Follow the bouncing ball of ethanol policy

Environmental Economics

  EPA’s mismanagement of SREs has created an artificial cap on domestic demand for ethanol and driven RIN values to near-zero, which weakens the incentive for retailers to offer higher blends. I'm just going to leave this here. I have no idea where to start.

How Ethanol Differs From Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

Domestically produced, ethanol is a […]. Biofuels How Ethanol Differs From GasolineAs a green-living enthusiast, you’re likely familiar with the environmental effects of traditional gasoline.

Ethanol: Myths and Realities

Living Green & Saving Energy

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Aguanomics: American politicians sacrifice citizens for ethanol

Environmental Economics

David Zetland: I've opposed subsidies to corn production and ethanol blending mandates for many years ( this and this argument ), but these disastrous programs continue to destroy the environment, destabilize agricultural commodity markets, and raise the price of food for the world's poorest. Forty percent of the US corn crop is going into ethanol , which means no buffer capacity for production shocks elsewhere.

Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ethanol saves oil and reduces pollution, or so we are being told. Ethanol, one of the so-called biofuels, the other is biodiesel, is produced, primarily, especially in the USA, from corn (maize), with biodiesel, mainly, being made from palm oil. And then more fuel, in the form of energy, is required for the processing of the maize into ethanol, followed by yet more fuel to get the ethanol to the filling stations.

Banned Four Loko Drink Turned Into Ethanol Fuel

Sustainability Ninja

ounces of ethanol alcohol. That means that every four cases could produce a little more than a gallon of ethanol alcohol. that recycles ethanol, which is what they intend to do with the banned beverages. Eco News four loko banned four loko ethanol four loko fuelEvery can of the now banned Four Loko makes about 2.8

The Case For and Against Ethanol

Green Home Blog

Ever since commercial production of corn-based ethanol first began – in 2004 in Canada and about 2008 in the United States – there have been highly vocal proponents and opponents. The first cite ethanol’s cleaner burn and a reduction of greenhouse gases and particulates.

Daily demand and supply: ethanol (i.e., theory of 17th best)

Environmental Economics

" This stuff happens all the time and we need to just get accustomed to it: Nearly 10 percent of the nation’s ethanol plants have stopped production over the past year, in part because the drought that has ravaged much of the nation’s crops pushed commodity prices so high that ethanol has become too expensive to produce. A dip in gasoline consumption has compounded the industry’s problem by reducing the demand for ethanol.

Side effect of the ethanol mandate?

Environmental Economics

Fire officials said three of the cars that derailed were tankers that each carried 30,000 gallons of ethanol. Firefighters now hope to extinguish within a few hours the fire that has burned since a train derailed and exploded early today just south of the Ohio State Exposition Center, shooting flames that illuminated the night sky. Those were the cars that were primarily involved in the explosion and fire. via www.dispatch.com.

Can we blame this on ethanol too?

Environmental Economics

Pheasant economics ( NY Times ): The pheasant, once king of Iowa’s nearly half-a-billion-dollar hunting industry, is vanishing from the state. Surveys show that the population in 2012 was the second lowest on record, 81 percent below the average over the past four decades. The loss, pheasant hunters say, is both economic and cultural. It stems from several years of excessively damp weather and animal predators.

Ethanol will spike Popcorn Price!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

OON RAPIDS, Iowa – A tractor trailer rig rumbles into the Tall Corn Ethanol plant. Instead of white lightnin', the brew is converted to ethanol, a fuel that makes money for farmers and is seen as a possible solution to today's high oil and gas prices. ethanol.

On the end of ethanol subsidies

Environmental Economics

Which aren't ending: On the ethanol subsidy, critics wanted to eliminate, as of July 1, the 45-cent-per-gallon tax credit offered to refiners for using the corn-based fuel at an estimated cost of nearly $6 billion a year. Those who opposed him, while acknowledging that the ethanol subsidies are likely to be eased out eventually, said it would be disruptive to the agricultural and fuel markets to make a sudden change. “We

Quote of the Day: On ethanol mandates and gas prices

Environmental Economics

"Right now, [corn price's through ethanol] impact on gasoline is that it's adding to the cost.It pales in comparison to the impact of crude on gasoline, but it's among the non-crude items that has pushed up the price lately." " via www.weather.com.

Purifying Ethanol for Alcohol

Eco Friendly Daily

We all know that ethanol is being used in fuels; however, scientists are now researching the possibilities of using it as alcohol for beverages, pharmaceuticals, and personal care products.

