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Why Fracking May Start To Embrace A New Form Of Energy

Why Fracking May Start To Embrace A New Form Of Energy

Despite its many obvious benefits,…

Alternative Energy / Biofuels

Trump’s Big Biofuel Package Has No Teeth

Oct 11, 2019 at 17:38 | Haley Zaremba

Last Friday, the news out of the White House was that Trump administration was about to announce a major biofuel boost to support United States farmers. The move was to…

Big Oil Baffled By Trump’s Flip Flop On Ethanol Policy

Oct 09, 2019 at 11:52 | Nick Cunningham

Facing possible impeachment, President Trump is trying to patch up his badly damaged relationship with American farmers. On Friday, the Trump administration announced its latest proposal that comes as a…

Trump Prepares ‘Apology Package’ For Disgruntled Farmers

Sep 10, 2019 at 12:50 | Nick Cunningham

President Trump will soon unveil his plan for corn and ethanol producers, a kind of apology package after upending the market for ethanol in a recent decision that favored oil…

The Ugly Truth About Biofuels

Aug 30, 2019 at 17:17 | Haley Zaremba

It is a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that the world needs to stop consuming so many fossil fuels--and to do so in a big hurry--if we are to have any…

Trump Scrambles To Win Back Angry Farmers

Aug 27, 2019 at 16:38 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration is scrambling to repair its relationship in farm country, which has long been a faithful political constituency of the President. But after being hit on multiple fronts…

Why The Midwest Should Protect The Ethanol Market

Aug 23, 2019 at 13:46 | Robert Rapier

Today I want to conclude the recent series of articles on ethanol. Previous articles in this series were: Ethanol Industry In Free Fall Since President Trump’s Inauguration

The Fatal Flaw In The Ethanol Industry

Aug 21, 2019 at 14:41 | Robert Rapier

Despite once being included on an “Ethanol Enemies List“, I would like to see a healthy U.S. ethanol industry. I think it’s important for the U.S. to produce as…

Energy Storage Boom Goes Into Overdrive

Aug 02, 2019 at 12:18 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Continuously falling battery costs, and rising capacity and usage of clean energy are set to result in booming global stationary energy storage over the next two decades, which will require…

Is Algal Biofuel A Lost Cause?

Aug 02, 2019 at 11:11 | Haley Zaremba

Last year, forbes denounced seaweed-based biofuel across the board in a strongly titled article called “An Algal Biofuel Obituary”. The article was a send-up of the many biofuel startups…

‘’Biofuels Haven’t Cut Gasoline Prices Or Emissions’’

Jun 07, 2019 at 17:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Since its introduction more than a decade ago, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hasn’t cut gasoline prices outside the Midwest and has even led to a slight rise in pump…

Cheaper, Cleaner Biofuel May Be Right Around The Corner

Apr 24, 2019 at 12:07 | Haley Zaremba

By combining an unorthodox solvent and a genetically engineered bacterium, a team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts has discovered a groundbreaking method for producing biofuels…

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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