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DOE Announces SBIR/STTR FY 2019 Phase I Release 2 Topics

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of last week’s posting of topic areas for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) research and development proposals, the Office

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EESI Joins Comments on Health, Environmental & Economic Benefits of High-Octane Biofuels +

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Automotive manufacturers are expressing interest in raising the minimum octane level of the U.S. gasoline pool as a low-cost compliance option for

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Isuzu Ready to Modify Vehicles for B20 Biodiesel Compatibility if Thai Govt Offers Incentives

(The Nation)  Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Octane Alliance Sees Open Road for Higher Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  … South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke and Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend said an update to the master list of future federal regulatory actions called the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Urges EPA and NHTSA to Use SAFE Vehicles Rule to Advance High-Octane, Low Carbon Fuels

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Ethanol-based high-octane, low-carbon (HOLC) fuel blends would enable cost-effective gains in fuel economy and significant carbon dioxide reductions, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) outlined in comments submitted Friday to the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 70% Bioethanol Engine Developed

(Biofuels International)  An Austrian university of technology, TU Wien (TUW), announced in a public release that it has developed a diesel engine that utilises over 70% bioethanol. TUW detailed the technology

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

New Research Looks beyond Carbon Efficiency to Improve Advanced Biofuel Strategy Development

by Max Witynski (Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center)  … For researchers, this means that the more carbon in the crop that ends up as carbon in the fuel, the better. But carbon

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Myth-Buster or Warranty-Buster? Nebraska Ethanol Test Will Push beyond Auto Manufacturers’ Specs

by Joe Duggan (Omaha World-Herald Bureau)  Nebraska literally put the rubber to the road more than 40 years ago to give ethanol a shot of much-needed street cred. It was called

October 6, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Researchers to Develop Renewable Fuel Additives from Sawdust

by Edwin L. Aguirre (University of Massachusetts Lowell)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a three-year, $1 million grant to a team of researchers from UMass Lowell, the University of Maine

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

From Ponds to Power: $2M to Perfect Algae as Diesel Fuel

by Nicole Casal Moore (University of Michigan) U-M becomes one of the few institutes in the world working on the problem end-to-end  —  With $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy,

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In recent Renewable Fuels Association testimony, Kelly Davis noted, “It was apparent that the previous administration disregarded comments from RFA and many other stakeholders—including the automakers—that encouraged EPA to evaluate

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Testifies in Support of High Octane Low Carbon Fuels at EPA/NHTSA Hearing

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  A high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% ethanol used in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means of achieving compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Life (Gregorich): The Ethanol Industry and How It’s Impacting Farmers

by Kellie Gregorich (Telegraph Herald)  Ethanol is a high octane gasoline that is used throughout the world to keep our vehicles running at an affordable price. The only question is, is it

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Funds 6 Projects for Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award 42 projects a total of $80 million to support advanced vehicles technologies research. Approximately $10.1

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Operating Performance of a Tractor Engine of Emissions Standard EU IV in Biodiesel Operation

by Thomas Sadlowski, Volker Wichmann, Bert Buchholz and Markus Winkler  (ATZ OffHighway)  The use of pure biofuels in agricultural machinery offers the opportunity to reduce the use of fossil fuels. These engines are largely fuelled by

September 10, 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

Solar Fuels Working Well under Pressure

(King Abdullah University of Science and Technology/EurekAlert)  Highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

On the Road Again—Legally

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Just over a year ago the future of B20 in California was uncertain, thanks to in-use requirements of the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation, but as we’ve

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU, FUE & UAI Announce Alliance to Pursue Expanded Use Of American-Grown, High-Octane Biofuels

(National Farmers Union) In an effort to expand the market for domestic agriculture products, reduce harmful emissions, and provide consumers with lower cost fuel choices, National Farmers Union, Farmers Union Enterprises

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Bogota’s Public Transport Buses Could Run on Biomethane

(National University of Colombia/NGV Journal)  According to Ower Rolando Barreto, Master of Environmental Engineering at the National University of Colombia (UN), “we could have a biogas reserve until 2030 if we

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

GAF 2018: From Precision Farming to Fuel Cell Challenges

by Laís F. Thomaz*(Advanced Biofuels USA) The Global Agribusiness Forum event took place on July 23 and 24 2018 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil, and brought together

August 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation Programs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The goal of the US Department of Energy’s Demonstration and Market Transformation focus at the BioEnergy Technologies Office is to de-risk bioenergy production technologies through validated

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Opens Door to Conversation about High Octane Fuels

(Urban Air Initiative)  After being one of the first to embrace and encourage high octane fuels as a solution for reducing emissions and improving air quality, the Urban Air Initiative is

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

High Performance Fuels & Vehicles, Both: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

United Front … Octane Is Important

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Experts in multiple industries support the idea of a high-octane fuel standard, but some prefer it as a replacement to the RFS.  —  Octane is important.

