TomTom GPS Finds 85 Percent Ethanol Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

The “smart choice in personal navigation” just got smarter. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a new GPS application for TomTom users that maps out the location of E85 stations for flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) drivers. RFA also released a similar GPS application for the Garmin GPS device last week. “We are continuing to explore new ways to connect the …

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Corn Grower Reaction Mixed to EPA Ethanol Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association is both pleased and disappointed by the Environmental Protection Agency announcement this week to delay final action on a waiver that would allow up to 15 percent ethanol blends in regular gasoline. “While we are disappointed the Environmental Protection Agency has chosen to postpone its decision on the higher ethanol blends, we are pleased the …

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SC to Convert Buses to Biodiesel, Ethanol & More

John Davis

The University of South Carolina has launched an ambitious program that will convert all of its campus vehicles to biodiesel, ethanol and more green fuels. This press release from the school says the “Genesis 2015 Initiative” will reduce the campus fleet’s carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent within five years: The plan puts Carolina among the nation’s first campuses committed …

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USDA Responds To EPA’s Postponement of E15 Waiver

Joanna Schroeder

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) postponement of the E15 Waiver request. In a statement issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack said, “We are very encouraged that the results of the tests of E15 in newer model cars have been positive. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) movement towards developing an …

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RFA: EPA Needs to Avoid Paralysis by Analysis

Joanna Schroeder

The EPA received more than 80,000 comments regarding the E15 waiver and with responses coming in a tidal wave, there may well be another 80,000 more. Yesterday, the EPA submitted a letter to “postpone” making a decision regarding the E15 waiver petition. “This delay from EPA threatens to paralyze the continued growth of the American ethanol industry because of its …

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Ethanol Industry Reacts to EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry groups are reacting to the announcement this morning from the Environmental Protection Agency that may be another six months before a final decision can be made on increasing the allowable ethanol content in fuel to 15 percent. Growth Energy, the coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters that filed the Green Jobs Waiver seeking E15, is optimistic that the agency …

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EPA Delays Decision on 15 Percent Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it expects to make a final determination in mid-2010 regarding whether to increase the allowable ethanol content in fuel. The agency responded in a letter sent today to Growth Energy, the association that requested a waiver that would allow for the use of up to 15 percent of ethanol in gasoline. …

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Ethanol Industry Waiting on EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

December 1 is the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a decision on the waiver to allow up to 15 percent ethanol in regular gasoline and the industry is anxiously awaiting a positive outcome. The waiver request was submitted by Growth Energy and an alliance of ethanol producer organizations and companies in early March and by law EPA …

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