September 14, 2017

China Plans Nationwide Use of Ethanol Gasoline by 2020

“China plans to roll out the use of ethanol in gasoline nationally by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday citing a government document, as Beijing intensifies its push to boost industrial demand for corn and clean up choking smog.” — Reuters

September 12, 2017

Biofuels Powering A Renewable Future

“The transition to a homegrown, renewable energy future for America is underway. Biofuels, higher blends of ethanol in gasoline and advanced, bio-based technologies are reaping tremendous benefits for our environment and providing much-needed economic stability to America’s farming and rural communities.” — Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President

September 8, 2017

High-Octane Ethanol Blends Can Help Meet GHG Standards

“Ethanol organizations presented testimony to the EPA Wednesday that high-octane ethanol blends in optimized engines would be the lowest cost means for the country to meet 2022-2025 fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. The testimony was provided during a hearing on Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model […]

July 27, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown Extends Climate Change Bill 10 Years

“California’s landmark climate change legislation has now been extended until 2030 with the stroke of Governor Jerry Brown’s pen in a ceremony on Treasure Island Tuesday. ” — Leslie Brinkley, ABC7 News

June 16, 2017

Nissan Brazil Ends Initial Tests of Ethanol Fuel Cell

“Nissan was the auto industry’s first company to develop a vehicle prototype powered by a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that works with bio-ethanol. By combining this and two other technologies (electric motor and a 24 kW/h battery) range is in excess of 600km (375 miles).” — Fernando Calmon,

June 14, 2017

$45B annual windfall for US consumers with a gasoline-engine overhaul?

“In Washington, the US Patent & Trademark Office has just issued a “notice of allowance” for a patent by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency for a high efficiency, high compression engine that would reduce the cost per mile for the American driver by 26.2 percent, compared to using straight gasoline and a conventional engine.” […]

June 6, 2017

Urban Air Initiative Says EPA May Be Biggest Advocate For Ethanol

“Washington D.C. – June 5, 2017 – In plot twist [sic] that may open the door to higher ethanol blends, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received an engine patent it has been pursuing for nearly a decade for a high efficiency, high compression engine that uses blends such as E30. ” — Biofuels Journal