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Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

Could Congress Kill Ethanol Mandate Altogether In 2014?

Ethanol has been a key component of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard since the 2007 passage of the Energy Security and Independence Act. Now, there appears to be a chance that rules requiring minimum volumes of ethanol to be blended into vehicle fuel could be reformed or scrapped altogether in... read more

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Americans Want More E15, Other Ethanol Blends, New Poll Says

Policymakers may be fighting over it, but consumers seem to like E15. At least, that's what a new poll of 1,211 Americans from advocacy group Fuels America says. Of those... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Gas Stations Claim Oil Companies Block E15, FTC To Investigate

The idea is simple: Replace refined hydrocarbons yanked deep out of the earth with vehicle fuel derived from crops. The ongoing politics of ethanol remain anything but... read more September 1, 2013 by 


 
Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court Won't Reverse EPA E15 Ethanol Rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has been slow to rule on many of the biggest cases on this year's docket. Maybe that's because some of the justices are prone to procrastination, or... read more June 25, 2013 by  8


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

U.S. Biofuels & Ethanol Mandate: More Vulnerable Than Ever Now?

Since 2007, U.S. fuel producers have been required by law to include more and more ethanol and other biofuels in their blends. Now, Pike Research suggests, the biofuels... read more March 13, 2013 by  12


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

E15 Ethanol Controversy: No Signs Of Moderating Any Time Soon

Debate over the slow rollout and potentially damaging effects of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol blended in just continues to roll on. The latest to pile on are members of... read more March 1, 2013 by  17


 
E15 infographic from SmarterFuelFuture.org

E15 Is Coming & AAA Ain't Happy; New Fuel Could Void Warranties

There's a lot of talk nowadays about renewable energy and energy independence. One product of such chatter is a new blend of gasoline called E15, but not everyone is happy to... read more December 3, 2012 by  8


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA Keeps Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate, Rejects Suspension Request

Last month, the governors of eight states and almost 200 members of Congress asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend rules that mandate production of... read more November 19, 2012 by  6


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Why You Can't Buy Just 1 Gallon Of E15 Ethanol

It's fair to say that E15 gasoline--that's gasoline, blended with 15 percent ethanol--hasn't been universally popular, since being approved by the Environmental Protection... read more August 13, 2012 by  9


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Ethanol In Your Gasoline Tank: The Pros And Cons

With flex-fuel cars that can run on E85 ethanol still a minority of the vehicles on sale, you might think ethanol isn't as important as some other future fuels. But up to 10... read more July 18, 2012 by  7


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

OK, E15 Gasoline Is Now Approved; Do You Need To Care?

You felt the earth shake a week ago today when the EPA formally approved the sale of E15 gasoline, right? Oh, you didn't? Not surprising, really. No gas station in the U.S... read more June 22, 2012 by  7


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

DoE Fights Back On E15-Hurts-Your-Car Study

The Department of Energy has hit out at the recent Coordinating Research Council study into damage caused by using E15 gasoline. In its rebuttal, the DoE points out several... read more May 18, 2012 by  10


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car... read more May 16, 2012 by  21


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

U.S. Now Uses More Corn For Ethanol Than Anything Else

You call it "corn", we call it "fuel" -- at least in the United States. Recent statistics show that, for the first time in history, America is using more corn to fill gas... read more October 12, 2011 by  2


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol: Solution or Stopgap?

Amid the clamor over the price of oil hitting $100 a barrel and our heavy dependence on foreign sources of supply, ethanol has reemerged as an alternative fuel that seems to... read more July 14, 2011 by  12


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

Relax: E15 Gasoline Won't Arrive For A Year Or More, GAO Says

E15 gasoline has been much in the news lately, but all the hullabaloo may have been a bit premature. The U.S. Government Accounting Office, better known as The Gummint's... read more July 14, 2011 by  0


 
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