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CARB Action on LCFS Underscores Need for Ethanol-Supported HOLC Fuels

(Solutions from the Land)  Asserting that they are taking the state’s climate fight up a notch, members of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week adopted amendments to the state’s

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

With Gas Prices Rising, Sales of Cheaper, Ethanol-Blended Fuels Are Surging in California

by Steve Scauzillo (San Gabriel Valley Tribune/The Sun)  … But in about 190 stations in California, there exists an alternative: One lone, usually green-colored nozzle delivering E-85, an alcohol blend accepted

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

OPINION: Brown Drops an Easy Climate Win in California

by Mike Lewis (Pearson Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 21, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed AB 558, a California bill authored by Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva that was designed to better leverage California’s

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

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

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

A Worldwide Oil Mandate

by Orrie Swazye (Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan) Our gasoline market today is 90 percent gasoline and Brazil’s 75 percent gasoline but oil still supplies 99+ percent of transportation fuels

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Small Refinery Exemptions and Ethanol Demand Destruction

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily)  Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Bio-Fuel Consumption Rockets

(Viet Nam News)  Consumption of bio-fuel E5 RON 92 topped 1.78 million cubic metres in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 31 per cent and accounting for

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Motorists Can Make Better Decisions at the Pump: Misconceptions about Gasoline Mean Lost Savings, Dirtier Air

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate)  … Motorists shop almost exclusively according to price, except when the price goes down, and labor under a plethora of misconceptions about additives, octane and ethanol. That

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder of Winery Waste

(Scania)  The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Nebraska Corn Offers Flex Fuel Infrastructure Grants, Urges EPA to Maintain RFS Committment

(Nebraska Corn Board/KTIC)  The Nebraska Corn Board is committed to expanding corn markets for farmers and offering motorists a greater selection of clean-burning, home-grown fuel options. The Board recently allocated funds

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

King Says Farmers Want EPA Action on Ethanol, not $12 Billion Aide Package

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Republican Congressman Steve King today said the best thing the Trump Administration could do to alleviate farmers’ angst about the trade war would be to allow higher

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowans Tell EPA Chief President Made E15 Promise, It’s Time to Deliver

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator met privately with Iowa commodity group leaders at the Iowa State Fair today — but Andrew Wheeler told reporters

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Lifecycle Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Corncob Ethanol in China

by Yu Wang, Ming‐Hsun Cheng, Mark Mba Wright (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining)  Converting corncobs into fuel ethanol is different from converting stover because cobs have higher hemicellulose and lower lignin than stover.

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Marking Decade-Long Partnership, RFA and Buffalo Chip Campground Again Collaborate on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(Renewable Fuels Association)  For the tenth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 3-12

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Ethanol Producers Mull Resuming Exports after 5 Years Amid Ample Supply

by Christina Siantar (S&P Global/Platts)  Thailand’s ethanol producers are exploring the possibility of resuming ethanol exports after a five-year hiatus due to ample supply in the domestic market, trade sources said Tuesday.

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Custom RFA E85 Motorcycle Hits the Road

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  Last month, the Renewable Fuels Association custom E85 motorcycle from Paul Jr. Designs made its debut on “American Chopper.” It seems that most companies that

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter from Byzantium: Answers to Your Questions about Byzantine Biofuels Budgets and Policy Moves

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Yes, Virginia, there is cant, pettifoggery, self-dealing, obfuscation, and downright dirty pool when it comes to the deployment of biofuels, chemicals and advanced biomaterials —

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Gas Mileage With a Punch! 355-Horse 2019 L84 5.3 Chevy V-8 Can Burn E85

by John Gilbert (Super Chevy)  The big draw to E85 for gearheads was its 105 octane rating that’s no longer posted on the pump. It’s been a while since there’s been

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

IndyCar’s E85 Fuels Competition, if Not Acceptance

by Henry Payne (Detroit News)  The IndyCars racing in the Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle this weekend will carry the logos of Chevrolet, Honda, Firestone and others. With 100,000 in attendance on the

