Study Finds Ethanol Enhances Vehicle Efficiency

Cindy Zimmerman

A new University of Nebraska study finds that higher ethanol blends increase engine efficiency. The study, which was funded by the Nebraska Corn Board, found that high ethanol blends provide better energy conversion within an engine than other fuels, meaning less energy to travel further. The report says that e85 improved energy conversion by 13, 9 and 14 percent, respectively …

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Verenium to Offer Shares of Common Stock

Cindy Zimmerman

Verenium Corporation has announced a proposed public offering of common stock, subject to market and regulatory conditions. According to the company, the offering is expected to price before 9:30 am EDT on Tuesday, October 6. Lazard Capital Markets LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. This action follows a 1:12 reverse stock split of the company’s …

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Ethanol Production Up in July

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol producers continue to set new production records. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), American ethanol facilities produced 728,000 barrels per day in July 2009. That is up 114,000 barrels from a year ago. EIA also reports fuel ethanol imports of 42.4 million gallons in July. Ethanol demand, as calculated by the Renewable Fuels Association, continues to outpace …

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Renewable Fuels Association Elects 2010 Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced the officers and Board of Directors who will lead the association and the ethanol industry in 2010 during its annual meeting last week in Washington, DC. Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President of Abengoa Bioenergy, was reelected Chairman of the Board for a third term. Chris was first elected chair in October 2007. Joining Standlee …

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DF Cast: RFA, NBB Submit RFS-2 Comments

John Davis

Back in May, the EPA put out its proposal for the new Renewable Fuels Standard… aka RFS-2… that got a lot of people talking about what is in the new standard. Some of the biggest backers of some of the greenest fuels, ethanol and biodiesel, are worried RFS-2 will actually keep these mainstays of the renewables out of the program …

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BIO Calls for EPA to be Fair on RFS2

John Davis

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has joined the chorus of renewable fuel advocates who are calling on the EPA to give biodiesel and ethanol a fair shake in the proposed Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). BIO’s remarks come as a growing number of green fuels backers say the EPA has to acknowledge the full extent of the uncertainty in its estimation …

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Ethanol May Be Innocent in Baltimore Police Car Problems

Cindy Zimmerman

Baltimore police may have charged the wrong suspect in the crime of disabling city cop cars last week. A Baltimore Sun blogger is now reporting that the gasoline supplier, IsoBunkers, conducted its own tests and “found the gas was 10 percent ethanol — just what it was supposed to be.” In a story that went nationwide, Baltimore city officials blamed …

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Get Renewed With RFA

Chuck Zimmerman

As I posted earlier, RFA has a new logo. That prompted me to call on CEO Bob Dinneen, the Reverend of Renewable Fuels, to find out what the new look signifies for the organization. To start with, Bob says that RFA has doubled in staff size in the last 18 months with new staff in the area of marketing, technical …

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