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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDFBioPower Operations Corporation, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Energy Crops Corporation has entered into a 50-50 joint venture agreement with Alternative Green Today, LLC to license the Joint Venture’s Intellectual Property for the production of cellulosic biofuels. Targeted companies will include oil companies, sugar companies and all other producers of ethanol and transportation fuels. Global Energy will manage the joint venture.
  • Waukon Feed Ranch in Waukon, Iowa today announced it will begin offering E15 to 2001 and newer vehicles, making it Iowa’s ninth registered E15 retailer. Waukon Feed Ranch is located in Northeast Iowa at 615 Old Highway 9 in Waukon. In addition to E15, Waukon Feed Ranch features a blender pump and offers consumers E85 and other mid-level ethanol blends, as well as biodiesel.
  • According to a new consumer survey from Navigant Research, favorability ratings for alternative fuel vehicles remain high, with all three types of vehicles (hybrid, electric, and natural gas) above the 50 percent mark for favorability. Consumer awareness of specific models, however, is still relatively low: 44 percent of the respondents are familiar with the Chevrolet Volt, but less than one-third are familiar with the Nissan Leaf, the Tesla Model S, Ford’s C-Max Energi and BMW’s i3. The survey results are summarized in a free white paper, which is available for download on the Navigant Research website.
  • In Washington, the Department of Energy has launched a new mobile app to help drivers find ethanol, biodiesel, CNG, LPG, and quick-charging EV stations. The app, compiled by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, shows the location of more than 15,000 alternative fueling stations across the nation. The Alternative Fueling Station Locator App, now available through Apple’s App Store, allows iPhone users to select an alternative fuel and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Users can view the locations on a map or as a list containing station addresses, phone numbers and hours of operation.
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