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Vietnam : Use of Biofuels: Economic and Useful Value for the Environment, Health

(Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX/Futures Trading Charts)  At a conference on Propagation and Development of Biofuels held in the morning of September 13 in Ho Chi Minh City, US experts shared valuable information on environmental benefits, energy human and economic use of biofuels. The conference was jointly organized by the Department

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The Manhattan Institute looked at “zero emission vehicles” and found: Broad-based adoption of ZEVs will increase overall emissions of sulfur dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, and particulates, compared with the same number of new internal combustion engines. The simple fact is that, because of stringent emissions standards and low-sulfur gasoline, new

May 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Troubling Link Found between Pollution Exposure in Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure in Children

by Ariana Eunjung Cha (Washington Post)  … In a paper published Monday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension, researchers reported that children of mothers who were exposed in their third trimester to higher levels of fine particulate pollution — the tiny airborne matter that causes haze in many cities around the world

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Short Circuit: The High Cost of Electric Vehicle Subsidies

(Manhattan Institute)  Many claim that “zero-emissions vehicles” (ZEVs), especially battery-powered electric vehicles, should replace most, if not all, cars and trucks powered by gasoline-burning internal combustion engines. The primary rationale is to reduce air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. To effect this change, governments are spending billions of dollars to

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Repeating History with Octane Biofuel Standards Is a Huge Mistake

by Mike Carr (New Energy America/The Hill)  Recently, Chet Thompson of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified before Congress and proposed a “fuel neutral” octane standard as a “potential replacement” for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Octane is a fuel characteristic that allows engines to run more efficiently and without “knock.” Refiners use

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are major contributors to household air pollution in the developing world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), household air pollution

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Key to Success of Clean Fuel Standard

(Globe Newswire/ Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC)) Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member companies – today released the results of a new study on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

New Studies Show Ethanol Reduces Emissions And Improves Air Quality

(Urban Air Initiative)  Ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%, significantly improving air quality and protecting public health according to two new studies. The separate studies were conducted by the North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the University of California Riverside(UCR). The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) commissioned both independent studies to

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Discredits Sierra Club’s Inaccurate Assumptions About Ethanol

(Urban Air Initiative)  In an effort to rebut erroneous assumptions about ethanol’s health effects in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the Urban Air Initiative submitted an amicus brief describing the health benefits of blending ethanol into gasoline. The Sierra Club sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Biofuel Event Showcases Dynamics of Evolving Industry

(The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance /Biodiesel Magazine)  At the California Advanced Biofuels Conference March 1 in Sacramento, Jennifer Case, chair of California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, gave her annual address to a packed house that has evolved to include major industry players, both in and out of state. Case referenced the changing state

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Is Our Gasoline Making Us Sick? Ethanol Is a Healthier Option

by Steve Roe (Des Moines Register/Little Sioux Corn Processors)  … A significant amount of these emissions are coming from our vehicles. For example, toxic aromatic compounds, which include known carcinogens like benzene, are added to gasoline to boost octane. The aromatics escape from tailpipes as tiny particulates that are as dangerous as

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

When It Comes to Air Pollution, the Tiniest Particles Might Be the Worst

by Patrick J. Kiger (HowStuffWorks)  … But in recent years, scientists have found increasing evidence of health risks from a part of air pollution that we don’t see, and that isn’t yet regulated under federal air quality standards. In addition to visible emissions, the burning of fossil fuels and other types of

February 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In an Ethanol Producer Magazine article, Urban Air Initiative’s David Hallberg explains how, with proper adherence to Clean Air Act regulations, ethanol can substitute for carcinogens in our fuel. “(I)t is increasingly clear that gasoline exhaust is the primary carrier of the most lethal aromatics that lead to ground-level ozone

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Respecting the Law

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  (T)he U.S. Department of Energy’s adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.  —  … Hopefully Pruitt has established a precedent that will apply to one of the most important, yet ignored provisions of the Clean Air

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Illinois Soybean Association : B20 Biodiesel Use Translates To $1.2M Health Cost Savings

(4-Traders) New calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 biodiesel fuel is used routinely in diesel vehicles. The calculations come from data submitted by 15 members of the B20 Club, a partnership between the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program and the American Lung Association in

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Industry Responds to ‘Morbid Mathematics’ of FERN Study

by Daryl Worthington(Bioenergy Insight)  Two major associations for the biomass industry have responded to a study claiming the burning of biomass prematurely kills tens of thousands of people each year. The study was commissioned by FERN, an NGO created in 1995 “to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and coordinate

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Clean Cooking Can Lead to Increased Birth Weight in Newborns

(United Nations Foundation) Babies born to mothers who cooked with ethanol were born later and heavier  —  A new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the United Nations Foundation, has found that replacing traditional cookstoves that burn wood and kerosene with clean-burning ethanol cookstoves can have a

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Exporting Filthy Fuel to India–VIDEO

(Associated Press) WATCH VIDEO  Here

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a special to the Biofuels Digest, South Dakota Farmers Union president, Doug Sombke, pointed out that “Section 202(l) provision (of the Clean Air Act) requires EPA to regulate and reduce toxics in gasoline to the “greatest degree achievable”. In a review of air toxics in 2007 the agency acknowledged that other

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Years Resolution for EPA: Do Your Job!