July 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies and Audi Renew Their Partnership in Renewable Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and Audi announced today the signing of a new agreement focused on the implementation of residue usage, preparation of a path to commercialization

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

MaREI Secure €4.4 Million to Support Ireland’s Indigenous Biomass and Bioenergy Industry

(Science Foundation Ireland)  … The Spoke research teams will collaborate in developing technologies capable of converting a wide variety of residues and by-products to homogenous energy carriers and optimising performance of

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

E10 Petrol Pushes Motorists to Buy Premium Fuel, Costs More than Regular Unleaded in the Long Run

(News.com.au)  Ethanol-blended petrol was billed as a win for our hip pockets and the environment, but analysts say it’s a very different story  —  … While other states have so far resisted

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for the Marine Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biofuels for marine diesels — a biofuel developers dream? That’s the premise of his IEA webinar deck on the promise and progress in marine biofuels, a 330

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

An Evaluation of Brazil’s RenovaBio Program

by Bill Brandon* (Advanced Biofuels USA/ Industrial Ecosystems) According to the Paris Accords on Climate Change, each country is to develop its own goals for CO2 reductions and develop a

June 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Octane Workshop Series — July 9-12, 2018 — Various Locations

  Octane Workshop Series   —   July 9-12, 2018   —   Various Locations

The Fuels Institute and the national laboratories that comprise the DOE Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines initiative are co-hosting a series of collaborative, single-day stakeholder meetings to review current research

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

From Corn to Manure, Here’s Why Biofuels Could Be Important in the Years to Come

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado is a hotbed of research and innovation. One field its researchers are looking at is that of biofuels, which can be

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Hidden Costs Behind the IMO’s New Regulations For Marine Biofuels: EIA Webinar Review

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Challenged by strict, binding international targets to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and sulfur levels in fuels it is estimated that by 2020 the

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

A Higher Market for Ethanol Former Author of RFS Legislation Sees Octane Levels as Advancement for Ethanol

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle keeps close tabs on what’s happening with biofuels even though he’s been out of the U.S. Senate

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

ICYMI: $227M Available from US in Push for Vehicle, Feedstock and Bioconversion Advances

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We usually say, ICYMIs for those In Case You Missed Its that show up in someone’s inbox.  This week, we might re-purpose that useful acronym to:  In Case

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in the US: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Mahmood Ebadian and James D. McMillan (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  … The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) was enacted in 2007 to enhance domestic production of fuels and spur

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Repeating History with Octane Biofuel Standards Is a Huge Mistake

by Mike Carr (New Energy America/The Hill)  Recently, Chet Thompson of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified before Congress and proposed a “fuel neutral” octane standard as a “potential replacement” for the

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $68.5 Million for Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research LOI due May 29, 2018

(U. S. Department of Energy)  Today (May 1, 2018), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $68.5 million in available funding for early-stage research of advanced vehicle technologies that

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Latest in Bioenergy R&D, DOE? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Stay Vigilant: The Importance of Paying Attention and Remaining Active in Ethanol Advocacy.

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol ) … The timing of this year’s fly-in was fortuitous, amid talk of “win-win” deals for refiners and biofuel producers and a

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

How Trump Will Go after California’s Auto GHG Authority

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Trump administration plans to argue that California does not have the authority to enforce stringent greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars, despite the Obama administration’s

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines: Co-Optima Report Focuses on Strengths of Nation’s Energy Resources and Existing Infrastructure

by Mattie Hensley   (Sandia National Laboratory)   The United States could increase its domestic fuel supplies by 25 billion gallons per year while leveraging the nation’s existing $1 trillion fuel infrastructure according

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Vehicle Efficiency Transportation 2050: More EVs, but Conventional Vehicles Will Still Dominate

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Making Vehicles More Efficient Is Critical to Reduce Emissions  —  … Over the next 30 years, electric vehicles (EVs) will grow and fuel economy

April 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Release: Co-Optima 2017 Year in Review

(U.S. Department of Energy)  While vehicles and fuels currently on the market get travelers from Point A to Point B, are there new options that could save fuel and money,

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Want 95 Octane Gas To Completely Take Over

by Erik Shilling (Jalopnik)  … Higher compression ratios, and thus higher octane, can have the additional benefit of greater fuel efficiency if the engine is built that way from the start, however.

