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Zap/Jonway Gets $10M In Funding; USDA Funds Renewable Fuel Infrastructure

USDA grants help states install pumps for higher ethanol blends. Volkswagen reports "Think Blue. Factory." progress. Chinese EVs will be developed in Silicon Valley. Zap/Jonway announces EV funding.


Odebrecht, Brazil's Biggest Construction Company, Accused Of Human Trafficking

Brazil's biggest construction company has been convicted of submitting workers to slave-like conditions at a sugar and ethanol plant being built in Angola.


'We Have Just Begun To Explore What We Can Do.'

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton says ethanol holds great promise for automobiles and aviation.


Higher octane gas can allow for improved engine efficiency, but actually making such a widespread change in the US looks rather tricky.


Skoda Talks EV Component Sourcing; Nissan Assists EU's eVADER Project

RFA applauds Fiat Chrysler's E15 approval. Dieter Seemann talks about sourcing EV parts for Skoda. Nissan helps with EU pedestrian safety project. China gets Nissan Murano Hybrid first.


Problems With EPA's MOVES Model; Citroen C-Zero Hidden Fees

A crane took out Telsa plant's power. Seed oil plant genetically modified for better biodiesel. Are EPA tests biased against ethanol blends? Citroën C-Zero lease comes with unexpected fee.


POET, the second-largest ethanol producer in the US, touts its economic impact on the economy in supporting 39,978 full-time jobs and adding $5.4B to US GDP.


Research is suggesting that the proposed reduction to the ethanol level in the Renewable Fuel Standard would be like nearly a million more cars on the road for a year.


Jeb Bush Wants To Phase Out RFS

In Germany, a Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell goes 1,480 miles in 24 hours. Jaime Alguersari is still awaiting diagnosis after fainting in Moscow. Jeb Bush favors a free market over the Renewable Fuel Standard.


CarCharging Hires Former Schneider Electric Exec As CEO

Eight Formula E teams will use their own powertrains for the second season. Renewable Fuels Association offers free E10 to bikers at Sturgis campground. Mike Calise appointed as CEO of CarCharging.


Fuels America, Poet, VoteVets Rally The Troops

Pro-ethanol groups have delivered over 250,000 signatures to the EPA asking for a strong final rule in the Renewable Fuel Standard.


With a potential 7.3 billion annual passengers, the aviation industry is looking to biofuels as the only path to greener airplanes.


Kandi Launches Carsharing In Luzhou; Grassley Fights For Renewables In Tax Bill

Kandi adds 1,500 EVs for carsharing in Luzhou, China. Urban Air Institute says E0 is more harmful to engines than E10. Senator Grassley fights for inclusion of renewable energy in tax bill. Scientists develop microcapsules for self-extinguishing batteries.


DOE Funds Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Projects

Valero seeks a more stable ethanol market overseas. The EPA likes ethanol from CO2-eating algae. The DOE is funding 16 projects to make solid oxide fuel cells a commercial reality.


Drivers in Auckland, New Zealand were able to fill up their tanks with a biofuel called 'Brewtroleum', a fuel distilled from the grain and yeast leftover from the beer making process.


European Automakers Concerned About Further CO2 Restrictions

Tanner Foust will drive in the One Tank Across The USA challenge. Carlos Ghosn suggests measures other than limiting new cars to reduce emissions. The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership is now accepting applications from states.


Pacific Ethanol Acquires Aventine Energy Holdings

BMW finds "technical challenges" with Malaysia's proposed B10 biodiesel blend. A new real estate lease allows Tesla to expand manufacturing in California. Pacific Ethanol becomes the fifth-largest US producer.


Like So Many Other Efforts, This Would Be Like The Apollo Program

Decarbonizing the transportation sector is just one part of a potential goal for the UN and the G7 leaders, who met in Germany on Monday.


RFS Update Would Drop Ethanol Level By 4B Gallons This Year

A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there.


Ethanol Industry Angry About APIs E0 Statements

Tesla's instant torque is too much for the dyno. Will we see a Lexus LS 500h? Oil spills are worse for boating than E10, says ethanol producer.


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.

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