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  …  I am referring to the mandatory requirements in the Clean Air Act that EPA enforce section 202 (l), the “clean octane” provision designed to reduce the use of toxic aromatic compounds in gasoline. These Mobile Source Air Toxics are derived from a family

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

City Passes Queens Councilman’s Bill to Study How to Power NYC Ferries with Renewable Fuel

by Angela Matua (QNS.com)  A new bill passed in the City Council on Dec. 19, 2017 will require that a two-year study be completed to determine how feasible it would be to use renewable fuels and technology to power the city’s ferries. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Particulate Matter Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  We know ethanol emits fewer carbon emissions like particulate matter (PM) than gasoline. In fact, when it comes to particulate matter, a MIT study concluded PM emissions from gasoline (E0) is three times higher than E10. So what is PM? PM is a particulate pollutant and particulate

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Study Cites Health Benefits of Ethanol

by Alan Harman (Wards Auto)  “These results reinforce the need for public policies to encourage the use of biofuels, as they clearly show that the public loses in health what they save at the pump when opting for gasoline,” researcher Paulo Artaxo says.  —  When ethanol prices at the pump rise,

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

More Is Less

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Institute) … We need more ethanol in gasoline, and in so doing, we will get less drain on our wallets, less toxic aromatics, less carbon, less sulfur, less particulates and fewer related health problems. What makes this so discouraging for all of us who

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

European Commission Study Highlights Benefits of Higher Ethanol Fuel Blends

(ePURE)  Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency —  A new report published by the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reducing emissions of dangerous pollutants and boosting car engine performance. The study, conducted by

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Equals Improved Air Quality and Reduced Oil Dependency

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance. Carried out by the ICF for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate, the study looked at the impact of higher

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: Czech Groundwater Pollution Worsening

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The quality of groundwater worsened last year as against the previous years as experts found the values exceeding the permitted limits in some of the observed substances in 86.8 percent of the monitored wells and springs, the annual report on the state of Czech water management said.

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Sugarlogix Researchers Go from Fuel to Food

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that could be good for your gut. Their goal is to develop prebiotic sugars that feed the good probiotics in your

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s In a Number?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Plenty of talk circulates around ethanol blends above E10. Clearly, E15 is the next milestone. But as we work to capture ethanol’s octane benefits and its ability to replace some of the most harmful components of gasoline, we know the number should

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning qualities — has long been regarded as the best additive for that. For years, adding 10 percent ethanol to gasoline (or E10) has helped many cities achieve Clean Air requirements

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Gasoline-to-Ethanol Switch Reduces Number of Tiny, Harmful Particles in the Air

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  New research claims that the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometres in diameter, which studies have shown to be harmful to human health, increases in the air when motorists switch from ethanol-to-gasoline. Carried out by Franz M Geiger, a professor of chemistry at

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Good for Environment. Letter Writer Misrepresented Facts

by Timothy Winters (Western New York Energy/Daily Gazette) Ethanol has been used in New York and other Northeastern states for nearly 20 years as the key component in cleaner-burning “reformulated gasoline.” Ethanol-blended gasoline reduces emissions of carbon monoxide, exhaust hydrocarbons that form ozone, particulate emissions (soot) and toxics like benzene that

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Guest column: ​Ethanol Saves You Money

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM Inc./Wichita Business Journal)  I was driving home last week and was surprised to see the price differences on the gas station sign. Regular 87 octane gas was $.40 cheaper than “No Ethanol” 87 octane. Regular 87 has contained 10 percent ethanol in Kansas for almost 10 years

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

New Process Offers Hope for Grounded KSRTC Biodiesel Buses

(Deccan Herald)  MGRIED shows the way to source raw material from hotels  —  All Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses running on biodiesel are now grounded. Reason: Fuel procurement problems. But what if a fuel plant comes up right here with tonnes of used, redundant cooking oil supplied by

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Clariant Cellulosic Ethanol Donation Lets 1,000 Malagasy Families Cook Safer and Cleaner

(Project Gaia)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the leading providers globally of cellulosic ethanol production technology, and Project Gaia, a non-profit promoting the use of alcohol fuels (ethanol and methanol) for household energy, announced the donation of approximately 24m3 of cellulosic ethanol from Clariant’s pre-commercial

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

The Future Fuel Europe Already Has in the Tank

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  Renewable ethanol does more than just decarbonize transport. It also boosts engine efficiency and helps improve air quality.  —  The European Commission has just told the Belgian government that it needs to do a better job of tackling “serious air pollution problems” from vehicle emissions. That

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Economic Value of RNG in California

by RNG Coalition (Biomass Magazine) A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 billion to California’s economy. The ‘RNG Jobs Report’ examines the economic potential of fueling heavy-duty trucks with renewable natural gas produced in California,

