How Ethanol Differs From Gasoline

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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. For years, we have been told that the gasoline used to power the engines in our cars is doing damage to our planet; and it is true. However, there is an alternative to this fossil fuel.

Banned Four Loko Drink Turned Into Ethanol Fuel

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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

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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.

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.

The Case For and Against Ethanol

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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. This faction also argues that corn-based ethanol is simply a “ feel good ” endeavor that allows liberals to pat themselves on the back. Returning to the subject of corn ethanol, the U.S.

Ethanol Producers Concerned About Antibiotic Regulation

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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?

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

Environmental Economics

the increase in the cost of corn, in tandem with other factors, has resulted in fewer birds produced overall. Chicken companies produced about one percent fewer birds last year, due in large part to record high corn and feed prices,” Bill Roenigk, chief economist and market analyst, was quoted as saying. He added, “Simply put, less corn equals higher feed costs, which means fewer birds produced.”.   Darn those ethanol mandates and global warming.

New, Less Expensive Method For Producing Ethanol Discovered

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However, many wish to see biofuels produced from the waste of crops like corn, not the corn itself. 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. However, a more cost-effective way of producing the ethanol may have been discovered by a duo of researchers at the University of Wisconsin.

New Facilities In Midwest Could Produce Ethanol; Support Farmers

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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. However, this refuse could be turned into ethanol with the help of cellulosic ethanol plants. With the diverse array of materials available to produce ethanol, the Renewable Fuels Association feels there is great promise for these plants.

How to Make Ethanol

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Ethanol is also known as ethyl alcohol and grain alcohol. According to the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, it can be defined as a “clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic, agreeable odour” It is also a high-performance motor fuel that produces far cleaning burning exhaust emissions than standard gasoline or diesel fuelled engines. The first thing that amateur ethanol producers need is a good source of raw fuel or feedstock.

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

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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. Such a move would indicate crucial political support for investment in the production, import and distribution of the biofuel in China and could have an impact on world ethanol prices, which experts say will soon peak on current consumption patterns.

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

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There are two sides to almost every story, even when it comes to the truth about Ethanol. Is Ethanol really greener? There is very little black and white about the Ethanol debate, but there is plenty of propaganda for and against Ethanol to leave the average consumers undecided about the truth. What is Ethanol? In short, Ethanol is an alternative fuel derived from plants. Ethanol rapidly biodegrades in water and soil.

HCL Clean Tech Finds Sugar for Ethanol in Mississippi Woods

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HCL Clean Tech was founded in 2007, basing its technology on experiments by accused Nazi collaborator Friedrich Bergius, who shared the 1931 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Carl Bosch for innovating a process for producing synthetic fuel from coal. 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

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. POET can continue to produce ethanol with cheap grain, but we don’t want to lose our family farmers. I'm just going to leave this here. I have no idea where to start.

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? They argue that by placing “pressure on global supplies of edible crops, the surge in ethanol production will translate into higher prices for both processed and staple foods around the world.

Breakthrough Technology Converts CO2 to Ethanol without Biomass

Green Living Ideas

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. 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

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.

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. Such a move would indicate crucial political support for investment in the production, import and distribution of the biofuel in China and could have an impact on world ethanol prices, which experts say will soon peak on current consumption patterns.

California beet farmers to construct a massive bio refinery for producing ethanol

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In a conscientious turn of events, the farmers have embarked on an ambitious endeavor to grow sugar beets for supplying a local bio refinery, which would produce commercial ethanol for the state of California. This proposal entails the starting of a small scale bio refinery, which would be capable of producing 1 million gallons of ethanol from 250 acres of beets harvested in a year round cycle.

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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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. The vast majority of ethanol that is used for drinking and in fuels is produced by the fermentation of sugars. The final process is to remove the water present in the mixture produced by fermentation.

Aromatic ethanol based portable fireplace to ward off the cold

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Electric heaters, meanwhile, may not produce smoke, but they need electricity to operate. 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. Portable Ethanol Fireplace With An Aroma Diffuser.

