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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

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

Improving Ethanol’s Outlook: Fuel Economy Standards Help Make the Case for Midlevel Ethanol Blends.

by Chris Bliley (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  Automakers are responding by making smaller, higher-compression engines that demand higher octane. Improved engines are the first step toward achieving mid-level ethanol blends such

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Wanted: Job Interview for High Octane & Low Carbon

by Doug Durante and Doug Sombke (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union/Biofuels Digest)  … However, we may have a unique and perhaps unprecedented opportunity for a do-over with the proposed fuel

October 11, 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

The Future of Biofuels Discussed at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  I was pleased and excited to be invited to speak on a “Future of Biofuels” panel at this fall’s Leadership Conference of the Congressional

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Seek Flexibility at Hearing on Mileage Standards

by Tom Krisher adn Sudhin Thanawala (Associated Press) Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the

September 26, 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

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

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

Understanding the Emissions Benefits of Higher Ethanol Blends: EPA Modeling Fails to Tell the Whole Story.

by Steve Vander Griend (Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  Adding ethanol to gasoline improves it in every way. It lowers carbon, reduces common air pollutants for smog formation, lessens CO2 emissions,

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Consider this a blueprint for restoring the trust EPA has broken with farmers and rural America. 1. Make good on the president’s

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Mr. President, Don’t Support Any ‘Deal’ That Undermines the RFS

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Real Clear Energy)  … The ethanol industry wants EPA to remove a regulatory barrier to higher ethanol blends. In exchange, the refining industry wants to sunset the

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

How Is CAAFI Engaging with Emerging Companies, and What Early-Stage Pathways Should SAJF Stakeholders Be Aware of?

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative) … Feedstocks: The companies are pursuing various feedstock categories, including algae, cellulosics, lipids, sugars, oilseeds, tall oil residue, and sugars. Most of the companies were only

August 6, 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

RFA Welcomes Inclusion of High Octane Fuels in 2021-2026 CAFE/GHG Proposal

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) request for public comments on how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration to Freeze Fuel Efficiency Requirements

by Brady Dennis, Michael Laris and Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post) The Trump administration on Thursday announced plans to freeze fuel efficiency requirements for the nation’s cars and trucks through 2026 — a massive

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Time for EPA to Clean up the Mess It Made of the RFS

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Let’s be clear here. There are legitimate complaints from the biofuel industry because (acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew) Wheeler’s predecessor turned over

August 1, 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

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

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

With Friends Like This… … EPA’s Proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support Rule

by Doug Sombke (Ethanol Producer Magazine/South Dakota Farmers Union)  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke discusses how the EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule would hurt both the ethanol

July 23, 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

RFA Announces Leadership Succession Plan

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) made an announcement today that marks the beginning of a new era for the ethanol industry’s leading trade association. Executive Vice President Geoff

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

The ‘Octane Olive Branch’ Is Full of Thorns

by Doug Durante (The Hill/Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With a final rule on fuel economy likely to come out in the near future, a considerable amount of attention has centered on

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Octane Overconfidence

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … (W)hy oil refiners wouldn’t use ethanol as a source of octane, under a high-octane fuel standard, without an RFS or

June 27, 2018 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

FEW Recognizes Moore, Walker for Contributions to Fuel Ethanol

by  Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Kristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The West’s Pure-Play Ethanol Kings: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Pacific Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Pacific Ethanol was founded in 2003 as the first pure-play ethanol company and today is a leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels with 9 strategically located

June 1, 2018 Read Full Article

INSIGHT: Standoff between Oil and UK Government Main Obstacle to E10

by Clare Pennington and Samantha Wright (ICIS News)  The UK government and the country’s transport fuel suppliers have been entrenched in a disagreement over whether biofuel E10 will be mandated by the government

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

ACE Congratulates Petro Serve USA on New E15 Location

(American Coalition for Ethanol /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Coalition for Ethanol Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty spoke at Petro Serve USA’s grand opening of its facility in Valley City, North Dakota,

May 15, 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

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

To Meet Emission Reductions Objectives in Transport, Sustainable Renewable Fuels Are an Important Part of the Solution

(Methanol Institute/EIN Presswire)   The Methanol Institute (MI), the trade association representing the global methanol industry this week released a paper providing input for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) trilogue procedure

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Rounds, Thune Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Pushing EPA Administrator Pruitt for Year-Round E15 Waiver

