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Growth Energy Releases New Survey Results Showing Small Engine Owners Confident With Using Ethanol Blends
June 13, 2017 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy released a new survey showing that U.S. small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends …

Crappie Masters Disputes Anti-Ethanol Claims Made by BoatUS
May 19, 2017 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 16, the Boat Owners Association of the U.S. (BoatUS) issued a press release criticizing a new Renewable Fuels Association ad campaign focused on the use of E10 …

The Fuels and Additives Market Adjusts Focus as Ethanol Repair Issues Become Less Prominent
May 2, 2017 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by Brianna Liestman (Boating Industry)  … Issues related to tank compatibility with E10 have declined in the past years as many older systems and boats are being retired and replaced with new engines, which were built …

Electromobility – Further Development of Fuels for Use in Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
April 24, 2017 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(UFOP (Google Translation))  The cars of the future are also supposed to drive electrically. Today, the share of hybrid vehicles with an electric and an internal combustion engine (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, PHEV) is increasing. …

Ethanol Industry, Small-Engine Manufacturers Clash over Damage from Fuel
April 10, 2017 – 10:54 pm | No Comment

by Ben Wolfgang (Washington Times)  Manufacturers of lawn mowers, snowblowers, chainsaws, and other small-engine equipment continue fueling a debate over the supposed dangers of ethanol, but the ethanol industry argues that they are merely looking for …

Passing the Test with Flying Colors
February 20, 2017 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Glacial Lakes challenge in Watertown, SD, demonstrates E30 is a winner. The midlevel ethanol blend caused no check engine lights, mileage was virtually unchanged and resulted in real savings. …

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO
December 19, 2016 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, the story was riveting …

Study Finds People Are Willing to Pay More for New Biofuels
December 8, 2016 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Scott Weybright (Washington State University)  When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel.

“We were surprised …

Busting the Mythology of Food vs. Fuel
November 30, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate) Making ethanol doesn’t rob the hungry of needed nutrition …  Ethanol has long been recognized as an additive to increase octane and help internal combustion engines burn cleaner. Until 2005, the chief …

Auto Club Monitoring Proves Ethanol Blending Safe
October 19, 2016 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

by Gene Hammond (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Association Motor Club Marketing)  Guest columnist for ACE’s Grassroots Voice column in the November EPM writes about the AMCM and Travelers Motor Club experiences with ethanol.   —   … …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Controversial B10 Biodiesel Hits Snag
September 22, 2016 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Yamin Vong (The Sun Daily)  A proposal to push through a controversial B10 bio-diesel next month hits more snags, much to the relief of car and oil companies that want validated testing of the palm-oil …

New DOE Study: Gas Becomes “Stale” Long Before Water Uptake Becomes a Concern
September 21, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As millions of Americans say goodbye to summer and prepare to store their boats, motorcycles, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other equipment for the winter, a new study by the Department of …

Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel
September 13, 2016 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher …

Dear EPA: Watertown Is ‘Premium E30 Ready’
September 12, 2016 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Watertown Public Opinion/Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC)  … The E30 Challenge is a campaign initiated by GLE and its industry partners ICM and Urban Air Initiative to encourage the voluntary use of Premium E30 …

It’s Time To Rethink The Value Of PhD: Distrusting the “Other” Doctors Advice on Engine Fuels
September 12, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Tobacco advertising that promoted doctor-endorsements appeared in all consumer media as well as leading medical publications like “The New England Journal of Medicine” and “The Journal of the American …

Letter: E30 Protects All Engines
August 22, 2016 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Orrie Swayze Wilmot  (Argus Leader)  E30 can prevent up to a $5,000 maintenance problem for especially vulnerable new turbo-charged gas direct injection type engines: But we must first recognize that contrary to oil interests’ fraudulent …

Better Boater: Are Fuel Additives Worth Your Time and Money?
August 16, 2016 – 12:59 am | No Comment

by Trevor Mason (Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine) … Boat engines are designed to function with fuel that has a maximum of 10 percent ethanol and are in fact prohibited from using fuel that has more than …

Brampton Transit Buses Not So Green These Days
July 22, 2016 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

by  Peter Criscione (Brampton Guardian) Brampton transit buses, once lauded as the future of clean transportation in Canada, aren’t running so clean these days.  Brampton Transit stopped using bio-diesel fuel in city buses nearly a year ago …

Use of E15 Overwhelmingly Favored in Wisconsin
July 19, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent statewide opinion poll shows that Wisconsin citizens favor the use of ethanol blends in fuel up to 15 percent (E15), by a 2 to 1 margin. The …

Ministry to Meet Carmakers to Discuss Implementation of B10 Biodiesel
July 18, 2016 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

(The Sun Daily)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities will meet car manufacturers tomorrow to discuss the implementation of B10 biodiesel, said its minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong.

