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Biden’s Ill-Conceived EV Mandate Will Harm Drivers, Cause Blackouts

by Congressman Dan Musser (R-PA 9th) (The Hill) ... Unfortunately, the Biden Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of an effective ban on new gas cars for half the driving population does not strike the appropriate balance of both protecting our environment and

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Biden’s Ill-Conceived EV Mandate Will Harm Drivers, Cause Blackouts

by Congressman Dan Musser (R-PA 9th) (The Hill) ... Unfortunately, the Biden Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of an effective ban on new gas cars for half the driving population does not strike the appropriate balance of both protecting our environment and

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Largest US Oil Trade Group Sues to Block Biden's EV Push

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The nation's largest oil trade group, which includes Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N), filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block the Biden administration's efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions from cars and light trucks and encourage electric vehicle manufacturing,

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Did Gasoline Win the European Election?

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch)  The stunning results from the European election hammered home one reality for leaders on both sides of the Atlantic: People don’t like you messing with their cars. The EU’s plan to ban the sale of internal-combustion-engine vehicles by

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Barrasso, Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Remedy DOE’s Flawed Efficiency Calculations for Electric Cars

(U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources)  U.S. Senator John Barrasso, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), and U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Bill

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Growth Energy Calls New CAFE Standards A Missed Opportunity

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 7 issued a final rule setting new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards. Growth Energy said the agency has again missed the opportunity

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New Study Shows Plug-in Hybrid Flex Fuel Vehicle Has Major Economic, Climate Advantages Over Battery EVs

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today released a study documenting the economic and environmental benefits of the world’s first plug-in electric hybrid flex fuel vehicle (PHEFFV). After rigorous emissions testing, lifecycle greenhouse gas analysis, and nearly 34,000 miles of real-world driving,

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Carbon-Neutral Fuel: New Study Shows 100% Renewable Superethanol-E85 Could Replace Fossil Fuels

(ePURE)  100% renewable Superethanol-E85 could act as an alternative to fossil fuels to cut back on CO2 emissions in road transport as well as emissions of regulated pollutants  --  In the run-up to the European elections in which the environment is a

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Toyota Shows ‘An Engine Reborn’ with Green Fuel Despite Global Push for Battery Electric Cars

by Yuri Kageyama (Associated Press) “An engine reborn.”  That’s how Japanese automaker Toyota introduced plans to cast a futuristic spin on the traditional internal combustion engine. During a three-hour presentation at a Tokyo hall Tuesday, the car manufacturer giant announced it would offer

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel as a Catalyst for Decarbonization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Short of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) presented these slides on the comparative costs, advantages and disadvantages of achieving low carbon goals for trucking via renewable diesel conversion vs electrification. READ MORE

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Trump’s EPA Chief Thinks Biden’s Climate Rules Are Doomed. But Will Biden’s Dollars Survive?

by Josh Siegel (Politico) ... Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told the POLITICO Energy podcast that he sees key pieces of Biden’s green policies falling quickly if former President Donald Trump wins in November: Courts will strike down Biden’s aggressive pollution

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Caterpillar, Vale Testing Electric and Ethanol-Powered Trucks

(Canadian Mining) Caterpillar and Vale have agreed to test battery electric haul trucks and energy transfer systems, s well as conduct studies on ethanol-powered trucks. The goal is to help Vale reduce its carbon emissions by 33% by 2030 and reach zero net emissions

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30 House Republicans Take Action to Overturn Biden's Gas Car Crackdown

by Thomas Catenacci (Fox News/Yahoo!) A group of more than 30 House Republicans is introducing a resolution Friday that would overturn President Biden's actions targeting gas-powered vehicles as part of his climate push. The nearly three dozen GOP lawmakers, led by Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga.,

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New ATRI Research Evaluates Renewable Diesel as an Alternative Pathway to Decarbonization

(American Transportation Research Institute/PR Newswire) The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a new report that analyzes the benefits of employing renewable diesel (RD) as an alternative to battery electric vehicle (BEV) trucks. This analysis is a follow-up to findings from

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Garamendi, King Introduce Biomass for Transportation Fuel Act

(Office of Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA 8th))  Supports renewable electricity from forest byproducts to charge electric vehicles -- Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME) introduced the "Biomass for Transportation Fuel Act” (H.R.7609), with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

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CARB’s In-Use Locomotive Regulation Rule Will Hurt the American Economy Public Comment Deadline April 22, 2024

(Association of American Railroads) Policy Position: Congress should call on EPA to prevent CARB from moving forward with its new framework. EPA should instead ensure locomotive emissions regulations move forward in a responsible, measured fashion that takes into full account technology readiness,

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More to Do on Methane

by Patrick Serfass and Adam Comora (American Biogas Council/OPAL Fuels/Biofuels Digest) A recent study released by the journal Science supported by research conducted by Carbon Mapper and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed that methane emissions from landfills are greater than previously

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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What Other Brands Can Learn From Stellantis' Combustion Investment

by Gerhard Horn (Car Buzz) Stellantis announced that it will be investing $6 billion to keep internal combustion alive for cars like the Dodge Charger. -- Earlier this year, Stellantis announced that it would be investing $6 billion to keep internal combustion alive.

