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#Gasolinegate: EPA’s Role in Fair Gasoline Emissions Testing Draws Fire

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, researchers for a report published by the Urban Air Initiative contend that “technical data that shows the nation has been exposed to decades of

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

From Pakoras to Mobility: How BIOD Energy Is Converting Cooking Oil into Biodiesel!

by Abhilasha Singh (Financial Express)  India is a fast-growing economy, the need for energy is constantly on the rise. Considering that fossil fuel reserves are depleting along with their impact on the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Op-Ed: Ethanol Needs to Win the Octane Race- Our Health Depends on It

(Urban Air Initiative/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  … Octane is a necessary component of our fuel, and more of it is needed as car engines become more advanced and efficient. So competition is on

October 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

Renewable Fuel Standards Boosts Air Quality

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/My San Antonio)  The Express-News Editorial Board recently missed the mark, claiming that the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, is bad policy. The RFS has boosted

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Driving Decarbonization: How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Is Helping the Environment While Saving Lives and Growing the Biobased Economy

by Bryan Sherbacow (World Energy)  … To understand a low carbon fuel standard, it’s best to look at California as an example. California is one of two states (neighboring state, Oregon, is

September 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Used Cooking Oil Fuels Green Initiative in Nanjing

(China Daily)  Startup company MotionEco launched an initiative in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, in June to collect waste cooking oil and gutter oil to be converted into sustainable, low-carbon green fuel for

August 27, 2018 Read Full Article

The Battle for Octane: Ethanol or Aromatics?

by Steve Vander Griend (Urban Air Initiative)  After learning about the clean octane benefits of ethanol, you may wonder why oil refineries still choose the toxic octane source of aromatics. A

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Vivo Energy Kenya and Koko Networks Form Ethanol Cooking Fuel Partnership

(Koko Networks)  Vivo Energy becomes first multinational fuels company to enter Kenyan market for ethanol cooking fuel, using KOKO technology to enable affordable mass-market access.   Vivo Energy Kenya today announces a

July 3, 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

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels Key to Success of Clean Fuel Standard

(Globe Newswire/ Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC)) Canada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) and Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), together representing almost 50 member

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

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

(Urban Air Initiative)  In an effort to rebut erroneous assumptions about ethanol’s health effects in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club, the Urban Air Initiative submitted an amicus brief describing

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

California Biofuel Event Showcases Dynamics of Evolving Industry

(The California Advanced Biofuels Alliance /Biodiesel Magazine)  At the California Advanced Biofuels Conference March 1 in Sacramento, Jennifer Case, chair of California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, gave her annual address to a packed

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

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

by Steve Roe (Des Moines Register/Little Sioux Corn Processors)  … A significant amount of these emissions are coming from our vehicles. For example, toxic aromatic compounds, which include known carcinogens like

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In an Ethanol Producer Magazine article, Urban Air Initiative’s David Hallberg explains how, with proper adherence to Clean Air Act regulations, ethanol can substitute for carcinogens in our fuel. “(I)t

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Respecting the Law

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  (T)he U.S. Department of Energy’s adherence to laws, and a proposal from the Urban Air Initiative to escape the aromatics dilemma.  —  … Hopefully Pruitt

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

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

(4-Traders) New calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 biodiesel fuel is used routinely in diesel vehicles. The calculations come from data submitted

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol To The Rescue of Higher Gas Prices

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Biofuels Digest)  …   A lot of people might forget that it was only three years ago when the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

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

(United Nations Foundation) Babies born to mothers who cooked with ethanol were born later and heavier  —  A new study released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, which is hosted at the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a special to the Biofuels Digest, South Dakota Farmers Union president, Doug Sombke, pointed out that “Section 202(l) provision (of the Clean Air Act) requires EPA to regulate and reduce toxics

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Years Resolution for EPA: Do Your Job!