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

South Dakota State Vehicle Fleet Burned Nearly Two Million Gallons of Ethanol in Last Year

(Go Watertown)  The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly two million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA Data: E85 Usage by Federal Fleets More Than Doubled from 2010 to 2016

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of recently released Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol,

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel #1 for Green Fleets

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … According to the latest Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, 75 percent of fleet respondents planning to

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: E15 Debuts in St. Louis Metro Region

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association is excited to announce that E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year. Home Service

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Industries Canada Applauds Ontario’s Move To 10% Ethanol In Gasoline

(Chemical Online/Globe Newswire)  Building on the success of current biofuel mandates, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) applauds Ontario’s leadership in increasing blending requirements for ethanol in gasoline to 10% by 2020. The expanded mandate

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Clearing Up Myths About E85 And Ethanol: 16 Things You Need To Know

by Jeff Smith (Dragzine)  Over the years we’ve seen all sorts of misinformation floating around the web on various forums and other social media interfaces with respect to E85 and

April 14, 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

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Meet the Top 10 Coolest Flex-Fuel Vehicles for 2018

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The flex-fuel movement really began with the 1994 Ford Taurus, whose on-board computer told the engine how to distinguish between gasoline and higher ethanol blends. Pretty

April 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Custom Ethanol Chopper: RFA’s Robert White Talks about E85 Motorcycle Designed for American Chopper

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Several hundred lucky motorcycle lovers got the chance to see a brand new, E85-capable American Chopper designed by Paul Teutul, Jr. when it was unveiled at East

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Visual Guide to the Economics, Politics of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have you ever wondered why corn farmers march for the RFS, but Wall Streeters don’t? Or why merchent oil refiners want the US Renewable Fuel Standard

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmonizing a Three-Headed Regulatory Monster (EPA, NHTSA, CARB)

by Graham Noyes and Doug Durante (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … While not as entertaining to watch as a Godzilla film with a three-headed flying monster, the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector — Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Don’t Overlook Ethanol In Clean Car Future

by John Herath (Ag Pro)  As the United States looks to craft a clean fuel future for transportation, biofuels should not be lost behind electric vehicles according to Geoff Cooper of the

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness that rose as a result. Questions have been raised as

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: RIN Prices of ‘Just a Few Cents’ are Coming—Without Changes to RFS

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from the University of Illinois shows that the conditions that caused high conventional biofuel (D6) RIN prices are changing rapidly and that “…it is

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy. Chris Bliley, Growth Energy’s vice-president of regulatory affairs, says that

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In his article suggesting scrapping Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards in favor of a Clean Air Act life cycle analysis-based methodology for CO2 transportation emission reduction, Bob Kozak advised, “(I)f

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Let’s Regulate CO2 Emissions, and Forget the 55.4 MPG 2025 Corporate Annual Fuel Economy Standard: The Inexpensive Way to Quickly Reduce Green House Gases

by Robert Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 miles/gallon has become a significant issue since the election of Donald Trump as president of

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Unexpected Incentive

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   RIN values do affect fuel prices, but Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol, says it’s not the effect many assume. 

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Soaring SUV Sales Drive Record-Low Carbon Emissions, EPA Says

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner) … “Sport utility vehicles reached record-high market share, while also achieving record-low CO2 emissions and record high fuel economy,” according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s

January 22, 2018 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

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

E85 Could Get a Boost in France after Converter Kit Approval

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In France, the E85 market is expected to get a boost following the approval of an E85 conversion kit by the national government on December

December 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Government of Ontario Expands Biofuels Support to Tackle Climate Change and Drive Clean Growth

by Rony Delucia (Advanced Biofuels Canada) The government of Ontario announced today new initiatives to strengthen the biofuels sector in the province, improve the environmental performance of fuels, and encourage the

December 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) said Thursday. This was at the expense of

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Analysis: Automakers Approve E15 in Nearly 90% of New 2018 Vehicles