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Dead Wrong About E85

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) ... So, what is driving the rebirth of E85 flex fuel? The fuel’s resurgence is likely resulting from two compelling consumer benefits: lower carbon emissions and lower prices. Flex fuels offer substantial reductions in greenhouse gas

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Ethanol Industry on EVs: The Infrastructure Isn’t There and Consumers Aren’t All In

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) The ethanol industry is raising concerns over the Biden Administration’s adamant approach for an all-electric vehicle fleet, saying it is on a collision course with reality. As policymakers and industry leaders navigate this shifting landscape, voices from the

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Ramstad: The Debate over Ethanol's Future Stalls Push for Less-Harmful Gasoline in Minnesota

by Evan Ramstad (Star Tribune)  Environmentalists who favored a low-carbon fuel standard in the past now think its time has gone. -- In mid-February, a dozen environmental groups wrote a letter to Minnesota legislators urging them not to adopt a low-carbon fuel

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EV Policy on Collision Course with Reality

by Jesse Allen (American Ag Network)  The ethanol industry says the Biden Administration’s push for an all-electric vehicle fleet is on a collision course with reality. The Renewable Fuels Association says at some point tax policies, infrastructure shortcomings, and tough new

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Hybrids vs EVs: Why Hybrids Are Surging as EV Sales Slow

by John Matarese (Scripps News)  Electric vehicles have received all the hype in recent years, but now sales are slowing as hybrids appear to be en vogue. -- ... But as the spring 2024 car buying season begins, hybrids that use gas and

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Biden’s EPA Can Justify His New EV Rules Only by Cooking the Books

Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill) Before federal regulations are implemented, they must be justified with an extensive analysis of costs and effects. The new Environmental Protection Agency rule forcing a massive shift toward electric vehicles is no exception. Weighing in at 1,181

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The Electrifying End to Life on Earth

by Peter Brown (Biofuels Digest) In pursuit of our salvation from climate change we are now engaged in a deliberate effort that will dramatically increase the very polluting toxins that are causing that change. Even more ironically, we will use our

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New EPA Emissions Rule for Semi-Trucks: EPA Rolls Out World's Toughest Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... EPA announced new, final national emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles model years 2027 through 2032. Officials stated the new rule would avoid 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions while reducing air pollution for

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8 States Are Planning to BAN the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars Entirely - after Biden Unveiled Ambitious Plans to Phase Them out by 2032

by Tilly Armstrong (Daily Mail)  California was the first state to adopt the plan to ban sales of gas cars by 2035; Electric vehicles made up 7.6 percent of new car sales in the US last year; READ MORE: What does

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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Biden Eases EV Rule but Keeps Heat on Automakers

by Mike Lee (E&E News)  The Biden administration released one of several coming car regulations Tuesday, a clean vehicle formula designed to push automakers to build more fuel-efficient or electric vehicles. The Department of Energy softened its “petroleum equivalency factor” after complaints

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The Family Vacation, Powered by Ethanol & Electricity

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association) ... Needless to say, these trips still get plenty of laughs and produced memories I will never forget. Now with a 7-year-old daughter, I am trying to make those memories with her, knowing that

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House Republicans Set Vote on DC’s Electric Car ‘Mandate’

by Kelsey Brugger (E&E News)  The Oversight and Accountability Committee will vote this week to strike down the District’s stringent tailpipe emissions rulemaking. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) is sponsoring legislation against Washington following California's tailpipe standards, House Republicans have a new target

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Minnesota Report Cautions against Rush to EV Transition

by Noël Fletcher (Transport Topics)   Trucking Fleets Advised to Go Slow in EV Equipment Investments -- State lawmakers rushing to jump on the battery-electric vehicle bandwagon for longhaul and shorthaul regional trucks will create a web of interconnected operational roadblocks and

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RFA’s Cooper: 2024 Will Be “Pivotal and Consequential Year” for U.S. Ethanol Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today (February 20, 2024) in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 attendees that 2024 will be “one of the most pivotal and consequential years the ethanol

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS,

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Biden Administration Weighs Slowing the Shift to Electric Vehicles

by Maxine Joselow (Washington Post)  The Environmental Protection Agency is considering relaxing one of its most significant climate change rules — tailpipe emissions limits for cars and trucks — by giving automakers more time to boost sales of electric vehicles, according

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What’s behind the Republican Hatred of EVs?

by Kelsey Brugger, Rebekah Alvey  (E&E Daily) ... At a recent auto show, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), the Small Business Committee chair, confidently predicted: “EVs won’t exist in a few years.” Hybrids were more viable, argued Williams, the owner of a car

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Dissent Emerges in Europe over Unrealistic Political Favoritism Given to EVs, Hydrogen in Heavy-Duty Vehicle CO2 Standards

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  The European Waste-based & Advanced Biofuels Association, representing 55-plus stakeholders from the EU waste-based and advanced biodiesel supply chain, noted in early February that it has become apparent that several member states including Germany are

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AFPM Launches Campaign on EV Rules

by Tanya Snyder (Politico's Weekly Transportation) ... The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a $7 million campaign today in key battleground states bashing the Biden administration’s efforts to push electric vehicle adoption. AFPM plans to run the ads in Michigan, Wisconsin,

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Major New Fuels Could Make Hybrids 'Just as Climate-Friendly as Electric Vehicles' in Huge Breakthrough

by Felix Reeves (GB News) The fuel could mean drivers can skip the long waiting times for electric vehicles -- Major new fuels could play an “important role” in the future of reducing car emissions across its entire life cycle by using

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EVs or Ethanol? Midwest Eyes Deep CO2 Cuts in Transportation.