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

House Hearing Focus on High Octane Fuels

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will be holding a hearing this morning (Friday, April 13, 2018) on “High Octane Fuels and High Efficiency Vehicles: Challenges and

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Vehicle Transformation through New Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Clean Fuels Development Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It may be renaissance times for the Clean Fuels Development Coalition. Their long quest to upend proposed Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules that ignored the potential to

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

First Car Driving with Global Bioenergies’ Renewable Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies)  First Audi car to drive at the Montlhéry circuit using over 34% renewable gasoline; One-cylinder engine testing results confirm renewable gasoline has very high performances; Start of the on-road testing

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Exec: Raise the Octane Rating of U.S. Gasoline for Bump in Fuel Efficiency

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  At a recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers meeting, General Motors executive Dan Nicholson voiced the automaker’s support in raising the minimum octane

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels: Breakthrough Research in Engine and Fuel Co-Optimization

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Energy Department today (February 15, 2018) released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative (Co-Optima). The study, Fuel Blendstocks with the Potential to Optimize

March 16, 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

Key Milestone Reached in the Audi – Global Bioenergies Partnership

(Global Bioenergies/Globe Newswire)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and German carmaker Audi today announced that a key milestone was reached in their multi-year agreement. Renewable gasoline components were produced and shipped

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Ag Policy Blog: Government Confusion Over Ethanol Might Demand Growing Locally

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … So you have USDA saying ethanol demand has basically peaked. The Department of Energy is saying ethanol is really the only fuel that

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There was high drama in Washington, DC as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway and President Trump readies to meet at the White House with a

March 1, 2018 Read Full Article

BETO 2017 Peer Review Results Are Now Online!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Last spring, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) conducted its seventh biennial external review of its research, development, and communications portfolio. More

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

High Performance Fuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DOE’s Co-Optima Project and HP fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a key project called Co-Optima, which aims to determine key fuel properties that enable improved engine efficiency, provide key science

February 21, 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

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

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New DOE Study: Ethanol Among Best Options for Future Engine Efficiency Improvements and Emissions Reduction

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today hailed the release of two studies by the Department of Energy that

February 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Department of Energy’s 2017 Project Peer Review Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2017 Project Peer Review on

February 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Future of the Internal Combustion Engine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  When it comes to the future of the combustion engine, what are the future developments from

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Advanced Biofuels Alliance Joins Biofuels Groups in Opposing AB 1745

(California Advanced Biofuels Alliance)  On January 19th, CABA joined biofuels groups in opposing AB 1745. Here is the text of the

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Rise, Rise, Rise of Bio-Methanol for Fuels and Chemical Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The clearest intersecting theme is bio-methanol. Let’s see why. For one, Södra has much more

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA’s 2018 Biofuel Priorities to Help ‘Make America Great Again’

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … This new era of getting our country back on track has and will continue

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Presentations Posted for Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? The Potential for High-Octane, Low-Carbon Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining how high-octane, low-carbon fuel can enable CAFE

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Are Electrics a Bridging Technology, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? — November 13, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?   —   November 13, 2017   —   Washington, DC

To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise significantly by 2025 under

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Presentations from BETO’s Annual Conference Now Online!

(U.S. Department of Energy)  On July 11–12, 2017, BETO hosted its 10th annual conference—Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future!

October 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Vegetable Oil as Fuel in Agriculture

(OWI (Google Translation))  Retrofitting of tractors for multi-fuel use  —  In agriculture, widening the use of vegetable oil as fuel in tractors

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

E20 for the EU?

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A recent study by the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action identifies E20 as the optimal ethanol blend for

October 12, 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

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Comment on CAFE-GHG Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and American Coalition for Ethanol have all submitted public

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act: Environmental, Health & Consumer Considerations

by Jesse Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline supply is provided by renewable

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Urges EPA to Take New Look at Midlevel Blends

by Jeff Barber (Oil Price Information Service)  he U.S. ethanol industry is hoping it can obtain from the Trump administration

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Moving into Markets: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Engine/Fuel Transformation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to identify and mitigate the challenges

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

September 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Groups Testify at EPA Hearing on CAFE-GHG Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Association are among

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

History Shows Ethanol Isn’t Going Anywhere

by Daryl Haack (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  The “futurist” Francis Thicke, in an Aug. 22 op-ed, suggests that corn

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

New Fuels, Vehicles, Both, Together: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Co-Optima Market Transformation Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy initiated a project to identify and mitigate the challenges of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Research Aims to ‘Co-Optimize’ Biofuels for Future Engines

