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Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom
May 23, 2017 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon, and biofuels — and here’s another highly useful chart from the University of Illinois that …

Letter: Auto Owners Would Stand to Benefit Most
April 28, 2017 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Kent Frerichs (Argus Leader)  … Why don’t we encourage retailers to convert limited use E85 pumps to E30? Better yet, simply add an inexpensive flex fuel kit to enable dispensing both E85 and ethanol’s super premium …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Blog: Ethanol Advantages Outweigh Btu
September 13, 2016 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   In looking it up, E100 has 76,100 Btu per gallon, compared to 114,000 Btu per gallon of gasoline. For an E10 blend, with its 111,836 Btu per gallon, the …

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 …

EPA Should Take Note of New DOE High Octane Fuels Research
August 16, 2016 – 8:57 am | No Comment

by Tracy King  (Renewable Fuels Association)  For the past several years, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been quietly researching the benefits of ethanol-based High Octane Fuels (HOF), such as E25, E30 and E40. Now, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Corvallis Makes Switch to Cleaner, Renewable Fuel
April 4, 2016 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

(KEZI)  About 40 city vehicles, including buses, will switch over to renewable diesel this summer –that’s about one third of the city’s vehicle pool.
Renewable diesel burns cleaner and offers more power and better mileage while …

ARA Delivers Game-Changing 100% Renewable Fuels to the Navy
March 28, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Applied Research Associates/ARA)  No More Blending: 100 Percent Drop-In Renewable Fuel will Increase Energy Security for U.S. Military While Reducing CO2 Emissions  —  The Navy is performing certification testing on neat, unblended ReadiJet® and ReadiDiesel® …

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks
March 22, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks …

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 …

Letter: Ethanol Good for Iowa’s Environment
March 10, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Michael Barr (Iowa State University) When reading a recent article on “Improving fuel mileage” something caught my attention: there are many benefits of using ethanol-blended fuels that are not mentioned in the article.
The 14.3 billion …

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 …

DOE Report : Ethanol Is Key for Increased Engine Efficiency and Reducing Emissions
October 28, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … According to the DOE’s 2015 Quadrennial Technology Review, the internal combustion engine is one of the most promising and cost-effective approaches to improving fuel economy in the near to mid-term. This, the …

Biofuel Offers Solution to Reduce Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide Emissions
October 21, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

(Borneo Post/Bernama)  In the light of the current haze Malaysians are facing, a local company, Biofuel Sdn Bhd, has come out with a solution to reduce carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide emissions.
Its director, P Muguntha, …

UPM BioVerno Diesel Found to Reduce Tailpipe Emissions
October 1, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Wood-based BioVerno diesel by Finland’s UPM has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, the company reports.
A number of engine and vehicle tests have been carried out across key research institutes, such …

Volkswagen NOxGate Probe Widens
September 22, 2015 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and disclosed publicly in recent days, has caught the eye of other countries and stakeholders …

Greenspeed Aims to Debut Biodiesel Trophy Truck at Baja 1000
September 1, 2015 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(KMVT)  A Boise based non–profit called Greenspeed Research is racing to build a biodiesel trophy truck to compete in the Baja 1000.  Greenspeed Research was born out of a student club at Boise State.  They …

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG
July 2, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Edelstein (Green Car Reports)  … Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride.
He wrote us to ask …

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 …

54.5-mpg Rules Expected to Stick
April 8, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by David Shepardson (Detroit News)  A growing number of foreign automakers believes U.S. regulators won’t soften the planned 54.5-mpg fleet-wide average by 2025, and that could make it tougher for truck-heavy U.S. automakers to challenge the …

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 …

EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards
March 26, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams/mile …

The Cruze Offers B20 Mass Appeal
January 15, 2014 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

by Jenna Higgins Rose (Biodiesel Magazine)  MTV brought music videos to the masses. Can the diesel Chevy Cruze do the same for B20? The Cruze is a potential game changer because it bridges the gap …

Are You a Fuel Smartie? Which Money-Saving Fuel Did You Buy, and When?
November 21, 2013 – 11:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you were buying higher blends of renewable fuels this year, you saved on dollars per mile.
So many blends, so many fuels, and a commodity price roller-coaster to navigate. Who’s …

