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Is Ethanol Worth the Fight?
May 1, 2017 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Tim Snyder (Equities.com/Crudefunders)  … With that in mind, we decided to break down the question of, “Is it worth it?” into four parts: price benefits, reduction of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), oxygenate replacement and green fuel alternatives.

Ethanol …

Proposed Mexico Fuel Rule Seeks More Ethanol Blending
April 26, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by David Alire Garcia (Reuters) A plan to raise the amount of ethanol that can be blended with motor fuels in Mexico, which could power job growth and lower air pollution, was submitted to the country’s …

Opportunities to Transition Ethanol Facilities to Biochemical Refineries
April 24, 2017 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Daniel A. Lane and Joel A. Stone (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … As the market for gasoline grew, a shortage soon developed for the lighter fractions of crude oil. This shortage led to the development of …

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner
April 24, 2017 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a trade mission Mexico to learn …

Health Effects Institute Takes Hard Look at Ethanol vs Aromatics
February 14, 2017 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Candid discussions at the Health Effects Institute offer hope ethanol’s positive emissions profile will be taken seriously, writes a UAI advisor and Siouxland Ethanol board member in …

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 …

Letter: Pink out with Ethanol
October 24, 2016 – 8:47 pm | No Comment

by Krista Willis Willmar (Hutchinson Leader)  …  And some consumer choices do significantly impact our exposure to cancer-causing toxins.  Vehicle fuel is an excellent example. That’s why several major chains of gas stations across six …

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert
October 24, 2016 – 8:30 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr. Randolph holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, with a specialty in the …

Don’t Fall For Ethanol Spin
September 12, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Delahunt (Coastal Angler)  … There is a lot to like about ethanol. It displaces cancer-causing chemicals in gasoline like benzene. It replaced MTBE, which polluted drinking water throughout the 1990s. Just this year, ExxonMobil was required …

The War Against Ethanol, Part 1
August 22, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  Getting real about ethanol  —  …  But until solar and wind power charge our national fleet of electric and hydrogen vehicles, ethanol is worth discussing. Because all in all, gasoline is …

EPAct’s 11th Birthday Is Something to Celebrate
August 12, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  On Monday, Aug. 8, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) celebrated its 11th anniversary. Not on a first name basis with acronyms? It’s the law that gave us …

Ethanol Claim a Dangerous Combination of Misinformation, Power
July 8, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Doug Berven (Portland Press Herald/POET)  Gov. LePage and his allies need to look at the facts before alleging that there’s a link between the fuel additive and Maine’s drug crisis.

Most importantly, ethanol replaces petroleum-based …

EPA: E15 Keeps Growing in the US, but Not Fast Enough to Raise Mandates
June 16, 2016 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Government and industry investment in new equipment will dramatically increase access to higher-ethanol blends but not fast enough to raise mandates to use the fuel next year, according to the US Environmental Protection …

Are Ethanol Opponents Sniffing Glue? Something Is Making Them Dizzy!
June 10, 2016 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … In preparation for this hearing and EPA process, a group called American Council For Capital Formation (an oil industry lobby shill group) commissioned a report from Dr. Daniel De …

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 …

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea
May 19, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by John M. Urbanchuk  (The Intelligencer)  I am writing in response to Andrew Mikula’s May 13 letter (“With oil now plentiful, why the need for ethanol in gasoline?”). Several points come to mind.

Ethanol has several characteristics …

BREAKING: High Court Turns Away Exxon’s Challenge To $236M MTBE Verdict
May 16, 2016 – 10:43 am | No Comment

by Keith Goldberg (Law 360) The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review a $236 million trial judgment against ExxonMobil Corp. in a groundwater contamination case in New Hampshire, leaving in place a verdict the energy …

Boating and Engine Experts Call on Lawmakers to Boost Biofuel Blends
May 10, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Fuels America/The Auto Channel)  Certified mechanics, engine performance experts, and professional fishermen are briefing lawmakers on Capitol Hill today about the importance of ethanol in protecting the environment, preserving America’s energy security, and providing a …

Letter: Rebuttal to My Voice on Ethanol
May 9, 2016 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

by Mike Pap (Angus Leader)  In response to the My Voice written by George “David” Banks, “Corn ethanol mandate harmful to environment.” Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, I question Bank’s intent, thinking he …

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 …

Life As We Might Have Known It: What If Ethanol Was Our Primary Engine Fuel
March 16, 2016 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by  Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  … Our exchange began with his comments that government should not decide which fuel is the winner; that fossil fuels dominance over alternative fuels was due to consumer choice; …

Corn Ethanol: The Rise and Fall of a Political Force
March 3, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Tristan R. Brown (The Conversation) The 2016 primary race is defying conventional wisdom, with erstwhile fringe candidates competitive in the polls despite their unorthodox policy positions. The Iowa Republican Caucus provided additional material for this storyline …

Ethanol Keeps Gasoline Prices Down
February 29, 2016 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

by Fred Yoder (The Columbus Dispatch/Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association) When the original renewable fuel standard was passed in 2005, gasoline manufacturers were under heavy pressure to do something about the contamination of thousands of …

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds
February 23, 2016 – 8:15 pm | One Comment

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple: Grow an acre of corn for fuel and it means you have to grow another …

India’s First Biofuel Refinery to Be Ready by 2019
February 11, 2016 – 9:40 pm | No Comment

by Supratim Dey (Business Standard)  With Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) witnessing a surge in the requirement of bio-fuel, as national policies mandate certain percentage of its blending with petrol and diesel, India within next three years …

