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AY-YI YI-YA AAAY, Gevo Just Can’t Stop Dancin’
February 16, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But there’s something so cool in that technology that we can’t take our eyes off the company and its progress, even though looking at the balance sheet can feel like watching …

Uganda: Museveni Wants Law on Sugarcane By-Products
January 25, 2017 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by  Ismail Musa Ladu (The Monitor/All Africa)  President Museveni has directed the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Ms Amelia Kyambadde to bring to Parliament, within six months, a law that will allow for the …

Competitive Enterprises Institute Wants RFS Frozen and Sunsetted
January 13, 2017 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Competitive Enterprises Institute has put forth proposals for the next session of Congress including freezing the Renewable Fuel Standard below the blend wall while setting a sunset …

REPORT: Navy’s Biofuels Program Is A Huge Step Backwards
January 6, 2017 – 2:28 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The U.S. Navy’s biofuels program has “failed to demonstrate any operational or strategic advantages over petroleum and have actually increased costs” for the military, according to a new report …

Drivers Get Cleaner Air, Added Costs as Taxes, Premium Gas Rise
January 6, 2017 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Laura Blewitt (Bloomberg Markets)  Need high-octane for that BMW? New sulfur curb boosts the cost; Seven U.S states pile on with higher tax rates for 2017  —  A new federal rule cuts the amount of …

Opinion: Why ICAO’s Emissions Deal Will Not Make A Difference
October 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment

by Jens Flottau (Aviation Week)  When the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced in early October that its general assembly had reached agreement on the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (Corsia), the …

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump
August 23, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively undermined the international oil cartel that seeks to profit from our dependence on oil.

Today, ethanol …

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends
August 22, 2016 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between, but the ACE’s “Retailer Roadmap” aims to help change the fuels landscape. The Roadmap analyzes …

Ned Bowman: Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront
August 16, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

by Ned Bowman (Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association/Florida Politics) …  The RFS was originally intended to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but over time the National Association of Clean Air Agencies discovered that it …

Latest US Navy Biofuel Bunkers Are Bad For the Environment, Expensive, Barely Biofuel At All, Says Critic
July 8, 2016 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Ship & Bunker)  … As Ship & Bunker has previously reported, the U.S. Navy has sought to develop and use drop-in biofuels as part of its energy security goals, having previously set a target of getting …

Ethanol And Octane For Beginners
June 1, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Ethanol is often talked about as a high-octane fuel. But not everyone has a clear understanding of octane and how it affects the performance of their cars. So let’s start right at …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

Can the U.S. Military Afford to Run on Biofuels?
May 16, 2016 – 10:04 am | No Comment

by Rich Smith (The Motley Fool)  …  The beef tallow being used today, however, costs just $2.05 per gallon, making it cheaper than the $2.76 per gallon that the Defense Logistics Agency pays for F-76. A …

Higher Ethanol Blends Are Coming Soon to a Gas Pump Near You
May 4, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard (Omaha World-Herald)  …  Convenience store operator Kum & Go says it is making a massive commitment to higher gasoline-ethanol blends, planning to sell E15 at about 100 more locations this year.

The 430-store …

Armed Forces Testing Biofuels to Reduce Costs
May 4, 2016 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Vic Schoonover (The Lawton Constitution)  While this isn’t information making Oklahoma oil and gas companies any happier during the downturn in oil and gas prices, the U.S. armed forces, namely the Navy and the Air …

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 …

Ethanol Mandate and the Price You Pay for Gas
February 26, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

(Agricultural & Applied Economics Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Just last year the USA Today and Chicago Tribune called for an end to the mandate that was created, in part, to reduce the country’s reliance on foreign …

Know Your Target Market
January 25, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by  Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  There’s plenty of consumer research on motorists’ fuel buying habits, and focus group research done by ACE and other ethanol supporters falls in line with …

Launch of the Great Green Fleet
January 22, 2016 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  $2.05 per gallon for drop-in, non-food advanced biofuels blends. Who would have thought it possible a few years ago.  Well, the Navy for one. Their remarkable vision results in Carrier Strike …