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  …  I am referring to the mandatory requirements in the Clean Air Act that EPA enforce section 202 (l), the “clean octane” provision designed

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

by Angela Matua (QNS.com)  A new bill passed in the City Council on Dec. 19, 2017 will require that a two-year study be completed to determine how feasible it would be to

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Particulate Matter Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  We know ethanol emits fewer carbon emissions like particulate matter (PM) than gasoline. In fact, when it comes to particulate matter, a MIT study concluded PM emissions

December 29, 2017 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 compliance. Research suggests that high-octane, low-carbon fuel is the lowest-cost

November 14, 2017 0 comment 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 the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG)

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Houston Companies Join High-Octane Battle over Fuel in Mexico

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  At a Rice University forum last year, Mexican Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquin Coldwell was asked whether his government would allow refiners to increase the concentrations of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Study Cites Health Benefits of Ethanol

by Alan Harman (Wards Auto)  “These results reinforce the need for public policies to encourage the use of biofuels, as they clearly show that the public loses in health what they

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

More Is Less

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Institute) … We need more ethanol in gasoline, and in so doing, we will get less drain on our wallets, less toxic aromatics, less

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

European Commission Study Highlights Benefits of Higher Ethanol Fuel Blends

(ePURE)  Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency —  A new report published by the European Commission highlights several benefits

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

More Ethanol Equals Improved Air Quality and Reduced Oil Dependency

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance.

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Why is Ethanol Valuable? Improving Engine Performance, Health and Environment — August 30, 2017

  WEBINAR:  Why is Ethanol Valuable? Improving Engine Performance, Health and Environment   —   August 30, 2017

Join the Urban Air Initiative for a discussion about how the economic value of ethanol is directly tied to its health and environmental benefits. Learn how the fuel, engine and

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter – We Are the Enemy

by Orrie Swayze (The Public Opinion)  … In this case government verbally declared ethanol’s optimal, lower cost best performance blend E30 is illegal. Never before has a major industry resource so

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

My Voice: EPA’s ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Argus Leader)  …  On behalf of rural communities and family farmers, I am calling out the EPA and those who still drink the Kool-aid of EPA’s

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions? — August 22, 2017

  WEBINAR:  What Are We Learning From Health Studies of Clean Cooking Interventions?   —   August 22, 2017

While there are multiple social, economic and environmental benefits that can be gained by switching from traditional biomass stoves and fuels to cleaner and more efficient alternatives, many cooking interventions

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Sugarlogix Researchers Go from Fuel to Food

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In California, two cofounders of Sugarlogix went from engineering yeast for cellulose based fuel production and refining biofuel fermentation processes to cultivating prebiotic sugars that

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s In a Number?

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM/Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Plenty of talk circulates around ethanol blends above E10. Clearly, E15 is the next milestone. But as we work to capture ethanol’s

July 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning qualities — has long been regarded as the best additive

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  New research claims that the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometres in diameter, which studies have shown to be harmful to human health,

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Op-Ed: Renewable Fuel Standard Good For Farmers, Consumers, Environment

by Dale McCall (Rocky Mountain Farmers Union/Brian Allmer Radio Network)  America’s farming communities are facing an economic crisis. Not since the 1980s have farm incomes declined so far so fast. The Wall

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Guest column: ​Ethanol Saves You Money

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM Inc./Wichita Business Journal)  I was driving home last week and was surprised to see the price differences on the gas station sign. Regular 87 octane gas was

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(Project Gaia)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the leading providers globally of cellulosic ethanol production technology, and Project Gaia, a non-profit promoting the use of

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

The Future Fuel Europe Already Has in the Tank

by Emmanuel Desplechin (Politico/ePURE)  Renewable ethanol does more than just decarbonize transport. It also boosts engine efficiency and helps improve air quality.  —  The European Commission has just told the

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

We Need a Disruption to Grow

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative/ICM)  … Urban Air Initiative will be part of a group with diverse perspectives on what can be done to disrupt the establishment in

May 24, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Economic Value of RNG in California

by RNG Coalition (Biomass Magazine) A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 billion to California’s

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Kansas Corn Growers Look to Mexico as Top Trade Partner

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  Increasing concerns about trade relations with Mexico spurred Kansas Corn along with the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Kansas Department of Commerce to plan a

April 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

by Monte Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  Growing up on a farm near Shenandoah, using ethanol and biodiesel was a no-brainer. It was simply the right thing to

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Early Positive Signs for Qld Biofuels

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  There are early signs that the Biofuels mandate in Queensland is driving interest in biofuels. The industry had been held back by a lack of consumer

