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NEWS UPDATE March 19, 2012

EPA approves plan to prevent E15 ‘misfueling’

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted March 19, 2012

U.S. EPA approved a plan submitted by a biofuels trade group aimed at ensuring the ethanol-gasoline blend E15 doesn’t get pumped into cars from model year 2000 or older.
Companies that manufacture E15 — a blend of 15 percent ethanol and gasoline — may use the “Misfueling Mitigation Plan,” or MMP, when registering with EPA to sell the fuel. EPA requires submission of a plan under Clean Air Act waivers it granted for E15 for new vehicles. [ read more … ]

Calif. mandate triggers ethanol backlash

Adam Belz  •  USAToday  •  Posted March 19, 2012

A California rule assigning higher carbon scores to fuel produced outside the state has drawn the ire of the ethanol industry and the Midwestern states that produce most of the ethanol in the U.S. At least seven states – Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota – are opposing California’s effort to enforce the mandate, which critics say threatens the renewable fuels business in the nation’s grain belt. [ read more … ]

McCain sees another Solyndra in Navy biofuels spending

Carlo Munoz  •  The Hill.Com  •  Posted March 19, 2012

The Navy’s push to develop biofuels to run its fleet of planes and warships could devolve into a “Solyndra situation” for the Pentagon, a top Republican senator said today. [ read more … ]

World set to emit 50 percent more greenhouse gas by 2050

  •  E&E  •  Posted March 19, 2012

Despite current efforts, greenhouse gas emissions could grow 50 percent over the next 40 years, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. [ read more … ]

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