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Approved ROTA 2030 Amendment Enabling Incentives for Flex Hybrid Vehicles and Ethanol Powered Fuel Cells

(Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce)  Federal Deputy Arnaldo Jardim presented on November 6th, yesterday, amendment to Provisional Measure No. 843, which deals with tax incentives to the automotive industry to improve the

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Big Oil Looks to Stop Utilities’ Charging Investments

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News Energywire)  State utility regulators across the Midwest are revving up their interest in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. And the petroleum industry and its allies are urging them

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Move Aside Lithium – Vanadium Is The New Super-Metal

by James Burgess (OilPrice.com)  … That’s vanadium—Element 23. The answer to our issue of scale. “It’s no longer a technological maybe,” says Matt Rhoades, president and CEO of United Battery Metals, a Colorado

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security: A Bipartisan Issue in a Partisan Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What this country — and every country — needs is a bigger vision so that the friends of energy security are not divided by their

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Everything You Need to Know about Wednesday’s Cars CO2 Vote

by Greg Archer (Transport & Environment/EurActiv)  While most of the political attention is – rightly – focused on the headline target for CO2 reduction, the discussion on car emissions has also much

October 1, 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

California Urges Trump Administration to Abandon Fuel Rule Plan

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Electricity and the Renewable Fuel Standard – An Untapped Opportunity?

by John Mosheim (Clean Energy Business Network)  …   Currently, electricity generated from the combustion of cellulosic biogas under the RFS is an approved pathway for RIN generation.[1] In July 2014

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite Cleanup Vows, Smartphones and Electric Cars Still Keep Miners Digging by Hand in Congo

by Scott Patterson and Alexandra Wexler (Wall Street Journal)  Apple Inc., Volkswagen AG and about 20 other global manufacturers found themselves on the defense when Amnesty International reported two years ago that

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicles, Green Automobiles to Be Exempted from Permit Requirements, Says Nitin Gadkari

(Business Today India)  Vehicles using electricity or ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, methanol and biofuel need not apply for permits, said Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. — The government has decided to keep

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt to Exempt Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuel-Powered Vehicles from Permit Requirements: Gadkari

(PTI/India TV)  Urging automakers to focus in this direction, the minister said demand for EVs could also be created by mandating cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to induct a certain

September 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Reality Check on Clean Mobility

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Two new studies offer a timely reality check on what kind of cars are likely to be on Europe’s roads between now and 2050—and

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Dairy Industry Sustainability Summit Dairy Industry Inaugural Summit Highlights Methane Emission Solutions

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  … One of the best, easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce methane emissions from dairies is to divert manure to lagoon anaerobic digesters, clean the biogas

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicle Revolution Poses Threat to Biofuel

by D’Arce McMillan (Western Producer)  They may seem like a novelty now, but electric vehicles could quickly grow in number and significantly reduce the demand for gasoline and biofuel.  —  … I wonder

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

How to Reverse the Upward Trend of GHG Emissions in California

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  …  It warrants digging a little deeper into the increase in emissions from the transportation sector. Transportation is the largest single source of GHG emissions

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Future of Electric Vehicles Lie in the Sourcing of Lithium and Cobalt for Batteries

by Vishnu Rajamanickam  (Freight Waves)  … But unless the manufacturing process and the raw material sourcing is regulated and stabilized, it would be hard to sell EVs to the larger middle-class populace.

August 6, 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

Big Oil, Utilities Are Lining up for an Electric Vehicle War

by Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies; Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads  —  A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a

July 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Mazda: ‘Well-to-Wheel’ Gives ICE the Advantage over Electric, Manufacturer Claims

by Stephen Briers (Fleet News)  Change the debate to get true global picture on emissions says manufacturer as it continues to examine powertrain technology options. —  At a time when most of

June 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles Could Increase U.S. Transportation Energy Consumption

(U.S. Energy Information Administration)  Autonomous vehicles are one of the main sources of uncertainty in the future of U.S. transportation energy consumption, as autonomous vehicle technology has the potential to change

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Low Carbon Fuels Conference Week, Part 2: Driving Capability with Flexibility