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol at Forefront on Earth Day

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  Renewable fuels have come a long way since the first Earth Day 47 years ago, when gasohol was promoted as a way to reduce petroleum use. As part of this year’s observance, Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association vice president of industry relations, reflected on the

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

EXCLUSIVE-Vomitoxin Makes Nasty Appearance for U.S. Farm Sector

by P.J. Huffstutter and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters/Times of India)  Wet harvest, slow grain sales encourage growth of toxins;  Scope of problem in U.S. grain supply not yet known  —  A fungus that causes “vomitoxin” has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

(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 about their agricultural industry and build upon the trade relationships formed years ago. Within the

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Look for Renewable Fuel Options When You Fill up the Gas Tank

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Growing up on a farm near Shenandoah, using ethanol and biodiesel was a no-brainer. It was simply the right thing to do to support our local economy and environment. … A simple comparison between a traffic circle in Havana, Cuba, (population

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Earth Day

by Lizzy Schultz (Energy.AgWired.com)  Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers. Even bigger and better this year, the

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

UAI Challenges CRC Ethanol Study, Calls Test Procedures Flawed

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Urban Air Initiative is calling the results of a new Coordinating Research Council emissions study “one more example of the biased and flawed testing procedures used to penalize ethanol.” The ethanol advocacy group said Wednesday CRC’s match blending of test fuels fails to recognize how ethanol

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Fuel a New Component in the Advancement Of Clean Diesel Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  With national and international policies moving toward a low-carbon, sustainable future, advanced clean diesel technologies and the emergence of low-emission renewable diesel fuel are leading to the continued growth in diesel’s dominance in the transportation and off-road sectors. In a presentation to the Renewable Diesel Seminar today

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The industry had been held back by a lack of consumer understanding around the benefits of E10. With more than 400,000 motorists already checking if their car is compatible with E10

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Files Comments on Ontario’s Development of Renewable Fuel Standard

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy recently filed comments and exhibits to Canada’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on the Canadian province of Ontario’s discussion paper, “Developing a Modern Renewable Fuel Standard for Gasoline in Ontario.” The comments focused on the importance of including ethanol in the development of any

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels would lead to an estimated 59 premature deaths in the U.S. Now some of those same researchers have taken a look at the 2.6 million TDIs sold in Germany, and

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Provides Critical CO2 Supply

by Steffen Mueller (University of Illinois at Chicago/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Strategically located ethanol sources cannot be economically replaced.  —  Carbon dioxide sourced from corn-ethanol plants is not a waste-recovery product but a coproduct that, in many regions, can only be replaced by higher-emitting, less-economical resources. A reduction in U.S. ethanol

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Health Effects Institute Takes Hard Look at Ethanol vs Aromatics

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 the Clearing the Air column … … It was an invitation-only workshop sponsored by the

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Phasing out Cookstoves a ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Health, Study Shows

by Roz Pidcock (Carbon Brief)  Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save more than 10 million lives by 2050. This is according to a new study that looks at the benefits for climate and human

February 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

American Lung Association Supports Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The American Lung Association continues to advocate on behalf of the U.S. renewable fuels industry.  Association director of communications in Minnesota Robert Moffitt says cleaner burning fuels like ethanol are proven to reduce air pollution. “Ethanol is an oxidizing agent (that) helps gasoline burn cleaner. 

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Can America Really Be ‘Great Again’ With A Gutted EPA?

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections are a steal. The public health benefits of a cleaner environment and a healthier workforce are far greater than the costs of achieving them. By 2020, for example, the benefits

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Stark Reminder from OPEC

by Jim Talent (Washington Examiner)  I am old enough to remember the first energy crisis in the early 1970s. That episode was a tremendous shock for two reasons: Gasoline prices spiked, and Americans realized just how vulnerable our nation had become to the whims of oil ministers on the other

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Nebraska Drivers Save $17 Million Using Ethanol-blended Fuel

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KOOL Radio)  In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The savings is based on lower prices for ethanol compared to wholesale gasoline and the state’s projected spark-ignition fuel consumption of 900 million gallons. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, ethanol is

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Great Results from Testing UPM’s Wood-Based Diesel in Buses

(UPM)  UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM’s renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuels. The laboratory tests of renewable UPM BioVerno diesel were conducted in the VTT Technical Research

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

New Study Finds Clean Cookstoves May Improve Women’s Heart Health

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  Shifting from a cookstove that burns traditional woodfuel to a stove that uses a cleaner-burning fuel such as ethanol may mitigate cardiovascular health risks in pregnant women, according to a new study led by a team from the University of Chicago. The study, which evaluated

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: $1.30 in Unpaid Health & Societal Costs for Every Gallon of Gasoline Sold in US

by James Ayre (CleanTechnica)  While consumer prices for gasoline in the US are currently rather low, these prices don’t account for the health and societal costs associated with gasoline use. A new study from the American Lung Association in California exploring the environmental impact of gasoline use has attempted to