(Agri-Pulse)  Research aimed at finding the right combination of fuels and engine technology that would maximize a car’s performance while

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s In a Number?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Plenty of talk circulates around ethanol blends above E10. Clearly, E15 is

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer), commenting on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s calls for ethanol-free gasoline (E0):  A gallon of

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt Raises Idea of Higher Levels of Ethanol-Free Gasoline

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … (EPA Administrator Scott ) Pruitt also noted that EPA will be “assessing

July 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Why High-Octane Gas Costs So Much More Than Regular

by Clifford Atiyeh (Car and Driver) …  As gas prices tumbled over the past three years, the premium-fuel premium skyrocketed

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

E15 Biofuel in NASCAR and Spreading across the Country

by Erin Kidd (Independent Tribune)  When Austin Dillon crossed the finish line and made his way to Victory Lane at

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Ethanol: It’s Just Plain Corny

by James Bobreski (Finger Lakes Times)  … Ethanol is the alcohol in our beer that we enjoy at a ball game, a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

MYOB – The New Ethanol Mantra: Modularity, Yield, Octane, Bolt-Ons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, the US ethanol industry is descending upon Minneapolis this week for the annual

June 19, 2017 Read Full Article

DLR and Lufthansa Technik Produce Study on Aviation Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and make the sector more

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

$45B Annual Windfall for US Consumers with a Gasoline-Engine Overhaul? EPA Is Getting a Patent Worth Knowing about

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Patent & Trademark Office has just issued a “notice of allowance”

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Here we have EPA agreeing that higher ethanol blends can reduce emissions and acknowledging that engines and fuels must be

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Biggest Advocate May Be EPA

(Urban Air Initiative)  In plot twist that may open the door to higher ethanol blends, the U. S. Environmental Protection

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Presentations from BETO’s 2017 Project Peer Review Now Online

On March 6–9, 2017, BETO hosted its biennial Project Peer Review in Denver, Colorado. During the event, approximately 192 projects

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Fuel: An Opportunity for Ethanol

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy’s CEO explains the importance of the recent ASTM standard for 100 RON

May 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

High Octane Gas Coming — But You’ll Pay More for It

by Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)  “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Intersecting Trends of Oil and Ethanol

by Patrick C. Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Is the growth in shale oil production a potential boost for ethanol? The theory

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Electromobility – Further Development of Fuels for Use in Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

(UFOP (Google Translation))  The cars of the future are also supposed to drive electrically. Today, the share of hybrid vehicles

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Advocates Work to Boost Demand

by Nat Willilams (Iowa Farmer Today)   … (Barry) Frazier (president of Center Ethanol) was among biofuels advocates speaking at

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuel Economy Rules: Someone Is Listening

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The recent announcement that the Trump Administration was taking another look at Corporate

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Groups Hail Recall of EPA’s Federal Fuel Economy and Emissions Rules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the High Octane Alliance called the Trump Administration’s recall the fuel economy rule

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New ASTM High-Octane Fuel Standard Published

(Growth Energy)  Last week, ASTM International published an important new high-octane fuel standard, ASTM D8076 – 17, Standard Specification for

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Yale, Penn State Team Receives $1.2M Co-Optima Award to Investigate Sooting Behavior of Biofuels

(MoveEnergy)  Penn State Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Yuan Xuan and researchers at Yale University will work together to identify

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Passing the Test with Flying Colors

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Glacial Lakes challenge in Watertown, SD, demonstrates E30 is a winner. The midlevel ethanol

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa Energy Plan Includes Role Ethanol Can Play in State’s Future

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has released to the public the Iowa Renewable Energy

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced up to $7 million for eight universities to accelerate the introduction

December 29, 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

Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel That’s Better for the Environment

by Alicia Lindauer (U.S. Department of Energy/Renewable Energy World)  Is it possible to increase vehicle performance and fuel efficiency while

November 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Car Clinic’s Bobby Likis Talks #Ethanol & Mechanics

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  As more and more consumers choose ethanol at the pump, Bobby Likis, host of Bobby Likis

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

White House Decarbonization Report Addresses Biofuels, Biomass

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy.