Amidst Drop in Oil Prices, U.S. Navy Deploys ‘Great Green Fleet’
January 20, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by David Alexander (Reuters/Yahoo!)  The U.S. Navy will formally deploy its so-called “Great Green Fleet” on Wednesday, sending warships to sea on biofuels even though oil prices have dropped 70 percent since congressional Republicans first …

Upside Down Ethanol-Gas Ratio Appears to Be New Normal
January 19, 2016 – 8:34 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After a decade of ethanol mostly being priced lower than gasoline, the ethanol/gasoline price ratio has been above 1.0 for the past four months. “The hefty premium of ethanol …

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Ordered to Switch Completely to Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

(Thanh Nien News)  E5 is now selling at VND15,339 (68 cents) per liter, 4.3 percent cheaper than 92-RON. Photo: Diep Duc Minh  —  The government has ordered Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and six other …

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 …

Defour Group and Transportation Fuel Consulting Post Responses to DOE Request Regarding Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines
January 12, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

(Defour Group/Transportation Fuels Consulting)  Dean Drake of the Defour Group LLC (D4) and Gary Herwick of Transportation Fuels Consulting (TFC) have submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Request for Information about co-optimization of fuels …

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends
January 8, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks and based on next-generation technology.  The Navy’s 7-year quest to diversify its fuel supply without …

17 Answers for Your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More.
December 28, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion (to a more soluble, transportable and storable form), for example conversion to bicarbonate?

A. To date, …

Misleading about Ethanol
December 2, 2015 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Brooke Coleman (Advanced Biofuels Business Council/Times Argus)  In “Ethanol is a bad deal for Vt.” (online Nov. 21), a group called the American Council for Capital Formation argues that ethanol is a bad deal for …

The Real Price of Natural Gas
November 16, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  A recent farmdoc daily article (August 19, 2015) documented that real (inflation-adjusted) prices of crude of oil and gasoline have recently fallen all the way back to levels prevailing …

Will Boaters Make Gevo Rock?
November 11, 2015 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite a signature partnership with Praj, Gevo’s short-term future looks strongest at the marina, where blockbuster economics apply.

So, a pretty good deal for both. Gevo potentially gets some new customers …

Let’s Bring Competition to the Fuel Pump
September 21, 2015 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

by John Hofmeister (Citizens for Affordable Energy/Wall Street Journal)   … Today’s 93 million barrels of production versus 91.5 million barrels of demand will be displaced by 2018 to 2020 by 99-100 million barrels of demand offset …

Calling Captain E0: Can Renewable Isobutanol Beat out Ethanol-Free Gasoline in the Powerboat Sector?
September 4, 2015 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  E-Zero – ethanol-free gas, has been popular with boaters, but here comes isobutanol, with Gevo leading the pack.  Are the economics a slam-dunk? Here’s the hard data.

One of the more interesting trends …

8 Ways to Win with $30 Oil: “Energy at the Extremes”
August 26, 2015 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What works, what struggles, what changes when oil prices head into the tank? Who will feed China’s manufacturing monster? — At Clariant’s “Defining the Future VII” conference in San Francisco, the …

Crude Oil Pressures Ethanol / DTN Hypothetical Ethanol Plant Margins Narrow
August 26, 2015 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  It has become the question of the day for U.S. ethanol producers: What happens to the industry if crude oil prices continue to tumble? … Donna Funk, certified public accountant …

RFA Asks EPA to Provide Relief to Midwest Consumers in Wake of Refinery Outage
August 17, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement in response to the shutdown of the BP 240,000-barrels-per-day refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which has caused gasoline prices to spike …

GAO Report Addresses DOD Alternative Fuels Investments
August 17, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In late July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report focused on U.S. Department of Defense investments in alternative fuels. The report notes that while the DOE has purchased …

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!
August 10, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The first RFS …

Viet Nam Aspires to Learn from Thai Experience in Developing Biofuel Industry
August 3, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization/Noodls.com)  Thailand’s experience in developing its biofuel industry was the focus of a meeting held today in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi.