November 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

In Your Phone, in Their Air: A Trace of Graphite Is in Consumer Tech. In These Chinese Villages, It’s Everywhere.

by Peter Whoriskey (The Washington Post)  … Smaller and more powerful than their predecessors, lithium batteries power smartphones and laptop computers and appear destined to become even more essential as companies make much larger ones to power electric cars. The companies making those products promote the bright futuristic possibilities of the “clean”

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The War Against Ethanol, Part II–A History of the Fuel

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  “It is “a universal assumption that [ethyl] alcohol in some form will be a constituent of the motor fuel of the future.”  —  So wrote Scientific American. The year was 1920, and the respected journal was not alone in this belief. In October 1921, less than

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

The Cobalt Pipeline: Tracing the Path from Deadly Hand-Dug Mines in Congo to Consumers’ Phones and Laptops

by Todd C. Frankel  (The Washington Post)   …  This remote landscape in southern Africa lies at the heart of the world’s mad scramble for cheap cobalt, a mineral essential to the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles made by companies such as Apple, Samsung and major

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Biofuels Defended

by Doug Berven (POET/Boston Herald)  Jonah Goldberg’s column parrots the tired talking points of the oil industry (“Research proves ethanol’s only useful to pols,” Sept. 5). Ethanol is a clean-burning, American-made biofuel that is lowering greenhouse gas emissions while improving engine performance for drivers across the country. According to researchers at

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Blends Can Alleviate Gasoline Shortages and Price Spikes

(Growth Energy)  A September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and east coast has resulted not only in gasoline shortages, but also price spikes at the pump. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences of a

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

The Definition of Insanity Is…

by Pam Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Siouxland Ethanol)   Ethanol can replace the toxic compounds used to increase octane in gasoline, which are directly related to the harmful emissions identified in several studies.  —  I think most of us are familiar with the saying that the definition of insanity is doing the

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Present Solution to Harmful Airborne Chemicals

by David Vandergriend (Sacramento Bee)   … But the day-to-day threat facing many communities doesn’t come from carbon. It comes from airborne chemicals with less attention-grabbing names like volatile organic compounds, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and ozone. As with carbon, the most effective solution is to simply replace more

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries that could bode well for the long-term health of the agriculture economy. A lower-carbon, cleaner-air

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe’s Big 4 Ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) Are in a Curious Situation.

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro. The product gets blended into petrol accounting for 4% of the energy needs of petrol vehicle owners. … Bioethanol is

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: ‘Growing’ Biofuels Worthy of Pursuit

by Jeremy Halgerson (POET/Argus Leader)  The oil industry has been busy sending columns to papers around the country attacking biofuels like ethanol. Their arguments against ethanol always omit a key point: Cutting our biofuel use means more devastating impacts from oil. Growing our biofuels use is something worth doing. It’s worth

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Commits to Meet Statutory RFS Reporting Requirements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Aug. 18, the U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General published a report finding the EPA’s Office of Research and Development has not complied with a statutory requirements to provide a report to Congress every three years on the impact of biofuels. A report

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

[Exclusive] Where Do Environmental Groups Stand on Bioenergy?

by Josh Schlossberg (The Biomass Monitor)  … The Biomass Monitor contacted representatives for the following organizations (listed alphabetically) to determine their stances on biomass power and heating, liquid biofuels for transportation, and trash incineration: 350*, Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation*, Natural Resources

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to protect human health and the environment. They are charged with delivering on that mission by using the best scientific information available. We can all agree that is an important mission,

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Skoring with Personal Connections

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  “Let’s encourage an earnest conversation with consumers about how ethanol makes life a little better and why they can feel good about their decisions at the pump,” (Growth Energy CEO Emily) Skor suggests.  “When my family drives to the lake for the weekend,

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Labs Report Shows Significant Benefits of Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

(Growth Energy)  Recently, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne, and National Renewable Energy Laboratories released their “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study.” This scientific analysis showed the numerous benefits of using high octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines. Some of these benefits include: increased vehicle

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some gas stations advertise the fact that their product contains no ethanol, General Clark – a retired US Army General and former presidential candidate who now works for ethanol group Growth

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Pollution Linked to 6.5 Million Deaths a Year, Study Says, with the Highest Concentration in Asia

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in a report released Monday, with casualties expected to drastically rise in coming decades unless the energy industry curbs emissions. The agency’s first air pollution study found that premature deaths connected

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Africa: Soy Diesel Less Toxic Than Other Fuels

by Marina Lemle  (AllAfrica)  Unlike conventional diesel, fuel made from soybeans does not directly damage lung cells, a lab study has shown. “Some of the soybean biodiesel presently being used in Brazil does not exhibit direct adverse effects on human lung cells nor [does it] induce inflammatory response,” says the

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S. live within a half-mile of an oil and gas facility—and its pollution.  —  Environmentalists have launched a new mapping tool that allows people in the U.S. to see whether they