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Role of Biodiesel in Curbing Pollution

by Sandeep Chaturvedi (Biodiesel Association of India/Financial Express)  Rapidly increasing vehicular pollution and complete neglect by the authorities to take pollution-reduction measures over the past few decades have resulted in

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Health Effects Institute Takes Hard Look at Ethanol vs Aromatics

by David Hallberg (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Urban Air Initiative)  Candid discussions at the Health Effects Institute offer hope ethanol’s positive emissions profile will be taken seriously, writes a UAI advisor and

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Roz Pidcock (Carbon Brief)  Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save more than 10

February 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter – Connect the Dots

by Dale Christensen (Watertown Public Opinion)  A few weeks ago, Gov. Dennis Daugaard said, “It’s all about the corn; as corn goes, so goes South Dakota’s economy…”  Let’s connect the dots.

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

American Lung Association Supports Ethanol

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The American Lung Association continues to advocate on behalf of the U.S. renewable fuels industry.  Association director of communications in Minnesota Robert Moffitt says cleaner

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Margo T. Oge (Huffington Post)  …  Businessmen are always looking for a good return on investment. America’s environmental protections are a steal. The public health benefits of a cleaner

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

A Stark Reminder from OPEC

by Jim Talent (Washington Examiner)  I am old enough to remember the first energy crisis in the early 1970s. That episode was a tremendous shock for two reasons: Gasoline prices

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Nebraska Drivers Save $17 Million Using Ethanol-blended Fuel

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KOOL Radio)  In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The savings is based on lower prices for ethanol compared to wholesale gasoline

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Work to Engage Consumers Expands

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Access to higher blends is good for Americans’ pocketbooks, their engines and the air we all breathe. Since I became CEO in

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Time to Rein in the EPA

by  Dale Christensen (Glacial Lakes Corn Processors/The Hill)  … EPA has either through ignorance at best or malice at worst failed to make our continued transition to cleaner, renewable fuels an

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Workshop In Mexico City Offers Information, Expertise To Local Industry

(U.S. Grains Council)  Mexican authorities considering how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix heard from U.S. researchers about air quality, lung health and other quality of life benefits and

November 2, 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

Letter: Pink out with Ethanol

by Krista Willis Willmar (Hutchinson Leader)  …  And some consumer choices do significantly impact our exposure to cancer-causing toxins.  Vehicle

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol in Your Gas a Problem? We Revisited the Question with an Expert

by Jeff Zurschmeide (Digital Trends)  … For this article, Digital Trends spoke in-depth with Dr. Andrew Randolph, Technical Director for ECR Engines. Dr.

October 24, 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

Letter to the Editor: Biofuels Defended

by Doug Berven (POET/Boston Herald)  Jonah Goldberg’s column parrots the tired talking points of the oil industry (“Research proves ethanol’s only

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Blends Can Alleviate Gasoline Shortages and Price Spikes

(Growth Energy)  A September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Northey: E15 an Affordable, Clean-Burning Option at the Pump

by Bill Northey (Globe Gazette)  … This significant growth in access to E15 is thanks in part to the “Fueling

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

The Definition of Insanity Is…

by Pam Miller (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Siouxland Ethanol)   Ethanol can replace the toxic compounds used to increase octane in gasoline, which

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Present Solution to Harmful Airborne Chemicals

by David Vandergriend (Sacramento Bee)   … But the day-to-day threat facing many communities doesn’t come from carbon. It comes from

September 11, 2016 Read Full Article

CAFE Standards: What’s Biomass Got to Do with It?

by Rebecca Chillrud  (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On July 18, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic Safety

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Letter: ‘Growing’ Biofuels Worthy of Pursuit

by Jeremy Halgerson (POET/Argus Leader)  The oil industry has been busy sending columns to papers around the country attacking biofuels like

September 1, 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

Lesyna: Ethanol Is Bad for the Country

by William Lesyna (Roanoke Times)  … Since Gen. Wesley Clark is a board member of an organization of ethanol supporters, it’s

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Skoring with Personal Connections

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  “Let’s encourage an earnest conversation with consumers about how ethanol makes life a

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

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

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some

August 1, 2016 Read Full Article

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security,

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Melissa Chan (Time Magazine)  Air pollution contributes to about 6.5 million deaths each year, the International Energy Agency warned in

