Ethanol – Right Here, Right Now

Cindy Zimmerman

A new ad campaign by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says ethanol is the answer to energy independence that’s “Right Here, Right Now.” The thirty second ad began airing this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe news program in the Washington, DC media market and will continue through October 12 with nine spots per week. The target audience is policy makers …

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Ethanol Supporters Reflect on OPEC Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters are not wishing OPEC a very happy 50th birthday this week. Growth Energy organized a press event in Washington today with more than 90 supporters and producers of domestic ethanol to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – better known as OPEC. “Since the inception of OPEC we have had conflict in …

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Yeast Breakthrough Made for Cellulosic Ethanol

John Davis

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have made a breakthrough that has some awfully big implications for cellulosic ethanol. They’ve been able to put genes from grass-eating fungi into yeast and created strains that produce alcohol from tough plant material: “By adding these genes to yeast, we have created strains that grow better on plant material than does wild …

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Valero Corner Store Sells 85 Percent Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Valero Energy Corporation recently announced that one of its company-owned Valero Corner Stores in San Antonio has begun selling E-85, a blend of fuel consisting of up to 85 percent ethanol blended with unleaded gasoline for use in Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). Valero also announced plans to continue introducing sales of E-85 at new Valero Corner Stores as they’re built. …

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