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy CEO: Ethanol Industry Should Share Its Good News

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s up to everyone in the ethanol industry to herald the many environmental, social and health benefits of the product they produce, said Emily Skor, Growth Energy’s new CEO. Every single day ethanol is decreasing greenhouse gases, reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil and

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

LePage Orders Study of Health Effects of Ethanol Emissions

(Portland Press Herald)  The governor tells the DEP and CDC to cooperate on a study of the health impacts of the gasoline additive.  —  Gov. Paul R. LePage has issued an executive order for state agencies to study the health effects of emissions produced by the combustion of gasoline that

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story

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 product. — … In our world of ethanol, that certainly is the case as we need

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities

(Coming Clean)  When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities is a report documenting Coming Clean’s collaborative, community-based research project to monitor toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in gas fields in rural Pavillion, Wyoming and to see what same VOCs are present in the bodies

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Dr. Bill Burke Talks about Muhammad Ali and the Fight for Clean Air

(Coalition for Clean Air)  Like many iconic figures, Muhammad Ali touched the lives of people large and small. His bravado, charisma and sense of purpose inspired people in and out of the ring. In this video, South Coast AQMD Chairman Bill Burke shares how one particular trip to visit a

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Designing Tomorrow’s Fuels for Tomorrow’s Engines: DOE’s Co-Optima

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Between June 6 and 10, the Department of Energy (DOE) held its Annual Merit Review (AMR) in Washington D.C.  At the meeting, over 350 national lab activities were evaluated within the Vehicle and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices of the DOE.  The array of projects was

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Royal Society Calls for Review of European GM Ban

by Pallab Ghosh (BBC)  The ban on GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says.  —  Prof Venki Ramakrishnan said the science of genetic modification had been misunderstood by the public and it was time to set the record straight. He

May 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability programs in U.S. agriculture, I have learned first-hand how biofuels such as ethanol are good for our health and environment, our security and our economy – and for S.D. We

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea

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 that make it an ideal additive to petroleum-based gasoline. First, ethanol increases octane in

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

This Mystery Was Solved: Scientists Say Chemicals from Fracking Wastewater Can Taint Fresh Water Nearby

by Darryl Fears (The Washington Post)  But a study by the U.S. Geological Survey appears to have answered a critical question about the millions of gallons of chemical-laced water that are injected into the wells to fracture rocks and release trapped gas. Is there any cause for concern when that water

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Energy & Biofuels Gets Acumen $800,000 Investment for Clean Cooking Solutions

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian company creating cleaner, more cost-effective cooking solutions for West Africa’s low-income households. In Nigeria, more than 40 percent of urban households and a staggering 92 percent of rural households still

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesotans Breathe Easy Thanks to Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Minnesota can breathe a little easier with its fleet of clean diesel vehicles powered on blends of biodiesel fuel. — In case you missed it, the Minnesota chapter of the American Lung Association (ALA) estimates that the air is cleaner thanks to the use of higher volumes of biodiesel fuel.

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Coconut Biodiesel Could Reduce Air Pollution Impacts

(The Fifth Estate)  Coconut oil might be about to step off the beaches and out of the kitchen and into the tanks of Australian trucks and cars, with research released today showing that as a component of biodiesel, it may reduce the impact of vehicle emissions on human lungs. The

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative, Energy Future Coalition Challenge EPA Data on Ethanol’s Lifecycle Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize an overwhelming body of new evidence showing fuel ethanol can reduce carbon emissions. The EPA’s assessment of information on ethanol’s lifecycle emissions

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy to participate in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) – The Auto Channel’s Marc Rauch Part of the Presentation Team

(Growth Energy)  This week, Jim Miller, Vice President and Chief Economist of Growth Energy will travel with Steve Bleyl, Executive Vice President of Green Plains Inc., and Doug Berven, Vice President of Corporate Affairs of POET to Chinese Taipei to present papers on the benefits of ethanol as part of

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesota Breathes Easier after 10 Years with Biodiesel Standard

(The American Lung Association in Minnesota/Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on air quality, according to an analysis of the cleaner-burning fuel by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. “I think the amount of air pollution we are preventing right now by

April 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: A Brief History of Octane in Gasoline: From Lead to Ethanol

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 have been reduced by millions of tons in the urban environment. Several EPA fuel regulations

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Science: 2015 Well Blowout Doubled Los Angeles’ Methane Leak Rate

by Meagan Phelan (AAAS.org) The first quantitative estimates of the Aliso Canyon well blowout reveal that it released more than 100,000 tons of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. A new study provides one of the first quantitative estimates of the methane leak rate from the blowout of a natural gas well

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us to deny we willfully sacrifice our troops to fight endless Middle East conflicts to support the U.S. addiction to imported oil. … South Dakota VFW had an ongoing statewide “Foreign

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Climate and Health Impacts of US Emissions Reductions Consistent with 2 °C

by Drew T. Shindell, Yunha Lee & Greg Faluvegi (Nature Climate Change)  An emissions trajectory for the US consistent with 2 °C warming would require marked societal changes, making it crucial to understand the associated benefits. Previous studies have examined technological potentials and implementation costs1, 2 and public health benefits have been