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News Energywire) Midwest states are weighing major changes in transportation policy that could shift the region's emissions. -- After recently enacting laws requiring 100 percent carbon-free power, Midwest blue states are eyeing tailpipe emissions. In Minnesota, a state-appointed working

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US Counties Are Blocking the Future of Renewable Energy: These Maps, Graphics Show How

by Elizabeth Weise, Stephen J. Beard, Suhail Bhat, Ramon Padilla, Carlie Procell, Karina Zaiets (USA TODAY)   Across America, local bans, moratoriums and construction impediments are blocking wind and solar energy with increasing levels of red tape.  ... The U.S. has set a goal

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Fast Car

by Allen Schaeffer (Engine Technology Forum)  ... Fast Car proves that classics and the future remaking of them don't have to be mutually exclusive, even if they look and sound a bit different. And that is a good lesson for looking

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BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton, Ford to EPA: It’s Time to Finalize GHG Phase 3

by Deborah Lockridge (Heavy Duty TruckingInfo) BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton and Ford support EPA's GHG Phase 3 emissions proposal for heavy-duty trucks. -- What’s the best way to push heavy-duty vehicle emissions toward zero? While major truck and engine makers all say they

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Stopping Biden’s Radical Forced EV Transition

(U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee)  Americans Should Choose the Car They Drive -- President Biden and Democrats are leading a radical rush-to-green agenda that takes away people’s vehicle choice and forces Americans to drive electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are

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Circular Economy, Energy and the Environment

by Jerry Murphy (MaREAI/Science in Society)  MaREI Director Professor Jerry Murphy presented a lecture in the Science in Society Public Lecture Series entitled “Circular Economy, Energy and the Environment” on Thursday 1st February. In this lecture, Prof Murphy explained a series of

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How Governments Can Bring Low-Emission Trucks to Our Roads – and Fast

(International Transport Forum)  Heavy diesel trucks emit nearly three-quarters of all CO2 from freight transport. They are also among the most difficult vehicle types to power with sustainable fuels. This report reviews which emerging technologies show the most promise to drastically

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Can Second-Generation Ethanol Production Help Decarbonize the World?

by Brian Kenny (Cold Call/Harvard Business Review)   How Brazil’s green energy champion, Raízen, is expanding the market for second-generation ethanol and other sugar-cane waste biofuels. -- Raízen, a bioenergy company headquartered in São Paulo, is Brazil’s leader in sugar and ethanol

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GM’s ‘All-in’ Electric Future Now Includes Gasoline

by David Ferris (Politico Pro Energywire) The company's latest hybrid plan illustrates how tough it is for traditional automakers to navigate a transition to electric vehicles. --  General Motors introduced the plug-in hybrid car to America. Then the automaker killed it and

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The Risks of Betting on Biofuels with Flex-Fuel Plug-in Hybrid Cars in Brazil

by André Cieplinski (International Council on Clean Transportation) As the world’s largest vehicle markets move toward electric vehicles to decarbonize road transportation, many legacy automakers support doubling down on existing efforts to use biofuels in Brazil, and they’re focusing on using them in plug-in

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Will Biden's EV Push Cost Him Come Election Time?

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle) Sitting on stage at the Washington Auto Show last week surrounded by the latest electric offerings from Tesla and Rolls-Royce, Rep. Roger Williams, a North Texas Republican whose family had sold cars for three generations, shook his

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CFDC Comments on DOE EV Proposal that Could Favor China

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) : The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) submitted comments last week on the Department of Energy’s recent proposed guidance defining “foreign entity of concern” (FEOC), urging the agency to close loopholes that would allow electric vehicle batteries

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RFA Spotlights World’s First Plug -In Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle at 2024 DC Auto Show

(Renewable Fuels Association) Vehicle has surpassed 27,000 miles, showcasing its technology platform as a viable alternative solution to reducing carbon output in passenger vehicles with tangible benefits to consumers, including lower costs and lower emissions. The Renewable Fuels Association is showcasing the

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Green Ammonia Could Decarbonize 60% of Global Shipping When Offered at Just 10 Regional Fuel Ports

(IOP Publishing) A study published today in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability has found that green ammonia could be used to fulfil the fuel demands of over 60% of global shipping by targeting just the top 10 regional fuel ports. Researchers

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Standard Engines to Endure in Brazil Amid EV Growth

by Laura Guedes and Gabrielle Moreira (Argus Media)  ... With a mature and structured biofuel market, the country is not likely to move away from alternatives linked to ethanol and biodiesel anytime soon, extending flex options and mixtures with fossil

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INSIGHT: 16 US States May Restrict Sale of Combustion-Based Autos

by Al Greenwood (Independent Commodity Interlligence Services) Several US states could adopt restrictions on the sale of light vehicles that rely primarily on internal combustion engines (ICE), which would lower demand for liquid fuels while increasing demand for plastics and chemicals

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Toyota Chairman Says People Are Finally Seeing the Reality about EVs

by River Davis (Wall Street Journal) Akio Toyoda’s comments come amid cooling U.S. demand and a price war with China -- Toyota Motor  Chairman Akio Toyoda, when asked about electric-vehicle challenges including a recent lull in U.S. demand, said the industry was coming to

