GAO Report Gets Mixed Reviews from Ethanol Groups

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol organizations received a Government Accounting Office report on biofuels this week with mixed reviews. On the plus side, the GAO report indicated that using indirect land use change to evaluate the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard may be difficult due to uncertainty in how that can accurately be measured. According to the report, …

Ethanol, Government, Growth Energy, Indirect Land Use, RFA

Renewable Energy Interests Praise, Criticize Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill

John Davis

Backers of weaning the U.S. off of non-renewable, foreign petroleum are giving mixed reviews to the latest climate bill introduced today in the U.S. Senate. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) debuted the “Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” an 821-page bill designed to “create clean energy jobs, reduce pollution, and protect American security by enhancing domestic …

Government, Growth Energy, Legislation

Growth Energy Backs Testing of Curb Pump Dispensing Hose

Chuck Zimmerman

“Veyance Technologies is pleased to be in a position to make the submission to UL for its review and consideration,” stated Paula Russell, Veyance Technologies. “We have invested significant resources in development of a curb-pump hose and are confident it will meet the robust U.L. standards. We appreciate the financial support being provided by Growth Energy that is allowing us …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Press Conference at Farm Progress Show

Chuck Zimmerman

Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth Energy, made an announcement this morning at the Farm Progress Show. The organization is calling for country of origin labeling for fuel. I would call that COOL for fuel! Hey, we do it with food, why not fuel? General Wesley Clark, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, today called on the United States Congress and the White House …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy

Growth Energy Launches Driving Ethanol Website

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has launched a new, re-designed version of the former Ethanol Promotion and Information Council website, “ is a one-stop shop to learn more about the remarkable benefits of high-tech, homegrown ethanol,” said Tom Buis, Growth Energy CEO. “We hope consumers and retailers alike will visit to learn more about the promise of ethanol.” The online resource …

Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Growth Energy

Cars Using Cellulosic E85 Have Lowest CO2 Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

WorldAutoSteel has released a 2nd iteration of the automotive materials parametric Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) model, which allows for broader evaluations of automotive materials, powertrains, fuels, and vehicle total energy consumed. The study showed that celluosic E85 is the best fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as compared to all other alternatives, including hybrid technology and fuel cells. This phase …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Growth Energy, News, Research