It was reported that various manufacturers …

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 …

Controversy as B10 Biodiesel Goes on Sale in Malaysia – MAA Says May Cause Engine Damage, MBA Says No
June 17, 2016 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Mohan K Ramanujam  (paultan.org)  … In response to the implementation of B10 biodiesel for the transportation sector, the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) sent a letter to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), claiming …

The Truth Behind Marine Engines & Ethanol
March 18, 2016 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  In response to a recent misleading piece in BoatUS, which warned of marine engine damage due to ethanol, Keith Holmes, President and Owner of CK Motorsports, a certified Mercury Marine Engine …

Gary W. Johnson, Board of Contributors: Clearing up Facts about Ethanol and Your Vehicle
February 27, 2016 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Gary W. Johnson (WacoTrib.com)  … In this instance, the numbers quoted for bad-gasoline engine emissions with ethanol blends is a prediction based on ethanol harming and even shutting down catalytic converters. It was a prominent …

Ethanol in Fuel: Is the Bad Rap Deserved?
February 27, 2016 – 7:57 pm | No Comment

by Ed Wodalski (Pumper Magazine)  Ethanol-blended fuels receive criticism for creating wear and tear on small engines  —  Should you use ethanol-blended, oxygenated fuel in your small engine? The short answer is yes, but …

Today’s spark-ignited, …

South Korea Planning To File Charges Against Volkswagen Exec: Report
January 20, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Michael Ballaban (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Criminal Charges Coming Against Volkswagen’s People  —  We haven’t seen much by the way of actual, personal, criminal consequences for Volkswagen executives, but the first round of charges coming down …

This Couple Is Driving Cross-Country To Return Their Polluting Jetta To VW Headquarters
January 18, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by David Tracy (Jalopnik) Upset that Volkswagen deceived them into buying a not-so-clean diesel, Marcus Moench and Elisabeth Caspari are driving from Colorado to VW’s headquarters in Virginia to return their Jetta SportWagen TDI and drop …

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations
January 4, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Justice)  The Department of Justice, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), today filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of …

Impact of Real-World Driving on Emissions from UK Cars and Vans
November 19, 2015 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Committee on Climate Change)  Passenger cars and vans contribute to 17% of the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions, and therefore have an important role to play in meeting future CO2 targets. Despite rapid falls in the …

The Truth about Ethanol
November 16, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by John Sedbrook (The Hill)  The American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry wrote in these pages, in no uncertain terms, that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and fuel ethanol is a “failure.” While one may wonder what …

When Winterizing Marine Motors, Ethanol Factors Should Be Considered
November 12, 2015 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Nick Hromiak (Examiner.com)  With winter oncoming, it customarily means an end to the boating season. As such it’s important to prepare the boats’ outboard and inboard motors for winter. Most important is managing the potential …

EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated a 2nd Time on Pollution Tests
November 3, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher (Associated Press/Washington Post)  … The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the California Air Resources Board, said Volkswagen installed software on thousands of Audi, Porsche and VW cars with six-cylinder diesel engines …

How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?
October 23, 2015 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business)  … From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions) tested three diesel cars: a Volkswagen Jetta, a Volkswagen Passat, and …

AGQM Develops No-Harm Test for Biodiesel Heating Oil Stabilizers
October 7, 2015 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Due to increasing demand for biodiesel-blended heating oil, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM announced it will offer for the first time a test to assess oxidation stabilizers for …

Volvo Trucks Underlines Its Commitment to HVO
October 7, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Michael Nash  (Automotive World)  Volvo Trucks is gearing up to ensure its Euro VI engines support hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO)

Just as it did with its Euro V engines, Volvo Trucks is readying its Euro …

Blog: Roadside Assistance for Proud Ethanol Supporters
September 29, 2015 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  When is the last time you were stranded on the side of the road, wishing you were a member of a motor club? Or, perhaps, you are already a …

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 …

The Drivers Seat: Ethanol Update
September 28, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Car Clinic Network)  Recently, Lauren Fix appeared on the Jacki Daily Show and took aim at Ethanol.  Really?   Yes, something needs to be fixed. And it’s not ethanol.  What needs to be …

PSU Automotive Students Get Training in Biodiesel
September 22, 2015 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Lisa Olliges (KOAM TV)  Today PSU automotive students are learning how bio-diesel works as the alternative fuel becomes more mainstream. First it was ethanol now its bio-diesel.