Ethanol Industry Sues California

Green Living Ideas

The Federal government is asking the fuel industry to incrementally raise the levels of ethanol in the country’s gas. The California Air Resources Board counts indirect GHG’s created in the production of [.] [ Ethanol Industry Sues California from Green Living Ideas ]. low carbon fuel standard Minnesota Corn and Soybean Growers the American Coalition for Ethanol the Renewable Fuels Association the Rocky Mountain Farmers union

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. “It makes sense for Beijing to look closely at ethanol.

Daily Demand and Supply: But at least we get ethanol*

Environmental Economics

Corn makes up more than two-thirds of chicken feed and corn prices hit an all-time high in 2012, due to two reasons: last summer’s drought and pressure from a federal government requirement that mandates 40 percent of our corn crop be turned into in the form of ethanol.”.   Darn those ethanol mandates and global warming. According to a press release posted Tuesday on the official website of the National Chicken Council in Washington, D.C.,

How to Make Ethanol

Eco Friendly Daily

Ethanol is also known as ethyl alcohol and grain alcohol. In yet another example of his forward thinking (he also pioneered soy as a sustainable fibre for clothing), Henry Ford designed the first version of his Model T Ford to run on ethanol.

Ethanol will spike Popcorn Price!!!

Eco Friendly Daily

OON RAPIDS, Iowa – A tractor trailer rig rumbles into the Tall Corn Ethanol plant. Instead of white lightnin', the brew is converted to ethanol, a fuel that makes money for farmers and is seen as a possible solution to today's high oil and gas prices. ethanol.

"Can we finally get the ethanol mandate monkey off of our backs?"

Environmental Economics

Drought, extreme weather, and other factors combine to increase corn prices, and one of those factors is the federal ethanol mandate/renewable fuels requirement implemented over 20 years ago (as an oxygenate requirement) and extended in 2005. This year’s drought has been painful and costly, but if in the process it leads to the demise of ethanol subsidies,  boutique fuels , and the renewable fuels standard, that’s what I call a silver lining.

2 Sides To The Ethanol Food Crisis: What is Ethanol?

Eco Friendly Daily

There are two sides to almost every story, even when it comes to the truth about Ethanol. Is Ethanol really greener? What is Ethanol? In short, Ethanol is an alternative fuel derived from plants. Ethanol rapidly biodegrades in water and soil.

Sugarcane ethanol already meets California low carbon fuel standard, says Brazilian Sugarcane Association

Green (Living) Review

Industry comments submitted to California Air Resources Board underscore sugarcane ethanol's recognized carbon reduction levels By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), according to comments submitted today by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). Sugarcane ethanol has a verifiable reduction in greenhouse gases of 90% compared to gasoline.

2 Sides To The Ethanol Food Crisis: Fueling the Food Crisis

Eco Friendly Daily

Now that you have read What is Ethanol: Part One, you know what Ethanol is and how it is made, but did you know there is an ongoing debate about Ethanol’s part in today food crisis and high prices? Take Ethanol for example, is Ethanol really fueling the Food Crisis?

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. “It makes sense for Beijing to look closely at ethanol.

Ethanol production consumed 861 billion gallons of water in '07

Green (Living) Review

by Michel Smith (Veshengro) It would appear that, in some way, the reason that everyone was getting all angry about ethanol in 2008 was all for the wrong reason. But, this year, a Congressional Budget Office report has concluded that only a small percentage of the increase in food prices was due to ethanol. But that doesn't mean we should all jump back on the ethanol bandwagon. The study says that ethanol production required about 861 billion gallons of water.

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HCL Clean Tech Finds Sugar for Ethanol in Mississippi Woods

Green Prophet

And he remembered that there was a German process [for] taking wood chips and hydrolyzing them to sugars and making ethanol from them.”. Cleantech, Science & Technology biofuel ethanol Israel United States

Less Driving + More Ethanol = Less Energy

Sightline Daily

But the two issues—declining gas consumption, increasing ethanol consumption—actually interact in interesting ways. Ethanol has about one-third less energy per gallon than gasoline does.

E-Fuel MicroFueler Makes Ethanol From Old Beer

Green Living Ideas

The E-Fuel MicroFueler is a still that turns waste products into 100% ethanol that you can put directly into your car- and it does it in a tank you can store at your home. The 250 gallon holding tank converts organic feedstock, including wine and beer, into ethanol through a still inside [.] [ E-Fuel MicroFueler Makes Ethanol From Old Beer from Green Living Ideas ].

Ethanol Production Slows In United States

Eco Friendly Daily

Ethanol, once touted as an energy solution, is in overabundance in the United States. Due to the current economic crisis and people driving less, plants are shutting down and refiners are buying less ethanol. However, refiners are now purchasing the minimum amounts of ethanol.

