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2010-09-15 12:00:00

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- While significant research efforts have been made to date in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and other government and industry bodies evaluating the potential impact of E15 on 2001 model year and newer vehicles, minimal engineering analysis has previously been focused on earlier model year vehicles. The proportion of vehicles manufactured in this era but still in use today is however significant; the model years 1994 to...

2010-05-06 17:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In court papers filed yesterday, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) defended the State of California's right to lower the carbon footprint of transportation fuels used in that state. UNICA, the leading trade association for the Brazilian ethanol industry, filed an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief rebutting lawsuits filed against California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) by the petroleum, trucking and corn ethanol industries....

2009-07-29 23:01:00

Florida selected as Pilot Project to Mobilize Millions of FFV Owners ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national consumer awareness campaign aimed at owners of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) was officially launched here today at the Farm-to-Fuel Summit. The project is a cooperative effort between key Florida state government interests, gasoline/E85 distributors, ethanol companies, and several nonprofit environmental and energy advocacy groups. The Florida Farm-to-Fuel...

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2009-05-22 13:40:00

The US biofuel industry is voicing opposition against a provision developed by environmental regulators that would hold it responsible for greenhouse gas emissions from crops overseas. The EPA has proposed a plan to compare the levels of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels to those generated from petroleum. The proposal would include the effects of land clearing required to cultivate crops for alternative fuels in its comparison. The provision would be damaging to the biofuel industry,...

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2009-04-24 14:15:00

The California Air Resources Board adopted a new standard for fuel that will aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by ten percent by 2020. The ARB voted 9-1 to approve the new standards. In a statement, the board said the decision was intended to add interest to diversifying transportation fuels while boosting the market for alternative-fuel vehicles. "The new standard means we can begin to break our century-old dependence on petroleum and provide California with greater energy...

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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...

2008-10-13 00:00:23

By Anonymous The Missouri Renewable Fuels Association has selected Gene Millard of St. Joseph as its president for 2008-09. Mr. Millard is the chairman of Golden Triangle Energy, a majority farmer-owned ethanol plant in Craig, Mo. He took over as president Oct. 1. "Gene has a great feel for the direction the organization should take," said previous president John Eggleston. "Our team will face new challenges as the renewable fuels industry continues to grow and evolve. I have great...

2008-10-07 18:00:31

ALBERT LEA, Minn., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- It was far from a closely guarded secret that the Dirk Devries family of Albert Lea, Minn. would be the recipients of a new home -- courtesy of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. But the good news just keeps coming. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061117/CGF027LOGO) The POET Biorefining facilities located in Glenville, Hanlontown, Preston, Lake Crystal, and Bingham Lake, Minn. in conjunction with the Ethanol Promotion and...

2008-08-26 15:01:01

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leaders in agribusiness, agricultural and biorenewable research and development, education and the ethanol industry throughout the Midwest announced the formal organization of the American Ag & Energy Council (AAEC). The American Ag & Energy Council, is a coalition formed and devoted to promoting the common link between all sectors of agriculture, agribusiness, and the renewable industry. A major focus of the coalition will be to...

2008-08-14 03:00:39

By Ganesan, V Muthukumarappan, K; Rosentrater, K A ABSTRACT Distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a bulk material that has been widely used as a protein source for ruminants and nonruminants for more than two decades. DDGS is the nonfermentable processing residue (i.e., protein, fiber, fat, and ash) from fuel ethanol manufacturing. With the exponential growth of the fuel ethanol industry in the past several years, significant quantities ( The production of ethanol from corn grain...


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