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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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    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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    Report: Ferrari FF converted to run on bio-ethanol packs 875 hp
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    There are drawbacks to every kind of alternative to burning fossil fuels in our cars. Electric cars don't have enough range. Hybrids are burdened with what essentially boils down to two parallel powertrains. Hydrogen is limited to where it is available. Bio-ethanol has its own drawbacks, but ...

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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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    Report: 30-year-old corn ethanol subsidy nixed by Washington
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    Corn-based ethanol is a controversial fuel in its own right, and a long-standing government subsidy for blending the biofuel with gasoline has been an additional source of consternation over the last 30 years. The United States Congress wrapped up its work for 2011 without extending the ...

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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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    T. Boone Pickens has a federal subsidy beef with the Koch brothers over natural gas, ethanol
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    Since the summer, natural gas supporter T. Boone Pickens (pictured) has been in an energy fight with the Koch brothers. Think of it as a battle of the conservative billionaires to see who can get more money from the federal government. According to the Des Moines Register, Pickens has been ...

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    Report: Wait, you mean E85 isn't already an alternative fuel?
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    You would think something like defining a biofuel as an alternative to gasoline – something that seems so obvious a few years ago – would be a simple process. Turns out it's not. Did you know that E85, a blend of 15 percent gasoline and 85 percent ethanol, is not technically an ...

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    Report: Ethanol industry claims victory as McCain withdraws amendment against blender pump subsidies
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    The ethanol industry is claiming victory with its stoppage of John McCain's (R-AZ) amendment to an agriculture appropriations bill that would've prevented the government from subsidizing E85 blender pumps. Senator McCain proposed the amendment on October 17, but quickly withdrew it on October 19 ...

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    Report: John McCain gives ethanol blender pump subsidies a big 'no'
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    Back in April, the Obama administration announced that it will offer incentives to gasoline stations that install E85 (a fuel consisting of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) blender pumps. This proposal, according to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, was put forth in an effort to get ...

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    Report: Coalition for E85 pushing for extension of biofuel subsidies
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    Objections to fossil fuel subsidies have not halted the forming of a coalition to push for the extension of E85 credits. Dubbed the Coalition for E85, the group consists of retailers, producers, equipment manufacturers, and others who have joined forces to urge the federal government to extend the ...

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    More corn now going to ethanol than animal feed
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    For good or ill, a lot of what Americans eat is made of corn. It's not just the obvious ears alongside your main course, it's the sweetener in your drinks and to a large extent the meat on your sandwich. Corn is a viable crop across a large swath of the United States, and thanks to both modern ...

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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: 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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    Ford adds E85 Flexifuel to Focus lineup in Europe
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    Ford of Europe will make two additional powertrain options for the Focus available in the near future: the PowerShift automatic with dual dry-clutch technology and a Flexifuel, E85-burning 1.6-liter Duratec engine. Ford says ...

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    E85 fuels Muscle Milk Aston Martin win at Michelin Green X Challenge
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    Over the past weekend, the Muscle Milk Aston Martin captured its fourth consecutive victory in the prototype category in Michelin Green's X Challenge at Mid-Ohio, almost guaranteeing the vehicle's entry in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. Prototypes competing in the Michelin Green X Challenge are ...

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    Number of alternative fuel vehicles in U.S. fleets up 7% in 2009
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    Slowly but surely, the number of vehicles in America that can burn something other than just gasoline is growing. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the number of alternative fuel vehicles in U.S. fleets in 2009 was 826,318, up approximately 7 percent from 2008. Why ...

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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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