By Steve Bi* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Part one of this article addressed the first two consensuses emerging from international biofuels research and business initiatives discussed in Brussels April 10-12, 2018:

May 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set, it remained committed to “improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and an

April 3, 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

SoCal Fleet Switches to PHEV, RNG Armored Trucks

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a provider of zero-emissions hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain solutions, has announced the completion of a California Energy Commission (CEC) program

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Toyota Pursues Petrol but Sees Electric Potential in New Technology

by Naomi Tajitsu  (Reuters)  Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) stuck to its commitment to improving petrol engines on Monday with new powertrain units, while flagging technologies which could find their way into electric

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

BP Forecast: Shared, Autonomous EVs Will Help Drive to Peak Oil Before 2040

by Julia Pyper (GreenTechMedia)  BP’s latest Energy Outlook forecasts a peak in oil demand for the first time—while renewables will grow even faster than previously expected.  —  BP’s latest Energy Outlook sees peak oil

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries

by Thomas Wilson and Jack Farchy (Bloomberg)  Output at Congo’s artisanal mines probably rose at least half; Metal vital to many electric vehicles has tripled in 18 months  — The appetite for

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Electric Vehicles Key to EU Decarbonisation, Report Claims

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says the EU could double the renewable share in its energy mix, cost effectively, from 17% in 2015 to 34% in

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Don’t Overlook Ethanol In Clean Car Future

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

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Electric Vehicles Have the Attention of the Ethanol Industry

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen says while electric cars are probably ten years away from becoming a “meaningful reality”, it’s a trend the

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

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

February 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

De-Coding the West’s Addiction to Fossil Fuels: Fostering a Sustainable Transportation Fuel Market in the US & EU

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  “If we do not break the lock-in effect of our dominant fuel sources, we may in fact facilitate mother nature in breaking the lock-out

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

What If Car Buyers Aren’t Ready for Electric Cars, Even in California?

by John Voelcker (Green Car Reports)  It’s accepted wisdom among electric-car fans and advocates that within a few years, mass-market car buyers will start snapping up battery-electric cars. First, battery prices

February 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

On Value, and Values: Fairness, the Disadvantaged, and California’s Renewables Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The particulars are the subject of a white paper from a team at Propel Fuels — Rob Elam, Will Faulkner, Chris LaPlante, Parker Chase — and

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 a scientific viewpoint? That’s the ambitious topic that Gennadi Zikoridse of

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy, the two factions find common ground in a new threat

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

C-Stores Meeting New Fuel Demands

by David Bennett   (Convenience Store Decisions)  Whether it’s teaming with Tesla to install charging stations or integrating alternative fuel solutions, retailers are part of a changing transportation marketplace.  —  … Some analysts

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Does the 2040 Ban on New Petrol and Diesel Cars Mean the Eeath of Biofuels?

by Raffaella Ocone (Energy Post)  One question that arises from the announcement by the UK government that new diesel and petrol cars will be banned by 2040 is what it means for biofuels.

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

WEBINAR Review: Preparing the Energy Grid for Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On December 13th, SAE International moderated a webinar clarifying how the energy grid prepares to support a high volume of fully electric, autonomous vehicles

January 14, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Disconnect Between Consumers’ Stated Interest in Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Actual Purchases

(Convenience Store News)  … Consumers and Alternative Fuels 2017, the latest installment of the Fuels Institute’s annual measure of American consumers’ sentiment on vehicle purchases, found that significantly more consumers stated

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

At Last, the Age of the Electric Car Really Arrives

by Jack Stewart (Wired)  For all the hype, electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of global vehicle sales. Like, less than one percent tiny. But there’s a growing movement around

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

‘Greenwashed Oil’ Set to Win from Renewable Transport Targets, Biofuel Industry Claims

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv) Biofuel producers in the Visegrad countries plus Lithuania and Bulgaria have warned that a phase-out of biofuels will lead to a phase-in of ‘greenwashed’ fossil fuels under

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Federal Government Plan Aims to Reduce Carbon Content in Fossil Fuels

by Shawn McCarthy  (Globe and Mail)  The federal government is moving to implement regulations to require all providers of fossil-fuel energy to reduce the carbon content of their fuels as part

