scarcity involving natural resources—food, water, minerals, and energy—are growing security …

RFA to House Energy & Commerce Committee: Let RFS Work and Solutions to Blend Wall Will Be Found!
April 8, 2013 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)    The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today (April 5, 2013)  responded to the questions posed by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce in a white paper entitled, “Examining ‘Blend …

Ethanol the Enemy?
March 25, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(CNBC) …there’s fierce debate that ethanol requirements may be driving up gas prices. from the investor perspective, is there real opportunity inethanol, or is ethanol maybe the enemy? here to debate, retired four star general wesley clark with a big bet on ethanol …

I Have a Ream: Biofuels Digest’s 60-Second Guide to this Week’s DC Overload
March 22, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week in Washington, it has been one for the record books, emailwise and biofuelswise. Reams and reams of emails attest to the seriousness of the stakes — as NGOs, …

NACS: Liquid Fuels Will Continue to Dominate in 2040
February 27, 2013 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(Convenience Store News)  Liquid fuels will continue to be the top fueling option for drivers for the next two-plus decades. However, the composition of these fuels will undergo significant change.

According to the “Future of Fuels …

Washington Auto Show Policy Day Brings Biofuels Conversation to Capitol Hill
January 30, 2013 – 3:38 pm | Comments Off on Washington Auto Show Policy Day Brings Biofuels Conversation to Capitol Hill

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) “Affordable Mobility: A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency” framed a public discussion of automotive issues for Capitol Hill staff which ranged from fuel efficiency and the new CAFÉ (Corporate Average …

Refining Chiefs Expect More Regulations under Obama
December 19, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Simone Sebastian  (FuelFix)  …A number of federal rules that seek to cut emissions and expand biofuel use were passed or discussed during Obama’s first term. Chief executive officers of Phillips 66 and Marathon Petroleum say that …

Group to Sue EPA to Force U.S. Carbon Rules for Transport
December 3, 2012 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Valerie Volcovici  (Chicago Tribune/Reuters)  A policy reform group plans to issue a notice on Wednesday informing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it will file a lawsuit to force the agency to use federal …

Even with High Gas Prices, Drivers Question Value of E85
October 8, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Bryce G. Hoffman   (Detroit News)  …While the price of ethanol, or E85, is lower than the price of regular unleaded — the average price in Michigan at the end of last week was …

When Will I Be Loved?: Supporters of the US Renewable Fuel Standard Begin to Rally
September 28, 2012 – 7:55 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …“Fuels America is built around one core idea: renewable fuel is essential to the U.S. economy, our nation’s energy security, our rural communities and the environment,” said former Congressman Jim …

Final CAFE-GHG Rule Impedes Biofuel Development and Use
September 14, 2012 – 10:40 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The nearly 2,000-page final rule establishing federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for light duty vehicles, beginning with the 2017 model year, are, undoubtedly, ambitious, even historical. A call …

EPA, DOT Finalize Fuel Efficiency Rule, Address Biofuel Comments
August 30, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Transportation finalized new fuel efficiency standards on Aug. 28. The new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards will increase fuel economy to …

Obama Fuel-Economy Rule Gives Sweeteners To Honda, Tesla
August 29, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Angela Greiling Keane (Bloomberg)  Honda Motor Co. (7267), which last year complained that a proposed fuel-economy rule was unfair to non- U.S. automakers, got a boost when the final version added extra credits for …

25x’25 Statement on the Obama Administration’s Final 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
August 28, 2012 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  The 25x’25 Alliance’s preliminary review of the final rule outlining 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards reveals that it does not provide …

White House Finalizes 2025 ‘Historic’ Fuel Rules for Automakers
August 28, 2012 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by David Shephardson  (Detroit News)   The Obama administration has finalized the landmark 2017-25 fuel economy rules that will nearly double the efficiency of the nation’s cars and trucks over the next 13 years to …

EPA’s 2017-2025 Light Duty Vehicle Rule Discourages Alternative Fuel Use
August 28, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Boyden Gray & Associates (25 x ’25)   While there are a number of obstacles impeding further growth in alternative energy, few are as critical as the joint EPA/NHTSA proposed rules establishing light-duty vehicle …

Obama Administration Finalizes Historic 54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standards/ Consumer Savings Comparable to Lowering Price of Gasoline by $1 Per Gallon by 2025
August 28, 2012 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency/The White House)  The Obama Administration today finalized groundbreaking standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. When combined with …

In the Year 2025: Cars and Trucks Are Going To Get Great Gas Mileage
August 28, 2012 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Josh Vorhees (Slate)  The Obama administration is set today to formally sign off on its latest round of strict new fuel-efficiency standards for the nation’s cars and trucks later.

The expected new fleet-wide average come …

EPA’s 2017-2025 Light Duty Vehicle Rule Discourages Alternative Fuel Use
August 8, 2012 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/BIO)  …While there are a number of obstacles impeding further growth in alternative energy, few are as critical as the joint EPA/NHTSA proposed rules establishing light-duty vehicle GHG and fuel economy …

Groups Say CAFE Standards Could Stymie Biofuels Industry
July 26, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by  Amanda Peterka (Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Proposed fuel economy standards could hamper the U.S. biofuels industry, a coalition of rural energy proponents and farm organizations said yesterday.