Despite Lower MPG, E85 May Still Offer More Bang for Your Buck
October 3, 2013 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Emily Roehler (Nebraska TV)  If you own a car, chances are fuel costs take a big hit on your wallet. Nebraskans who own a flex fuel vehicle (FFV) have options at the pump that …

Local View: Ethanol and Fuel Facts
October 1, 2013 – 7:41 pm | No Comment

by F. John Hay   (Lincoln Journal Star)  The Local View article (Issues with ethanol, LJS, 9/27) addressed an individual’s opinion on the demerits of use of ethanol as a transportation fuel and the merits …

Study Shows Diesels Save Owners Money over Gasoline Versions
July 24, 2013 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute recently published a study that shows the total cost of ownership (TCO) is lower for diesel vehicles compared to their gasoline-powered counterparts. The …

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign
July 16, 2013 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim at E15 and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The ethanol industry responded and Bob Dinneen, …

Plenty of Sunshine and Creativity at 25th Annual Supermileage Challenge
May 28, 2013 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

(Minnesota Cornerstone)  …Nearly 500 students from 50 schools built more than 80 cars and competed in the 25thannual Supermileage Challenge, which has long been sponsored in part by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Supermileage Challenge is …

E85 and Renewable Fuel Standards: The Minnesota Problem
May 7, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by Mark Green (The Energy Collective)  …What we see is that despite an aggressive push with promotions and massive state investment, the state has gone from recorded E85 sales of just under 18 million gallons in …

Increase My MPG!
April 25, 2013 – 6:35 pm | No Comment

(The PEW Charitable Trusts) High gas prices may give us pause before taking a long road trip, but we still need to drive to work, the grocery store or school. This Pew Clean Energy Program video …

Big Oil’s Big Effort
April 5, 2013 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by  Loretta Sorensen (MidWest Producer) The best way farmers and consumers can weaken the grip of giant oil companies and further reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil is to start asking their fuel retailer to sell …

Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2012
March 15, 2013 – 10:32 am | No Comment

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA’s annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States is signaling a significant 1.4 mile per gallon (mpg) increase for 2012 cars and trucks – along …

The Biggest Biofuels Myths, DeMythtefied
January 11, 2013 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When headlines run dire, ask yourself: are they real?   In today’s Digest, we give you a guide to managing the myth minefield — and the roaring trade in disinformation …

Z Energy Says It May Switch to Ethanol-Blended Petrol
November 17, 2012 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(Radio New Zealand)  Z Energy says it may switch to ethanol-blended petrol, but this could cost the Government up to $180 million in lost revenue if other major players follow suit.
The New Zealand-owned fuel retailer …

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 …

Perception vs Reality: The 8 Most Common Biofuels Myths
June 8, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Attacks from the usual opponents are generally in the form of statements that sound vaguely scientific, or fact-based. Often with a scientist in tow. Beware. Not every person in the …

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 …

By the Numbers: Trends and Patterns in the Ethanol Industry
March 14, 2012 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The arrival of the blend wall and expected increase in E85 prices due to the lapse of VEETC are two factors that have complicated the future outlook of ethanol …

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 …

Next Generation Fuel Economy Labels Arm Consumers with Information They Can Use
May 25, 2011 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Ray LaHood (Department of Transportation)  …Because of President Obama’s efforts and automakers’ innovations, Americans today have many more options for fuel-efficient vehicles than ever before.  And the new labels will help us make sense …

Drivers Line Up in Ankeny for 85 Cents a Gallon E85
May 9, 2011 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Dan Piller  (Des Moines Register)  Cars, trucks and SUVs lined up at an Ankeny Kum & Go on Friday for a taste of what’s to come: lower gas prices.
…Demand was no problem at the …

230 MPG For Chevy Volt? Not Likely
April 22, 2010 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Reilly Brennan (AOL Autos)  EPA Mulls New Fuel Economy Guidelines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon draft a new regulation for the way it calculates fuel efficiency for electric cars, potentially deflating the stratospheric …

20-30 Percent Ethanol Inproves Fuel Efficiency in Some Cars, MnCAR Discovers
January 30, 2008 – 6:40 am | No Comment

by Tim Krohn (Free Press/Minnesota State University)  When Bruce Jones and his colleagues began a study on how higher blends of ethanol would affect gas mileage, he expected to prove conventional wisdom true: The more …