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuels Institute Report: Strong Disconnect Between Car Buyers’ Stated Interest and Actual Behavior on Alternative Vehicle Purchases

(Fuels Institute)  A report released today (December 12, 2017) by the Fuels Institute finds a strong disconnect between what potential car buyers say they will do and what they actually

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The 12: The Advanced Bioeconomy’s 12 Biggest Talking, Fretting, Praying and Action Points Right Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What are the top trends? Here are the 11 we see dominating the debate on the stage and on the floor. Jet fuel deployment –

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

California Readies $398-Million Green Truck Incentive Package

(Diesel Technology Forum) There are about 950,000 commercial trucks registered in California, and the vast majority are powered by diesel engines. State law says that in 2023 and after, only

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

California’s LCFS: Unlocking Value in Low-Carbon Liquid Fuels

(Propel)  New study outlines how to make America’s most important low carbon policy more equitable. —  According to new research, low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Vehicles (Still) Bigger Emissions Source Than Power Plants in United States

by Alyssa Danigelis (Environmental Leader)  The amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector continues to exceed the amount from electricity production in the United States, according to the latest data

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

California Bill in the Works to Banish Gasoline Cars by 2040

by Ryan Beene and Dana Hull (Bloomberg)  Assemblymember Ting says he will introduce proposal next month; Only ‘clean’ cars could be registered by DMV under bill: Ting  —  A California lawmaker wants to

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

ACEA Conference: What Will Power Our Trucks, Vans and Buses in the Future?

(Automotive World/European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association)   In line with the objectives of the European Commission’s Mobility Package, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) held an event on Wednesday 29 November to

December 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels, Electrification, Efficiency: All Necessary in Transport Sector Decarbonization

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Global leaders will need to decide on and implement deep decarbonization strategies for every major sector – energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry,

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

(DEUTZ)  …   DEUTZ has now approved the engine series TCD 2.9 / 3.6 / 4.1 / 6.1 / 7.8 / 12.0 / 16.0 under the current EU Stage IV /

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors Announce New Collaboration to Reduce Transportation Emissions

(Union of Concerned Scientistst)  Statement by Ken Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists  —  Leading environmental, health, scientific and business organizations today applauded the announcement by seven states and Washington, D.C. of plans

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Can California Eliminate Gas Cars?

by Anne C. Mulkern, ClimateWire  (Scientific American)  State leaders are discussing banning the sale of cars that run on gasoline or diesel  —  … Switching to all clean cars would require a herculean

November 10, 2017 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 the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

We’ll All Be Relying on Congo to Power Our Electric Cars

by Thomas Wilson (Bloomberg)  Congo supplies much of the cobalt needed for electric vehicles Political conflict, disputes, law changes put supply at risk  —  The cars of the future will depend increasingly

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Study: Utilities Should Get in the Drivers Seat on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

by Kari Lydersen (Midwest Energy News)  … But a recent study by the global consulting firm Deloitte argues that utilities should embrace electric vehicles even more aggressively, treating them almost like power plants and

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Okla. Supreme Court Rules Electric Vehicle Fee Unconstitutional

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down H.B.1449, a bill that sought to implement an annual fee

October 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Will the Lemonade Stand Era End in Renewable Fuels, Sooner, Later, Ever?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … No, Virginia, there isn’t any green premium in renewable fuels, chemicals or materials. Actually, there isn’t

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Alliance Launches New Initiative To Slash U.S. Transportation Energy Use By Half By 2050

(Alliance to Save Energy)  Audi’s Scott Keogh and National Grid’s Dean Seavers Lead “50 by 50” Commission  —  Today the Alliance

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Biofuel Push Is Threatened by Too Much Cheap Oil

by Vanessa Dezem and Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg Technology)  Brazil leading international effort to expand industry; Biofuel investments worldwide are down 25% this

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The World Must Spend $2.7 Trillion on Charging Stations for Tesla to Fly

By Kana Nishizawa (Bloomberg)  Infrastructure spend is ‘so large,’ it will force innovation; China to account for third of global EV infra