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster perhaps the most hypocritical has been that of Democrats such as Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heaping all the blame on Michigan Republicans while not saying one word about the deficiencies

February 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues in the political life of the nation — ethanol, of all things. Donald Trump led off his rant against Sen. Ted Cruz in a CNN interview Monday night with the assertion

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Growing Beyond the RFS to Drive Demand for Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …  “The RFS helped kick start the significant volumes of ethanol production we see today, but we cannot rely on the RFS to ensure a continued market,” Durante (Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) executive director) said. “The industry needs to grow beyond the RFS

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia’s rising petrol costs. He says serious commitment to renewable biofuels would also dramatically improve air quality in our cities and help underpin the rural economy, particularly the

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options for retrofitting my bright yellow 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.  He decided that the kit offered by Fuel Flex International would probably meet our needs. Getting Started with the Right E85

January 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New White Paper Identifies Opportunities for Increased Ethanol Demand: Growing Beyond the RFS Keys on Regulatory Relief

(Ethanol Across America)  Despite the effectiveness of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in providing an entry ramp to the fuel market, the potential for corn ethanol to contribute to meeting a range of public policy objectives has only scratched the surface, according to a new White Paper released here today.

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

(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 America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North

January 4, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: Building on Ethanol Success Is a Good Way to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

by Robert Moffitt (American Lung Association in Minnesota/Post Bulletin)  A Dec. 14 letter to the editor described Rochester’s “community responsibility to become energy sustainable.” A key component to achieving this goal is increasing the use of clean-burning transportation fuels in the greater Rochester area. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Give a Damn if You Don’t Believe in Climate Change

by ZOË Schlanger (Newsweek)  … (Arnold) Schwarzenegger, a longtime champion of clean energy, hinged his argument on the health detriments of pollution created from burning fossil fuels. “First—do you believe it is acceptable that 7 million people die every year from pollution? That’s more than murders, suicides and car accidents—combined,” he wrote. “Every

December 8, 2015 Read Full Article
  Protecting Public Health Through Cleaner Fuels and Lower Emissions — December 14, 2015 — Washington, DC

Protecting Public Health Through Cleaner Fuels and Lower Emissions — December 14, 2015 — Washington, DC

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining the health impacts of current octane sources and the need for cleaner, cost-effective octane providers. Octane is necessary for vehicle performance and increasing octane volumes would enable highly efficient engines. At the same time, octane-boosters in use

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But behind the green growth is a filthy secret: In a nation famous for its windmills,

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of lives lost across the developing world from the fumes of ramshackle cooking equipment. Those are the ingredients being used by Green Energy Biofuels, a Nigerian renewable energy developer, to produce

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

SNEPCo Promotes (M)Ethanol Clean Cookstoves in Drive for Safer Cooking Method in Nigeria

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the conduct of a pilot study on the use of Ethanol clean cookstoves, a cleaner and safer way of cooking. SNEPCo will provide 2,5000 clean cookstoves and 15,000 canisters for distribution

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Emissions: Clean Fuels Development Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Hungary, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Executive Director Douglas Durante said as a way for ethanol to find value beyond limitations of government imposed limits, both in the EU and the U.S., the focus should be on providing clean, low carbon octane to help meet health, climate, and

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Council Members, Oil Lobby Square off in Tense Hearing on Biofuel Bills

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of biofuel citywide, but a Monday hearing on them grew heated nonetheless when oil lobby representatives showed up to challenge them. Both Intros 642 and 880 would expand the use of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

ACE Members Pressure EPA, White House; Promote Octane Benefits of Ethanol

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/A,merican Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE members will keep working to help the EPA get the RFS on track will also continuing to work on other strategies to increase ethanol use, writes Brian Jennings.  —  …  We’re trying to be patient with the EPA.  We’re trying

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

A Message For EPA: Get Real on Emissions and Clean Fuels!

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  In the aftermath of revelations of how Volkswagen had their thumb on the scale as they cheated not just the EPA, but all of us who breathe the air, it raises serious and significant questions as to how we go about the

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem of one of the biggest gas fields in the world out of concern for climate impacts. In 1980, as Exxon Corp. set out to develop one of the world’s largest

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Dozens of Deaths Likely from VW Pollution Dodge

by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press/Detroit News)  Volkswagen’s pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and computer analysis. The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Brings High Performance Renewable Diesel to Hayward, CA

(Propel)  Diesel HPR provides superior performance and improved local air quality as Propel provides simple tools to track personal emission reductions, check price and find locations. HAYWARD, Calif. (October 1, 2015) – Propel Fuels, California’s largest retailer of low-carbon fuels, is introducing nation’s most advanced diesel fuel: Diesel HPR (High

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

How Many Deaths Did Volkswagen’s Deception Cause in the U.S.?