July 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Growth Energy CEO: Ethanol Industry Should Share Its Good News

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It’s up to everyone in the ethanol industry to herald the many environmental, social

June 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

LePage Orders Study of Health Effects of Ethanol Emissions

(Portland Press Herald)  The governor tells the DEP and CDC to cooperate on a study of the health impacts of

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Helping Tell Ethanol’s Real Story

by Dave VanderGriend (ICM, Inc./Urban Air Institute/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In the world of ethanol, we need to get people smarter

June 17, 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

Constantinides Calls For More Sustainable Heating

(Queens Gazette)  City Council Member Costa Constantinides, joined by environmental groups and others, rallied in support of his bill INT.

June 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol And Octane For Beginners

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Ethanol is often talked about as a high-octane fuel. But not everyone has a clear understanding of

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

Gov. Ricketts Highlights Benefits of Biofuels During Renewable Fuels Month

(Office of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts)  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and the importance of

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Ethanol in Gasoline Remains a Good Idea

by John M. Urbanchuk  (The Intelligencer)  I am writing in response to Andrew Mikula’s May 13 letter (“With oil now plentiful,

May 19, 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

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

(Development Diaries)  Acumen, the nonprofit social venture fund, announces its new investment in Green Energy & BioFuels (GEB), a Nigerian

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesotans Breathe Easy Thanks to Diesel

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Minnesota can breathe a little easier with its fleet of clean diesel vehicles powered on blends of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Coconut Biodiesel Could Reduce Air Pollution Impacts

(The Fifth Estate)  Coconut oil might be about to step off the beaches and out of the kitchen and into

April 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Urban Air Initiative)  Urban Air Initiative joined the Energy Future Coalition and the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) in calling on

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Growth Energy)  This week, Jim Miller, Vice President and Chief Economist of Growth Energy will travel with Steve Bleyl, Executive

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Minnesota Breathes Easier after 10 Years with Biodiesel Standard

(The American Lung Association in Minnesota/Biodiesel Magazine)  Minnesota’s commitment to biodiesel use has paid off with an important impact on

April 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  A cornerstone of U.S. environmental policy has been the reduction of harmful

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Opinion: South Dakotans Send Ethanol Message

by Orrie Swayze (AgWeek)  The idea that shale makes us crude oil independent is an oil industry fantasy that enables us

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Drew T. Shindell, Yunha Lee & Greg Faluvegi (Nature Climate Change)  An emissions trajectory for the US consistent with 2 °C

February 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

A Map to Progress

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  To coincide with the fly-in, ACE created an ‘infographic’ promoting the benefits of the RFS. Titled

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Say Higher Blends Would Reduce Air Toxics

by Renee Schoof (Bloomberg BNA)  A group of farm-state governors and some advocates for clean energy are pressing the Environmental Protection

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Growing Beyond the RFS to Drive Demand for Ethanol

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …  “The RFS helped kick start the significant volumes of ethanol production we see today, but

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Katter Fuels Ethanol Debate

by Andrew Marshall (Stock & Land)  Maverick North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

E85 Retrofit Project: Getting Started, Choosing a Retrofit Kit

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Once we decided to go forward with the E85 conversion, Bob Kozak researched options

January 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

(Ethanol Across America)  Despite the effectiveness of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in providing an entry ramp to the fuel

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Mack Trucks Green-Lights Renewable Diesel Fuel for Use in Mack Engines

(Volvo) Following extensive truck and engine testing, Mack Trucks today (January 7, 2016) signed off on the use of renewable diesel

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

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

by Robert Moffitt (American Lung Association in Minnesota/Post Bulletin)  A Dec. 14 letter to the editor described Rochester’s “community responsibility to

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Protecting Public Health Through Cleaner Fuels and Lower Emissions

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining the health impacts of

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

SDFU Delegates Vote to Take Pro-E30 Challenge

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek)  The South Dakota Farmers Union celebrated its 100th annual meeting by taking another step forward in

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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

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

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing examining the health impacts of current octane sources

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Reports Strong Consumer Adoption of Renewable Diesel as Retail Sales Rise 300 Percent in Southern California

(Propel Fuels/PR Newswire)  Drivers Choose Superior Performance, Better Value and Cleaner Emissions of Diesel HPR  —  Propel Fuels launched Diesel HPR