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Four Reasons the EU Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Biofuels

by David Carpintero (ePURE/Politico) Europe’s newly revised Renewable Energy Directive confirms the sustainability of biofuels such as renewable ethanol, but other EU legislation continues to ignore their strategic importance. It’s time for a new approach. ... Consider the recent declaration by the G7 group

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Electric Vehicles Face Bumpy Road to the Back 40

by Steve Cubbage (AgWeb) There is one place in America where electric vehicles are glaringly absent — the back 40. Today, electric tractors and other farming equipment are hard to find on showroom floors, let alone in the field. The outside pressure

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Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Pushing Back on Biden Admin's Electric Vehicle Mandate

(Office of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 28 of his Senate colleagues introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to counter the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda and executive overreach by preventing the implementation of a

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Do EVs Reduce NOx or PM Emissions More than Combustion Engine Vehicles? The Answer May Surprise You.

by Gary Yowell (Stillwater Associates) From the 1990s to the present day, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have maintained that EVs have lower nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions than internal

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US Supreme Court Won't Hear Minnesota 'Clean Car' Challenge

by Scott McClallen  (The Center Square/Crow River Media)   The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an auto group's challenge of Minnesota adopting "clean car rules" that will require automakers to introduce more low-emission vehicles.  Minnesota will be the first Midwest state to

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Here Comes the EV Backlash

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch)  The battle against electric cars is turning into a campaign issue for conservative politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, a development that threatens to neuter the climate benefits of moving away from gasoline. Some European

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Fischer Introduces “Stop EV Freeloading Act” to Support Infrastructure Investments, Promote Fairness

(Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)) U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, recently led U.S. Senators Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in introducing the Stop EV Freeloading Act. The legislation would

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Ampol Reveals Plans to Take Biodiesel on the Road

by Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson (The West Australian/Australian Associated Press)  Australia's biggest petrol retailer has revealed plans to produce renewable diesel for heavy trucks as part of a two-month trial. ... The news comes one month after Ampol announced plans to build hydrogen refuelling stations

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Renault to Maintain Mixed Ethanol Combustion Engines in Brazil

by Alberto Alerigi Jr. and Carolina Pulice (Reuters)  Renault (RENA.PA) will maintain production of ethanol-fueled combustion vehicles in Brazil, where nine in 10 cars are equipped to run on a mixture of gasoline and the biofuel as fully electric vehicles (EVs) need more

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Fork in the Road for Trucks: Hydrogen or Batteries?

by Mike Lee (Politico Pro Climatewire) Truck makers are building both kinds of rigs as regulators and lawmakers throw the dice on the future of freight. -- Earlier this year, Volvo began testing its newest truck in one of the most extreme

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Feenstra: Combating President Biden’s Electric Vehicle Mandates -- President Biden Refuses to Accept the Facts. 95% of Cars on the Road Today Run on Liquid Fuel and Are Significantly More Affordable and Reliable than Electric Vehicles.

by Randy Feenstra (Congressman  (R-IA 4th District)/The Iowa Torch)  ... There is no clearer example of his executive overreach than his hasty and costly push to electrify every car and truck in the United States. At his direction, he has called on

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Some Countries Are Already Talking about Walking Back Fossil Fuel Car Bans

by Bradley Brownell (Jalopnik) Will anyone be ready for their own EV mandate deadlines? --- In the wake of the United Kingdom Prime Minister opening discussions on potentially delaying the country’s ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars, we thought it might

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The UK Is Delaying the Switch to Electric Cars. Automakers Are Furious

by Hanna Ziady (CNN)  The UK government said Wednesday it would delay a ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars by five years, angering carmakers who warned the move would undermine the industry’s efforts to switch to electric vehicles. The delay

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It’s Time For Flex Fuel Fairness

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) In 2014, nine major auto manufacturers produced and sold more than 2.8 million flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running on fuel with up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). In fact, one out of

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The Complex Path to Biofuel Sustainability

by Raamya Natarajan (The Hindu) Any strategy needs to be carefully examined in the context of the larger ecosystem to avoid negative consequences -- Until a few years ago, working on biofuels called for constant justification in the face of electric vehicles

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Converting Engines, and the E85 Narrative

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Whether Tuomo Isokivijärvi is meeting with venture capitalists in Palo Alto, California,  Finland or anywhere else in the world, he’s usually trying to explain how his company’s E85-based conversion kit technology applies to current and

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Mercedes-Benz: Europe Likely Won't Be Ready for All-Electric Sales by 2030

by Victoria Waldersee (Reuters) Mercedes-Benz (MBGn.DE) does not expect its sales in Europe to be all-electric by 2030 but will have its line-up ready, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said in an interview at the Munich car show. The premium carmaker has long said it

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Trump Vows to End ‘Madness’ of EV Push

by Lauren Sforza (The Hill)  Former President Trump is vowing to end the “madness” of the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles — a likely appeal to voters in the swing state of Michigan. In a pair of Truth Social posts Monday evening, Trump

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Sugar Body ISMA Seeks 5% GST on Flex-Fuel Vehicles in Line with EVs

(Press Trust of India/Business Standard) Sugar industry body ISMA on Monday sought GST rate of 5 per cent for vehicles using flex fuels, same as that on electric vehicles -- Sugar industry body ISMA on Monday sought GST rate of 5 per

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ACE, EFlexFuel Technology Demonstrate Benefits of Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Two years after the public unveiling of the American Coalition for Ethanol Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel vehicle at its 2021 annual conference in Minneapolis, ACE demonstrated the project’s value to conference attendees at this