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association) Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to

November 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA Releases Flex Fuel Vehicle Brochure to Alert Consumers Which Models Use E85

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than 22 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flex fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can run on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on the Road with E85: RFA’s Robert White Talks about Growth of E85 Fueling Stations Nationwide

(Renewable Fuels Association/Energy.AgWired.com)  With more than 4,000 E85 stations across the nation and more being added every day, drivers of flex fuel vehicles could possibly drive across the country on only

October 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA Data: More than 4,000 U.S. Stations Offering E85

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can handle higher ethanol blends up to 85%, now have even more places to fuel up. According to E85prices.com,

October 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Drag Racing With E85: Green Is Mean – E85 Isn’t Just For Tree-Huggers

(Quick Fuel Technology/Holley)  As a renewable energy source championed by environmentalists, racers often think of E85 as a wimpy fuel that has no place in a drag car. However, many bracket

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Helps Retailers Ask EPA to Level the Playing Field for FFVs

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)   In response to fuel marketers asking how they can help support their flex fuel infrastructure and customers, the American Coalition for Ethanol organized a

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Biofuels Digest’s Jim Lane analyzes the cost and emissions profile for electric vehicles compared to “gasoline-powered” ones.  The findings? On price, the lowest-cost option is a Cruze running on E85

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Data Surprise: Biofuels Still Beating Electrics on Cost, Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics are improving on emissions and cost, but not enough to make driving an electric car the smart choice for consumers looking to save time and

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Vacation Powered by E85

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association)  … We decided on visiting some national parks and monuments in Colorado and Utah. Naturally, this adventure had to be done in a Flex Fuel

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Kearney Hub Editorial: Ethanol Blending Takes Sting off at Pump

(Globe Gazette)  Expect gasoline prices to climb into the $2.80 range, the Oil Price Information Service warns, because Hurricane Harvey has knocked out 20 percent of the United States’ crude

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Are High Ethanol Blends Going to Be Essential, and Mandatory, for Super High Fuel-Efficient Engines?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Now, war is surely about to break out over E25-E30 blending, now that RFA CEO Bob Dinneen testified in DC in his courtly but adamant manner

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA: Mid-Missouri Energy Goes Green with Flex-Fuel Mower

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA member company Mid-Missouri Energy is home to a new piece of equipment. This one doesn’t improve ethanol yield or lower the plant’s energy consumption,

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Minnesota State Fair Highlighting EVs, E85, Biodiesel

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  This year’s Minnesota State Fair – from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4 – will feature the Eco Experience exhibit, which will showcase alt-fuel vehicles and related technologies,

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

City Of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet With E85 Biofuel

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Switch to Ethanol to Save City Money, Reduce Pollution, and Maintain Fuel Delivery During Hurricanes — Protec Fuel Management, LLC (Protec) today announced the completion of a project

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Grows, Sets Records

by Lynn Grooms (Agri-View)  Supply and demand of renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel are expected to continue their rise this year despite continued challenges and uncertainties. Executives from organizations

May 3, 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

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

California Drivers Fuel Up for a Dollar as Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour

(Propel/Military Technologies) Propel Fuels is launching the „105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations to drive awareness of the

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Preliminary Assessment of Spatial Competition in the Market for E85 presentation and supplementary report from

March 27, 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

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

More Lancaster County Gas Stations Are Selling ‘Cleaner’ Fuel; Here’s What You Need to Know at the Pump

by Chad Umble (LancasterOnline)  … Two gasoline-ethanol blends, Unleaded15 and E85, are now available at four of the 13 county locations

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Unleaded with 10% Ethanol Near to Become the Preferred Gasoline of Motorists

(RTL (Google Translation)) Unleaded petrol containing up to 10% ethanol (SP95-E10), is about to become the first gasoline used in France,

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New RFA Brochure Outlines 2017 Flex Fuel Vehicle Offerings

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  More than 21 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), which

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Northey Recognizes Efforts by Fuel Marketers to Offer and Promote Renewable Fuels