Puttavitte, an expert in the field, shared …

Study: Lifting US Crude Export Ban Could Lead to Layoffs
July 27, 2015 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Downstream Today/The CRUDE Coalition)  Exporting U.S. crude oil would raise gasoline, diesel and home heating prices, cutting into the vast benefits Americans are enjoying from lower crude oil prices, according to a new report by …

Baltpool: Biofuel Will Be 30% Cheaper in 2015-2016 Heating Season
June 30, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment

(The Baltic Course)  According to the energy resources exchange Baltpool, the price of biofuel for the upcoming heating season 2015-2016 when a long-term biofuel supply contract is signed is by one-third smaller now, compared to …

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax
June 26, 2015 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the state’s new low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) in return for a 4¢/USG rise in the gasoline …

Fuels America Holds Call to Discuss New EPA Memo on RIN Prices
June 15, 2015 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On June 11, Fuels America hosted a conference call to discuss a memo from the U.S. EPA that demonstrates the renewable fuel standard (RFS) does not increase—and, in fact, …

Biofuels under Attack: Same Old Story
June 3, 2015 – 5:07 pm | No Comment

by Chuck Grassley (The Iowa Republican)  … Consumers like biofuels.  The idea of a homegrown product that reduces emissions harmful to the environment and brings the United States freedom from volatile oil-producing countries is appealing.

The EPA …

Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel
May 11, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Radio Prague)  In a dramatic about turn, finance minister Andrej Babiš says he now wants to halt tax support for biofuel from July. He has been stung by charges that prolonging support puts him in …

California Is Smiling On Renewable Diesel HPR Fuel
April 30, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Cobb (Hybrid Cars)  … More than a pilot project, last month’s launch of 18 stations for the diesel alternative is being propped by a few laws including California’s Low Carbon Fuel standard described by …

Propel Fuels Relocates Headquarters to Sacramento
April 27, 2015 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Propel Fuels)  Announces new management and directors, strategic focus and operating milestones.   Propel Fuels, California’s largest retailer of low-carbon liquid fuels, has announced it will move its headquarters from Redwood City to Sacramento. As California’s …

In Vietnam, Many Provinces about to Sell Biofuels Following Gov’t Decision
April 7, 2015 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Tuoi Tre News)  Authorities in many localities in Vietnam have prepared to widely distribute E5 and E10 biofuels to spur consumption and gradually replace traditional fuels following a roadmap set out by the central government …

RFA Slams Misleading Statements on Ethanol Availability Made by Oil Industry
April 3, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to set the record straight and counter misleading and inaccurate statements about ethanol …

4 Things You Should Know about Oregon’s Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
February 18, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Ian K. Kullgren (The Oregonian/OregonLive)  … The law aims to position Oregon as a leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting an increasingly cleaner standard for gasoline distributors over the next …

Vietnam Lowers Biofuel Prices to Boost Consumption
February 8, 2015 – 7:27 pm | No Comment

by Manh Quan (Thanh Nien News)  Retailers of biofuel in Vietnam cut prices by two percent on Thursday in an effort to boost consumption.
Petrolimex, Vietnam’s leading fuel importer and distributor, decreased the price of biogasoline …

Will Low Oil Prices Be the Downfall of Cellulosic Biofuels?
February 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Wally Tyner (The Conversation/Purdue University)  … One challenge to commercializing biofuel made from non-food sources — called cellulosic biofuels — has been cost.

Unlike ethanol made from corn, cellulosic biofuels are made from the inedible parts …

The (Oil Price) Crash of ’14: What Lessons Can We Learn?
February 6, 2015 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 4 weeks past the helter-skelter Oil Crash, as prices plateau for now (and maybe for the long term) — what have we learned about energy markets in the Age of Alternatives?

When …

API Says Extending Domestic Fuel Supply Lowers Consumer Gas Prices—Who Knew!?
November 3, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) Add another file to the Big Oil hypocrisy dossier.    Yesterday (October 30, 2014), the American Petroleum Institute (API) released a study arguing that the fracking boom has led …

Local Corn To Ethanol Fuel Helping Consumers
August 8, 2014 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Kayla Vanover  (WBKO)  … “Ethanol being 105-octane, you can blend it was 84-octane base gasoline and get your 87-octane. That is going to make gasoline cheaper because ethanol is cheaper than gas,” said Mick Henderson, General …