October 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Slovenia to Ban Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars from 2030

(STA)  The Slovenian government adopted on Thursday a strategy on alternative fuels in the transportation sector under which the registration of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a recent Washington Post column, George Will bemoaned governments’ announcements to “ban, at an undetermined date, sales of vehicles

October 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Dem Introduces Bill to Boost Clean Vehicle Technology

by Melanie Zanona (The Hill)  … Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), who has also been leading a House push to pave the

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Paris Plans to Banish All but Electric Cars by 2030

by  Brian Love (Reuters)  Target is 10 years ahead of national deadline;  Goal is to fight smog in host city of 2024

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

If We Want Electric Autonomous Cars They’ll Need A Hell Of A Lot More Juice

by Alanis King (Jalopnik)  1st Gear: Surprise, Self-Driving Cars Need A Lot Of ‘Brain’ Power  —  Oh, you want an electric car that

October 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

GM’s Barra Skeptical of Electric Car Mandates

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)  General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday that Chinese officials should consider whether there is

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Conference Focuses on Profitable Energy Independence

(Huggins Consulting Group LLC/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Competitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste’s Taking Action on Climate Change Examines Changes in Energy and Transport Markets

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has published a business environment outlook called Taking Action on Climate Change. It discusses key changes taking place in the energy,

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The 2017 Renewables outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is once again projecting continued increased demand for conventional

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In responding to a Biofuels Digest article, Union of Concerned Scientists’ Jeremy Martin urges cooperation: “Cutting oil use and transportation

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Biofuels Digest’s Jim Lane analyzes the cost and emissions profile for electric vehicles compared to “gasoline-powered” ones.  The findings? On

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Data Surprise: Biofuels Still Beating Electrics on Cost, Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Electrics are improving on emissions and cost, but not enough to make driving an electric car

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

China Looks at Plans to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars

(BBC)  China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

The Next Oil Price Spike May Cripple The Industry

by Andreas de Vries & Salman Ghouri (OilPrice.com)  Two diametrically opposed views dominate the current debate about where the oil

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today (August 22, 2017), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

California Dairy Farm Powers Truck with Methane from Cow Manure

(NGV Journal/Straus Family Creamery)  California dairy farmer Albert Straus, a pioneer in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, announced the launch

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ninth Annual Green Innovation Index Finds California Clean Economy Thriving but Emissions-Reduction Challenges Loom

(Business Wire/Next 10)  As California’s economy continues to grow, the state’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, albeit at a slower

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Swedish Study Calls for Smaller EV Batteries, Finds Tesla More Polluting than an 8-Year-Old Car

(AutoVista Group)  Swedish researchers have argued that electric vehicle (EV) batteries should not be as large as possible, but as

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Gasoline and Diesel Will Be Around for a Long Time to Come

by Norris McDonald (MSN.com/Wheels.ca)  … So, I’ve been reading about how Big Oil will react when everybody starts running out to buy

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg)  As established players expand, some newcomers seen struggling; New mine teething problems

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Massachusetts Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  Massachusetts regulators released details of a new plan Friday to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In a 25 x ’25 blog post, Reg Modlin, former director of regulatory affairs at FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Combustion Engines Are Not Going Anywhere for Quite a While

by Reg Modlin (25 x ’25 Resource)  … Flags have gone up in recent days as a result of articles

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

First Car Powered by Energy from Sewage Was Unveiled in Australia

(NGV Journal)  Queensland Urban Utilities has unveiled the so-called “Poo-powered Car”, which runs on biogas generated from sewage at the

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Analysis Shows Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Enhance Auto Industry Financial Prospects

(Ceres)  Financial risks faced by legacy automakers due to evolving marketplace, not fuel economy standards —  As disruption from new

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Interview: Finnish Love with Biofuels May Lead to Wrong Choices in Transport: Expert

(XinhuaNet)  Finnish love with biofuels as a key approach to reduce emissions has made the Nordic country one of the

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Democrats Look to Fit Electric Car Credits into EPA’s Ethanol Mandate

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel mandate could get a whole lot more complicated if

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Better to Burn Out Than Fade Away?

by Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  “Fossil fuels have lost. The rest of the world just doesn’t

August 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy

by James Wilt (Renewable Energy World)  A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to

August 4, 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

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In commenting to Biofuels International about the UK government’s decision to ban new petroleum and diesel cars by 2040, Devin

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Have Higher Lifecycle Emissions than Liquid Fuels, Says Renewables Expert

(Biofuels International)  The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

LA Transitioning to Fully Electric Bus Fleet – But Is It Really the Answer?

