EPA proposes to add more ethanol blends to 'Flex Fuel' category

EPA proposes to add more ethanol blends to 'Flex Fuel' category

Back in 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act included a Renewable Fuel Standard intended to boost adoption of lower-emission alternative fuels. It mandated increasingly-large amounts of ethanol to be blended with the U.S. fuel supply. Just under a decade later, the legislation has... read more

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Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by

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Ethanol In Marine Fuels: Why It Makes Boat Owners So Angry

Few topics get our commenters more riled up than ethanol. Both sides weigh in with fervor and passion, debating energy security versus agricultural policies and costs... read more March 13, 2015 by

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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... read more December 30, 2013 by

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Ethanol A Victim Of Change As Gasoline Sales Have Flatlined?

Eight years ago, ethanol was going to let the U.S. grow its own vehicle fuel, reduce its use of gasoline made from imported oil, and boost energy security. How much have you... read more December 11, 2013 by

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Automaker Group Says E15 Ethanol Damages Cars, EPA Approval Was Rushed

Automakers have fired the latest salvo in the ongoing battle against ethanol blends in gasoline, saying it can damage engine components. That's despite several manufacturers... read more November 12, 2013 by

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Is Brazilian Sugarcane The Answer To U.S. Biofuels Needs?

Is Brazilian sugarcane the perfect biofuel for American drivers? Brazil believes ethanol made from sugarcane can supplement corn-based ethanol produced in the United States... read more September 20, 2013 by

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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