Bi-Fuel Ethanol-Diesel Vehicle Debuts in Brazil

Joanna Schroeder

Typically flex fuel vehicles are a combination of ethanol and gasoline or diesel and biodiesel. But inroads have been made to create flex fuel vehicles that use a combination of ethanol and diesel fuels. Iveco, FPT Industrial and Bosch officially debuted the Iveco Trakker Bi-Fuel Ethanol-Diesel vehicle at Agrishow last week in Ribeirão Preto, the country’s largest agricultural show. The …

biofuels, Brazil, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Ethanol Industry Supports Veterans

Joanna Schroeder

Memorial Day may be over but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t think about our veterans for another year. This past holiday, Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) and the FlexFuel Vehicle Awareness Campaign partnered with the Volunteers of Underage Military Service (VUMS) with a procession of ethanol and hybrid electric vehicles in a Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C. The purpose …

biofuels, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

EPA, DOT Unveil Hip, New Fuel Economy Labels

Joanna Schroeder

Amidst high gas prices consumers, legislators and NGO’s (non government organization) have all called for stricter fuel economy standards. Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled new fuel economy labels designed to help consumers take advantage of increased efficiency standards enacted under the Obama Administration. The increased fuel economy standards are designed to help …

Electric Vehicles, Environment, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, PHEV

Federal Fleet to Use Alternative Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

President Obama wants the federal fleet of more than 600,000 vehicles to use alternative fuels by 2015. The goal of the Presidential Memorandum issued today implementing new Federal fleet management practices is “to cut oil imports by one-third by 2025 and to put one million advanced vehicles on the road by 2015.” By December 31, 2015, all new light duty …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Government

Sales of 85 Percent Ethanol Up in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa drivers are buying 85 percent ethanol for their flex fuel vehicles. According to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), E85 sales in Iowa increased by 27 percent during the first quarter of 2011 compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. The Iowa Department of Revenue reports that sales of E85 by Iowa retailers reached 2,645,038 gallons during the first …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Royal Wedding Car Runs on 85 Percent Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Dukemobile is an FFV! Never thought there would be a biofuels angle to the Royal Wedding, but as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left Buckingham Palace for the royal residence Clarence House, they drove off in a “convertible Aston Martin Volante DB6 MKII in Seychelles blue is owned by his father HRH The Prince of Wales” that runs …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Video

New Blender Pump in York, NE

Cindy Zimmerman

A new ethanol blender pump opened last week in York, Nebraska thanks to the efforts of the Nebraska Ethanol Board and the Nebraska Corn Board. “E85 is cleaner than gas, it’s produced here in Nebraska, and more and more cars can use it every year,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator. ”The addition of this new flex fuel dispenser …

blends, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Propel Fuels Hosts USDA’s Judith Canales

Joanna Schroeder

Propel Fuels hosted Judith Canales, Administrator for Rural Business and Cooperative Programs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), yesterday at one of the fuel retailer’s stations in Oakland, California yesterday to promote the positive and economic and environmental impacts biofuels has on the US. Propel is the leading retailer in the US installing biofuel infrastructure for both ethanol and …

Biodiesel, biofuels, blends, E85, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

What Would You Do For $1,000 of Free Fuel?

Joanna Schroeder

The National FFV Awareness Campaign is launching the Ohio FFV Awareness Campaign today during the Cleveland Auto Show. The goal of the campaign to raise awareness and use of higher blends of ethanol. Douglas A. Durante, Executive Director of the Clean Fuels Foundation, the organization spearheading the Campaign said, “With rising tension in the Middle East and gasoline prices to …

E85, Education, Flex Fuel Vehicles

GM Test Drive at Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

GM featured test drives in new Flex Fuel 2011 Buick Regal Turbos and GMC Terrains at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 2011 National Ethanol Conference and dozens of attendees took advantage of the opportunity. Pictured is RFA board member Ray Defenbaugh of Big River Resources West Burlington preparing to take a spin in a Regal Turbo. I took a drive …

Audio, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, National Ethanol Conference, RFA