Blogging For Biofuels

Anti-ethanol Amendment Fails To Get A Vote

  • Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00

An anti-corn ethanol amendment that was included into the Keystone XL pipeline bill will not be considered, according to a report.

In 2014, the use of ethanol in our nation's transportation fuel supply prevented the release of an estimated 42.8 million metric tons of CO2 (that's a heck of a lot).

During his State of the Union address last night, it appeared as though President Barack Obama gave biofuels a mention when he spoke about efforts to combat climate change.

Why Bother With Facts?

  • Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

It's no big secret that the anti-ethanol crowd play very loosely with facts. But there has to be a limit. Don't these folks know that just about anyone with a smartphone can check up on their claims within seconds?

Feinstein and Toomey Have Got It All Wrong

  • Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

On Jan 16, Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) included an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill that calls for the elimination of the corn-based ethanol requirements in the RFS. Needless to say, their arguments supporting the amendment weren’t fact-driven.

E10 or gasoline with a 10 percent blend of ethanol has significantly reduced CO2 emissions. In Minnesota alone, it is estimated that E10 usage has prevented the release of 766,571 metric tons of CO2 in the air. So how much better would it be if all fuel usage in the state was E15?

This week, General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, its first all-electric vehicle and one that it believes will be the first mass-selling electric vehicle.

Ethanol : Fueling Rural America's Future

  • Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

This video produced by our member, Syngenta, does a great job in explaining how ethanol is fueling growth in rural America. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out below.