Topics: Ethanol

Diesel to Remain the Leading Fuel for Decades to Come

While alternative fuels and technologies may increase in the future, diesel will remain the primary fuel for the trucking industry for decades. The findings were part of a two-year study on the future of alternative fuels conducted by the National Petroleum Council. The U.S. Secretary of Energy requested the study, which looked at the full breadth of alternative-fuel options alongside traditional diesel and gasoline. More

EPA Proposes Adding Fuels Made From Landfill Biogas to Renewable Fuel Standard

A proposed U.S. EPA rule would greatly expand the number of advanced fuels that would be eligible to generate RINs. Responding to petitions from renewable fuel producers, EPA has proposed allowing renewable diesel, renewable naphtha, and renewable electricity (used in electric vehicles) produced from landfill gas to generate RINs under the federal renewable fuel standard. Also proposed to generate RINs are renewable compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas produced from landfill biogas. To be eligible, the landfill biogas must produce 60 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle as compared to gasoline. More

Energy Committee Seeks Industry Comment on Blend Wall

As it reviews the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is seeking input from industry stakeholders to a series of questions related to the "blend wall." More

U.S. Senators Introduce Legislation to Block Ethanol Increases

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-M.S.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have introduced legislation to block an increase in the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline. The bill would overturn Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waivers that allowed gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be used for many passenger cars and light trucks, and would prohibit the agency from granting future waivers for any blends above 10 percent ethanol. More

EPA Releases Requirements for Retailers Planning to Offer E-15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined the conditions fuel retailers need to meet to sell higher-ethanol gasoline through a blender pump—one that offers both E10 and E15 through a common hose and nozzle. More

Debate Over E15, Renewable Fuels Continues

AAA's call for a halt in the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol has sparked debate. The American Petroleum Industry released a point-by-point analysis of the Renewable Fuels Association's statement about AAA's position. More

AAA Urges Officials to Halt E15 Sales

AAA is urging regulators and fuel producers to stop the sale of E-15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, citing the potential for consumer confusion, voided warranties and vehicle damage. More

Biofuels Growth Bumping Up Against "Blend Wall"

According to a new report released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), ethanol's market growth could be limited in coming years as the fuel approaches the maximum percentage blending cap set by the RFS2. More

Ford and GM Approve E-15 Use in Later Model Cars and Trucks

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors last week announced that they have approved E-15 for use in 2013 model cars and light trucks. More

EPA to Decide on Renewable Fuel Waivers

EPA plans to decide by mid-November if certain states will receive waivers from renewable fuel requirements for ethanol in gasoline. More

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