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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

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US Drivers to Rely on Internal Combustion for Decades to Come
February 27, 2017 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(Fuel Freedom Foundation/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  By 2050, there will be three billion light-duty vehicles (LDVs) on the road.  Even under the most optimistic forecast, alternative vehicles will account for — at best — 50 percent …

E15 Prices, Sites Now on Website
October 7, 2016 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progresssive Farmer)  By some estimates the spread of E15 is likely to expand significantly in 2017, as more stations across the country begin to offer the ethanol blend. E15 is …

#FlexFuel Roadmap for Retailers Now Online
September 9, 2016 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new tool developed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) for gasoline and ethanol retailers is now available online.

The online tool is an interactive version of the E15 and FFV …

Working the Calculator: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Choosing a Feedstock
August 8, 2016 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “What color is your parachute?” went the title of a best-selling book from the 80s on job hunting. The concept applies equally to biomass feedstock in the 2010s. There’s one …

Endowment Launches Updated Bioenergy Database, Mapping Tool
August 2, 2016 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities/Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities recently announced the launch of the revitalized wood bioenergy facility database and mapping tool. The site, www.wood2energy.org, is the most comprehensive …

Deliverance: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the 2016 DOE Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at …

Grandson of Billion Ton: DOE Releases Radically Improved 2016 Billion Ton Report
July 15, 2016 – 8:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Department of Energy released its 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, and said that 1.2 billion tons of biomass would be available at $60 …

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO
December 3, 2015 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there’s likely to …

GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions
December 3, 2015 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation …

EnAlgae Winds Down with Two Legacies
May 30, 2015 – 12:05 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  EnAlgae, the North West Europe collaboration of 19 partners and 14 observers aiming to reduce CO2emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources – that began in March 2011 ­– will officially end …

Find Policies & Incentives by State
March 6, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(North Carolina State University/US Department of Energy) DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by …

Navigate to E85
October 28, 2014 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(Choose Ethanol)  You can now use your Garmin or TomTom GPS device to locate E85 stations all over the country. This data will let you upload E85 stations as special Points of Interest (POIs).

You can …

USDA Announces Funding for 2 Farm Bill Bioenergy Programs
June 17, 2014 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture/Biomass Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA’s Rural Development announced it is …

BETO Announces Launch of the Bioenergy KDF Legislative Library
March 5, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of a new Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (Bioenergy KDF) resource: the Legislative Library. Using this database, site visitors can track federal legislation …

ABO Publishes Updated Standards for Measuring Algae Industry Operations
February 24, 2014 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industry standards establish “operator’s manual” for comparing algae technology performance.   In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization announced the publication of “Industrial Algae Measurements, Version 6.0” (IAM 6.0), a significant update …

ILUC and the Renewable Fuel Standard: Hard Data Appears for the First Time
February 24, 2014 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  After six years of debate — finally a database appears on actual indirect land use change.  The Partners? Including Google, UNEP, Imazon, the Center for Global Development, the University of …

2 New Tools Can Cut Deforestation And Support Sustainable Palm Oil In Indonesia
November 29, 2012 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Craig Hanson (WRI Insights)  At the 10th Annual Meeting of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), WRI launched two new online mapping applications designed to help the palm oil industry grow while avoiding deforestation. These free tools …

The False Choice Between Palm Oil And Indonesian Forests
November 29, 2012 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

by Nigel Sizer (WRI Insights/The Jakarta Post)  …The world’s top scientists are also raising concerns. According to a recent study in Nature Climate Change, from 1990 to 2010, 90 percent of lands converted to oil palm plantations in …

The Information Source for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles
November 27, 2012 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decisions makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and …

ACORE Releases 2012 State-by-State Resource for Renewable Energy
November 12, 2012 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(ACORE)  The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) released the 2012 edition of its report, Renewable Energy in the 50 States, as an interactive, online resource. Compiling updated financial data, resource potentials, market and policy …

Enhanced and Updated USDA Energy Website Makes Information Easy to Access
November 9, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  In January 2012, USDA launched its brand new Energy Web site.  The site contains agricultural, economic, and social data on renewable energy to assist stakeholders, public users, state and local government in …

New Calculator Helps Farmers Determine Costs, Benefits of Switching to Energy Crops
November 1, 2012 – 12:39 pm | One Comment

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Agricultural economists at the University of Illinois have been calculating the costs for farmers to produce biomass energy crops as renewable alternatives to fossil fuels. In fact – they …

New Database from NREL Makes Costs of Energy Technologies More Transparent
July 25, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  A new web application collects cost and performance estimates for electric generation, advanced vehicles, and renewable fuel technologies and makes them available for utilities, policy makers, consumers, and academics. The Transparent Cost …

Feedstock Cost and Profitability Calculator
July 17, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Science Institute)  The Feedstock Cost and Profitability (FCAP) Calculator provides an estimate of the breakeven price needed to cover the costs of producing biomass from alternative feedstocks. These include crop residues from corn and …