Ancient Microbes Could Help Produce Biofuels

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Producing ethanol from the cellulose in plant material may end up being be a part of the solution to humanity’s energy woes, but right now the process is expensive, slow and inefficient. They found that one strain, discovered in an Italian volcano, produces enzymes that break down the cell walls of plants, releasing the sugars within that can then be converted into ethanol.

Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher | Living Green and.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher by greenwise on February 22, 2011 Biofuels are produced in the USA largely from corn. Even soft drinks and certain processed foods are affected because corn is used as the raw material to produce high fructose corn syrup, used as a sweetener. US mandates for ethanol require 12.6

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

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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. Yebo Li and colleagues explain that corn ethanol supplies are facing a crunch because corn is critical for animal feed and food.

Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Leaders: Three Big Dawgs in Biofuels by greenwise on December 14, 2010 The biofuels industry has received a lot of attention for the up and coming small companies, many of whom are developing novel technologies to produce bio-based alternatives to gasoline. DuPont has formed a partnership with the major enzyme producer Danisco.

Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Biofuels Production Pushing Food Costs Higher by greenwise on February 22, 2011 Biofuels are produced in the USA largely from corn. Even soft drinks and certain processed foods are affected because corn is used as the raw material to produce high fructose corn syrup, used as a sweetener. US mandates for ethanol require 12.6

Q: What do you get when you cross environmentalists with Tea Partiers?*

Environmental Economics

A: Common ground on the bad environmental economics of the ethanol mandate. The summary: This week, the EPA is expected to announce changes to the ethanol mandate, a 2007 law that requires energy companies to mix billions of gallons of ethanol into gasoline and diesel fuels. After six years in the mix, corn-based ethanol has lost its popularity, and a diverse group of critics is calling for the law's repeal. And who is the American Coalition for Ethanol?

Bill Clinton tells Brazil “Biofuels produced at the expense of tropical forests are no victory”

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Bill Clinton said at the Ethanol Summit 2009 with reference to Brazil that being a world leader in ethanol production is no victory if it is coupled with escalating carbon emissions from deforestation President Clinton was quoted at saying: “What people are worried about Brazil is not whether you have the most efficient biofuel in the world.everybody knows that is true. That land we should use to produce food for people to eat and not fuel for cars and truck.

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How Fast Fashion is Being Converted Into Jet Fuel

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With help from Osaka University, Jeplan has developed a means of extracting cotton fiber from old clothes and converting them into biofuel, namely, ethanol. With the rise of “fast fashion,” developed countries buy and produce more clothes than ever. Engineers use an enzyme to decompose and convert the cotton fibers down to glucose, then ferment the glucose to produce ethanol. Remember, the US alone produces 14 million tons of used clothes a year.).

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Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

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The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks , the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel , is not a new idea. But Faiad has found a high yield catalyst, aluminosilicate catalyst, that breaks down plastic waste producing gaseous products like methane, propane and ethane, which are then converted into ethanol to use as biofuel. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Alexandria biofuel cellulose Egypt ethanol jatropha research

Put a Zebra in Your Tank: A Chemical Crapshoot?

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Processors have made ethanol from cornstarch and sugar for decades, but using food products to make biofuel raises demand for staple commodities like corn and seed oils with disastrous impact to the food chain. Cow, camel and goat guts host microbes which produce cellulose-chomping enzymes to get the job done. Called cellulase, these enzymes can be lab-produced, but they aren’t cheap: processors often rely on government subsidies to offset costs.

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Wood Might Not Be So Green After All

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The idea is that wood can be used to produce ethanol, as well as providing the raw materials for carbon fibres (used for reinforcing polymers) and plastics. Cellulosic ethanol is seen as a future path for alternative fuel production, depending on biochemical methods. This ethanol plant uses acid processing and waste wood from construction. In addition, the government is promoting other ethanol sources, such as waste vegetation from agriculture.

