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NEWS UPDATE October 4, 2013

Shutdown could delay rollout of 2014 renewable fuel targets

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 4, 2013

The government shutdown could delay the rollout of federal renewable fuel targets for next year. U.S. EPA has been widely expected to release its proposed targets, which would set levels of conventional ethanol and advanced biofuels that must be blended into gasoline and diesel, sometime in mid-October. If the government remains shut down through next week, the chances are greater that time frame will be pushed back, observers of the industry said. [ read more … ]

Genetically Modified Bacteria Produce 50 Percent More Fuel

By Kevin Bullis on October 3, 2013, MIT Review  •    •  Posted October 4, 2013

The UCLA work is a “promising advance in biofuels technology,” says Wade Robey, chief technology officer at the ethanol producer POET. He says it shows the potential of advanced genetic engineering “to drastically reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of corn or biomass used to produce a gallon of biofuel.” [ read more … ]

E15 booster takes ‘Tugger’ on long drive in hopes of debunking ‘bogus’ engine study

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 4, 2013

Monte Shaw left Des Moines, Iowa, around noon Tuesday in a maroon 2006 Jeep Commander nicknamed “Tugger” betting he wouldn’t get stranded on the side of the road between the Hawkeye State and Washington, D.C.
He didn’t. And to Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, his safe trip means that a study funded by the oil and auto industry warning that ethanol could damage car engines has been debunked. [ read more … ]

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