The Shocking Truth About America’s Ethanol Law: It Doesn’t Matter (For Now)
February 11, 2016 – 8:58 pm | No Comment

by Dan Charles (New England Public Radio)  … If you oppose government interventions in the free market, as Cruz does, the RFS is an outrage. …

This view of the RFS is widely shared across the political …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

The Looming Octane Shortage?
December 29, 2015 – 9:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a time of rising gasoline demand and targets for higher engine efficiencies, the world could use more octane.  What about ethanol, and what about iso-octane itself? The Digest looks at …

EPA Review Raises Alarm in Maine over Potential Increase of Ethanol in Gasoline
November 23, 2015 – 8:18 pm | No Comment

by Whit Richardson (Portland Press Herald)  Critics say the change would cost drivers, farmers, fuel sellers and small-engine equipment owners. …  But that report is clearly politically motivated to sway the EPA’s decision and its …

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 …

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity
August 31, 2015 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used in all gasoline-powered passenger vehicles manufactured in or after 2001. The vast majority of gasoline-powered …

Repeal the Ethanol Mandate
August 20, 2015 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by John McClaughry (Watchdog.org)    … Back in the Nixon years scientists discovered that tetraethyl lead used to improve combustion in gasoline led to serious environmental and health damage. Adding lead to gasoline was banned. That …

Shedding Light on U.S. Biofuels: The ‘Food versus Fuel’ Debate
August 17, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Stephanie Mercier (Ag Web)  The U.S. biofuels sector marks its birth back in 1979, when Congress established a blender’s credit for ethanol as the earliest piece of federal biofuel policy as part of the Energy …

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 …

USGC: Ethanol Can Improve China’s Air, Water Quality
August 3, 2015 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A U.S. Grains Council mission including U.S. environmental and public health specialists recently traveled to China to discuss how air and water quality in that country could be improved through the …

Valero Expands into Ethanol Export Market for 1st Time
July 14, 2015 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Valero Energy Corp, one of the biggest U.S. oil refiners, is preparing to sell ethanol for export for the first time, the company said, betting on the $2 billion overseas market …

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 …

Building Markets for Ethanol Exports
June 19, 2015 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Expanding export markets for U.S. ethanol was the focus last month as a group of industry representatives to Mexico and Japan on trade missions coordinated through a partnership between …

Corn Ethanol Yields Continue to Improve
May 14, 2015 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

(US DOE Energy Information Administration)  In 2014, U.S. fuel ethanol production reached 14.3 billion gallons of ethanol fuel, the highest level ever. The growth in U.S. fuel ethanol production has outpaced growth in corn consumed …

Biofuels: What’s Happened and Where Are We Going?
April 16, 2015 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Scott Chabina (Fierce Energy)  The transformation of Gen 1.0 to 1.5 and the reality of Gen 2.0.  Advanced, commercially viable biofuel facilities no longer “unicorns on the horizon” … Conventional, or “Gen 1.0”, corn ethanol …

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. …

Why Are Ethanol Prices and Production Profits So High?
June 12, 2014 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)   The ethanol production industry is in the midst of a long “winning streak” in terms of profits.  The current run of historically high profits began in …

Expanding American Ethanol to China
June 9, 2014 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Davis (Renewable Fuels Associations) I (Kelly Davis, Director of Regulatory Affairs) had the unique opportunity to participate in a 10-day U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) trade mission to China that began on May 5. …

How Big Ethanol Hopes You’re a Dope
September 5, 2013 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by  Alex Fitzsimmons (Institute for Energy Research)  …Millions of gallons of ethanol would be produced and used every year without the Renewable Fuel Standard since refiners would use it as an oxygenate. The problem is not …

DfT: 66% of Biofuels Supplied in the UK Are Sustainable
May 9, 2013 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

(E2B) According to the Department of Transport, between 15 April 2012 and 14 January 2013, 965 million litres of renewable fuel were supplied, of which 66 per cent have so proven to be sustainable. 18 per …

AFPM, RFA Trade Charges after Verdict in MTBE Case
April 12, 2013 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Jordan Godwin  (Platts)  …(American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles T.) Drevna responded Wednesday to a New Hampshire verdict earlier that day in a case where ExxonMobil was found negligent for putting MTBE in gasoline without warning …

Ethanol–Does the RFS Matter?
March 21, 2013 – 9:24 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (University of Illinois/FarmDocDaily)  …The suggestion to waive the mandate assumes that ethanol production and blending is motivated only by the RFS and that a lower mandate would result in less …

UK Releases Open Source Data on Biofuels Usage Since 2008
March 12, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the government has made available open source data regarding the country’s use of biofuels through April 14, 2013 (despite the fact that it’s still a month away), the fifth …

IKCO Adapts Engines for Ethanol
January 1, 2013 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(AMEInfo.com)  A mutual collaboration between IKCO (Iran Khodro) and Bio-energy Research Center of Tarbiat Modares University, has provided the ability of using ethanol in IKCO cars.

Mehrdad Elyasi, design manager of powertrain and control systems in IKCO …

Defending Tomorrow’s Ethanol Today – Q&A
November 6, 2012 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Advanced Ethanol Council Executive Director Brooke Coleman talks controlling the industry’s narrative and the delicate challenge of battling ethanol’s only customer for market share.

Recognizing that the arguments for advanced …

Evonik Produces BioMTBE with Material Refined from Crude Glycerin
October 24, 2012 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) While petroleum-based methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) has largely been replaced with ethanol as a gasoline additive in the U.S. due to environmental concerns of groundwater contamination, Evonik recently announced it …