Missing the Forest for the Trees on Fuel Prices
August 4, 2014 – 2:12 pm | No Comment

by Anne Steckel (The Hill/National Biodiesel Board)  … Afraid of losing their stranglehold on the fuels market, petroleum groups have long complained that the RFS is unnecessary. More recently, their arguments have become more brazen, suggesting …

The Boss From Hell? EPA, Congress and Advanced Biofuels
August 1, 2014 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here are 5 Tell-Tale Signs that you have the Boss from Hell.   And when it comes to the US federal government and advanced biofuels, all five are kinda pointin’ right …

Pain at the Pump: An Illustrated Guide to the War over E85, Gasoline
July 24, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Why is everyone yakking about E85? FTC investigations. Key Senators on the warpath. Antitrust allegations. In short, all kinds of crazy.  What’s exactly going on?

In today’s Digest, we’ve prepared our illustrated …

The Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Ethanol
July 23, 2014 – 7:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (ABF Economics/Renewable Fuels Association)  … Reflecting this enhanced competitiveness and maturation, ethanol prices (both FOB plant and delivered at key U.S. markets) have declined, while crude oil and conventional gasoline prices remained stable or increased.

Consequently:
1. …

Ethanol & Corn Production Up, Food & Gas Prices Down
July 18, 2014 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Growth Energy is attacking the myth that ethanol production increases food prices.

Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy notes that time and again, Big Oil, big Food and special interests are attacking the ethanol …

Corn Ethanol Benefits Farmers, Community, Industry
July 11, 2014 – 6:20 pm | No Comment

by Heather Meade (Daily Advocate)  There are seven operational ethanol plants in Ohio, one of which is located just outside of Greenville – The Andersons, Inc., which was opened in conjunction with the Marathon Petroleum …

Drill More, Produce More, Pay More? | Commentary
July 10, 2014 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Roll Call/Renewable Fuels Association) In recent months, the petroleum industry has boasted about U.S. crude oil production reaching its highest level in more than a quarter-century. But what they fail to note is …

Washington State the Center of Climate Change Solutions
July 9, 2014 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Gleen Farley (KING 5 News) In 2011, Alaska Airlines was the first carrier in the country to fly regular passenger carrying flights using bio-fuel.  It replaced 20 percent of the jet fuel with a crystal …

Freedom from High Gas Prices
July 2, 2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Sadly, drivers are expected to see skyrocketing gas prices this Independence Day as analysts at GasBuddy predict that Fourth of July prices will reach their highest level in six years. Tom Kloza, GasBuddy’s chief …

Declining Gasoline Prices Still Costing Americans $1.4 Billion Every Day During This Holiday Week Celebrating Independence
July 2, 2014 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

by John Funk (The Plain Dealer)  … One reason for this year’s decline in prices since May is the price of ethanol.

Ethanol, which is mixed into every gallon of fuel sold at a level of 10 …

California Low-Carbon Rule Survives Big Legal Challenge
July 1, 2014 – 2:37 pm | No Comment

By Dale Kasler (Sacramento Bee)  California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, one of the centerpieces of the state’s fight against global warming, survived a significant legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit …

CBO Releases RFS Forecast but Ignores Mid-Level Blends
June 27, 2014 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report, “The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond.”   In the analysis, CBO looks at the possible impacts on emissions, …

25x’25 Statement on CBO Renewable Fuel Standard Report
June 27, 2014 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

(25 x ’25/Biofuels Journal)  How the Congressional Budget Office reached the conclusion in a report released Thursday that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) will raise gas and biodiesel prices is a mystery, given the deep price discount …

Ethanol, Oil, Corn Duke It Out in “The Battle of the Benjamins”
June 13, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Corn producers, ethanol producers and crude oil refiners: locked in a rollercoaster of commodity prices, and a battle for market share and profits.   As the EPA readies to unleash its …

It Pays to Shop for Ethanol
March 6, 2014 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  An informal survey of gasoline retail locations in greater Des Moines, Iowa, revealed that while 87-octane gasoline prices remain relatively uniform across several retail brands, the price a consumer pays for …

A Biofuels Inflection Point
March 3, 2014 – 6:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Huge stock rallies in first-gen and next-gen biofuels last week — and tension over Ukraine with the potential for oil price spikes.    Is this a turning point in the …

How Much Would You Pay for Renewable Fuels?
December 5, 2013 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here, as the EPA delves into the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard, today is your response on who would pay what for which renewable fuel.

