Latest Common ethanol fuel mixtures Stories

2008-06-30 15:02:56

By Yuthana Praiwan, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jun. 28--Gasohol E85 sold in Thailand will meet international standards, according to Metta Buntherngsuk, director-general of the Department of Energy Business. He said the international standard for local production of E85 had been drafted to prepare for the commercial launch of new flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) in the next few months. "The car companies really need this standard, otherwise they can't ensure car buyers that this E85 can be...

2008-06-24 18:02:41

By DAVID BAUERLEIN Throughout Northeast Florida, signs are popping up on gas station pumps informing motorists the gasoline contains up to 10 percent ethanol. Ethanol in Florida? Isn't that supposed to be for those farm states where cornfields stretch as far as the eye can see? Just last year, that would have been the case in Florida, which was an untapped market for ethanol. But government regulations and market forces have primed the pump for ethanol - a biofuel made from corn or...

2008-06-22 06:00:23

By Gary Pinnell, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 22--SEBRING -- Imagine, they said back in the 1970s, when an Arab oil embargo sent gasoline prices skyrocketing from 25 to 50 cents per gallon. Imagine. We could grow our own fuel. We could make alcohol from corn and potatoes and soybeans, and our cars could run on it. It burns cleaner. It's cheaper. It's renewable. It's made in America. But it turns out, ethanol isn't the miracle fuel it's cracked up to be. Ethanol Retains...

2008-06-20 00:00:25

By Ravi Dayal PATNA: In a bid to make Bihar an ethanol hub, the state government has attracted joint venture of some South East Asian entrepreneurs and an Indian entrepreneur who are to meet the state officials here on June 23 to work out the modalities for establishment of plants for production of ethanol directly from sugar cane and maize. The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has given a nod for such investment and joint venture, named Indian Gasohol, to tap the vast agriculture...

2005-07-01 15:25:00

A new study of the carbon dioxide emissions, cropland area requirements, and other environmental consequences of growing corn and sugarcane to produce fuel ethanol indicates that the "direct and indirect environmental impacts of growing, harvesting, and converting biomass to ethanol far exceed any value in developing this energy resource on a large scale." The study, published in the July 2005 issue of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), uses the...

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