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Good News And Bad News For The Ethanol Industry

Good News And Bad News For The Ethanol Industry

Mar 25, 2019 at 11:40 | Robert Rapier

Last week the ethanol industry cheered when the EPA proposed a rule that would allow 15% ethanol blends to be sold year-round. But by the end of the week they…

The Billionaires Battling It Out Over Biofuel

The Billionaires Battling It Out Over Biofuel

Mar 13, 2019 at 14:01 | Haley Zaremba

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has been under pressure from the Trump administration to put together a proposal for how they plan to overhaul the current system of biofuel…

Ex-Trump Advisor Wins Big On EPA Biofuel Tweaks

Ex-Trump Advisor Wins Big On EPA Biofuel Tweaks

Feb 26, 2019 at 12:47 | Haley Zaremba

It’s been a volatile decade for the United States biofuels industry, to put it lightly. In 2007 the federal government, as part of an effort to reduce U.S. dependence on…

What’s Behind Wall Street’s Secretive Biofuel Credits Market?

What’s Behind Wall Street’s Secretive Biofuel Credits Market?

Feb 22, 2019 at 17:16 | Haley Zaremba

The secretive market for trading biofuel compliance credits between Wall Street banks and other private interest may be in its last days, as the Donald Trump administration prepares to crack…

Researchers Scramble To Find Better Biofuel Alternatives

Researchers Scramble To Find Better Biofuel Alternatives

Feb 15, 2019 at 15:54 | Haley Zaremba

With the aid of high profile political and media events like the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Climate Change Summit, greenhouse gas emissions and global warming have become one…

U.S. Biofuel Just Got A Major Bump

U.S. Biofuel Just Got A Major Bump

Feb 14, 2019 at 14:16 | Haley Zaremba

The European Commission, the entity responsible for negotiating trade deals on behalf of the European Union, announced last week that they will now allow soybeans grown in the United States…

India Makes Breakthrough In Biofuel Development

India Makes Breakthrough In Biofuel Development

Jan 02, 2019 at 11:36 | Haley Zaremba

In the face of an international movement away from traditional fossil fuels and toward a greener future, many researchers around the world are rushing to find the next big breakthrough…

China Aims To Boost Ethanol Production

China Aims To Boost Ethanol Production

Dec 14, 2018 at 15:43 | Haley Zaremba

China’s demand for cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is on track to skyrocket over next few years as the government continues to make strategic moves toward a greener future. As…

The Overlooked Downside Of Ethanol

The Overlooked Downside Of Ethanol

Nov 05, 2018 at 11:43 | Robert Rapier

Ethanol is known to damage small gasoline-powered engines, such as those in lawnmowers and leaf blowers. Consumer Reports explains: A Department of Energy study found that E15 caused hotter operating…

The Death Of Algal Biofuel

The Death Of Algal Biofuel

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:19 | Robert Rapier

During the advanced biofuel craze of the past decade, many companies made claims that weren’t remotely credible. A long list of companies claimed they could economically convert biomass like straw or wood…

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