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National Energy Transition Roadmap: B30 Biodiesel Mandate for Heavy Vehicles in Malaysia by 2030

by Mick Chan (Paultan.org) The second phase of the National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR) was launched today by prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and the NETR has been revealed to cover a number of areas involving transport and mobility. Of these, the heavy

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US Hybrid Car Sales Will More than Triple in the Next 5 Years: Report

by James Gilboy (The Drive) Ford CEO Jim Farley thinks hybrid sales will actually more than quadruple over the same time period. ... EV uptake isn't meeting expectations, and momentum isn't expected to pick up again for at least a couple of

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U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts Highlights Flex Fuel Fairness Bill during Nebraska Event

by Jake Anderson and Alex McLoon (KETV) Sen. Pete Ricketts is shedding light on alternatives to gas other than battery electric vehicles with his Flex Fuel Fairness Act. The bipartisan bill gives credits to automakers for producing vehicles that reduce carbon output. "One

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MSU Researchers Link Auto and Dairy Industries to Explore Sustainable Climate Solutions

by Jack Falinski (Michigan State University) Renewable electrical energy produced from anaerobic digesters could drive EV charging stations on dairy farms --  One of the next climate change solutions might be found at your local dairy farm. A team of MSU researchers is studying

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EPA Is Ignoring the Glaring Problem with Dirty Electric Vehicles

by Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has launched a new regulatory effort to force a massive transportation shift to electric vehicles (EVs) with its proposed “multi-pollutant emissions standards” for light- and medium-duty vehicles beginning with model

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The EPA Pushes Electric Cars, but They Won't Be a Majority for Years

(Scripps News/ABC10News) Even with tighter proposed emission standards and a broad push for EVs, most cars on U.S. roads will still be gasoline-powered in 2030. -- ... But new analysis suggests it's not likely to happen as quickly as expected — combustion engines

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The EPA’s Ambitious Plan to Cut Auto Emissions to Slow Climate Change Runs into Skepticism

by Tom Krisher (Associated Press) The U.S. government’s most ambitious plan ever to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles faces skepticism both about how realistic it is and whether it goes far enough. The Environmental Protection Agency in April announced

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From Waste to Wheels: Harnessing the Power of Biogas for Electric Vehicles

(Bioenergy Insight) Biogas and electric vehicles (EVs) should be crossing paths, rather than crossing wires. Callum Russell, EV expert and owner of Charging at Home, looks at the crossover potential. As global efforts continue to decarbonise and transition towards sustainable energy, the

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Ethanol Blog: Senate Bill Would Open Door Wider for Flexible-Fuel Vehicles in Emissions Reductions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday would provide new incentives for automakers to produce more flexible-fuel vehicles, which are vehicles that can burn any blend of ethanol up to E85. The Flex Fuel

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Opinion: Ethanol Is the Solution to Transportation Problems – Inside Sources

by Larry Elder (Inside Sources/Prescott eNews) ... The Biden administration says electric vehicles are a solution to decarbonizing the transportation sector while also making driving more affordable. However, its “electric vehicle revolution” operates in an alternate reality where billions of dollars

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Biden Administration Rejects GM's Warning that US Emissions Rules Will Be Costly

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  General Motors (GM.N) warned the Biden administration's planned changes to vehicle emissions rules could cost the auto industry hundreds of billions of dollars in penalties by 2031, which the Biden administration said on Thursday was wrong. GM executive David Strickland

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Dr. Joyce’s Legislation to Stop California’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban Advances to House Floor 

(Office of John Joyce (R-PA 13))  Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), announced that his legislation, H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice for Vehicle Purchases Act, was passed by the Energy and Commerce Committee and will next be considered by the entire U.S.

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The False Narrative on Clean Vehicles

by Brian Werner (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) One of the most overwrought narratives in energy and transportation policy today is the idea that liquid biofuels and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are battling “American Gladiator-style” in a zero-sum game over the future of the

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Medora Lee

In 2023, fewer people (38%) said they believe EVs are better for the environment than gas vehicles, than in 2022 (46%). Meanwhile, the number of people who said gas vehicles were better for the environment jumped to 13% in 2023,

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Why Are Americans Less Interested in Owning an EV? Cost and Charging Still Play a Part.

by Medora Lee (USA Today) ... Resistance to electric vehicles, or EVs, is becoming more entrenched for some consumers, with lower-income consumers still seeing EVs as out of reach, car buying platform Autolist said. In a survey it fielded between February and July

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Biden Set to Tighten Fuel-Efficiency Standards for Automakers

by Ari Natter, and David Welch (Bloomberg) The Biden administration is poised to issue a proposal as early as Friday ordering automakers to increase the average fuel economy of their vehicles, according to people familiar with the matter. The proposed rule, expected

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Report: Strong Clean Vehicle Standards Can Deliver $44 Billion in Health, Economic and Climate Benefits to New Mexicans 

(Natural Resources Defense Council) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced bold action which will give New Mexicans more electric car and truck options in the coming years, and a new report shows the state can deliver the most health,

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World's First Near-Zero Carbon Emission Air & Water Vacuum Excavator Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines with B100

(Optimus Technologies) Optimus Technologies, a diesel engine decarbonization company focused on the largest and most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today that DC Water (District of Columbia Water Authority) recently took delivery of their first off-the-assembly-line Optimus Technologies/B100 powered vehicle

