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2009-09-01 11:00:00

"The American people deserve to know more about the gasoline they purchase every day -- where it comes from and where their hard-earned dollars ultimately go every time they fill up their cars and trucks. "Most Americans don't want their paychecks going to Venezuela and other regimes that don't agree with and support the U.S. Requiring country of origin labeling of our fuel supply will empower consumers with the knowledge and ability to make informed decisions." -- General Wesley Clark...

2009-08-21 18:01:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil's largest organization representing its ethanol industry and the official fuel supplier for this Indy Racing League season will be represented at this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, by its Institutional and Government Relations Executive, Leticia Phillips. In its fuel supply agreement with the IRL, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) stipulates that at least half the ethanol used in...

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2009-05-19 05:50:00

On Monday, an environmental group and a boating industry trade group announced that blending more than 10 percent ethanol into gasoline will result in damage to engines and more air pollution. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) believe evidence shows that a blend rate of up to 15 percent of ethanol in gasoline will be harmful. The two groups are sending their findings to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is accepting...

2009-05-05 16:26:00

Ethanol Expert Dr. Steffen Mueller Says Peer Review Process Critical CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DR. S. MUELLER STATEMENT: Based on the limited body of science that exists, our land use studies, and our most recent work on satellite imaging used to assess land use impact, it is clear that additional time is required before indirect land use rules can be applied with any certainty. We are therefore encouraged by today's EPA announcement that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2),...

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2009-05-04 06:25:00

President Barack Obama's promise to battle climate change will soon be tested as his administration faces questions on whether ethanol hurts or helps global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency will soon issue new ethanol standards. Two years ago, Congress ordered an increase in ethanol use, and asked the EPA to show that ethanol produced less pollution linked to climate change. Environmentalists say the agency must factor in more than just the direct, heat-trapping pollution from...

2009-04-23 23:35:00

Statement attributed to Tim O'Connor, attorney for Environmental Defense Fund SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund commends the California Air Resources Board for today adopting the world's first Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that, once implemented, can dramatically reduce the environmental impact of transportation. By achieving this ambitious yet critical milestone, California will usher in widespread use of low carbon fuels that drive...

2009-04-15 11:41:13

Iowa uses 6 gallons of water to make one gallon of ethanol - California's 2,100 gallons Ethanol production in Minnesota and Iowa uses far less water overall than similar processes in states where water is less plentiful, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The study, which will be published in the April 15 edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, is the first to compare water use in corn-ethanol production on a state-by-state basis. The authors used agricultural and...

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2009-04-15 06:35:00

On Tuesday, Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen announced that the U.S. government will eventually begin allowing higher levels of ethanol to be blended into gasoline. Producers of grain-based fuel have lobbied to increase the amount of ethanol allowed into gasoline, which is currently capped at 10 percent. "I absolutely believe that when all the science is in, the efficacy of using greater than 10 percent blends will be validated," Dinneen said at the Energy Information...

2009-03-06 10:39:17

Struggling U.S. ethanol producers are asking the federal government to raise ethanol limits, a step they say will produce jobs and spur energy independence. Growth Energy, representing ethanol firms, will submit a request to change the current 10 percent limit to 15 percent, The Washington Post reported Friday. This about jobs, energy security for America, improving the environment and meeting our legal responsibilities under the 2007 energy bill, said retired U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark, a...

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2009-03-02 17:12:33

To avoid creating greenhouse gases, it makes more sense using today's technology to leave land unfarmed in conservation reserves than to plow it up for corn to make biofuel, according to a comprehensive Duke University-led study. "Converting set-asides to corn-ethanol production is an inefficient and expensive greenhouse gas mitigation policy that should not be encouraged until ethanol-production technologies improve," the study's authors reported in the March edition of the research journal...


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