The highlights

1. For E85, you …

“Flex Fuel Fridays” Raise Awareness of Higher Ethanol Blends
September 24, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Lynn Grooms (Farm Industry News Blog)  Glacial Lakes Energy, a South Dakota ethanol producer, has been raising awareness about the benefits of higher blends of ethanol at several retail fuel stations this summer with …

Show Me the Gallons: KiOR’s Progress towards Steady-State Operations
September 23, 2013 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Landmark cellulosic drop-in biofuels producer releases update on early-stage production: is the increasing gallonage enough to silence the critics? …

In July and August, the Columbus facility produced 172,398 gallons of …

Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs
August 6, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our energy security and reduce greenhouse …

U.S. Sinks $22 Million into New Biofuels Research
August 6, 2013 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(UPI)  The U.S. Energy Department is teaming up with the energy industry and research institutes to help make biofuels competitive with gasoline, its leader said.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said the government is looking for ways …

U.S. FTC Said to Open Probe of Oil Price-Fixing After EU
June 25, 2013 – 5:40 pm | No Comment

by Sara Forden (Bloomberg)  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission opened a formal investigation into how prices of crude oil and petroleum-derived products are set, mirroring a European Union inquiry, two people familiar with the matter …

Freedom of Choice: E20 Ethanol Blends Take the Value Crown from Gasoline, E10
June 20, 2013 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Freedom of choice, it turns out, drives better value for drivers.  The Digest goes in-depth to look at real-world data — and the power of free markets in fossil and …

Answers to Your Questions about Parity-Priced, Algae-Based Fuels
March 8, 2013 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Wondering when affordable algae-based transportation fuels might arrive at your local retail outlet?   Might be sooner than you think. Here’s the lowdown.

…Further, we have to take into account that, …

As Prices at the Pump Go Up, Up, Up American Ethanol is the Motorist’s Friend
February 22, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  If you’ve been paying more at the pump for gasoline, you aren’t alone. And, if it weren’t for U.S. ethanol, you’d be paying even more.

…Gas prices are skyrocketing despite …

Growth of Ethanol Fuel Stalls in Brazil
December 17, 2012 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Claudio Angelo (Nature.com)  …Domestic consumption of liquid ethanol this year has been 26% lower than for the same period in 2008. Forty-one of the country’s roughly 400 sugar-cane ethanol plants have closed over that time. …

Venter: Biofuels ‘Dead’ without U.S. Aid
November 1, 2012 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

by Bradley J. Fikes  (North County Times)  Famed genomics researcher J. Craig Venter, who is working to develop biofuels from photosynthetic algae, acknowledged this week that alternate fuels are “dead” unless the federal government mandates …

Ethanol and the Journalism It Attracts
September 11, 2012 – 11:52 am | No Comment

by Terry Daynard  (The Record)   Opinion pieces about fuel ethanol have been popular among national journalists this summer, most seem written quickly and researched poorly.

The one published recently by news services columnist Carol Goar …

ICM: Why We Must Keep the Renewable Fuel Standard
September 10, 2012 – 9:14 pm | No Comment

by Dave Vander Griend (ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I was disappointed to read the Aug. 24Wichita Eagle editorial titled “End Ethanol Mandate.” It was important for us to provide factual information instead of misinformation.

First, the U.S. ethanol industry …

Ethanol Offers American Drivers Relief at the Pump
September 4, 2012 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  …Gas prices have been increasing as well. However, relief at the gas pump is possible thanks to America’s growing use of ethanol.

According to updated research released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development …

US Ethanol Mandate Waiver Would Not Destroy Corn Demand: Deutsche Bank
August 14, 2012 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  A waiver of the US ethanol mandate would not destroy corn demand because current gasoline blending economics still favor the use of the corn-based biofuel, Deutsche Bank’ analysts Michael Lewis and Christina McGlone said …

Military Biofuels Ban Moves Forward, Ignites Criticism, Backlash
June 7, 2012 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Meg Cichon (Renewable Energy World)  As a proposed ban on military investment and use of biofuels inches closer to fruition in Washington, several groups are speaking out against the bill.