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

(Department of Energy)  Today (December 21, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE: Twenty-five States Crack E10 Blend Wall

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the national average percentage of ethanol in gasoline came in at 9.91% in

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Testifies to EPA Regarding Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

(Growth Energy)  Today, at a hearing in Chicago, Chris Bliley, Director of Regulatory Affairs for Growth Energy testified before the

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

When Price Is Right FFV Drivers Choose #Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  When fuel prices are competitive, drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) will fill up with high-ethanol

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

What Happens If You Put the Wrong Fuel in Your Car?

by Sami Haj-Assaad (theIFP.ca)  …  Some pumps are labeled as E85. E85 is a fuel that has a much higher

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA’s Final RVO for Conventional Renewable Fuel Simply Has to be 15 Billion Gallons—Here’s Why…

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  … EPA’s proposed renewable volume obligation (RVO) is below the statutory 15-bg level established

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces a Variety of Harmful Emissions, New Study Finds

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  …  Traditional biofuels like ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 19-48

November 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Supercar Champion Mark Winterbottom to Drive Australian Biofuels Campaign

(Biofuels International)  V8 Supercar champion and Bathurst 1000 winner Mark Winterbottom is the face of a new advertising campaign encouraging

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

California’s E85 Sales Top 14M Gallons in 2015

(Convenience Store News)  Research shows consumers are loyal to low-carbon fuels.  —  California led the nation with 14.77 million gallons

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Opinion: What’s Good about Ethanol in Montana

by Gary Schaff  (Billings Gazette)  … My target is consumer issues. Ethanol is high octane (115) and is used to take

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Driven by Propel Fuels, California Now Leads the Nation in Low Carbon Fuels

(Propel/MarketWired)  Young and Diverse Californians at the Center of Surge in Low Carbon Fuel Volumes in Major Oil Industry Transition

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fueling Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana corn farmers are helping power the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay as sponsors of

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Chicago Park District Touts Its Biodiesel-Powered Vehicle Program

by Lauren Tyler (Next Gen Transportation News)  The Chicago Park District says its environmentally friendly biodiesel program has continued to

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

King of the Corn Drag Racing Highlighs Ethanol

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Nationals shines a spotlight on high ethanol blends in inaugural street car race.

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE Unveils Guide on E15, Flex Fuels for Retailers

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol is releasing a new publication that will help answer

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

E85 Comes to N. Virginia Mobil

(PR Newswire/Protec Fuel) Performance Auto Community Celebrates Sunday with Car Show  —  Working its way up the seaboard, E85 is now

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Taxing Virtue as Sin: US Tax Rate on E85 Renewable Fuel Soars Past 100%

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US passed a dubious and historic milestone this week. The tax rate on E85

July 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Poll: When It Comes to Ethanol, U.S. Drivers Don’t Really Care

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. farming and oil lobbies have spent over a decade battling over a government program that

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA to EPA: Raise the Conventional Renewable Fuel 2017 RFS RVO to Statutory Requirement

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to EPA on its proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Thorntons Gas Stations Introducing New Ethanol Fuel

by Mike Nolan (Chicago Tribune)  … Thorntons has begun equipping some of its Chicago-area stations to dispense E15, which contains 15

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol: Dream big

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  … Let’s revive S.D.’s leadership for big vision, good business policies by putting state-owned non-flex fuel

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Proven Winners – But Still Get No Respect

by Jonathan H Harsch (AgriPulse)  The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed by EPA disappointed both biofuels and fossil fuels advocates. That’s

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Posts Supporting Documents for RFS Rulemaking

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 31, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2017 renewable

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  The practical and legal constraints on the RFS are mostly of EPA’s

May 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Almost All U.S. Gasoline Is Blended with 10% Ethanol

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana’s Family Express Awarded Blender Grant

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Indiana fuel retailer Family Express has been awarded more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

This Earth Day Choose the Cleaner-Burning Fuel, American Ethanol

(Nebraska Corn Board)  As Earth Day nears, environmental stewards around the world will take part in events to raise awareness

April 21, 2016 Read Full Article

IRFA: Iowa Achieves Record E85, Midlevel Blend Sales in 2015

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

B11 Iowa Average Biodiesel Blend

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  More Iowa consumers are choosing biodiesel at the pump according to a new report from the

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

After a Decade of Growth, Corn Use for Ethanol Projected to Decline

(US Department of Agriculture/Ag Professional)  Ethanol production in the United States is based almost entirely on corn as a feedstock.

