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    Colorado ethanol producer Front Range Energy moves from corn to woody biomass
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    The Environmental Protection Agency continues to give the green light to E15, but the biofuel doesn't have to come from corn ethanol. The exact source of the ethanol in gasoline – whether its 10 percent ethanol (E10) or 15 percent (E15) – isn't impacting the E15 debate, it does in the ...

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    Report: Big Oil to take EPA's ethanol blend law to Supreme Court
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    Big Oil's flagship trade association – the American Petroleum Institute – and eight other industry groups have filed with the US Supreme Court to stop higher blends of ethanol (specifically, 15 percent, or E15) from entering the US gasoline supply. They're asking the Supreme Court to ...

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    Official: Broad coalition working against ethanol, says it's "worse than tar sands"
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    Another round of fighting has started over whether E15 – a blend of ethanol (15 percent) and gasoline (85 percent) – should be adopted nationwide. The latest jab comes from Scott Faber, a lobbyist for Environmental Working Group, who says that, as far as greenhouse gasses go, ethanol ...

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    Video: As E15 fight continues, arguments getting stronger and stranger
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    The fight over whether corn ethanol in gasoline sold in the US should be increased to E15 – a blend of 15 percent ethanol mixed with 85 percent gasoline – from its current state of E10 (ten percent), has been getting uglier lately, all over the place. The US Environmental Protection ...

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    Report: Iowa newspaper finds no problems using E15; biofuel could have saved drivers $69m
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    There's been a lot of concern expressed over the potentially damaging impact on engines that E15 – gasoline with 15 percent ethanol – could have on vehicle engines. AAA most recently sounded an alarm on the issue – the organization says that sale of E15 gasoline should be ...

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    Propel Fuels adding hundreds of biofuel stations soon
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    Propel Fuels is acquiring $21 million in funding to add more than 200 fuel stations in new and existing markets over the next two years, offering more drivers E85 ethanol and biodiesel blends. The company currently sells fuel out of 31 existing retail stations in California and Washington, ...

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    Study: Energy outlook looks bad for biofuels, fuel prices and electric vehicles
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    When the US Energy Information Administration released its annual energy outlook pre-release earlier this month, biofuels industry publication Biofuels Digest was hit with six press releases from the biofuels community in the space of two hours. The final version of the EIA's energy outlook ...

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    Severe drought hurts corn production, turns ethanol into election-year issue. Again
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    As it was four years ago during another election year, corn ethanol is once again the focal point for heated exchange in the U.S. The federal government is feeling the vise tighten in the corn ethanol debate, as the issues flip and flop between gasoline prices going up and global food prices ...

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    Report: Sugar beets are better for ethanol production than corn, report says
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    Sugar beets are a more efficient source for ethanol production than corn for a lot of reasons: they use less land, less water and, they can grown in many regions during the winter where it's too cold to grow corn. Sugar beets, which are mostly water, use 40 percent less water for growth than ...

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    Report: U.S. ethanol subsidy expiration may be driving up gas prices
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    Last month's expiration of ethanol subsidies from the U.S. federal government may already be driving up gas prices. Average gas prices as of Friday were $3.39 a gallon, up three cents from a week ago and up from $3.26 a month ago, according to AAA. Fuel prices for the three weeks ended ...

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    Report: Ethanol company Corn Plus fined $760,000 for lying to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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    Burning ethanol in your car is supposed to be better for the environment, but when the company producing the biofuel falsifies air pollution monitoring data, things may not be as clean as they seem. That's what happened to Corn Plus, an ethanol producer in Minnesota that plead guilty in federal ...

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    Report: U.S. ethanol output dips... again
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    After falling to its lowest per-day output level in 2011, you might think that ethanol production would rebound. Well, that's not the case as U.S. ethanol production dipped again last week while as export demand depleted stocks by nearly three percent. According to the Energy Information ...

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    U.S. ethanol output dips to lowest level in 2011
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    Blame it on a harvesting delay, but the fact still remains that U.S. ethanol output slipped by 3.4 percent – to 841,000 barrels a day – in late September, the lowest per-day output in 2011. Some say fall maintenance of corn crops are to blame, others claim a delayed harvest is at ...

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    Andersens adding cheaper wheat to corn biomass in its ethanol
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    Andersons, one of the U.S.' major players on the ethanol production scene, has started mixing cheaper soft red winter wheat into its corn-based biofuel. This move, according to Andersons, will drive down costs and lessen demand for corn. Andersons says the soft red winter wheat harvest is ...

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    Why the Senate ethanol vote is less than it seems
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    It's not often that you find environmental writers applauding the actions of Republicans in the Senate, but when 40 Republicans joined 33 Democrats in a bipartisan vote to shut down funding for ethanol subsidies earlier this month, even some on the left were cheering. However, those cheers may be ...

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    Report: Senate approves amendment to end ethanol subsidies
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    Just days ago, we reported that the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol. Now, we're here to convey the message that the Senate actually approved the amendment. Was our initial ...

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    Senate shoots down proposal to end ethanol subsidies
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    Earlier today, the United States Senate rejected an amendment that would have put an end to the $6 billion in tax breaks and subsidies for producers of corn-based ethanol.
    Introduced by Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), the amendment was unable to martial the 60 votes needed to end debate in the ...

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    Is it really possible to have consumers pick which fuel technologies will win?
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    Markets are great – but the true costs of our fuel choices are not reflected in the price There an argument that is often repeated, and sounds pretty logical when you first hear it: we should let consumers pick which fuel technologies win, thus letting the market do its work. President ...

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    Al Gore admits supporting corn ethanol subsidies was a mistake
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    Former Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore has changed his stance concerning ethanol. As vice president, Gore created subsidies for corn-based ethanol. The move, it turns out, was aimed more towards garnering votes for his upcoming presidential run than doing what's best for the ...

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    Byproduct use makes corn ethanol a net energy gain, water use still ignored
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    For the past several years, the answer to the question of whether producing ethanol from corn is a net energy benefit or loss has depended on who you asked. An assortment of studies have come down on both sides of the equation. Michigan State University professor Jake Ferris comes down firmly on ...

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