(Biofuels International)  Los Angeles is to transition to a fully electric, zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030, according to recently announced

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

‘We’ll Have to Become Electricity Traders’ – Biofuels Market Reacts to UK Petrol Ban

by Vicky Ellis (ICIS)  European biofuels market participants are wondering what their role will be in the future after the

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Motorists Give Green Light to E10 Fuel

(Biofuels International) … A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers and Automakers Sign Cooperation Accord

by Fernando Calmon (Just Auto)  … Sugar cane-based ethanol, besides powering electricity generation, manages to capture 90% of CO2 emissions throughout its

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Ramanan Krishnamoorti (University of Houston/Houston Chronicle), commenting on what is needed for a transition to electric vehicles: “Without big jumps

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Welcome to ‘All of the Above’ Transportation

by Ramanan Krishnamoorti (University of Houston/Houston Chronicle)  … It won’t happen overnight. Barriers remain, from range anxiety with full electric vehicles to

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

France Plans to End Sales of All Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040 (and UK)

by Bate Felix and Simon Carraud  (Reuters)  France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and

July 11, 2017 Read Full Article

13 States Now Charge Fees for Electric Vehicles

by Julian Spector, Julia Pyper (Greentech Media)  States are imposing fees on the small population of EV drivers in a

July 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Cost of Elon Musk’s Dream Much Higher Than He and Others Imagine

by Brian Rogers (America Rising Squared/Real Clear Energy)   …  It’s what Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler calls “The Tesla

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Calls for Indian Government to Lower Taxes on Biodiesel and Hybrid Cars

(Biofuels International)  Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

RethinkX: Self-Driving Electric Cars Will Dominate Roads by 2030

by Mark Anderson (IEEE Spectrum)  Within 13 years self-driving cars will dominate the roads, representing some 95% of all car

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Speaking this week at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in New York, Total SA’s chief

May 2, 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

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Face Obstacle – Few Fueling Stations

by Dee-Ann Durbin (Associated Press)  Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free

April 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Analyzes the Use of Biogas-Derived Electricity To Power Electric Vehicles

(U.S. Department of Energy)  With joint funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Strategic Programs, Bioenergy Technologies Office

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

US Drivers to Rely on Internal Combustion for Decades to Come

(Fuel Freedom Foundation/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  By 2050, there will be three billion light-duty vehicles (LDVs) on the road.  Even under

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Propel Fuels Serves Largest US E85 Market in California

(Propel Fuels/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Propel Fuels, the nation’s leading retailer of E85 Flex Fuel, welcomed the 2017 National Ethanol Conference

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: Six States Propose New Electric Vehicle Fees

by Robert Walton (Utility Dive)  The Sierra Club says six states have proposed legislation this year that would add to

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Big Corn Courts Old Foe Big Oil to Combat Electric Car Threat

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  A U.S. biofuels lobbying group on Tuesday said it is seeking to work with longtime rival

February 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ZEVs Don’t Have Zero Emissions: Letter

by Don Siefkes  (E100 Ethanol Group/Biofuels Digest)  In an unpublished letter to the Wall Street Journal, Don Siefkes, Executive Director of

February 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA’s Plan for Electric Vehicles Could Upend RFS Politics

by Eric Wolff (Politico/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Obama administration’s newest plan to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Jolt of Electricity for RFS

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   The Obama administration’s latest effort to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a political

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

In Your Phone, in Their Air: A Trace of Graphite Is in Consumer Tech. In These Chinese Villages, It’s Everywhere.

by Peter Whoriskey (The Washington Post)  … Smaller and more powerful than their predecessors, lithium batteries power smartphones and laptop computers and

