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Wyoming Taxes Alternative Fuels; ElringKlinger May Cancel EV Contract

Wyoming extends fuel taxes to ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas. ChargePoint now offers a smart home charger. Two books look at the future of EVs. ElringKlinger may back out of EV supply contract.

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Predictions Say Oil, Ethanol Trains Will Crash 10x A Year For Decades

A new analysis predicts oil, ethanol trains in US will derail 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people. There are moves to prevent this.

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A train carrying ethanol crashed three weeks ago and spilled 55,000 gallons into the Mississippi river. The long-term effects are unknown.

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Just 6 Percent of Euro Fuel Supply Can Come From Biofuel by 2020

The European Parliament's Environment Committee votes to put a cap on first-generation biofuel use by 2020.

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House Bill 2373 Would Put Biofuel Blend Out To Dry

Members of the Oregon House of Representatives are proposing a bill to repeal the state's mandate to use a 10-percent ethanol mix in gasoline.

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About Six Percent of US Ethanol Production Was Exported Last Year

The US sold 836 million gallons worth $2.1 billion of ethanol abroad, and Canada was the largest importer.

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Unknown Amount Of Biofuel Spills Into Mississippi River

A train crash in Iowa result in a fire and spills an unknown amount of ethanol into the Mississippi River near Dubuque.

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US Govenrment Using Least Amount Of Energy In Decades

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ plans autonomous commercial vehicle. The US government is using least amount of energy since 1975. The reintroduction of an RFS reform bill aims to eliminate the ethanol mandate.

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Industry Experts Urge Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Extension

Brazil considers increasing ethanol blend to 27 percent. Clean, Low Carbon Fuels Summit takes place in Sacramento. TPRES makes clean energy from traffic.

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With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very important caucuses.

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US EVs To Hit 300,000 This Month; Cycling Superhighway For London

A man is graphing Tesla battery degradation over time. US plug-in vehicles are expected to hit 300,000 this month. Hyundai and South Korea are turning Gwangju into a fuel cell tech hub. London's mayor has approved a cycling superhighway. Corn states challenge EPA on emissions.

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Samsung SDI Brings New Batteries To Detroit

The Porsche 918 Spyder receives high honors from Robb Report. Samsung shows off new battery tech in Detroit. Relationship between ethanol producer and retailers means cheap E85 in Minnesota.

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Via Motors To Launch Electric Chevrolet Silverado

Jordan plans solar EV charging network. Mainstream BMWs to enjoy i3 and i8 technology. Ethanol prices could drop due to cheap oil. Antonio Felix da Costa wins Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. Via Motors to announce launch of range-extended Chevrolet Silverado EV.

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A few weeks ago, the University of Minnesota released a study on the environmental costs of alternative fuels. Not really a big news kind of event, right? Well, the study made a splash and generated lots of "Oh, really?" kinds of headlines. Those weren't the most accurate ones possible.

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Pennsylvania, China Extend EV Subsidies

US green car news rounds out the year with record ethanol production levels, Pennsylvania and China extend subsidies for green cars and Wired reviews Henes Broon dual-motor sports EV for kids.

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As far as we know, Tesla didn't build all of the Model S sedans it has sold in Norway at once, but it is just those vehicles that have been found defective and will soon be fixed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the company will replace defective Model S drive units sold in the Northern European country. Not a great way to start the holiday season.

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Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed."

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BMW i Invests In Zendrive; Chicago Petitions For E15

Porsche will be running a third 919 Hybrid LMP1 car in the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. The extra Porsche will race in the six-hour May 2 WEC race at Spa-Francorchamps as a lead-up to the legendary 24-hour race on June 13 and 14. Porsche hasn't announced the driver lineup for the third 919 Hybrid, but drivers will remain the same for the other two cars. Including the third car is meant to help further test performance and efficiency as part of development for future hybrid systems. R

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When sewage is treated at a wastewater treatment facility, biosolids are the byproduct. After being separated from the water, biosolids are usually sent to a landfill or incinerated. That doesn't mean that they're without value, however. Vitruvian Energy has created a process to make a usable fuel out of this human waste product, and while the source is pretty gross, it is undeniably abundant, and the results are much cleaner.

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EIA Predicts More Ethanol Next Year, Shorter Oil Supply In Coming Years; EV Interface Controller now available

Andromeda Interfaces has launched its Electric Vehicle Interface Controller (EVIC), which displays and allows the user to visualize various vehicle systems. Users can monitor their EVs battery usage, motor controllers and vehicle charging. The EVIC gathers various data - voltage, cell temperatures, amperage, etc. - from the car and displays it in a user-friendly way using easy-to-understand graphics. The EVIC is currently available through Andromeda Interfaces' website. Read more in the press re

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The Tesla Model S is no longer a "green" car. Or brown, for that matter. Call it a case of streamlining.

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