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in U.S. Biofuel Push: Carmakers and Drivers

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA Thanks Lowe’s Quick Action Following Inaccurate Ethanol Signs

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed deep appreciation to Lowe’s for responding so quickly to the industry’s

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Good for Iowa’s Environment

by Michael Barr (Iowa State University) When reading a recent article on “Improving fuel mileage” something caught my attention: there are

March 10, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Gasohol Phase-Outs to Drive Biofuel Use

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Gasohol 91 will be phased out of petrol stations nationwide by 2018, with gasohol 95

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol in Fuel: Is the Bad Rap Deserved?

by Ed Wodalski (Pumper Magazine)  Ethanol-blended fuels receive criticism for creating wear and tear on small engines  —  Should you

February 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Save Energy, Save Exergy! The Enemy of Progress a/k/a Waste Heat

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  One of the most important efforts to reduce waste heat is in transportation engines.

February 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New Study Released, FFV Campaign Launched at Ethanol Conference

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … A new campaign, called “Flex My Choice,” gives consumers a voice to support

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

JP Energy Partners Announces Ethanol Unit Train Project and Pipeline System Interconnection Agreement for its North Little Rock Refined Products Terminal

(Digital Journal/ JP Energy Partners LP)  JP Energy Partners LP (“JP Energy”) (NYSE:JPEP) today (February 15, 2016) announced that it has

February 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Is Sports Car Green Racing in 2016?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) This weekend the 49th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona kicks off the American

January 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Next Step for Volt, Green Car of the Year, Should Be E85 Capability

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  Don’t let all the accolades go to your head, Chevy Volt. You’re still not

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Isn’t The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  … Michelle Malcho from Chevy’s communications group responded: The engine was chosen to be the most

January 25, 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

January 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel Vehicles Coming in Vogue

(Finland Times)  The popularity of cars running on biofuel is growing and can still grow further, believes an expert. Flexifuel

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Bob Kozak Writes about Green Racing Developments from The Roar B4 the Rolex 24 in Daytona

by Robert E. Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA) Ed note: Here are some initial notes from Bob Kozak, covering green racing

January 8, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Got the Need for Speed? E85 Is the High-Octane Fuel for You

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  E85 ethanol has a benefit for just about everybody: Some people like the fact

December 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Blends in Lithuania Will No Longer Enjoy Tax Exemptions

(Delfi by the Lithuania Tribune)  The Lithuanian Seimas has voted to waive the duty exemptions for EU-approved biofuel mixtures sold

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Walking the Walk in Advanced Biofuels USA’s “E30 and Beyond Retrofitted” Focus

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Here at Advanced Biofuels USA we’ve been banging the drum for E30 for

December 9, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Launches Contest on E85Prices.com

(Biofuels Journal)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced today that users of E85prices.com will now have the ability to win free

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Answers for Your Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Tough questions asked at industry conferences, and elsewhere on the industry circuit. Q. We’ve heard

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Final RVO Rule and the Myth of Falling Gasoline Demand

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  One of the oil industry’s favorite talking points in its campaign to repeal the

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Wisconsin Expands Biofuel Fueling Stations

(Spooner Advocate)  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that Wisconsin is the recipient of a $3.7 million U.S. Department

November 3, 2015 Read Full Article

No Rich White Guy Left Behind: The Selling of Electric Cars as Zero Emission Vehicles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electric cars and their $1600 cost per ton for CO2 reduction. And, yep, you’re paying for