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Megatrends Driving Low Carbon Intensity Developments

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Due Diligence Wolfpack member Steve Slome of NexantECA presented these slides at ABLC 2023 on Renewable Power, Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia, and Carbon Capture; including the Overlap Between Sustainability and Digitalization: Smart Meters with Mass Balance, Electrification,

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Plugging in an FFV? The Best of Both Worlds

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) Earlier this year, the Renewable Fuels Association unveiled our 2022 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle—the first of its kind anywhere in the world. While automakers have previously combined “mild hybrid” technology with flex-fuel

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Biden Meets Privately with Auto Workers’ Union President

by Zack Colman and Holly Otterbein (Politico) President Joe Biden and United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain met Wednesday at the White House, a union official and a White House aide told POLITICO, as labor contract discussions are beginning between the

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Energy, Environment, Carbon, Climate, Renewables, EVs….EPA has a Rubiks Cube on their Hands They Don’t Know How to Master.

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) The final “set” rule for the volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard released recently has sent the biofuel world into a tizzy and once again reveals the Administration’s misguided obsession with EVs

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Ethanol Advocates: EPA Didn't Consider Other Fuels to Cut Tailpipe Emissions in Cars

by Rebecca Thiel (Indiana Public Media) Several industry groups and state attorneys general oppose the rule and said the EPA didn’t consider the role a number of other technologies could play — like hydrogen fuel cells, hybrids or cars that can

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Ag Policy Blog: When It Comes to Fuel, EVs Have All the Answers for Biofuel Critics

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ...  Every now and then I also get to read shots at "flyover country" about ethanol or biofuels in general. That leads to a guest essay published June 6 in the New York Times, "The Climate

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Meet HDT’s 2023 Top Green Fleets

by Deborah Lockridge (HDT TruckingInfo) ... Another trend we’re seeing among the Top Green Fleets is adoption of alternative fuels, especially renewable diesel and renewable natural gas. ... 4 Gen Logistics — Rialto, California ... The company has committed to becoming an all zero-emission

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New Issue Brief Challenges the EV Vision: Biofuels and a Technology Neutral Strategy the Better Approach

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  The widespread introduction of electric vehicles as a means of reducing carbon emissions presents a far greater challenge than the public is being led to believe, according to new research by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC). This

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Biden’s Plan to Phase out Gas-powered Cars Is All Pain for Consumers and No Gain Public Comment DEADLINE July 5, 2023

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth (The Hill/The Heritage Foundation) ... Others, due to cost, convenience and climate, prefer gasoline-powered vehicles. Thankfully, Americans today still have that choice. But if the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest proposed rule on car emissions is finalized as written, they won’t

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Mining Critical to Renewable Energy Tied to Hundreds of Alleged Human Rights Abuses

by Katie Surma (Inside Climate News) A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards. Over the past dozen years, hundreds

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I Love Electric Vehicles – and Was an Early Adopter. But Increasingly I Feel Duped

by Rowan Atkinson (The Guardian) ... Electric vehicles may be a bit soulless, but they’re wonderful mechanisms: fast, quiet and, until recently, very cheap to run. But increasingly, I feel a little duped. When you start to drill into the

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Can We Replace All Crude Oil within 20 Years with Cellulosic Liquid Hydrocarbons?

by Charles Forsberg and Bruce Dale (Biofuels Digest)  In the United States, crude oil products provide 48% of the total energy to the final customer: residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Replacement of crude oil products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, chemical feed

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US EPA Recommends Delaying Electric Vehicles Biofuel Program -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and  Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended delaying a scheme that would give electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers tradable credits under a federal biofuel program, in a final rule that the White House will now

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Electricity or Ethanol: What Really Powers the World's Quickest Car?

by Gary Gastelu  (Fox News) Rimac Nevera and Dodge Demon 170 both claim the record --  The Rimac Nevera took all the marbles this week. The $2.2 million Croatian electric "hypercar" laid claim to an astonishing 23 production car performance records that

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Biden Delays Bid to Grant Electric Carmakers Renewable Fuel Credits

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Detroit News) The Biden administration has dropped, for now, a plan that would have awarded automakers such as Tesla Inc. credits for using renewable natural gas to power electric vehicles. That proposal was excluded from drafted regulation setting

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Bill Would Block EVs from Renewable Fuel Standard

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro/E&E News) Two Republican senators said the RFS was intended for liquid fuels, not to be an incentive for electrification. -- An oil industry advocate and an ethanol champion in the Senate are joining forces to try

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Gill Pratt

"(I)t's going to take decades for battery material mines, renewable power generation, transmission lines and seasonal energy-storage facilities to scale up."  -- Gill Pratt, chief executive of the Toyota Research Institute quoted by Reuters  READ MORE

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Toyota’s Top Scientist Reiterates that the World Lacks the Resources to Go All in on Electric Cars

by Nicholas Takahashi and Craig Trudell (Bloomberg/South China Morning Post)  Toyota Motor’s top scientist warned that transitioning to electric vehicles too quickly could lead drivers to hold on to old gas guzzlers and called for hybrids to be given a

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US House Republicans Blast EPA Refusal to Appear at EV Hearing

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The Republican majority on a U.S. House of Representatives panel criticized two Environmental Protection Agency officials who declined to appear at a hearing Wednesday on a proposal by President Joe Biden's administration's to cut vehicle emissions and