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

The Cobalt Pipeline: Tracing the Path from Deadly Hand-Dug Mines in Congo to Consumers’ Phones and Laptops

by Todd C. Frankel  (The Washington Post)   …  This remote landscape in southern Africa lies at the heart of the

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

by Peter Stone (The Huffington Post)  … A new group that’s being cobbled together with fossil fuel backing hopes to spend

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Sell Last Gasoline Car by 2035 to Meet Climate Goals, Study Says

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)  The last gasoline-powered car will have to be sold by about 2035 to put the world on

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Survey Shows Suppliers Support for Existing 2025 Federal Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Regulation

(CALSTART)  First-ever fuel economy survey of auto suppliers:  70 percent don’t want policymakers to change standards  —  Tier 1 suppliers

September 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  … Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are

August 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Maryland Launches AFV Incentive, Infrastructure Programs

(NGT News)  The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) says that it is now accepting applications for the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Transportation Summit–Day 1 Bits and Pieces

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  When it’s called the “inaugral Sustainable Transportation Summit,” you know the organizers anticipate more

July 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

California Ponders Changes to Fuel Rules as Tesla Cries Foul

by John Lippert (Bloomberg) … The rapid growth of Tesla Motors Inc. and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Modernizing the Electric Grid and Its Integration with the Transportation Sector

by Bill Brandon (Biofuels Digest/)  … Some, like Mark Z. Jacobson, assert battery electric vehicles (BEV) are “the key transportation solution”.

June 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Are Not Necessarily Clean

by David Biello (Scientific American) Your battery-powered vehicle is only as green as your electricity supplier  —  … Tesla has advertised its

May 26, 2016 Read Full Article

California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

(Diesel Technology Forum/PR Newswire)  Immediate Air Quality & Climate Benefits Are Available From Existing & Proven Technologies  —  New diesel

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Volkswagen Teams with Shell to Convince EU the Way to Decarbonize Transport

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, Volkswagen has teamed with Shell on a new report by Roland Berger promoting

April 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuel Option that Reduces Emissions Already Exists

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  … A proposal introduced last week by Representative Pat Garofalo would provide rebates of up to

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesla’s Model 3 Could Destroy Elon Musk’s Company

by Edward Niedermeyer (The Daily Beast)  It won’t hit the road for two years, it won’t be as cheap as

April 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Electric Car Bill Will Do Little to Reduce Emissions

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Today’s Star Tribune reported of a proposal in the Minnesota legislature that calls for a financial incentive

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

2016 National Renewable Energy Policy Forum: What’s Next? Driving Growth in a New Policy Landscape Explores a World of Clean Power Plans and Favorable Tax Incentives; Exposes Potential Cracks

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  For a meeting about renewable energy held on St. Patrick’s Day, EPA Acting Assistant

March 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Commentary: Implementing The Electric RFS

by Jim Lemon and Michael Lemon (BioCycle/Biogas Researchers, Inc.)  Michael Lemon describes steps to move EPA forward on the RFS renewable

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Back on the EU Agenda

by Sonja van Renssen (Energy Post)  Biofuels are returning to the political agenda in Europe as EU policymakers start to

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Is The Electric Vehicle A Crude Oil Killer?

by Robert Rapier (Forbes) … Petroleum is in an entirely different category. It is used primarily for transportation, and it has

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Yogi Berra on Bioenergy

by Douglas Faulkner (Biofuels Digest/Leatherstocking)  … In reflecting recently about the state of bioenergy and trends in the transportation industry, I

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasoline Keeps Getting Dirtier while Alternatives Keep Getting Cleaner

by David Roberts (VOX)  The Union of Concerned Scientists has issued a new report that takes a high-level look at

February 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Flint? Why Dieselgate? Why Was the EPA Prevented From Acting?

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Of all the grandstanding by politicians over the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster

February 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

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

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

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology

January 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Government Has Spent a Lot on Electric Cars, but Was It Worth It?

by Charles Lane (Washington Post)  In August 2010, I proposed this wager to a fellow journalist: President Obama’s declared goal

January 11, 2016 Read Full Article

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

by  Bengt Halvorson (Clean Car Reports)  … (M)ayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland—met

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

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