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    Report: EPA denies ethanol waiver requested by governors and farm groups
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    Ten governors and a coalition of farm groups were upset on Friday to see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deny requests that corn production requirements be waived. While corn farmers were likely glad to see the ruling, farmers in the poultry, hog and cattle industries were not. They're ...

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    Report: EPA requiring 4-gallon minimum purchase at E15 ethanol blender pumps
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    The battle over E15 – that mix of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline – has apparently taken an unexpected turn. Following months of discussion about the safety of E15, the biofuel went on sale at a gas station in Kansas last month. We heard that that station was requiring ...

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    Ethanol company CEO says the biofuel is a "most hated" industry
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    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The ethanol industry in the U.S. has gotten billions in farm subsidies and has been praised by politicians of both major parties, but the recent bad press has not only led to the end of 30 years of corn subsidies to make the biofuel, but also for the entire ...

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    Official: Kansas Petroleum Council warns drivers against pumping E15
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    Here are the facts: currently, E15, the newly approved higher blend of ethanol (15 percent) in gasoline (85 percent), is only on sale at one fuel station in the U.S. That Kansas gas station, as we noted last week, requires buyers to purchase at lease four gallons of the fuel at a time, so as to ...

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    Report: E15 now available, at one lone gas station in Kansas
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    A Phillips 66 gas-station in Kansas is the first in the U.S. to offer gas with a 15 percent blend of ethanol – aka E15 – to non-flex fuel vehicles, the New York Times reports. The station will have a formal opening next week. The Phillips 66 is located in Lawrence, KS, about 15 miles ...

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    Official: EPA officially approves E15 for sale in U.S.
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    Putting E15 (a mix of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) on sale in the U.S. has been all but official since April, when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications to make E15. Now, "all but official" has become official, with the EPA giving approval for ...

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    Study: Automaker-backed study sounds the alarm against E15
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    Another day, another opinion on the feasibility of E15. This time, a group called the Coordinating Research Council released a study saying that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to push for allowing gas with a 15-percent ethanol blend (aka E15) to be sold to the general public ...

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    Report: E15 brings many questions, no consensus on widespread use
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    For some drivers, ethanol-blended fuels such as E15 and E85 generate the same kind of confusion as stalactites and stalagmites do for high school geography students. Now, E15, which is fuel sold with a 15 percent blend of ethanol, is creating confusion all on its own. That's what the Minneapolis ...

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    When it comes to infrastructure, EVs are easier to charge than E85 is to pump
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    Quick, which is easier to find: a public charging station for an electric vehicle or a station that offers E85? Despite the much larger number of flex-fuel vehicles on the road, it turns out that when you bring the fight down to electricity vs. ethanol, EV drivers have nearly a 2-1 edge. Based ...

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    Report: Canceling ethanol subsidy likely to raise the price of gas at the pump
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    That falling ball in Times Square didn't just signal the end of 2011, it was also the death knell for thirty years of ethanol subsidies. That in turn could signal an abrupt rise in prices at the pump. By failing to vote in an extension, Congress allowed the $0.45 per gallon production subsidy to ...

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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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    Report: Hold the biofuel: OPEI files legal challenge against EPA-approved E15
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    The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced it will legally challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's "Regulation to Mitigate Misfueling" rule. OPEI says this rule – added by the EPA to address concerns of incorrectly using E15 in lawnmowers, chainsaws, motorcycles, ...

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    Report: U.S. to beat Brazil as world's leading ethanol exporter
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    Lagging U.S. sales of E85, lax trade restrictions and Brazil's worst sugarcane harvest of the last decade will allow the United States to overtake the South American nation as the world's leading ethanol exporter during the second half of 2011, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) ...

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    U.S. ethanol production falls a bit, but is still up compared to 2010 numbers
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    U.S. ethanol production fell 3.5 percent for the week ending July 8, down 32,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the prior week. Ethanol producers shouldn't worry much, since this is up six percent from the same time frame in 2010 and most biofuel refineries in the U.S. are reporting profitable ...

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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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    Study finds insignificant fuel consumption change between E5, E10
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    A study conducted by VTT Technical Research Center of Finland indicates that there's only a very slight change in overall fuel consumption between commercial-grade E10 (fuel made up of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline) and E5 (a biofuel with five percent ethanol and 95 percent gasoline) ...

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    RFA says ethanol saved Americans 89 cents at the pump in 2010
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    In early May, Iowa State University and the University of Wisconsin released a study indicating that in 2010, the blending of ethanol with gasoline reduced pump prices by an average of $0.89 per gallon. This is a $0.25 increase in savings thanks to the extra ethanol produced last year. In addition, ...

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    Countdown to Earth Day: What's up with this ethanol in gasoline?
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    When gassing up your vehicle, you've likely noticed a sticker on the pump that reads "this fuel may contain up to ten percent ethanol" or something similar. Have you ever asked yourself, "what's up with this ethanol in gasoline?" Well, get ready 'cause we've dug up an answer. Way back in 1992, ...

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    Brazil imports record amount of ethanol in 1st quarter; almost all from U.S.
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    Brazil, the world's ethanol superpower, has had to import unprecedented volumes of the biofuel from December of 2010 through March of 2011. Due to a culmination of factors – an insufficient 2010 harvest, weak expectations for the 2011 growing season and booming domestic demand – ...

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    Canada's Suncor Energy ready to double ethanol output at St. Clair plant
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    With the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 (a fuel consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) it's fitting that Canada-based Suncor Energy Inc. has completed the expansion of its St. Clair Ethanol Plant in Ontario, effectively doubling the facility's ...

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