ACE Unveils Hybrid Electric FFV Project

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a new hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to show how the combination can bring us closer to net zero. “EPA assigns vehicles a carbon intensity (CI) score based on how many grams of CO2 per mile are emitted by operating that vehicle,” said ACE Senior Vice President …

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Ethanol Groups React to Biden Clean Cars Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Biden joined auto makers at the White House Thursday to announce a plan that includes a goal for electric vehicles to comprise 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030, ethanol groups were quick to remind him that low-carbon liquid fuels like ethanol will still be needed to reduce GHG emissions from internal combustion engines. Renewable Fuels Association President …

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NEC Panel to Discuss Ethanol’s Role in Future Autos

Cindy Zimmerman

With all the buzz about electric vehicles and ideas that the combustion engine is on the way out, where does ethanol fit in the future picture of automobiles? That question will be addressed next week at the digital 2021 National Ethanol Conference during one of several panels on hot topics in the industry. Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry …

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Study Finds Gas Car Ban Would Hurt Biofuels and Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

*Updated with audio interview* The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has just released a study on the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a base case provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s …

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Iowa Groups Ask Candidates to Oppose EV Legislation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) are asking all candidates in Iowa running for federal office to take a stand against the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. IBB and IRFA says the legislation would restrict the sale of vehicles that can use biofuels as soon …

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EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen who testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment. “Indeed, emerging technologies that utilize ethanol’s unique properties in hybrid electric technology, and even fuel-cell …

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RFA to Testify at Electric Vehicles Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is scheduled to testify today at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.” The hearing begins at 10:15 am Eastern. “There are still many challenges to realizing the full potential of electric vehicles, especially …

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Why Ethanol Should Care About Electric Vehicles

Carrie Muehling

It might be surprising to see electric cars on the agenda at the National Ethanol Conference. But that was the subject of a panel discussion at the recent meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The panel included Tammy Klein, Future Fuel Strategies; Eva Rigamonti, Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA)/Steptoe & Johnson; and Leslie Hayward, Securing America’s Future Energy …

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Minnesota Grows Cleaner Fuel Choices in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota drivers have more fuel choices then they did a year ago. According to the American Lung Association in Minnesota, 35 new E85 stations opened throughout Minnesota last year, bringing the total number in the state to more than 325, which is more than any other state, and Minnesota flex fuel vehicle drivers used an average of more than a …

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#Biofuels Could Benefit Under Trump

Joanna Schroeder

At the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo this week, noted agricultural economist Dan Basse with Ag Resource Company once again provided his global outlook for agriculture, which includes the outlook for biofuels. Basse noted that he doesn’t believe the Biodiesel Tax Credit, which expires on December 31, 2016, will be extended before the end of the …

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