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The EV Transition Explained

by Robert N. “Bob” Charette (IEEE Spectrum)  ... Two years ago, I began investigating the veracity of claims surrounding the transition to EVs at scale. The result is a 12-part series and e-book, The EV Transition Explained, that explores the

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What Is the Long-Term Demand for Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels and Feedstocks?

by Charles Forsberg (Applied Energy) Liquid hydrocarbons made from crude oil serve many functions: (1) a dense, easy-to-store, easy-to-transport energy source, (2) a method for daily-to-seasonal energy storage, (3) a chemical feedstock, (4) a chemical reducing agent and (5) a

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Lawmakers Doubt Legality of eRINs Idea: House Republicans Tell EPA Head Regan eRINs Proposal May Not Follow Law

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A group of federal lawmakers is raising questions about the legality of EPA's proposal to create a so-called electricity renewable identification numbers, or eRINs, program in the Renewable Fuel Standard. As part of a multiyear RFS

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Fuel Retailers Respond to Biden Administration’s Proposed Vehicle-Emissions Standards

(NATSO/Biobased Diesel Daily)  NATSO, representing America’s travel centers and truck stops, and SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers, encouraged the Biden administration to work with the nation’s fuel retailers to implement policies that will encourage private-sector investment in alternative fuels. The organizations

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How Truly ‘Green’ Are Electric Cars?

by Nick Landekic (Boston Globe)  According to retired biotechnology CEO Nick Landekic, the uncomfortable reality is that EVs alone will not help the planet much if the electricity is coming from non-renewable primary sources -- ... The elephant in the room

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Trucking Industry Worries US EPA Put 'Cart before the Horse' with Emissions Proposal

by Jasmin Melvin (S&P Global)  EPA, California rules look to phase out diesel trucks; Will require more trucks to haul same amount of freight; Range, charging and power needs still present challenges  --  While onboard with ambitions to transition the US car fleet

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RFA to Senate Subcommittee: Ethanol Is a Cleaner Fuel for Cleaner Vehicles

(Renewable Fuels Association) In advance of a Senate subcommittee hearing today on the importance of cleaner vehicles, the Renewable Fuels Association stressed the importance of renewable fuels like ethanol in providing “an effective and immediate solution for reducing carbon emissions from liquid fuels

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Ethanol Expectations: These Trends Could Drive the Industry’s Future

by Sara Schafer (AgWeb) With the popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles growing, long-term gasoline use could drop, taking ethanol consumption with it. Will ethanol continue to be the juggernaut in the corn market? The ethanol industry exploded in the late

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Biden-Harris Administration Proposes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars and Trucks to Accelerate Transition to a Clean-Transportation Future Hearing May 2-3, 2023; Public Comment DEADLINE TBD

(Environmental Protection Agency) Building on rapid advancements and investments in clean vehicle manufacturing, including investments in domestic manufacturing in the Inflation Reduction Act, EPA’s proposed standards would deliver on President Biden’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis Today, the U.S. Environmental

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Transition, Not Revolution

by Philippe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... Let us consider this most mundane behavior, the selection of the next car, a very individual, individualistic, decision, made 79 million times in 2022, one third of those in “autocratic” China, one third in

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Comparing Carbon Reduction Solutions: Biofuels versus Natural Gas, Battery-Electric and Hydrogen Class-8 Trucks

(Chevron/Renewable Energy Group) ... While each solution has its merits, it’s important to look at all the factors to determine which one may be the most viable solution for your fleet today. Here, we’ll compare the availability, equipment and infrastructure

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The Road to Decarbonized Trucking w/ Ray Minjares

(Climate Now)  Ray Minjares, Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program Director at the International Council on Clean Transportation, explains what is: the marketplace structure that dictates how freight vehicles are bought and sold. Ray sat down with Climate Now to examine how this marketplace works

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Americans Still Aren't Sold on Electric Cars

by Alexa St. John (Business Insider) - Automakers say they are all in on electric, and spending billions to get there. - But EV adoption is still a challenge; less than one-third of US car buyers said they want to

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Feenstra Introduces 3 Bills to Boost Research for Biobased Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, in February reintroduced three bills that aim to support the U.S. biofuels industry by comparing the costs of electric vehicle (EVs) and flex fuel vehicle (FFVs) fleets, supporting research and development

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New Jersey Will Now Require All-Electric Car Sales by 2035

by Michelle Lewis (electrek)  All new cars sold in New Jersey will have to be zero emissions from 2035, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) announced yesterday. As Electrek previously reported, New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection called for a gas car sales ban by 2035 in October 2020.