by Margo Sanger-Katz and John Schwartz (New York Times)  Volkswagen’s diesel deception unleashed tons of extra pollutants in the United States, pollutants that can harm human health. So while many commentators have been quick to say that the cheating engines are not a highway safety concern, safety — as in health — is

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

We Should Not Be Surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities to earlier cases and EPA’s role in them. The 1998 consent decree In October 1998, the DOJ and EPA entered into a consent decree with heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers for

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Statement from Advanced Biofuels USA in Response to International Climate Science Coalition Press Release

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the spirit of Pope Francis, and in response to press release from the International Climate Science Coalition’s (ICSC) we invite the ICSC to join Advanced Biofuels USA and the biofuels community to find and institute ever better ways to replace petroleum-based and fossil natural gas-based transportation

September 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

China Looks to Algenol’s Carbon Mitigation Technology to Reduce Rising Global CO2 Levels and Help Combat Climate Change

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern China, utilizing carbon emissions to create renewable fuels. The goal is to provide solutions for China’s three biggest challenges: access to clean air, clean water and sustainable fuels. Today in

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

VW Says 11 Million Cars Affected Globally as Scandal Widens

by Chris Reiter (Bloomberg/MSN.com)  Volkswagen AG said irregularities on diesel- emission readings extend to 11 million vehicles around the world, forcing the German carmaker to set aside 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) in an initial tally of the potential costs. Volkswagen extended its slide after the announcement, falling as much

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Aromatics: the New Lead?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  After scientists found that toxic lead particles in engine exhaust were accumulating in bodies and affecting brain health, amendments to the Clean Air Act 25 years ago prohibited the use of lead in gasoline. Children were especially vulnerable, exhibiting lower IQ levels and more antisocial behaviors.

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Not ‘Racket’

by Barry Blitstein (TribLive) Letter to Editor:  Regarding the editorial “The ethanol racket: More perversion” : Calling the ethanol industry a “racket” as if it were a form of organized crime is nothing short of scandalous. … Ethanol is the cheapest and safest form of octane on the market today; it

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

Urban Air Iniative: Real Economic Harm Is to Keep Using Gasoline

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Officials from the Urban Air Initiative called the recent effort by the American Petroleum Institute to discredit ethanol a smokescreen to hide the fact that the toxic components in gasoline are endangering the lives of millions of people. UAI President David VanderGriend responded to a new

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

How Political Pressure Is Building to Combat Urban Air Pollution – and Creating an Opportunity for Cellulosic Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion, on how the emotional issue of city smog is creating an opening for cellulosic ethanol, even with currently low oil prices. … Let me start with air pollution in cities, which is a growing, local,

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuels Boom Threatens Brazilian Organic Farmers

(Foodtank.com)  … Miraci Pereira Silva is an organic farmer from the Roseli Nunes settlement in western Brazil. For years, together with other members of her community, she has grown crops like lettuce, beans, and papaya, which are sold locally and provide a reliable income for the settlement’s farmers. But as their

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Toxic Gas Emissions Topic of Science Cafe

( Nebraska Ethanol Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “The fuels combusted on our nation’s roadways are a predominant source of the most dangerous particle-borne toxic emissions,” said (David) Hallberg, an Omaha resident. “Adding toxic carcinogens to gasoline is the way oil companies achieve the octane your engine needs to perform. Using more

September 1, 2015 Read Full Article

New Data Shows EPA’s Emissions Model Regarding Ethanol is Flawed

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  New documents filed with the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. show that the model used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to measure tailpipe emissions inaccurately blames ethanol for increased air pollution, according to the Urban Air Initiative and several collaborating

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Removing Ethanol from Gas Increases Toxic Emissions

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not only costs more than regular gasoline which contains 10% ethanol, new data shows it also burns dirtier in your engine which then puts more toxic emissions into the air. Urban

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

You Want to Talk About Engine Problems? Take Ethanol out of Gasoline

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 blends actually increase much of the wear and tear on hoses, seals, and fuel tanks. This

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s ‘MOVES’ Could Cripple Higher Ethanol Blends

by Dave VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM/Urban Air Initiative)  … The RFS is very important to our industry, but focusing on it alone, has caused us to take our eye off the dealer. The down card trumps everything in the deck and it’s called the MOVES model, which stands for Mobile Vehicle Emissions

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

USGC: Ethanol Can Improve China’s Air, Water Quality

(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 use of ethanol in the country’s fuel. “China already has a 10 percent mandatory blend

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

UAI: Removing Ethanol from Gasoline Increases Toxic Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not only costs more than regular gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol, new data shows it also burns dirtier in your engine which then puts more toxic emissions into the air. Urban

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

NM Lawmakers Call on Administration to Curb Natural Gas Waste Causing Methane Hot Spot Over San Juan Basin

(Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM))  In a letter this week to Office of Management and Budget (OPM) Director Shaun Donovan, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham called for prompt action on upcoming federal standards to curb natural gas

