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    Report: Congress could lower alt-fuel requirements in new Open Fuel Standard Act

    Congress is considering a revised version of the Open Fuel Standard Act, an Act that was originally introduced two years ago but failed to pass. Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill that would require more and more new vehicles to be able ...

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    Exclusive: SAE Congress: Modified Chrysler Tigershark 2.0 engine previews E85-capable 2014 Dart

    On the floor at the SAE World Congress at Cobo Hall this week sits a 2.0-liter Tigershark engine. Parts have been cut away and there are pretty colored lights inside, but the cool part – if you're interested in biofuels, anyway – is how the engine has been modified to turn the Dodge ...

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    Propel Fuels wants to reinvent gas stations as 'Clean Mobility Centers'

    Propel Fuels has opened up a refueling station in Fresno, CA, that's much more than just a gas station. It's a "Clean Mobility Center" that offers E85 and biodiesel from local producers along with conventional fuels, letting drivers make their own choices. Yet it's much than a fueling station ...

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    Propel Fuels adding hundreds of biofuel stations soon

    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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    Official: Hyundai HB20 a Brazil-exclusive flex-fuel car, coming in October

    The Brazilian Hyundai subsidiary has launched a Brazil-only flex-fuel model called the HB20. It will be manufactured at its new plant in Piracicaba, Brazil, which starts production September 20 ahead of an early October sales launch. Hyundai decided to bring its first Brazil-exclusive car to ...

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    Report: Ferrari FF converted to run on bio-ethanol packs 875 hp

    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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    House members introduce technology-neutral Open Fuel Standard Act

    "This technology-neutral Open Fuel Standard is a key step to break the cycle of pain at the pump," says Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD). Bartlett, along with a bipartisan group of House members led by Congressmen John Shimkus (R-IL), and including Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Steve Israel (D-NY), ...

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    Government to offer gas stations incentives for installing E85 pumps

    Last Friday, 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) pumps as part of the government's effort to boost the use of biofuels. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said that ...

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    Report: Automaker group voices concerns over federal ethanol legislation

    Lawmakers and car manufacturers often find themselves on opposite ends of debates, and a proposed mandate to make most vehicles E85 capable only proves that point. The Detroit News reports that Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has sponsored a bill that would force automakers to make 90 percent of ...

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    Ethanol industry claims the biofuel directly supports 70,000 jobs

    You've probably noticed that a growing numbers of vehicles are labeled with a Flex Fuel badge, indicating that the car or truck is capable of burning E85 – a blend of 85-percent ethanol and 15-percent gasoline. Even without that badge, today's vehicles have no problem running on E10 – ...

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    2011 Buick Regal Turbo features flex-fuel capability

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In May of 2010, General Motors announced that all 2011 Buick Regals, including the Turbo model, would offer flex-fuel capability. Now, The General wants potential buyers to know that the Buick Regal Turbo, with its ...

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    Kia rolls out ethanol-gasoline powered Soul Flex

    The latest version of the Kia Soul, unveiled just days ago in Brazil, adds even more flexibility to the mix. Appropriately called the Soul Flex, this vehicle's ability to run on any ethanol-gasoline mixture, be it 100 percent gasoline or straight ethanol, is its main draw. Kia claims that the ...

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    GM says Gulf oil spill "strengthens focus on alternative fuels"

    In a post on GM's FastLane Blog, technical fellow Candace Wheeler sums up The General's thoughts in these post-Gulf oil spill times this way:

    As I watched the events affecting our nation's coastline, my resolve is stronger than ever – we must focus our efforts on alternative fuels. We need ...

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    Will flex-fuel vehicles survive when CAFE credits dissappear in 2016?

    It could be argued that flex-fuel vehicles are simply a product of government subsidies and the automotive industry's self-conjured up image of environmental saviors. What does this mean? Well, vehicles capable of running E85 receive CAFE credits that help automakers offset some of their less ...

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    Ford on track to reach goal of doubling flex-fuel vehicle production

    Turn back the clock to 2006, when Ford Motor Company announced it was taking flex-fuel vehicles seriously. That year, the company built 185,000 autos that could run on gasoline, ethanol or any combination of the two up to E85 (85 percent ethanol). Ford also pledged that the company's production of ...

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    All 2011 Buick Regals to be flex-fuel capable from this fall

    2011 Buick Regal Turbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Starting this fall, all new 2011 Buick Regals will have flex-fuel capability. The first boatloads of Regals from Germany have begun rolling off at the docks in New Jersey this past week and are being sent out to dealers. The ...

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    Report: All Bentley Continental models going flex-fuel in June

    2010 Bentley Continental Supersports – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It may not be the most interesting news you read all week, but we now have a date at which all Bentley Continentals will be able to gulp down whiskey with the best of 'em: June. Well, not exactly whiskey, but ...

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    Geneva Preview: Bentley Supersports Convertible, all Continentals get E85 compatibility

    Bentley Continental Supersports convertible – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, Bentley took its first tentative step toward being ever-so-slightly greener with the introduction of the Continental Supersports coupe. The Supersports was a ...

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    Not Done Yet: Hummer H3, H3T get biofuel capability, new colors for 2010

    2010 Hummer H3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Can a Hummer be green? The brand that most obviously represents American excess in the minds of environmentalists – though Hummer's vehicles aren't actually any worse than any other large SUV – has seemingly been fighting off its ...

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    Honda starts building flex-fuel City sedan in Brazil

    Here in North America, the only non-gasoline fueled cars offered by Honda are the natural gas-powered Civic GX and the hydrogen-fueled FCX Clarity. You can buy diesel-powered Hondas in Europe and, in Brazil, ethanol is the preferred alternative. Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda has just launched ...


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