New #Ethanol Blends Study Shows #Biofuels Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

A new report, “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study,” released by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Lab finds multiple benefits if using high-octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines. The study found benefits ranging from increased vehicle efficiency to increased acceleration to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Specifically, these mid-level blends, …

biofuels, blends, Ethanol, Growth Energy

.@EthanolRFA Heads to Sturgis

Joanna Schroeder

The 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is right around the corner and once again the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground August 8-14, 2016. The Sturgis, South Dakota event is a good way, says RFA, to promote the benefits of high-octane, low-cost ethanol to the motorcycle community. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Sturgis

Mexican #Ethanol Producers Consider Sorghum as Feedstock

Joanna Schroeder

A contingency of ethanol producers from Mexico recently visited the U.S. to look at the option of sorghum as an ethanol feedstock as the country’s industry continues to grow following the announcement by Pemex, the country’s state-owned petro company, to blend ethanol into its gas. Hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) in partnership with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program …

biofuels, Ethanol, Exports, feedstocks, USGC

Will Pursuing #Bioenergy Require Trade-offs?

Joanna Schroeder

Will pursuing bioenergy require trade-offs? This question served as the basis from research out of North Carolina State University (NC State) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) that finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about the impact on ecosystems and wildlife. The study primarily focused on the southeastern U.S. but the researchers believe the results …

bioenergy, biofuels, biomass, Research

Northern Virginia Now Has E85

Joanna Schroeder

Woodbridge, Virginia is the home of a new E85 station (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gas). The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store is now offering E85, selling it comparably to, or under the price of regular gasoline, as well as other higher blends of ethanol. To celebrate the new ethanol blends, the retail station hosted a car, classic car and …

biofuels, E85, Protec Fuel, Retailers

ePure: Strengthen the Framework for Sustainable #Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

A new report released by the European Court of Auditors finds that there are several gaps in the European Commission’s existing biofuels sustainability certification framework even thought the study only looked at four member states. In response to the report, the European renewable ethanol association (ePure) agrees with the assessment that the sustainability framework for biofuels in Europe can, and …

biofuels, Ethanol, International

Al-Corn’s Randy Doyal Talks #Ethanol on Car Clinic

Joanna Schroeder

Last Saturday, Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated car-talk radio program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic,” shared the mic with CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel Randy Doyal. The ethanol facility is located in Claremont, Minnesota. Doyal is also the chairman of the board of the Renewable Fuels Association. During the program, Doyal discussed ethanol and its benefits to local and national …

automotive, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report

Joanna Schroeder

A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be repealed for its “numerous economic, ethical and real-world problems”. “Running Drivers into the Blend Wall: Push to Ratchet up Renewable Fuel Standard Rewards Ethanol Lobby at Consumers’ Expense,” argues the RFS rewards the ethanol industry at consumers expense. …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Auto Channel’s Rauch Talks Ethanol in Australia

Joanna Schroeder

The Biofuels Association of Australia (BAA) is hosting the National Biofuels Symposium 2016 in Brisbane on August 22-23, 2016. On the ticket is The Auto Channel’s Marc J. Rauch, an outspoken advocate of ethanol and alternative energy who has taken Big Oil head on. He is a frequent participating speaker at industry and media events and recently traveled to Taiwan …

advance biofuels, biofuels, Education, Ethanol

ACE Conference to Feature Top Fuel Experts

Joanna Schroeder

The Annual ACE Ethanol Conference is just around the corner and will be full of leading fueling experts sharing their experiences. The event is taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota August 8-10 2016 and discounted registration rates end August 3rd. Click here to register. “We are excited petroleum industry experts Tom Kloza of OPIS, and David Hackett of Stillwater Associates, will …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, biofuels, Ethanol