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    Oil company CEO, Senators asking questions about ethanol mandate, RIN rules

    To paraphrase Valero Energy Company CEO Bill Klesse: Enough already on federal ethanol blend mandates! Klesse has joined efforts with Big Oil colleagues to push back on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to bring E15 – a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent ...

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    Report: Florida repeals law requiring 10% ethanol blend in gasoline

    It looks like ethanol – especially when blended into gasoline – is facing some pushback. Florida has decided to repeal its Renewable Fuel Standard, which had required all gasoline sold in the state to be blended with nine-to-10 percent ethanol or other alternative fuels. Florida ...

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    Report: Big Oil to take EPA's ethanol blend law to Supreme Court

    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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    U.S. ethanol output dips to lowest level in 2011

    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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    Brazil reducing mandatory ethanol blend from 25 to 18 percent

    With Brazil's ethanol prices soaring to new highs, the nation's government has put forth a policy to reduce the mandatory ethanol blend in gasoline to as low as 18 percent. Until now, all gasoline sold in Brazil had to be at least 25 percent ethanol. With ethanol now in short supply, the ...

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    Oil refiners file lawsuit to overturn EPA's E15 approval for 2001-2006 vehicles

    While it's certainly not one of the flashiest legal disputes in the automotive industry, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of E15 (a fuel consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) has convinced the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA), along with ...

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    Over protests, E15 coming to U.S. pumps this summer

    The scuffle over more ethanol in the fuel supply continues, but it looks like gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) will most likely flow out of at least one of the pumps at your local fueling station this summer. What this doesn't mean that E10 gasoline, which has been widely used ...

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    Ricardo finds E15 is no problem for older vehicles

    1997 Pontiac Grand Prix fuel tank
    Last October, the EPA approved the use of E15 (a fuel consisting of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) in 2007 and newer vehicles. Then, this January, the Agency deemed that the biofuel could be safely used in model year 2001-2006 vehicles. However, ...

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    U.S. House votes to stop EPA funding of E15 switch

    Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (286 to 135) to block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using federal money to cover the costs of raising the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 percent (E10) to 15 (E15) percent. Last October, the EPA ...

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    15 groups unite to try and stop the EPA from funding nationwide E15

    The E15 saga continues with more than a dozen trade organizations uniting in an attempt to bar the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from using federal money to cover costs of boosting the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 10 to 15 percent. The 15 organizations, some of which have obvious ...

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    Super E10 hits fuel pumps in Germany

    Starting January 1, 2011, German drivers were presented with the option to fuel up their vehicles with Super E10, a biofuel with 10 percent ethanol. Previously, German gas stations had only offered fuel with up to five percent ethanol content. The addition of Super E10 is part of nation's long-term ...

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    Vinod Khosla speaks out against corn ethanol subsidies

    Venture capitalist and biofuel supporter Vinod Khosla wrote, "The time has now come for us to stop subsidizing corn ethanol" arguing that "subsidies should be a short-term, and not a permanent measure, used for five to seven years after a technology first starts scaling in order to allow it to ...

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    EPA delays decision on E15 use in 2001-2006 model-year vehicles

    When the EPA approved the use of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol content (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles in mid-October, critics immediately chimed in with a wave of concerns. Some argued that drivers would have a difficult time discerning which fuel to pump into their ...

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    Report: EPA sued by food and farm groups over E15 fuel approval

    Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of E15, a 15-percent ethanol and 85-percent gasoline blend, in vehicles from model year 2007 and newer. Now, nine food and farm groups, along with the American Petroleum Institute, are suing the EPA over this decision. According ...

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    For your consideration: EPA's E15 warning label

    When the EPA approved gasoline with 15 percent ethanol content (E15) for Model Year 2007 and newer vehicles last week, it set off a wave of criticism that drivers would have trouble at the pump discerning which fuel was right for their tank. After all, everyone from police to thieves have wrongly ...

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    With E15 on the horizon, Valero, refiners are hesitant

    The fight over the ethanol blend in the U.S.' gasoline continues to wage on, even after yesterday's EPA decision that E15 will be fine in post-2007 vehicles. Last month, a study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) concluded that E15 would be just fine for older vehicles on the ...

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    Ethanol raising hackles: fight over upping gas to E15 continues

    The fight over upping the ethanol blend in America's gasoline continues with an entire series of salvos from the different camps. What's at stake is raising the amount of ethanol blended into the gasoline supply from a maximum of 10 percent today (making fuel known as E10) to either E12 or ...

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    Study: E15 ethanol blend will be fine for older (1994-2001) automobiles

    Who knew a little bit of biofuel could be so contentious? The brouhaha over changing the national ethanol blend level from 10 percent to 15 (so, going from E10 to E15) has brought out the knives, with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) saying the EPA's delay is a dereliction of duty while ...

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    American Process Inc. launches cellulosic ethanol project in Michigan

    Yet another cellulosic ethanol project launched recently, this time in Alpena, MI with Governor Jennifer Granholm on hand for the ribbon cutting. The facility will be run by American Process Incorporated (API) and will produce ethanol from waste materials produced by an adjacent hardwood plant ...

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    Ethanol industry finds voice on E12

    Now that we've covered the ethanol-related debate surrounding a move from E10 to E15 from almost every angle, it's time to move on to a discussion about E12. With the Environmental Protection Agency choosing to postpone its decision regarding E15 until further testing can be conducted, an interim ...


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