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2008-10-16 21:00:17

A major U.S. pipeline operator says it successfully test-shipped ethanol over a standard gasoline pipeline in a breakthrough in ethanol development. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners said it was finalizing modifications to its 16-inch line between Tampa and Orlando and would be ready to ship ethanol for its customers in mid-November. The inability to move ethanol through current fuel pipelines has been a major hurdle for the U.S. gasoline market. Ethanol has chemical properties that attract...

2008-10-02 15:00:57

Q&A with Pedro Seraphim of TozziniFreire Advogados, Brazil's largest law firm. Hellerman Baretz Communications Jessica Hubbard, 804-273-9471 jhubbard@hellermanbaretz.com Following the collapse of global trade talks in Geneva, Brazil threatened to issue a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization regarding the U.S. tariff of 54 cents per gallon on Brazilian sugar cane ethanol. This dispute has added a powerful dimension to the ongoing debate in the U.S. Congress over the...

2008-10-01 09:00:00

Following the collapse of global trade talks in Geneva, Brazil threatened to issue a formal complaint to the World Trade Organization regarding the U.S. tariff of 54 cents per gallon on Brazilian sugar cane ethanol. This dispute has added a powerful dimension to the ongoing debate in the U.S. Congress over the controversial tariff, where several bills are already in circulation. The bills seek to either lower or remove the tariff on Brazilian ethanol (which is derived from sugar cane)...

2008-09-29 03:00:29

By Shuffler, Jason Just weeks before Eastern Oregon gas stations will be required to sell fuel blended with ethanol, one lawmaker is already reconsidering the state's year-old renewable fuel mandate, provoking an industry that's invested upward of $300 million to produce ethanol in, and for, the Oregon market. Sen. Vicki Walker (D-Eugene) calls ethanol a "boondoggle" and says one of her top priorities in the next legislative session is to repeal or retool the requirement that all unleaded...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

By JAMES MACPHERSON Companies seek ways to solve corrosion problems with the bio- fuel. BISMARCK, N.D. -- Outside of the debate over how big a role ethanol will have as a viable U.S. energy source has been the lingering problem of transporting the biofuel, which can eat away pipes used for traditional fuels. Ethanol has not been shipped on a commercial scale in existing pipelines because its high oxygen content makes it too corrosive. It also absorbs water and impurities in pipelines....

2008-09-23 03:00:24

By Franz, Paul pfranz@lnpnews.com Even with an efficient Toyota Prius hybrid, J. Howard Hankins isn't getting the gas mileage he once did. "I was getting 53 miles per gallon, and now it's down to 47," said the Manheim Township resident. "No matter how I drive, I can't get it to change." He blames the drop entirely on the gasoline he buys, which contains up to 10 percent of ethanol. "It's frustrating that they've crammed it into my gas tank," he said. "I was satisfied with how it was...

2008-09-21 03:00:26

By Anonymous Overshadows Farm Bill in its ag implications On Dec. 19, 2007, President George W. Bush signed into law an energy bill that will have larger long-term impacts on U.S. agriculture than the pending Agriculture Bill, said Christopher A. Hurt, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist. By increasing the Renewable Fuels Standard to 136 billion L (36 billion gal) by 2022, the bill provides a roadmap for the production of renewable fuels from our nation's farms and forests. Hurt...

2008-09-20 15:00:41

By Clinton Thomas It's the economy, stupid. Political pundits pull the phrase out for their audiences every four years when searching for the key issue in the upcoming presidential election. Of course, the economy is a broad topic that gives candidates plenty of wiggle room to claim that they -- and only they -- can point the market in the right direction. When asked how they remembered recent presidents' work with the economy, St. Joseph citizens were nearly unanimous in their views...

2008-09-18 09:00:42

US-based ethanol producer Green Plains Renewable Energy has announced that it will open a new ethanol plant in Superior, Iowa, on September 20, 2008. Wayne Hoovestol, CEO of Green Plains Renewable Energy, said: "Green Plains is very proud of the Superior ethanol plant. We encourage all interested parties to attend in order to learn more about ethanol production. "Green Plains operates seven grain elevators and additional agricultural service businesses in close proximity to the Superior...

2008-09-17 16:50:00

By Patrick Burns Conoy Township supervisors in March approved Lancaster Biofuels' request to build a 60 million gallon-per-year corn ethanol distillery plant. But Seth Obetz, who helped form Lancaster Biofuels in 2006, now says the $120 million plant might process winter barley, not corn, into ethanol when it is built. "I can't say with any definitiveness that we'll use barley, but we have studied it intensely," said Obetz, who is vice chairman of the Manheim oil firm Worley & Obetz....


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