Thursday Nov 28
Meet Urbee, the 3D-printed CAR, whose makers claim is 'the greenest practical car ever made'
The U.S. engineering firm said it took three months to print the three-wheeled car, which is several years away from going into production Urbee 2 weighs just 1,200 pounds and the prototype model is expected to consume just 10 gallons of ethanol fuel on an epic journey across the U.S The shell and interior of the vehicle are 3D printed and it has a ... (more)
Wed Nov 27, 2013
The URBEE2 isn't a Pokemon it's a 3D-printed car that gets 290 mpg
It appears that the days of the wild motoring pioneer aren't quite done yet, because two brothers are planning on taking their 3D printed car on a journey across the United States that mirrors a 1903 trip by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Corn farmers brace for lower fuel demand
Tom Haag, president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, checked the progress this past summer of his corn crop, which he expected to do well.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Western Producer
Corn big loser in cut to U.S. fuel minimum
Ever-increasing ethanol production, which has been the growth story of the bull market in crops since 2006, might be ending.a © The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan to slash the amount of ethanol it would force fuel makers to include in gasoline next year has surprised many who hoped the story would go on for many years to come.a ... (more)
Modern Tire Dealer
Ethanol fuel: EPA addresses 'E10 blend wall'
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposal for public comment on the levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel fuels required by Congress under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that created the Renewable Fuel Standard .
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Lansing State Journal
Proposed ethanol rules could hurt state farmers but help environment
Like his father and grandfather, Gary Parr was sitting atop a tractor last week, overseeing hundreds of acres of cornfields that he planned to harvest.
EPA proposes lower ethanol requirements for 2014
Angler Chris Macaluso found an incredible amount of water in the gas tank of his boat.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Ethanol fuel from biomass farm waste plant in Italy
A commercial scale plant deriving ethanol for fuel using farm and agricultural and plant waste has begun running in Italy.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Alternative Energy Stocks
KiOR: Too Early to Jump In
Last week cellulosic ethanol producer Kior, Inc. reported its strongest quarter production and financial results since the company first started commercial operations at its Columbus, Mississippi facility.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Thanh Nein News
In win for Big Oil, US proposes biofuel mandate cut
E85 ethanol fuel is shown being pumped into a vehicle at a gas station selling alternative fuels in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
EPA proposes 2014 renewable fuel standards
In what will be viewed as a significant yet temporary victory for the agricultural, petroleum, marine and powersports industries, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would cut the amount of ethanol that is federally required to be blended in American gasoline and diesel as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act ... (more)
EPA Recommends Reducing Ethanol Demands
Earlier this week Ron Bailey made note of the excellent investigation by the Associated Press about the amount of environmental harm caused by the federal government's insistence on pushing forward with mandated ethanol in gasoline .
Thu Nov 14, 2013
The Daily News-Record
Fire Reported At Charles Street Business
Harrisonburg firefighters are responding to a report of a fire inside Valley Implements, a business on Charles Street north of downtown.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Q: What do you get when you cross environmentalists with Tea Partiers?*
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Morning Edition: Cincy airport spending, ethanol's impact, hotels in...
Cincinnati airport in spending probe, ethanol's environmental impact, shale's hotel boom, Crew coach talks, and pot seizures way down in Ohio.
National Review Online
Editors: Demon Alcohol
It may not even be a way to do so at all. A new investigative report by the Associated Press reveals the extent to which government support for ethanol has driven American farmers to expand their corn production massively across the plains, with huge, unnecessary environmental costs.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Ethanol industry fires back at AP after investigation
This Cheveron gas station in the Georgetown neighborhood sells Verasun E85 ethanol fuel and is used by the downtown Enterprise car rental branch to fill their flex-fuel vehicles August 14, 2007 in Washington, DC.
Obama's Corn Ethanol Environmental Disaster
The Associated Press is running a terrific and long investigative article, " The Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama's Green Power Push ," on the environmental downsides of the ethanol fuel mandate.