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Hyacinths and Sawdust Used to Combat Africa’s Cooking Pollution

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg/The Washington Post)  A brew made from sawdust and water hyacinth flowers may help reduce the millions of

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Participates in Clean Energy Mission to India

(US Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A team of U.S. ethanol industry representatives led by USDA

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Shell)  Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has signed an agreement with Project Gaia Prospects Limited (PGPL) for the

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Don’t Weaken the RFS

by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (R-N.J.) (The Hill)  … The RFS is Congress’s answer to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and expanding the

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Emissions: Clean Fuels Development Coalition

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Hungary, Clean Fuels Development Coalition Executive Director Douglas Durante said as a way for ethanol to

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by David Giambusso (Politico New York)  Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration tacitly endorsed two bills to increase the use of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/A,merican Coalition for Ethanol)  ACE members will keep working to help the EPA get the

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  In the aftermath of revelations of how Volkswagen had their thumb on

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Letter: Biodiesel Targets Should Be Tougher

by Parks Wells (Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council/KNOX News)  … The environmental benefits of biodiesel have been repeatedly proven by impartial experts. Just

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Propel Brings High Performance Renewable Diesel to Hayward, CA

(Propel)  Diesel HPR provides superior performance and improved local air quality as Propel provides simple tools to track personal emission

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest) Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  In the spirit of Pope Francis, and in response to press release from the International Climate Science

September 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

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

(Algenol)  U.S.-based Algenol will partner with South China’s Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, Ltd. (ZYNE) to develop projects throughout Southern

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Gasoline Aromatics: the New Lead?

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  After scientists found that toxic lead particles in engine exhaust were accumulating in bodies and

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Not ‘Racket’

by Barry Blitstein (TribLive) Letter to Editor:  Regarding the editorial “The ethanol racket: More perversion” : Calling the ethanol industry a

September 15, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Officials from the Urban Air Initiative called the recent effort by the American Petroleum Institute to

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion, on how the emotional issue

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Toxic Gas Emissions Topic of Science Cafe

( Nebraska Ethanol Board/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … “The fuels combusted on our nation’s roadways are a predominant source of the most

September 1, 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

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

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  New documents filed with the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. show

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Removing Ethanol from Gas Increases Toxic Emissions

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative)  One of the great misconceptions following ethanol is that it causes compatibility issues in

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Nebraska and Iowa Governors Announce American Ethanol Pump Labeling Initiative

(Nebraska Corn Board) Governors of the nation’s top two ethanol-producing states jointly announced the launch of a statewide pump labeling initiative

August 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol: Towards a Viable Alternative for Domestic Cooking in Ethiopia

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This discussion brief is based on findings from a workshop carried out by SEI in Addis Ababa in

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A U.S. Grains Council mission including U.S. environmental and public health specialists recently traveled to

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

UAI: Removing Ethanol from Gasoline Increases Toxic Emissions

(Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many gas stations are promoting E0, or gasoline with zero percent ethanol. It not only

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Securing America’s Future Energy) Today’s low prices at the pump may have many people believing our nation’s energy security problem

July 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Ignorance or Ignoring is Bliss

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many so-called “experts” fail to account for the contributions of ethanol or, in many

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative: Ethanol Reduces Engine Wear

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) has released a study that finds ethanol free gasoline blends actually

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Janna Farley (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Deforestation and pollution have distressed the country’s environment and beauty. The chronic effects of

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  … This two-part White Paper presents the proposition that we need to transition away from

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

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

by Bill Brandon (Leaders in Energy)  Our country has seen many transitions in travel technologies and fuels. In the first

June 25, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Butanol: Symbiotic Partners for a Modern Fuel

by Bill Brandon and  Richard Ezike (Biofuels Digest)  The debate touting butanol over ethanol as a ‘better’ fuel component has

June 11, 2015 Read Full Article

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

(Project Gaia)  Babington Technology announced today its donation of almost $100,000 worth of especially adapted field feeding equipment to Project

May 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Urban Air Initiative Partners in Clean Fuels Omaha Campaign

by Kim Trinchet (Urban Air Initiative) The Urban Air Initiative joined with a broad cross section of public and private interest

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

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