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NEWS UPDATE January 12, 2012

Fuel Testing Reveals Higher Octane in Ethanol, Adding Improved Performance Benefits

  •  Biofuels Journal  •  Posted January 12, 2012

Last July, it might have seemed surprising when the government announced ambitious plans to raise corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards to 54.5 MPG by 2025. Could a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly source of octane be found in ethanol? The answer is a resounding, ‘yes,’ according to the fuel testing results that were just released. [ read more … ]

Industry remains optimistic, despite Range Fuels’ collapse

Tiffany Stecker  •  E&E  •  Posted January 12, 2012

The initial creation and federal backing of the Range Fuels ethanol refinery in southeast Georgia led the wave of wood ethanol plants across the region, but the company’s misfortune won’t necessarily stall the others, say company experts. A handful of plants in the southeastern United States, from Georgia to Tennessee, are slated to begin producing cellulosic ethanol — fuel made from tough, fibrous biodegradable matter — in the next few years. The region is rich with timber and easily accessible wood waste to turn into ethanol, driving a number of wood-based energy plants that are under construction. [ read more … ]

On Our Radar: The Nation’s Greenhouse Gas Culprits

  •  New York Times  •  Posted January 12, 2012

The Environmental Protection Agency releases an interactive online tool for identifying major sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. The database and map allow residents and governments to learn about the biggest polluters in their neighborhoods and get the broad picture as well. [ read more … ]

EPA unveils new tool for tracking carbon emissions

Jean Chemnick  •  E&E  •  Posted January 12, 2012

U.S. EPA today rolled out a new database that will allow the public to track greenhouse gas emissions across a variety of U.S. sources, including power plants, refineries and manufacturers. [ read more … ]

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