Biodiesel and Ethanol

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Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

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Transportation Sector Driving Renewable Energy Usage

The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.

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Feds Add Biodiesel Quality Requirement to Fuel Contracts

The Defense Logistics Agency recently added a biodiesel fuel quality clause in its procurement contracts that requires certification by biodiesel suppliers.

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CO2-Recycled Ethanol Meets U.S., European Standards

Joule Unlimited's ethanol fuel, produced from recycled carbon dioxide, has passed a round of third-party testing, setting the stage for commercial-use certification, the biotech company announced.

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Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline

Hawaiian lawmakers have passed a law that ends the mandate requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline in the state.

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Kum & Go to Offer E-15 Fueling in 7 States

Kum & Go has opened an E-15 fueling station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and plans to make the ethanol fuel blend available at more than 65 stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota over the next two years, the convenience store chain announced.

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Meaner Power Kleaner Fuel Injector Cleaner

Howes’ Meaner Power Kleaner is a fuel injector cleaner designed to be safe and effective for use with all diesel and biodiesel blends.

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Minn. Truckers File Suit Against Biodiesel Mandate

The Minnesota Trucking Association and others are suing the state trying to end its 10% biodiesel mandate.

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Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

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California Grants Millions for Biodiesel, NGV Projects

The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 energy-related projects, including a number of projects involving alternative fuels.

Biodiesel is a fuel made from natural oils such as soybean and other types of vegetable oil that’s designed to work in diesel engines. Biodiesel is often blended with petroleum diesel to create fuels such as B-5 and B-20. Ethanol is used in flex-fuel engine systems and derived primarily from corn. E-85 is a blend of 85 percent denatured fuel ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
 

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