Steven Benzel, an automotive technology major says the course …

API Study Claims RFS Damage: Biofuel Producers Pan Oil Industry Study Attacking Ethanol
September 10, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Biofuels interest groups denounced the study as a rehash of a similar effort in 2012 that made predictions that were provably false. … Biofuels interest groups countered that the …

Study: US Ethanol Mandates Could Cause Severe Harm to Consumers, Economy
September 9, 2015 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

(American Petroleum Institute)  The statutory biofuel mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are infeasible to achieve in 2015 and beyond and could cause severe harm to consumers and the U.S. economy, according to a …

That Sleeper Low-Carbon Fuel Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Marine Fuels
September 4, 2015 – 9:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In many cases, customers are looking for ethanol free gasoline for a “boat, truck, RV, plane, farm equipment, snowblower, hotrod or motorcycle”, based on concerns over corrosion, engine wear, and performance …

Ethanol Supporters Respond to Spate of Misinformation
September 2, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Before Labor Day, the Boat Owners Association of the United States announced the results of an informal survey that found a “vast majority” want ethanol-free gas, but only …

You Want to Talk About Engine Problems? Take Ethanol out of Gasoline
August 21, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  One of the great misconceptions following ethanol is that it causes compatibility issues in certain engines. But new data shows that the opposite is true, and ethanol free gasoline …

Waste Cooking Oil From Mexico City’s Restaurants Could Power the City’s Buses
July 20, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Kate Wheeling (Pacific Standard Magazine)  Biodiesel from the waste cooking oil produced by the capital city’s restaurants could help to power the cities public transit system, and reduce emissions in the process.

… A team of researchers …

Ethanol Chronicles Launches Blog to Answer Fuel Critics
July 14, 2015 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

By Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Auto Channel recently launched the Ethanol Chronicles to aggregate questions and information on ethanol. The Auto Channel is a focused content channel covering all things automotive. A long-time champion …

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Use of Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines: DE-FOA-0001373
June 30, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the following topics related to …

Urban Air Initiative: Ethanol Reduces Engine Wear
June 30, 2015 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) has released a study that finds ethanol free gasoline blends actually increase the wear and tear on engines including hoses, seals and fuel tanks. In other …

Bioenergy Misconceptions and Misinformation
May 15, 2015 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

(Safer Alliance)  What wild accusation have your heard regarding ethanol, biodiesel, biogas or other bioenergy resource?  If you are engaged in research, promotion and advocacy and/or invested in the world of biofuels, you have likely …

University of Rostock Project to Investigate Biodiesel for Stage IV Engines
April 13, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, a project at the University of Rostock is investigating the technical feasibility of using certified sustainable rapeseed oil to produce biodiesel. In order to pave the way for …

Motor Club Rep: No Ethanol-Related Claims
March 27, 2015 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  While AAA may be an outspoken critic of ethanol blended gasoline and E15 in particular, some other motor clubs think differently, and one of them was on Capitol Hill this week …

Why Is Jay Leno Misrepresenting Ethanol? +VIDEO
March 10, 2015 – 7:51 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) I’ve watched enough video of Jay and his vehicles to believe that he is equally a master when it comes to knowing about his vehicles and the history of …

Missing Opportunities and Misrepresenting the Facts
March 9, 2015 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Bob Reynolds (Downstream Alternatives/Renewable Fuels Association) Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant (AW 3/2/15), aside from misrepresenting the facts, misses an opportunity to address the problem of low-quality replacement parts for vintage vehicle fuel systems. Leno states …

Can’t We Just Get Rid of Ethanol Ignorance?
March 6, 2015 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

by Bobby Likis (Renewable Fuels Association)   Jay Leno is a car guy … and someone I’ve respected for many years. But Jay’s AutoWeek article “Can’t We Just Get Rid Of Ethanol?” makes zero sense to …

Biodiesel 2014: Fame and Misfortune?
July 30, 2014 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by William Woebkenberg (Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America)  In these presentation slides from a July 2014 US Department of Energy EIA conference, Bill Woebkenberg explains Mercedes’ support for world-wide B5 biodiesel/FAME blends and the …

Gasoline Quality Greatly Affects Fuel Systems; Not Ethanol Content
March 12, 2013 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  EPA’s decision to grant the use of E15 in 2001 and newer automobiles and light duty vehicles was based on multiple-year, multiple-aspect testing of more than 88 vehicles.  The …

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia
March 7, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Sugar & Ethanol Asia 2013” conference organized by F.O. Licht took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 26-27, 2013. This event attracted 125 people representing 20 countries (mostly …

New Evidence of E15 Fuel Damage Confirms Case Against Renewable Fuel Standard
January 29, 2013 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)  New research released by the Coordinating Research Council (CRC) today found that E15, gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol, would damage millions of post-2001 model year vehicles. The CRC …