Pentagon Budget Bill, H.R. 4310, …

The $6 Gasoline That Almost Was
May 24, 2012 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mad as heck about $5 gasoline? According to new research from Iowa State, the price could have hit $6 per gallon, if the US had not had its ethanol supply.

A …

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 …

When Defending Biofuels, Supporters Point to History
March 28, 2012 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by David Ferris  (Forbes)  At a conference today sponsored by the Carbon War Room outside Washington, D.C., a panel of biofuels entrepreneurs, supporters and financiers pointed to disruptive episodes in American history that bear some similarity to the …

An All-of-the-Above Approach to Energy in America
March 20, 2012 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Sarah Bittleman (USDA/25 x ’25)  America needs and is developing a reliable, sustainable, fuel supply. If we are able to produce more of it here at home – rather than relying on foreign oil – …

What To Do About High Gasoline Prices?
March 9, 2012 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing on what to do about rising gasoline prices. Most of the hearing focused on whether increasing oil production from federal lands and …

More People Choosing Ethanol
March 8, 2012 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(KFYR-TV)  With the price of gasoline increasing to $3.70 a gallon, more and more motorists are choosing E-30 and E-85, a less expensive alternative to gasoline. In fact, sales of ethanol-blended fuel in North Dakota …

Ethanol Report on Ethanol’s Role in Gas Prices
March 7, 2012 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  …From the president to the people at the pump, everyone is talking about higher gasoline prices these days, but ethanol is actually helping to keep them lower than they could be.

In …

How Not to Lose an Energy Policy in 10 Days
March 7, 2012 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  BIO’s industrial biotech czar says that governments should resist attempts to derail the commercialization of advanced biofuels, and not be beguiled by the Solyndra Syndrome

In 2011, consumers spent …

EU-Produced Ethanol Keeps Petrol Prices Down
February 9, 2012 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Recent studies commissioned by NGOs Friends of the Earth and ActionAid claim that biofuels, including ethanol, will cost EU consumers €126 billion at the petrol pump between now and 2020. ePURE, the European …

Expert Expects Gas Prices in Chicago to Hit $4.60 by May
February 8, 2012 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Gary Strauss (Chicago Sun-Times)  Get ready for another round of pain at the pump: gas at $4 (or higher) a gallon. After rising 19 cents a gallon in the past four weeks, regular unleaded …

Get Ready To Pay More For Gas
January 17, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(TheIndyChannel.com)  Analysts Predict Higher Prices Ahead

…AAA said Monday that both gasoline and crude oil prices are at historic highs for this time of year.

The national average for regular gas climbed four cents a gallon last …

Oil Prices to Reach All-Time High
January 12, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Even without VEETC ethanol is still making gasoline cheaper

In its monthly short-term outlook, the Energy Department expects U.S. benchmark crude oil prices to average over $100 a barrel in 2012 and touch an …

Ethanol Remains a Bargain
January 12, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In recent weeks, many headlines have trumpeted the argument that gas prices will be higher as a result of expiration of the VEETC. As is often the case, a …

After Three Decades, Tax Credit for Ethanol Expires
January 9, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pear (New York Times)  …“We are in a fairly prosperous period for agriculture,” said Dean C. Taylor, a former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. “Agriculture has not been as much of a …

The Economics of Higher Ethanol Blends
December 15, 2011 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Kim Clark (Nebraska Corn Board)  …Although you have increased horsepower when using ethanol blended fuel, fuel mileage may decrease as the amount of ethanol in your fuel increases. However, studies have shown the optimal ethanol blend …

US Ethanol Dampens Global Crude Oil Prices
December 3, 2011 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

(Malaya Business Insight)  Increasing ethanol in the U.S. gasoline supply would lead to lower crude oil prices.

This is the conclusion of a study assessing the impact of US ethanol on fossil fuel markets by the …

New Race, New Fuel
July 19, 2011 – 5:39 am | No Comment

by Chad Bishop  (Bowling Green Daily News) Cars using corn-based ethanol in Sparta’s inaugural Sprint Cup race

A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has finally found itself in Kentucky. And when the lights go on tonight …