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Scientist: The Ethanol Mandate Harms Air Quality, ‘Leads To Increased Mortality’

by Michael Bastasch (Daily Caller)  A University of Minnesota scientist told lawmakers Thursday that mandating ethanol be blended into fuel supplies is leading to more deaths from poor air quality in the Midwest and along the East Coast. “The Renewable Fuel Standard, because it is currently dominated by corn grain

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Technologies Pitch The Public To Help Them Win SAFE Energy Security Prize: SeaChange Group

(Securing America’s Future Energy) Today’s low prices at the pump may have many people believing our nation’s energy security problem has been solved, but don’t be fooled. The truth of the matter is energy security can only be achieved by tackling oil’s near complete monopoly over our transportation sector, of

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Unhealthy Fixation

by William Saletan (Slate)  The war against genetically modified organisms is full of fearmongering, errors, and fraud. Labeling them will not make you safer. They Want You to Be Overwhelmed … Hundreds of organizations, including Consumers Union, Friends of the Earth, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Center for Food Safety, and

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: Ethanol Reduces Engine Wear

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 words, the data supports ethanol blends lead to cleaner engines. The findings were presented at

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Stoves that Save: Poet Partners to Fight Pollution and Deforestation in Haiti with Ethanol Cookstoves

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deforestation and pollution have distressed the country’s environment and beauty. The chronic effects of disease, economic instability and social unrest, coupled with the infrastructure devastation from the 2010 earthquake, have positioned Haiti among the poorest countries in the world. The extreme poverty makes life

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

The Need For A New Fuel Paradigm: Transitioning From Legacy Fuels to Modern Efficient Fuels

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 or eliminate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, polyaromatic hydrocarbons) also known as ultrafine particles that are

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Up with Octane and Down with Aromatics: Continuing Health Risks with Petroleum Fuels and the Need for Engine Efficiency

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  Our country has seen many transitions in travel technologies and fuels. In the first installment I reviewed our transition from 1) barley and oats for our horses and mules to high carbohydrate corn for higher energy and productivity. 2) The transition from corn to

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Collaboration with Government of Ethiopia, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network (HoA-REC&N) will place Stoves in Refugee Camps and Urban Settings

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project Gaia, Inc. for testing in refugee camp and urban commercial and institutional settings in Ethiopia. For over 25 years, Babington Technology has been a leader in safe, clean and efficient

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Evaluating a Groundwater Supply Contamination Incident Attributed to Marcellus Shale Gas Development

by Garth T. Llewellyn, Frank Dorman, J. L. Westland, D. Yoxtheimer, Paul Grieve, Todd Sowers, E. Humston-Fulmer, and Susan L. Brantley  (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)  New techniques of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) are now used to unlock oil and gas from rocks with very low permeability. Some members

May 5, 2015 Read Full Article

UK Supreme Court Ruling on Air Quality – Reaction from the European Renewable Ethanol Industry

(ePURE) Following last week’s UK Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government must revise its national air quality plans to tackle nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions, a greenhouse gas mainly attributed to diesel fuel use, Robert Wright, Secretary-General of ePURE, the European renewable ethanol industry association, said: “17 Member States of

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel What Matters Campaign Drives Clean Transportation Choices

(North Carolina State University/NC Clean Energy Technology Center)  Focus of Air Quality Education Effort are Consumer and Commuter Options  — The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) at N.C. State University has announced the start of Fuel What Matters, a statewide public education media campaign that will connect North Carolina

April 21, 2015 Read Full Article

New Study Raises Possible Link between Gas Drilling and Radon Levels

by Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips  (StateImpactNPR.org)  Radon levels in buildings near unconventional natural gas development in Pennsylvania are higher than those in other areas of the state, suggesting that hydraulic fracturing has opened up new pathways for the carcinogenic gas to enter people’s homes, according to a study published

April 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Hainan – China’s First Cooking Oil Powered Commercial Flight

by Mila Luleva (The Green Optimist)  Hainan Airlines, China’s biggest private airline company, has completed the first for the country commercial flight, powered by biofuel from restaurant left-over cooking oil. … The company’s Boeing 737 Next Generation, flew from Shanghai to Beijing, carrying 100 passengers on board and piloted by

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Enters Growth Period

By Xiao Er’ya  (China Economic Net)  Automobile exhaust has become a major source of air pollution in Chinese cities, and ethanol gasoline can effectively lessen the smog and reduce carbon emissions. If 2004 and 2005 are to be considered the “spring of bioethanol”, it can be said that the bio

February 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Time For a Reality Check On Computer Models

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Predictive computer models have their place, writes Bob Dinneen of the RFA, but where concrete real-world data and observations exist, they should take precedence. Sound policymaking and regulation must be grounded in reality, not hypothetical fancy. Policy wonks and regulatory agencies have

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Myths And Facts About The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Kevin Kalhoefer and Denise Robbins  (Media Matters)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that it will delay its decision about the 2014 levels for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires oil refiners to blend renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply. The announcement has drawn criticism from opponents

December 1, 2014 Read Full Article

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