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Proposed ethanol cuts bring EPA up against Iowa's powerful politician

Proposed ethanol cuts bring EPA up against Iowa's powerful politician

Following years of debate, the EPA said earlier this month it will study the possibilities of cutting the amount of ethanol in the United States' gasoline supply. Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has required growing amounts of ethanol to be blended into U.S. fuel supplies, with... read more

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U.S. Capitol Building

Bill to cap ethanol in U.S. fuel supply gains momentum

Efforts by the U.S. Congress to cap the amount of ethanol blended with the U.S. fuel supply appear to be gaining momentum. The current Renewable Fuel Standard, passed as part... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2011 Buick Regal flex-fuel badge

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation... read more October 18, 2016 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

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... read more October 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. It's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
Fuel filler of Volkswagen Gol, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicle

A Brief History Of Ethanol In Brazil

While many North Americans may not know it, Brazil presently leads the world in deploying biofuels for road vehicles. Specifically, a majority of cars sold in... read more May 22, 2014 by


 
Volkswagen Gol and Saveiro, Brazilian flex-fuel vehicles

Driving Entirely On Ethanol: Brazil’s Volkswagen Gol Flex-Fuel Vehicle

What’s it like to drive on pure ethanol, known as E100, without a drop of gasoline in the car? In the case of the Brazilian Volkswagen Gol, it’s quite... read more May 19, 2014 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume... read more March 12, 2014 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by


 
Louisiana Superdome

Alt-Fuel Vehicles Star In Louisiana's Latest Political Drama

There's a storm a-brewin' in Louisiana over alternative vehicle tax credits. (There's a sentence that didn't end like you'd expect.) In 2009, the state legislature passed Act... read more June 25, 2012 by 5


 
2012 Ferrari FF

Flex-Fuel Ferrari? So What? Makes No Difference At All

Ferraris aren't typically known for their green credentials. In fact, they tend to be known for everything but green credentials: High performance, for example. High-revving... read more January 20, 2012 by 35


 
GM E85 presentation

E85 Now Harder To Find Than Electric Car Charging: Here’s Why

Despite millions of dollars of commitment from automakers like Ford and General Motors, finding somewhere to fill your flex-fuel car with E85 is now officially harder than... read more December 12, 2011 by 12


 
Gas pump

U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by 2


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol Wars: Farm Senators Want More E85 Flex-Fuel Cars By 2016

Let's be real: How many of you out there have ever driven a single mile on E85 ethanol fuel? Very, very, very few of you, most likely. The fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol... read more April 8, 2011 by 9


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars... read more January 21, 2011 by 1


 
Kia Soul Flex

Kia Soul Flex Is Korea’s First Flex-Fuel Vehicle

At this week’s 2010 Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil Kia has taken the wraps off its new Soul Flex hatchback, which the automaker claims is the first vehicle of its kind... read more October 29, 2010 by 0


 

 
 

 
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