October 31, 2016

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

“The E30 Challenge initiated by Glacial Lakes Energy tests the boundaries of conventional thinking—not to mention EPA restrictions—to encourage the voluntary use of premium gasoline made with 30 percent ethanol blends. With the support of ICM and others, we set out to dispel the myth that 2001 and newer nonflex autos can only operate, at […]

September 30, 2016

Navy Tests 100-percent Advanced Biofuel

“Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.S. Navy is a leader in incorporating alternative fuel into operational supplies, in order to increase mission capability and flexibility.” — […]

September 16, 2016

Sky’s the limit on Navy’s biofuel focus

“U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has made alternative energy a top priority since taking office in 2009, but this week he took his commitment to new heights, literally. The civilian leader for the Navy climbed aboard an EA-18G Growler fighter jet as a passenger on one of a series of test flights using 100% biofuel.” “’This […]

September 1, 2016

Wayne Standardizes Retail Fuel Dispensers for E25

“Wayne Fueling Systems announced today that all Wayne North American retail fuel dispensers will be supplied as compatible and UL-Listed to E25 (25 percent ethanol and 75 percent petroleum) as a standard feature. The shift from the standard Underwriters Laboratory Listing of E10 to E25 is effective immediately for Wayne Ovation fuel dispensers and by […]

August 23, 2016

India Seeks to Expand Biofuels Market to $7.5 Billion by 2022

“India is targeting a more than sevenfold expansion in its biofuels market over the next six years, stepping up the country’s efforts to cut its reliance on energy imports. Blending five percent of biodiesel with regular diesel and 10 percent ethanol with gasoline could boost the market to 500 billion rupees ($7.5 billion) by 2022, […]

August 22, 2016

Meanwhile in Brazil: Nissan debuts 600 km range solid-oxide fuel-cell car

“An e-Bio fuel-cell prototype vehicle is claimed by Nissan to run on 100-percent ethanol or ethanol-blended water to charge a 24-kWh battery, achieving a cruising range of more than 600 km. The zero-emission vehicle is powered by a solid oxide fuel-cell (SOFC) that first reforms the ethanol into hydrogen and CO2, of which the hydrogen is […]

August 17, 2016

The Debate Over RINs Hits the Presidential Election

“You see, prices for low-carbon fuel credits in the United States, under the Renewable Fuel Standard, have been spiking this year. Prompting a firestorm that has spilled over into the election season but is raging even more furiously amongst friends and foes of the RFS.” — Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest

California delegation issues letter to EPA in support of RFS

“On Aug. 8, members of the California delegation sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to increase final renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending targets to statutory levels. The letter also highlights the importance of the RFS program and notes that the EPA’s flawed methodology would absolve obligated parties from requirements […]

In pitting biofuels against the environment, only clear winner is oil

“A quiet revolution is taking place across the fruited plain. The total amount of U.S. land under production by American farmers is down– not just over the last 50 or 100 years, but also over the last decade according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Despite that trend, the production of crops for food, feedstock, […]