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Association Launches Annual Statistical Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) publicly released its annual Statistical Report, with

October 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

API Study Claims RFS Damage: Biofuel Producers Pan Oil Industry Study Attacking Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Biofuels interest groups denounced the study as a rehash of a similar effort

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Study: US Ethanol Mandates Could Cause Severe Harm to Consumers, Economy

(American Petroleum Institute)  The statutory biofuel mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are infeasible to achieve in 2015 and

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuel Emissions – Gas, Ethanol, E85, Kerosene

(McHenry County Farm Bureau)  Larry, Ag in the Classroom Coordinator for McHenry County Farm Bureau shows us differences in fuel

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Lauren Fix Takes Ethanol Opposition To New Level Of Stupidity

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … On an official basis, E15 is approved by the EPA to be used

August 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Branstad Praises Siouxland Ethanol Plant

by Tiffany Lane  (KTIV)  Governor Branstad stopped by one of Iowa’s 43 ethanol plants Tuesday morning.  … Branstad commended Andersons’ focus

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Clear Air Choice Promotes Ethanol Fuel

(WHBL)  If you are old enough, you may remember the old Burma Shave signs that would line a roadway to

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

7 Blendwall Busters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Promotion Offered at Poynette Cenex Station on Friday

(Wisconsin Ag Connection)  Flex fuel vehicle owners have another opportunity to fill up with E85 for just 85-cents per gallon

July 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Organization Dreams Big, Values Grassroots

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The man who led the effort to form ACE was 67 years old when

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Government to Introduce Flexible-Fuel Policy to Cut Dependence on Imported Fossil Fuels

by Chanchal Pal Chauhan (Economic Times)   Government plans to introduce flexible-fuel policy for the automotive industry to promote new sources

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

California Achieves 600% Growth in Use of Low Carbon E85, Establishes National Leadership in E85 Fuel Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Propel Fuels has published E85: A California Success Story, a white paper and

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Is Obama Allowing Big Oil To Kill Biofuels?

by Ronnie Shows (The Daily Caller)  As the first legislator to introduce a biofuels bill in the Mississippi State House,

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

At Eco-Marathons, Shell De-emphasizes Renewable Transportation Energy, Except, Possibly, for “100% Ethanol”

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Having recently completed the inaugural Detroit Shell Eco-Marathon, Adrian Juergens, Fuel Scientist and Shell

May 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Slashes Biofuels Targets for 2014, 2015, 2016 under Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “EPA continues to assert authority under the general waiver provision to reduce biofuel volumes based

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Road Ministry Issues Notification for Bio-Ethanol Emissions

(Business Standard)  The Road Transport and Highways Ministry today issued notification for mass emission standards for flex-fuel ethanol E85 and

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Moline’s use of alternative fuels has attracted attention in Iowa

by Dawn Neuses (QCOnline.com) … Moline has 180 vehicles, or units of motorized equipment, that run on alternative fuels — E85,

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Holden Drops E85 from Commodore

by Toby Hagon  (Drive.com.au)   Ethanol-based fuel touted as the next big thing has been quietly dropped from the Commodore range.

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward

by James H. Stock* (Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy)  America’s renewable fuels policy is at a crossroads. The Renewable

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Iowa Sets New E85 Sales Record in 2014

by Liz Brown (KOEL)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) announced Iowa motorists purchased 2,930,635 gallons of E85 in the

March 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

(U.S. Department of Energy )  The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Missing Opportunities and Misrepresenting the Facts

by Bob Reynolds (Downstream Alternatives/Renewable Fuels Association) Jay Leno’s anti-ethanol rant (AW 3/2/15), aside from misrepresenting the facts, misses an opportunity

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

A CORN-acopia of Energy Options Coming

by Jason Spiess (Fargo Business Examiner)  Recently I sat down with Tom Lilja, executive director, North Dakota Corn Growers Association,

February 25, 2015 Read Full Article

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