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Brazil Favours Ethanol Cars as 2022 Flex-Fuel Vehicles Continue to Overshadow EVs

by Alexandra Chapman (Fastmarkets) Sales of new cars in Brazil that run on flex-fuel – which can include different degrees of biodiesel or bioethanol, or even biogas – continued to significantly surpass electric vehicle (EV) sales in 2022 ... According to data

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Navigating the Future Cost of Mobility: Learning the Lessons from the Recent Past

by Philippe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... For instance, in terms of the cost of mobility, mighty regulatory decisions like a complete ban of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) from sales as early as 2035 loom in the very near-future

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A Foot in the Door:  After a Decade-Plus Pursuit, Some Biomass-Based Power Generators Will Have the Opportunity to Participate in the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard Program

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)   The RFS Power Coalition has been pursuing inclusion of biomass-based power in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard for longer than a decade. ...  Despite a provision in the 2007 statute that that nonliquid fuels—renewable electricity from

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Improving the Internal Combustion Engine

by Ron Lyseng  (Western Producer/SASK Today)  Internal combustion engineers, chemists and scientists are planning to squeeze another century out of the machines. Researchers are making progress to allow both diesel and gasoline burners to meet carbon criteria and the future needs ... There

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Is Deere Pushing Electric Tractors? An Exclusive Interview with John Deere's CTO

by Tyne Morgan (Farm Journal/AgWeb) ... Rumors have been circulating about the direction of Deere’s technology investments, and Farm Journal had the chance to sit down with John Deere’s Chief Technology Officer, Jahmy Hindman, to set the record straight and uncover

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New Poll: Voters Support Ethanol and RFS, Oppose EV Mandates

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new survey of registered voters shows robust support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, while also revealing significant opposition to policies that ban liquid fuels or mandate electric vehicles. The poll was conducted for the Renewable

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Food, Feed and Fuel for Europe: The Future of Renewable Ethanol

by David Carpintero  (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... As policymakers hammer out the final details of the so-called Fit for 55 package of climate and energy legislation, there is at least general agreement that reducing emissions from transport requires an important

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Oldmansplaining: The American Coalition for Ethanol's Ron Lamberty eflects on a few bygone expressions, including one about a 'camel's nose under the tent' that seems applicable, in both good and bad ways, to California's transition to zero-emission vehicles.

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol) ... I recently used the phrase “camel’s nose under the tent,” which might have been an old saying a long time ago, when I first heard it. I had to oldmansplain

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Food, Feed and Fuel for Europe: The Future of Renewable Ethanol

by David Carpintero (Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... As policymakers hammer out the final details of the so-called Fit for 55 package of climate and energy legislation, there is at least general agreement that reducing emissions from transport requires an important

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Democratic Bill Calls for Zero-Emission New Cars by 2035

by Nick Sobczyk (E&E Daily)  The legislation would set a federal standard to replace a patchwork of state vehicle regulations. --  Democrats are pushing legislation to set a federal standard requiring 100 percent of new cars to have zero greenhouse gas

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Electrifying Trucking Would Require a Major Chunk of the US Power Grid: ATRI

by Colin Campbell (Transport Dive) Shifting all vehicles to battery electric vehicles would demand more than 40% of the country’s electricity production, the American Transportation Research Institute said in a report. -- Electrifying long-haul truck runs alone on today’s roadways would

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The Pentagon's Electric Future

by Nick Sobczyk (Politico's Power Switch)  ... The Defense Department would have to shift all non-combat vehicles to alternative fuels by 2035 under the current version of the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). That encompasses as many as 180,000 vehicles —

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Port Authority, Industry Partners, Test Low and Zero-Emission Fuels and Technologies at the Port of Vancouver

(Port of Vancouver)  At Canada’s largest port, a variety of low– and zero-emission fuels and technologies are being tested in support of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s goal to create a zero-emission port by 2050. --  The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, together with partners from across the port community, are

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Vulnerability and Diversity in Energy

by Allen Schaeffer (Diesel Technology Forum)  ... On the other hand, renewable natural gas, the kind collected from landfills, is the subject of booming investment. Trapping and processing the methane earns credits that can be sold to refiners and oil importers

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Will Gov. Gavin Newsom's Electric Car Mandate Save the World or Stall on the Freeway?

by David H. Freedman (Newsweek) Shifting the world to zero-emissions all-electric vehicles would in theory eliminate about one-fifth of all carbon-dioxide emissions, the chief greenhouse gas behind climate change. But making the transition quickly is a tall order and creates

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Transport: You’ve Got to Change Your Habits, They Say

by Philippe Marchand (European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP)/Transport Energy Strategies) On the road to 2050, transport is not the easiest sector to decarbonize, or, more precisely, de-fossilize, but it must be done without further ado.  ... Still, what if the “if”

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Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025 Public Comments Due February 10, 2023

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) On December 1, 2022, EPA announces a proposed rule to establish required Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes and percentage standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025, as well as to propose a series of important modifications to strengthen

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Electric Cars – Iffy, Alcohol Cars – A Sure Thing

by Dave Stoltz (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars for our entire light duty vehicle fleet as Governor Newsom and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) want are iffy. The key word to not getting ourselves into the same predicament that we’re

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Racing Toward Zero: The Untold Story of Driving Green

by Kelly Senecal and Felix Leach (SAE International) In Racing Toward Zero, the authors explore the issues inherent in developing sustainable transportation. They review the types of propulsion systems and vehicle options, discuss low-carbon fuels and alternative energy sources, and examine

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Ethanol vs. Electrons: The Future of Fuel

by Matt Roberts (Terrain) Many worry that electrified vehicles, fuel economy standards, and improving battery technology will make the internal combustion engine (ICE) obsolete, illegal, or both, with wildly varying estimates of the timeline. Many of these forecasts overlook the

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Increasing Electrification Will Not Threaten Biofuel Transport Sector, Majority of Poll Participants Believe

(Biofuels International) ... With more countries increasing their biofuel blends in their petrol – like the UK that upped it from E5 to E10 a year ago – this has helped producers increase their production capacity while assisting the transport

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