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

For Cars of the Future, the Fuels They Need, Today, from Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Of all the many wonders at the Algae Biomass Summit this week, perhaps there was

October 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Path to Improved Fuel Economy Includes Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) director says the auto industry path to improved fuel economy

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

The Road to High Octane Fuels

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  … 9 things you need to know about high octane fuel, and my perspective on

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Jamie Kitman (Automobile Magazine)  “It is “a universal assumption that [ethyl] alcohol in some form will be a constituent of

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Comments on the Draft Technical Assessment Report for Model Years 2022 – 2025 Greenhouse Gas Emission and Fuel Economy Standards Submitted by Minnesota and Illinois Growers

(Minnesota Corn Growers Association Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council and the Illinois Corn Growers Association)   Early this year,

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Dear EPA: Watertown Is ‘Premium E30 Ready’

by Jim Seurer (Watertown Public Opinion/Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC)  … The E30 Challenge is a campaign initiated by GLE and its

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Octane Value Takes Center Stage During #ACE2016

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Higher octane. The automakers want it. Many consumers want it. But how to get it? Ethanol.

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Significant Benefits to the US

by Jodi Delapaz (Agri-Pulse)  High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S.,

August 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Got octane?

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s the Holy Grail for many in the ethanol industry to

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Should Take Note of New DOE High Octane Fuels Research

by Tracy King  (Renewable Fuels Association)  For the past several years, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been quietly researching

August 16, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to Visit Quad County Corn Processors

(Pilot Tribune)  United States Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will visit Quad County Corn Processors cellulosic ethanol

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Urges US Authorities to Support Mid-Level Ethanol Blends

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  US lawmakers should recognise the potential of mid-level ethanol blends to contribute to the fight against

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

GM, Honda Execs Agree: Higher Octane Gas Needed to Optimize ICE Efficiency

by Lindsay Brooke  (SAE International)  Raising the octane level of pump gasoline in the U.S. is integral to optimizing advanced

August 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Nissan Unveils World’s First Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle

(Nissan Motor Co./Automotive World) In Brazil today, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today revealed the world’s first Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered prototype

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Growth Energy)  Recently, the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge, Argonne, and National Renewable Energy Laboratories released their “Summary of High

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Summary of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of light-duty vehicles are pursuing a broad portfolio of technologies to reduce

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Accelerate Fuel and Engine Co-Optimization Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $7 million in project funding to

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE to Fund Projects Combining Biofuel and Engine Research

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

CoOptima: Redesigning Engines, Fuels, Marketplace Strategies All at Once

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The initiative aims to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable biofuels and high-efficiency,

July 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Use Can Lead to 14% GHG Reduction in European Transport by 2030 – New Study

(ePURE)  A new study by renowned global consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has found that the higher use of ethanol

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuel Governors Tout E30

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Coalition Sees Opportunity in Higher Fuel Economy Standards  —  Leaders and founders of the

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Technologies Office Announces Notice of Intent for the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines Initiative

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Nobina AB: Nobina to Take Delivery of 179 New Buses Worth around SEK 450 Million

(Nobina AB/Business Wire)  During the summer, Nobina will take delivery of 179 new buses; this is a consequence of the

June 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: Don’t Believe Scare Tactics against Vehicular Use of Ethanol

by Robert Miller (TC Palm) … The oil industry doesn’t want ethanol to go away, but it doesn’t want to give up

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Consumer Perception, High Octane Keys to #Ethanol’s Future

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Senior Vice President for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Geoff Cooper participated in the panel discussion

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Connecting the Dots

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM Inc./Urban Air Initiative)  …  We’ve learned that we can reduce harmful emissions by replacing

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Between June 6 and 10, the Department of Energy (DOE) held its Annual Merit Review

June 10, 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

Luxury Cars Could Boost Ethanol Demand

by Nate Birt (Top Producer)  The recently announced Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volume requirements for ethanol are a welcome step

June 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and

May 28, 2016 Read Full Article

European Bioethanol Offers 15% CO2 Reductions in Transport – Blocking It Is a Form of Climate Crime

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd.)  … The European Commission in Brussels is right now putting the finishing touches

May 23, 2016 0 comment 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

It’s Time for an Octane Boost

by Tracey King (Detroit News)  While our automobiles have experienced remarkable changes over the past several decades, the fuels we

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Co-Optimized Fuel-Engine Systems to Transform Our Nation’s Vehicles

by Jonathan Male (U.S. Department of Energy)  The critical need to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Meeting 2025 CAFE Good for Consumers, Necessary for Climate; Getting There No Easy Feat

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … To achieve CAFE for the light duty fleet – there is no one-sized fits all

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Wassup, DOE EERE? The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to EERE’s Projects and Missions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up at the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewables unit ? Deputy Assistant Secretary for

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Growth Likely for Ethanol Industry

by Terry Anderson (Lee Agri-Media/Iowa Farmer Today)  Great market opportunities exist for the ethanol industry, Doug Durante said as he

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

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