(Office of Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.))  U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt

May 2, 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

EPA Data Shows Small Refiner Waivers Have Lowered 2016, 2017 RFS Blending Obligations by 1.6 Billion Gallons

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)   EPA’s recent actions in exempting small refineries from their Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations for 2016 and 2017 have effectively lowered the volumetric obligations

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Announces Partnership between American Ethanol and Universal Technical Institute

(Growth Energy)  Today, Growth Energy announced a new partnership initiative between its American Ethanol program and Universal Technical Institute (UTI), the nation’s leading provider of technical training for automotive, diesel,

April 25, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Recall Of CAFE Rule Is Opportunity To Improve Fuel Quality

(Urban Air Initiative)  The announcement by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the fuel economy rules rushed through in late 2016 will be revised is an encouraging first step for

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA and NHTSA Should Consider Role of High Octane Fuels in Upcoming CAFE/GHG Rulemaking

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today encouraged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to strongly consider the role

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model year 2022-2025 greenhouse gas standards are not appropriate in light

April 2, 2018 0 comment 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

Regulatory Fixes Will Open the Market to Ethanol Quickly — How EPA Could Easily Remedy Issues with RINs.

by Adam Gustafson (Boyden Gray and Associates/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Such short-term fixes to high RIN prices ignore their underlying cause—EPA’s artificial constraints on the volume of ethanol that can be

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Where’s Ethanol Going to Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, there’s a deal on the table — changing almost by the hour, but a deal none the less. A deal on the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Makes a Major Breakthrough by Producing a New High-Octane Biofuel

(Enerkem/Oil and Gas 360/PR Newswire)  Enerkem Inc., a world-leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced today during the 255th American Chemical Society national meeting being held in New Orleans, that it had succeeded in producing

March 22, 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

ACE Talks Opportunities, Challenges for Ethanol Demand in 2018

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The American Coalition for Ethanol hosted a webinar Feb. 20 titled “Opportunities and Challenges to

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

GM Exec Wants To Make Premium Gas The New Regular Gas

by Jason Torchinsky (Japlopnik)  … See, he (GM Vice President of Global Propulsion systems Dan Nicholson) announced that he’d like to see all

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Short-Term Bioenergy Solutions for Meeting the Two Degree Celsius Scenario (2DS)

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced BiofuelsUSA) Highlighting how policy makers, investors and scientists can jointly work together to transform the global

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

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers Grow Their Own Market through Ethanol

by Steve White (Nebraska TV)  Nebraska farmers grow their own market through ethanol. It creates jobs, but it also provides hometown

February 27, 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,

February 22, 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

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Senator’s Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors,

February 17, 2018 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

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

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

January 24, 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

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

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Drivers in Oaxaca Singing the Praises of E50

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Mexico, rising gas prices in Oaxaca have seen drivers turn towards higher ethanol blends as a

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Summary of Accomplishments

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … ACE believes the best way to grow demand well into the

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

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Iowa Supermarket Adds E15 Fuel Location

by Tim Albrecht (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Hy-Vee Inc., a chain of supermarkets throughout the Midwest, now offers E15 at five locations across

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Minnesota Continues as Leader in Alternative Fuel in 2017

(American Lung Association)  Minnesota again led the region in the growth and use of cleaner alternatives to traditional petroleum fuels in

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Groups Celebrate 10 Years of RFS

by Hagstrom Report (The Fence Post) Renewable fuels groups this week issued statements celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Lawmakers Find a Middle Way on Fuel Efficiency? House Lawmakers Debate Harmonizing EPA, NHTSA Standards

by Jessie Stolark (Enviromental and Energy Study Institute)  On December 12, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing, “Update

December 15, 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

November 15, 2017 0 comment 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

Aviation Fuels and Much More: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We Really Do Mean “Drop-in”.  Gevo has two proprietary technologies that combine to make it possible to

November 13, 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

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

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

EESI Comments on Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 5, EESI submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety

October 6, 2017 Read Full Article

BFC Keynote Addresses Policy, Technology, Economy

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Geoff Cooper, senior vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association, told attendees at the Biofuels

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Partners on EPA Smart Sectors Program

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces its participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

The Message Is Clear: We Must Create Demand

by Doug Durante (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth above 15 billion gallons will require new markets and widespread understanding of ethanol’s carbon-reduction

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

CSNews’ 2017 Fuels Leader of the Year Is…

by Angela Hanson (Convenience Store News)  Through the efforts of the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association (MSSA) and

September 22, 2017 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

Growth Energy Files NHTSA Comments in Support of Ethanol Blends

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy recently filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as it prepares an environmental impact

August 30, 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

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Farmers Union to Power the Transition to a Homegrown, Renewable Energy Future for the U.S.