In comments filed with U.S. EPA, the groups warned that …

Proposed CAFE Standards Could Pose Deadly Threat to Biofuels
July 4, 2012 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A coalition of agriculture and bioenergy groups, led by the 25x’25 organization, filed late comments with the U.S. EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 28 to draw attention …

Ag Interests Say Biofuel Production Not “Incentivized”
June 20, 2012 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(FarmProgress.com)  Ag interest groups filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Council and others Thursday calling for increased incentives for biofuel use.

A coalition of agricultural interest groups says proposed new corporate average fuel economy …

Memorial Day Gas Prices and Fuel Efficiency
May 25, 2012 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(PEW Charitable Trust)  …More than 31 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from their homes over the Memorial Day weekend. With gas averaging $3.67 per gallon, consumer fuel costs will exceed $171 million …

Consumer Reports Survey: Americans Say Fuel Economy Most Important Car Buying Factor
May 23, 2012 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Consumer Reports)  Nearly three-quarters of drivers would consider an alternative fuel vehicle for their next car

…Some two-thirds of owners surveyed said they expected their next vehicle to get better fuel mileage than the one …

25x’25 Steering Committee Member Michael Bowman, White House ‘Champion of Change’ Alum, Meets with Obama
April 26, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  Wray, CO Advocate Urges President to Lend More Support to Bioenergy Development, Support Higher Ethanol Blends

Mike Bowman, a member of the National 25x’25 Alliance’s Steering Committee, met with President Obama today and …

Paper Evaluates Consequences of Dueling CAFE, RFS Policies
April 26, 2012 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Increasing fuel efficiency standards are expected to shrink U.S. gasoline demand over the coming years while, at the same time, the renewable fuel standard (RFS) will require increasing amounts …

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?
March 23, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising demand from consumers.

…”When you look at the U.S. oil market, you see that there’s actually …

An Opportunity to Show Ethanol’s Edge
March 14, 2012 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …First, with E15 market ready in many states, the U.S. EPA ought to ensure summer Reid vapor pressure (RVP) limitations do not stand in the …

Thirsty for More: Ethanol’s High Octane Rating May Be the Ticket for Meeting Escalating Fuel Efficiency Standards in Engines
February 27, 2012 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards unveiled by the agencies, which reportedly had the support of major automakers and environmental groups, would …

Automakers Press for Some Changes to Fuel Rules
February 24, 2012 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by David Shephardson (Detroit News)  Automakers asked the Obama administration Monday to make modest changes to a proposed boost in fuel efficiency standards for the 2017-2025 model years and to allow the use of some …

Obama Administration Slows Environmental Rules as It Weighs Political Cost
February 13, 2012 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post)  …Rules aimed at curbing emissions from cars and light trucks are on hold because the White House has yet to give the Office of Management and Budget the go-ahead …

Ethanol’s Octane Provides Proactive Opportunity
January 16, 2012 – 6:13 pm | No Comment

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … The new CAFE standards apply to light-duty vehicles beginning in model year 2017, requiring a nationwide average of 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025. …

Fuel Testing Reveals Higher Octane in Ethanol: Addition of Ethanol Shows Improved Performance Benefits
January 13, 2012 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

by Anne Marie Edwards (DomesticFuel.com)  Last July, the government announced plans to raise corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards to 54.5 MPG by 2025. The automotive industry responded saying the MPG number was an attainable goal …

Battery-Car Future Undercut by Europe, Improvements in ICE Technology
December 19, 2011 – 8:26 am | No Comment

by Neil Winton (Detroit News)  Investment bank Morgan Stanley came up with a nasty surprise for Nissan-Renault and other cheer-leaders for battery powered cars when it cut its electric vehicle sales forecast by nearly 50 …

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Proposes Historic Fuel Economy Standards to Reduce Dependence on Oil, Save Consumers Money at the Pump
November 16, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  Next phase in national program for light-duty vehicles will save consumers thousands of dollars at the pump while saving billions of barrels of oil, curbing pollution, enabling long-term planning for automakers

Building …

Diesel Power Ready to Meet Challenge To Achieve Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Increased Fuel Efficiency in Trucks & Buses
August 11, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Diesel engines – which power more than 95 percent of America’s commercial trucks and 85 percent of its buses – will play a central role of the United States’ new effort to …

President Obama Announces New Fuel Economy Standards
July 29, 2011 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(The White House)  President Obama today announced the next phase in the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas pollution for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States. These …

GHG Regs Fuel Need for Infrastructure
June 1, 2010 – 4:30 pm | One Comment

by Holly Jessen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The first-ever U.S. regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has fueled an even greater urgency to expand E85 infrastructure.

April 1, the U.S. EPA and the Department of Transportation’s National …

DOT, EPA Set Aggressive National Standards for Fuel Economy and First Ever Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels For Passenger Cars and Light Trucks
April 7, 2010 – 11:25 am | No Comment

Responding to one of the first major directives of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today jointly established historic new federal rules that set the …

New Fuel Economy Standards May Benefit Ethanol
April 2, 2010 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …The easiest way to gain the improved fuel economy is through “engine downsizing,” in other words, using smaller engines. But the new smaller engine technologies will not mean less power, like …