Category Archive: Ethanol

Aug 31

NCGA Submits Comments to EPA on 2018 Ethanol Volumes

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2017) – In comments submitted today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Corn Growers Association asked the Agency to maintain the proposed amount of conventional ethanol blended into the nation’s gas supply for 2018, and to raise the amount of cellulosic, advanced, and total biofuels. In a letter to …

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Nov 15

Ethanol Production – Fungus Helps To Use Corn Waste

White rot fungus boosts ethanol production from corn stalks, cobs and leaves The latest episode in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series reports new evidence that the so-called white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves — rather than …

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May 16

Ethanol Reduced Gas Prices by More than $1 per Gallon in 2011

This year ethanol prices are going up due to foreign market pressures, loss of subsidies and other factors. But last year according to this study ethanol had a positive effect on US gas prices. America’s growing use of domestically-produced ethanol reduced wholesale gasoline prices by an average of $1.09 per gallon in 2011, according to …

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Mar 21

Is corn food or fuel? The Ethanol Debate

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There are many misconceptions about corn and ethanol in our world. Many see corn as an important addition to the fuel system in our country while others see it as an environmental catastrophe of its own. This interesting article from right in the land of corn production makes for a good starting point in the …

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Mar 09

VIRDIA ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FINANCING TO HELP MEET WIDESPREAD DEMAND FOR CELLULOSIC SUGARS IN RENEWABLE CHEMICALS AND SECOND GENERATION BIOFUELS

Formerly HCL CleanTech, Company Unveils New Brand and CEO; Officially Announces the Closing of $30 Million in Private Financing and $75 Million Loan Package from the State of Mississippi REDWOOD CITY, Calif.— March 6, 2012—Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a leading developer of cellulosic sugars, today announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, …

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Aug 01

New Catalyst For Ethanol Made From Biomass

Researchers potentially find a renewable path to fuel additives, rubber and solvents The right balance of zinc and zirconium oxides in this catalyst (purple block) converts ethanol to isobutene with low amounts of unwanted byproducts such as acetone and ethylene. RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that …

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Jun 24

Ethanol Subsidies Voted Out

It would appear that the farm belt lobby has lost some weight in Congress. But maybe the reality of the situation has finally set in and fiscal and environmental sense has come back.

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Apr 28

Ethanol – Where Can I Find It?

Matthew Keegan asked: The growth of the ethanol industry has been a slow process, one where the automakers are way ahead of the game, building cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs which can run on either straight gasoline or a mixture of gas and ethanol, flex fuel vehicles (FFV) that now number in the millions. Lagging …

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Apr 18

How To Make Ethanol – The Secrets Of Making Ethanol

Allen Walker asked: Making ethanol is something that has grown in popularity over the last few years. If I were to guess it would be the record high oil prices doing the job, but that’s just my opinion. Much more of those high prices and there will be a number of people making ethanol in …

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Apr 09

6 Steps To Making e85 Ethanol At Home

Frederick Musser asked: Step One: . . . The Conversion Process We have to break down carbohydrate sugars, such as the starch from corn. Create it into “Mash”. Grind or crush the feedstock (corn, soybeans, wheat, etc…). Then dilute and add an enzyme (alpha amylase) to turn the mixture into a liquid. Once liquified a …

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Mar 13

What is Ethanol Fuel and How Ethanol Fuel Works – Environment Friendly Fuel

Sanjay Kak asked: One of the alternative fuel sought for oil or gasoline is Ethanol fuel . Any feed stock, which is based on carbon and after going through conversion process gives Ethanol. There is long list of carbon based items, such as sugar beets, corn, sugar cane, switch grass etc. The Ethanol fuel came …

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Mar 12

How Ethanol Car Engines Work

Craig F Stevens asked: Ethanol cars work in a way very similar to normal gasoline cars, and are a great viable alternative fuel option because of current high gas prices. The only real difference is that ethanol car engines are able to utilize the biofuel ethanol instead of oil based gasoline. Ethanol fuel itself is …

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Mar 11

Understanding Bioalcohol and Ethanol Alternatives

Levi Quinn asked: When it comes to the various types of fuel available for operating vehicles, it can be more than a little confusing. We all hear several terms and phrases used on TV and in the news but when you have no personal involvement; it’s hard to really understand it all. Ethanol is a …

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Feb 03

Ethanol Biomass – What You Need To Understand At This Time

Ethanol fuel biomass may be defined as vegetable substances or plants currently in use to generate gasoline or sustaining energy. More particularly this is a biological origin that is extracted from the living matter. Ethanol has derived its alternative energy coming from plants like corn, switchgrasses, hemp, willow and sugar cane along with additional vegetation …

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Dec 29

The World of Ethanol – News Roundup

Well whether you love it or hate it ethanol has made plenty of waves this past year. It is certainly not the ultimate solution to our energy woes but it does have its place in the mix. Here is a round up of recent news and info from the world of ethanol production. As always …

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May 05

Hybrid Car Prius

HowStuffWorks asked: How Hybrid Cars Work Credits: , HowStuffWorks [nms:hybrid car,4]

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Nov 23

Honda Insight hybrid car

mrjeroen21 asked: A video of my grey Honda Insight (and some other) Also a picture/ video of my latest fuel consumption. My car was also tuned on national tv! (short impression). Also in november 2008 its gonna be published in a car magazine. [nms:Honda Insight]

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Nov 05

How Biodiesel Processors Can Can Save your Money

Muna wa Wanjiru asked: A biodiesel processor is a combination of a reaction vessel and a still for producing biodiesel from vegetable oil. What is biodiesel? Biodiesel can be distinguished from the straight vegetable oils (SVO) or the waste vegetable oils (WVO) which are used as fuels in some diesel vehicles. Biodiesel refers to a …

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Sep 18

Bio Fuel Bugs – The Good Kind

At this years’ Going Green we talked to Bill Roe, the CEO of Coskata about his company’s work in developing bio fuel alternatives. They are making ethanol from a variety of feed stocks including switchgrass, wood chips, agricultural residues (bagasse, corn stover, etc.) as well as waste streams such as old tires and municipal solid …

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Sep 17

Bio Fuels – Going Green 2008

Bio Fuels, using stock such as corn and sugar as the feed for the production of ethanol fuel, have been a big debate over the last year as the public has seen the effects of large scale ethanol production on supplies and pricing in commodity markets. However many of us may not know that behind …

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