EPA Deems Sugarcane Ethanol an Advanced Biofuel

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed in its expanded rules of implementation for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), that ethanol made from sugarcane is considered an advanced biofuel that lowers greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by more than 50 percent. Specifically, EPA’s calculations show that sugarcane ethanol from Brazil reduces GHG emissions compared to gasoline by 61%, using a 30-year payback …

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Best of 2010 on Domestic Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

2010 was a year of ups and downs for the domestic renewable energy industry, which kept your Domestic Fuel reporters busy. One of the ups was traffic here on Domestic Fuel. We had a total of more than 315,000 unique visitors in 2010, up 17 percent from 2009. Your reporters did 1537 posts this year, including 160 with audio interviews, …

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