Ethanol Producers Concerned About Antibiotic Regulation

Green Living Ideas

Antibiotic overuse concerns the health care industry, as bacterial infections have become resistant to them, but why are ethanol producers concerned? Ethanol Producers Concerned About Antibiotic Regulation. Tags: Ethanol alternative fuels antibiotics ethanol by-products FDA food prices health United States What do antibiotics have to do with making fuel from corn?

Ethanol Fuel – The Controversy Behind It

Eco Friendly Daily

As oil reserves run out, petrol prices rise and the climate continues to change, people are increasingly looking towards ethanol fuel as a potential solution to all of these problems. Ethanol is more commonly known as the alcohol found in alcoholic drinks.

Breakthrough Technology Converts CO2 to Ethanol without Biomass

Green Living Ideas

Joule Biotechnologies has announced that it can [.] [ Breakthrough Technology Converts CO2 to Ethanol without Biomass from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol biofuel CO2 diesel fuel Technology Producing fuel out of thin air sounds like a pipe dream, but a new process from a biofuel company promises to be able to turn CO2 and sunlight into fuel, bypassing the current need for large amounts of agricultural land and water to produce biomass feedstock.

New, Less Expensive Method For Producing Ethanol Discovered

Eco Friendly Daily

This is called cellulosic ethanol and the process to create it is known and used, but expensive. The current way in which to produce cellulosic ethanol often involves enzymes which are expensive. Biofuels are a hot topic when discussing alternative fuel methods.

E85 Fuel: Is It Worth Buying?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Probably not since the mileage is about 30% less than 10% ethanol blends. Biofuels reduce fossil fuels renewable energy biofuel E85 ethanol as a fuelE85 Fuel: Is It Worth Buying?

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Ethanol-Green Fuel or Food Scarcity for the Poor

Celsias

Putting ethanol instead of gasoline in your tank saves oil and is probably no worse for the environment than burning gasoline. Ethanol is considered a major biofuel. Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made by fermenting and distilling

New Facilities In Midwest Could Produce Ethanol; Support Farmers

Eco Friendly Daily

New facilities in the Midwest are hoping to increase ethanol production for the United States and profit for farmers. Companies are hoping to turn materials such as corn cobs into plentiful ethanol.

Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First

Green Living Ideas

Ethanol production has its detractors in those who point out the inefficiencies of the process and the use of agricultural land and water involved, but a new process may help to change some of that. Soaking the kernels of corn before grinding them in ethanol production results in more ethanol and usable [.] [ Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol Biofuels Cereal Chemistry corn fermentation

Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First

Green Living Ideas

Ethanol production has its detractors in those who point out the inefficiencies of the process and the use of agricultural land and water involved, but a new process may help to change some of that. Soaking the kernels of corn before grinding them in ethanol production results in more ethanol and usable [.] [ Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Ethanol Biofuels Cereal Chemistry corn fermentation

US Ethanol Producers Turn to Corn Oil

Celsias

ethanol producers to turn to the extraction and production of corn oil. Corn oil, extracted during the production of ethanol, is used mostly to make biodiesel and animal feed, and it can also be used for cooking. A slowing growth in demand has caused several major U.S. Companies including Valero Energy Corp., Green Plains Renewable , and South Dakota-based POET LLC , have invested in equipment to produce corn oil at several of their existing facilities in the Midwest.

Aromatic ethanol based portable fireplace to ward off the cold

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In a world where natural resources are dwindling, it’s important that alternatives are sought to lessen the burden on the environment, which is why this portable fireplace that runs on ethanol comes as such a welcome sight. Portable Ethanol Fireplace. Portable Ethanol Fireplace.

Debate Over Ethanol Subsidies Heats Up in Washington

Celsias

farmers growing crops for ethanol production. In a key vote Tuesday on Capitol Hill the Senate blocked a measure that would have immediately ended both federal subsidies and protective tariffs for corn-based ethanol fuel.

White Rot Fungus Boosts Ethanol Production From Corn Stalks, Cobs and Leaves

Celsias

Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves – rather than corn itself – to produce ethanol to extend supplies of gasoline.

Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First

Green Living Ideas

Ethanol production has its detractors in those who point out the inefficiencies of the process and the use of agricultural land and water involved, but a new process may help to change some of that. Soaking the kernels of corn before grinding them in ethanol production results in more ethanol and usable [.] [ Ethanol Yields Increased 20% by Soaking Corn First from Green Living Ideas