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Israeli Fuel Company Tries Out Gasoline – Methanol Fuel Mixture

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Many gas stations in the US incorporate ethanol into their blends, all the way to fuel made from human and animal “poop” More recently, there’s been biofuel made from recycled McDonald’s fast food cooking oils which flew their UAE fleet vehicles more than 800,000 miles! According to Dor Chemical chemical engineers, methanol burns cleaner than ordinary gasoline and is also cheaper to produce.

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Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

I don't have enough chalkboard to draw all of the demand-supply diagrams:  At issue is whether to suspend a five-year-old federal mandate requiring more ethanol in gasoline each year, a policy that has diverted almost half of the domestic corn supply from animal feedlots to ethanol refineries, driven up corn prices and plantings and created a desperate competition for corn as drought grips the nation’s farm belt.

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Quote of the Day: Hey, that sounds familiar!

Environmental Economics

"If we're using ethanol for environmental benefits, for air quality and climate change, we're going down the wrong path, [Jason Hill, University of Minnesota Engineering Professor] said." This framework allows the welfare values associated with gasoline and ethanol's externalities to be derived and compared. The results of the study reveal that the production and consumption of corn starch ethanol produce declines in environmental and health outcomes of $1.23

A Corny Gas Post

Environmental Economics

The lawof unintended consequences in action: Most Americans don’t realize that, when they gas up their car, up to 10% of what goes into the tank is ethanol distilled from corn. Congress required refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline in laws passed in 2005 and 2007, which were intended to spur the production of renewable fuels and reduce U.S.

What he said

Environmental Economics

Phil Miller: From the New York Times comes a story describing the end of the ethanol tax credit in the US. In the United States, most ethanol is produced from corn. The higher prices have “created additional income for corn producers” but also appear to have increased costs to meat and poultry producers, big food companies, grocery shoppers and federal food programs, the Government Accountability Office said.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, November 12

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Speaking of climate change, why COP19 in Warsaw must produce results. Corn-based ethanol is badly hurting the environment. ( Climate Change Global Warming The Green Buzz United States COP COP19 daily news Discovery News ethanol global warming green news ivory Mongabay Philippines Planet Change rainforest warsaw The internet is buzzing with climate change news today. Here are today’s top 5 green news stories.

And the price of Fritos might fall

Environmental Economics

Corn ethanol production has hit record levels this year, beating government goals and creating a surplus for export. With oil prices close to $100 a barrel, fuel blenders have not needed tax credits to make ethanol economically attractive, since wholesale ethanol is cheaper than gasoline in many markets. And the mandate, known as the renewable fuels standard, has increased the required amounts of ethanol that fuel blenders must use to 7.5 Am I dreaming?

74 Years Ago, Henry Ford Predicted Hemp Cars Powered by Biofuels

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The modern day car owes much of its history to Henry Ford, who dreamed of “producing an automobile that was reasonably priced, reliable, and efficient…&# Many of Ford’s dreams have not come to fruition in since Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Ethanol alternative fuels biomaterials cellulose Ford Motor Company hemp Henry Ford

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I just wanted to make sure you knew this was my idea

Environmental Economics

Follow up to my on the end of ethanol subsidies post: The Senate voted Thursday to repeal a $6 billion tax credit for ethanol producers, a move that could signal the end of some federal subsidies as part of an eventual budget and debt-ceiling compromise. The subsidy gives refiners a 45-cent-a-gallon tax credit for blending ethanol into gasoline and has been a factor behind higher corn prices in recent years.

Should I be worried that I sound like Ron Paul?

Environmental Economics

Me: So in the ethanol case, a U.S. policy requiring 15% ethanol production can have dramatic effects downstream.    The increased demand for corn to meet government mandated ethanol goals will raise the price of everything produced from corn.    In addition to other factors, that price increase can be traced back to bad ethanol policy. Ron Paul: Just look at the mess government created with ethanol.

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