(National Farmers Union)   The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway. Biofuels, higher blends of ethanol

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Behind the Battle for Octane

by Denton Cinquegrana (Oil Price Information Service(OPIS))  What you need to know as the refining, agricultural and auto industries gear up

August 22, 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

August 17, 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

Tasty Energy Treats You Can Make From Brownies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Terpenes may be the most unloved class of energy molecule of all time, if you compare

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil Price Information Service Publishes “The New Economics of Octane”

(Oil Price Information Service)  The unexpected run-up in octane’s market value is puzzling to the marketplace. What factors are driving

June 23, 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

$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

Biofuels Work for Oregon

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total

June 7, 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

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon,

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Hi Octane Fans and Ethanol Haters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … One of the greatest and most unexpected bonuses of an eastward journey along Highway 26

May 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Are Part of an ‘America First’ Energy Plan

by Brian Jennings (The Hill/American Coalition for Ethanol)   … By every measure, increasing the production and use of homegrown renewable

May 4, 2017 0 comment 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

ACE Urges Ethanol Advocates to Participate in EPA Regulatory Reform Comment Period

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Consumers and Farmers Burned by EPA Regulations on Renewable Fuel

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill) As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take

April 27, 2017 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

Biofuels Supporters, Opponents Spar During EPA Teleconference

by Michael Schneider (Oil Price Information Service)  Supporters and opponents of biofuels expressed predictably contrasting viewpoints during a teleconference held today

April 25, 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

ACE Outlines Ethanol Priorities to EPA on Regulatory Reform Agenda

(KTIC Radio) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In our industry, facts are sacrosanct. You cannot fight misinformation, mistruths or

April 5, 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

Biofuels Exec Sees Growth in Exports, E-15

by Roy Leidahl (Missouri Farmer Today)  … “Science will win,” White (Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

ASTM Approves New 100 Octane Standard that Could Boost Ethanol Blending

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Pennsylvania, a new ASTM International standard that supports 100 octane fuel could help drive

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

UAI Coalition Challenges Clean Air Act Interpretation

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For decades, the U.S. EPA has insisted that it gets to decide

March 27, 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

National Farmers Union Passes Resolution to Support E30 Use

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  National Farmers Union called for the U.S. EPA to open the market to higher

March 20, 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

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

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bio-Alcohols Market Expected to Reach $11,574 Million by 2022 – Allied Market Research

(PR Newswire/Allied Market Research)  According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “Bio-Alcohols: Global Opportunity Analysis and

February 8, 2017 0 comment 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

Outlook 2017: Rapid Adoption of E15

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels International)  …  Some of the largest markets in 2016 were China, Brazil, Canada, Mexico

February 7, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

SUNLIQUID® 20: Fleet Test with Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Proves Fuel Quality

(Clariant)  A plus for the environment: Improves particle count emissions and guarantees significant reductions in CO2 emissions using sunliquid® cellulosic

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Trumping Obama on Biofuels

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol industry advocates believe the Trump administration will be friendlier to ethanol than the

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Champ Richard Childress Makes NASCAR Hall of Fame

(Growth Energy)  This week, Growth Energy will join racing fans across the country to celebrate the induction of NASCAR’s 2017

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Group Vindicated by EPA Ethanol Assessment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  A USDA report this week showing corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

January 17, 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

Stay the Course

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/NewsOK)  Regarding “Flaws in Renewable Fuel Standard aren’t going away” (Our Views, Dec. 16): The

December 23, 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

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Queensland RFA Allays Fears over Ethanol Mandate Concerns

(Biofuels International) …  Rose (Larissa Rose, managing Director of the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association) said the comparison of the Queensland

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

2016: Looking Back on a Busy Year

by Dave Vandergriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM) … At the Urban Air Initiative, we have been relentless in our efforts to open

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Emails Show Collusion against Ethanol

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   … This one’s about the U.S. EPA and a Freedom of Information Act

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

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