Senate Ag to Hold Climate Bill Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing for later this month on the Role of Agriculture and Forestry in Global Warming Legislation that is expected to discuss even more safeguards for farming and biofuels in the Senate’s version of a climate change bill. Senate Ag Committee Chair Tom Harkin told Energy & Environment News in an article published in …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, Government

USPS to Receive Alt Fuel Vehicles

Since 2006, the USPS has inceased their alternative fuel use 41 percent.Over the next five years they plan to reduce the use another 20 percent over the next five years. Replacing aging vehicles with more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel-capable vehicles is key to reaching that goal. “This is a unique opportunity for the Postal Service to continue work on our …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles

Updated ‘Changes in Gasoline Manual’ Now Available

Joanna Schroeder

American drivers across the country have more access to biofuels than ever before. This increased availability is changing the composition of the fuels offered to drivers.  With this in mind, the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) has released its updated resource on gasoline quality for auto mechanics. “Changes in Gasoline Manual IV,” in its fourth update has become the most used …

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Ethanol Emergency Response Training Available

Cindy Zimmerman

The Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) has compiled and released the Complete Training Guide for Ethanol Emergency Response to help prepare ethanol producers, transporters and first responders for ethanol-related emergencies. This complete training package includes two videos, an instructor’s guide, interactive workshops and seven modules and PowerPoint presentations, each focusing on a specific and important aspect of ethanol response. Guidelines …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, News, RFA

RFA Launches “Choose Ethanol” Website

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has launched a new online destination for ethanol information called Choose Ethanol. The new website features a section dedicated exclusively to E85, plus a news center and quick facts, as well as links to follow RFA on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. The site also invites visitors to sign up to “stay informed, share your stories …

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Climate Bill Debate Begins in Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began debate on the so-called climate bill Tuesday with testimony from four top members of the Obama administration – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson. Secretary Vilsack testified discussed the importance of engaging farmers and ranchers in crafting …

Energy, Ethanol News, Government

Celebrate Energy Independence

Cindy Zimmerman

As Americans celebrate Independence Day this weekend, it is a good time to reflect on our need to increase our energy independence. The good news is, we are becoming less dependent on foreign sources of oil for our transportation fuel needs. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), ethanol displaced almost 322 million barrels of oil in 2008. The Renewable …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

YouTube Videos Provide Ethanol Answers

Cindy Zimmerman

Will corn crop meet demand of both food and fuel? Even before the USDA planted acreage report was released this week, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) had the answer to that question posted on YouTube. In one of three recent videos posted by the ethanol organization, RFA Vice President of Research Geoff Cooper says the 2009 corn crop is going …

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DF Cast: Charting the Future of Ethanol

John Davis

Attendees of the recent Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Denver, Colorado heard something they most likely already knew: the past year was a rough one for the ethanol industry. While some folks such as Mike Bryan, CEO of BBI International point out that much of the green fuel’s woes were a concerted effort by those outside of the industry …

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